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chris77
Post subject: Re: Tests
PostPosted: 11:17 on 12th Dec 2011

Joined: 22:36 on 12th Feb 2009
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Did the whole tour in 2008, cant recommend it highly enough..it is an amazing tour. NZ is a fantastic country, locals are very friendly..the Basin Reserve is my favourite cricket ground, guaranteed to have a test there in 2013. Such a shame though that this tour and Oz are in the same year, can only do one so have to decide which one to do but anybody thinking of doing this tour, do it! :)
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mersey park
Post subject: Re: Tests
PostPosted: 18:34 on 12th Dec 2011

Joined: 15:36 on 3rd Nov 2011
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where did you hear about dunedin then ,got all hotels and flights sorted out but dunedin did not come into my thinking, just thought abot auckland-wellington and one more but in which order ???
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whiteensign
Post subject: Re: Tests
PostPosted: 19:14 on 12th Dec 2011

Joined: 22:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
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Location: Redditch/Sydney
fluzao Wrote:
Auckland Eden Park Confirmed.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/international-cricket/news/article.cfm?c_id=477&objectid=10768007

The Wellington Basin Reserve is guaranteed to get one, and I did read somewhere that the Dunedin University Oval, will also get an England Test in 2013.
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Dunedin is a great city was there for the England v Argentina game at the RWC.
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fluzao
Post subject: Re: Tests
PostPosted: 11:06 on 13th Dec 2011

Joined: 03:13 on 8th Mar 2009
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mersey park Wrote:
where did you hear about dunedin then ,got all hotels and flights sorted out but dunedin did not come into my thinking, just thought abot auckland-wellington and one more but in which order ???


Its been the goal of Cricket NZ to take at least one Test each summer to the Southern Island.
Christchurch did have plans to develop the Canterbury cricket ground in Hagley Park, into a dedicated Test cricket ground, but as with the Auckland Eden Park Outer Oval project, they were struggling to get finance, I guess since the earthquake, that has now been placed on the back burner for a few years.

Otago Cricket Association decided to upgrade the University Oval, in Dunedin, and now play the majority of their first class fixtures there.
The Dunedin City Council have spent a fortune on the ground, including removing part of an (A grade listed) art gallery, and were rewarded with a Test against South Africa this coming March.

The Otago Cricket Association CEO has been reported in the press as saying that, should the South Africa Test be a success, they hope to be awarded a Test against England in 2013.

Some old links to the prospects of an England Test in Dunedin,

17 Jun 2010
http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/111075/case-made-test-cricket-oval

7 Oct 2010
http://www.odt.co.nz/sport/cricket/130252/cricket-new-look-uni-oval-after-big-three-test

21 Jun 2011
http://www.odt.co.nz/sport/cricket/165665/cricket-uni-oval-hoping-south-africa-test
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mp..
Post subject: Re: Tests
PostPosted: 17:27 on 14th Dec 2011

Joined: 17:02 on 3rd Aug 2008
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mersey park Wrote:
where did you hear about dunedin then ,got all hotels and flights sorted out but dunedin did not come into my thinking, just thought abot auckland-wellington and one more but in which order ???



any idea of dates?
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mersey park
Post subject: Re: Tests
PostPosted: 19:00 on 14th Dec 2011

Joined: 15:36 on 3rd Nov 2011
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just looking at hotels in dunedin and flights looks like it takes 1hr 45 from auckland ( direct ) and 3 hrs with a change at wellington if it,s the first test could fly to melbourne then on to dunedin and just as I had all my plans to go via hong kong then onto auckland.
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mp..
Post subject: Re: Tests
PostPosted: 19:21 on 14th Dec 2011

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mersey park Wrote:
just looking at hotels in dunedin and flights looks like it takes 1hr 45 from auckland ( direct ) and 3 hrs with a change at wellington if it,s the first test could fly to melbourne then on to dunedin and just as I had all my plans to go via hong kong then onto auckland.



would it work out cheaper to get a UK to Aus rtn flt, then Aus to NZ rtn flts?
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Boddingtons
Post subject: Re: Tests
PostPosted: 18:42 on 14th Dec 2011

Joined: 16:03 on 29th Sep 2009
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Location: Manchester-cum-Hong Kong
mp.. Wrote:
mersey park Wrote:
just looking at hotels in dunedin and flights looks like it takes 1hr 45 from auckland ( direct ) and 3 hrs with a change at wellington if it,s the first test could fly to melbourne then on to dunedin and just as I had all my plans to go via hong kong then onto auckland.


would it work out cheaper to get a UK to Aus rtn flt, then Aus to NZ rtn flts?


Possible, but unlikely given the cost of purchasing a trans-tasman ticket which will be priced in AUD/NZD.

You could try looking at an 'open-jaw' ticket, i,e, you fly to one city and return from another, simply purchasing a 'cheap' one way ticket between the two.

For example, London - Auckland/Sydney-London. And purchase a separate one way ticket to connect between Auckland and Sydney. That way you can have a few days in Aussie should you so wish.

It's at three months too soon to be querying prices because until the seats are released, no-one can give you an answer with any substance.
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ITFCNZ
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PostPosted: 08:15 on 18th Dec 2011

Joined: 09:51 on 9th Dec 2011
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One option for Dunedin if it gets a test is to fly into Queenstown as that does take flights from Oz and lot better place than Dunedin, only stay in Dunedin for the test then move on - also Wouldn't be surprised if England play a warm up game there and it is an amazing cricket ground

I reckon Auckland Wellington the 2 definites - 3rd will be either Napier or Dunedin. This year they are hosting 4 tests this year but there is only 3 when England are here and I think Napier could miss out to give something to the South Island.

Eden Park will be cold - one good thing since the ground redevelopment is that there is a concourse all round the mid level stands and you can walk the boundary as I like to do
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Hector
Post subject: Re: Tests
PostPosted: 17:30 on 18th Dec 2011

Joined: 19:34 on 29th May 2008
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Location: Somerset
ITFCNZ Wrote:

Eden Park will be cold


Looking at the climate maps, all of New Zealand is cold (not getting above 70 in the summer).

Is it realy that cold?
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