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Provincial Pride

Between the grassroots and international cricket sits the level where provincial passions and loyalty are tried and tested.

Read the stories from the provinces, moments in domestic matches and the players who defined their region’s cricketing fortunes.

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...

A Forgotten Legacy

There are several notable dates in the early history of New Zealand cricket, from the country’s first interprovincial match in 1860, to our first...

Vale Norm Wilson

In the course of some ongoing research for the Museum into the history of the Hawke Cup, Norm Wilson was one of those contacted....
Blanche Te Rangi

Plenty of Devil; the Blanche Te Rangi story

It’s a striking image: two young women stand with bats and caps in hand, the bank at Whanganui’s Cook’s Gardens rising behind them in...
George Watson

George Watson: from triumph to tragedy

The opening round of the 2017-18 Plunket Shield season saw the two Districts, Central and Northern, pitted against each other at Mount Maunganui on...
Hawke Cup

How Southland Won The Hawke Cup

On July 18th 1910, the New Zealand Cricket Council received a letter from the Auckland Cricket Association offering a shield for cricket competition from...