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In Summer 2008, the English cricket team came to Wellington on the back of a disappointing defeat in the 1st Test at Hamilton the previous week. Into the team came Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson whilst Steve Harmison and Matthew Hoggard were unceremoniously dropped

Jen went to the first four days of the Test whilst Andy watched three of them. On those three days, Andy and Jen were accompanied by Pete and Chantal (see the trip to Australia for more details)

The match was pretty exciting with some drunk Kiwi bloke falling down the Basin Reserve's grass bank onto his face, and getting featured on Sky NZ and Sky UK along with the nearby Jen, Andy and Chantal

The cricket itself was fairly slow paced, but England emerged victorious on Day Five with good performances from Tim Ambrose (in only his second test) and Ryan Sidebottom.

The stately Basin Reserve on the 1st Day. Seagulls roost in the outfield whilst New Zealand make early inroads into the English batting.
With England in dire straits, Paul Collingwood and Tim Ambrose come together to make a great partnership. Ambrose's attacking instincts were coupled with stolid batting from Collingwood.
The seagulls just couldn't keep away - even with fielders and spectators running all over the place, there was always a vantage point for them to use.
Mike Atherton interviews Kiwi all-rounder Jacob Oram after a successful performance during day one.
James Anderson demolishes the New Zealand top order early on day two. In this picture, Ryan Sidebottom prepares to run in to bowl.
Pete and Chantal visiting from Christchurch turn away from the cricket briefly to pose for the camera.
The famous Collapsing Kiwi. This is the guy who fell down the bank, with his beer and appeared along with Andy, Jenny and Chantal on the live broadcast in both NZ and the UK and also on TV3 news and New Zealand sports shows, "Hyundai Sports Tonight", "The Crowd Goes Wild" and "Deaker on Sport"
Andy and Pete make their way onto the Basin Reserve outfield during lunch on Day Three in order to play a game of French Cricket.
The infamous television footage. Have a look, then have a good laugh.

See also: Domestic Cricket

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