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Bay Oval (also known as Blake Park) is a cricket ground in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand.[1] In June 2019, New Zealand Cricket confirmed that the Bay Oval would host its first ever Test match as the ninth test venue in the country in November 2019.[2]

Bay Oval
Blake Parks
Ground information
LocationMount Maunganui, Tauranga
New Zealand
Establishment2007 (first recorded match)
Capacity10,000
End names
n/a
International information
First ODI28 January 2014:
 Canada v  Netherlands
Last ODI28 January 2019:
 New Zealand v  India
First T20I7 January 2016:
 New Zealand v  Sri Lanka
Last T20I28 January 2018:
 New Zealand v  Pakistan
Team information
Northern Districts Women (2005–present)
Northern Districts (1987–present)
As of 7 June 2019
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Contents

HistoryEdit

First known as Blake Park,[3] it held its first List A match in 1987/88 Shell Cup when Northern Districts played Central Districts. During the 1980s and 90s, large holiday crowds flocked to the ground to watch one-day matches,[4] with the ground playing host to a total of 26 List A matches between 1987/88 and 2001/02 seasons.[5] Northern Districts Women played two matches there in the 2004/05 State League.[6]

The Bay of Plenty Cricket Association later constructed a new cricket oval at Blake Park, the Bay Oval, which held its first senior match in the 2008–09 State Twenty20 with Northern Districts playing Otago. A further Twenty20 match was held there during that competition, while the following season three matches in that format were played in the 2009–10 HRV Cup, while two were held in the 2010–11 HRV Cup.[7]

Four Twenty20 matches were held there in the 2011–12 HRV Cup, along with two 2011-12 Ford Trophy matches. Northern Districts Women are scheduled to play a match there in December 2011 in the Action Cricket Cup. The Bay Oval is also permitted to host first-class cricket.[4]

Bay Oval hosted its first ODI on January 28, 2014 between Canada and Netherlands as part of the 2014 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

In October 2014, the ground hosted the first two ODIs of the home series against South Africa, but was not used for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

International CenturiesEdit

One Day International centuriesEdit

Following ODI centuries have been achieved at the ground.[8]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 119 Hashim Amla   South Africa 135 1   New Zealand 24 October 2014 Won
2 102 Martin Guptill (1/2)   New Zealand 109 1   Sri Lanka 5 January 2016 Won
3 138 Martin Guptill (2/2)   New Zealand 139 1   Sri Lanka 3 January 2019 Won
4 102 Kusal Perera   Sri Lanka 86 2   New Zealand 3 January 2019 Lost
5 140 Thisara Perera   Sri Lanka 74 2   New Zealand 5 January 2019 Lost

Twenty20 International centuriesEdit

Following T20I centuries have been achieved at the ground.[9]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 101 Colin Munro (1/2)   New Zealand 54 1   Bangladesh 6 January 2017 Won
2 104 Colin Munro (2/2)   New Zealand 53 1   West Indies 3 January 2018 Won

Women's One Day International centuriesEdit

Following WODI centuries have been achieved at the ground.[10]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 106 Suzie Bates (1/2)   New Zealand 113 1   England 11 February 2015 Won
2 114* Meg Lanning (1/3)   Australia 113 2   New Zealand 22 February 2016 Won
3 110 Suzie Bates (2/2)   New Zealand 133 1   Australia 24 February 2016 Lost
4 127 Meg Lanning (2/3)   Australia 135 2   New Zealand 24 February 2016 Won
5 104* Meg Lanning (3/3)   Australia 116 2   New Zealand 5 March 2017 Won

International cricket five-wicket haulsEdit

As of 22 February 2019

Two five wicket hauls have been taken at Bay Oval, one in a men's ODI and one in a women's ODI.

Five-wicket hauls in Men's ODIs at Bay Oval
No. Bowler Date Team Opposing Team Inn O R W Result
1 Matt Henry 5 January 2016   New Zealand   Sri Lanka 2 10 40 5 New Zealand won[11]
Five-wicket hauls in Women's ODIs at Bay Oval
No. Bowler Date Team Opposing Team Inn O R W Result
1 Jess Jonassen 22 February 2016   Australia   New Zealand 1 9 50 5 Australia won[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bay Oval Blake Park – Mount Maunganui, Tauranga". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Christchurch T20s against England, Australia to bookend biggest home summer". Stuff (New Zealand). Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Ground profile: Blake Park". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Blake Park Oval to host Twenty/20 Cricket". www.bopcricket.co.nz. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  5. ^ "List A Matches played on Blake Park". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Women's New Zealand Domestic League Matches played on Blake Park, Mount Maunganui". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  7. ^ "Twenty20 Matches played on Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  8. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records". Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Twenty20 Internationals / Batting records". Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Women's One-Day Internationals / Batting records". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  11. ^ 5th ODI, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5 2016, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  12. ^ ODI, ICC Women's Championship at Mount Maunganui, Feb 22 2016, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-22.

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