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The De Beers Diamond Oval is a multi-purpose stadium in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. It opened in 1973 and has a capacity of 11,000. It is currently used mostly for cricket matches and is the home venue of both the VKB Knights, in the Sunfoil Series, and Northern Cape (formerly Griqualand West), in the CSA Provincial Competitions. Griqualand West left the old De Beers Stadium ahead of the 1973–74 season and have been resident at the Diamond Oval since then.[1]

Diamond Oval
De Beers Country Club
Ground information
LocationKimberley
End names
North End
South End
International information
First ODI7 April 1998:
 Pakistan v  Sri Lanka
Last ODI30 September 2018:
 South Africa v  Zimbabwe
Only T20I10 October 2010:
 South Africa v  Zimbabwe
Team information
Griqualand West (1973–2015)
VKB Knights (2004–)
Northern Cape (2015–)
As of 30 September 2018
Source: ESPN Cricinfo

The ground is in the Cassandra district of Kimberley at the junction of Lardner Burke Avenue with Dickenson Avenue. It is adjacent to the Kimberley Country Club and close to the De Beers company's technical training campus.[2]

A total 211 first-class matches had been played at the Diamond Oval to the end of 2017.[3] The stadium hosted three matches during the 2003 Cricket World Cup; a total of thirteen Limited Overs Internationals and one Twenty20 international have been played there to the end of 2017.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "De Beers Stadium, Kimberley". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Diamond Oval, Kimberley". Google Maps. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  3. ^ "First-Class Matches played on De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  4. ^ "One-Day International Matches played on De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  5. ^ "International Twenty20 Matches played on De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 March 2018.

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