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Patel, Oram Revive Flagging Innings

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Colombo, Aug 13 NZPA - Jacob Oram's fortitude and a strengthening of Jeetan Patel's claim to genuine allrounder status glossed over another mixed performance by New Zealand's batsmen in their dress rehearsal for next week's first cricket test against Sri Lanka.

NZ V Sri Lanka 11 Stumps Scoreboard

Colombo, Aug 12 NZPA - Scoreboard at stumps on the opening day of the three-day cricket match played between a Sri Lanka Development 11 and New Zealand at the Nondescripts Cricket Club here today.

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NZ Left Without Leg To Stand On Until Late Recovery

NZ Left Without Leg To Stand On Until Late Recovery

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Colombo, Aug 12 NZPA - As Jesse Ryder nursed an upset stomach New Zealand's healthy cricketers confronted some unpalatable truths as their final warm-up match before next week's first test against Sri Lanka flirted with disaster.

The Air NZ Cup NPC Week Two

The Air NZ Cup NPC Week Two

The return of some of the All Blacks that urgently need to play and re-gain confidence was the story to the second round. Trying to gain some momentum and consistency in the game early is something less to be desired by most teams. Attacking Rugby is key, as is a good defensive game! Here is a look at last week.

Ryder Laid Low By Stomach Bug

Colombo, Aug 12 NZPA - Illness struck the New Zealand cricket team for the first time on their tour of Sri Lanka today when Jesse Ryder was unable to bat in the final pre-test match against a local selection.

Williams Suspended For One Match

Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - Auckland had a win and a loss when two of their players appeared before the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) judiciary today.

It Must Be Montgomery

It Must Be Montgomery

Colin Montgomery must be the best active golfer who has yet to break through with a major.

Judicial Findings For Winston Stanley And Paul Williams

12 August 2009 - Auckland players Winston Stanley and Paul Williams appeared before New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) Judicial Officer Bruce Squire QC at hearings in Wellington today.

Manawatu Team Named To Play Southland

Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - Manawatu team named today for an Air NZ Cup rugby match against Southland in Invercargill on Friday night:-

Tall Ferns Assistant Coaches Named

Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - New Zealand women's basketball head coach Shawn Dennis likes who he has flanking him on the sideline this season.