The arrival of Perth’s Optus Stadium on the worldwide scene in January 2018 elevated the overall variety of males’s ODI grounds in Australia to 19.
Of those, as many as seven grounds have ended up internet hosting only a solitary ODI every. Here’s a look again at these forgotten venues’ trysts with the worldwide sport, in chronological order.
Tasmania Cricket Affiliation Floor, Hobart – January 10, 1985
Three years earlier than the Bellerive Oval made its ODI debut, Hobart noticed its first worldwide conflict on the TCA Floor. The West Indies took on Sri Lanka in a World Collection Cup match, and duly secured an eight-wicket win.
Regardless of captain Duleep Mendis’ fast 56, Sri Lanka may solely muster 197/7, which was surpassed in 40.2 overs because of fifties from Gordon Greenidge (61) and Richie Richardson (52*).
North Tasmania Cricket Affiliation Floor, Launceston – February 2, 1986
One other Tasmanian venue hosted an ODI the next 12 months, it being the final league match of the World Collection Cup. With the winner set to satisfy Australia within the finals, India posted 202/9 in 48 overs earlier than limiting New Zealand to 168/9 in a rain-revised 45-over chase to win by 21 runs.
The NTCA Floor has a particular place in cricket historical past, because it hosted the inaugural first-class match in Australia in 1850-51.
Devonport Oval, Devonport – February three, 1987
For the third 12 months in a row, a floor in Tasmania performed host to a World Collection Cup fixture not involving the house staff. This time it was the flip of the Devonport Oval, the place England wanted to beat the West Indies to qualify for the finals.
A strong 76 from Chris Broad was the cornerstone of England’s modest whole of 177/9, which proved sufficient for a 29-run win, because the West Indies have been dismissed for 148 in reply.
Harrup Park, Mackay – February 28, 1992
The 1992 World Cup within the Antipodes featured 5 new Australian venues, of which the primary in line was Harrup Park (also referred to as Ray Mitchell Oval) in Mackay, on the east coast of Queensland.
The contenders have been India and Sri Lanka, and the sport was diminished to a 20-over affair attributable to a prolonged rain delay. Nevertheless, the heavens opened once more simply two balls into the primary innings, leaving India at 1/zero.
Jap Oval, Ballarat – March 9, 1992
The Victorian metropolis of Ballarat witnessed England lock horns with Sri Lanka in the one ODI it hosted. Sri Lanka, trying to find their third win on the 1992 World Cup, have been completely dominated by England with each bat and ball.
Neil Fairbrother (62) and Alec Stewart (59 in simply 36 balls) propelled England to an imposing 280/6, to which Sri Lanka replied with 174 in 44 overs, with pacer Chris Lewis taking four/30.
Berri Oval, Berri – March 13, 1992
For the third time on the 1992 World Cup, Sri Lanka have been one of many two groups to play at a first-time Australian venue. As was the case at Ballarat, they endured a sizeable defeat, this time by the hands of the West Indies.
Phil Simmons introduced the South Australian city of Berri alive with 110 from 125 balls, which carried his staff to 268/9. Sri Lanka’s innings faltered after a strong begin, ultimately ending at 177/9.
Lavington Sports activities Oval, Albury – March 18, 1992
This was the final league match of the 1992 World Cup for each groups. England had already secured their passage into the semi-finals, whereas Zimbabwe, then an Affiliate facet, have been searching for their first win.
Because it occurred, the one ODI performed within the metropolis of Albury in New South Wales produced some of the memorable World Cup upsets, because the spirited Zimbabweans prevailed in a low-scoring sport.
Zimbabwe folded for 134 in 46.1 overs, with captain David Houghton (29) top-scoring. Quick bowler Eddo Brandes eliminated Graham Gooch off the primary ball, earlier than happening to complete with four/21.
Fairbrother and Stewart placed on 52 after having come collectively at 43/5, however this was going to be Zimbabwe’s day. The top got here off the primary ball of the final over with the rating at 125, giving Zimbabwe their second ODI win.
Roarers, would you wish to see ODI cricket return to any of those grounds?