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Last Updated: Friday, 27 October 2006, 09:50 GMT 10:50 UK
Ashes venues - Adelaide
Adelaide Oval

One of cricket's most aesthetically pleasing venues, the Adelaide Oval, with a capacity of 32,000, hosts the second Ashes Test from 1 December.

A true Oval, Andrew Flintoff will struggle to hit straight sixes here, though even Monty Panesar will fancy his chances square of the wicket.

Bill Woodfull and Bert Oldfield were both hit here in the infamous Bodyline Series, almost prompting a riot.

Adelaide played host to Sir Donald Bradman's memorial service in 2001.

Inside track: "The wicket really starts to spin big on the fifth day but there is also variable bounce for the faster bowlers" - South Australia captain Darren Lehmann.

Barmy Army tip: A pleasant way to spend an evening is to head off to the seaside suburb of Glenelg, where there are decent beaches and numerous bars to enjoy a sundowner.

England's record here: Bob Taylor's 97, the best score of his Test career, set up the win that gave England victory in the 1978-79 Ashes series. Heavy defeats in the last two Tests here, though.


England fixtures

2006

17-19 November v South Australia
Play starts 0000 GMT

1-5 December 2nd Test
Play starts 0030 GMT

2007

23 January VB Series ODI v New Zealand (d/n)
Play starts 0315 GMT

26 January VB Series ODI v Australia (d/n)
Play starts 0315 GMT


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Inside view: Adelaide
30 Nov 06 |  The Ashes
England in Australia 2006/07
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