International News

Three Covid cases confirmed in BLACKCAPS camp

Three of the BLACKCAPS touring party are in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 on the morning of the first warm-up match against Sussex in Brighton.

International News

Martin calls time on cricket career

WHITE FERNS and Otago Sparks legend Katey Martin has pulled stumps on a decorated international and domestic cricket career spanning 21 years.

International News

Simon Insley announced as new BLACKCAPS Performance Manager

Cricket Tasmania’s General Manager of High Performance, Simon Insley, has been announced as the new BLACKCAPS Performance Manager, replacing Mike Sandle.   Insley has previous experience with the BLACKCAPS and NZC High Performance teams - as an assistant manager at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England, as well as managing NZ A for their 2018 Tour of the UAE.   He has also previously filled High Performance and support staff roles with Auckland Cricket

International News

Patel set to return to BLACKCAPS contracts list | Michael Bracewell receives first offer

Central Stags spinner Ajaz Patel is set to return to the BLACKCAPS contracts list for the coming season, alongside Wellington Firebirds all-rounder Michael Bracewell who will receive an offer for the first time

International News

Henry Nicholls Injury Update

BLACKCAPS batsman Henry Nicholls will depart with the touring party to England this weekend as planned, after an MRI scan revealed a grade one strain to his right calf. The Test number five sustained the injury during a running session on day one of the side’s three-day pre tour camp in Mount Maunganui

International News

Expanded BLACKCAPS Coaching Group for Winter Tours

Dion Ebrahim, Dean Brownlie, Graeme Aldridge and Luke Wright will feature on the BLACKCAPS coaching roster this winter as player and support staff well-being continues to be prioritised.

International News

Bracewell, Fletcher and Tickner join familiar core for England Test tour | Winter workloads to be managed

Wellington Firebirds all-rounder Michael Bracewell has capped off an impressive season with inclusion in the BLACKCAPS Test squad for the upcoming tour of England

Community News

Good morning PlayHQ

After eight years, NZC has decided to move its grassroots participation platform requirements away from CricHQ and to Australian-based provider PlayHQ.

International News

Memorial Service – Fred Goodall

A memorial service to celebrate the life of international umpire Fred Goodall will be held at the Cello Basin Reserve on Friday, May 13 at 2pm. One of the New Zealand’s best-known umpires, Fred passed away in October last year and, because of the Covid-19 restrictions of the time, only a small, private service was possible. The upcoming memorial service will be live streamed and recorded.

Community News

Stalwarts of the Game Pass

It has been a sad couple of months for the umpiring fraternity in New Zealand with the falling of two giant Totara from our history.

Community News

Umpires are getting younger

Whilst teenage umpires are not unheard of, they are still somewhat unusual. Wellington have two such senior umpires that have started young.

Community News

Boundary Assessments

For many years umpires have been assessed by grading personnel from the boundary. This type of assessment has been particularly successful in Otago. New Zealand Cricket has introduced the concept this season, with some umpires coming through the ranks below first-class level cricket.

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

Corporate News

Southee savours his first Sir Richard Hadlee Medal | Kinsella recognised

BLACKCAP Tim Southee has crowned a stellar season by winning the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal at the ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards, sharing the podium with Bert Sutcliffe Medal recipient Penny Kinsella; ANZ Test Player of the Year Devon Conway, and Domestic Players of the Year Nensi Patel, Tom Bruce and Robbie O’Donnell

Corporate News

Kerr and Young claim major ODI awards | Southee and Bates carry off Cups

WHITE FERNS all-rounder Amelia Kerr and BLACKCAPS batsman Will Young have won the major international categories on the second day of the ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards – once again presented in a live studio format because of Covid complications

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

Community News

Community Awards Winners Recognised at ANZ NZC Awards

Community Cricket was honoured on the first day of the ANZ NZC Awards with Dunedin junior coach and administrator Gerard Finnie claiming the supreme Sir Jack Newman award for his tireless work in the Otago region.

Corporate News

Boult & Devine win ANZ T20I awards | Kerr & Bracewell named Dream11 POY

Trent Boult’s red-hot form during the BLACKCAPS run to the ICC T20 World Cup Final in the UAE has seen him named Men’s ANZ T20 International Player of the Year, while WHITE FERNS captain Sophie Devine has claimed the corresponding women’s award on the opening day of the 2022 ANZ NZC Awards

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

Community News

Over-40s Cricket is Here - Start your Second Innings

Veterans Cricket New Zealand is delighted to announce the establishment of Over-40s Cricket in this country. While the over-50s, over-60s and over-70s age groups have been around for several years, there has not been any competitive, organised national over-40s competition - until now.

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