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Proposed members pavilion at Adelaide Oval
Title : Proposed members pavilion at Adelaide Oval Proposed members pavilion at Adelaide Oval
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Source : Jackman Gooden Architects, BRG 238/1/168B
Date of creation : 1903
Format : Architectural drawing
Dimensions : 670 x 1000 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Proposed members pavilion for the South Australian Cricket Association, designed by English and Soward, architects. Tenders were called for the construction, and the firm of Milburn and Jeffrey were successful with the lowest bid provided they made 'substantial provision' for the ladies. However it was then decided 'not to build a stand at present'. A special meeting agreed instead to call tenders for altering the smokers stand. This work was carried out.

At a meeting in 1871 the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) was established, and it was recommended that a cricket ground be formally designated in a central location. A lease was granted by the City of Adelaide Corporation to a section of the parklands for this purpose.

The first grandstand for public use was opened in 1882 and was extended in 1899 with the addition of a dining room and 'ladies retiring rooms'. Substantial upgrading of the oval's stands occurred in the 1920s when column supported roofing was replaced by cantilevered structures. The heritage listed scoreboard was built in 1911.

Over time the Adelaide oval has changed to accommodate the modern game of cricket - with additions of further stands, including the Bradman Stand, and the controversial tower lighting - but it has remained one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in the world.
Related names :

South Australian Cricket Association (SACA)
Adelaide Oval
English and Soward (Architects)

Coverage year : 1903
Period : 1884-1913
Place : War Memorial Drive (Adelaide: S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Heritage of the city of Adelaide: an illustrated guide Adelaide: Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990
Harte, Chris SACA: the history of the South Australian Cricket Association [Adelaide]: Sports Marketing (Australia), [1990]
Whimpress, Bernard Adelaide Oval test cricket 1884-1984 Netley, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press and the South Australian Cricket Association, 1984
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