Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Picturesque Pukekura Park

Radio New Zealand has scooped a huge cricket ground story, learning that Pukekura Park (right, below) in New Plymouth is to be named by Wisden as one of the six best in the world.

According to Radio NZ: "Wisden editor Tim de Lisle says he was surprised the secret was out before he had even finished proof-reading the book." Is there a Kiwi spy working in the Wisden Cricinfo office?

Or maybe it has something to do with another Pukekura story. The real estate has just been named as 'Mayfair' on a local Kiwi edition of Monopoly, costing gamers $4m (GBP1.5m) for the prime postion. Perhaps Wisden staff are buttering up Pukekura governors and the local tourist board for a swanky stay ahead of England's tour to NZ next year?