Cricket Action at Karori Park

20 November 2012

Karori Park is all set to host some first-class cricket action again this season - so pack the family and a picnic and come to the 'village green'.

Andrea Stockwell (left) and Suzie McDonald of the Wellington Blaze at Karori Park

Andrea Stockwell (left) and Suzie McDonald of the Wellington Blaze at Karori Park

Karori Park is the city's back-up venue for first-class cricket and, with the Basin Reserve temporarily out of action for a surface upgrade, we're working in partnership with the Stadium Trust and Cricket Wellington to produce and maintain a first-class wicket at the park.

This season, the Wellington women's team Blaze compete against the Central Hinds in Twenty-20 and one-day matches from 23 - 25 November, followed by the Firebirds taking on the Central Stags on 10 - 13 December. Karori Park will also host the Firebirds and Northern Knights on 17 - 20 December.

The Council's Sportsfields Operations Manager, Julian Emeny, says the park is a different experience from the Basin with a 'village-green atmosphere', easy parking, cafe and a bus stop right outside.