Cricket: Ronchi relishing second chance at the crease
Cricket: Ronchi relishing second chance at the crease

As tempting as it may be, Luke Ronchi is resisting any thoughts he's a lock in New Zealand's one-day international side.

Cricket: Pakistan build big lead over Australia
Cricket: Pakistan build big lead over Australia

Pakistan built a strong lead of 267 runs by lunch as Ahmed Shehzad scored a half century on the fourth day of the first…

Cricket: Auckland in driver's seat in Plunket Shield
Cricket: Auckland in driver's seat in Plunket Shield

Auckland are in the box seat to take the opening Plunket Shield match of the new season, needing 203 runs with a full complement…

Cricket: Uneasy Ryder
Cricket: Uneasy Ryder

Jesse Ryder's chances of making the World Cup squad are all but gone.

Cricket

David Leggat: Caribbean team putting the wind up
David Leggat: Caribbean team putting the wind up

The West Indies are being difficult. Grumpy players pulled out of what would have been a lucrative visit…

Cricket: Perfect storm casts threat as NZ batting once more exposed

No one is saying it but there's the risk of a perfect storm brewing for New Zealand.

Cricket: Imperturbable Amla in a hurry but not in a rush

By the time he passed 50 yesterday, a Hashim Amla century had a certain inevitability about it.

Cricket: Ryder declines chance to make Black Caps

Jesse Ryder's indicated he doesn't want to be part of the Black Cap's World Cup campaign. Ryder's smashed 136 off 57 balls…

Black Caps crumble to defeat
Black Caps crumble to defeat

New Zealand have crashed to another comprehensive defeat in today's second ODI against South Africa…

Can McCullum drive Black Caps to glory?

You wouldn't call Brendon McCullum the sort prone to flights of fancy. But what happens when you ask the NZ captain about…

Cricket: Southee prepared to take one for team

Sitting out games for his country doesn't, er, sit that well with Tim Southee; then again, he understands the logic.

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Special report: The Shame Game

How to fix NZ cricket system?
How to fix NZ cricket system?

When a player was approached to contribute to a story on New Zealand Cricket's high-performance set-up, his answer while…

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International Cricket

Cricket: Williamson ruled out
Cricket: Williamson ruled out

Black Caps batsman Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the remaining two one-day internationals against South Africa. Williamson…

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Domestic Cricket

Cricket: Injuries hinder NZ warm-up
Cricket: Injuries hinder NZ warm-up

New Zealand have injury issues to contend with as they prepare for the first serious examination of World Cup summer. Senior…

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Mark Richardson on cricket

Mark Richardson: Black Caps must grow a pair when heat goes on
Mark Richardson: Black Caps must grow a pair when heat goes on

The Black Caps need to grow some balls. Their failure to progress past pool play in the ICC World T20 was yet another display…

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David Leggat on sport

David Leggat: Ryder carving a path to World Cup squad
David Leggat: Ryder carving a path to World Cup squad

A few weeks back, Mike Hesson made the point that the World Cup door was not shut on Jesse Ryder.

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