Summer of Cricket
Over the years Drummoyne Oval has hosted some great cricket matches.
Drummoyne Oval was constructed during the Depression with a grant from the unemployment relief fund in 1930. Equal in size to the Sydney Cricket Ground, the Drummoyne Oval has always been used for rugby in the winter months and cricket over summer.
The photograph, above, shows a cricket match between Ian Chappell’s Test XI and John Benaud’s Rest of Australia which was held at Drummoyne Oval on Sunday, 8 October 1972. The match was promoted by the Balmain Cricket Club and the Spastic Centre of NSW. An estimated 20,000 people attended the match.