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The Mighty Campers 2015 Cricket World Cup Survival Guide

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With only a couple of months to go before the 2015 Cricket World Cup kicks off across Australia and New Zealand, you might be wondering how you are going to get around to see the matches being played.

Luckily, Mighty campers has put together a World Cup Cricket Camping Survival Guide. Below we have outlined all the basic information you need to safely plan, camp and watch this coming summer’s epic itinerary of cricket.


Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup matches be played?

The first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be on Valentine’s Day (February 14) at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and in Christchurch. Australia will play England at the MCG and New Zealand will be taking on Sri Lanka in Christchurch. Both blockbuster openers are expected to draw big crowds. Another 42 cricket matches will be held before the first round of finals are played the Sydney Cricket Ground and MCG.


The final will be held at the MCG on the Sunday 29th March.

If you are looking to organise a cricket road trip to some of the Australian venues during the Cricket World Cup, you will need to know all about the fixtures and the venues. 

There are seven Australian venues that will host a World Cup Cricket match. These include the following:

The MCG

The most hallowed cricket ground in Australia is the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Known colloquially as “the ‘G”, the MCG is Australia’s favourite stadium is the birthplace of Test cricket. Already there is high anticipation for the opening clash between Australia and England as well as the February 26 clash between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

 Date

​Fixtures

Sat 14th Feb 2015

England v.s Australia

South Africa v.s India

Sri Lanka v.s Bangladesh

Sat 22nd Feb 2015
Sat 26th Feb 2015
​Sat 19th March 2015

Quarter Final

Final

Sat 29th March 2015

    
Where to camp in Melbourne:
If you are staying in Melbourne for the cricket action, you can pull up stumps at BIG4 Caravan Park in Ashley Gardens. This 4 star holiday park is just 30 minutes across town from the MCG and has powered sites from just $47per night. Alternatively, Big 4’s Dandenong Tourist Park is a short drive south of Melbourne with powered campervan sites from $37AUD per night. Pick up and drop off your Mighty Campervan from the Mighty Melbourne Branch on Ashley Street, Braybrook.



The SCG

Known as a superb batting wicket, the Sydney Cricket Ground is the place to be if you want to see record-breaking scores. The lively city will also place host to a number of final matches.

 Date

​Fixtures

Friday 27th Feb 2015

South Africa v.s West Indies

Australia v.s Sri Lanka

England v.s Afghanistan

Sunday 8th March 2015
Friday 13th March 2015
Wednesday 18th March 2015

Quarter Final

Semi Final

Thursday 26th March 2015


Where to camp in Sydney:
The closest campground to the SCG is at the BIG4 Sydney Lakeside Holiday Parkabout 24kms north of the CBD. Located on the Northern Beaches, it is an idyllic back ground perfect for a game of beach cricket after the spectacle. Powered sites start from $46AUD.

 

Adelaide Oval

Said to be one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in the world, Adelaide Oval is also known as a ground filled with controversy, including the 1999 saga when Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was called for ‘chucking’ in a One Day match against England. The Sri Lankan’s almost abandoned the match over the umpire’s decisions. The Adelaide Oval is expected to entertain strong crowds in the 2015 Cricket World Cup especially for the opening match between India and Pakistan on February 15. Tickets to this match sold out in just 20 minutes.

 Date

​Fixtures

Sunday 15th Feb 2015

India v.s Pakistan

England v.s Bangladesh

Pakistan v.s Ireland

Monday 9th March 2015
Sunday 15th March 2015
Friday 20th March 2015

Quarter Final


Where to camp in Adelaide:
Big4’s Adelaide Shore Caravan Park is the best place to park the campervan for the night in Adelaide. Located on the city’s west coast about 20 minutes from Adelaide Oval, the sites begin from $36AUD per night. You can pick up your Mighty campervan from the aptly named 376 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Brooklyn Park.

Bellerive Oval

Located in Hobart, Belerive Oval has just a crowd capacity of 16,000 but has delivered some of Australia’s best known cricketing heroes including Ricky Ponting and David Boon. The Scotland will be well represented in Tasmania this March with two fixtures featuring Scotland’s cricket team.

 Date

​Fixtures

Saturday 7th March 2015

Zimbabwe v.s Ireland

Sri Lanka v.s Scotland

Australia v.s Scotland

Wednesday 11th March 2015
Saturday 14th March 2015

 

Where to camp in Tasmania:
To get to Tasmania, you will need to pick up your Mighty campervan from our Melbourne terminal and cross the Strait to the Apple Isle on the Spirit of Tasmania. Barrilla Holiday Park is a four-star caravan park located just 12 minutes north of Bellerive Oval. Power sites are $40AUD per night, while unpowered sites are $17AUD.

WACA

Western Australia’s premier home of cricket is considered to have one of the quickest and bounciest wickets in the world. It is often a favourite venue for fast bowlers and pace bowlers. Perhaps to counter the speed of the wicket, the WACA’s outfield is also known to be extremely quick allowing for some quick scoring innings. Indeed, four of the top seven fastest scoring Test centuries have been scored at the WACA. Afghanistan are going to have their work cut out defending against the pace attack of Australia’s Mitchell Johnston and Mitchell Starc.

 Date

​Fixtures

Saturday 28th Feb 2015

India v.s UAE

Australia v.s Afghanistan

India v.s West Indies

Wednesday 4th March 2015
Friday 6th March 2015


Where to camp in Perth:
Pick up your Mighty campervan from our depot at Redcliffe and pull up stumps at Discovery Holiday Parksjust 16km from the WACA. Standard powered sites begin from $40AUD per night. Karen and her crew at Mighty Perth can help you avoid all the traffic hotspots.


GABBA

Named after the suburb in which it is located, Woolloongabba, Brisbane’s home of cricket has in the past been called a ‘concentration camp’, ‘filthy’ and a ‘barn’ by former cricketer, John Kay. Its reputation as a grubby ground compliments the description of the hard fought contests that have taken place at the GABBA in the past.

 Date

​Fixtures

Saturday 21st Feb 2015

Australia v.s Bangladesh

Ireland v.s UAE

Pakistan v.s Zimbabwe

Wednesday 25th Feb 2015
Sunday 1st March 2015


Where to camp in Brisbane:
The closest camp ground to the GABBA is the four-star BIG4 Brisbane Gateway Resort. Located just 16km from Brisbane’s CBD, the park has plenty of campervan spots with prices beginning from $41AUD per night. Speak to Alex at Mighty’s Brisbane depot about traffic tips to getting to the game on time.


Manuka Oval

Canberra’s premier sports ground is a small ground with a capacity of just 13,550 and has only recently started to host some major international cricket matches. There will be some interesting bouts in Canberra during the Cricket World Cup, including matches between Bangladesh and Afghanistan; and West Indies versus Zimbabwe.

 Date

​Fixtures

Wednesday 18th Feb 2015

Bangladesh v.s Afghanistan

West Indies v.s Zimbabwe

South Africa v.s Ireland

Tuesday 24th Feb 2015
Tuesday 3rd March 2015


Where to camp in Canberra:
Pick up you Mighty camper from our Sydney depot in Mascot and drive three hours south to Canberra. Alivio Tourist Park is located 15 minutes north of Manuka Oval and have powered sites from $55AUD per night. 

 

Pimp your camper to supporting your cricket team

Whether you are part of the green and gold of the Aussie Fanatics, the red and white of the British Barmy Army or the pale blue of the Indian ‘Swami Army’, Mighty campers wants to help you support your team by proudly dressing up your camper in your team’s colours. Here are some tips:

  • Drape your nation’s flag across the side of the camper
  • Tie coloured streamers to the bull-bar
  • Place a sign supporting your team in the passenger side window
  • Make sure you pack your cricket jerseys
  • Bring a bat, ball, wickets and an Esky to play some beach or park cricket
  • Slip, slop, slap to protect yourself from the sun

 

Book tickets to the ICC World Cup 2015

With over 500,000 seats to the 2015 Cricket World Cup already sold Australia-wide, you will need to get in quick to secure a ticket. Book tickets to all the matches from the Australian website: Ticketek.

For those interested the ICC is still looking for volunteer during the World Cup, you can find out more information in their volunteers section.

Likewise, Mighty’s Jackpot and Lowball campers are our two most popular campervans for hire and they are going fast. Get a Quote for cheap campervan hire and enjoy the match.

 

 

 

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