Soweto Cricket Oval

Soweto Cricket Oval is a multi-purpose stadium in Soweto, Gauteng. The ground is mainly used for organizing matches of cricket, although it has also been used occasionally for football and local events. The stadium hosted its only first-class match on October 27, 1995,[3] where South Africa and England played to a draw.[4] It has also hosted two List A matches, and was used as one of the venues during the 1998 Under-19 World Cup.

Soweto Cricket Oval
Former namesElkah Cricket Stadium, Morocco End, School End
LocationSoweto, Gauteng
Coordinates26°15′54″S 27°52′02.5″E / 26.26500°S 27.867361°E / -26.26500; 27.867361Coordinates: 26°15′54″S 27°52′02.5″E / 26.26500°S 27.867361°E / -26.26500; 27.867361
Capacity8,000[2]
Construction
Broke ground1973
Opened1973
ArchitectNoero Architects[1]
Tenants
Soweto cricket team
Gauteng cricket team (occasional)
South Africa national cricket team (occasional)
Website
Cricinfo

It has hosted local events such as the Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Noero Architects
  2. ^ "Stadiums in South Africa". worldstadiums.com. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  3. ^ First-class matches
  4. ^ Scorecard
  5. ^ "The Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival set to rock Soweto Cricket Oval". assupol.co.za. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2015.

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