The Oval (Llandudno)

Llandudno Cricket Club Ground is a cricket and football ground in Llandudno, Conwy County Borough, North Wales.

Llandudno Cricket Club Ground
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The ground in the centre of the picture
Ground information
LocationLlandudno, Conwy County Borough
Establishment1890 (first recorded match)
Team information
Wales (1925 & 1927-1928)
Glamorgan (1969)
As of 21 August 2010
Source: Ground profile

HistoryEdit

CricketEdit

The first recorded match on the ground was in 1890, when Llandudno Visitors played Riviere's Orchestra.[1] The ground hosted its first first-class match when Wales played Ireland in 1925. Wales next played a first-class match at the ground in 1927 against the touring New Zealanders and the following year Wales played the touring West Indians,[2] which was the last first-class match held on the ground.

The ground has also held a single List-A match, which was between Glamorgan and Leicestershire in the 1969 Player's County League.[3]

In local domestic cricket, the ground is the home venue of Llandudno Cricket Club[4] who play in the North Wales Premier Cricket League.

FootballEdit

The Oval was used to host two Wales international matches; on 19 February 1898 Wales lost 1–0 to Ireland at the ground.[5] It was used again on 24 February 1900 for a 2–0 win over Ireland.[6]

The Oval is former home to Llandudno Athletic and current home Llandudno Amateurs.

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Coordinates: 53°19′12″N 3°50′16″W / 53.31993°N 3.83788°W / 53.31993; -3.83788