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Stories that come out of the Museum's collection of papers and objects - from letters, scorecards, and books to newspaper clippings, playing gear, and prgrammes.

With more than 20,000 objects in our collection (and growing), we regularly share stories inspired by our taonga.

Buller Cricket: Without A Wicket

On the 31st of January 2016, the Buller Cricket Association made history by winning the prestigious Hawke Cup for the first time, in their...

Enter Sandman: one more thing

Anyone who has done historical research will appreciate just how hard it is to wrap up your story. Here at the New Zealand Cricket...

In Praise of the Scrapbook

There was a time when a scrapbook was part and parcel of a sports' fan's everyday life. In a time before the internet and...

Between the Covers

Cataloguing books in a museum library can provide the cataloguer with problems. The main one is that you end up reading the books instead...
Pakistan and India 1955-56

Harry’s Diary: Pakistan and India 1955-56

On the 3rd of October 1955 a New Zealand cricket side left for its first tour of the subcontinent. With 16 matches to played throughout...

The Poetry Of Cricket: Part One

I think it is true to say that, of all our sports, it is cricket that is the most literary. The library at the...