|First Test||New Zealand v Bangladesh, 04-06, Jan 2008|
|Last Test||New Zealand v South Africa, 08-12, Mar 2017|
|First ODI||New Zealand v Bangladesh, 08-Feb-2010|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v England, 07-Mar-2018|
The picturesque ground near the city's university hosted its first international match in 2008, though it needed significant upgrades to the drainage system and wicket block in its early days.
Its expansion has been halted by a protection order on a historic building at the northern end of the venue and its capacity is restricted to around 6,000, even with temporary seating.
Was the site of the first use of cricket's Decision Review System (DRS) in a test between New Zealand and Pakistan in 2009.