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South Africa 1932

Quick, Cold, A Little One-Sided

“At 9 o’clock we berthed and a few minutes later we were at the Cargen Hotel,” reads the diary of Ken Viljoen. “As the match was not due to start until 1.30 we took...
Tingling Catch

The Poetry of Cricket: Part Two

This is a fascinating anthology that has been very well put together by Mark Pirie. It’s divided into various categories and nearly all of them contain poetry of considerable merit and reflect an impressive...
Kane Williamson

Williamson In Context

Kane Williamson’s 130 at Dunedin, described by ESPNCricinfo’s Andrew McGlashan as “a wonderful display of batsmanship,” was in equal parts cricketing brilliance and statistical note. For starters, it was a relatively rare sight: only the...
NZ's highest ODI scores

New Zealand’s Highest ODI Scores

It's the height of the 2016-17 summer of cricket with both the BLACKCAPS and WHITE FERNS in action against formidable opposition in South Africa and Australia, respectively. As these sides chase victory on the field,...
NZ All-Time Test XI

New Zealand All-Time Test XI

As Test cricket occupies 30 hours over five days there has always been plenty of time for spectators to discuss and compare players of different generations – even more so now with social media....
best odi innings

Best Of The Best: ODI Innings

Marcus Stoinis' incredible innings in 2017's opening Chappell-Hadlee ODI at Eden Park is undoubtedly one of the finest innings played in a losing effort. But where does it rank among the ODI innings played...