|First ODI||New Zealand v West Indies, 04-Jan-2014|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Bangladesh, 31-Dec-2016|
The ground was first used by Central Districts in a Twenty20 match in the 2009–10 HRV Cup against Canterbury. Saxton Oval was announced as one of the venues for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. It will host three matches during the tournament. Nelson host its first men's one-day international 4th ODI against West Indies on January 4, 2014.
The smallest World Cup venue with a capacity of just 6,000, the Oval is part of a wider sports complex developed by local government to centralise sports and recreation facilities in the city.
Cricket was first played on the picturesque ground in 2009 with a T20 match between Central Districts and Canterbury.
The boutique ground hosted its first one-day international in January last year when New Zealand played West Indies, while the World Cup co-hosts played Sri Lanka there in January.