Being one of the latest additions to Barbados' cricket grounds, local and regional matches along with warm up matches for touring teams are hosted here. Four warm up matches in the 2007 World Cup were also held here, since the sporting facility was developed to international standards.
The state-of-the-art facility can hold approximately 700 seated spectators and also features an indoor cricket school
with practice nets.
On the eastern end of the ground (up a slight incline) is the West Indies Cricket Walk of Fame. This leads to the gravesites of Sir Frank Worrell and Sir Clyde Walcott and a lifelike bust of Sir Frank.
An imposing statue of cricket stumps with bails overlooks the Oval and leaves no-one in doubt as to the purpose of this ground. When a match is playing the Oval is alive with excitement however it can also be a very quiet and peaceful place, especially in the early morning and when classes are not in session. Then, it is a place for reflection on the lives of three great cricketers and gentlemen and reminds us of the importance of the game of cricket to Barbados and to all the people of the West Indies.