In the Media

From the Bay to the Basin

Four scenic grounds in New Zealand's North Island that didn't make the World Cup cut

Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga
"The Mount" is a pretty lovely place in which to summer. Thousands sprawl from the North Island's urban centres and beyond every year to enjoy the spectacular, narrow peninsula on the Pacific: magnificent surf one side, sheltered bay the other, a dormant volcano at its tip and a cute little town to boot. It's a lovely place to play or watch cricket too, as New Zealand and South Africa and thousands of fans discovered when Bay Oval hosted the first ever internationals to be played in New Zealand in October, earlier this year.


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