Saxton Cricket Oval

The facility has an amazing Lounge Suite which is perfect for all types of functions, celebrations and parties.

Saxton Cricket Oval is a boutique international cricket ground with ICC (International Cricket Council) accreditation. Every summer it hosts the Blackcaps in one-day International’s or twenty-20’s against Pakistan, BangladeshSri Lanka or the West IndiesAfter each summer, this beautiful location is available for your special event. 

A 12-minute drive from Nelson Airport, the grounds offer privacy without compromising views across the playing fields to the Kahurangi National Park and Richmond Range. The grassy, curved spectator banks of the Oval are connected by the Saxton Oval Pavilion, a stunning piece of architecture that is designed for hosting VIPs, international cricket legends, media and event crew. It is also home Saxton Athletics.

The wicket itself is constructed of special clay sourced from Waikari in North Canterbury, which is renowned for its true and consistent bounce, making it ideal for the first-class demands of international and national matches alike. 

Booking Saxton Cricket Oval

If you would like to place a booking or enquire about availability, please contact:  Saxton Stadium: 03 538 0072 or email  

What’s on at Saxton Cricket Oval

 For a list of events taking place at Saxton Cricket Oval visit the region's ‘What’s On’ guide:  

Please note all facilities are smoke-free

  • Venue Details
  • Venue Type: Sporting
  • Event Types: Conference Dinner Function Sport Wedding
  • Parent Venue: Saxton Field
  • Capacity: 169
  • Facilities: Bar Chairs Commercial Kitchen Projector and Screen Tables
    • Saxton Oval Pavilion Floorplan Final
      475 KB

  • Area: Nelson
  • Address: 142 Saxton Road East, Stoke, 7011, New Zealand View Map
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