Adelaide Oval

"The Adelaide Oval - An iconic part of Australian cricket history!"

If cricket is your thing then you really should go visit the ground here in Adelaide. It has a reputation of being the most picturesque ground in Australia and some would even say worldwide.

The ground dates back to the 1840's so there are plenty of amazing games that have been witnessed on these sacred grounds. This is a great place to come and admire, watch a match or come have a tour.

Adelaide Oval Facts

Here are some DID YOU KNOW facts about this iconic ground:

  • The ground was first opened in 1871
  • The first test match was played in 1884 between Australia and England (England won)
  • A picket fence was put round the ground in 1900 and included a cycle track.
  • David Bowie was the first concert held at the Oval
  • Sir Don Bradman still holds the record at the ground for the most runs scored - standing at 299 in the 1931-1932 test match against South Africa
  • 16 sports have been played on the ground at some point in time including archery, lawn tennis and lacrosse

  • Visit The Museum And Have A Tour

    Sir Don Bradman is probably Australia's most famous cricketer and it's here at the Adelaide Oval that you will find a collection of his personal cricketing career - including his bats and also an extensive scrap book of his achievements and pictures of his cricketing career.

    The museum is open weekdays between 9.30pm and 4.30pm. Check opening hours if there is a match on

    Tours of the oval are informative with excellent volunteers showing you round the grounds - they are usually veterans who have played cricket in a former life.

    Tours are every week day at 10am and cost about $10 per person. If the weather is over 36 degrees, they won't let you go inside the scoreboard - it just way too hot!

    In cricket season they will put on another tour at 2pm

    When Can I Go To A Match?

    The Australian cricket season runs between October and March and it should be fairly easy to get tickets to a local game. Try the official website or ticket specialists like Ticketek or Ticketmaster.

    The Ashes and other International One Dayers are much harder to get tickets for and tend to be reserved for members of the Cricket Australia. January and December is the peak time for these matches.

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