New Zealand v England Cricket 2019
Join us on our England Cricket Tour to New Zealand this winter – their summer!
Should you not find what you are looking for with these tours listed below then please email or call us with your desired itinerary as we can tailor these packages to suit your requirements.
Our tour will include cricket matches on both North Island and South Island, so expect plenty of travelling in order to attend all these matches.
- This does provide the perfect opportunity to explore these extraordinary islands of outstanding natural beauty. From the spectacular fjord lands of South Island to the volcanic springs and green rolling hills of North Island, there is literally an adventure around ever corner of New Zealand.
As always International Cricket Tours will offer escorted tours for both the T20 matches and the Test matches with the option to tailor make or extend both before and after the cricket dates.
- Our packages will include flights, accommodation, match transfers (if applicable), and match tickets. Why not treat yourself to a flight upgrade or luxury accommodation?
- Whatever the budget we are able to adjust our packages to suit. In addition there will be the chance to attend our tour welcome drinks and an exclusive tour function.
With New Zealand being just about the furthest destination from the UK possible we highly recommend breaking up the journey to include a 1 or 2 night stopover (or longer if you have the time).
- Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Los Angles and Bangkok are just some of the cities you can discover en-route. Let us know which city appeals to you and we will find you the best route and airline.
Gary, our permanent overseas tour host will be departing the UK on the 24th Oct for 3 nights in San Francisco, and and will then fly to New Zealand where it is intended he will continue until the 4th of December when he makes his way back to South Africa via Australia.
- If a longer itinerary is desired covering an Elton John concert in Melbourne with Gary before you head back to chilly UK please let us know
(Escorted tours are subject to minimum number of 20 person).
Fri 01 Nov 19 1st T20 Hagley Oval, Christchurch 14:00
Sun 03 Nov 19 2nd T20 Westpac Stadium, Wellington 14:00
Tue 05 Nov 19 3rd T20 Saxton Oval, Nelson 14:00
Fri 08 Nov 19 4th T20 McLean Park, Napier 18:00
Sun 10 Nov 19 5th T20 Eden Park, Auckland 14:00
Thu 21 Nov – Mon 25 Nov 19 1st Test Bay Oval, Tauranga 11:00
Fri 29 Nov – Tue 03 Dec 19 2nd Test Seddon Park, Hamilton 11:00
New Zealand Venues
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Match: 1st T20
The first recorded match on the ground was in 1867, when Canterbury cricket team hosted Otago cricket team. Canterbury used the ground infrequently from then through until the 1920s, but hardly stopped during World War I.
Hagley Oval hosted NZ’s opening ceremony and match for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, while their final match as host of the World Cup was between England and Scotland on 23 February 2015, which was a day after the 4th anniversary of 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
Westpak Stadium, Wellington
Match: 2nd T20
Westpac Stadium or The Cake Tin, as local cricketing fans call it, is one of New Zealand’s newest and swankiest cricket grounds. Built in 1999, it can hold up to 38,000 and is the go-to venue for many of the country’s most important ODI and Twenty20 matches while the city’s older Basin Reserve ground caters for tests. Its drop-in pitches tend to favour the batsmen so expect high scoring, but you can be at the mercy of the rain so also be prepared to avert a soggy bottom!
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Saxton Oval, Nelson
Match: 3rd T20
The ground was constructed by the Nelson Cricket Association following their move from Trafalgar Park, at a cost of $3.8 million.
On 4 January 2014, Nelson hosted its first men’s one day international match when West Indies played New Zealand.
On 29 December 2017, Nelson hosted its first men’s T20 international match when West Indies played New Zealand. (source)
McLean Park, Napier
Match: 4th T20
The ground was initially named ‘Sir Donald McLean Park’ by an act of Parliament after Sir Douglas McLean donated ten acres of land as a memorial to his father.
It has held first class matches since 1952 and ten tests since 1979. New Zealand’s Test record at the ground is seven draws, one win and two losses. It has held at least a single one-day international every season since 1990. The ground has a capacity of 19,700 and the pitch is turf. (source)
Eden Park, Auckland
Match: 5th T20
Auckland’s magnificent Eden Park has welcomed not just cricketers but everyone from the Queen Mum to the Dalai Lama. With its soaring stands seating around 40,000 it’s an imposing but sociable venue, a new internal concourse allowing you to nip out quickly and pick up a beer or a burger. During the World Cup it hosted four matches, including the semi-final between New Zealand and South Africa. Noted for its unusual baseball diamond design, Auckland’s sub-tropical conditions tend to favour slow and spin bowlers here.
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Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Match: 1st Test
First known as Blake Park, it held its first List A match in 1987/88 Shell Cup when Northern Districts played Central Districts.
The Bay of Plenty Cricket Association later constructed a new cricket oval at Blake Park, the Bay Oval, which held its first senior match in the 2008–09 State Twenty20 with Northern Districts playing Otago.
Bay Oval hosted its first ODI on January 28, 2014 between Canada and Netherlands as part of the 2014 Cricket World Cup Qualifier. (source)
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Match: 2nd Test
Seddon Park was named after Richard Seddon, the longest-serving Prime Minister of New Zealand.
It was first used for a major cricket match in February 1914, when the touring Australians played a South Auckland XVIII in a two-day match.
Seddon Park was also used for the 2015 Cricket World Cup for two of the world cup’s matches. (source)
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Match: Not Scheduled
The Basin is New Zealand’s most historic cricket ground, full of memories and mystique. In an unconventional start, its first match in 1868 was between a visiting naval ship and the prisoners of nearby Mount Cook Jail. The grass bank seating provides a natural sun trap for up to 11,000 spectators, providing an oasis in an inner city setting. 300 is the magic number here, Brendon McCullum holding the run record at 302 and Richard Hadlee taking his 300th test wicket.
Discover New Zealand
From our last tour..
Hi Gary! Helen and I really enjoyed our time in New Zealand – we won’t hold you at fault for the losses in Hamilton and Dunedin ! Next time we’re looking for an overseas cricket holiday, International Cricket Tours will be the first company we come to. Thanks for your hard work and good company throughout. Cheers Colin and Helen.
Last updated June 27th, 2019