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Nelson Park, Napier

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Nelson Park is a cricket ground in Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. The ground first held a first-class match when Hawke's Bay played Wellington in 1920. Hawke's Bay would play a second first-class match there in 1921 against the touring Australians. Major cricket was next played there near 65 years later when Central Districts played Wellington in the 1985/86 Shell Trophy. As of the 2010/11 season, Central Districts have played nine first-class matches there. A 2011-12 Ford Trophy match was held between the Central Districts Stags and the Wellington Firebirds, which finished in a no result.

In the 1920s Nelson Park was regarded as one of the best cricket wickets in New Zealand.

Five Youth One Day Internationals have been played at Nelson Park, all in the 2010 Under-19 World Cup. The ground has also been used a home venue for Central Districts Women in the State League in the 2010/11 season.

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