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Horton Park
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Location Blenheim, New Zealand
Establishment 1903 (first recorded match)

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Central Districts (1972–2002)

Horton Park is a cricket ground in Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand. The ground is on Redwood Street, on the southern edge of Blenheim's central business district.

The first recorded match held on the ground came in January 1903 when Marlborough played Lord Hawke's XI. The ground was named Horton Park in 1907 after Thomas Horton, the local who had ensured the use of the land as a recreational reserve in the late 19th century.

Horton Park held its first first-class match in 1972 when Central Districts played Northern Districts in the 1972/73 Plunket Shield. Over the following thirty years, Central Districts played nine further first-class matches there, the last of which came against Auckland in the 2002/03 State Championship. The first List A match held there came when Central Districts played Otago in the 1977/78 Gillette Cup. Two further List A matches have been played there, with Central Districts playing Northern Districts in the 1980/81 and 1993/94 Shell Cup.

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