McLean Park is a sports ground in Napier, New Zealand. The two main sports played at the ground are rugby and cricket. It is one of the 10 proper Cricket Grounds of New Zealand.
McLean Park is an outstanding sportsground of international standards which includes an indoor stadium and Centennial Hall. The home team for this ground is Central Districts Cricket Association. Also the names of two ends of this stadium are Centennial Stand End and Embankment End. Its close proximity to the International Date Line makes it the world's most easterly Test match ground.
It is primarily a one-day venue with square dimensions that allow attacking batsman to score freely especially in the opening overs. There are four covered stands and a large grass bank opposite the Centennial Stand. The wicket is a Batting First one. It slows up throughout the day therefore captains love setting targets on this pitch. Outfield is of top quality when the weather is settled. It has held first class matches since 1952 and six tests since 1979, which have been of good standard. New Zealand's Test record at the ground is four draws and two losses. It has held at least a single one-day international every season since 1990. The ground has a capacity of 21,000 and the pitch is turf.
The ground is used for hosting both ODIs and Test Matches. Apart from this, the McLean Park Complex also hosts rugby matches, including one match at the 1987 Rugby World Cup. It has hosted a total of 5 Tests and... Read More