Plunket Shield championship - Central Stags v Auckland

Latham St, Napier

How good is free admission to witness our defending national champions, the Central Stags, go toe to toe with Auckland's best cricketers, in the cauldron of national first-class cricket!

People pay big bucks to watch this in England, but we're all about showcasing the training ground for our current and future Test BLACKCAPS so head along to the park to see the stars in a national championship that dates back 117 years. BYO lunch and coffee, as this is a no-frills event and you can take your pick of great viewing from anywhere in the Harris Stand or on the grass bank.

Live scoreboard to keep you up with the play and follow @centralstags on instagram for the behind the scenes content and updates. Toss on day one is 10am, with gates opening shortly beforehand and livescores at so you can check the state of play anytime before you pop in to see the good stuff in person.

Second to last game of the season with the championship at stake! That's all the motivation the boys need for a brilliant game against one of their biggest rivals. Follow along with hashtags #lovethestags #plunketshield

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McLean Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Latham St, Napier