Rangiora Recreation Ground

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Rangiora Recreation Ground
Ground information
LocationRangiora, New Zealand
Establishment2004 (first recorded match)
Team information
Canterbury Women (2007–2010)
Canterbury (2004–present)
As of 2 November 2011
Source: Ground profile

Rangiora Recreation Ground (also known as the MainPower Oval through a sponsorship deal with local company MainPower) is a cricket ground in Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand.

The ground has been used for cricket since the 19th century.[1] It first held a first-class match when Canterbury played Central Districts in the 2003/04 State Championship.[2] Since the 2011 Christchurch earthquake damaged Lancaster Park beyond repair, Canterbury have played many of their first-class home matches in Rangiora.[3] Canterbury first played a List A match there in the 2003/04 State Shield when they played Auckland, with eight matches in that format having been held there in the 2011-12 Ford Trophy.[4] as well as a handful of Twenty20 matches.[5]

Two Youth One Day Internationals have been played at Rangiora Recreation Ground, both in the 2010 Under-19 World Cup when England Under-19s played West Indies Under-19s and Australia Under-19s.[6] The ground has also been used a home venue for Canterbury Women in the State League since the 2006/07 season.[7]

The Canterbury Country Hawke Cup team use Rangiora Recreation Ground as their home ground.[8] They successfully defended their title there against North Otago in 2014-15.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cricket". Press. XLIX (8339): 6. 25 November 1892. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  2. ^ "U19 Venue Feature: Rangiora". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  3. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Rangiora Recreation Ground, Rangiora". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  4. ^ "List A Matches played on Rangiora Recreation Ground, Rangiora". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Twenty20 Matches played on Rangiora Recreation Ground, Rangiora". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Youth One-Day International Matches played on Rangiora Recreation Ground, Rangiora". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  7. ^ "Women's New Zealand Domestic League Matches played on Rangiora Recreation Ground, Rangiora". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  8. ^ "Cricket@MainPower Oval". Canterbury Country Cricket Association. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Canterbury Country v North Otago 2014-15". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 December 2017.

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Coordinates: 43°17′31.81″S 172°35′57.68″E / 43.2921694°S 172.5993556°E / -43.2921694; 172.5993556