1873
31000 (approx)
190.2m long, 126.2m wide
Yes
City End, Cathedral End
South Australia
Australian Rules Football (since 1877), Rugby League (1997-1998) as well as archery, athletics, baseball, cycling, american football, highland games, hockey, lacrosse, lawn tennis, rugby union, quoits and soccer
Les Burdett
05:48, Tue Sep 23, 2014 (UTC +0930)
Adelaide Oval
 

Records and statistics

Australia v England - Dec 12-16, 1884 Scorecard
Australia v England - Dec 5-9, 2013 Scorecard
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Australia v West Indies - Dec 20, 1975 Scorecard
Australia v England - Jan 26, 2014 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Australia v England - Jan 12, 2011 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Records index

Profile

The Adelaide Oval remains one of cricket's most picturesque Test venues despite recent developments to increase the capacity and upgrade the facilities. Its position, situated amid gardens and trees and with the spire of St Peter's Cathedral as a backdrop, gives it a quintessentially English feel.

The ground opened in 1873 amid bitter local disputes over boundaries and money, and in its early years the pitches were often dreadful. Things gradually improved, although Adelaide's tendency to attract controversy remained. In 1884-85 it staged its first Test, but that was dogged by arguments with the English tourists over appearance money and who would umpire. In 1932-33, the Bodyline affair reached its nadir at The Oval when Bill Woodfull and Bert Oldfield were struck, and on the third day mounted police patrolled to keep the 50, 962 spectators in order. But these days the pitches are true and disputes rarer.

The ground has hosted many sports other than cricket - the biggest attendance there was 62,543 to watch the 1965 SANFL final between Port Adelaide and Sturt - as well as concerts.

The ground is a true oval, which makes straight sixes a rarity but ones square of the wicket more common. The western public and members grandstands and the famous scoreboard are all items listed on the City of Adelaide Heritage Register, and two news stands finished in 2003 have raised the capacity to 34,000 (for football) and 32,000 for cricket.
Martin Williamson

Fixtures

2014
Fri Oct 31 - Mon Nov 3
Sheffield Shield
South Australia v Queensland
Wed Nov 5 (20 ovs)
1st T20I - Australia v South Africa
Wed Nov 5 (20 ovs)
2nd T20I - Australia Women v West Indies Women
Sat Nov 8 - Tue Nov 11          
Sheffield Shield
South Australia v New South Wales
Sun Nov 16 - Wed Nov 19
Sheffield Shield
South Australia v Victoria
Fri Nov 28 - Sat Nov 29
Cricket Australia Invitational XI v Indians
Fri Dec 12 - Tue Dec 16
2nd Test - Australia v India
Thu Dec 18 (20 ovs)          
Big Bash League
Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars
Wed Dec 31 (20 ovs)          
Big Bash League
Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes
2015
Tue Jan 6 (20 ovs)          
Big Bash League
Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers
Mon Jan 12 (20 ovs)          
Big Bash League
Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder
Sun Feb 15 (50 ovs)          
ICC Cricket World Cup
4th Match, Pool B - India v Pakistan
Mon Mar 9 (50 ovs)          
ICC Cricket World Cup
33rd Match, Pool A - England v Bangladesh
Sun Mar 15 (50 ovs)          
ICC Cricket World Cup
42nd Match, Pool B - Ireland v Pakistan
Fri Mar 20 (50 ovs)          
ICC Cricket World Cup
3rd Quarter-Final - TBC v TBC (A3 v B2)
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Shadows creep across the outfield at Adelaide Oval, Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day, December 7, 2013
Shadows creep across the outfield at Adelaide Oval
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Andrew Strauss presents Ben Stokes with his Test cap, Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 1st day, December, 5, 2013
Andrew Strauss presents Ben Stokes with his Test cap
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Supporters arrive at the new Adelaide Oval
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
South Aust v Queensland at Adelaide
Oct 31-Nov 3, 2014
1st T20I: Australia v South Africa at Adelaide
Nov 5, 2014
2nd T20I: Aus Women v WI Women at Adelaide
Nov 5, 2014
South Aust v NSW at Adelaide
Nov 8-11, 2014
South Aust v Victoria at Adelaide
Nov 16-19, 2014
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