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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...
Harman Family

The Harman Boys

In 1848, planning began in earnest for an Anglican Church settlement in New Zealand. Later that year the Canterbury Association's surveyors found their preferred...

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...
Harry Graham

Review: Harry Graham, The Little Dasher

  In his poem, Gerontion, TS Eliot writes “History has many cunning passages” and the truth of that can be seen if we apply it...

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...