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Blanche Te Rangi

Plenty of Devil; the Blanche Te Rangi story

It’s a striking image: two young women stand with bats and caps in hand, the bank at Whanganui’s Cook’s Gardens rising behind them in the summer of 1934. The pair were posed to celebrate...

Bat for New Zealand, Fat for Britain

When the New Zealand cricket team made their famous tour of Britain during 1949, they were visiting a United Kingdom that was still feeling the effects of World War 2. Rationing continued through...
basin reserve museum stand

The Basin Reserve Museum Stand – In Pictures

  Opened on New Year's Day 1925, the Museum Stand at the Basin Reserve occupies a site which has housed a grandstand since 1872. Today, it is home to the New Zealand Cricket Museum...
IL Bula

From Lau to Lancaster: the Story of Ilikena

When Fiji toured New Zealand in the 1977-78 season, it ended an association that stretched back to 1895 when a Fijian cricket side first visited, playing eight provincial sides from Invercargill to Auckland....
Hawke Cup

How Southland Won The Hawke Cup

On July 18th 1910, the New Zealand Cricket Council received a letter from the Auckland Cricket Association offering a shield for cricket competition from Lord Hawke. With a strong link to New Zealand...
NZ v England

The First Day: BLACKCAPS v England

The first Test of the BLACKCAPS’ 2015 series against England was the 100th Test between the two sides and the 400th in BLACKCAPS’ history. In 2018, England return to our shores to make more...