Seddon Park has been named after the New Zealand politician Richard Seddon who was the longest-serving Prime Minister of New Zealand.
Seddon Park is a cricket ground located in Hamilton, the most populous city in the Waikato region. It is well known for its village green ambience that attracts maximum visitors every year. The ground was known as Trust Bank Park from 1990 to 1997 and WestpacTrust Park from 1997-2003 and Westpac Park from 2003 to 2006 for sponsorship by Trust Bank and Westpac Banking Corporation. The ground has a flexible state to modify its structure for various sports events.
The ground was first used for a cricket match in February 1914 between South Auckland and Australia. The match was played on matting due to sodden nature of the pitch at that time.
The park has also been hosting first-class cricket since the 1956-57 season.
The ground hosted its first ODI on 15th February 1981 between New Zealand and India that New Zealand won by 57 runs.
New Zealand cricketer Stephen Fleming recorded his highest Test score (192) in 2003 and also has the highest Test aggregate of 789 runs on the ground.
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