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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.

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...

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...

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...
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...
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...

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...