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First among equals

Jan 1, 2015: Of Wellington's three venues, only one will see World Cup action. But the other two are worth a look-see as well

Alex Braae

From the Bay to the Basin

Dec 4, 2014: Four scenic grounds in New Zealand's North Island that didn't make the World Cup cut

Will Macpherson

New Zealand news

Proposed flyover near Basin Reserve turned down

Jul 22, 2014: Plans to build a flyover near the Basin Reserve ground in Wellington have been turned down by an independent board of inquiry after four months of hearings

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand news

Traffic flyover threatens Basin Reserve

May 5, 2014: A proposed traffic flyover could threaten the international future of the Basin Reserve in Wellington, according to former players

ESPNcricinfo staff

The best Test ground in Australasia

Mar 3, 2014: The honour belongs to the iconic and charming Basin Reserve in Wellington

Ashley Mallett

All hail the Basin and Mac the Magnificent

Mar 28, 2013: From the old-school charms of Wellington's ground to the big-city vibe of Auckland

Andrew McGlashan

New Zealand news

Proposed flyover threatens Basin Reserve's backdrop

Mar 16, 2013: The backdrop to the Basin Reserve, one of the most picturesque cricket venues in the world, will change significantly if the go-ahead is given to build a flyover close to one corner of the ground

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington

The lake that became a people's ground

Mar 26, 2012: The Basin Reserve may not be the most picturesque venue but it is full of history and character

Firdose Moonda

Postcards from the Basin

Apr 9, 2009: History, airports, and more tea than you can shake a stick at

Sidharth Monga

New Zealand v India, 3rd Test, Wellington

India's least favourite venue

Apr 1, 2009: India have lost the last four times they've turned up for a Test at the Basin Reserve, and some of their heaviest defeats against New Zealand have been at this ground

S Rajesh

New Zealand v India, 3rd Test, Wellington

India face tour's toughest Test

Apr 1, 2009: Any team aspiring to be the best team in the world should visit the Basin Reserve in the first week of April

Sidharth Monga in Wellington

New Zealand cricket

Basin Reserve secures funds for practice facilities

Mar 13, 2008: The Wellington City Council has confirmed that it will help fund the construction of practice facilities at the Basin Reserve to comply with ICC's requirements

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day

Will it be a repeat at Wellington?

Apr 13, 2005: Verdict

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew McLean

NZ v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 1st day

Delivering when it matters

Apr 11, 2005: Verdict

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew McLean

NZ v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 1st day

Martin swings into Sri Lanka on opening day

Apr 11, 2005: Chris Martin's swinging burst rattled the Sri Lankan top order before Thilan Samaraweera lent the total some respectability on the opening day of the second Test at Wellington

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin

Retirement age looming for English umpire

David Shepherd prepares to bow out

Mar 24, 2005: David Shepherd, for so long part of the furniture of international cricket, is preparing to call it a day

ESPNcricinfo staff

NZ v Australia, 2nd Test, Wellington, 5th day

Wet weather helps New Zealand survive

Mar 22, 2005: Glenn McGrath delivered Australia the perfect start but rain spoiled their attempt at sealing the series, and New Zealand were 48 for 3 when the Test was abandoned

The Bulletin by Peter English

NZ v Australia, 2nd Test, Wellington, 4th day

Kasprowicz inspires revival as NZ rely on the rain

Mar 21, 2005: Australia's hunt for victory was stalled by rain as play was abandoned at tea

The Bulletin by Peter English

New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day

The crisis at the top

Mar 20, 2005: Verdict

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew McLean

NZ v Australia, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day

Gilchrist and Martyn crack New Zealand

Mar 20, 2005: Adam Gilchrist ruined New Zealand for the second time in two Tests with a brilliant, brutal 162 and Australia's bowlers were almost as cruel as they bullied four wickets from a wilting top order

The Bulletin by Peter English
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