ACT 1st Grade Cricket Grounds

The following grounds have been used for 1st Grade matches in the ACT Premier Cricket Competitions.

Acton Sports Ground

Other Names: Acton Hockey Ground

Suburb/Locality: Acton

1st Grade Matches: 1922/23-1933/34

Home Teams: Canberra, Acton

Notes: Located inside the old Canberra Racecourse and now resides underneath Lake Burley Griffin in the area between Acton Peninsula and Springbank Island.

 

Acton Sports Ground No.2

Other Names: Acton Flats Sports Field

Suburb/Locality: Acton

1st Grade Matches: 1932/33

Home Teams: Acton

Notes: Now located under Lake Burley Griffin in the area of the West Basin.

 

Ainslie Ground

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: in the area now known as Lyneham

1st Grade Matches: 1922/23-1925/26

Home Teams: Ainslie

Notes: The initial Ainslie Cricket Club ground, located on what is now the Lyneham Primary School.

 

Ainslie Oval

Other Names: Alan Ray Oval.

Suburb/Locality: Ainslie

1st Grade Matches: 1938/39-1960/61

Home Teams: Ainslie

Notes: The Ainslie was established in 1935 but only with a concrete wicket. It wasn’t until 1948 that a turf wicket was installed at the ground. The ground wasn’t used for cricket after 1961 as the ground was leased to the Athletics Association. The ground was then used by rugby union and most recently Australian Football. The ground was renamed after Alan Ray, a long time stalwart of the Ainslie Football Club who incidentally also played cricket for the ACT.

 

Albert Park

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Cootamundra (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 2006/07-2007/08

Home Teams: Northern Riverina

Notes: The ground is main cricket ground in Cootamundra.

 

Alexandra Park

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: East Albury (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 1999/00-2006/07

Home Teams: Albury Wodonga

Notes: The ground is the home ground of the East Albury Cricket Club.

 

 

ANU North Oval

Other Names: ANU No.2 Oval

Suburb/Locality: Turner

1st Grade Matches: 1976/77-2020/21

Home Teams: ANU

Notes: Established by the ANU in 1968 in open parklands on the northside of Barry Drive. The area was open parkland established by the Griffin plan in the exact opposite position of Northbourne Oval on the other side of Northbourne Avenue.

 

ANU South Oval

Other Names: University Oval

Suburb/Locality: Acton

1st Grade Matches: 1963/64-2020/21

Home Teams: ANU

Notes: Established by the Australian National University in 1962.

 

Bilson Park

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: North Albury (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 1999/00-2006/07

Home Teams: Albury Wodonga

Notes: The ground is the home ground of the Albury Cricket Club.

 

Birallee Park

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Wodonga (Vic)

Initial 1st Grade Match: 2000/01

Home Teams: Albury & Border

Notes: The ground is the home ground of the Wodonga Raiders Cricket Club.

 

Boomanulla Oval

Other Names: Narrabundah South Oval

Suburb/Locality: Narrabundah

1st Grade Matches: 1965/66-2006/07

Home Teams: Queanbeyan, Ginninderra, Western District

Notes: The ground is named after Indigenous advocate Mervin John “Boominulla” Williams.

 

Brad Haddin Oval

Other Names: Queanbeyan Park, Queanbeyan Town Park

Suburb/Locality: Queanbeyan (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 1923/24-2005/06

Home Teams: Queanbeyan

Notes:  The ground was named after former Australian cricketer Brad Haddin in October 2016.

 

 

 

Bruce Stadium

Other Names: National Athletics Stadium, Canberra Stadium, GIO Stadium

Suburb/Locality: Bruce

1st Grade Matches: 1992/93

Home Teams: N/A

Notes: Hosted only two 1st Grade matches, one as a test for the upcoming Limited Overs Final and the Limited Overs Final itself. The ground was later renamed Canberra Stadium and then GIO Stadium when they took on the naming rights sponsorship of the stadium. The Stadium was built in 1977 for the Pacific Conference Games. The Stadium was converted to it’s current rectangular format in 1990.

 

Bunton Park

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: North Albury (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 1999/00-2001/02

Home Teams: Albury & Border, North Albury

Notes: The ground is home to the North Albury Cricket Club.

 

Canberra Grammar School Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Red Hill

1st Grade Matches: 2003/04-2011/12

Home Teams: ACT Under 19s

 

Capitol Hill Camp Ground

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: area now known as Capitol Hill

1st Grade Matches: 1928/29

Home Teams: Manuka

Notes: The Capitol Hill Camp was located on the southern side of Capitol Hill and has now been replaced by the southern entrance to New Parliament House. The Capitol Hill Ground is located in what is now York Park in Barton.

 

Chisholm No.1 Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Chisholm

1st Grade Matches: 1987/88-2020/21

Home Teams: Tuggeranong Valley

 

Curtin Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Curtin

1st Grade Matches: 1969/70

Home Teams: South Woden

 

 

 

Deakin Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Deakin

1st Grade Matches: 1964/65-1986/87

Home Teams: Woden, Tuggeranong Valley

Notes: The ground is no longer used for cricket after being converted to a rectangular ground for exclusive use by Association Football.

 

Deakin West Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Deakin

1st Grade Matches: 1987/88-1988/89

Home Teams: Woden Valley, Eastlake (lower grades)

 

Dickson Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Dickson

1st Grade Matches: 1967/68-1973/74

Home Teams: Northern Suburbs, North Canberra-Gungahlin (lower grades). The ground has since had it’s turf pitches removed.

 

East Queanbeyan Park

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: East Queanbeyan (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 1946/47

Home Teams: Queanbeyan

Notes: A concrete cricket pitch was established in 1935.

 

Ex-Servicemen’s No.1 Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Griffith (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 2007/08-2009/10

Home Teams: Griffith & Leeton, Riverina Colts

 

Fernhill Ground

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: the area now known as Lyneham

1st Grade Matches: 1926/27-1929/30

Home Teams: Ainslie United, Ainslie

Notes: The Fernhill property was located along Mackennal Street in Lyneham at the back of the current St Ninian’s Church in Lyneham. The property was resumed by the government in 1958 to make way for the development of Lyneham.

 

 

 

Freebody Oval

Other Names: Freebody No.1 Oval

Suburb/Locality: Queanbeyan (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 1991/92-2020/21

Home Teams: Queanbeyan

Notes: The Freebody Oval precinct was named after former Mayor W.B. Freebody.

 

Haig Park

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Ainslie

1st Grade Matches: 1932/33-1937/38

Home Teams: Ainslie

Notes: Haig Park was established in 1921 as the “East-West Shelter Break” with it’s prime function to protect the new Civic Centre from wind and dust. The park was named after Earl Douglas Haig who commanded the British Empire Forces in World War I. The ground is now located in the grounds of Merici College.

 

Hall Showground

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Hall

1st Grade Matches: 1922/23-1939/40

Home Teams: Hall

Notes: The ground still exists and is located on the corner of Victoria and Gladstone Streets in the village of Hall. The Hall Showgrounds hosted the Canberra Show from 1927 to 1963.

 

Harrison No.2 Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Harrison

1st Grade Matches: 2013/14-2018/19

Home Teams: North Canberra-Gungahlin

 

Hostel Camp Ground

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: In the area now known as Yarralumla, then known as Westlake.

1st Grade Matches: 1923/24-1925/26

Home Teams: Hostel

Notes: The Hostel Camp was located in what is now known as Stirling Park and the current embassy sites. The camp was pulled down in 1927.

 

Jamison Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Macquarie

1st Grade Matches: 2004/05-2020/21

Home Teams: Western District

 

 

 

Kaleen Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Kaleen

1st Grade Matches: 1984/85-2008/09

Home Teams: Ginninderra, Western District

 

Keith Tournier Memorial Oval

Other Names: Majura Oval

Suburb/Locality: Ainslie

1st Grade Matches: 1973/74-2020/21

Home Teams: Northern Suburbs, North Canberra-Gungahlin

Notes: The ground was named after Keith Tournier in 2007. Keith was a stalwart of the Northern Suburbs and North Canberra-Gungahlin Cricket Clubs.

 

Kenmore Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Kenmore (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 2004/05-2007/08

Home Teams: Goulburn

Notes: The ground is located in the grounds of the old Kenmore Hospital.

 

Kingston Oval

Other Names: Eastlake Oval

Suburb/Locality: Kingston

1st Grade Matches: 1922/23-2020/21

Home Teams: Eastlake, Kingston, Eastern Suburbs, South Canberra/Eastlake

Notes: The ground was renamed Kingston Oval after the area was renamed to Kingston from Eastlake.

 

Kippax No.1 Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Holt

1st Grade Matches: 1979/80-2020/21

Home Teams: Ginninderra

 

Kippax No.2 Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Holt

1st Grade Matches: 2007/08-2016/17

Home Teams: Ginninderra

 

Lavington Sports Ground

Other Names: Lavington Panthers Oval

Suburb/Locality: Lavington (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 2005/06-2008/09

Home Teams: Albury Wodonga

Notes: The ground is the home to the Lavington Panthers Cricket Club.

 

Lindwall Oval

Other Names: Marist College Oval

Suburb/Locality: Pearce

1st Grade Matches: 2011/12-2019/20

Home Teams: Eastlake

Note: The ground is located in the grounds of Marist College. It was named after former Australian fast bowler Ray Lindwall in 1990.

 

Manuka Oval

Other Names: Manuka Circle Park, StarTrack Oval, UNSW Canberra Oval

Suburb/Locality: Manuka

1st Grade Matches: 1929/30-2019/20

Home Teams: Manuka

 

Margaret Donoghue Sportsground

Other Names: Dairy Farmers Park, Margaret Donoghue Oval

Suburb/Locality: Queanbeyan (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 1979/80-1988/89

Home Teams: Queanbeyan

Notes: The ground is now solely used by Australian Football.

 

Mark Taylor Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Leeton (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 2006/07-2009/10

Home Teams: Griffith & Leeton, Leeton, Riverina Colts

 

Martin Park

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Wodonga

1st Grade Matches: 1999/00

Home Teams: Albury & Border

Notes: The ground is home to the Wodonga Cricket Club.

 

Narrabundah Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Narrabundah

1st Grade Matches: 1957/58-1963/64

Home Teams: Kingston

Notes: Part of the ground was resumed to build the Narrabundah Primary School.

 

Neil Bulger Oval

Other Names: Freebody No.2 Oval

Suburb/Locality: Queanbeyan

1st Grade Matches: 2012/13-2020/21

Home Teams: Queanbeyan

Notes: The ground was renamed after Neil Bulger, former ACT and Queanbeyan allrounder in 2015.

 

No.2 STT Ground

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Kingston

1st Grade Matches: 1946/47

Home Teams: Kingston

Notes: The ground was used by the No.2 School of Technical Training (RAAF) located in Kingston which operated from 1939 to 1945. The No.2 STT used the facilities of the Canberra Technical Workshops located in the Kingston Workshops along Wentworth Avenue.

 

North Canberra Recreation Ground

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: South Ainslie

1st Grade Matches: 1930/31-1932/33

Home Teams: Ainslie

Notes: Although the exact location of the ground is unknown, it is believed to be in the vicinity of the Ainslie Primary School around Elder Street in Ainslie.

 

Northbourne Camp Ground

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Braddon

1st Grade Matches: 1926/27

Home Teams: Ainslie United

Notes: The Northbourne Camps were located near the trees located in Haig Park on the northside of the Civic Centre. The camp was established in March 1926 and dismantled in 1928. The ground is now part of the grounds of Merici College.

 

Northbourne Oval

Other Names: Northbourne Sports Ground, Rugby League Park

Suburb/Locality: Braddon

1st Grade Matches: 1925/26-1975/76

Home Teams: Northbourne, City

Notes: The first enclosed ground established in Canberra. The ground was leased by Rugby League in 1976 and then longer used for cricket. The ground now serves as the headquarters of the Canberra Raiders Rugby League team.

 

O’Connor Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: O’Connor

1st Grade Matches: 1968/69-1994/95

Home Teams: Western District, ANU (lower grades)

 

 

 

Phillip District Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Phillip

1st Grade Matches: 1974/75-1978/79

Home Teams: South Woden, Weston Creek Molonglo (lower grades)

Notes: The grandstand at the ground was built in 1989 and named after Michael O’Connor, the former dual international footballer. The grandstand was designed by Enrico Taglietti, the award winning architect.

 

Phillip Oval

Other Names: Football Park, EPC Solar Park

Suburb/Locality: Phillip

1st Grade Matches: 1974/75-2020/21

Home Teams: South Woden, Woden, Woden Valley

Notes: Now the home of Cricket ACT, the ground was renamed EPC Solar Park in 2020.

 

Queanbeyan Showground

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Queanbeyan (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 1930/31-1932/33

Home Teams: Queanbeyan

Notes: The Showground was originally laid out in plans in 1863.

 

Raby No.2 Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Raby (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 2009/10

Home Teams: Newcastle XI

 

Red Hill Ground

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Red Hill

1st Grade Matches: 1925/26

Home Teams: McCarthy’s XI

Notes: The Red Hill Ground was situated at the northern end of what is Latrobe Park located in what is now Deakin.

 

Reid Oval

Other Names: Reid Park

Suburb/Locality: Reid

1st Grade Matches: 1933/34-1988/89

Home Teams: Northbourne, Turner, City, North Canberra-Gungahlin (lower grades), Ginninderra (lower grades)

 

 

 

RMC Oval No.1

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Duntroon

1st Grade Matches: 1922/23-1985/86

Home Teams: Cadets, Duntroon, RMC, Combined Services, RMC Staff

Notes: The ground held the first turf wicket in the ACT. The turf wicket was removed in 2015 when the ground was used as a base for the construction of the Majura Parkway. The turf wicket was replaced with a synthetic wicket.

 

RMC Oval No.2

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Duntroon

1st Grade Matches: 1948/49-1955/56

Home Teams: RMC, Combined Services, RMC Staff

Notes: The ground has been replaced with touch football fields.

 

RMC Oval No.3

Other Names: Alamein Oval

Suburb/Locality: Duntroon

1st Grade Matches: 1949/50-1956/57

Home Teams: RMC, RMC Staff, Combined Services

 

RMC Oval No.4

Other Names: Scheyville Field

Suburb/Locality: Duntroon

1st Grade Matches: 1962/63

Home Teams: N/A

 

Robertson Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Wagga Wagga (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 2000/01-2009/10

Home Teams: Wagga Wagga

Notes: The ground is the premier cricket ground in Wagga Wagga and has been used for first-class cricket.

 

Rosedale Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Warwick Farm (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 2009/10

Home Teams: Newcastle XI

Notes: The ground is the home ground of the Fairfield-Liverpool Cricket Club.

 

 

 

Rowen Park

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Tallangatta (Vic)

1st Grade Matches: 1999/00

Home Teams: Albury & Border

Notes: The ground is the home ground of the Tallangatta Cricket Club.

 

Seiffert Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Goulburn (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 1999/00-2008/09

Home Teams: Goulburn

Notes: The ground is the main cricket ground located in Goulburn.

 

South Eastlake Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Eastlake

1st Grade Matches: 1927/28

Home Teams: South Eastlake

Notes: The South Eastlake Oval was located near the present day intersection of Leeton and Mildura Streets in Kingston.

 

Stirling Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Stirling

1st Grade Matches: 1979/80-2020/21

Home Teams: Weston Creek Molonglo

 

Telopea Park School Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Barton

1st Grade Matches: 1926/27-1946/47

Home Teams: Capitol Hill, Kingston

 

Tim Doolan Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Harden (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 2006/07-2007/08

Home Teams: Northern Riverina

 

 

 

Turner Oval

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Turner

1st Grade Matches: 1947/48-1964/65

Home Teams: Turner

Notes: The ground was established as part of the proposed National Sports Centre but the rest of the complex was never developed. The ground was located in the corner of what is now the ANU Campus at the intersection of what is now Barry Drive and Clunies Ross Street. In 1965 the ground was redeveloped and is now part of the ANU’s Science Precinct. The David Craig Building was built on the site of the oval.

 

Victoria Park

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Yass (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 2000/01

Home Teams: N/A

 

Wagga Wagga Cricket Ground

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Wagga Wagga (NSW)

1st Grade Matches: 1999/00-2006/07

Home Teams: 1999/00-2006/07

 

Westlake Camp Ground

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: In the area now known as Yarralumla

1st Grade Matches: 1926/27-1927/28

Home Teams: Westlake

Notes: The Westlake Camp Ground is now located under Lake Burley Griffin in the West Basin.

 

Westridge Ground

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: In the area now known as Yarralumla

1st Grade Matches: 1922/23-1926/27

Home Teams: Westridge

Notes: The Westridge Ground was located along the Cotter Road, 2 miles from the Hotel Canberra (now the Hyatt Hotel Canberra). The present location for the ground is between Weston Street and the current Forestry Oval in Yarralumla.

 

York Park

Other Names: N/A

Suburb/Locality: Barton

1st Grade Matches: 1929/30-1948/49

Home Teams: Manuka

Notes: York Park was named to commemorate the visit of the Duke of York (later King George VI) to Canberra in 1927 to open the provisional Parliament House. The ground originally contained three cricket grounds but is now the home to office development and car parks.

 

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