Crowd numbers low
Paltry crowd numbers at Queenstown’s Scotland versus Hong Kong Cricket World Cup qualifying match could be another symptom of the wet summer. By mid-afternoon on Monday spectators numbered about 15. Queenstown Events Centre head groundsman Pete Domigan said many holidaymakers had become disjointed by the weather, but many factors were probably at play. ‘‘We had a crowd of about 2500 to 3000 people here for the New Year’s Day Black Caps-West Indies game, which had rainy, drizzly weather. ‘‘If that was a boomer of a day, I’m sure that crowd would have been much larger, and it’s the same for today. But today is also a day when many holiday-makers have got back to work and Queenstown is also a seven-day-a-week working resort, so there’s all those factors at play.’’
Room to move: Queenstown Events Centre head groundsman Pete Domigan at the virtually empty Scotland v Hong Kong Cricket World Cup qualifier.