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The Tour That Never Was

In March 1937, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) played three matches in New Zealand after an extensive tour of Australia. Either side of playing New Zealand at the Basin Reserve, the visitors played...

History at Newlands

Ahead of their 1961-62 tour to South Africa, New Zealand captain JR Reid predicted that this was the finest side to leave our shores. That they were able to live up to that...
Harman Family

The Harman Boys

In 1848, planning began in earnest for an Anglican Church settlement in New Zealand. Later that year the Canterbury Association's surveyors found their preferred site and, in 1850 they began recruiting for emigrants...

Clutching At A Straw

In 1894, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, invited delegates from around the world to the Congress on the Revival of the Olympic Games in Paris. On June 23 1894, the Congress passed a resolution to...

Without Colour

Last week the President of the Federazione Cricket Italiana (FCI, the Italian cricket board) declared that cricket would be an Olympic sport if Rome won the rights to the 2024 Olympic Games. The...

First In County: Peter Randall Johnson

In 1841, the Legislative Council of New Zealand was established as the upper house of the New Zealand Parliament. Originally consisting of just three high ranking officials, it's structure changed in 1853 to...