To provide everyday cricketers, from weekend warriors to backyard legends, the chance to hit a six on one of the most iconic cricket grounds in the world.
Keen batters will face six balls from a bowling machine on the legendary Eden Park pitch and attempt to clear the rope, followed by three high catches in the outfield:
• Six balls
• Six possible sixes
• Ninety seconds
• 67 metre boundary
• Scoring in the ‘V’ only
• All balls in the slot
• Three days
• 1000 people
• Bragging rights for life
“Eden Park’s intimate setting and fan-friendly boundaries make for one of the best cricket atmospheres in the world. All too often, we hear a budding BLACKCAP brag that they could easily hit a six at Eden Park. Even Sports Minister, Hon Grant Robertson, has been quoted saying that anyone could hit a six”, says Eden Park CEO Nick Sautner. “This was our motivation for laying down the challenge of the Dulux Super Bash: to provide an opportunity for everyday cricketers to clear the rope on one of the world’s most iconic cricket grounds."
SUPER BASH PACKAGE:
$99 per person
- Special edition Steady the Ship cap
- Name included on leaderboard
- Cricket nets for practice prior to over
- Kookaburra bats provided
- ACC Commentary
- Event livestreamed
Up to four mates can come along. Limited number of packages available.
How does scoring work?
Only one shot counts – clear the rope in the ‘vee’ and you get six, otherwise it’s no run. After the over, you can alter your score when taking three high catches on the boundary – catch one and receive two extra runs, drop one and you lose two.
Do I need to bring gear?
All participants are required to be in cricket gear including shoes, pads, a box, gloves and a helmet. Due to COVID-19 restrictions these items are unable to be shared. Thanks to Kookaburra there will be bats available for use.
Can I have a do-over?
Afraid not – you get six balls and that’s it. Yuvraj Singh didn’t have to have any do-overs against Stuart Broad, did he?
When do I have to be there?
You’ll need to arrive an hour prior to your booking, which will give you a chance to have a go in the nets and set up your profile for the big screen.
Can I bring a mate?
You can bring four! Be warned though, there’s a fine line between supporters and sledgers…
I won’t be facing Lockie Ferguson pace will I?
Definitely not. The pace will be around 90kph, and all balls will be in the zone for six-hitting.