Crowd num­bers low

Central Otago Mirror - - SPORT -

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.’’

Photo: GRANT BRYANT 628830818

Room to move: Queen­stown Events Cen­tre head grounds­man Pete Domi­gan at the vir­tu­ally empty Scot­land v Hong Kong Cricket World Cup qual­i­fier.

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