Domestic News

Central Districts names new CEO

Former BLACKCAP and Central Stags paceman Lance Hamilton is to lead Central Districts Cricket as its new CEO

Domestic News

Ish Sodhi heads south

BLACKCAPS legspinner Ish Sodhi will be swapping his Northern Brave and Northern Districts colours for the red and black of Canterbury next summer

Match Reports

Season finale: a battle of the spinners

Last season's champion versus this season's champion. The final match of the NZC and Plunket Shield summer of 2021/22 promised to be a clash worthy of a season finale, going right down to the last session of the summer

Domestic News

Ireland switch for Luke Georgeson

Former New Zealand Under-19 left-hander and 2021/22 contracted Wellington Firebird Luke Georgeson is swapping his New Zealand aspirations for the green of Ireland

Domestic News

Hamish Bennett hangs up the boots

The much respected Wellington Firebirds captain, former Canterbury representative and BLACKCAP Hamish Bennett has announced that the 2021/22 season will be his last after a 17-year career

Domestic News

Tom Bruce rewrites first-class history

On the penultimate day of his 2021/22 season, Central Stags batsman Tom Bruce has achieved a feat unique in the 115-year history of New Zealand's first-class Plunket Shield

Match Reports

Chasing the one point for glory

Undefeated after six rounds, the Auckland Aces touched down in Hawke's Bay needing a single point to clinch the Plunket Shield while the Stags had big Blair Tickner firing up with a five-for. Then an historic back-to-back double ton from Tom Bruce stole the show

Domestic News

Points discarded from Plunket Shield fixture

A COVID-19 outbreak has seen the season's pandemic contingencies applied to the match between Northern Districts and the Central Stags in Whangarei

Match Reports

ND all wickets record broken as Raval, Popli go big

Northern Districts opening batsmen Jeet Raval and Bharat Popli batted through the entire first day at Cobham Oval - each posting big centuries in what would become one of NZ's highest ever opening partnerships, before Tom Bruce answered with a maiden double century. There would be no result, however

Match Reports

Heat goes on Canterbury to keep first-class defence alive

The last southern derby of the summer sees the Otago Volts bow out for 2021/22 while Canterbury needs some red and black magic to stay in the race for the Plunket Shield

Match Reports

Holy hecka! Auckland Aces keep chalking them up

Plunket Shield leaders the Auckland Aces stay unbeaten after six rounds, and five wins, enforcing a follow-on before taking the full 20 points against the Wellington Firebirds

Domestic News

U19 matches set for Lincoln

Twenty four of New Zealand’s most promising young female cricketers will compete in three T20s this weekend at NZC’s High Performance Centre in Lincoln.

Match Reports

Battle of Wills in Palmerston North

First-class cricket returned to Fitzherbert Park for the first time in 14 years, Canterbury captain Cole McConchie making an early statement with a career-best sixth first-class ton

Match Reports

Rainstorm wrecks the top of the table clash

The undefeated Auckland Aces were facing off against barnstorming Northern Districts in the top of the table clash in Northland. But with wild wet weather sweeping in, would there be a result?

Match Reports

Tons traded in Dunner stunner

A fresh-look Wellington Firebirds squad gets off to a flier in Dunedin after a career-best century from Troy Johnson - combined with two handy debut performances. But a cracking Dale Phillips century on the final day would prove the winning of the game

Match Reports

Ding-dong battle of the Districts

A fighting Colin de Grandhomme century hauls Northern Districts back into the fight after a maiden Ray Toole bag for the Stags. A sensational fourth morning from leading wicket-taker Brett Randell then all but seals the deal for Northern

Match Reports

Plunket Shield frontrunners strengthen their lead

Better late than never: the unbeaten Auckland Aces have ticked off an outstanding first half of their campaign as they make it four on the bounce in the first-class championship

Match Reports

Gup-ton! Oh-Donnell! Big twin centuries in top-of-the-table clash

Martin Guptill and - with a first double ton - Robbie O'Donnell go big as the unbeaten Auckland Aces hunt for a third win on the bounce, while Simon Keene takes his second five-for in his second match!

Match Reports

Fast times in Whangarei

ND debutant Kristian Clarke becomes the first Plunket Shield player to score a half century and take a wicket first ball on debut as Northern puts the Firebirds under the pump

Domestic News

Performance time! The business end of the Plunket Shield is here

The race is on as the quest to win New Zealand's first-class championship for 2021/22 heads into the decisive few rounds

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