Bay Oval (also known as Blake Park) is a cricket ground in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand. 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.
|Location||Mount Maunganui, Tauranga|
|Establishment||2007 (first recorded match)|
|First ODI||28 January 2014:|
Canada v Netherlands
|Last ODI||28 January 2019:|
New Zealand v India
|First T20I||7 January 2016:|
New Zealand v Sri Lanka
|Last T20I||28 January 2018:|
New Zealand v Pakistan
|As of 7 June 2019|
First known as Blake Park, 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, with the ground playing host to a total of 26 List A matches between 1987/88 and 2001/02 seasons. Northern Districts Women played two matches there in the 2004/05 State League.
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.
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.
One Day International centuriesEdit
Following ODI centuries have been achieved at the ground.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|1||Matt Henry||5 January 2016||New Zealand||Sri Lanka||2||10||40||5||New Zealand won|
|1||Jess Jonassen||22 February 2016||Australia||New Zealand||1||9||50||5||Australia won|
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