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Black Caps Defeat Australia in Hamilton

Black Caps Defeat Australia in Hamilton

Australia have relinquished the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy and potentially the No 1 ODI ranking, with Mitchell Starc unable to save his batsmen’s blushes in a dramatic 24-run defeat to New Zealand in Hamilton, Pat Cummins…

Munro Belts NZ to T20 Series Win vs Bangladesh

Munro Belts NZ to T20 Series Win vs Bangladesh

Left-handed batsman Colin Munro, 29, “produced a masterclass of controlled aggression to smash 101 off 54 balls as New Zealand coasted to a 47-run win in the second Twenty20 against Bangladesh” at Bay Oval…

New Zealand Black Caps Stun India in Cup Opener

New Zealand Black Caps Stun India in Cup Opener

“New Zealand have spun their way to a 47-run win over India, toppling the World Twenty20 hosts with a superb Mitchell Santner-led performance in the field in Nagpur,” as reported in an article on…

New Zealand cricket great Martin Crowe

New Zealand cricket great Martin Crowe

New Zealand Cricket Great Martin Crowe has died at the age of 53. His family in Auckland announced his death in a statement. “It is with heavy hearts that the family of Martin Crowe, MBE…

Brendon McCullum Wins Halberg Leadership Award

Brendon McCullum Wins Halberg Leadership Award

Brendon McCullum has been awarded the Halberg Leadership Award. “As a leader, he has inspired a whole deal of pride in his team and has taken his country to unprecedented heights,” writes Rishad Dsouza…

A Touch of Baz

A Touch of Baz

“Few teams are having as much fun playing cricket as New Zealand, and it’s thanks in large part to Brendon McCullum,” writes Dylan Cleaver in Cricket Monthly. During McCullum’s time as a captain the team…

Black Caps Are a Team to Be Reckoned with

Black Caps Are a Team to Be Reckoned with

“New Zealand did more than enough against England to prove they are worth much more than a two-test series shoe-horned into the schedule as a tasty appetiser before the Ashes,” which begins in July,…

Amazing Dance at the Cricket World Cup

Amazing Dance at the Cricket World Cup

New Zealand bloke has the moves at the New Zealand V South Africa Cricket World Cup Game at Eden Park.

Black Caps edge South Africa in pulsating semi-final

Black Caps edge South Africa in pulsating semi-final

“Thinking was the enemy of doing,” declared Black Caps batsman Grant Elliott who, with spin bowler Daniel Vettori – “two creaking 36-year-olds” – faced the task of making 12 runs off six balls in…

New Zealand beat West Indies by 143 runs and reach Cricket World Cup semi-final

New Zealand beat West Indies by 143 runs and reach Cricket World Cup semi-final

The New Zealand Black Caps have beaten the West Indies 393 for 6 in Saturday’s quarterfinal in a stunning game in front of a raucous capacity crowd at Wellington’s stadium to reach the Cricket…

Kiwis Claim Thrilling Victory Over Rivals

Kiwis Claim Thrilling Victory Over Rivals

Auckland is humming. After a month of sublime weather, and on a day in which the Volvo round the world yachts arrived in post, the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of…

Up Close And Personal – Brendon McCullum

Up Close And Personal – Brendon McCullum

New Zealand Black Caps captain Brendan McCullum talks about his ICC Cricket World Cup experiences, and the hopes that he has for the 2015 tournament.

Brendon McCullum’s Whirlwind Double Century

Brendon McCullum’s Whirlwind Double Century

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum hit a whirlwind double century and shared a record-breaking 297-run stand with century-maker Kane Williamson when the Black Caps took on Pakistan back in…

Blacks Caps Claim First Win of 2015

Blacks Caps Claim First Win of 2015

The Black Caps won their second test match against the Sri Lankan side yesterday, completing a 2-0 series sweep at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. The winning start to the years continues what was the…

It May Just Be the Black Caps Time in the Spotlight

It May Just Be the Black Caps Time in the Spotlight

“It was heartening” to see Test cricket return to Christchurch in December, the Guardian’s Mike Selvey writes. “It was fitting, too, that the Black Caps should mark it with a resounding win over Sri…

Black Caps Best Year Ever

Black Caps Best Year Ever

Having just won the first test against Sri Lanka, New Zealand’s Black Caps have made 2014 their best Test year ever. The Black Caps beat Sri Lanka by an impressive 8 wickets with a day…

Brendon McCullum Makes Australia’s Cricketers Look Average

Brendon McCullum Makes Australia’s Cricketers Look Average

In the Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka in Christchurch, Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum, 33, was just five runs short of demolishing what could possibly have been the fastest ever double century in…

Cricketer Jeetan Patel Completes Immense Season in UK

Cricketer Jeetan Patel Completes Immense Season in UK

New Zealand cricketer Jeetan Patel, 34, who has been confirmed as the most valuable player of 2014 by the UK’s Professional Cricketers’ Association, has completed an “immense season” as spinner for Warwickshire. “Patel has produced…

Day-Night Test Likely Next Year

Day-Night Test Likely Next Year

Negotiations are moving closer to make the first ever day-night test cricket match between Australia and New Zealand official. Adelaide and Hobart are battling for the honour of staging the first ever Test cricket day-night…

New Zealand Win Their Second Ever Test in the West Indies

New Zealand Win Their Second Ever Test in the West Indies

New Zealand has beaten the West Indies by 186 runs for only the second time in the Caribbean, thanks to some incredible bowling figures by Mark Craig. The hosts were bowled out for 216 after…

Black Caps on the Rise

Black Caps on the Rise

What a summer. Three test victories, two test series wins and a 4-0 drubbing of the No. 1 ranked one-day side in the world. New Zealand has risen one place to seventh in the…

Epic Innings Earns International Acclaim

Epic Innings Earns International Acclaim

Black Caps captain Brendan McCullum’s magisterial triple century – the first ever achieved by a New Zealander – has been hailed by Indian media as one of the greatest innings in cricket history. As…

A Test Win for the Ages

A Test Win for the Ages

Test cricket’s status as the most important and exciting form of the game was given a resounding endorsement with New Zealand’s win over India at Eden Park, Auckland. Sports journalists thumbed the thesaurus in…

Top Match and Black Caps Pip India

Top Match and Black Caps Pip India

Parochialism in news always meets its apogee in sports reporting. So, in the wake of the Black Caps’ victory in the opening one-dayer at McLean Park in Napier, New Zealand media crowed (Black Caps…

Leaving on Length Critical for India’s NZ tour

Leaving on Length Critical for India’s NZ tour

Indian cricket sides have historically struggled on tours to New Zealand and one of the reasons is to do with the bounce of the ball and movement off the wicket. In India, where the…

Batsman Returns to NW England for Club Cricket

Batsman Returns to NW England for Club Cricket

New Zealand international Jamie How, 32, talks about his return to Kendal Cricket Club in Cumbria and his record-equalling domestic year with Westmorland Gazette sports reporter Ross McLean. Currently plying his trade on native soil…

Corey Anderson scores fastest century in ODI cricket history

Corey Anderson scores fastest century in ODI cricket history

23-year-old New Zealand batsman, Corey Anderson, has hit the fastest century in the history of one-day international cricket from just 36 balls. Playing on New Year’s Day against the West Indies in Queenstown, Anderson…

Cometh the Hour…

Cometh the Hour…

Nathan McCullum’s job when he got on strike in the final over against Sri Lanka was dauntingly simple: smite 17 runs from the final four balls delivered by Rangana Herath. That’s a boundary a…

Hailing the Ultimate Sporting Geek

Hailing the Ultimate Sporting Geek

“Daniel Vettori’s New Zealand return is great news for all of us – one last chance to hail the ultimate sporting geek,” according to Telegraph columnist Jonathan Liew. “For one thing, he is one…

Century and a Win

Century and a Win

Black Cap Kane Williamson, 22, finished unbeaten on 145 from 136 balls before New Zealand fielded their way to a 27-run victory over South Africa in Kimberley. New Zealand secured their first series victory…

Caps Bowl Mammoth Victory

Caps Bowl Mammoth Victory

The Black Caps bowled out Zimbabwe for 51 and 143 at Napier’s McLean Park to win the one-off Test by an innings and 301 runs — New Zealand’s biggest-ever victory margin. Pacers Chris Martin…

Spinning For Sixes

Spinning For Sixes

Dunedin-born Black Cap right-arm spinner, and “more than handy batsman,” Nathan McCullum, 31, has signed with the Sydney Sixers for the remainder of the Big Bash League as a replacement for West Indian import…

Magical Early Christmas

Magical Early Christmas

The Black Caps celebrated “an early Christmas” with front-page media praise for a seven-run cricket victory in the second Test over Australia in Hobart. Captain Ross Taylor’s remark that the historic win “was for…

Wright Has the Edge

Wright Has the Edge

Cantabrian and Black Caps coach John Wright “is the coach best placed to lift the Australian team” and has “an affable manner that conceals toughness and a fund of cricketing sense”, according to The…

Slaying the Cricket Giants

Slaying the Cricket Giants

The Black Caps head into the semifinals of the World Cup after beating South Africa by 49 runs at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Man-of-the-match Jacob Oram took two brilliant catches and captured…

Couldn’t Ask For More

Couldn’t Ask For More

New Zealand has clinched their second win at the Cricket World Cup beating Zimbabwe by 1-wickets at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmadabad. Opener Brendan Taylor top-scored with 44 for Zimbabwe but when he…

Easy Opening Match

Easy Opening Match

The Black Caps have begun their World Cup campaign with a resounding win over Kenya, who had “no answer to some outstanding New Zealand bowling, which was full and accurate.” Paceman Hamish Bennett took…

The Wright Impact

The Wright Impact

The Black Caps are a team to watch at this month’s Cricket World Cup. Despite back-to-back ODI series defeats, players Scott Styris and Brendon McCullum agree the team is in the process of a…

World Cup Hopes

World Cup Hopes

“One could make the argument that Black Caps have punched above their weight at the World Cup just as easily as you could say they are chokers,” Stuart Hess writes for South Africa’s Independent…

Relief for Black Caps

Relief for Black Caps

The New Zealand Black Caps ended their 11-game losing run in one-day internationals thrashing Pakistan in Wellington to take a 1-0 lead in the six-match series. Seamer Tim Southee took a career best 5-33…

Wright takes up reigns

Wright takes up reigns

Former Black Caps test captain and coach of India from 2 to 25, John Wright is the new coach of the New Zealand cricket team, taking over from Mark Greatbach beginning with the Boxing…

Not Just a Number

Not Just a Number

Black Caps cricket captain Daniel Vettori, 31, became the second player after Stephen Fleming to play 1 Tests for New Zealand when he took the field in the first Test against India in Ahmedabad…

Spirited Win for NZ

Spirited Win for NZ

The Black Caps have been awarded the Spirit of Cricket Award at the recent LG ICC Awards celebration in Bengaluru, India. In total, this is the third time New Zealand has won this award…

Player of the Year

Player of the Year

Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori, 31, has won New Zealand Cricket’s top award: Player of the Year. Vettori also won the Walter Hadlee trophy for being the best ODI bowler. “Daniel is and has…

Win for NZ in Napier

Win for NZ in Napier

New Zealand outran Australia by two wickets to win the opening Chappell-Hadlee one-day international at Napier’s Maclean Park. Scott Styris and Shane Bond were the unlikely heroes for New Zealand; chasing 275 for eight,…

Great Appointment

Great Appointment

Former New Zealand Test batsman Mark Greatbatch, 46, has been appointed Black Caps coach joining Mark O’Donnell and Shane Jurgensen on the team’s coaching panel. Greatbatch, who is already on the national selection panel,…

Consistency and then Some..

Consistency and then Some..

The NZ Black Caps followed up their Test series victory over India with an unassailable 4-0 lead in the one-dayers. The Kiwis have remained on top form against the somewhat disappointing tourists, with stand-out performances from fast-bowlers…

O’Brien to Middlesex

O’Brien to Middlesex

Black Caps seamer Iain O’Brien, 33, has retired from international cricket and joined Middlesex as their overseas player for 2010 having spent last season at Leicestershire. The right-armer, who is also a prolific blogger, made his…

Return to Form (Momentarily)

Return to Form (Momentarily)

Christchurch fast bowler Shane Bond’s return to Test cricket has seen the Black Caps score a 32-run win over Pakistan in the first Test at Dunedin’s University Oval. Bond, 34, took eight wickets and the man-of-the-match…

New Black Cap

New Black Cap

Newly-appointed Black Caps manager Dave Currie – chef de mission of the New Zealand team for the 2004 and 2008 Olympics campaigns and the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games – has worn many hats…

Viva Vettori

Viva Vettori

At 30, Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori is “a veteran among the greats” according to International Herald Tribune writer Huw Richards, “and like Joe DiMaggio in baseball and the Australian rugby players David Campese…

Vettori one of the best

Vettori one of the best

Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori, 29, is ranked amongst the top International bowlers on the ICC Player Rankings for One Day International bowlers. The left-arm spinner took six wickets at an impressive average of 12.33 in the…

World’s Fastest Win

World’s Fastest Win

The Black Caps have won their three-match home series against Bangladesh in record-breaking style. NZ reached Bangladesh’s total of 93 all out with 44 overs and ten wickets to spare, replacing India’s 2001 thrashing of Kenya…

Black Caps Victorious

Black Caps Victorious

Three famous victories in a row have seen the Black Caps complete a “black-wash” of the world champion Australians and claim the Chappell-Hadlee series. Over a period of six days the Black Caps broke a number of…

Black Caps Start as They Mean to Go On

Black Caps Start as They Mean to Go On

The Black Caps made a fine start to their 2006 season, cruising to victory in the five-match ODI home series against Sri Lanka. NZ won the deciding third match at Jade Stadium by five wickets. Nathan…

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Former Black Cap Mark Greatbatch is the new coach for British county cricket side Warwickshire. Greatbatch is also Director of the Warwickshire Academy, and has previously coached at Giggleswick School in Yorkshire and at Edgbaston.