Lieutenant Hāmi Grace of Wellington

  The short life of Thomas “Hāmi” Grace is very much the stuff of legend. The word “brave” seems to have been invented for him,...

Second Lieutenant Hickmott of Christchurch

Rupert Hickmott was one of only two New Zealand cricket representatives to be killed in World War One. Wisden wrote, after his death at...

From Leonard to Harry: the Cave family legacy

When Harry Cave was selected to play Test cricket for New Zealand in 1949, he was fulfilling the promise of an entire family, a...

22 of Southland, 15 of Canterbury

In the summer of 1876-77, James Lillywhite brought a team of England’s best cricketers out to New Zealand and Australia. Beginning with games against...

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...
Charles Thomas

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas of Timaru

Charles Thomas appears to have loved sport, playing cricket for South Canterbury but making his mark as an administrator in the early years of...