A fire at Wellington's Basin Reserve has been quelled by firefighters before it could reach the stands.
A spokesman for the fire service said the blaze had been contained by 2pm, with about 100 square metres of shrubs and bushes scorched.
No one was hurt and there was no damage to the cricket ground's stands or property, he said.
Two trucks were sent out the scene.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.