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NZ Set 312 To Win Series Against West Indies

NZ Set 312 To Win Series Against West Indies

Napier, Dec 23 NZPA - New Zealand have been set 312 to win the second and final cricket test against the West Indies and win the series 1-0 on the final day at McLean Park here today.

Countdown Begins For 2009 Dakar

Countdown Begins For 2009 Dakar

23 December 2008 - The legendary Dakar rally is due to kick off early in the New Year and, as it celebrates its 31st anniversary, it also marks the beginning of a new era for the famous rally.

Early Present For Newest Football Ferns

23 December 2008 - Christmas came early for four teenagers who earned their first senior call-ups on Tuesday in an 18-strong Football Ferns squad for January's Four Nations Tournament in Guangzhou.

Lift For Breakers With Bruton's Injury Not As Bad As Feared

Lift For Breakers With Bruton's Injury Not As Bad As Feared

Auckland, Dec 23, NZPA - The New Zealand Breakers got some early Christmas cheer today with news that key playmaker CJ Bruton could miss just three games in the Australian National Basketball League.

Peterson To Join Rowing New Zealand As CEO

Peterson To Join Rowing New Zealand As CEO

23 DECEMBER 2008 - Rowing New Zealand has announced Simon Peterson as its new Chief Executive.

Franklin Gradually Making Presence Felt

Franklin Gradually Making Presence Felt

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Napier, Dec 23 NZPA - The radar gun does not lie and James Franklin is the first to admit he is still getting up to speed since returning to test cricket.

Gayle Hopes To Eventually Toast Welcome Ton

Gayle Hopes To Eventually Toast Welcome Ton

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Napier, Dec 22 NZPA - It's been a long time between drinks but West Indies captain Chris Gayle was not able to truly celebrate a long overdue test century at McLean Park today.

Gayle Leads From The Front With Overdue Century

Gayle Leads From The Front With Overdue Century

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Napier, Dec 22 NZPA - Chris Gayle finally renewed his membership of the centurions club today, the West Indian captain's defiant 146 ending New Zealand's hopes of a relaxing run chase on the final day of the second cricket test here tomorrow.

West Indies 278-7 At Stumps, Lead NZ By 214

West Indies 278-7 At Stumps, Lead NZ By 214

Napier, Dec 22 NZPA - The West Indies were 278 for seven at stumps on the fourth day of the second cricket test against New Zealand at McLean Park, an overall lead of 214 heading into tomorrow's final day.

Donald Rejects Appeal From NZ Cricket

Donald Rejects Appeal From NZ Cricket

Napier, Dec 22 NZPA - Former South African fast bowler Allan Donald has turned down an opportunity to join the revamped management structure at New Zealand Cricket.