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Basin Reserve
 

Records and statistics

New Zealand v England - Jan 24-27, 1930 Scorecard
New Zealand v Australia - Feb 12-15, 2016 Scorecard
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New Zealand v England - Mar 9, 1975 Scorecard
New Zealand v Pakistan - Jan 25, 2016 Scorecard
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Profile

Nestled beneath Mount Victoria and Mount Cook, the Basin Reserve is an island of cricket in inner city Wellington. Spectators are accommodated on a grass bank on the eastern side of the ground, a natural sun trap which also provides shelter from the notorious southerly winds. The ground is protected by Act of Parliament and is New Zealand's only sport ground on the National Heritage list.

Cricket in Wellington received a surprise boost in 1855, courtesy of an unexpected earthquake which flattened out enough ground to create the Basin Reserve. The ground, however, was swampy and it was another 13 years until the ground was completed and the first match was played between Wellington Volunteers and representatives of HMS Falcon in 1868.

Five years later, the inaugural first-class match was played there, between Wellington and Auckland. But it was not until much later the next century, that the Basin Reserve hosted its first Test, when in 1929, New Zealand faced the MCC. Local batsman Stewie Dempster and Aucklander Jack Mills shared an opening stand of 276: they each struck centuries, the first by New Zealanders in Test matches.

But local enthusiasts had to wait until 1968-69 for New Zealand's first Test victory on the ground, against West Indies. It was also the scene of a then-world record for all Test wickets when, in 1990-91, Martin Crowe (299) and Andrew Jones (186) posted 467 runs in their third-wicket stand against Sri Lanka.

Sir Richard Hadlee took his 300th Test wicket here, when he removed the Australian captain Allan Border. This was one of 53 wickets Hadlee picked up at the Basin Reserve, at an average of 20.3.

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Fixtures

2016
Sat Oct 29 - Tue Nov 1
10:30 local | 21:30 GMT
17:30 EDT | 16:30 CDT | 14:30 PDT
Plunket Shield
Wellington v Northern Districts
Mon Nov 14 - Thu Nov 17
10:30 local | 21:30 GMT
16:30 EST | 15:30 CST | 13:30 PST
Plunket Shield
Wellington v Central Districts
Fri Nov 25 (20 ovs)
15:00 local | 02:00 GMT
21:00 EST | 20:00 CST | 18:00 PST
New Zealand Cricket Women's Twenty20
Wellington Women v Canterbury Women
Sat Nov 26 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 21:30 GMT
16:30 EST | 15:30 CST | 13:30 PST
New Zealand Cricket Women's One Day Competition
Wellington Women v Canterbury Women
Sun Nov 27 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 21:00 GMT
16:00 EST | 15:00 CST | 13:00 PST
New Zealand Cricket Women's One Day Competition
Wellington Women v Canterbury Women
Fri Dec 16 (20 ovs)          
16:00 local | 03:00 GMT
22:00 EST | 21:00 CST | 19:00 PST
Super Smash
Wellington v Canterbury
Thu Dec 22 (20 ovs)          
16:00 local | 03:00 GMT
22:00 EST | 21:00 CST | 19:00 PST
Super Smash
Wellington v Auckland
Mon Dec 26 (20 ovs)          
16:00 local | 03:00 GMT
22:00 EST | 21:00 CST | 19:00 PST
Super Smash
Wellington v Central Districts
2017
Tue Jan 3 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 01:00 GMT
20:00 EST | 19:00 CST | 17:00 PST
Super Smash
Wellington v Otago
Thu Jan 12 - Mon Jan 16
10:30 local | 21:30 GMT
16:30 EST | 15:30 CST | 13:30 PST
1st Test - New Zealand v Bangladesh
Sun Jan 22 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 22:00 GMT
17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST
The Ford Trophy
Wellington v Auckland
Wed Jan 25 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 22:00 GMT
17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST
The Ford Trophy
Wellington v Canterbury
Wed Feb 1 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 22:00 GMT
17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST
The Ford Trophy
Wellington v Central Districts
Sat Feb 4 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 22:00 GMT
17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST
The Ford Trophy
Wellington v Otago
Sun Feb 5 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 21:00 GMT
16:00 EST | 15:00 CST | 13:00 PST
New Zealand Cricket Women's One Day Competition
Wellington Women v Otago Women
Sun Feb 26 - Wed Mar 1
10:30 local | 21:30 GMT
16:30 EST | 15:30 CST | 13:30 PST
Plunket Shield
Wellington v Canterbury
Thu Mar 16 - Mon Mar 20
10:30 local | 21:30 GMT
17:30 EDT | 16:30 CDT | 14:30 PDT
2nd Test - New Zealand v South Africa
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Latest Photos

Trent Boult smacked a huge six over long-on and was caught in the crowd, New Zealand v Australia, 1st Test, Wellington, 4th day, February 15, 2016
Trent Boult smacked a huge six over long-on and was caught in the crowd
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The Basin was brimming with people on Saturday morning, New Zealand v Australia, 1st Test, Wellington, 2nd day, February 13, 2016
The Basin was brimming with people on Saturday morning
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Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson at Basin Reserve, Wellington, February 11, 2016
Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson at Basin Reserve
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Fans pack the grass embankments at Basin Reserve for the first ODI there in nearly ten years, New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Basin Reserve, Wellington, January 25, 2016
Fans pack the grass embankments at Basin Reserve for the first ODI there in nearly ten years
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Wellington v Northern D at Wellington
Oct 29-Nov 1, 2016 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT -1d | 17:30 EDT -1d | 16:30 CDT -1d | 14:30 PDT -1d)
Wellington v Central D at Wellington
Nov 14-17, 2016 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT -1d | 16:30 EST -1d | 15:30 CST -1d | 13:30 PST -1d)
Well Women v Cant Women at Wellington
Nov 25, 2016 (15:00 local | 02:00 GMT | 21:00 EST -1d | 20:00 CST -1d | 18:00 PST -1d)
Well Women v Cant Women at Wellington
Nov 26, 2016 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT -1d | 16:30 EST -1d | 15:30 CST -1d | 13:30 PST -1d)
Well Women v Cant Women at Wellington
Nov 27, 2016 (10:00 local | 21:00 GMT -1d | 16:00 EST -1d | 15:00 CST -1d | 13:00 PST -1d)
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