The ranking of cricket grounds can be changed around by changing the definition – oldest cricket PITCH, oldest GROUND, oldest ground on which TESTS HAVE BEEN PLAYED, etc. The pitch on Norfolk Island claims one of these.

Wikipedia uses the term “pitch” and correctly dates the origin as 1838.

This leaflet from the Island’s Administrator – an insert in the local newspaper – explains the works undertaken in 2022 to keep the pitch in use.