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Agafili paves the way for Pasifika cricketers

An inspiring speech from guest speaker, Regina Lili’I, at McAuley High School’s 2019 sports prizegiving motivated a young Carol Agafili to begin a journey in cricket. Since then, she has become a true role model for Pasifika in cricket through playing for Northern Districts and Samoa, and coaching the Pasifika Schoolgirls team.

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Jacinta Savage pulls up stumps

Not many players can say they were their team's wicketkeeper and ended up with one of the best bowling performances on record. That's the unique career arc of retiring Canterbury Magician, Jacinta Savage

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Seth Rance retires from Domestic cricket

After a career that took him from small town Wairarapa to the Central Stags to the BLACKCAPS, swing bowler Seth Rance has officially called time on his NZC Domestic representative cricket career

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Hay leaves big shoes to fill

After an impressive and intriguing career, Central Stags captain Greg Hay announced his retirement during the final round of the 2023/24 Plunket Shield — then put an exclamation mark on it with one of his greatest knocks

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Pulling up stumps

As the pages turned towards the end of the 2023/24 cricket season, it was also the final chapter on the field for one of New Zealand Cricket's most respected umpires

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First-class debut was a tough act to follow

The past season marked the end for Wellington’s loyal paceman, Ollie Newton. The 35-year-old put away his bowling boots in February, but will always remember the incredible match that marked his first-class debut

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Sparks farewell Sophie Oldershaw

Devastating on her day, the Otago Sparks leg-spinner has announced her retirement from Domestic cricket at just 25, after 89 appearances for the Sparks across both female formats  

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Unbeaten Wellington Firebirds are Plunket Shield champions

The undefeated Wellington Firebirds have been crowned as the 2023/24 national first-class champions after wet weather on the final day in Hamilton prevented any further play, the big match with Northern Districts ending in a draw

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Luck of the draw in decisive match

It had started as a 'Plunket Shield final' as the last two contenders for the national first-class title assembled in Hamilton. But wet weather would extend Northern Districts' long-running drought in the red-ball format while the Wellington Firebirds held on to their crucial points lead

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Jordan Sussex does it again

Canterbury's final game and win of the 2023/24 season - including a Zak Foulkes maiden bag, will ironically be better remembered for the extraordinary wicket-taking spree from the opposition's wildcard

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All eyes on Hamilton on penultimate day

Plunket Shield leader the Wellington Firebirds head into today’s penultimate day still with their nose in front of Northern Districts on the points table, but nothing is in the bag just yet

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Plunket Shield going down to the wire!

Northern Districts now needs an outright win to lift the Plunket Shield, anything less will see the Wellington Firebirds celebrating later today. Meanwhile, Central Stags captain Greg Hay is bowing out in style after a significant domestic career

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Final countdown: first-class form

Plunket Shield contenders the Wellington Firebirds and Northern Districts both head into the decisive round with the most wins under the belt - but which team boasts the best performances? Peruse some of the season's key stats to decide who you're backing over the next four days

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High stakes for Plunket Shield 'Final'

Early next week, either Northern Districts or the Wellington Firebirds will be crowned as the Plunket Shield champions for 2023/24, and they're playing each other from this Sunday for that privilege. Check out the tale of the tape

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Plunket Shield to be decided in Hamilton

Just two teams remain contenders for the coveted national first-class Plunket Shield — and they’ll be playing each other for the title in Hamilton from this Sunday, in their final four-dayer of the NZC Domestic season

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Northern exposure at Canterbury's fortress

Northern Districts could have sewn up the Plunket Shield with a round to spare, but Canterbury had other plans for them in a slick win at their country estate

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Defending champions bow out in shock loss

Central's miserable run of luck continued, this time with only an all-time wicketkeeping record to celebrate - while occasional Ace Jordan Sussex had a blinder in just his second game in two years, getting Auckland their belated first win

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Bracewell brilliance puts Firebirds top again

A stunning career best eight-for from Wellington Firebird Michael Bracewell put the Wellington Firebirds back in charge of the national championship, with a day to spare, in the penultimate round

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How the Firebirds got into pole for the Plunket Shield

Despite a century and bag of their own, the Otago Volts ran smack into Michael Bracewell, in his first red-ball match for the Firebirds all summer, and came out stinging from a bruising defeat inside three days

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Leader alarm bells: Canterbury frustrates ND while Foxcroft rips through Firebirds

Otago Volts captain Dean Foxcroft provided a star turn with a stunning haul of 6/49 against Plunket Shield contenders the Wellington Firebirds at the Cello Basin Reserve - but it won't be enough to keep his team alive in the championship

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