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1973 Women's Cricket World Cup

The 1973 Women’s Cricket World Cup

It was women after all, who staged the first ever Cricket World Cup - an idea born out of a few after-dinner brandies on a night in 1971.  - Rachael Heyhoe Flint In sporting circles,...
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Syd Ward – Triple Threat

In 2017, there are 128 teams entered in the opening round of Football’s Chatham Cup. Undoubtedly the premier club sporting competition in New Zealand, the passion and enthusiasm for the Chatham Cup today...
Ruth Martin

The Backyard Leader: Ruth Martin

“ took a catch out of the sun and it hit her in the eye and she had to go off. I remember them putting this great big raw steak over her eye.”   In...
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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...