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Golden Point CC is privileged to play on one of the best grounds in Victoria, the famous Eastern Oval.

The Eastern Oval has a long and proud history. During the 1870s, English cricket legend WG Grace declared the Eastern Oval in Ballarat to be the most English ground in Australia. A Dutch elm, whose considerable span of branches now reaches forward over the ground and backwards over the grandstand, was dubbed the WG Grace Elm in his honour.


The oval has hosted the mighty West Indies and events such as the World Cup match between England and Sri Lanka in 1992. More recently, the Victorian Bushrangers have competed in domestic 50 over cricket, notably posting the lowest ever score for a Victorian team in 2002/03 (against Queensland). Premier cricket has also featured of late and typically draws pleasing crowd numbers. The Eastern Oval is also the host ground for all Ballarat Cricket Association grand finals.

 

This link is to an archive of interesting matches and statistics played at the Eastern Oval.


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