Oval Cricket Ground History and Records

Oval Cricket Ground

Oval Cricket Ground is situated in London and well known for it’s busiest cricket schedule. Numerous cricket records have been formed for domestic, national and international cricket players. Star cricket players have recorded their names in this regard. The Oval Ground has hosts ICCC mega-events, domestic T20 tournaments or first-class cricket matches. The ground has hosted ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Champions Trophy and many other important series between England, NZ, AUS, PAK, AS, WI or IND, etc.

The ground is very beautiful and most loved by cricket stars. Big names from the international background have posted their names on the record list like Umer Gul the best ever ODI spell in the history of international cricket. Umer Gul picked up 5/6, Muralitharan and many others have placed their names in the history book of the Oval Cricket Ground.

Oval Ground History

First TestEngland v Australia  on September 6, 1880
First ODIEngland v West Indies on September 7, 1973
First T20IEngland v West Indies on June 28, 2007
First women’s TestEngland v Australia on July 10, 1937
Last women’s TestEngland v Australia on July 24, 1976
WomenT20IEngland v Australia on June 19, 2009
First ClassLondon v Dartford on June 18, 1974

Dimensions, Location, Capacity

LocationKennington, London, United Kingdom
Establishment1845
Capacity28500
Boundary Dimensions
  • 13.72m radius Two inner circles
  • The 27.43m radius of Two semi‑­circles
  • 137m x 150m Diameter
Pitch Length22.56m x 3.05m
Indoor Nets20m x 3.6m
OwnerDuchy of Cornwall
OperatorSurrey County Cricket Club
TenantsSurrey County Cricket Club
End namesPavilion End and Vauxhall End

Test, ODI and T20 Records 

Records at Kia Oval Test RecordsODI Records T20 Records
Highest Test totalsEng 903/7D v Aus (1938)NZ 398/5 (2015)SA 211/5 (2009)
Highest individual score364 (Len Hutton)162 (Jason Roy)96* (Tillakaratne Dilshan)
Best bowling (innings)9/57 (Devon Malcolm)6/42 (Umar Gul)5/6 (Umar Gul)
Best bowling (match)16/220 (M Muralitharan)6/42 (Umar Gul)5/6 (Umar Gul)
Average S/R32.0432.6223.23
Average RPO2.804.848.27

Leading Wicket takers – Run Scorers 

Test Run Scorer Test Wicket TakersODI Runs ScorerODI Wickets Taker
  • 1521-Len Hutton
  • 1217-Alastair Cook
  • 1097-Graham Gooch
  • 52-Ian Botham
  • 45-Derek Underwood
  • 44-James Anderson
  • 30-James Anderson
  • 13-Darren Gough
  • 12-Andrew Flintoff

Top 5 Best Bowling Innings

Cricket FormatBest Bowling Figures at Oval Cricket Ground
Top 5 Test Records9/57 – DE Malcolm (Eng)

9/65 – M Muralitharan (SL)

8/29 – SF Barnes (Eng)

8/65 – H Trumble (Aus)

8/92 – MA Holding (WI)

Top 5 ODI Records6/42 – Umar Gul (Pak)

5/26 – RC Irani (Eng)

5/31 – M Hendrick (Eng)

5/32 – RJ Harris (Aus)

5/36 – JDP Oram (NZ)

Top 5 T20I Records5/6 – Umar Gul (Pak)

4/10 – RS Bopara (Eng)

4/13 – WD Parnell (SA)

4/19 – Saeed Ajmal (Pak)

3/9 – GE Mathurin (WI)

Top 5 Highest Individual Scores 

Cricket FormatBest Bowling Figures at Oval Cricket Ground
Top 5 Test Records364 – L Hutton (Eng)

311* – HM Amla (SA)

291 – IVA Richards (WI)

266 – WH Ponsford (Eng)

260 – Javed Miandad (Pak)

Top 5 ODI Records162 – JJ Roy (Eng)

145* – NJ Astle (NZ)

134* – KC Sangakkara (SL)

125* – GS Chappell (Aus)

122 – ST Jayasuriya (SL0

Top 5 T20I Records96* – TM Dilshan (SL)

88 – CH Gayle (WI)

79* – AB de Villiers (SA)

79 – PD Collingwood (Eng)

77 – LMP Simmons (WI)

Top 5 Record Partnerships

Cricket FormatRecord Partnerships at Oval Cricket Ground
Top 5 Test Records1st – 290 – G Pullar/MC Cowdrey (Eng)

2nd – 451 – WH Ponsford/DG Bradman (Aus)

3rd – 377* – HM Amla/JH Kallis (SA)

4th – 266 – WR Hammond/TS Worthington (Eng)

5th – 191 – Javed Miandad/Imran Khan (Pak

Top 5 ODI Records1st – 200 – ME Trescothick/VS Solanki (Eng)

2nd – 166 – Majid Khan/Zaheer Abbas (Pak)

3rd – 163 –  NJ Astle/SB Styris (NZ)

4th – 123 – ADR Campbell/A Flower (Zim)

5th – 174 – A Flintoff/PD Collingwood (Eng)

Top 5 T20I Records1st – 133 – CH Gayle/ADS Fletcher (WI)

2nd – 114 – HD Rutherford/BB McCullum (NZ)

3rd – 66 –  KP Pietersen/OA Shah (Eng)

4th – 66 – DA Warner/BJ Haddin (Aus)

5th – 59 – MN Samuels/D Ramdin (WI)

Oval Ground Development

Surry County Cricket Club have planned development of The Kia Oval cricket ground to increase its capacity to 28000 for the redevelopment of the Lock Laker Stand. Construction work will start on November 2019, considerably to enhance match day experiences, conferences, events, and hospitality as construction work.

Construction will start in November 2019 and is expected to be completed by the start of 2021. The opening match and four further fixtures in the ICC Cricket World Cup are planned at The Oval Cricket stadium.

Foreign Team First Visits

At Kia OvalForeign Team Visits
1st Team VisitAboriginal Australians in 1838
2nd Team VisitSouth Africa in 1907
3rd Team VisitWest Indies in 1928
4th Team VisitNew Zealand in 1931
5th Team VisitPakistan in 1954
6th Team VisitSri Lanka in 1998
Updated: 09/11/2019 — 2:18 pm