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To explore the records and statistics of Saxton Oval, Nelson, New Zealand

Saxton Oval Nelson, New Zealand

Saxton Road Stoke Nelson 7001 New Zealand

Also or formerly known as Saxton Field
Established 2009
Capacity 6,000
Flood Light No
Records and statistics
First ODINew Zealand v West Indies, 04-Jan-2014
Last ODINew Zealand v Bangladesh, 20-Dec-2023
First T20INew Zealand v West Indies, 29-Dec-2017
Last T20INew Zealand v England, 05-Nov-2019

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.

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