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Lord Plunket’s Shield

Lord William Lee Plunket was the 5th Baron Plunket and the 12th man to serve as Governor of New Zealand once we became a self-governing colony. His tenure as Governor of New Zealand began...

The Basin Reserve: cricket comes to play

In 1861, Wellington was expanding rapidly and debate was stirring about the make-up of the Town Belt. Central to the conversation was the establishment of a public reserve at Te Aro, at the ground...

The Basin Reserve – From Lagoon to Land

The New Zealand Cricket Museum is located at the historic Basin Reserve. Often voted as one of the world's best cricket grounds by players and fans alike, the Basin has a long history but...

RELEASE – On A Foreign Field

The NZ Cricket Museum commemorates WWI with On A Foreign Field To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, the New Zealand Cricket Museum is launching On A Foreign Field, an exhibition...

Lieutenant Hāmi Grace of Wellington

  The short life of Thomas “Hāmi” Grace is very much the stuff of legend. The word “brave” seems to have been invented for him, although his unassuming manner is commented upon as much as...

Second Lieutenant Howe of Wellington

'Gillie' Howe represented Wellington in 1912 and 1914, playing five First Class and two 'miscellaneous' games for them. Two of his matches for Wellington were against the formidable 1914 Australian team, both at the...