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U19 Venue Feature: John Davies Oval

ICC U19 CWC - Know Your Venues

One month from today, all eyes will turn to Queenstown with one of world cricket’s most picturesque venues hosting its first match of the 2018 U19 Cricket World Cup.

England, which plays all three of its group games in the South Island paradise, will host Bangladesh in a repeat of the opening clash of the 2017 Champions Trophy, staged in the UK.

The 48-match event is the third U19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, which previously hosted the 2002 and 2010 editions. Christchurch is the only city that has multiple venues, with matches slotted at the Hagley Oval, Rangiora Oval, Bert Sutcliffe Oval and Lincoln No. 3.

Matches in Queenstown will be played at the John Davies Oval, while the fixtures in Tauranga and Whangarei will be played at the Bay Oval and the Cobham Oval respectively. 

Ground Name: John Davies Oval or Queenstown Event Centre

Capacity: 19,000

Location: Queenstown 

Easily one of the most beautiful grounds in the country, if not the world, the John Davies Oval is nestled between the Remarkable mountain range and the beautiful Lake Wakatipu with an airport that is just far enough from the ground for massive hits to not land on the runway.

The John Davies Oval is nestled between the Remarkable mountain range and the beautiful Lake Wakatipu
The John Davies Oval is nestled between the Remarkable mountain range and the beautiful Lake Wakatipu

Its first international match was a One-Day International between New Zealand and India in 2003, just a few months after its first-class debut.

The John Davies Oval hosted its first international match in 2003
The John Davies Oval hosted its first international match in 2003

A multi-purpose stadium, the ground has hosted only 10 men's international matches in the ODI format with three of them called off due to rain. One of only two international centuries scored on this ground is by Corey Anderson, the U19 CWC 2018 ambassador. 

One of only two international centuries scored on this ground is by Corey Anderson
One of only two international centuries scored on this ground is by Corey Anderson

U19 CWC fixtures 

January 15: England v Namibia

January 18: Bangladesh v England

January 20: Canada v England

January 23: C1 v D2, Super League Quarterfinal 1

January 26: B1 v C2, Super League Quarterfinal 4

January 28: Super League play-off, Semifinal 2

January 30: 7th Place play-off

January 31: 5th Place play-off

February 1: 3rd Place play-off

Click here to view full fixtures 

 

 

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