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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.

NZ Women's T20 Winners

A Title With No Name: NZ Women’s T20 Winners

In 2016-17, the Otago Sparks broke their duck, winning the NZ Women's T20 competition for the first time since it began in 2007-08. They have...
JR Reid

JR Reid Goes Big

In celebrating Michael Papps’ wonderful achievement in making the highest score for Wellington, with his monumental 316* against Auckland, last month, it is timely...
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...

Resume Play

Resume Play charts the rise of cricket in Christchurch following the 2011 earthquake through to the return of international cricket at 2014's Boxing Day...
t20 winners

Super Smashing: T20 Winners

With four titles to their name, Auckland are easily the most dominant side in men's domestic T20 history. They also share the record for...

Historic Hallyburton Johnstone Shield Returns

Eighty-one years after it was first contested, the prestigious Hallyburton Johnstone (HBJ) Shield is being reintroduced by NZC this season, as the prize for...