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 records, their run chases in games two and three ranking as the second and third highest victorious run chases in the history of international cricket. Craig Macmillan’s 117 off 97 balls during the final match in Hamilton was the fastest ever one-day century by a New Zealander and the Australian’s defeat in Wellington was the first ever defeat of an Australian team by 10 wickets. With both teams now heading to the World Cup in the Caribbean, Captain Stephen Fleming believes the tournament is wide open. “We’re going to a World Cup with teams beating each other. I guess that’s the exciting and scary thought that on any given day one of eight teams could win this World Cup. I don’t think the world is focusing on Australia. There are other teams that will be just as dangerous.”


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Tennis Freshman Kate Bolton Making Friends in US

Tennis Freshman Kate Bolton Making Friends in US

California State University, Stanislaus, women’s tennis has a new face – and a new voice – in 19-year-old Wellington-born freshman Kate Bolton, local newspaper, The Modesto Bee reports. Bolton, who attended Queen…