Bay Oval is a cricket ground in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty area of New Zealand.[1] The ground was built in Blake Park and opened in 2005.

Bay Oval
Blake Parks
Ground information
LocationMount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
Coordinates37°39′10.13″S 176°11′26.65″E / 37.6528139°S 176.1907361°E / -37.6528139; 176.1907361Coordinates: 37°39′10.13″S 176°11′26.65″E / 37.6528139°S 176.1907361°E / -37.6528139; 176.1907361
Establishment2007 (first recorded match)
Capacity10,000
International information
First Test20-24 November 2019:
 New Zealand v  England
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 (2007/08–present)
Northern Districts (2008/09–present)
As of 21 November 2019
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Bay Oval has hosted men's and women's international limited overs matches since 2014. It hosted its first Test match in November 2019.[2]

HistoryEdit

Blake Park was established in the 1950s.[3] It was used by Northern Districts for List A fixtures between the 1987/88 season and 2001/02, with the team playing 24 matches on the ground in the New Zealand limited-overs cricket trophy. During the 1980s and 90s, large holiday crowds flocked to the ground to watch one-day matches,[4] and New Zealand A played two matches on the ground against Pakistan A in December 1998.[3] Northern Districts Women played two matches at Blake Park in the 2004/05 State League.[3]

The Bay of Plenty Cricket Association constructed Bay Oval within the same site, with construction beginning in 2005.[5] Northern Districts women's side played their first match on the ground in December 2007 and it held its first senior men's match in the 2008–09 State Twenty20 with Northern Districts playing Otago. Both sides have played on the ground regularly since, with it hosting its first first-class cricket match in April 2015.[6]

The first One Day International (ODI) on the ground took place in January 2014 between Canada and the Netherlands as part of the 2014 Cricket World Cup Qualifier. In March 2014 New Zealand women's side played there first ODI on the ground and in October of the same year it hosted the first two ODIs of the New Zealand men's home series against the touring South Africa, but was not used for the 2015 Cricket World Cup later in the season. It has been used as a limited overs venue by New Zealand's men's and women's sides since.[6]

In November 2019, the first Test match was played on the ground.[7] The touring England side was beaten by New Zealand in the match.

International CenturiesEdit

Test centuriesEdit

Two centuries were scored in the ground's only Test match, both by New Zealanders.[8]

Centuries scored in Men's Tests at Bay Oval
No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Start date Result
1 205 BJ Watling   New Zealand 473 1   England 21 November 2019 New Zealand won
2 126 Mitchell Santner   New Zealand 269 1   England 21 November 2019 New Zealand won

One Day International centuriesEdit

Centuries have been scored 10 times on the ground in One Day Internationals, five times in men's matches and five in women's matches.[9][10]

Centuries scored in Men's ODIs at Bay Oval
No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 119 Hashim Amla   South Africa 135 1   New Zealand 24 October 2014 South Africa won
2 102 Martin Guptill   New Zealand 109 1   Sri Lanka 5 January 2016 New Zealand won
3 138 Martin Guptill   New Zealand 139 1   Sri Lanka 3 January 2019 New Zealand won
4 102 Kusal Perera   Sri Lanka 86 2   New Zealand 3 January 2019 New Zealand won
5 140 Thisara Perera   Sri Lanka 74 2   New Zealand 5 January 2019 New Zealand won
Centuries scored in Women's ODIs at Bay Oval
No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 106 Suzie Bates   New Zealand 113 1   England 11 February 2015 New Zealand won
2 114* Meg Lanning   Australia 113 2   New Zealand 22 February 2016 Australia won
3 110 Suzie Bates   New Zealand 133 1   Australia 24 February 2016 Australia won
4 127 Meg Lanning   Australia 135 2   New Zealand 24 February 2016 Australia won
5 104* Meg Lanning   Australia 116 2   New Zealand 5 March 2017 Australia won

Twenty20 International centuriesEdit

Two T20I centuries have been scored on the ground, both scored by New Zealander Colin Munro.[11]

Centuries scored in Men's T20Is at Bay Oval
No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 101 Colin Munro   New Zealand 54 1   Bangladesh 6 January 2017 New Zealand won
2 104 Colin Munro   New Zealand 53 1   West Indies 3 January 2018 New Zealand won

International Five Wicket HaulsEdit

As of 22 February 2019

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

Test MatchesEdit

Five-wicket hauls in Test Matches at Bay Oval
No. Bowler Date Team Opposing Team Inn O R W Result
1 Neil Wagner 20 November 2019   New Zealand   England 3 19.2 44 5 New Zealand won[12]

One Day InternationalsEdit

Five-wicket hauls in 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[13]

Women's One-day InternationalsEdit

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[14]

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. ^ a b c "Ground profile: Blake Park". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  4. ^ "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. ^ McPherson W (2014) From the Bay to the Basin, CricInfo, 2014-12-04. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  6. ^ a b "Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  7. ^ "A Test of firsts for new-look England and Mount Maunganui". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Tests / Batting records". Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records". Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Women's One-Day Internationals / Batting records". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Twenty20 Internationals / Batting records". Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  12. ^ 1st Test, England tour of New Zealand at Mount Maunganui, Nov 20 2019, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  13. ^ 5th ODI, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5 2016, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  14. ^ ODI, ICC Women's Championship at Mount Maunganui, Feb 22 2016, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-02-22.

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