1920
4,500
No
Southern End, Northern End
Otago
grass
22:31, Sun Jan 23, 2022 (UTC +1300)
University Oval
 

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New Zealand v Bangladesh - Jan 4-6, 2008 Scorecard
New Zealand v South Africa - Mar 8-12, 2017 Scorecard
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New Zealand v Bangladesh - Feb 8, 2010 Scorecard
New Zealand v Bangladesh - Mar 20, 2021 Scorecard
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Profile

The University Oval ground is located in Logan Park, which itself was built between 1913 and 1920 on the silted-up inlet of Otago Harbour. The Park contains many sports pitches, and as well as the cricket venue it is also home to the Caledonian Ground, the city's main football (soccer) venue.

A beautiful tree-lined ground with a main pavilion and a grandstand at one end, and plenty of flat grassy banks for spectators, the playing area was expanded and the pitch rotated ahead of Otago switching there in 2004. It had been used occasionally for major cricket since 1978-79. In 2007-08 it hosted its first Test, becoming New Zealand's seventh Test venue, but its second, in December 2008 against West Indies, was controversial because considerable time was lost to rain and the facilities and groundstaff came in for much criticism.
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Fixtures

2022
Sun Jan 23 (20 ovs)
10:10 local | 21:10 GMT
16:10 EST | 15:10 CST | 13:10 PST
Women's Super Smash
Otago Women v Canterbury Women
Sun Jan 23 (20 ovs)
13:40 local | 00:40 GMT
19:40 EST | 18:40 CST | 16:40 PST
Super Smash
Otago v Canterbury
Fri Feb 4 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 22:00 GMT
17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST
The Ford Trophy
Otago v Central Districts
Sun Feb 6 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 22:00 GMT
17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST
The Ford Trophy
Otago v Central Districts
Fri Mar 4 - Mon Mar 7
10:30 local | 21:30 GMT
16:30 EST | 15:30 CST | 13:30 PST
Plunket Shield
Wellington v Northern Districts
Sat Mar 5 (50 ovs)
ICC Women's World Cup
Bangladesh Women v South Africa Women
Mon Mar 7 (50 ovs)
ICC Women's World Cup
New Zealand Women v Bangladesh Women
Wed Mar 9 (50 ovs)
ICC Women's World Cup
England Women v West Indies Women
Sun Mar 20 - Wed Mar 23
10:30 local | 21:30 GMT
17:30 EDT | 16:30 CDT | 14:30 PDT
Plunket Shield
Otago v Wellington
Tue Mar 29 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 22:00 GMT
18:00 EDT | 17:00 CDT | 15:00 PDT
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League
1st ODI - New Zealand v Netherlands
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Latest Photos

A view of the University Oval ground in Dunedin, Northern Districts vs Otago, Super Smash, Dunedin, December 12, 2021
A view of the University Oval ground in Dunedin
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Players from both teams were evacuated on to the field during the fire alarm, New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 3rd day, March 10, 2017
Players from both teams were evacuated on to the field during the fire alarm
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Fans evacuate from the main stand after a fire alarm, New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 3rd day, March 10, 2017
Fans evacuate from the main stand after a fire alarm
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Rain forced a slightly early lunch at University Oval, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Dunedin, 4th day, December 13, 2015
Rain forced a slightly early lunch at University Oval
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