Domestic News

Plunket Shield to launch packed 2022-23 domestic season

Plunket Shield defending champions the Auckland Aces will begin their title defence at home against the Otago Volts on October 18 – to mark the start of New Zealand’s 2022-23 domestic cricket calendar.

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Men's Domestic contracts finalised

Another step towards the 2022/23 home summer of cricket is complete with New Zealand's six Major Associations announcing their men's Domestic contracted players

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Will Williams departs NZ cricket

After impressing in the UK's County Championship, leading Canterbury seamer Will Williams has made a permanent transfer to Lancashire County Cricket Club

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Domestic rosters take shape

New Zealand's six Major Associations have announced the first round of contracted players for the 2022/23 Domestic summer with several first-time contractees and big name transfers across the landscape

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Ollie Pringle elects to retire

A second-generation Auckland Aces cricketer, pace bowler Ollie Pringle has decided to hang up the cricket boots at Domestic level

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Edgar, Watling to coach Firebirds

Two former BLACKCAPS will take over the vacated Wellington Firebirds head coach role, with Bruce Edgar in charge of the Plunket Shield squad and BJ Watling guiding the way in white-ball cricket

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Alisha Rout announces Domestic retirement

The Northern Districts allrounder will continue playing club cricket, but has stepped down from Northern Districts representation

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Glenn Phillips joins Otago Volts

Explosive batsman Glenn Phillips saw an opportunity to expand his off-spinning talents after the retirement of another former Aces, Anaru Kitchen

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Rob Nicol to coach Auckland Hearts

The former BLACKCAP and Auckland Aces captain returns to the City of Sails to take over the reins of its flagship women's team

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Central Districts names new CEO

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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