Basin Reserve

The Basin Reserve (commonly known as "The Basin") is a cricket ground in Wellington, New Zealand. It has been used for Test matches, and is the main home ground for the Wellington Firebirds first-class team. The Basin Reserve is the only cricket ground to have New Zealand Historic Place status (Category II) as it is the oldest test cricket ground in the country.[1] The ground has been used for events other than cricket, such as concerts, sports events and other social gatherings, but now it is mostly used for cricket, particularly Test matches.

Basin Reserve
The Basin
A view of Basin Reserve in 2008
Ground information
LocationMount Cook, Wellington, New Zealand
Coordinates41°18′1″S 174°46′49″E
Establishment1868
Capacity11,600
End names
Vance Stand End
Scoreboard End
International information
First Test24–27 January 1930:
 New Zealand v  England
Last Test11–14 December 2020:
 New Zealand v  West Indies
First ODI9 March 1975:
 New Zealand v  England
Last ODI26 March 2021:
 New Zealand v  Bangladesh
First women's Test20–23 March 1948:
 New Zealand v  Australia
Last women's Test26–29 January 1990:
 New Zealand v  Australia
First WODI23 January 1982:
 Australia v  England
Last WODI12 February 2009:
 New Zealand v  Australia
First WT20I28 February 2016:
 New Zealand v  Australia
Last WT20I1 March 2016:
 New Zealand v  Australia
Team information
Wellington (1873–present)
As of 26 March 2021
Source: CricketArchive