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Michael Papps announces retirement

After more than 12,000 first-class runs and multiple entries in the New Zealand cricket recordbooks, former BLACKCAP Michael Papps is hanging up his Wellington Firebirds cap for good

Domestic News

Top threepeat for spinner Ajaz Patel

The Central Stags’ frontline left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel is going to have to extend his house to accommodate all the trophies he has amassed in the last three days

Match Reports

Central Stags lift the Plunket Shield

The Central Stags were made to sweat, literally and figuratively, by a mammoth Northern Districts lead in their last match, but a Firebirds loss in Auckland has seen them secure the 2017/18 first-class title with a day in hand

Match Reports

Canterbury season ends on winning note

Canterbury and the Volts both looked to the future in their final Plunket Shield fling of the season

Match Reports

Firebirds fall at the final hurdle

The Wellington Firebirds needed 294 for victory at Eden Park Outer Oval and, had they got there, a 14-year-long Plunket Shield dream may well have been realised

Domestic News

Exciting first-class finish in store

The $75,000 Plunket Shield arrives at the pointy end this week and it’s down to a two-horse race between the two outstanding sides of the season. With no prize for second, who will go home in tears?

Match Reports

Innings victory sweeps Stags into lead

Canterbury finds the going tough while five-wicket bags to Blair Tickner and Ajaz Patel see the Stags prevail in the Plunket Shield's pressure cooker penultimate round

Plunket Shield

Competition Winner: Central Stags

Played W L D T A OIMW OIMT Bat Bowl TOTAL Net RPW
1 Central Stags 10 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 27 32 131 11.601
2 Wellington Firebirds 10 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 16 39 127 6.127
3 Auckland Aces 10 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 14 31 105 -9.312
4 Northern Districts 10 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 20 36 80 2.012
5 Otago Volts 10 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 18 37 79 -0.767
6 Canterbury 10 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 8 32 64 -8.790

Ford Trophy

Competition Winner: Auckland Aces

Played Won Lost Tied No Result Abandoned Bonus Points Total Points Net Run Rate
1 Central Stags 8 6 1 0 0 1 3 29 1.023
2 Auckland Aces 8 4 3 0 0 1 2 20 0.198
3 Northern Districts 8 4 2 0 1 1 0 20 -0.117
4 Canterbury 8 2 4 0 1 1 0 12 -0.109
5 Wellington Firebirds 8 2 5 0 0 1 0 10 -0.288
6 Otago Volts 8 2 5 0 0 1 0 10 -0.736

Burger King Super Smash

Competition Winner: Knights

Played Won Lost No Result Abandoned Total Points Net Run Rate
1 Knights 10 7 2 0 1 30 0.753
2 Auckland Aces 10 5 3 0 2 24 0.195
3 Central Stags 10 5 4 0 1 22 1.049
4 Canterbury Kings 10 4 5 0 1 18 0.959
5 Wellington Firebirds 10 3 5 0 2 16 -0.280
6 Otago Volts 10 2 7 0 1 10 -2.699

Hallyburton Johnstone Shield

Competition Winner: Auckland Hearts

Played Won Lost Tied No Result Abandoned Bonus Points Total Points Net Run Rate
1 Auckland Hearts 10 8 1 0 1 0 8 42 1.723
2 Wellington Blaze 10 7 3 0 0 0 5 33 0.853
3 Canterbury Magicians 10 5 4 0 0 1 2 24 -0.256
4 Otago Sparks 10 4 5 0 0 1 2 20 -0.326
5 Central Hinds 10 2 7 0 1 0 0 10 -1.118
6 Northern Spirit 10 2 8 0 0 0 0 8 -0.877

Women's Twenty20 Competition

Competition Winner: Wellington Blaze

Played Won Lost No Result Abandoned Total Points Net Run Rate
1 Wellington Blaze 10 7 2 0 1 30 1.324
2 Auckland Hearts 10 6 3 0 1 26 0.855
3 Canterbury Magicians 10 5 3 0 2 24 0.525
4 Central Hinds 10 3 6 0 1 14 -0.948
5 Northern Spirit 10 3 6 0 1 14 -1.341
6 Otago Sparks 10 2 6 0 2 12 -0.434

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