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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.

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...

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...

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...

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"Long slip" is an outdated cricket term that, essentially, equates to short third man in modern cricketing field placements.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