New Zealand v England Cricket 2019
Join us on our England Cricket Tour to New Zealand in late 2019.
The England Cricket team are New Zealand bound this October/November (2019). They are scheduled to play both a T20 and Test Match series against the ‘Blackcaps’. The tour will include cricket matches on both North Island and South Island. There will be five T20 matches to be played within 10 days at five different cricket grounds so expect plenty of travelling in order to attend all these matches. However, this provides 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 further 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.
As of 10th May we are still awaiting official dates and locations, so please sign up to be kept updated.
Oct 2019 – Dec 2019
Two Test Matches and Five T20s
New Zealand Venues
Saxton Oval, Nelson
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)
Seddon Park, Hamilton
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)
McLean Park, Napier
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)
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Match: 2nd 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)
Auckland ground – Eden Park
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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Westpak Stadium, Wellington
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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Basin Reserve, Wellington
Match: 1st Test
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 May 10th, 2019