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Final day of first-class season

New Zealand's 2018/19 first-class cricket season draws to a close today with two arch rivals set to take it deep and many reasons to want to end on a good note

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History made for Stags in coach's swansong

The final match didn't go to script for the Central Stags, but the outcome was a rare title defence, historic double and emotional sendoff for coach Heinrich Malan

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Final fling

Northern Districts met again with rivals the Central Stags in the last round of the 2018/19 first-class season, setting the champions a difficult last day chase

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Maiden centuries for Mitch Renwick, Graeme Beghin

The Otago Volts look to finish their first-class season with two wins on the bounce, posting their highest total of the Plunket Shield summer then forcing the Aces to follow on in Dunedin

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Wellington scoring double act

The end of this season’s Plunket Shield has seen the stumps pulled on one of the lengthiest partnerships in New Zealand cricket.

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Canterbury withdraws from Plunket Shield match | Central Stags to retain first-class title

NZC’s 2018/19 Plunket Shield first-class national championship has been decided with ahead of this week's final round in sad and unique circumstances

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Former WHITE FERN Lucy Doolan retires

Allrounder Lucy Doolan ends her 14-year cricket playing career as a Wellington Blaze icon who won multiple trophies for the capital and represented New Zealand at several World Cups

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"Woody" hanging up the bat

The forthcoming final round of the Plunket Shield will be the last appearance by Wellington Firebirds legend Luke Woodcock who is retiring after a record-breaking career

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Two left in Shield race

Canterbury or Central Stags? This season's first-class Plunket Shield championship is going down to the last round next week

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And then there were two

Canterbury knock the Aces out of Plunket Shield contention after Stephen Murdoch posts his first first-class century in Canterbury colours and Todd Astle helps wrap it up with a five-wicket bag

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Maiden bag for Matt Bacon

A breakthrough six-wicket bag to big paceman Matt Bacon, and 10 for the match, gets Otago Volts hearts beating as they finally get a first-class win on the board for 2018/19

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Stags win thriller at McLean Park

The Plunket Shield leaders chase down 174 for an outright, Ryan McCone and Ish Sodhi trading five-wicket bags on day three in a nailbiting finish for the defending champions against ND's stellar spinners

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Hinds trump Hearts in Hallyburton Johnstone Shield Grand Final

The day after torrential rain finally doused a long, dry summer, the Central Hinds came up with their own droughtbreaker by lifting the historic one-day Hallyburton Johnstone Shield for the first time in nine seasons

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Numbers add up for Natalie Dodd

Making a bold move from Northern Districts to the Central Hinds to reinvigorate her game has paid off for Natalie Dodd — even before this Saturday’s one-day national Hallyburton Johnstone Shield Grand Final, the first of her lengthy domestic career

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Final countdown

The Auckland Hearts and Central Hinds have been the two red-hot teams in this year's one-day Hallyburton Johnstone Shield. Poised to clash in the Grand Final at Pukekura Park this Saturday, who will take out the last domestic women's match of the season?

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Career best century for captain McConchie

Canterbury captain Cole McConchie top-scored for his side with his third first-class century, and first at his home ground of Hagley Oval, while Firebird Hamish Bennett and Canterbury's Matt Henry both bagged five

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Aces draw with ND as lead changes hands again

Martin Guptill and Glenn Phillips centuries put the Auckland Aces in the driving seat against Northern Districts in Whangarei but the surface was ultimately too good for batting with a draw seeing the Aces lose their lead

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Hay, Worker, Young tons as Stags storm back

The Stags declare after all three top order batsmen score a century in the same innings in Napier, then force the Volts to follow on for an innings victory and full points

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Hinds smash massive NZ 2nd wicket record

Crunch! Central Hinds captain Anlo van Deventer and opening batsman Natalie Dodd each plunder career-best centuries en route to a mammoth second-wicket record stand in a 247-run against the Sparks in Palmerston North

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Blaze burns Hearts in final push

The Auckland Hearts were in pole position to host the 2019 Hallyburton Johnstone Grand Final - until two dramatic last-round results saw the Central Hinds squeeze past

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