The Adelaide Oval

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Established: 1873
Capacity: 32,000
Floodlights: Yes
Ends: City End, Cathedral End
Home Team: South Australia
Head Groundsman: Damian Hough
Test History: 68 Tests; 34 home wins; 16 away wins; 18 draws
Last 10 Tests: 7 home wins, 1 away win, 2 draws
Last 10 Tosses: 10 batted first (2 wins, 2 draws, 6 defeats);


Set among gardens and trees and with the spire of St Peter's Cathedral peeking over the grandstands, the Adelaide Oval has a strangely English feel for an Australian cricket ground.

Recent upgrades to The Oval - including a large new grandstand which is part of a redevelopment plan that will boost capacity to 50,000 - have been carried out with due respect for the older stands and the famous scoreboard, and it remains one of cricket's most picturesque grounds.

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