Domestic News

Special day for Ajaz Patel in the Plunket Shield

Renowned left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel has become the second most successful first-class wicket-taker in the Central Stags’ 74-year history with a career-best 7-for, while Nathan Smith turned the tables on Canterbury in Rangiora with a new career best six-for

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Fairytale knock gets Angus Schaw a century on debut

The Central Stags are making a habit of racking up centuries on first-class debut, after 29-year-old late bloomer Angus Schaw became the latest to join the exclusive club, this afternoon at Bay Oval

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Rising Domestic stars compete for T20 title

A host of emerging talent will feature in the women’s three-match North v South T20 Series, which starts in Napier on Friday

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Plunket Shield resumes with impressive feats

A rare cricket/rugby first-class cap double, and a player reaching a century before lunch for the second time were two of the unusual stats popping up as the back half of the national Plunket Shield got underway

Match Reports

Hawke's Bay fends off big rival Canterbury Country

An epic Baylee Foote century saw Hawke Cup holder Hawke's Bay deny its big rival Canterbury Country a chance to return the Hawke Cup to Rangiora

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Black and blue: Sparks win Hallyburton Johnstone Shield

The Otago Sparks proudly lift the national one-day championship title for the second time in three years, beating defending champs Wellington Blaze in a close match - and Emma Black finishing as the summer's runaway top wicket-taker

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Canterbury wins a hard-fought Ford Trophy Grand Final

Coach Peter Fulton’s ‘lucky moustache’ might need to stay on for a little while longer, after Canterbury lifted The Ford Trophy for the 2023/24 season after a great battle with the Auckland Aces

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Big names back for The Ford Trophy Grand Final

This Saturday's Ford Trophy Grand Final between Canterbury and the Auckland Aces sees both teams welcoming back their regular captains - as well as a bunch of BLACKCAPS

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Twin tons propel Aces into The Ford Trophy Grand Final

The Auckland Aces booked a ticket to Hagley Oval to play Canterbury for The Ford Trophy this Saturday, beating the Volts in a gripping contest that saw three centuries - from Luke Georgeson, Martin Guptill and Robbie O'Donnell

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Elimination Final ready!

It's the Otago Volts versus the Auckland Aces in this Wednesday's sudden death Ford Trophy Elimination Final in Dunedin. Check out the recent history between the rivals and what they have to say in the prematch shakedowns

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Christchurch, Dunedin to host national one-day Finals

Dunedin's University of Otago Oval will play host to this Wednesday's Ford Trophy knockout between the Volts and Auckland Aces, as well as Sunday's Hallyburton Johnstone Shield national Final between the Otago Sparks and Wellington Blaze. And on Saturday, The Ford Trophy Grand Final will be hosted by top qualifier Canterbury at Hagley Oval!

Match Reports

Aces qualify after Will O'Donnell brings them home

In a hard fought match at the outer oval, Central Stag Brad Schmulian celebrated his second one day ton in the space of two games against the Aces, but the O'Donnell brothers got their side back in the contest

Match Reports

Walkover! Volts lock in home Elimination Final after Firebirds shocker

With a destructive haul of 5/11, Luke Georgeson snaffled yet another Ford Trophy bag as the Wellington Firebirds crumbled to their lowest ever one-day total - and the Volts' epic late season charge continued

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Canterbury seals a home Ford Trophy Grand Final

From top of the table to boxed out off the playoff, it was a brutal last two rounds for Northern Districts as Canterbury inked in a Grand Final yet again

Match Reports

Hinds finish on high after strong season

After a rare Dream11 Super Smash Final appearance and a mid-table finish in the HBJ, the Central Hinds improved their overall results in 2023/24

Match Reports

Blaze blows chance to qualify top

All Wellington Blaze had to do to ink in the top qualifier spot for the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield Final was win against the team that was dead last on the ladder. The Magicians had other ideas

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Sparks clinch a home HBJ Final

After having headed into the weekend in third spot and fighting for a lifeline, the Otago Sparks made it two out of two over the Auckland Hearts to snatch the last spot in Sunday's Hallyburton Johnstone Shield Final

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It's going down to the wire!

The Otago Sparks have one foot through the gate to the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield final after having overtaken the Auckland Hearts in Dunedin - but the Hearts can still shut them out this Sunday in the last round

Match Reports

Leigh Kasperek saves the day for Blaze

A weekend wake-up call for HBJ leaders Wellington Blaze started with a remarkable, tight, get-out-of-jail victory against the Canterbury Magicians thanks to their most experienced spinner

Match Reports

Untimely Hearts loss in a low-scoring contest

Clinging to second spot, the last thing the Auckland Hearts needed was to lose the penultimate round of the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield and let the race for the Final go down to the wire

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