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Otago Trounced By ND

Otago Trounced By ND

Wellington, Dec 27 NZPA - Defending champions Otago were given a one-day cricket lesson by Northern Districts in Alexandra today, crushed by nine wickets in a lop-sided State Shield match.

Scrub The Tie-Breakers Says Vettori

Scrub The Tie-Breakers Says Vettori

Wellington, Dec 27 NZPA - Still recovering from his battering at the hands of West Indies opposite Chris Gayle, New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori has called for Twenty20 tie-breakers to be chucked out.

Styris Out For Six Weeks With Broken Thumb

Styris Out For Six Weeks With Broken Thumb

Wellington, Dec 27 NZPA - Captain Daniel Vettori believes New Zealand can adequately cover for the loss of allrounder Scott Styris, who will miss the remaining limited overs cricket matches against the West Indies with a broken thumb.

Knights Milestones

27 December 2008 - Hamilton, New Zealand

State Northern Knights milestones from their match against the State Wellington Firebirds in the first round of the State Shield:

BE Scott One Day Debut for State Northern Knights KS Williamson Highest One Day Score 67

Masterful Gayle Breaks Twenty20 Deadlock

Wellington, Dec 26 NZPA - West Indies captain Chris Gayle turned on a cricket master class to almost single-handedly beat New Zealand in an historical Twenty20 international in Auckland tonight.

New Zealand And West Indies Tie; West Indies Win Tiebreaker

Wellington, Dec 26 NZPA - West Indies beat New Zealand in a one-over eliminator after the teams finished tied in the first Twenty20 cricket international at Eden Park in Auckland tonight.

Taylor Helps Lift NZ To 155

Taylor Helps Lift NZ To 155

Wellington, Dec 26 NZPA - Ross Taylor plundered 63 as New Zealand reached a competitive 155 for seven in the Twenty20 cricket international against West Indies in Auckland tonight.

NZ To Bat In Twenty20 International

NZ To Bat In Twenty20 International

Wellington, Dec 26 NZPA - New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori won the toss and elected to bat in the first Twenty20 cricket international against West Indies at Eden Park in Auckland today.

Laura Davies To Compete In First NZ Women's Golf Open

Laura Davies To Compete In First NZ Women's Golf Open

26 December 2008 - One of the world's most accomplished female golfers, Laura Davies, has confirmed her entry in the inaugural New Zealand Women's Open in Christchurch next month.

Southee Out To Impress Old Coach

Southee Out To Impress Old Coach

Wellington, Dec 26 NZPA - Pace bowler Tim Southee will have no problem adhering to New Zealand coach Andy Moles' call for ruthlessness when they face the West Indies in today's opening Twenty20 cricket match in Auckland.