Soldiers, lawyers, teenage debutantes, innovators, super stars, the forgotten. Cricketers.
New Zealand’s cricketing history is filled with stories that add colour to the game. Through our series of features we present stories of the famous and forgotten, with extensive research, photographs, and rare objects from our collection bringing past summers to life. Start exploring.
OFF THE PITCH, ON THE FIELD
Off The Pitch, On The Field present the stories of the people and moments that extend cricket history beyond the pitch.
CONTROVERSY, SUPERSTITION & INNOVATION
Did a New Zealand cricketer invent the switch hit? How many times were Nelson out for Nelson? What is a Mankad?
Stories from the game’s grassroots, covering schools, clubs, Minor Associations, and backyard legends.
Stories from the provinces, featuring the domestic matches players who defined their region’s cricketing fortunes.
Limited Overs is a series of interviews with former-New Zealand cricketers whose careers in the silver fern were fleeting.
ON A FOREIGN FIELD
To commemorate 100 years since WWI began, we remember New Zealand First-Class cricketers who served.