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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.

Victor Trumper

Victor Trumper was one of the great batsmen of his era, and perhaps one of the best to ever take up the game. Among...

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...

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...
india to NZ 1936-37

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...

Snaps By The Way: Nancy’s Scrapbook

On the 16th of February 1935, the WHITE FERNS played their first Test, facing England at Christchurch's Lancaster Park. Among the players that took...