Breakfast at the Basin

Join us at the Basin on Saturday 15 December 2018 for our Traditional Test Match Breakfast as we celebrate the First Blackcaps Test against Sri Lanka of the 2018/19 season Read more.

The first morning of any test match is always one of anticipation and hope. This is especially so when we have as our home venue the Basin Reserve, the sixth oldest test ground in the world, and recently voted in the top ten test match venues worldwide.

To celebrate the start of the Wellington test match, Wanderers instituted a first morning test match breakfast. This annual event has been an institution at the Basin for over ten years.

The club has been fortunate to have as a life member Bryan Waddle, who is able to use his contacts as a world renowned cricket commentator, to get interesting and varied speakers.

In the ten years we have had some outstanding cricket people to entertain us. These have included Tony Cosier from the West Indies, David Lloyd, Jonathan Agnew and Christopher Martin-Jenkins from England, Jim Maxwell from Australia, Rameez Raja from Pakistan and John Wright from New Zealand by way of India, Neil Manthorpe from South Africa and our own Craig McMillan and Ian Smith.

All of our speakers have a vast knowledge of cricket and a wealth of stories to share and we have been very fortunate to have been entertained so richly on the first morning of our Basin Reserve Tests.

There is nothing better than to gather early on the first morning of a Basin Reserve Test Match, mix with friends, watch the groundsmen remove the covers and make final preparations, see the teams arrive and celebrate the occasion with such outstanding speakers.

The Wanderers Test Match Breakfast at the Basin Breakfast is a cricketing must every summer.