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Help dad forget this year’s World Cup: relive the glory days of Kiwi cricket at Bill Richardson Transport World instead

  • 5 August 2019

Monday July 15 was a dark day for dads the length and breadth of New Zealand.

The home of cricket, Lord’s, played host to the thrilling – and then heart-wrenching – ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final.

The Black Caps were cheered on against the English side by the whole country, which collectively fell silent as some niggly parts of the rule-book decided the fate of Kane Williamson and his men.

The nation has been in mourning ever since.

If your dad needs a bit of cheering up, never fear – he can come and relive many of Kiwi cricket’s glory days here at Bill Richardson Transport World.

We’ve got the New Zealand Cricket Museum collection on display, on temporary loan while the Basin Reserve in Wellington undergoes earthquake strengthening and renovation work.

Dad is bound to love the collection, which offers a fascinating insight into New Zealand’s summer game.

Plenty of features tell the stories of New Zealand’s rich cricketing history, but alongside some of the well-known names (one piece on display is the bat Kiwi great Martin Crowe used to score his 17th, and last, test century) are some enthralling, little-known artefacts like a cricket ball made by ANZAC Prisoners of War in Northern Italy during WWII. The ball is made from the string off Red Cross parcels delivered to the camp in Udine.

Entry to the cricket collection is included in admission to Bill Richardson Transport World.

This Father’s Day, give dad a gift he really wants.

A Local’s Pass to Bill Richardson Transport World will get him unlimited access to the museum for a whopping 12 months, meaning he can come to visit as many times as he’d like.

Go on – make your dad’s day!

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