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We are the champions

2017/18 will go down as a summer in which every major national domestic trophy changed hands

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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

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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

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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

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Canterbury season ends on winning note

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

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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

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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?

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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

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Super Sodhi has Firebirds in a spin

Have the Wellington Firebirds just dropped the Shield? Ish Sodhi snares his career-best figures and second first-class seven-for in the space of a week to hand the title contenders a damaging loss

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Volts victory shocks Aces

The Otago Volts aren't going quietly in this Plunket Shield season, ending the Aces' slim title hopes inside two days with a pace bowling frenzy

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Northern Districts play kingmakers

Despite having become the third team to drop out of contention for the $75,000 Plunket Shield championship, Northern Districts are poised to have a major influence over who claims the coveted prize in a fortnight's time

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Firebirds flying high

The Wellington Firebirds haven't laid hands on the Plunket Shield since 2003/04. Now, after 14 long years, they're the front-runners for the first-class national title with just two games to go, under a new captain who only joined the side this season. So how's he travelling?

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Plunket Shield title race neck and neck

After a tense Round Eight the Plunket Shield becomes a three-horse race, a dramatic draw between the two top contenders putting the Plunket Shield on course for a gripping conclusion

Match Reports

Battle of the Basin

All eyes were on the capital and a gripping top-of-the-table clash as the Central Stags and Wellington Firebirds wrestled for the Plunket Shield in one of the great contests of the season

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Sodhi seven-for consoles ND

Yet another Sodhi seven-for consoles ND as they roll out of Plunket Shield contention in a weather-dampened draw, but what does it mean for the competition front-runners?

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Plunket Shield match abandoned

The eighth-round Plunket Shield match between Canterbury and the Auckland Aces at Mainpower Oval, Rangiora, was abandoned this morning because of safety concerns over the pitch

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McClure and McConchie combine for record form

The record had stood since the summer of 1930/31. Until now.

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All eyes on match of the season

The Plunket Shield leaders are set for a big rematch at the Basin tomorrow against the only team to have handed them a defeat this summer

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12K runs on the board for Michael Papps

More Michael Papps milestones but it was fellow veteran Jeetan Patel's 10 wickets that sealed the deal as the Firebirds closed out a nailbiter to head back to the top of the first-class table

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10 in the match for Ajaz Patel

It took a cyclone to save the Aces from the brink of defeat against the Stags after Greg Hay and Will Young centuries, backed up by twin Ajaz Patel five-wicket bags

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