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Bond Upstages Debutant As NZ Claim Series Lead

Bond Upstages Debutant As NZ Claim Series Lead

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Dunedin, Nov 28 NZPA - Comeback king Shane Bond denied Umar Akmal a fairytale debut as New Zealand won the first cricket test by 32 runs over Pakistan at University Oval here today.

NZ Bowlers Up To Task Says Martin

NZ Bowlers Up To Task Says Martin

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Dunedin, Nov 28 NZPA - New Zealand's batsmen have again folded meekly against Pakistan -- but the bowlers already realise how to redress the balance when the first cricket test concludes here today.

Women's Domestic Squads Announced For 2009-10 Season

The six Major Associations have confirmed their squads for the Women's domestic cricket competitions in 2009/10. The squads are:

NZ, Pakistan Share Batting Fears

NZ, Pakistan Share Batting Fears

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Dunedin, Nov 23 NZPA - Pakistan has echoed New Zealand's perennial concerns about accumulating enough runs to be competitive in tomorrow's first cricket test at Dunedin, underscoring the potentially close-run nature of this series.

Intriguing Series Between Serial Underperformers

Intriguing Series Between Serial Underperformers

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Dunedin, Nov 22 NZPA - Baffling form fluctuations versus chronic batting failures -- for once a test cricket series pitting New Zealand against a higher ranked opponent does not necessarily have an air of inevitably about it.

Bond On Song As Canterbury Hit Right Notes

Auckland, Nov 18 NZPA - Shane Bond's return to test cricket against Pakistan next week remains on track after New Zealand's premier pace bowler eased through his first four-day game in 17 months at Rangiora today.

Jones In Charge For Auckland

Wellington, Nov 18 NZPA - Auckland cricket captain Richard Jones has always taken his leadership duties seriously.

Flynn Knuckles Down In Bid To Impress

Auckland, Nov 18 NZPA - A half-century proved elusive but Daniel Flynn today still made a sound impression among the candidates auditioning for New Zealand's test cricket side to face Pakistan.

Unique Kiwi Kids' Cricket Programme Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

Unique Kiwi Kids' Cricket Programme Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

More than 50,000 New Zealand children have participated in a unique cricket programme over the last ten years - with many more lined up to enjoy another summer of the sport.

Fulton Ton Sets Up Canterbury

Fulton Ton Sets Up Canterbury

Wellington, Nov 17 NZPA - Former international Peter Fulton showed impressive focus in reaching his ninth first-class century on the opening day of Canterbury's four-day Plunket Shield cricket match against Otago in Rangiora today.