Basin Reserve, Wellington

  • CountryNew Zealand
  • CityWellington
  • Capacity11600
  • Flooditno
  • Established1868
  • EndsVance Stand End and Scoreboard End

The Basin Reserve at Wellington, New Zealand is the only ground in New Zealand to be listed on the National Heritage list and be protected by the Act of Parliament. The first match ever to be played here was in 1868 between the Wellington Volunteers and the representatives of the HMS Falcon. Five years later the first first-class match was played here between Wellington and Auckland. The first test match played on this ground was between New Zealand and England in 1930. Coincidentally, the first One Day International was also played between the same two sides, 45 years later in 1975. Sir Richard Hadlee picked up his 300th wicket at this ground; his victim was the then Australian captain, Allan Border. This ground which is situated at the foot of Mt. Victoria and is surrounded by numerous Wellington landmarks. These include Mount Cook Barracks, the Wellington National War Memorial Carillon, the Caledonian Hotel and the former Dominion Museum among others. In addition to cricket other sports have also been played at the Basin Reserve some of which include rugby and Australian rules football.

Upcoming Matches on Basin Reserve, Wellington

VENUE TRACKER

Matches
63
Home Team Wins
18
Away Team Wins
19
Wins batting 1st
12
Wins batting 2nd
27
No Results
26
Neutral Team Wins
0
Matches Tied
0
Most Prolific Batsman
Ross Taylor
1226
Runs
Most Prolific Bowler
Chris Martin
60
Wickets
Highest Innings Score
680/8
by New Zealand on February 14, 2014 - New Zealand drew with India
Lowest Innings Score
42/10
by New Zealand on March 29, 1946 - Australia beat New Zealand by an innings and 103 runs
Highest Score by an Individual
302
by Brendon McCullum v India on February 14, 2014 - New Zealand drew with India
Best Bowling Figures by an Individual
7/23
by Richard Hadlee v India on February 13, 1976 - New Zealand beat India by an innings and 33 runs
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