Having successfully hosted three ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 matches, Seddon Park’s busy season concludes with domestic First Class cricket and several community games.
Cricket’s showpiece international tournament saw Seddon Park’s banks and stands filled with fans for South Africa’s win over Zimbabwe (15 February), India’s defeat of Ireland (10 March) and New Zealand’s exciting victory over Bangladesh (13 March). Those three matches followed two One Day Internationals involving New Zealand and South Africa, and New Zealand and Sri Lanka, earlier in the season, as well as several other domestic men’s and women’s fixtures involving New Zealand First Class cricket teams.
The venue now hosts a series of local fixtures which will punctuate one of the busiest summers the ground has seen, says Sean Murray, Hamilton City Council’s General Manager of Events and Economic Development.
“The three ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 matches at Seddon Park were fantastic events, and with those games completed, dozens of local players will now get the chance to tread on the hallowed turf,” he says.
First Class cricket returns to Seddon Park this week, with the SKYCITY Northern Knights meeting the Otago Volts in a four-day Plunket Shield fixture.
That match will be followed by a series of games involving local teams:
- 22 March - The annual “City vs Country” match between West Hamilton Cricket Club and Kaipaki Cricket Club
- 23 March – Northern Districts Maori vs Waikato University Vice Chancellor’s XI
- 26 March – Gillette Cup Final, the conclusion to New Zealand’s secondary schools cricket competition
- 27 March – Friday Night “Kids on the Park” junior cricket event
- 3-5 April – Howden Cup Final, the major final for Hamilton Cricket Association’s Premier cricket season
- 6 April – Fosters Construction vs Placemakers Te Rapa.
Peter Roach, Northern Districts Cricket Association Chief Executive, says the association is pleased to make its home available for different teams from across the city, region and country.
“We want Seddon Park to be more accessible to our community – it’s owned by the people of Hamilton, and to have these games played here reflects that attitude,” Mr Roach says.
“Seddon Park is one of Hamilton’s great assets, and we’re happy to be sharing it with cricketers from around the region – and for the majority of those players involved in these games, it will be a real thrill.”
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