Saxton Oval, also known as Saxton Field, is a cricket ground in Saxton, Stoke, Nelson Region, New Zealand. Saxton Oval was one of the venues for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. It hosted three matches during the tournament.[1]

Saxton Oval
Cricket oval panorama.jpg
Saxton Oval 2010
Ground information
LocationNelson, New Zealand
Establishment2009
Capacity6,000
End names
Nelson End
Richmond End
International information
First ODI4 January 2014:
 New Zealand v  West Indies
Last ODI8 January 2019:
 New Zealand v  Sri Lanka
First T20I29 December 2017:
 New Zealand v  West Indies
Last T20I5 November 2019:
 New Zealand v  England
First WODI17 November 2016:
 New Zealand v  Pakistan
Last WODI19 November 2016:
 New Zealand v  Pakistan
First WT20I30 December 2010:
 New Zealand v  Australia
Last WT20I21 November 2016:
 New Zealand v  Pakistan
Team information
Central Districts (2010–present)
As of 1 September 2020
Source: Cricinfo

HistoryEdit

The ground was constructed by the Nelson Cricket Association following their move from Trafalgar Park, at a cost of $3.8 million. The Oval is part of a wider sports complex which also offers athletics, association football, field hockey and softball facilities.[2]

The ground was first used by Central Districts in a Twenty20 match in the 2009–10 HRV Cup against Canterbury. Three further Twenty20 matches were played there in that competition.[3] The ground held its first List A and first-class matches in the 2011-12 Ford Trophy and the 2011-12 Plunket Shield.[4][5] A single Women's Twenty20 International was played there in December 2010 between New Zealand Women and Australia Women.[6]

The cricket oval was used as a base during the 2011 Rugby Union World Cup by the national teams of Italy and Australia.[7]

Saxton Oval was one of the venues for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.[8][needs update]

On 4 January 2014, Nelson hosted its first men's one day international match when West Indies played New Zealand.[9]

On 29 December 2017, Nelson hosted its first men's T20 international match when West Indies played New Zealand.[10]

Nelson is scheduled to host its first test match when Bangladesh plays New Zealand in 2021/22 season.

International CenturiesEdit

The following centuries have been achieved at the ground.[11][12]

ODIsEdit

No. Score Player Team Balls Opposing Team Date Result
1 103 Kane Williamson   New Zealand 107   Sri Lanka 20 January 2015 Won
2 102 Lendl Simmons   West Indies 84   Ireland 16 February 2015 Lost
3 156 Kyle Coetzer   Scotland 134   Bangladesh 5 March 2015 Lost
4 109* Neil Broom   New Zealand 107   Bangladesh 29 December 2016 Won
5 137 Ross Taylor   New Zealand 131   Sri Lanka 8 January 2019 Won
6 124* Henry Nicholls   New Zealand 80   Sri Lanka 8 January 2019 Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McKeown, John (29 July 2013). "West Indies to play World Cup cricket in Nelson". Nelson Mail. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Saxton Field". www.nelsoncitycouncil.co.nz. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Twenty20 Matches played on Saxton Oval, Nelson". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  4. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Saxton Oval, Nelson". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  5. ^ "List A Matches played on Saxton Oval, Nelson". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Women's International Twenty-20 Matches played on Saxton Oval, Nelson". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  7. ^ "2011 Rugby World Cup team bases" (PDF). International Rugby Board. 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 April 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  8. ^ McKeown, John (29 July 2013). "West Indies to play World Cup cricket in Nelson". Nelson Mail. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Nelson to host maiden one-day international".
  10. ^ "Windies look to bounce back in favourite format". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records". Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Twenty20 Internationals / Batting records". Retrieved 29 December 2017.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 41°19′51.42″S 173°12′46.38″E / 41.3309500°S 173.2128833°E / -41.3309500; 173.2128833