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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.

Tingling Catch

The Poetry of Cricket: Part Two

This is a fascinating anthology that has been very well put together by Mark Pirie. It’s divided into various categories and nearly all of...
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...

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...

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...
Long Slip

Notes From Long Slip

"Long slip" is an outdated cricket term that, essentially, equates to short third man in modern cricketing field placements. In a sport with so...