Second Lieutenant Gordon Kinvig of Wellington

James Gordon Kinvig (known as “JG”, "Kinny" or simply “Gordon”) was the epitome of the amateur sportsman in the early 1900s. A fine rugby...

First On Field: Len Cuff

Ted Badcock, due to the fortunate positioning of his name alphabetically, is recognised as our very first Black Cap. Tom Lowry has the honour...

Lance Corporal Roland Blinko of Hastings

In spite of making just one First Class appearance, Roland Blinko appears to have been a talented and gifted cricketer. In his history of...
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"Long slip" is an outdated cricket term that, essentially, equates to short third man in modern cricketing field placements.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...

Lieutenant Bannerman of Bluff

James "Banny" Bannerman played for Otago and Southland between 1906 and 1915. Although he appears to have never quite fulfilled his cricketing potential, from...

Enter Sandman: one more thing

Anyone who has done historical research will appreciate just how hard it is to wrap up your story. Here at the New Zealand Cricket...