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Mitchell hopes it’s just goodbye for now to Seddon Park

Knights and NZA batsman Daryl Mitchell

The Knights lead New Zealand domestic cricket’s T20 Burger King Super Smash table by six points, and back themselves against anyone right now –  especially at Hamilton’s Seddon Park.

Knights and NZA batsman Daryl Mitchell is a born and bred Hamiltonian, and loves walking out to play on his back yard.

“It’s where I grew up watching cricket as a little kid.”

“Seddon Park, for me it’s the best ground in the country. It’s a great ground to play at and usually the bank’s pretty full so any time we get to play there is awesome.

“It’s where I grew up watching cricket as a little kid but to be fair, I was probably on the banks playing cricket than trying to watch! I remember going down  with Dad and sitting on the bank watching the BLACKCAPS or the Knights, watching guys like Joey Yovich and Graeme Aldridge, that was pretty cool,” says Mitchell.

The Knights’ last scheduled match at Seddon Park is under lights on Wednesday 16 January against the Canterbury Kings starting at 7.10pm, but they’re determined to be back in town for play off matches, should they qualify, in February.

“Last year we were lucky enough to win the final in Hamilton and it was pretty cool having all our family and friends there to celebrate. It would be great to do it again but there’s still a lot of work to do before then,” said Mitchell.

The Knights play the Kings at Seddon Park on Wednesday, 16 January, with the match starting at 7.10pm. Fans can buy tickets on the gate or from Ticketek.


Looking further ahead, Seddon Park is also the venue for a series of international matches this season:

  • BLACKCAPS vs India ODI – Thursday 31 January, 3pm.
  • WHITE FERNS vs India ODI – Friday 1 February, 2pm.
  • WHITE FERNS vs India T20 – Sunday 10 February, 4pm.
  • BLACKCAPS vs India T20 –Sunday 10 February, 8pm.
  • BLACKCAPS vs Bangladesh, First Test – Thursday February 28 to Monday 4 March, 11am start each day (*as needed).

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