Please come support cricketers
We were a little proud this home grown offer was accepted as it was one of only two residential visits the team made on their New Zealand tour – the other being the British High Commission.
Some would say cricket can be as boring as watching paint dry but for me there is nothing more comforting than the relentless banter of cricket commentators via radio on an iconic kiwi summer’s day.
One of the best sails of my life was a shake down trip from Tauranga to the Bay of Islands in our newly acquired keeler over 30 years ago with my brother and husband.
With eased sheets we three blissfully cruised through the beautiful Mercury Islands listening to this sound of summer. It was heaven.
Late last year I had the privilege to feed the Sri Lankan and Blackcap teams in their warm up game here in Queenstown prior to the historic test and win for New Zealand in Christchurch. There were no big crowds at the Events Centre. I was once again out on the water on Boxing Day listening to commentary reporting the incredible atmosphere in the new post earthquake venue.
I just so wish it was here in Queenstown.
Most of all I wish that you would know to come along to support these fixtures.
◆ Ann Mann was a Queenstown publican and now owns a wedding and event catering business. She is heavily involved in the Wakatipu community.