The Denis Compton Oval is a cricket located at the Shenley Cricket Centre. The centre is in Shenley, Hertfordshire. The ground was opened by Denis Compton and the main ground was named in his honour. At the heart of the centre is the 19th century pavilion, originally designed by the legendary cricketer W. G. Grace.
Women's international cricket :
Women's Test cricket matches have also been held on the ground. The first Women's Test match played at The Oval was between England women and India women. From 1999 to 2003, the ground played host to 4 Women's Test matches, the last of which was between England women and South Africa women. In addition to hosting Women's Test matches, the ground has hosted 5 Women's One Day International cricket matches. The first Women's ODI held on the ground was between Ireland women and New Zealand women during the 1993 Women's Cricket World Cup.