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Ryder Swears Off Alcohol

Ryder Swears Off Alcohol

Wellington Jan 15 NZPA - New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has promised to give up alcohol for good after his latest brush with his demon drink.

Leading ODI Cricket Player Rankings

Leading ODI Cricket Player Rankings

Wellington, Jan 14 NZPA - International Cricket Council one-day player rankings issued today:

Batting:

Vettori Drops To Second On Bowling Rankings

Vettori Drops To Second On Bowling Rankings

Wellington, Jan 14 NZPA - New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori paid for a wicket-less outing in the final one-day international against the West Indies yesterday, slipping to second in the International Cricket Council bowling player rankings.

Double For NZ Basketballers As Games Begin

Wellington, Jan 14 NZPA - Hosts Australia served up a couple of international basketball lessons to New Zealand teams on the first day of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney today.

Day To Remember For Record-Setter Parlane

Day To Remember For Record-Setter Parlane

Wellington, Jan 14 NZPA - In Michael Parlane's 16-year domestic cricket career, he won't have experienced many days as satisfying as today's six-wicket State Shield defeat of Central Districts.

Jones Steers Auckland To Third Straight Win

Jones Steers Auckland To Third Straight Win

Wellington, Jan 14 NZPA - A well-paced innings by skipper Richard Jones delivered Auckland their third straight win in the State Shield one-day cricket competition when they beat Wellington by three wickets at the Eden Park Outer Oval today.

Cumming To Fore In One-Sided Southern Derby

Cumming To Fore In One-Sided Southern Derby

Wellington, Jan 14 NZPA - Otago broke the State Shield mould as captain Craig Cumming led them to a 125-run one-day cricket thrashing of Canterbury in Dunedin today.

In 20 completed games this summer, this was just the third won by the team batting first.

NZ Turn Attention To Rebuilding Australians

NZ Turn Attention To Rebuilding Australians

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Napier, Jan 14 NZPA - A weather weary West Indies cricket side departed home for sunnier climes today, while New Zealand are gradually warming to their next task -- a five-match Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series against world champions Australia.

Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup Results

Wellington, Jan 14 NZPA - Results from the second day of Australian Country junior basketball Cup in Albury, New South Wales, today:

Under-14 boys:

NZ Kea 77 South Australia 51, Victoria 74 NZ Kea 71, NZ Koru 66 South Australia B 62, New South Wales 82 NZ Koru 60

Bruton To Get Limited Court Time Against Crocodiles

Bruton To Get Limited Court Time Against Crocodiles

Auckland, Jan 14 NZPA - CJ Bruton will play tomorrow despite not being fully recovered from an ankle injury as he tries to help the New Zealand Breakers end a losing streak in the Australian National Basketball League (ANBL).