Pickwick Cricket Club
1871
28,000
Yes, 2009
Malcolm Marshall End, Joel Garner End
Barbados
04:41, Sat May 28, 2016 (UTC -0400)
Completely rebuilt in 2006 for the 2007 World Cup
Kensington Oval
 

Records and statistics

West Indies v England - Jan 11-16, 1930 Scorecard
West Indies v England - May 1-3, 2015 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
West Indies v New Zealand - Apr 23, 1985 Scorecard
West Indies v Pakistan - May 2, 2011 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
West Indies v Australia - Jun 20, 2008 Scorecard
West Indies v England - Mar 13, 2014 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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Profile

The Kensington Oval has been home to Pickwick CC since 1882, and originally a pasture on a plantation 600 yards from the coast, it has grown into one of the most impressive grounds in the Caribbean. The official capacity of the old ground was 15,000, although more were crammed in on occasions. In more recent times, the locals were often outnumbered by tourists (Barbados being a tourism centre) never more so than when England visited. The pitches at Bridgetown are generally fast and bouncy, but generally favour the batsmen.

The ground was closed down at the end of the 2004-05 season and demolished in order that a new stadium could be built at a cost of $135 million in time for the World Cup, with the capacity being raised from 12,500 to 28,000. It was also allocated the final. The process was fraught with problems and the completion date slipped almost by the week.

The venue is steeped in history. It hosted the first England touring side (1895), the first combined West Indies side (against MCC in 1910-11) and was the scene of West Indies' first Test in 1930. The reason for this is mainly geographical - Barbados is the easternmost island in the West Indies and so the first port of call for travellers from Europe. That first Test produced records aplenty, with Andrew Sandham's 325 the first Test triple hundred (in 1920 Tim Tarilton had hit the first triple century in West Indies on the ground).

The ground was demolished and rebuilt at the end of the 2004-05 season as part of a redevelopment effort ahead of the 2007 World Cup.


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Fixtures

2016
Sun Jun 19 (50 ovs)          
13:00 local | 17:00 GMT
13:00 EDT | 12:00 CDT | 10:00 PDT
West Indies Tri-Nation Series
Australia v South Africa
Tue Jun 21 (50 ovs)          
13:00 local | 17:00 GMT
13:00 EDT | 12:00 CDT | 10:00 PDT
West Indies Tri-Nation Series
West Indies v Australia
Fri Jun 24 (50 ovs)          
13:00 local | 17:00 GMT
13:00 EDT | 12:00 CDT | 10:00 PDT
West Indies Tri-Nation Series
West Indies v South Africa
Sun Jun 26 (50 ovs)          
13:00 local | 17:00 GMT
13:00 EDT | 12:00 CDT | 10:00 PDT
West Indies Tri-Nation Series
Final - TBC v TBC
Mon Jul 11 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 00:00 GMT
20:00 EDT | 19:00 CDT | 17:00 PDT
Caribbean Premier League
Barbados Tridents v Jamaica Tallawahs
Wed Jul 13 (20 ovs)          
20:00 local | 00:00 GMT
20:00 EDT | 19:00 CDT | 17:00 PDT
Caribbean Premier League
Barbados Tridents v St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Sat Jul 16 (20 ovs)
12:00 local | 16:00 GMT
12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT
Caribbean Premier League
Barbados Tridents v Trinbago Knight Riders
Sun Jul 17 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 23:00 GMT
19:00 EDT | 18:00 CDT | 16:00 PDT
Caribbean Premier League
Barbados Tridents v St Lucia Zouks
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A view of the 3Ws stand at the  Kensington Oval
A view of the 3Ws stand at the Kensington Oval
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Australia v South Africa at Bridgetown
Jun 19, 2016 (13:00 local | 17:00 GMT | 13:00 EDT | 12:00 CDT | 10:00 PDT)
West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown
Jun 21, 2016 (13:00 local | 17:00 GMT | 13:00 EDT | 12:00 CDT | 10:00 PDT)
West Indies v South Africa at Bridgetown
Jun 24, 2016 (13:00 local | 17:00 GMT | 13:00 EDT | 12:00 CDT | 10:00 PDT)
Final: TBA v TBA at Bridgetown
Jun 26, 2016 (13:00 local | 17:00 GMT | 13:00 EDT | 12:00 CDT | 10:00 PDT)
Tridents v Tallawahs at Bridgetown
Jul 11, 2016 (20:00 local | 00:00 GMT 1d | 20:00 EDT | 19:00 CDT | 17:00 PDT)
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