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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.

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...

Cataloguing the Papers of Arthur Carman

Arthur Carman was an internationally known cricket (and rugby) statistician who was responsible for researching and preserving a good deal of the statistical information...

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...

Shadows On The Grass

On what turned out to be the final day of the New Zealand versus West Indies Test match at the Basin Reserve, I was...
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...