List of cricket grounds in Australia

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This is a list of cricket grounds in Australia; the list includes all grounds that have been used for Test, One Day International, Twenty20 International, first-class, List A and domestic Twenty20 cricket matches. Grounds that have hosted men's international cricket games are listed in bold. The Sydney Cricket Ground has hosted the most first-class games in Australia, with 655 games as of the 2010–11 season; the Melbourne Cricket Ground has hosted the most List A games, with 228, and the Adelaide Oval and the WACA Ground have both hosted 16 Twenty20 games. The Melbourne Cricket Ground has hosted 884 games overall, an Australian record.

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

Ground Name Location First Used Last Used First-Class Games List A Games Twenty20 Games Notes
Manuka Oval Griffith 1978–79 current 5 16 0 * ACT Comets (Futures League)
* ACT Meteors (WNCL Ruth Preddey Cup)
Hosts the Prime Minister's XI game each year and also hosts ODIs.

New South Wales[edit]

Ground Name Location First Used Last Used First-Class Games List A Games Twenty20 Games Notes
The Domain Sydney 1856–57 1868–69 6 0 0 No longer used for cricket
Albert Ground Redfern 1870–71 1876–77 5 0 0 No longer exists.
Sydney Cricket Ground Moore Park 1877–78 current 655 208 3 Used for Test, ODI and Twenty20 International cricket
Sydney Cricket Ground No. 2 Moore Park 1966–67 1966–67 1 0 0 Located between the SCG and the Sydney Sports Ground. Hosted one game in 1966–67. Demolished along with the Sports Ground in 1986 to make for the Sydney Football Stadium.[1]
Oakes Oval Lismore 1979–80 2005–06 3 1 0 Also hosted World Series Cricket games and one Women's ODI game.
No. 1 Sports Ground Newcastle 1981–82 2009–10 20 1 1 Damaged by the 1989 Newcastle earthquake. Record crowd of 10 652 for a 2007 KFC Twenty20 Big Bash game;[2] also hosted Women's ODI, Youth Test and Youth ODI games.
Lavington Sports Ground Albury 1989–90 1991–92 2 1 0 Hosted one ODI during the 1992 World Cup.
North Sydney Oval North Sydney 1989–90 current 3 24 2 Also hosted Women's Test, Women's ODI and Youth Test matches, as well as the 2007 KFC Twenty20 Big Bash final between New South Wales and Victoria.
Hurstville Oval Hurstville 1995–96 current 2 2 0 Also hosted Women's ODI, Women's Twenty20 International and Youth ODI games.
Bankstown Memorial Oval Bankstown 1996–97 current 2 4 0 Also hosted Women's Test, Women's ODI and Youth Test matches.
North Dalton Park Wollongong 1996–97 current 0 3 0
Coffs Harbour International Stadium Coffs Harbour 1997–98 current 0 4 0
Drummoyne Oval Drummoyne 2002–03 current 0 4 0
Bradman Oval Bowral 2003–04 current 0 1 0
Stadium Australia Sydney Olympic Park 2002–03 current 0 3 10 Hosted the 2008–09 KFC Twenty20 Big Bash Final. Also hosted both Men's and Women's Twenty20 International matches.
Sydney Showground Stadium Sydney Olympic Park 2014-15 current 0 0 20 Used for Sydney Thunder home games in the Big Bash League. Also will host matches in the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup
Blacktown Oval Doonside 2010–11 current 1 0 0

Northern Territory[edit]

Ground Name Location First Used Last Used First-Class Games List A Games Twenty20 Games Notes
Marrara Oval Darwin 2003 2008 3 7 2 Hosted Test and ODI games.
Gardens Oval Darwin 2006 current 1 0 0 Also hosted Women's ODI, Women's Twenty20 International and Youth ODI games.
Traeger Park Alice Springs 1987–88 2009–10 0 2 0

Queensland[edit]

Ground Name Location First Used Last Used First-Class Games List A Games Twenty20 Games Notes
Brisbane Exhibition Ground Brisbane 1892–93 1930–31 28 0 0 Hosted two Tests. No longer used for cricket
Brisbane Cricket Ground Woolloongabba 1897–98 current 462 192 15 Used for Test, ODI and Twenty20 International cricket. Commonly known as the Gabba.
Salter Oval Bundaberg 1982–83 1994–95 1 2 0
Endeavour Park Townsville 1986–87 1986–87 1 1 0
Carrara Sports Ground Carrara 1990–91 1991–92 1 1 0 No longer used for cricket.
Roy Henzell Oval Caloundra 1992–93 1992–93 1 0 0 Also hosted Youth ODI games.
Heritage Oval Toowoomba 1994–95 2006–07 1 0 1 Also hosted Youth Test match.
Newtown Oval Maryborough 1994–95 1994–95 1 0 0
Harrup Park Mackay 1988–89 1995–96 1 2 0 Hosted one ODI during the 1992 World Cup that was abandoned after two balls.
Barlow Park Cairns 1991–92 1995–96 0 2 0
Cazaly's Stadium Cairns 1997–98 2008–09 5 7 1 Hosted two Test matches.
Allan Border Field Albion 1999–2000 current 12 5 1 Hosted the 2002–03 Sheffield Shield final when the Gabba was unavailable. Also hosted Women's ODI, Women's Twenty20 International and Youth ODI games.
Fretwell Park Cairns 2006 2006 1 2 0
Riverway Stadium Townsville 2009 current 3 4 0
Carrara Stadium Gold Coast 2018-19 current 0 0 4 Hosted T20I and Big Bash League Matches

South Australia[edit]

Ground Name Location First Used Last used First-Class Games List A Games Twenty20 Games Notes
Adelaide Oval Adelaide 1877–78 current 583 189 16 Hosted Test, ODI and Twenty20 International cricket.
Unley Oval Unley 1902–03 1902–03 1 0 0
Karen Rolton Oval Adelaide 2018-19 current 1
Glenelg Oval Glenelg 2013-14 2017-18 3 0 0
Football Park West Lakes 1986–87 1986–87 0 2 0 Also hosted World Series Cricket matches
Berri Oval Berri 1992 1992 0 1 0 Hosted one ODI during the 1992 World Cup.
Adelaide Oval No. 2 Adelaide 1996–97 1996–97 0 1 0

Tasmania[edit]

Ground Name Location First Used Last Used First-Class Games List A Games Twenty20 Games Notes
NTCA Ground Launceston 1850–51 2009–10 81 21 1 Hosted first ever first-class game in Australia. Also hosted one ODI and Youth ODI games.
Lower Domain Ground Hobart 1857–58 1857–58 1 0 0 No longer exists.
TCA Ground Queens Domain 1906–07 1986–87 86 13 0 Hosted one ODI in 1985 between Sri Lanka and West Indies. Also hosted a Youth Test match.
Devonport Oval Devonport 1977–78 1997–98 27 10 1 Also known as the Formby Recreation Ground. Also hosted a Youth ODI match.
Bellerive Oval Hobart 1987–88 current 133 92 10 The only ground in Tasmania to have held Test matches. Also held Women's Tests, Women's ODI, Youth Test and Youth ODI matches.
NWTCA Ground Burnie 2010–11 2010–11 0 1 0 Also known as Burnie Oval.
York Park Launceston 2016-17 current 2 0 2 Hosts some Hobart Hurricanes home games in the Big Bash League

Victoria[edit]

Ground Name Location First Used Last Used First-Class Games List A Games Twenty20 Games Notes
Emerald Hill Cricket Ground Emerald Hill 1851–52 1851–52 1 0 0 Hosted second first-class game in Australia. No longer exists.
Melbourne Cricket Ground Jolimont 1855–56 current 663 245 32 Hosted Test, ODI and Twenty20 International cricket.
East Melbourne Cricket Ground Jolimont 1880–81 1888–89 4 0 0 Closed in 1921 and demolished.
South Melbourne Cricket Ground Albert Park 1907–08 1931–32 2 0 0 Also hosted a Women's ODI game. Converted to a soccer stadium.
Fitzroy Cricket Ground Fitzroy 1925–26 1925–26 1 0 0
Richmond Cricket Ground Jolimont 1932–33 2001–02 6 5 0 Located next to the MCG. Also hosted Women's Test and Women's ODI matches.
Princes Park Carlton 1945–46 1997–98 7 2 0
St Kilda Cricket Ground St Kilda 1945-46 2012-13 41 9 1 Hosted the 2008–09 Sheffield Shield Final. Also hosted Women's Test, Women's ODI and Youth Test matches.
VFL Park Mulgrave 1979–80 1979–80 0 1 0 Also hosted twenty World Series Cricket matches. No longer exists.
The Showgrounds Wangaratta 1986–87 2005–06 2 1 0
Sale Oval Sale 1989–90 1989–90 1 0 0
Eastern Oval Ballarat 1990–91 2004–05 1 4 0 Hosted one ODI during the 1992 World Cup.
Queen Elizabeth II Oval Bendigo 1991–92 2012-13 3 1 0 Hosted a Women's Test match.
Docklands Stadium Docklands 2000–01 current 0 12 12
Albert Cricket Ground Melbourne 2002–03 2002–03 0 0* 0 One List A match was abandoned due to rain
Central Reserve Glen Waverley 2005–06 2005–06 0 1 0
Deakin Reserve Shepparton 2005–06 2005–06 0 1 0 Also hosted Youth Test and ODI matches.
Traralgon Showgrounds Traralgon 2007–08 2007–08 0 1 0
Geelong Cricket Ground Geelong 2010–11 2010–11 0 1 0 Built to replace Kardinia Park as a cricket venue.
Kardinia Park Geelong 2016-17 Current 0 0 1 Updated 19/02/2017

Match totals current up to 21 April 2014 (except Kardinia Park; See Notes section)

Western Australia[edit]

Ground Name Location First Used Last Used First-Class Games List A Games Twenty20 Games Notes
Perth Stadium Burswood 2017-18 current 2 2 5 Hosted Test, ODI and Twenty20 International cricket
WACA Ground East Perth 1898–99 current 424 220 16 Hosted Test, ODI and Twenty20 International cricket.
Fremantle Oval Fremantle 1905–06 1909–10 5 0 0 No longer used for cricket.
Hands Oval Bunbury 2008–09 2010–11 0 3 0

Top 10 most games hosted[edit]

Total Matches Held Ground Name State First Game
884 Melbourne Cricket Ground Victoria 1855–56
866 Sydney Cricket Ground New South Wales 1877–78
788 Adelaide Oval South Australia 1877–78
669 The Gabba Queensland 1897–98
660 WACA Ground Western Australia 1898–99
235 Bellerive Oval Tasmania 1987–88
103 NTCA Ground Tasmania 1850–51
99 TCA Ground Tasmania 1906–07
50 St. Kilda Cricket Ground Victoria 1977–78
38 Devonport Oval Tasmania 1977–78

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.austadiums.com/stadiums/special/scg2.php
  2. ^ "Newcastle No.1 Sportsground - Austadiums".

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