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The Mystery & Misery of Frank Betts

Will Pateman kicked through the river gravel, the stones scattering and rebounding over the path that passed under the bridge. The heavy whitebait net dragged behind him, carried with all the weight of...
Patricia McKelvey

Patricia McKelvey: From Waiwhetu to the MCC

As we commemorate 125 years since women in Aotearoa were granted the right to vote, we celebrate a pioneer of women’s cricket in this country; Patricia McKelvey CNZM MBE. The first woman to score...
George Watson

George Watson: from triumph to tragedy

The opening round of the 2017-18 Plunket Shield season saw the two Districts, Central and Northern, pitted against each other at Mount Maunganui on a pitch that was loaded with early-season runs. With 50s...
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...