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The Best There Never Was

Every cricket fan has a favourite player, that one star of the game who's personality or performances resonate with you. But for every star, for every favourite, there are hundreds of forgotten players.

In The Best There Never Was we explore the stories of the players you've never heard of, the players that time has forgotten. Many burned brightly for a short time, others were taken too soon, but they all have a story to tell.

First In County: Peter Randall Johnson

In 1841, the Legislative Council of New Zealand was established as the upper house of the New Zealand Parliament. Originally consisting of just three...

The Youngest Cap: Doug Freeman

About six kilometres from Sydney’s CBD lies the suburban setting of Randwick, a residential area known for more-or-less one thing: the races. But it’s more...

The World’s Greatest Cricketer: Sid Smith

Sydney Gordon Smith is one of the more remarkable cricketers to have ever represented New Zealand. Born in Trinidad, Syd played First Class cricket...

Dr Jones

New Zealand was a divided nation in 1864; the New Zealand Wars were tearing apart the North Island, while gold miners from around the...

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...