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Summer of Cricket

Tauranga is a proud host of a busy season of world-class cricket this summer, sharing our place with players and visitors from around the country and the world.

No matter if you’re a passionate cricket fan or you’ve never been to a cricket match before, this is your chance to watch current and future stars of cricket in action.

Get family and friends together and make a day of it. There will be entertainment for kids, great food on offer or you can bring your own picnic. Celebrate summer and be part of the excitement that comes with live sporting events.

ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018

The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 will give everyone the opportunity to see the next generation of future cricketing stars right on our door step. There will be entertainment for the kids, great food on offer or you can take your own picnic.  Bring family and friends and be part of the action!

This will be the 12th edition of the tournament and the third on New Zealand soil. Tauranga will join Whangarei, Christchurch and Queenstown in hosting 48 matches across the tournament. See all the action as 16 teams compete for the title currently held by defending champions West Indies.

Entry to all matches is FREE.

For full details visit icc-cricket.com

BLACKCAPS & WHITE FERNS Cricket

International cricket is the epitome of the New Zealand summer experience and this season is shaping up to be a cracker. Watch the BLACKCAPS take on the flair of the West Indies and Pakistan before they battle old rival England.

How to get to Bay Oval

This summer, Bay Oval will experience its busiest summer with the brand new floodlights in action turning night into day and sports fixtures into spectacles.

Bay Oval, situated on Blake Park in Tauranga’s suburb Mount Maunganui, is easily accessible from Totara Street and Maunganui Road. Public parking is available in walking distance to the venue around Kawaka Street and Hull Road.

Tauranga City Council welcomes the world’s best cricketers to our city this summer, putting the international spotlight on our people, places and culture. Get into it Tauranga… show the world your support for world-class sporting events in our city.

Upcoming events

19Jan
India v Zimbabwe
19 January

New Zealand is hosting the ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup 2018. Make sure you come and see the future stars of cricket, entry is free!  Read more

20Jan
New Zealand v South Africa
20 January

New Zealand is hosting the ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup 2018. Make sure you come and see the future stars of cricket, entry is free!  Read more

28Jan
Blackcaps v Pakistan - 3rd T20
28 January

International Cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience.   Read more

03Feb
New Zealand - FINAL
03 February

New Zealand is hosting the ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup 2018. Make sure you come and see the future stars of cricket, entry is free!  Read more


28Feb
Blackcaps v England - 2nd ODI
28 February

Watch the Blackcaps take on the thrilling challenge of the West Indies and Pakistan before they battle old rivals Australia and England!  Read more

14Mar
White Ferns v West Indies, 1st T20
14 March

International Cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do.  Read more

16Mar
White Ferns v West Indies, 2nd T20
16 March

International Cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do.   Read more