12 Qs: Blair Christensen
12 Qs: Blair Christensen

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Cricket: Bracewell returns to Black Caps
Cricket: Bracewell returns to Black Caps

The international exile of Doug Bracewell is over after the paceman was included in New Zealand's squad for the forthcoming…

Cricket: Franklin leads Barbados to win over ND
Cricket: Franklin leads Barbados to win over ND

Former New Zealand player James Franklin carried Barbados to a six-wicket win over Northern Districts in the final group…

Cricket: South Africa send full strength squad to NZ
Cricket: South Africa send full strength squad to NZ

South Africa are sending a full strength side to New Zealand for their three-game ODI series next month. The inclusion…

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Cricket: ND left reflecting on missed chances
Cricket: ND left reflecting on missed chances

Northern Districts are doubtless reflecting on where it all went wrong as they prepare for their final…

Cricket: Chennai knock Scorchers out of Champions League

The Perth Scorchers' hopes of qualifying for the Champions League T20 semifinals are over after a 13-run defeat to Chennai…

Cricket: Vettori's test days are over

Daniel Vettori's days as a test cricketer appear over. The 35-year-old is fit and ready to resume at the limited overs…

Cricket: Man of steel primed for Cup shot

As the white picket fence gate eases shut on Daniel Vettori's playing career, a generation of fans are set to see him in…

Cricket: Valuable lessons learned inside Indian cauldrons
Cricket: Valuable lessons learned inside Indian cauldrons

Northern Districts were trounced by Hobart and Punjab last week but the overall assessment of their…

Cricket: Knights thumped by Kings XI

The Northern Knights' hopes of advancing to the next stage at the T20 Champions League have been dealt an all but fatal…

Cricket: Ryder sheds bad boy image to become a hero in Essex

He's on the outer with New Zealand Cricket, but very much flavour of the moment in the English county game. Jesse Ryder's…

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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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Domestic Cricket

Cricket: ND sticking to simplicity in Raipur
Cricket: ND sticking to simplicity in Raipur

Northern Districts aren't about to veer from their simple policy before their second Champions League group game against…

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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: Americans know how to treat sports legends
David Leggat: Americans know how to treat sports legends

Americans love their sports heroes, they remember them, and cherish them. Sure, some have warts, but with time they tend…

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