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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.

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

Corporate News

ANZ Fan Moment of the Summer 2021/22 Voting

Have your say in the ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards by voting for the moment of the summer from NZC competitions and home international series

International News

ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards 2022 Preview

The ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards for the 2021-22 season will once again be presented digitally this year, with three daily shows starting at 11am from next Tuesday April 12

Domestic News

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

Match Reports

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

Match Reports

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

International News

Chapman tests positive for Covid-19 | Worker called into ODI squad

Auckland Aces batsman George Worker has been called into the BLACKCAPS ODI squad as a replacement for Mark Chapman who has tested positive for Covid-19

Domestic News

U19 matches set for Lincoln

Twenty four of New Zealand’s most promising young female cricketers will compete in three T20s this weekend at NZC’s High Performance Centre in Lincoln.

Match Reports

Battle of Wills in Palmerston North

First-class cricket returned to Fitzherbert Park for the first time in 14 years, Canterbury captain Cole McConchie making an early statement with a career-best sixth first-class ton

Match Reports

Rainstorm wrecks the top of the table clash

The undefeated Auckland Aces were facing off against barnstorming Northern Districts in the top of the table clash in Northland. But with wild wet weather sweeping in, would there be a result?

Match Reports

Tons traded in Dunner stunner

A fresh-look Wellington Firebirds squad gets off to a flier in Dunedin after a career-best century from Troy Johnson - combined with two handy debut performances. But a cracking Dale Phillips century on the final day would prove the winning of the game

International News

Brownlie added to BLACKCAPS coaching group for Netherlands

Former BLACKCAP and current Northern Districts network coach Dean Brownlie has been added to Gary Stead’s coaching staff for the upcoming KFC Netherland’s Tour

International News

Oram returns home | Devine & Tahuhu to be assessed in Christchurch 

WHITE FERNS assistant coach, Jacob Oram, has left the squad to return home to family.

Match Reports

NZXI secures warm-up series with a game to go

Two out of two for the NZXI as Michael Bracewell top-scores again while Bas de Leede leads the way for The Netherlands in Napier

Community News

Cricket programme for refugees

Cricket Wellington (CW) has piloted an initiative alongside the Changemakers Resettlement Forum (an NGO supporting refugee families in Wellington) to give opportunities to children from refugee families to play cricket

Match Reports

Bracewell century opens NZXI account

NZXI captain and BLACKCAP in waiting Michael Bracewell led from the front in the first warm-up match against the touring Netherlands squad

International News

Bracewell and Cleaver earn first call ups | Taylor prepares for career finale

Wellington Firebirds allrounder Michael Bracewell is named in the BLACKCAPS for the first time, seven months on from having to turn down his maiden call up alongside uncapped Central Stags wicketkeeper Dane Cleaver who’s been picked for the T20 International at Napier’s McLean Park next Friday night, March 25

Match Reports

Ding-dong battle of the Districts

A fighting Colin de Grandhomme century hauls Northern Districts back into the fight after a maiden Ray Toole bag for the Stags. A sensational fourth morning from leading wicket-taker Brett Randell then all but seals the deal for Northern

Match Reports

Plunket Shield frontrunners strengthen their lead

Better late than never: the unbeaten Auckland Aces have ticked off an outstanding first half of their campaign as they make it four on the bounce in the first-class championship

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