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Location  Nelson, New Zealand
Phone  +64 3-546 0200
Capacity  6,000
Establishment  2009
Saxton Oval

First ODI  4 January 2014:  New Zealand v  West Indies
Last ODI  31 December 2016:  New Zealand v  Bangladesh
Address  Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Similar  Hagley Oval, Bay Oval, St George's Park, Seddon Park, Bellerive Oval

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



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.

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. The ground held its first List A and first-class matches in the 2011-12 Ford Trophy and the 2011-12 Plunket Shield. A single Women's Twenty20 International was played there in December 2010 between New Zealand Women and Australia Women.

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

Saxton Oval was announced as one of the venues for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. It will host three matches during the tournament.

On 4 January 2014 Nelson hosted its first men's international match when West Indies played New Zealand in a 50-over match.

Bangladesh is scheduled to play a test match in the 2018/19 season.

International Centuries

Only four ODI centuries have been achieved at the ground.


Saxton Oval Wikipedia