Bellerive Oval

Bellerive Oval, also known as Blundstone Arena, in Hobart
Facts
Capacity
19500
Location
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Address
Derwent Street, Bellerive, TAS, 7018
Home to
Australia national team, Hobart Hurricanes, Tasmanian Tigers
Floodlights
Yes

Stats - Test Matches

Highest score: 583/4 by Australia vs West Indies – Dec 2015

Lowest score: 85 by Australia vs South Africa – Nov 2016

Stats - ODI Matches

Highest score: 363/9 by Sri Lanka vs Scotland – Mar 2015

Lowest score: 120 by Australia vs Pakistan – Jan 1997

Stats - T20 Matches

Highest score: 213/4 by Australia vs England – Jan 2014

Lowest score: 141/8 by West Indies vs Australia – Feb 2010

Stats – BBL matches

Highest score: 212/3 by Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes – Jan 2020

Lowest score: 94 by Sydney Thunders vs Hobart Hurricanes – Jan 2014

Brisbane Heat recorded the highest Big Bash total at the Bellerive Oval in January 2020 when Chris Lynn smashed an unbeaten 88 from 55 balls batting first.

Bellerive Oval Ground Profile

Australia’s Bellerive Oval, also known as the Blundstone Arena, is based in Bellerive in Tasmania. It is home to the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League and is the only cricket ground in Tasmania to host international fixtures.

Bellerive has been a Test venue since 1989 when Australia played Sri Lanka. It previously hosted its first ODI in 1988 when New Zealand took on Sri Lanka.

It is also the home ground of state team Tasmanian Tigers and was one of the venues chosen to host matches during the 2015 Cricket World Cup following redevelopment work.

Sport was played on the site from the mid-19th century and the ground officially opened in 1914. The Bellerive Oval was the first top-class cricket ground in Australia to sign a naming-rights agreement when it linked up with Blundstone Footwear in 2011.

Floodlights were installed at the ground in 2009 to allow for ODI fixtures and T20 matches to take place.

Before redevelopment work ahead of the 2015 World Cup, the record attendance at the ground was an ODI between Australia and England. That attracted 16,719 spectators in January 2003. The record is now a Big Bash League contest between Hobart and Perth in 2016.

What to look for when betting on matches at Bellerive Oval

The Bellerive wicket has traditionally helped bowlers by providing early movement. However, the track soon becomes good for batting as the match progresses. Conditions are also influenced by sea breezes in the afternoons.

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