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First-class cricket returns to Alexandra

Two first-class bags, a double ton and a maiden century as the Otago Volts and Northern Districts locked horns in the last red-ball match of the NZC Domestic calendar year

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Runfest in Levin as Central goes big

The Central Hinds posted their second highest ever HBJ total for another bonus point victory, another fighting reply from Northern Districts unable to stop the Central resurgence

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Big-scoring clash in Hagley thriller

A maiden century for Canterbury Magician Abigale Gerken gave the Otago Sparks a run for their money in a close and exciting contest that went down to the wire... would the Sparks stay unbeaten?

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Runs flow as Hinds bounce back

Emily Cunningham and Mikaela Greig both posted maiden one-day half centuries in one of the Central Hinds' biggest ever one-day totals

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Otago Sparks shake it up again!

They headed into this summer having gone a long, long time without a one-day win. Now the Otago Sparks have downed the defending champions with their third big bonus point victory on the bounce

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Ben-efit at the Basin

The last pre-Christmas first-class match at the Basin saw Wellington Firebird Ben Sears and Central Stag Ben Wheeler both have a blinder - the Stags nailing an important win ahead of Dream11 Super Smash

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Mount Difficulty in low-scoring thriller

Wicketfest! Nailbiter! Northern Districts were making up for lost time with a fast-paced and dramatic entrance to the 2021/22 Plunket Shield championship while Canterbury just needed to hold on...

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Volts sting Stags with outright at Saxton

Hamish Rutherford and Mitch Renwick went back-to-back with twin centuries as the Volts put the Stags under pressure in Nelson

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Canterbury on a roll at the Basin

The pace was frantic as 18 wickets tumbled on day one at the Basin, Firebirds keeper Callum McLachlan enjoying a dream debut before Canterbury quickly took control to record their fifth biggest winning margin in history

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Melie does it again!

Blaze destroyer Melie Kerr backed up yesterday's 5-40 with another bag of 5-36 on Sunday to keep defending champions the Canterbury Magicians pointless and under early pressure in the national Hallyburton Johnstone Shield

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She's back!

WHITE FERNS star Melie Kerr opens her summer with a bang with her first one-day five-wicket bag for Wellington Blaze as defending HBJ champions the Canterbury Magicians suffer a first-up loss

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Century city!

Stags captain Greg Hay scores his 14th and 15th first-class centuries in the same week, but the Volts respond in kind with three tons in an innings, including a career-best double for Nick Kelly, before another two tons in the hundredth match between these sides

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Massive win sweeps Canterbury to the top

A Tom Latham and Cam Fletcher century for Canterbury, yet another bag for Nathan Smith and then a pivotal Firebirds collapse in an exciting game at the Basin

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Sparks sparkle again!

Despite an improved showing from Central, the Otago Sparks carried on scripting the dream start to their season with a back-to-back bonus point victory at windy Saxton Oval

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Record Sparks win opens season with a bang

A 21-match losing streak in the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield came to a screeching halt as Katey Martin thundered to an unbeaten century in a landslide win, spoiling a Saxton Oval christening for the Central Hinds

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Century on debut for Central's Bayley Wiggins

In 71 seasons, there have been only four Central Stags to score a century on first-class debut. Today, 23-year-old Bayley Wiggins became one of them

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Nathan Smith snares career-best haul on Firebirds debut

The Wellington Firebirds take an early lead on the Plunket Shield points table with the first win of the season against the Otago Volts in the capital

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Historic tons abound

Firebirds Michael Bracewell and Tom Blundell joined forces in a record-shattering partnership. Not to be outdone, batting brothers Will and Robbie O'Donnell then wrote themselves into Aces history with twin hundreds. And then Bracewell and the younger O'Donnell did it twice.

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Smith, Chamberlain tons, Tickner 5-for in final fling

Not every team plays each other twice these days in the Plunket Shield, but here was an opportunity for the hosts - but it didn't start well for Central as they sought to become the only team to beat Canterbury this summer

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Raval carries bat for last hurrah

The final Plunket Shield match in the south offered the Volts a chance for revenge against Northern Districts, but a masterful unbeaten century from Jeet Raval ensured ND finished on a winning note

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