The Oval, London

  • CountryEngland
  • CityLondon
  • Capacity25500
  • Flooditno
  • Established-
  • EndsPavilion End and Vauxhall End

Owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, the Kennington Oval, formerly known as The Oval situated near river Thames, has hosted ten World Cup matches since the inaugural event in 1975, followed by 1979, 1983 and 1999. Home to Surrey County Cricket Club, Kennington Oval is where the first-ever Test match on English soil was played between England and arch-rivals Australia in September, 1880. Over the years, it has hosted over a hundred Tests.

Pakistani spinner Saqlain Mushtaq claimed a hat-trick here against Zimbabwe in the 1999 World Cup. Apart from cricket, the Kennington Oval has also hosted the first FA Cup final in 1872. It also has hosted rugby international matches.

Fans planning to reach the iconic venue can avail the service of London Metro: two underground lines the Victoria line which halts at Vauxhall station and the Northern line which stops at the Oval station barely 100 meters south to the venue. Fans can also reach by availing the London Bus services.

Upcoming Matches on The Oval, London

VENUE TRACKER

Matches
102
Home Team Wins
43
Away Team Wins
22
Wins batting 1st
37
Wins batting 2nd
28
No Results
37
Neutral Team Wins
0
Matches Tied
0
Most Prolific Batsman
Sir Leonard Hutton
1521
Runs
Most Prolific Bowler
Sir Ian Botham
52
Wickets
Highest Innings Score
903/7
by England on August 20, 1938 - England beat Australia by an innings and 579 runs
Lowest Innings Score
44/10
by Australia on August 10, 1896 - England beat Australia by 66 runs
Highest Score by an Individual
364
by Sir Leonard Hutton v Australia on August 20, 1938 - England beat Australia by an innings and 579 runs
Best Bowling Figures by an Individual
9/57
by Devon Malcolm v South Africa on August 18, 1994 - England beat South Africa by 8 wickets
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