New Zealand Time – February 17, 9:30am
Well, Holly and I spent the day yesterday in Wellington, where we caught a cricket game. We went with a friend David from school and his girlfriend’s brother Calum. The match was the first match of three of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy. The game was a bit of a massacre, with the Blackcaps winning by 10 wickets. For simple comparison, the Australians had never lost a match by that margin in their 646-match ODI (One Day International) history.
Nonetheless, the day and game were a blast. I’m already a big fan of cricket, and am anxious to catch another match. The game started at 2pm, and finished up around the 8:30pm mark, which was somewhat shorter than the average ODI. By now I’m sure Holly and myself are far more aware of the many rules of cricket, at least more than we were at the beginning of the day. The weather was supposed to be rainy, but the day turned out to be great. Wellington is apparently the windiest city in New Zealand, and it was sure evident. While during the day the sun was hot, when in the shade the wind made it quite chilly. The atmosphere was great in the stadium. We moved about the stadium during the day, in and out of the sun as well as just getting a different vantage point. Fans are allowed to bring in any food they want, just not liquids, so we loaded up on some food (too much naturally) before heading to catch the game. Wellington itself looks to be quite an awesome place, so I’d love to head back down at some point to check the city out.
Well, its been a great start to the weekend here. Hopefully everyone at home is doing well, and coping with both the frigid temperatures and the copious amounts of snow. Take care all.