Lavington Sports Ground (known as "Lavington Panthers Oval" between 2001 and 2009) is a sports ground located in the suburb of Hamilton Valley near Lavington on the north-west fringe of the city of Albury, Australia. The oval is nestled in the side of a hill, with concrete terraces cut into the southern side of the oval below a grass embankment and the grandstand and changing rooms located on the north-west flank. The venue also incorporates a 4 table cricket wicket, a velodrome for track cycling and two netball courts. The Lavington Panthers Sports Club licensed club was formerly located next to the ground, across Hanna Street.
The venue is the home ground for the Lavington Panthers Football Club in the Ovens & Murray Football League, and usually hosts the Ovens & Murray grand finals, which typically attract crowds of 10 thousand to 15 thousand. During the summer months, the venue is used for cricket, with a turf wicket, and in this capacity serves as the home ground of the Lavington Panthers side in the Cricket Albury-Wodonga Provincial competition.
LAVINGTON SPORTS OVAL (ALBURY) Pitch Report
The pitch of the Greenfield International Stadium mainly aids bowlers, and batsmen struggle, in particular opening batsmen. Fast bowlers get a tremendous swing, which makes it very hard for batsmen on top as the new ball moves a lot. This pitch also gives fast bowlers additional rebound. The pitch also helps spin bowlers, providing spin bowlers well spinning and bounce. Batsmen also get most runs but domination of bowlers increases nowadays. The pitch is dry and have grass, which is perfect for both batsmen and bowlers. Batting conditions are not so excellent and average scores of 104+ in odi matches are mostly common. The wicket is more flatter recently. The task is quite easy for spin bowlers.
BBL Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:
The teams winning the toss at BBL matches usually prefer batting first because the ground has a great batting pitch as seen in the last game. As of now the ground witnessed just 1 BBL Match where the team batting first seemed to be the dominator. We can expect a high scoring contest between the teams meeting at this ground though it’s hard to conclude on the basis of just 1 match. As of now only 1 match held at this venue where the team batting first won and the chasing team won none.
Here are last BBL match average scores of both Innings at Lavington Sports ground:
BBL Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 228 runs
BBL Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 166 runs
LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME
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