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Kensington Oval during the Final of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, looking towards the Worrell, Weekes and Walcott stand.

The Kensington Oval is a 15,000-capacity sports stadium located in Bridgetown on the island nation of Barbados.[1][2] Used mainly for cricket, the Kensington Oval hosted its first Test in 1930 and its first One Day International (ODI) in 1985.[3] The ground has seen 51 Tests—all including the West Indies—along with 30 ODIs, and has been the scene of 100 Test and 14 ODI centuries.[4][5][6] Additionally, the ground hosted a pair of World Series Cricket one-day games and a Supertest between the WSC West Indies and WSC Australian teams.

West Indian Clifford Roach became the first player to score a century at the venue, managing 122 runs in the ground's inaugural match.[5] Two other batsmen, Andy Sandham and George Headley from England and the West Indies respectively, also scored centuries in this match. However, it took a further four Tests until West Indian Clyde Walcott scored the next hundred, 220 in 1954. The innings was also the first double century to be scored at the Kensington Oval. Pakistani Hanif Mohammad's score of 337, which was achieved in 1958, remains the highest score seen at the ground, while West Indian Lawrence Rowe is the only other batsman to score a triple century at the venue, hitting 302 against England in 1974. Nine batsmen have scored double centuries, with West Indian Ramnaresh Sarwan's score of 291 against England in 2009 remaining the highest. Desmond Haynes, Clive Lloyd and Shivnarine Chanderpaul are the only players to score four Test centuries at the Kensington Oval, while Garry Sobers, Viv Richards and Brian Lara have all stuck three hundreds.[4]

In the first ODI at the venue, Haynes scored 116 from 138 balls against New Zealand in 1985—the only century in the match. He is also one of only two players to hit two centuries in ODIs at the ground; scoring 117 not out from 132 balls against India in 1989. West Indian Brian Lara is the other batsman, with scores of 110 from 106 deliveries against England in 1998 and 116 from 106 balls against Sri Lanka in 2003. Australian Geoff Marsh became the first touring batsman to score an ODI century at the Kensington Oval, scoring 113 from 136 balls against the West Indies. Fellow countryman Adam Gilchrist holds the record for the highest ODI score with 149 from 104 deliveries, hit during the 2007 Cricket World Cup final against Sri Lanka.[7]

Key[edit]

  • * denotes that the batsman was not out.
  • Inns. denotes the number of the innings in the match.
  • Balls denotes the number of balls faced in an innings.
  • NR denotes that the number of balls was not recorded.
  • Parentheses next to the player's score denotes his century number at the Kensington Oval.
  • The column title Date refers to the date the match started.
  • The column title Result refers to whether the player's team won,[8][9] lost[10][11] or if the match was drawn.[12]

Test centuries[edit]

The following table summarises the Test centuries scored at the Kensington Oval.[4]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 122 Clifford Roach  West Indies NR 1  England 11 January 1930 Drawn
2 152 Andy Sandham  England NR 2  West Indies 11 January 1930 Drawn
3 176 George Headley  West Indies NR 3  England 11 January 1930 Drawn
4 220 Clyde Walcott  West Indies NR 1  England 6 February 1954 Won
5 166 John Holt  West Indies NR 3  England 6 February 1954 Won
6 137 Keith Miller  Australia NR 1  West Indies 14 May 1955 Drawn
7 118 Ray Lindwall  Australia NR 1  West Indies 14 May 1955 Drawn
8 219 Denis Atkinson  West Indies NR 2  Australia 14 May 1955 Drawn
9 122 Clairmonte Depeiaza  West Indies NR 2  Australia 14 May 1955 Drawn
10 142 Conrad Hunte  West Indies NR 1  Pakistan 17 January 1958 Drawn
11 197 Everton Weekes  West Indies NR 1  Pakistan 17 January 1958 Drawn
12 337 Hanif Mohammad  Pakistan NR 3  West Indies 17 January 1958 Drawn
13 128 Ken Barrington  England NR 1  West Indies 6 January 1960 Drawn
14 136* Ted Dexter  England NR 1  West Indies 6 January 1960 Drawn
15 226 Garry Sobers (1/3)  West Indies NR 2  England 6 January 1960 Drawn
16 197* Frank Worrell  West Indies NR 2  England 6 January 1960 Drawn
17 210 Bill Lawry  Australia NR 1  West Indies 5 May 1965 Drawn
18 201 Bob Simpson  Australia NR 1  West Indies 5 May 1965 Drawn
19 102 Bob Cowper  Australia NR 1  West Indies 5 May 1965 Drawn
20 129 Rohan Kanhai (1/2)  West Indies NR 2  Australia 5 May 1965 Drawn
21 201 Seymour Nurse  West Indies NR 2  Australia 5 May 1965 Drawn
22 146 John Edrich  England NR 2  West Indies 29 February 1968 Drawn
23 113* Clive Lloyd (1/4)  West Indies NR 3  England 29 February 1968 Drawn
24 178* Garry Sobers (2/3)  West Indies NR 1  India 1 April 1971 Drawn
25 150 Dilip Sardesai  India NR 2  West Indies 1 April 1971 Drawn
26 117* Sunil Gavaskar  India NR 4  West Indies 1 April 1971 Drawn
27 126 Bev Congdon  New Zealand NR 2  West Indies 23 March 1972 Drawn
28 105 Brian Hastings  New Zealand NR 2  West Indies 23 March 1972 Drawn
29 183 Charlie Davis  West Indies NR 3  New Zealand 23 March 1972 Drawn
30 142 Garry Sobers (3/3)  West Indies NR 3  New Zealand 23 March 1972 Drawn
31 106 Greg Chappell  Australia NR 1  West Indies 9 March 1973 Drawn
32 105 Rohan Kanhai (2/2)  West Indies NR 2  Australia 9 March 1973 Drawn
33 106* Ian Chappell  Australia NR 3  West Indies 9 March 1973 Drawn
34 102* Doug Walters  Australia NR 3  West Indies 9 March 1973 Drawn
35 148 Tony Greig  England 320 1  West Indies 6 March 1974 Drawn
36 302 Lawrence Rowe  West Indies 430 2  England 6 March 1974 Drawn
37 119 Alvin Kallicharran  West Indies 191 2  England 6 March 1974 Drawn
38 129* Keith Fletcher  England 357 3  West Indies 6 March 1974 Drawn
39 142 Viv Richards (1/3)  West Indies NR 2  India 10 March 1976 Won
40 102 Clive Lloyd (2/4)  West Indies NR 2  India 10 March 1976 Won
41 117* Wasim Raja  Pakistan NR 1  West Indies 18 February 1977 Drawn
42 157 Clive Lloyd (3/4)  West Indies NR 2  Pakistan 18 February 1977 Drawn
43 100 Clive Lloyd (4/4)  West Indies 167 1  England 13 March 1981 Won
44 182* Viv Richards (2/3)  West Indies 256 3  England 13 March 1981 Won
45 116 Graham Gooch  England 210 4  West Indies 13 March 1981 Lost
46 130 Gus Logie  West Indies NR 2  India 15 April 1983 Won
47 120 Wayne Phillips  Australia 197 1  West Indies 30 March 1984 Lost
48 145 Desmond Haynes (1/4)  West Indies 222 2  Australia 30 March 1984 Won
49 131* Richie Richardson (1/2)  West Indies 313 2  Australia 30 March 1984 Won
50 105 Viv Richards (3/3)  West Indies 147 2  New Zealand 26 April 1985 Won
51 160 Richie Richardson (2/2)  West Indies 278 1  England 21 March 1986 Won
52 108 Sanjay Manjrekar  India 221 1  West Indies 7 April 1989 Lost
53 117 Gordon Greenidge (1/2)  West Indies 182 2  India 7 April 1989 Won
54 107 Ravi Shastri  India 255 3  West Indies 7 April 1989 Lost
55 112* Desmond Haynes (2/4)  West Indies 128 4  India 7 April 1989 Won
56 164 Carlisle Best  West Indies 245 1  England 5 April 1990 Won
57 119 Allan Lamb  England 224 2  West Indies 5 April 1990 Lost
58 109 Desmond Haynes (3/4)  West Indies 177 3  England 5 April 1990 Won
59 226 Gordon Greenidge (2/2)  West Indies 480 3  Australia 19 April 1991 Won
60 163 Andrew Hudson  South Africa 384 2  West Indies 18 April 1992 Lost
61 125 Desmond Haynes (4/4)  West Indies 206 1  Pakistan 23 April 1993 Won
62 118 Alec Stewart (1/2)  England 221 1  West Indies 8 April 1994 Won
63 143 Alec Stewart (2/2)  England 319 3  West Indies 8 April 1994 Won
64 208 Sherwin Campbell (1/2)  West Indies 470 2  New Zealand 19 April 1996 Won
65 125 Nathan Astle  New Zealand 150 3  West Indies 19 April 1996 Lost
66 137* Shivnarine Chanderpaul (1/4)  West Indies 284 1  India 27 March 1997 Won
67 103 Graham Thorpe (1/2)  England 268 1  West Indies 12 March 1998 Drawn
68 154 Mark Ramprakash  England 388 1  West Indies 12 March 1998 Drawn
69 199 Steve Waugh (1/2)  Australia 376 1  West Indies 26 March 1999 Lost
70 104 Ricky Ponting (1/2)  Australia 290 1  West Indies 26 March 1999 Lost
71 105 Sherwin Campbell (2/2)  West Indies 271 2  Australia 26 March 1999 Won
72 153* Brian Lara (1/3)  West Indies 256 4  Australia 26 March 1999 Won
73 115 Mohammad Yousuf  Pakistan 235 1  West Indies 18 May 2000 Drawn
74 165 Wavell Hinds  West Indies 236 2  Pakistan 18 May 2000 Drawn
75 131 Imran Nazir  Pakistan 180 3  West Indies 18 May 2000 Drawn
76 134 Daryll Cullinan  South Africa 272 1  West Indies 29 March 2001 Drawn
77 106* Shaun Pollock  South Africa 195 1  West Indies 29 March 2001 Drawn
78 113* Ridley Jacobs  West Indies 215 2  South Africa 29 March 2001 Drawn
79 115 Carl Hooper  West Indies 235 2  India 2 May 2002 Won
80 101* Shivnarine Chanderpaul (2/4)  West Indies 231 2  India 2 May 2002 Won
81 130 Stephen Fleming  New Zealand 230 1  West Indies 21 June 2002 Won
82 113 Ricky Ponting (2/2)  Australia 204 1  West Indies 1 May 2003 Won
83 115 Steve Waugh (2/2)  Australia 233 1  West Indies 1 May 2003 Won
84 119* Graham Thorpe (2/2)  England 217 2  West Indies 1 April 2004 Won
85 176 Brian Lara (2/3)  West Indies 224 1  South Africa 21 April 2005 Lost
86 104 Graeme Smith  South Africa 203 2  West Indies 21 April 2005 Won
87 178 AB de Villiers  South Africa 352 2  West Indies 21 April 2005 Won
88 130 Brian Lara (3/3)  West Indies 120 1  Pakistan 26 May 2005 Won
89 153* Shivnarine Chanderpaul (3/4)  West Indies 254 3  Pakistan 26 May 2005 Won
90 122 Shahid Afridi  Pakistan 95 4  West Indies 26 May 2005 Lost
91 108 Phil Jaques  Australia 224 3  West Indies 12 June 2008 Won
92 157 Simon Katich  Australia 332 3  West Indies 12 June 2008 Won
93 142 Andrew Strauss  England 210 1  West Indies 26 February 2009 Drawn
94 104 Ravi Bopara  England 143 1  West Indies 26 February 2009 Drawn
95 291 Ramnaresh Sarwan  West Indies 452 2  England 26 February 2009 Drawn
96 166 Denesh Ramdin  West Indies 268 2  England 26 February 2009 Drawn
97 139* Alastair Cook (1/2)  England 256 3  West Indies 26 February 2009 Drawn
98 103* Shivnarine Chanderpaul (4/4)  West Indies 248 1  Australia 7 April 2012 Lost
99 161* Kane Williamson  New Zealand 271 3  West Indies 26 June 2014 Won
100 105 Alastair Cook (2/2)  England 266 1  West Indies 1 May 2015 Lost
101 131 Roston Chase  West Indies 210 1  Pakistan 30 April 2017 Won
102 105 Azhar Ali  Pakistan 278 2  West Indies 30 April 2017 Lost

One Day International centuries[edit]

The Kensington Oval has hosted 28 ODI matches, during which 13 centuries have been scored.[6] Here, one of these matches takes place in 2007.

The following table summarises the One Day International centuries scored at the Kensington Oval.[7]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date result
1 116 Desmond Haynes (1/2)  West Indies 138 1  New Zealand 23 April 1985 Won
2 117* Desmond Haynes (2/2)  West Indies 132 1  India 7 March 1989 Won
3 113 Geoff Marsh  Australia 136 1  West Indies 13 March 1991 Won
4 109* Shivnarine Chanderpaul  West Indies 134 2  India 3 May 1997 Won
5 122 Nick Knight  England 130 1  West Indies 29 March 1998 Won
6 110 Brian Lara (1/2)  West Indies 106 2  England 29 March 1998 Lost
7 107 Herschelle Gibbs  South Africa 132 2  West Indies 9 May 2001 Won
8 116 Brian Lara (2/2)  West Indies 106 1  Sri Lanka 8 June 2003 Lost
9 104* Ramnaresh Sarwan  West Indies 105 1  England 5 May 2004 Lost
10 123 Boeta Dippenaar  South Africa 129 1  West Indies 11 May 2005 Won
11 132 Chris Gayle  West Indies 152 2  South Africa 11 May 2005 Lost
12 100 Kevin Pietersen  England 91 2  West Indies 21 April 2007 Won
13 149 Adam Gilchrist  Australia 104 1  Sri Lanka 28 April 2007 Won
14 121 Mohammad Hafeez  Pakistan 138 1  West Indies 2 May 2011 Lost
15 125 Marlon Samuels  West Indies 134 1  Australia 21 June 2016 Lost
16 102 Darren Bravo  West Indies 103 1  South Africa 24 June 2016 Won
17 110 Alex Hales  England 107 1  West Indies 9 March 2017 Won
18 101 Joe Root  England 108 1  West Indies 9 March 2017 Won

World Series Cricket centuries[edit]

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date result
1 109 Martin Kent Aus WSC.png WSC Australians NR 2 Windies WSC.png WSC West Indies 7 March 1979 Lost

References[edit]

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