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Our Grounds

North Sydney Oval

North Sydney Grade Cricket Club has three wonderful grounds at which our various teams compete.

North Sydney Oval is our premier ground, hosting all first grade matches. ESPNCricinfo provide this brief overview of the ground

"Situated to the north of Sydney Harbour, this ground is best known as the home of the North Sydney Bears rugby league team. First used for cricket as St Leonard's Reserve in 1867 and became home ground for the North Sydney Cricket Club in 1894-95. Continuous use for rugby league and rugby union in the winter made the pitch unusable at the start of the season for many years, but renovations in the 1980's made the ground more usable for both summer and winter sports. The Bob Stand was recycled from the SCG, while a stand was built which was named after women's international cricketer Mollie Dive.

North Sydney Oval's main claim to cricketing fame today is as the venue for New South Wales' opening match of the Mercantile Mutual Cup season since 1992-93. The smallish size of the ground lends itself to high-scoring one-day games, and NSW use it for many of their one-day matches. Although the capacity of the ground is around 20,000, only 9000 of these are seated with the remainder on grass banking. Many if the stands themselves have been relocated from the SCG. Five large pylons means the ground can be used for day-night cricket as well as other sports."

 

Bon Andrews Oval (previously known as North Sydney No.2)

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To the North East of the North Sydney Oval is North Sydney's No. 2 ground, now known as Bon Andrwes Oval. It is home of the 2nd XI, 3rd XI and Poidevin Gray (U21) teams as well being the training facility for the entire club on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

The ground looks out to Sydney Harbour with the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, evident from the most Eastern points.

 

 

 

Tunks Park

Located at the basin of Tunks Reserve the ground is set among a scenic bush setting.Tunks

The ground also looks out to Long Bay, one of the many inlets that sneaks its way through Sydney from the harbour.  This makes the ground a regular stopping point for many sailing and boating enthusiasts.

Tunks Park has now won the lower grade ground of the year the last five out of seven seasons.