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News Archive - New Zealand

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New Zealand thrash TigersNew Zealand have completed an innings victory against Bangladesh in just three days to win the two match series 2-0.14 Jan 2008Zac Gelman
NZ do it easy... againNew Zealand have proved too good yet again for a hapless Bangladesh, who finished day two at 51-5 in their second innings13 Jan 2008Archie Mac
New Zealand take early controlThe gap in class was apparent today in Wellington as new Zealand took a quick and controlling lead of the second Test.12 Jan 2008Zac Gelman
NZ Defeat Bangladesh; AgainDespite a much better fight from Bangladesh, New Zealand still cruised to a nine wicket win in the first Test of the two match series.06 Jan 2008Archie Mac
Debutants star for BangladeshA fine performance from Bangladesh's debutant openers have put them right back in the match at the end of day two at Dunedin.05 Jan 2008Zac Gelman
NZ in Strong PositionNew Zealand have worked themselves into a good position at stumps on day one against Bangladesh, finishing at 156-4 in reply to 13704 Jan 2008Archie Mac
Prior sacked, Strauss recalledIn a shock decision, Matt Prior has been left out of the England squads to tour New Zealand.04 Jan 2008Liam Camps
Black Caps Test Squad namedThe Black Caps Test squad for The National Bank Series against Bangladesh has been named with Scott Styris the biggest casualty.31 Dec 2007James Nixon
NZ Clean SweepA flogging, Humiliating, a cricketing lesson, take your pick to describe the Black Caps chasing down a target of 93 in just six overs31 Dec 2007Archie Mac
NZ pacer Hayes passes awayFormer New Zealand fast bowler, Johnny Hayes has passed away at the age of 80.29 Dec 2007Liam Camps
NZ Win SeriesNew Zealand gave Bangladesh a cricketing lesson today at McLean Park, smashing 335-5 and then winning on the D/L method by 102 runs28 Dec 2007Archie Mac
Finally A Win For NZThe Black Caps finally broke through for a morale boosting victory, defeating a collapsing Bangladesh by six wickets with 44 balls left26 Dec 2007Archie Mac
Australia Wins Chappell-HadleeAustralia thrashed New Zealand by 114 runs to regain the Chappell-Hadlee trophy in Hobart today, thanks largely to Ricky Ponting's ton.20 Dec 2007Cameron Burge
Vincent dumped for Bang ODIsLou Vincent, Gareth Hopkins and Michael Mason have been dropped for the upcoming three one-day internationals against Bangladesh.20 Dec 2007James Nixon
Rasel forced to return homeBangladesh fast bowler Syed Rasel has returned home from Bangladesh's tour of New Zealand after injuring his collar bone.17 Dec 2007James Nixon
2nd Chappell-Hadlee Washed OutSydney's wet summer continued as the second ODI between Australia and New Zealand was washed out after only six overs today.16 Dec 2007Cameron Burge
Australia Wraps-up Game OneA sublime century from Ricky Ponting saw Australia home with seven overs to spare in the first Chappell-Hadlee match in Adelaide today.14 Dec 2007Cameron Burge
20/20 Bash; Australian InningsAustralia finished with an explosive 186-6. Led by a great 85 from 'Roy' Symonds. The Black Caps bowled and fielded extremely well.11 Dec 2007Archie Mac
20/20 Bash New Zealand InningsDespite some tremendous hitting from Jacob Oram 66*, the sheer pace of The Australians bowlers proved far too good for the Black Caps11 Dec 2007Archie Mac
Gibbs seals the dealSouth Africa comfortably beat New Zealand by five wickets at Cape Town yesterday, winning the ODI series in the process.03 Dec 2007Zac Gelman
New Zealand level seriesNew Zealand have comprehensively beaten South Africa today, after limiting the home side to 209 early on.30 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Gibbs fit for returnKey batsman Herschelle Gibbs is set to return to the South African one-day outfit for the second and third matches against New Zealand.29 Nov 2007Liam Camps
Ashraful leads Bangladesh to NZMohammad Ashraful will lead Bangladesh to New Zealand to play three one day internationals next month.29 Nov 2007Liam Camps
South Africa triumph in thrillerIn one of the most incredible finishes imaginable, South Africa beat New Zealand once again to go 1-0 up in the three-match ODI series.25 Nov 2007Richard Dickinson
South Africa scrape homeSouth Africa left it very late to finally chase down New Zealand's modest total of 129-7 in Twenty20 game.23 Nov 2007Paul Wood
South Africa Tour WrapWhen New Zealand flew to South Africa in late October, one might have been forgiven a sense of deja vue,22 Nov 2007Archie Mac
Steyn routs Kiwis yet againDale Steyn took his second consecutive ten-wicket bag to rout New Zealand for a second time and earn his side a 2-0 series win.18 Nov 2007Richard Dickinson
Kallis & Amla torment NZ againA second successive partnership of over 200 between Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla ensure New Zealand remain firmly on the back foot.17 Nov 2007Paul Wood
Amla and Kallis strike againAn imposing century from Jacques Kallis and a fine knock from Hashim Amla put South Africa in a virtually impregnable position on day 217 Nov 2007Richard Dickinson
Bond flies homeShane Bond's Test comeback has been cut short after he sustained an abdominal strain during the first test against South Africa.12 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Australia and SA unchangedBoth heavily victorious home sides, Australia and South Africa have decided to stick with the same squads for their next Tests.12 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Proteas hammer Black CapsSouth Africa easily completed victory on the fourth day of the First Test against New Zealand, Dale Steyn starring for the second time.11 Nov 2007Richard Dickinson
SA ensure no way back for NZJacques Kallis and Hashim Amla put on 330, allowing Graeme Smith to declare the innings on 422-3. The Kiwis are 57-3 chasing 531 to win10 Nov 2007Paul Wood
Martin, Cumming join ODI squadCraig Cumming and Chris Martin have been added to the Black Caps squad for the ODI series against South Africa.09 Nov 2007James Nixon
South Africa surge aheadSouth Africa utterly dominated day two of the First Test against New Zealand, thanks principally to some superb seam-bowling.09 Nov 2007Richard Dickinson
Cumming replaces McMillanState Otago Volts batsman Craig Cumming has accepted the offer of a New Zealand Cricket contract for the 2007-08 season.08 Nov 2007James Nixon
Bowlers hold sway in JoburgSouth Africa's decision to bat first in the first Test against New Zealand backfired, with the hosts bowled out for 22608 Nov 2007Sean Bennett
Franklin to miss ODI seriesJames Franklin has been forced to miss the South Africa and Chappell-Hadlee one-day series in order to have surgery on his right knee.06 Nov 2007James Nixon
NZ lose by 85 runs in Tour gameNew Zealand were bowled out for 272 on the final day, giving South Africa 'A' victory by 85 runs.04 Nov 2007Paul Wood
Vettori saves NZ blushesThe New Zealand batsmen put on a poor display in front of a Potchefstroom crowd yesterday, saved only by their captain's late heroics.03 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
SA A dominate opening dayNew Zealand's bowlers struggled on the first day of their second and final warm-up match ahead of their Test series in South Africa.01 Nov 2007Richard Dickinson
Wickets tumble, NZ winDespite a failure from their batsmen, New Zealand's seamers skittled the opposition for 91 to take a victory in their tour match.27 Oct 2007Alex Crampton
Kiwis strike back in tour openerJacob Oram shone brightest in a clinical bowling display by the New Zealand attack on the 2nd day of their South African tour-opener.26 Oct 2007Richard Dickinson
Woolmer murdered - pathologistThe Jamaican pathologist who conducted the autopsy on Bob Woolmer has maintained has maintained his view that the death was murder.25 Oct 2007Richard Dickinson
Vettori bright in bad NZ startCaptain Daniel Vettori's 99 was the only bright spot in a dull start to the black caps' tour of South Africa.25 Oct 2007Sean Bennett
How recalled to NZ pictureOpening batsman Jamie How has been recalled to the New Zealand one-day international team, along with James Franklin and Kyle Mills.23 Oct 2007Liam Camps
NZC release Elite Umpires PanelNew Zealand Cricket has announced the establishment of a Panel of eight Elite Umpires commencing in the 2007/08 season.18 Oct 2007James Nixon
Craig McMillan calls timeCraig McMillan has today announced his retirement from International and Domestic Cricket for health and personal reasons.17 Oct 2007James Nixon
Tuffey looks at ICLDaryl Tuffey looks set to join the rebel Indian Cricket League within the next few days in what is said to be an "attractive offer".15 Oct 2007James Nixon
O'Brien replaces MillsWellington fast bowler Iain O'Brien has been named to replace Kyle Mills for the Black Caps tour of South Africa.09 Oct 2007James Nixon
Vincent in for Fulton for AfricaLou Vincent has replaced Peter Fulton in New Zealand's Test squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa.03 Oct 2007James Nixon
Four Black Caps sign up with ICLFormer Black Caps Chris Cairns, Nathan Astle, Chris Harris and Hamish Marshall have all signed deals with the Indian Cricket League.28 Sep 2007James Nixon
NZC announce Test teamNew Zealand Cricket today announced the Test team to play in South Africa next month.26 Sep 2007James Nixon
Pakistan ease into the FinalPakistan cruised past New Zealand in the first Twenty20 semi-final, winning by six wickets.22 Sep 2007Paul Wood
Kemp and Morkel see SA to winSouth Africa beat New Zealand to put one foot in the semi-finals of the Twenty20 World Championships.19 Sep 2007Richard Dickinson
Styris sounds warning to EnglandBlack Caps all-rounder Scott Styris has said England will be shown no mercy in their Super Eight Twenty20 World Cup clash in Durban.18 Sep 2007James Nixon
New Zealand defeat EnglandNew Zealand virtually ensured their qualification for the semi-finals of the Twenty20 World Cup, beating England at Kingsmead.18 Sep 2007Richard Dickinson
Patel in line for Twenty20 recallBlack Caps captain Daniel Vettori has hinted that Jeetan Patel may be recalled for the Twenty20 Super Eight clash against India.16 Sep 2007James Nixon
Black Caps too good for IndiaDespite a great start to the Indian innings, the Black Caps led by Daniel Vettori recorded a hard fought 10 run win.16 Sep 2007Archie Mac
Trans-Tasman Twenty20 LeagueTbe Champions Twenty20 League may provide NZC with an opportunity to have New Zealand teams compete in a trans-Tasman Twenty20 league.15 Sep 2007James Nixon
Lankans defeat KiwisSri Lanka beat New Zealand in the final Group C game, Sanath Jayasuriya starring once again.15 Sep 2007Richard Dickinson
Fleming retires from ODI cricketStephen Fleming announced today that he has retired from One-Day International cricket but will continue as a Test player.12 Sep 2007James Nixon
Vettori to captain both formsDaniel Vettori will captain the Black Caps Test and One-Day teams during the upcoming tour to South Africa.12 Sep 2007James Nixon
Kiwi bowlers rout KenyaNew Zealand got their Twenty20 campaign underway in style , thanks to a good bowling effort as they hammered Kenya by 9 wickets.12 Sep 2007Zac Ritchie
Fulton to bat threeJohn Bracewell has back tracked on his decision to bat Jacob Oram at three in deciding to move Peter Fulton back up the order.11 Sep 2007James Nixon
Upsets aplenty in warm upsTwenty20 World Cup favourites Australia fell to home side South Africa in the second day of warm ups ahead of the Championship on Tues.10 Sep 2007Zac Gelman
Ponting named cricketer of the yearRicky Ponting and the Australian team have again dominated the ICC Awards with the Aussies taking home five of the eight awards.10 Sep 2007James Nixon
Fleming ordered to stand downNew Zealand Cricket has grown tired of Stephen Fleming's lack of commitment following news of a pending deal with the Indian Cricket League.10 Sep 2007James Nixon
Twenty20 Warm Up round upAustralia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the West Indies were all successful in their warm up games ahead of the Twenty20 WC.09 Sep 2007Zac Gelman
Black Caps hit by virusThe Black Caps have been hit by a virus on the eve of the Twenty20 World Cup with Brendon McCullum and Mark Gillespie being worst hit.08 Sep 2007James Nixon
Bracewell rings the changesJohn Bracewell has confirmed that Brendon McCullum will open the batting during the Twenty20 World Cup while Jacob Oram will bat three.07 Sep 2007James Nixon
New Zealand Group FavouritesNew Zealand have been described as favourites for Group C although Sri Lanka will be nipping at their heels to be the best side.07 Sep 2007Zac Ritchie
Harris, Astle turn down domestic contractsChris Harris and Nathan Astle have turned down domestic contracts with the Canterbury Cricket Union paving the way for them to join the Indian Cricket League.05 Sep 2007James Nixon
McCullum to open the battingBrendon McCullum is likely to be tried as a opening batsman again for the Twenty20 World Cup and beyond by the New Zealand management.01 Sep 2007James Nixon
No to ICL says NZCNew Zealand Cricket today confirmed its position on the proposed Indian Cricket League banning contracted players from taking part.29 Aug 2007James Nixon
Status quo for NZ selectorsNew Zealand Cricket has today announced the re-appointment of Sir Richard Hadlee, Dion Nash and Glenn Turner as Black Caps selectors.22 Aug 2007James Nixon
Astle, Cairns, Harris for ICLFormer Black Caps Nathan Astle, Chris Cairns and Chris Harris are all set to join the Indian Cricket League media reports are saying.21 Aug 2007James Nixon
Support ICL says NZ Players AssociationThe manager of the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association has called on the ICC to support the rebel Indian Cricket League.19 Aug 2007James Nixon
Jade Stadium now AMI StadiumAMI have secured the naming rights to Jade Stadium meaning the ground is now known as AMI Stadium.10 Aug 2007James Nixon
Vettori to lead NZ at World CupDaniel Vettori is set to lead the Black Caps for the Twenty20 WC after Stephen Fleming was left out of New Zealand's 15 man squad.09 Aug 2007Zac Gelman
Vincent stays with New ZealandLou Vincent had dismissed talks linking him to South Australia saying he won't be following close friend Hamish Marshall in leaving NZ.02 Aug 2007James Nixon
Fleming the latest star targetedNew Zealand Test captain Stephen Fleming has been the latest star to be approached by the renegade Indian Cricket League.26 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Bracewell gets two more yearsJohn Bracewell has been re-appointed as Black Caps coach, New Zealand Cricket announced today.24 Jul 2007James Nixon
Mills disappointed to miss WCKyle Mills is disappointed to miss out on selection for the Twenty20 World Cup but understands it is best for his long term future.23 Jul 2007James Nixon
Eden Park gets makeoverThe Eden Park outer oval is under construction as Auckland Cricket aim to make the ground a viable Test option.14 Jul 2007Zac Ritchie
NZ name Twenty20 WC squadThe Black Caps have announced their preliminary 30-man squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa later this year.11 Jul 2007Zac Gelman
Black Caps home schedule releasedNew Zealand Cricket today announced the schedule for an exciting summer of National Bank Series international cricket.03 Jul 2007James Nixon
New Zealand A coach in the huntNew Zealand A and Canterbury coach Dave Nosworthy is on the shortlist for the Indian national team coaching position.02 Jul 2007James Nixon
Sinclair accepts NZC contractMathew Sinclair has accepted the one-year contract offered to him by NZC today keeping him in New Zealand until May 31 2008.28 Jun 2007James Nixon
Sinclair to accept NZC contractMathew Sinclair has told The Dominion Post he intends on accepting the NZ$45,000 NZC contract after being named as Hamish Marshall's replacement.27 Jun 2007James Nixon
NZ tour of SA confirmedSouth Africa will host New Zealand for a two Test, three ODI and one Twenty20 international series in November and December .25 Jun 2007James Nixon
Sinclair offered NZC contractNew Zealand Cricket have offered Mathew Sinclair a national contract as a replacement for Hamish Marshall who joined Gloucestershire.25 Jun 2007James Nixon
Cairns & Astle linked to Twenty20Inquires from the New Zealand Dominion Post newspaper have uncovered that Chris Cairns and Nathan Astle have been approached for the rival Twenty20 League in India.23 Jun 2007James Nixon
Two high profile Black Caps set to quit NZ CricketTwo high profile Black Caps are understood to have been secured by Dean Jones to leave New Zealand to play in the lucrative Indian Twenty20 Cricket League.21 Jun 2007James Nixon
Marshall declines NZC contractHamish Marshall has declined to accept a NZC contract for the 2007/2008 season in favour of playing county cricket in England.15 Jun 2007James Nixon
Ryder upset by media reportsJesse Ryder has released a statement following reports of him turning his back on New Zealand cricket to pursue a career in England.15 Jun 2007James Nixon
ECB announce NZ 2008 tourThe England and Wales Cricket Board have annouched the schedule for New Zealand's 2008 tour of England.09 Jun 2007James Nixon
Sneddon hits out at World CupMartin Snedden has become the latest prominent figure to criticise the recent Cricket World Cup, rating it "average to poor".05 Jun 2007Richard Dickinson
England home schedule announcedEngland's 2008 home international schedule has been announced today with Test series against both South Africa and New Zealand planned.04 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Astle gets NZ Order of MeritFormer Black Cap batsman Nathan Astle has been given the honour of being made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.03 Jun 2007James Nixon
Sinclair looking overseasMathew Sinclair is considering his options after missing out on a NZC contract for the next 12 months and is unlikely to remain in NZ.31 May 2007James Nixon
Chappell-Hadlee set for DecemberThe annual Chappell-Hadlee trophy has been set down for December with three ODIs and one Twenty20 international to be played.31 May 2007James Nixon
NZC releases contracted playersBlack Caps General Manager Lindsay Crocker today released the twenty players to be offered New Zealand Cricket contracts.30 May 2007James Nixon
Ryder to be sacked by IrelandThe controversy surrounding Jesse Ryder has continued with the New Zealand player set to be sacked from the Ireland cricket team.28 May 2007James Nixon
Styris to join DurhamNew Zealand allrounder Scott Styris is to join English county Durham for two months as their overseas professional.28 May 2007Michelle Hamberger
Ryder set to quit NZ for EnglandWellington allrounder Jesse Ryder is set to quit NZ Cricket and look to a future with the England national team.26 May 2007James Nixon
NZ a 'priority' for VincentNew Zealand batsman Lou Vincent has denied speculation that he is set to quit the Black Caps, to play Australian domestic cricket.24 May 2007Zac Gelman
Vincent set to quit New ZealandSouth Australia could soon be set to announce current Black Cap Lou Vincent as its international recruit for the 2007/08 season.22 May 2007James Nixon
Bond big winner at NZ awardsNew Zealand Cricket Awards night saw Shane Bond take the top award for the second time in his career.16 May 2007Richard Edmunds
Team of the 2007 World CupThe 2007 World Cup has now passed into the annals of history. Who made the Cricket Web 2007 World Cup Team of the Tournament?15 May 2007Kev Goughy
The Bracewell Story (so far?)As New Zealand Cricket decide whether or not to extend coach John Bracewell's contract, it's time to look back at his (first?) tenure.13 May 2007Richard Edmunds
Bracewell yet to decide futureNZ coach John Bracewell will wait until the analysis and review of his side's performance is complete before assessing his own future.27 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
NZ "underperformed" says CroweFormer Black Caps captain Martin Crowe has blasted New Zealand's 2007 World Cup campaign saying they failed to live up to expectations.25 Apr 2007Richard Edmunds
Sri Lanka cruise into finalSri Lanka are heading to the final in Barbados after crushing New Zealand in a one-sided semi-final in Kingston today.24 Apr 2007Richard Edmunds
Fleming steps down as OD captainStephen Fleming has stepped down as New Zealand's one-day captain following their semi-final loss to Sri Lanka in the World Cup.24 Apr 2007James Nixon
Cricket Web's Semi-final previewCricket Web takes a comprehensive look at the four sides going head to head in this weeks semi-finals, as the 2007 WC comes to an end.22 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Australia smashes New ZealandAustralia will enter the semi-finals of the World Cup unbeaten after a 215-run defeat of New Zealand in their super eight match today.20 Apr 2007Cameron Burge
Malinga set for SF comebackExciting fast bowler Lasith Malinga is set to return to the Sri Lankan side for their semi-final clash against New Zealand.19 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Oram to miss Australia clashNew Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram will be rested for his side's final Super Eight clash against Australia in Grenada.19 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Franklin for middle-order role?Black Caps coach John Bracewell is considering using James Franklin as a middle-order pinch hitter after his recent good performances.14 Apr 2007James Nixon
Black Caps seal semi-final spotNew Zealand have sealed a semi-final spot after beating South Africa by five wickets in Grenada due to a wonderful display of bowling.14 Apr 2007Manan Shah
Sri Lanka too good for NZSri Lanka eased their way to victory over New Zealand today after a clinical and professional performance with the bat and the ball.13 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Malinga ruled out of NZ matchStar Sri Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga has been ruled out of his side's blockbuster clash against New Zealand today.12 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Justin Vaughan new NZC CEONew Zealand Cricket have announced that current board member Justin Vaughan will become their new Chief Executive.10 Apr 2007James Nixon
NZ can win Cup - FlemingNew Zealand captain Stephen Fleming is confident his side can take out this year's World Cup.10 Apr 2007Richard Edmunds
Bracewell cautious about IrelandJohn Bracewell is wary of New Zealand's opponents in their third game of the Super Eights today.09 Apr 2007Richard Edmunds
Vettori spins Kiwis to victoryGood batting from Peter Fulton and Brendon McCullum, and superb bowling from Daniel Vettori proved too much for Ireland at Guyana.09 Apr 2007Benedict Goodchild
Migraines hurt Franklin's chancesJames Franklin left the field during the Black Caps match against Bangladesh due to a migraine and is hoping it doesn't affect him in the remainder of the World Cup.06 Apr 2007James Nixon
McMillan considering retirementNew Zealand batsmen Craig McMillan today hinted that his retirement may not be far away.05 Apr 2007Richard Dickinson
Black Caps accused of racismThe Antigua Sun newspaper has accused unnamed New Zealand players of making racist remarks to staff at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.03 Apr 2007James Nixon
Taylor likely for Ireland gameRoss Taylor is expected to be fit for New Zealand's next World Cup Super Eight match against Ireland on 9th April.03 Apr 2007James Nixon
New Zealand rout BangladeshNew Zealand comfortably beat Bangladesh won by nine wickets, with over twenty overs to spare on the back of Fleming's unbeaten century.02 Apr 2007Manan Shah
Gillespie back in actionNew Zealand pace bowler Mark Gillespie is recovering well from a mysterious ailment and should be back to match fitness within a week.01 Apr 2007Richard Edmunds
New Zealand confident of semisAfter a strong start to their World Cup campaign, New Zealand are confident of reaching the semi-finals.30 Mar 2007Alex Crampton
NZ cruise past West IndiesBlack Caps stamp themselves as serious World Cup contenders with a complete performance over the West Indies in Antigua.29 Mar 2007Richard Edmunds
NZ re-arrange batting orderThe Black Caps have been forced into re-arranging their batting order following injuries to Lou Vincent and Ross Taylor.27 Mar 2007James Nixon
World Cup Review- Groups C and DThe early part of this long World Cup has seen controversy, disappointment and excitement galore. We review Groups C and D.26 Mar 2007Kev Goughy
Pietersen replaces HusseyEngland batsman Kevin Pietersen has knocked Michael Hussey off top spot in the one-day international player rankings.26 Mar 2007James Nixon
I want to coach NZ - PatelFormer all-rounder Dipak Patel has confirmed his intention to apply for the New Zealand coaching job.25 Mar 2007Richard Edmunds
Chris Martin replaces TuffeyThe Black Caps have replaced the injured Daryl Tuffey with Chris Martin in their World Cup squad after Tuffey injuired his right arm.25 Mar 2007James Nixon
Vincent out of World CupNew Zealand opening batsman, Lou Vincent will miss the remainder of the World Cup, after he broke his wrist during a practice session.25 Mar 2007Liam Camps
Tuffey ruled out of cupNew Zealand fast bowler Daryl Tuffey has been ruled out of the World Cup with an injury to his right arm.23 Mar 2007Alex Crampton
Bracewell wants less sloggingNZ coach John Bracewell wants his team to practice rotating the strike as opposed to slogging today's match against Canada.22 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
New Zealand make it 3 out of 3A very relieved centurion Lou Vincent, a record smashing 50 from Brendon McCullum and a fine effort with the ball from Jeetan Patel will build confidence for the Blackcaps for the next stage of the World Cup.22 Mar 2007Michelle Hamberger
Kiwis cruise past KenyaFour excellent innings, lead by an impressive 85 by Ross Taylor were enough for New Zealand to easily beat Kenya by 148 runs.20 Mar 2007Benedict Goodchild
Gillespie close to going homeNew Zealand seam bowler Mark Gillespie was close to returning home after a viral infection has kept him out of all WC games to date.18 Mar 2007James Nixon
Fulton and McMillan ready to goPeter Fulton and Craig McMillan have been passed fit for New Zealand's first group stage match against England.16 Mar 2007James Nixon
NZ ease past EnglandScott Styris found form with both bat and ball as New Zealand gained revenge against England in St Lucia.16 Mar 2007Richard Edmunds
McMillan in doubtAll-rounder Craig McMillan is uncertain for tomorrow's blockbuster clash against England after suffering a bruised toe during training.15 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
Gillespie out, Fulton 50/50, Oram fitA New Zealand team spokesman has confirmed that Mark Gillespie will miss the Black Caps opening World Cup match against England.14 Mar 2007James Nixon
Fleming looking to make amendsStephen Fleming is eyeing revenge over England in this week's WC opener, after England eliminated NZ in the CB tri-series last month.10 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
Fleming finds form in NZ winStephen Fleming showed signs of returning to form with a stylish 65 in New Zealand's 18-run win over Sri Lanka.09 Mar 2007Richard Edmunds
Fulton joins Black Caps injury listPeter Fulton has joined the Black Caps growing injury list after breaking his finger during the warm-up match against Sri Lanka.09 Mar 2007James Nixon
Oram shrugs off injuryBlack Caps all-rounder Jacob Oram has said his broken finger on his left hand won't stop him playing a full part in the World Cup.08 Mar 2007James Nixon
Gillespie diagnosed with virusNew Zealand fast bowler Mark Gillespie has been diagnosed with a viral infection after complaining of paralysis in his right arm.07 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
Tigers stun BlackcapsA fighting 88 by Jacob Oram could not prevent a Mashrafe Mortaza inspired Bangladesh from claiming a shock two wicket win at Bridgetown06 Mar 2007Benedict Goodchild
CW World Cup Countdown. Day 10 - New ZealandNew Zealand captain Stephen Fleming, when asked of his team's prospects for the World Cup, said that the Black Caps were "perennial dark horses".06 Mar 2007Richard Edmunds
New Zealand sweat on GillespieNZ will be seeking specialist treatment for fast bowler Mark Gillespie after a neck injury left his right arm temporarily paralysed.05 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
Oram prepared to give up fingerStar New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram has said he will sacrifice his injured ring finger, if it means being able to play in the WC.28 Feb 2007Zac Gelman
Hayden down with broken toeA fractured toe, sustained by Matthew Hayden over the course of his 181 not out against New Zealand, fuels Australia's injury concerns.20 Feb 2007Liam Camps
Kiwi's seal clean sweepA superb 181 not out from Matthew Hayden was not enough to deny New Zealand a 3-0 series victory, after they chased down 346 to win.20 Feb 2007Benedict Goodchild
Gilchrist - We never should have goneAustralian vice captain Adam Gilchrist has revealed most of his squad did not want to go to NZ for the disastrous Chappell-Hadlee series.20 Feb 2007Zac Gelman
Injured Oram to travel to WCNew Zealand will expectedly have the services of injured Jacob Oram during the upcoming World Cup in the West Indies.20 Feb 2007Liam Camps
NZ duo rested for final CH matchNew Zealand's two best bowlers, Shane Bond and Daniel Vettori, will be rested for tomorrow's final ODI against Australia in Hamilton.19 Feb 2007Zac Gelman
New Zealand chase down 337New Zealand won the Chappell-Hadlee trophy as Ross Taylor's second ODI century led New Zealand to a brilliant victory chasing 336.18 Feb 2007Richard Edmunds
Fleming praises team after winStephen Fleming has praised his side after their 10 wicket win over Australia, whilst hitting out at criticisms over his captaincy.17 Feb 2007Zac Gelman
Oram in injury scareNew Zealand will face a nervous wait today ahead of the results of scans that will reveal the extent of an injury Jacob Oram's finger.16 Feb 2007Zac Gelman
Bond bowls NZ to record winIt seemed things couldn't get much worse for Australia, but they collapsed to a record defeat at the hands of New Zealand today.16 Feb 2007Richard Edmunds
Commonwealth Bank Series WrapThis year's triangular one day series was the most topsy-turvey seen in Australia for years with under-dogs England taking it out.16 Feb 2007Cameron Burge
Oram ruled out of Chappell-HadleeJacob Oram has been ruled out of the final two matches of the Chappell-Hadlee series after fracturing his ring finger in Wellington.16 Feb 2007James Nixon
Lee out of first CH ODIFurther to reports of an ankle injury, Brett Lee has been ruled out of the first match of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series.15 Feb 2007Liam Camps
Parore turns up the heatFormer Black Caps wicket-keeper Adam Parore has turned up the heat on Stephen Fleming saying it is about time he was sacked.14 Feb 2007James Nixon
Harris accepts World Cup snubChris Harris has said he is disappointed to miss the World Cup but understands why team-mate Craig McMillan was picked ahead of him.13 Feb 2007James Nixon
Tuffey in for Mills in WC SquadDaryl Tuffey has been surprisingly included in the Black Caps 15-man squad for the upcoming World Cup in the West Indies.12 Feb 2007James Nixon
Crowe Takes Shot at AussiesFormer Kiwi captain Martin Crowe has described the omission of Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting from the ODI tour of NZ as arrogant.11 Feb 2007Cameron Burge
Mills ruled out for 12 monthsKyle Mills has been ruled out of the World Cup and will be out of action for 12 months with a patella tendon problem in his knee.08 Feb 2007James Nixon
Injuries plague Cup build-upsPakistan and New Zealand have both been hit by injuries to key bowlers in their lead-up to next month's World Cup.07 Feb 2007Richard Edmunds
Bradley Scott joins NZ WC SquadOtago left-arm fast medium bowler Bradley Scott has replaced Nathan Astle in New Zealand's 30-man World Cup squad.06 Feb 2007James Nixon
England reach Com Bank FinalsA vastly-improved England produced a magnificent comeback win over New Zealand to reach the finals of the Commonwealth Bank Series.06 Feb 2007Richard Edmunds
Mills in doubt for World CupNew Zealand pace bowler Kyle Mills is likely to return home from the Commonwealth Bank Series and may miss the World Cup.05 Feb 2007Richard Edmunds
Ponting ton leads the wayA marvelous hundred from Ricky Ponting and 99 from Brad Hodge, ensured Australia beat New Zealand with ease at the MCG.04 Feb 2007Benedict Goodchild
It's like a final - FlemingNeeding to win at least one of the their remaining two matches, Stephen Fleming has labeled tomorrow's match in Melbourne a must win.03 Feb 2007Zac Gelman
Styris itching to get backScott Styris is looking to emulate the feats of Jacob Oram and Lou Vincent upon his return to the Black Cap's squad.01 Feb 2007Arjun Miglani
Scott Styris - "I'm ready to go"Scott Styris has declared himself 100% fit and available for selection for the Black Caps after getting over his calf strain injury.30 Jan 2007James Nixon
England Woes Worsen at the WACAThe England XI is quite simply not competitive in this Commonwealth Bank Series. They were easily accounted for by the kiwis.30 Jan 2007Andrew Shephard
Styris to join team in MelbourneScott Styris will join the Black Caps for the remainder of the CB tri-series after fully recovering from back and calf injuries.30 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Oram blitz in vainJacob Oram slaughtered the Australian attack in Perth, but it was still not enough to guide the Kiwis home to victory.29 Jan 2007Arjun Miglani
Beyond all expectationsNathan Astle developed from a useful bits and pieces player for Canterbury into an attacking and prolific world-class batsman.27 Jan 2007Richard Edmunds
Coach has player support: CEOHead of NZ cricket, Martin Snedden has denied rumours that Black Cap's coach John Bracewell has lost the confidence of his side.25 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Astle set to hang up his bootsNathan Astle is expected to drop a bombshell on New Zealand Cricket with an announcement that he will retire from international cricket.25 Jan 2007James Nixon
Astle retires from international cricketNathan Astle, one of the finest cricketers ever to play for New Zealand, has faced his last ball wearing the black cap.25 Jan 2007James Nixon
Adams returns homeAndre Adams has been the one to make way for returning players in the New Zealand Commonwealth Bank Series squad.24 Jan 2007Richard Edmunds
Oram inspires turnaroundJacob Oram returned to the NZ team and played a vital role in turning his side's fortunes around with an easy win over England.23 Jan 2007Richard Edmunds
Bond given till SundayNew Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond has been given till Sunday to overcome his back injury, or he will face being sent home to recover.22 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Bond hopes for England returnShane Bond is optimistic of returning to the New Zealand line-up for today's ODI against England.22 Jan 2007Alex Crampton
Scott Styris passed fitScott Styris could make his much-anticipated return to the Black Caps side next Sunday, according to team officials.21 Jan 2007Arjun Miglani
Kiwis Take Fight to AustraliaFor the second successive match a pitch which offered the bowlers some assistance has produced a compelling limited-overs contest.21 Jan 2007Cameron Burge
Bond returns to light trainingShane Bond returned to light training with the Black Caps in Sydney on Saturday although he is still suffering from a sore back.20 Jan 2007James Nixon
Parore slams FlemingAdam Parore has come out strongly against the Back Caps and especially captain Stephen Fleming who he described as "uninspiring".20 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Oram to join NZ in CB seriesNew Zealand will receive a boost of experience in the Commonwealth Bank series, as Jacob Oram is due to the join the squad on Sunday.19 Jan 2007Liam Camps
Bond given the all clearShane Bond has been cleared of another stress fracture which had been feared following the CB Series match against England on Wednesday.18 Jan 2007James Nixon
Styris out of Com Bank SeriesScott Styris has pulled his calf muscle before play in a State Shield domestic match between the Auckland Aces and Canterbury Wizards.18 Jan 2007James Nixon
Flintoff leads England to winAndrew Flintoff produced a stunning all-round performance to give England their first win of the Australian tour.16 Jan 2007Richard Edmunds
Bond in another injury scareNew Zealand's woes could go from bad to worse with news that Shane Bond may have succumbed to injury yet again.16 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Concerns for TaylorWhile he has been cleared to play against England tomorrow, there is still concern over Ross Taylor's continuing difficulty with cramp.15 Jan 2007Richard Edmunds
Harris and Tuffey still in the hChris Harris and Daryl Tuffey are still in the frame for World Cup selection after both players were named in New Zealand's 30 man squad for the World Cup.14 Jan 2007James Nixon
Aus continue its winnings waysAustralia continued its successful summer today as they fended off a Bond hat-trick and an electric Taylor 84 to beat NZ by 105 runs.14 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Bond rethinking plansNew Zealand pace bowler Shane Bond aims to come up with new plans for the Australian batsmen in the Commonwealth Bank Series.13 Jan 2007Richard Edmunds
England not down and outNew Zealand captain Stephen Fleming has refused to rule out England being a major challenge in the Commonwealth Bank Series despite losing Kevin Pietersen to injury.13 Jan 2007James Nixon
Styris come-back beginsScott Styris has returned to cricket after playing for his domestic side the Auckland Aces against the Wellington Firebirds.11 Jan 2007James Nixon
Rain prevents deciderAfter a 1-1 result in both Tests and Twenty20, the ODI series between NZ and Sri Lanka ends at 2-2 after a washout in Hamilton.09 Jan 2007Richard Edmunds
Franklin in doubt for fifth ODIJames Franklin is in doubt for the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka after being flown back to Wellington for checks to be done on his knee.08 Jan 2007James Nixon
"I want to open" says AstleNathan Astle has said he wants to open the batting for the Black Caps and would rather not bat in the middle order.07 Jan 2007James Nixon
NZ torn apart at Eden ParkNew Zealand have been left battered and bruised as Sanath Jayasuriya and then Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga tore them to shreds.06 Jan 2007Richard Edmunds
Patel set for inclusion in 4th ODIThere a few pointers leading towards the inclusion of Jeetan Patel in the playing eleven for the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka at Eden Park.05 Jan 2007James Nixon
Hayden in for CB seriesMatthew Hayden has been included in the Australian one-day international squad for the upcoming Commonwealth Bank series.04 Jan 2007Liam Camps
No major surprises in NZ squadNew Zealand's squad for the Commonwealth Bank Series was announced today with no major surprises in squad named.03 Jan 2007Richard Edmunds
NZ's the less poor performanceAn excellent fielding display by the hosts was possibly the difference between the two teams in a low-scoring 3rd ODI in Christchurch.02 Jan 2007Richard Edmunds
Fleming back for fourth ODIStephen Fleming will return to the Black Caps lineup and take over the captaincy from Daniel Vettori for the 4th ODI against Sri Lanka.02 Jan 2007James Nixon
Kiwi lower order sneaks thrillerA fantastic innings from James Franklin has got New Zealand over the line by one wicket in the second ODI against Sri Lanka.31 Dec 2006Sean Fuller
Bond in, McMillan out for 3rd ODIShane Bond has been included in the New Zealand squad for the third ODI against Sri Lanka while Craig McMillan has been dropped.31 Dec 2006James Nixon
Jayasuriya brilliance seals winA blistering century from Sanath Jayasuriya overshadowed Ross Taylor's fine maiden ton as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by seven wickets.28 Dec 2006Alex Crampton
McMillan called up for 2nd ODICraig McMillan has been called up for the second ODI against Sri Lanka as cover for Nathan Astle who is struggling with severe bruising to his inside right thigh.28 Dec 2006James Nixon
Astle receives good newsNathan Astle has received some good news after scans confirmed that his hand isn't broken and he only sustained heavy bruising.27 Dec 2006James Nixon
NZ level Twenty20 seriesNathan Astle's unbeaten 40 led New Zealand to a comfortable five-wicket win in Auckland.26 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
Canning calls it a dayFormer Black Cap Tama Canning has announced his retirement following a second major disciplinary breach in the past two seasons.24 Dec 2006James Nixon
Vettori to bat five in one-dayersBlack Caps coach John Bracewell has hinted that Daniel Vettori will bat five in the first two one-dayers against Sri Lanka to help counteract Sri Lanka's spin attack.24 Dec 2006James Nixon
Vettori to captain Black CapsDaniel Vettori will captain the Black Caps in the first two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka with Stephen Fleming being rested.23 Dec 2006James Nixon
Jayasuriya blasts SL to D/L winSanath Jayasuriya's brutal 51 not out ensured Sri Lanka were well ahead when the rain came in Wellington.22 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
SL hurt by Crowe's commentsSri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene has said the criticism Martin Crowe levelled at Muttiah Muralitharan has hurt the team.18 Dec 2006James Nixon
Snedden leaves NZCNew Zealand Cricket Chief Executive Martin Snedden will leave NZC in May 2007 after being appointed the CEO of Rugby New Zealand 2011.18 Dec 2006James Nixon
Silva and Sri Lanka dominateDaniel Vettori's 7-130 was not enough to prevent Sri Lanka taking control in the second Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.17 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
Black Caps Twenty20 squad namedThe Black Caps Twenty20 squad for two Twenty20 internationals against Sri Lanka on December 22 and December 26 has been named.17 Dec 2006James Nixon
Sri Lanka stroll to victorySri Lanka bowled New Zealand out for 286 to notch up victory by 217 runs and draw the series.17 Dec 2006Arunava Das
Sri Lanka on top after day twoSri Lanka lead by 363 runs with five wickets in hand after the second day of the second and final Test against New Zealand.16 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
Sangakkara dominates first dayOn a day on which 14 wickets fell, Kumar Sangakkara scored a phenomenal 156 not out to give Sri Lanka the early advantage.15 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
Mills close to a returnNZ seam bowler Kyle Mills is getting closer to a return to cricket and expects to be back playing domestic cricket before Christmas.14 Dec 2006James Nixon
Pitches killing NZ spinnersDaniel Vettori says that spin bowlers could become few and far between in New Zealand in the future.14 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
McCullum stands firm on run-outBrendon McCullum has hit out at Muttiah Muralitharan saying it was his own stupidity that cost him his wicket during the first Test.11 Dec 2006James Nixon
Styris in cotton wool?Scott Styris' return to international cricket could be put on hold to ensure he plays in next year's World Cup in the West Indies.11 Dec 2006James Nixon
Run out causes rift between teamsThe controversial run-out of Muttiah Muralitharan is over-shadowing New Zealand's five wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test.09 Dec 2006James Nixon
Bond ruins Sri Lanka againShane Bond produced a spell of superb fast swing bowling to leave Sri Lanka struggling at 125/8 at the close of play.08 Dec 2006Benedict Goodchild
Sangakkara's ton in vainKumar Sangakkara's exceptional unbeaten 100 in Sri Lanka's second innings of 170 was not enough to prevent NZ taking a 1-0 series lead.08 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
NZ Dominate Opening DaySri Lanka collapsed to 154 all out at the hands of the New Zealand pace attack on the first day of the Test series today.07 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
Mason out of first TestNew Zealand pace bowler Michael Mason has been ruled out of the first test against Sri Lanka with a hamstring strain.06 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
Major changes to batting lineupA period of experimentation with New Zealand's top order batting lineup has come to an end.04 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
Valuable practice for SLSri Lanka eased their way into their New Zealand tour with a draw against Otago at Dunedin's University Oval.03 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
Tharanga & Jayasuriya open upUpul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya put the Otago bowling attack to the sword on day 3 after the tourists dismissed the locals for 276.02 Dec 2006James Nixon
Much-needed practice for SLRain ensured that only 34 overs were possible yesterday, but Sri Lanka got a decent hitout on the second day against Otago.01 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
New Zealand name Test squadNew Zealand has named its squad for its first test against Sri Lanka. The side includes Matthew Sinclair, Jamie How and Craig Cumming.01 Dec 2006Benedict Goodchild
Sri Lanka start NZ tour wellSri Lanka have started their tour of New Zealand well ending day one of their three day tour match against the Otago Volts on 141-3.30 Nov 2006James Nixon
NZ to continue at Eden ParkThe Black Caps will be looking to continue playing at Eden Park during its re-construction for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.29 Nov 2006James Nixon
Tuffey breaks down againFormer Black Caps fast bowler Darly Tuffey has injuried his achilles during his return to first class cricket.28 Nov 2006James Nixon
Sri Lanka arrive in New ZealandSri Lanka have arrived in NZ and are looking to build on their drawn Test series and ODI clean sweep away series' win over England.28 Nov 2006James Nixon
Government backs Eden ParkAfter months of uncertainty it has been announced that Eden Park will be redeveloped to host the final of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.27 Nov 2006Richard Edmunds
Bond to continue playing TestsShane Bond has confirmed to the NZ Hearald newspaper that he is available for selection for the upcoming Sri Lanka test series.20 Nov 2006James Nixon
Butler needs a miracleIan Butler has been forced into relying upon medical advances if he is to ever return to return as a fast bowler.17 Nov 2006James Nixon
New Black Caps Twenty20 UniformNew Zealand Cricket along with Stephen Fleming, James Franklin and Jeetan Patel showed off the new Twenty20 uniform in Wellington today15 Nov 2006James Nixon
Styris unlikely for first TestScott Styris is likely to miss the first Test against Sri Lanka in Christchurch next month due to his continued back injury.14 Nov 2006James Nixon
Stadium crisis hits cricketNews of the possible construction of a new stadium in Auckland, may leave test cricket without a home in New Zealand's largest city.12 Nov 2006Benedict Goodchild
Cricket villages to be openedNew Zealand Cricket Chief Executive Martin Snedden is delighted that two "cricket villages" will be opened in Sri Lanka today.10 Nov 2006James Nixon
NZ move to third but Fleming worriedNew Zealand has moved to third in the latest ICC one-day international rankings after making the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy.08 Nov 2006James Nixon
Coaches call for Kiwi changesFormer coaches and players are arguing change is needed to the New Zealand team after their semi-final loss to Australia on Wednesday.04 Nov 2006Benedict Goodchild
We're inconsistent and timidStephen Fleming feels that inconsistency and timidity are the two factors preventing NZ from making the final step in major tournaments02 Nov 2006Arjun Miglani
Bond & Mills fit to playShane Bond and Kyle Mills have been confirmed to start the Champions Trophy semi-final against Australia, but Scott Styris has been ruled out due to injury.01 Nov 2006James Nixon
Valiant Vettori's 79 in vainDaniel Vettori's 79 was not enough to lead New Zealand to a remarkable come back against Australia, as they lost by 34 runs.01 Nov 2006Alex Crampton
Bond, Mills & Styris in doubtShane Bond, Kyle Mills and Scott Styris are all in doubt for the Black Caps semi-final against Australia in the Champions Trophy.31 Oct 2006James Nixon
Styris doubtful for semiScott Styris seems an unlikely starter in Wednesday's ICC Champions Trophy semi-final.30 Oct 2006Richard Edmunds
Bond & Styris injured againShane Bond and Scott Styris both suffered further injuries during New Zealand's 51 run win over Pakistan.26 Oct 2006James Nixon
NZ reach semi-finalsIt was a must-win game for New Zealand, and they obliged with a 51-run victory over Pakistan at Mohali.25 Oct 2006Richard Edmunds
Fleming to pass Arjun RanatungaStephen Fleming will break the one-day international captaincy record when New Zealand play Pakistan next week in the Champions Trophy.21 Oct 2006James Nixon
Contrasting Changes of FortuneSri Lanka are back on track after their loss to Pakistan, while New Zealand come crashing back down to Earth.20 Oct 2006Richard Edmunds
Taylor heads to India as coverRoss Taylor, is travelling to India tomorrow as a precaution should he be required to join the BLACKCAPS as cover for Scott Styris.19 Oct 2006James Nixon
Black Caps hit by injuriesInjuries have hit the Black Caps Champions Trophy squad with there being concerns over three players ahead of the Sri Lanka match.18 Oct 2006James Nixon
195 enough for KiwisA total of just 195 was enough for New Zealand to beat South Africa, who were bowled out for 108.16 Oct 2006Alex Crampton
Bond out of Champs Trophy openerNew Zealand's Champions Trophy hopes have been struck an early blow with star bowler Shane Bond ruled out of tomorrow's clash with SA.15 Oct 2006Richard Edmunds
Tributes Flow for Walter HadleeFormer New Zealand captain and administrator Walter Hadlee who died last month was honoured with a memorial service in Christchurch.14 Oct 2006Michelle Hamberger
New Zealand two from twoNew Zealand have beaten Indian domestic side Baroda in a warm-up game by 59 runs ahead of the Champions Trophy.13 Oct 2006James Nixon
We're unglamourous says FlemingStephen Fleming has added his thoughts to the mix on New Zealand's minimal Test playing calendar over the next 12 months.11 Oct 2006James Nixon
Bond will not sacrifice speedNot even the prospect of prolonging his career will force Shane Bond to sacrifice his pace.10 Oct 2006Richard Edmunds
Fleming confident of 2000 repeatNew Zealand captain Stephen Fleming in the rare position of having a full-strength bowling attack at his disposal.10 Oct 2006Richard Edmunds
Black Caps 100% fitShane Bond, Scott Styris, Kyle Mills, Daniel Vettori and Jacob Oram have all been passed 100% fit for the Champions Trophy.05 Oct 2006James Nixon
Styris fit for Champions TrophyNew Zealand allrounder Scott Styris has been declared fully fit for the upcoming Champions Trophy in India.03 Oct 2006James Nixon
Champions Trophy - PreviewThe biennial tournament has come around again and although not everyone approves of its existence, some excellent cricket lies ahead.02 Oct 2006Richard Edmunds
Styris on track for ChampsThe New Zealand all-rounder played his first match since his back injury over the weekend.02 Oct 2006Richard Edmunds
Styris looking good for ChampsBlack Caps allrounder Scott Styris has begun bowling again as he looks towards getting fit for the Champions Trophy next month.29 Sep 2006James Nixon
Rest in peace Walter HadleeFormer New Zealand captain Walter Hadlee and father of Sir Richard Hadlee, Barry Hadlee, and Dayle Hadlee died earlier today.28 Sep 2006James Nixon
McGrath returns to club cricketAfter returning home from Australia's tri-series in Malaysia, Glenn McGrath is set to get straight back into action with his club side.26 Sep 2006James Nixon
Styris likely to be fitScott Styris is expected to be fit and tour with the Black Caps for the Champions Trophy in India next month.26 Sep 2006James Nixon
Walter Hadlee illThe father of Test great Sir Richard Hadlee is gravely ill after suffering a stroke. 24 Sep 2006Archie Mac
Taylor on standby for StyrisWith the increasing unlikelihood of Scott Styris being fit for the Champions Trophy, Ross Taylor has been put on standby.18 Sep 2006Richard Edmunds
Three switch allegianceThree players - two South African and one Welsh - have made themselves eligible to play international cricket for New Zealand.17 Sep 2006Richard Edmunds
New Auckland stadium proposedWith the Rugby World Cup looming, it seems the New Zealand government is warming to the idea of a new stadium to replace Eden Park.12 Sep 2006Richard Edmunds
Vettori fit and ready to goInjury-plagued all-rounder Daniel Vettori is back to full fitness and is looking forward to the Champions Trophy.10 Sep 2006Richard Edmunds
Oram not yet 100% fitJacob Oram has confirmed to New Zealand radio station Newstalk ZB that he is not yet 100% fit for the Champions Trophy.07 Sep 2006James Nixon
Black Caps squad for ChampsBlack Caps coach John Bracewell today announced the Black Caps squad for the ICC Champions Trophy in India in October.06 Sep 2006James Nixon
Styris back-strain causes alarmScott Styris has given the New Zealand selectors a potential headache on the eve of the NZ Champions Trophy squad announcement.05 Sep 2006James Nixon
No retirement for WisemanFormer New Zealand spin-bowler Paul Wiseman has signed a three year deal with England county side Durham.29 Aug 2006James Nixon
Fitness issues cost McMillanJohn Bracewell has made public the reason for Craig McMillan missing out on the 30-man provisional squad for the Champions Trophy.20 Aug 2006James Nixon
McMillan misses out on selectionCraig McMillan's slide in New Zealand Cricket continues after he wasn't considered to be in the top 30 players in the country.16 Aug 2006James Nixon
Injury leads to career changeIan Butler, after suffering an almost career-ending back injury in December 2004, has reinvented himself as a batsman.06 Aug 2006Richard Edmunds
New Zealand/Sri Lanka on standbyNew Zealand and Sri Lanka have been placed on standby for a tri-series in Singapore and Malaysia next month01 Aug 2006James Nixon
Government pays NZC $406,000The New Zealand Government have agreed to pay New Zealand Cricket $406,000 as a result of lost revenue from the cancelled Zimbabwe tour01 Aug 2006James Nixon
NZC consider standby requestNew Zealand Cricket is looking for more information before committing itself to being on standby for a tri-series in South East Asia.01 Aug 2006James Nixon
NZ A win final matchIn the final match of the Top End series, New Zealand A played Pakistan A. The result was a win to New Zealand A by 50 runs.28 Jul 2006Michelle Hamberger
John Wright eyes NZ coaching roleFormer Indian and Kent coach John Wright is looking to return to coaching and has said the Black Caps would be his preferred option.26 Jul 2006James Nixon
Ryder's century makes light workNew Zealand A have cruised to another easy Top End Series win, this time against India A. Jesse Ryder and Mark Gillespie starred.24 Jul 2006Sean Fuller
NZC Expand Domestic Twenty20New Zealand Cricket have expanded the domestic Twenty20 competition to two rounds ahead of the World Cup in South Africa next year.24 Jul 2006James Nixon
Fulton leads NZ A to easy winODI players Peter Fulton and Ross Taylor guided New Zealand A to an easy win over Queensland.23 Jul 2006Richard Edmunds
NZC Possible Contracts DisputeNew Zealand Cricket is facing a dispute with its players over individual sponsorships surrounding official ICC tournaments.23 Jul 2006Richard Edmunds
NZC Contracts Dispute DeniedBoth New Zealand Cricket and the Players' Association have denied that there is any conflict between the board and its players.23 Jul 2006Richard Edmunds
Complete WashoutThe four-day match between New Zealand A White XI and Pakistan A was abandoned without a ball bowled due to a water-logged outfield.20 Jul 2006Richard Edmunds
Oram to keep bowlingBlacks Caps all-rounder Jacob Oram is hoping to return to the bowling crease next month in preparation for the Champions Trophy.19 Jul 2006James Nixon
Jaques dominates in CairnsAustralia A has began its Top End Series match against India A in stunning fashion, thanks to a huge Phil Jaques century.18 Jul 2006Sean Fuller
NZ Domestic Contracts AnnouncedThe six main cricket associations have named their 12 players that have been offered contracts for the upcoming 2006/07 domestic season18 Jul 2006James Nixon
Daryl Tuffey heads for SydneyInjured Black Cap Daryl Tuffey is heading for the Sutherland club in Sydney in September to start his come back from a bicep injury.16 Jul 2006James Nixon
Pulsating India 'A' Push ThroughThe fourth day of the match between India A and NZ A was eventually to belong to the Indians as they managed a three wicket win.14 Jul 2006James Nixon
Jacob Oram's injuries continueJacob Oram's future as a bowler is very much in doubt after a recent scan showed yet another stress fracture in the player's back.12 Jul 2006James Nixon
Martin Crowe: Remove chuckersFormer New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has launched a scathing underhand attack on Muttiah Muralitharan.11 Jul 2006James Nixon
Pakistan A strangle New ZealandPakistan A completed a fairly easy win over New Zealand A, with Pakistani captain Misbah-uh-Haq giving us a glimpse of his skills.09 Jul 2006Nick Hancock
Australia A win at lastAustralia A won its first match in the Top End series by beating New Zealand A by 16 runs in the second match of the Twenty20 double header in Darwin.09 Jul 2006Michelle Hamberger
New Zealand A win againNew Zealand A won against a NT Chief Minister's XI in Darwin. Once again, New Zealand laid the foundations with a solid opening stand.07 Jul 2006Michelle Hamberger
New Zealand A secure 28 run winNew Zealand A 'White' have beaten the Northern Territory Chief Minister's XI by 28 runs thanks mainly to a century from Matthew Bell.06 Jul 2006James Nixon
New Zealand A take easy winNew Zealand A thrashed an Australia A team that was brimming with international players in the first match of the Top End series.05 Jul 2006Michelle Hamberger
Strong Australia A team namedA strong Australia A team including five Test players has been named to play New Zealand A in the first match of the Top End Series.04 Jul 2006James Nixon
Top End Series Kicks OffThe third Top End Series starts today in Darwin, and features A-teams from Australia, India, Pakistan and New Zealand.29 Jun 2006Michelle Hamberger
Snedden defends schedulingThe drought of Tests in the next 18 months is nothing to worry about says New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive Martin Snedden.25 Jun 2006Richard Edmunds
NZC releases 2006/07 itineraryNew Zealand Cricket have released the itinerary for the 2006/07 summer of cricket with Sri Lanka and Australia touring the country.22 Jun 2006James Nixon
Sinclair signs player contractMatthew Sinclair has signed his contract with New Zealand Cricket, rather than continue his playing career in South Africa.20 Jun 2006James Nixon
McCullum for GlamorganNew Zealand wicketkeeper batsman has joined County team Glamorgan for a five week contract replacing Australian Mark Cosgrove.15 Jun 2006Michelle Hamberger
McMillan heading overseas?Former Black Caps coach Steve Rixon has come out in support of Craig McMillan saying it would be "a tragedy" if he was lost to NZ cricket.13 Jun 2006James Nixon
Sinclair & McMillan undecidedMathew Sinclair is still deciding whether to accept a contract from NZC while Craig McMillan is expected to turn out the NZ A captaincy12 Jun 2006James Nixon
Wiseman dismisses retirement36 year old former Black Cap spinner Paul Wiseman has dismissed talks of retiring after missing out on a national contract.12 Jun 2006James Nixon
Stress fracture for VettoriDaniel Vettori has received the worst possible news, with a scan confirming a stress fracture in his back forcing him to return to NZ.05 Jun 2006James Nixon
Back trouble hits Vettori againDaniel Vettori has again suffered a back problem, this time after his first county game for Warwickshire against Middlesex last week.01 Jun 2006James Nixon
NZC Player Contracts AnnouncedA career in South African cricket may be a bit further down the track for Mathew Sinclair after he was awarded an NZC contract today.01 Jun 2006Cricket Web Staff Member
Lancashire sign Nathan AstleEnglish county side Lancashire have signed Nathan Astle as a replacement for their current overseas player Brad Hodge.31 May 2006James Nixon
Sinclair misses out on TasmaniaMathew Sinclair has missed out on joining Australian state side Tasmania due to him not being able to fit into the player payments pool30 May 2006James Nixon
Matt Horne announces retirementFormer Black Cap opener Matt Horne has announced his retirement from first-class cricket, which brings a 14 year career to an end.29 May 2006James Nixon
Lou Vincent Worcestershire boundEngland County side Worcestershire have annouched that Black Caps player Lou Vincent will replace Australian Phil Jaques at the end of June.26 May 2006James Nixon
The end of the road?After 16 years and 250 ODIs, Chris Harris may have made his last appearance for New Zealand.21 May 2006Richard Edmunds
Kyle Mills to have ankle surgeryKyle Mills has been forced out of New Zealand's World Cup development tour of Australia to have surgery to correct an ankle injury.21 May 2006James Nixon
Franklin to play through injuryBlack Cap all-rounder James Franklin will join English county side Glamorgan after all, and will play through his knee injury.17 May 2006James Nixon
Vettori comes in for GilesDaniel Vettori is set to make his county debut for Warwickshire this weekend when they play Yorkshire at Headingley.15 May 2006James Nixon
Franklin to miss county seasonJames Franklin has been forced to pull out of his contract with English county Glamorgan after a scan showed a knee cartilage tear.10 May 2006James Nixon
Tough season ends on bright noteSouth Africa put painful memories of recent defeats at the hands of Australia behind them with a confidence-boosting win over NZ.08 May 2006Richard Edmunds
SA take series winSouth Africa bounce back from defeats to Australia with a 2-0 series win over New Zealand.07 May 2006Richard Edmunds
NZ fight for leadNew Zealand fought their way to 214-6,a lead of 147 after bowling South Africa out for 186.06 May 2006Alex Crampton
Ntini destroys NZMakhaya Ntini took yet another five-wicket bag as New Zealand crumbled to 119 all out on the first day at Johannesburg.05 May 2006Richard Edmunds
Mills in, Patel outKyle Mills has come into the eleven for Jeetan Patel for the 3rd Test match against South Africa starting tonight New Zealand time.04 May 2006James Nixon
Pollock and Boje doubtfulShaun Pollock and Nicky Boje are under injury clouds for the third Test and will given until just before play to prove their fitness.03 May 2006James Nixon
Day of inevitabilityThe second Test between South Africa and New Zealand has finished in a dull draw on what was a lifeless pitch at Newlands in Cape Town.01 May 2006Richard Edmunds
Runs, Runs and more RunsA maiden test century to Hashim Amla was the feature of an otherwise dull fourth day of Test cricket.30 Apr 2006Cricket Web Staff Member
Two days to surviveSouth Africa began well in their battle for a draw after New Zealand's massive 593-8.29 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
Fleming in charge againStephen Fleming hit 262 on day 2 against South Africa to take New Zealand to 535-8.28 Apr 2006Alex Crampton
Fleming dominates opening dayThe New Zealand captain's unbeaten 114 guided the visitors to a solid position on day one.27 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
Papps to open, Patel possibleMichael Papps has been named as Hamish Marshall's replacement and will open the batting in the second Test against South Africa.26 Apr 2006James Nixon
Bond heads back to NZShane Bond has been ruled out of the last two tests against South Africa and is on the way back to New Zealand.25 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
Bond confident for 2nd TestShane Bond is confident that he will play in the second Test against South Africa at Cape Town starting this Thursday.23 Apr 2006James Nixon
Ntini bowls SA to easy winThe South African bowlers, led by Makhaya Ntini, destroyed New Zealand on the fourth and fifth days to take a 1-0 series lead.19 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
Mason called up as injuries hitCentral Districts fast bowler Michael Mason has been called into the New Zealand squad as cover for Shane Bond and James Franklin.19 Apr 2006James Nixon
South Africa Almost HomeSouth Africa have almost secured victory over New Zealand in the first Test at Centurion, thanks to Makhaya Ntini18 Apr 2006Matt Currie
A Captain's CenturyStephen Fleming, New Zealand's most successful captain, this week earnt his 100th Test cap in the first Test against South Africa.17 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
De Villiers turns the matchDestructive batting late on the third day by AB de Villers put yet another twist in an exciting and closely fought first Test.17 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
Outstanding Oram Turns TestJacob Oram hit a career best 133, as New Zealand recovered from 45/5 to 327 all out, and took a first innings lead on day two16 Apr 2006Matt Currie
Intriguing start to seriesAfter a day of exciting and even competition between New Zealand and South Africa, neither side has gained any significant advantage.15 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
Bond out of Centurion TestNew Zealand fast bowler, Shane Bond, has been ruled out of the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand at SuperSport Park.14 Apr 2006Sean Bennett
New Zealand Test Team NamedJohn Bracewell has made a surprising selection for the Test match between New Zealand and South Africa starting tomorrow.13 Apr 2006Matt Currie
NZ Squads for Australian seriesNew Zealand have named two teams to play against International A and Academy teams in Australia in June and July.12 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
Cricket Web World Cup LaddersIt may be a year away, but the mere anticipation of the ICC World Cup has every international team scrambling and plotting.11 Apr 2006Liam Camps
Dull end to tour matchOnly 40 overs were possible on the last day of New Zealand's tour match at Benoni.10 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
McCullum on FireBrendon McCullum smashed 101 to dig New Zealand out of a hole on the third day of their warm up game against the Rest of South Africa09 Apr 2006Matt Currie
New Zealand fight backAfter an unnerving first day, New Zealand have shown plenty of promise on day 2 of the tour match against the Rest of South Africa.08 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
Ominous Signs for New ZealandNeil McKenzie and Jean-Paul Duminy put on 248, as the New Zealand attack struggled on the first day of their tour match in Benoni.07 Apr 2006Matt Currie
NZ in SA - PreviewHaving never won a series in South Africa, New Zealand face a tough task against a side out to regain some pride.04 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
ICC CT Groups announcedThe groups for the ICC Champions Trophy have been announced by Ehsan Mani in a conference in Goa.02 Apr 2006Alex Crampton
WI in NZ - Series ReviewGo figure that a series that began with the farcical happenings of a Twenty20 bowl-off ended in the soggy nature of Napier.31 Mar 2006Liam Camps
Vettori - NZ Player of the YearNew Zealand vice-captain Daniel Vettori has taken top honours at the New Zealand Cricket Annual Awards tonight.30 Mar 2006Richard Edmunds
Sinclair set to quit New ZealandMathew Sinclair is in talks with South African first-class side Eastern Province, in a move that could spell the end of his NZ career.30 Mar 2006James Nixon
Dull end to seriesThe last three days of the final test between New Zealand and the West Indies have been abandoned without a ball bowled.28 Mar 2006Richard Edmunds
Rain, Rain and more RainThe fourth day of the third Test between New Zealand and the West Indies has been washed out.27 Mar 2006James Nixon
New Zealand Test Squad NamedMichael Papps was the only surprise selection in the New Zealand Test squad named today for their tour of South Africa.27 Mar 2006Matt Currie
Fleming/Richardson Full CoverageSky Television have granted Cricket Web permission to bring to you the full video coverage from The National Bank Cricket Company.26 Mar 2006James Nixon
No play on Day 3The third day of the 3rd Test between New Zealand and the West Indies was abandoned without a ball bowled.26 Mar 2006Richard Edmunds
Lara Finally FiresBrian Lara finally scored some runs in New Zealand, as West Indies headed to lunch on the second day of the third Test on 224 for 4.25 Mar 2006Matt Currie
West Indies Make Solid StartOn a first day on which just 27 overs were possible due to the weather, the West Indies started well against New Zealand.24 Mar 2006Richard Edmunds
Shane Bond returns for 3rd TestShane Bond has been passed fit and returns to the New Zealand squad named for the third Test in Napier starting this Saturday.20 Mar 2006James Nixon
Weather Main Concern for NZDespite an excellent 68 from Chris Gayle, New Zealand are in complete control of the second test in Wellington.19 Mar 2006Richard Edmunds
New Zealand 2 West Indies 0Kyle Mills took three West Indian second innings wickets as New Zealand claimed the second Test, winning by ten wickets in Wellington19 Mar 2006Matt Currie
New Zealand Well On TopStephen Fleming batted beautifully, making 97, as New Zealand built a big first innings lead on the second day of the second Test.18 Mar 2006Matt Currie
Gloomy Day for West IndiesJames Franklin made a weather-interrupted first day even more gloomy for the West Indies with five wickets.16 Mar 2006Richard Edmunds
Unchanged squad for 2nd testNew Zealand have named an unchanged squad for the second test against the West Indies in Wellington.14 Mar 2006Richard Edmunds
Best recalled for injured TaylorFast bowler Tino Best has been called up as injury cover for Jerome Taylor, who was forced to return home with a hamstring injury.14 Mar 2006Liam Camps
Scripted For YouthIt was not a game for another Lara matchwinning ton. No, this time it was the game of the young guard. It was their turn to win it.13 Mar 2006Liam Camps
Fleming/Richardson Full Hoax VideoCricket Web brings to you the full Stephen Fleming, Mark Richardson Hoax Video coverage from Sky Sport's Sport365 television programme.13 Mar 2006James Nixon
Collapse puts NZ on topA collapse by the West Indies at the hands of a fiery Shane Bond has put New Zealand firmly in control of the first test.12 Mar 2006Richard Edmunds
Fleming Rips into RichardsonBlack Caps captain Stephen Fleming has hit out at former team mate Mark Richardson today at Eden Park, calling him 'an idiot'.12 Mar 2006James Nixon
New Zealand wrap it up quicklyIt didn't take long on the fifth morning for New Zealand to take the last two wickets they needed to take a 1-0 series lead over WI.12 Mar 2006Richard Edmunds
Match Still Evenly PoisedAfter three days of exciting cricket, neither side clearly has control of the first test between New Zealand and West Indies.11 Mar 2006Richard Edmunds
Even Stevens at EdenRamnaresh Sarwan top scored for the Windies today making 62, as West Indies stayed close to New Zealand on day two of the first Test.10 Mar 2006Matt Currie
Styris's DayAlthough the first test between New Zealand and the West Indies is evenly poised, the first day was dominated by just one man.09 Mar 2006Richard Edmunds
Vincent Devastated by ExclusionBeing dropped from the test team has been tough to swallow for Lou Vincent, who had an excellent year in 2005.07 Mar 2006Richard Edmunds
Pollock tops ODI RankingsShaun Pollock leads the bowler and all-rounder categories in the latest ODI rankings released by the ICC.06 Mar 2006James Nixon
West Indies Break Losing StreakDespite a lone hand from Scott Styris, the West Indies gained a confidence-boosting win in Auckland to avoid a whitewash.04 Mar 2006Richard Edmunds
New Zealand Test Squad NamedThe New Zealand Test squad for the first test against the West Indies has been named with test incumbent Lou Vincent missing out.04 Mar 2006James Nixon
Black Caps take 4-0 Series LeadBlack Caps opener Lou Vincent showed another side to his batting as the Black Caps cruised to a 91-run win against the West Indies.01 Mar 2006Cricket Web Staff Member
Franklin in, Mason outJames Franklin has replaced Michael Mason for the fifth one-day international against the West Indies in Auckland this Saturday.01 Mar 2006James Nixon
Australasia Confirm Bid for 2011Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket announced on Tuesday that they have submitted a joint bid to host the 2011 Cricket World Cup.28 Feb 2006Matt Currie
Astle the Hero in Narrow WinNathan Astle was the star both with the bat and in the field as New Zealand beat the West Indies by 21 runs in Christchurch tonight.25 Feb 2006Richard Edmunds
Ross Taylor gets ODI Call UpRoss Taylor and Kyle Mills have been selected for the final two ODIs against the West Indies replacing James Franklin and Jamie How.25 Feb 2006James Nixon
NZ Limp to Small TargetIt was far from convincing, but New Zealand made it 2-0 with a three wicket win in the 2nd ODI against the West Indies at Queenstown.22 Feb 2006Richard Edmunds
Kyle Mills returns for Third ODIKyle Mills has been added to the Black Caps squad for the third one-day international against the West Indies at Jade Stadium.22 Feb 2006James Nixon
Bravo likely to miss ODI seriesTalismanic allrounder Dwayne Bravo may miss the rest of the One Day International series against New Zealand.20 Feb 2006Liam Camps
Top Order Sets Up Easy WinJamie How, Stephen Fleming and particularly Nathan Astle set up a comfortable win for New Zealand at Wellington tonight.18 Feb 2006Richard Edmunds
Nepal stun Kiwis in Plate FinalThe Nepalese U19 side shocked New Zealand by one wicket in the final of the Plate Championship as the lower places were decided.18 Feb 2006Neil Pickup
Bravo and Sarwan doubtfulKey players Ramnaresh Sarwan and Dwayne Bravo may miss tomorrow's first One Day International against New Zealand, in Wellington.17 Feb 2006Liam Camps
NZ Create History at Eden ParkNew Zealand has beaten the WIndies 3-0, by virtue of the first ever bowl off in international cricket history this evening at Eden Park16 Feb 2006Matt Currie
Cairns says Goodbye in StyleChris Cairns has put in a man of the match performance in his last outing for his province, leading Canterbury to a five wicket win.12 Feb 2006Matt Currie
WI in New Zealand - PreviewNot since 1995 has the West Indies won a series overseas against opposition other than Zimbabwe. That victory came in New Zealand.11 Feb 2006Liam Camps
Mason recalled for WindiesMichael Mason is the only surprise in the New Zealand One-Day squad named this afternoon.08 Feb 2006Matt Currie
Oram in doubt for Windies TourJacob Oram is struggling to recover from his bruised heel and is looking like missing the one-day series against the West Indies.06 Feb 2006James Nixon
Magic day for the WizardsThe Canterbury Wizards have won the inaugural State Twenty20 title, beating the Auckland Aces by 6 wickets.04 Feb 2006Matt Currie
Bond back after illnessShane Bond returned to action today for Canterbury after being sidelined for two weeks by a mysterious virus.01 Feb 2006Richard Edmunds
A New Zealand IconThe 23rd of January 2006 saw the end of an era. After sixteen years at the top, Chris Cairns is moving on.23 Jan 2006Richard Edmunds
Chris Cairns to RetireChampion New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns is said to be going to anounce his retirement from international cricket this afternoon.22 Jan 2006Richard Edmunds
Cairns Confirms RetirementAs widely predicted, Chris Cairns today announced his retirement from international cricket.22 Jan 2006Richard Edmunds
Sri Lanka to tour in 2007Sri Lanka will tour New Zealand next January, following confirmation by Sri Lanka CEO Dilip Mendis.19 Jan 2006Andrew Marmont
West Indies Squad for NZ TourBrian Lara will miss the ODI series, reducing his ODI appearances to prolong his test career.18 Jan 2006Richard Edmunds
India cancel New Zealand tourIndia have withdrawn from their scheduled tour of New Zealand prior to the 2007 World Cup.18 Jan 2006Richard Edmunds
Australasian World Cup BidAustralia and New Zealand will have a joint bid to host the 2011 World Cup.17 Jan 2006Richard Edmunds
New Zealand in 2005A year that promised much, but in the end was largely disappointing.14 Jan 2006Richard Edmunds
New Zealand fall shortSri Lanka beat New Zealand by 20 runs, as the home side collapsed chasing 273, despite a century from Peter Fulton.08 Jan 2006Alex Crampton
Of Shampoo and Bold SelectionsWe review Sri Lanka's recent one-day tour of New Zealand with Sri Lanka being conformably beated 4-1.08 Jan 2006Andrew Marmont
Bond back with a bangShane Bond's successful return to ODI cricket has seen him shoot up the latest ICC Player Ratings to 10th position.08 Jan 2006James Nixon
New Zealand Defend Small TotalAfter being torn apart by Chaminda Vaas, the New Zealand bowlers, particularly Jeetan Patel, bowled brilliantly to defend just 224.06 Jan 2006Richard Edmunds
Kyle Mills/Jacob Oram Ruled OutKyle Mills and Jacob Oram have been ruled out of the rest of the ODI series against Sri Lanka.04 Jan 2006James Nixon
Astle leads NZ to victoryAn impressive innings by Nathan Astle has guided New Zealand to victory by five wickets over Sri Lanka at Jade Stadium.03 Jan 2006Andrew Marmont
Astle dumped, Fleming/Patel backStephen Fleming and Jeetan Patel have returned to the New Zealand squad for the final two one-dayers against Sri Lanka.03 Jan 2006James Nixon
Black Caps Unchanged for 3rd ODIThe Black Caps squad for the third ODI against Sri Lanka is unchanged with Stephen Fleming still unavailable.01 Jan 2006James Nixon
New Zealand Stroll to VictoryImpressive partnership between two newcomers was the feature of an easy seven wicket win over Sri Lanka at Queenstown.31 Dec 2005Richard Edmunds
Adams Ruled Out with InjuryAndre Adams has been ruled out of the four match ODI series against Sri Lanka after breaking a bone in his right hand.28 Dec 2005James Nixon
Fleming Out, Astle InStephen Fleming is out of the first ODI against Sri Lanka following the birth of his first child.28 Dec 2005James Nixon
Jayasuriya returns for NZ tourSanath Jayasuriya is a welcome addition to the Sri Lankan side for the upcoming ODI series in New Zealand.22 Dec 2005Richard Edmunds
New Zealand Ring the ChangesAstle, McMillan, James Marshall, Franklin and Martin have all been dropped for the upcoming one-day series against Sri Lanka.22 Dec 2005James Nixon
Tough task for Sri LankaSri Lanka aren't having the best year and face a tough task in foreign conditions against New Zealand.22 Dec 2005Richard Edmunds
Fleming in doubt for SL SeriesNew Zealand captain Stephen Fleming is in doubt for the series against Sri Lanka after a finger injury.20 Dec 2005Richard Edmunds
Chappell-Hadlee series in NZThe 2006-2007 Chappell-Hadlee series will once again be played in New Zealand.18 Dec 2005Richard Edmunds
Australia confirm Ashes scheduleCricket Australia has released its schedule for the much anticipated Ashes series at the end of 2006, with New Zealand to also visit.14 Dec 2005Edward Jackson
NZ invited to Tri-SeriesNew Zealand are all but confirmed to participate in next years tri-series in Australia.13 Dec 2005Andrew Marmont
Plenty of Positives despite LossAlthough the series was lost 2-1, New Zealand can be proud of their performance against the world champions.11 Dec 2005Richard Edmunds
NZ Score Record-Breaking WinNew Zealand have made up for the heartbreak of Wednesday with a record-breaking chase to win the 3rd ODI in Christchurch.10 Dec 2005Richard Edmunds
Vettori retains captaincyDaniel Vettori will captain New Zealand despite the return of Stephen Fleming for the final Chappell-Hadlee match.09 Dec 2005Andrew Marmont
Bond out and Clarke doubtfulShane Bond's ongoing hamstring problem will keep him out of Christchurch's 3rd ODI, while Michael Clarke is doubtful.08 Dec 2005Richard Edmunds
NZ Fall Just ShortNew Zealand suffer a two run loss after two last over run outs chasing an unlikely 323 for victory in an unforgettable match.07 Dec 2005Richard Edmunds
Crowd problems at Eden ParkThe behaviour of some on the infamous terraces during yesterday's match has been described as among the worst ever seen at Eden Park.04 Dec 2005Richard Edmunds
NZ crash to humiliating defeatAustralia has put in a complete performance to win the first Chappell-Hadlee one-dayer by 147 runs.03 Dec 2005Andrew Marmont
Bond doubtful for series openerThe NZ fast bowler suffered a hamstring injury while training and is now in doubt for the first game of the 3-match series in Auckland.02 Dec 2005Richard Edmunds
Butler to miss southern seasonIan Butler, the fast bowler from New Zealand, has been suffering from spinal pains and will probably miss the southern season.02 Dec 2005Harry Warwick
Vincent to OpenLou Vincent has been confirmed as the stand-in opener for New Zealand in the first two Chappell-Hadlee matches.01 Dec 2005Richard Edmunds
Cairns and Oram to playChris Cairns and Jacob Oram will be fit to play against Australia in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.30 Nov 2005Alex Crampton
A tough ask without FlemingWe preview the highly anticipated Chappell-Hadlee series held in New Zealand for the first time.26 Nov 2005Andrew Marmont
McGrath rested for NZ seriesGlenn McGrath will remain in Australia while the team travel to New Zealand for the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.25 Nov 2005Richard Edmunds
Fleming out of first two ODIsNew Zealand's inspirational leader, Stephen Fleming will miss the first two ODI matches of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.24 Nov 2005Liam Camps
Cairns returns against AustraliaChris Cairns is a significant inclusion in the 14-strong New Zealand squad for the 2005 Chappell-Hadlee series against Australia.22 Nov 2005Richard Edmunds
Adams out of Chappell-HadleeAndre Adams will miss the Chappell-Hadlee series next month after suffering an injury to his left ring finger.16 Nov 2005James Nixon
Vettori keen to openWith the form of NZ's top order a concern, Daniel Vettori says he is keen to open the batting in ODIs if given the chance.15 Nov 2005Richard Edmunds
More questions than answersNew Zealand were dealt a cricketing lesson by South Africa. The price of losing may have greater effects than previously imagined..09 Nov 2005Andrew Marmont
NZC rubbish claimsNew Zealand Cricket has rubbished reports of a rift occuring between coach John Bracewell and captain Stephen Fleming.09 Nov 2005Andrew Marmont
Warwickshire sign VettoriWarwickshire have signed New Zealand's slow left arm bowler Daniel Vettori for next season.06 Nov 2005Harry Warwick
South Africa win 4-0A dismal collapse by New Zealand completed a dismal tour, as South Africa won a rain-shortened 5th ODI06 Nov 2005Richard Edmunds
Rain ruins 4th ODIHeavy rain has caused the fourth one-day international at Durban to be abandoned with South Africa 79 for 2.04 Nov 2005Andrew Marmont
Gloucestershire contact MarshallHamish Marshall has been approached by Gloucestershire for the 2006 season.02 Nov 2005Andrew Marmont
NZC crackdown on drunksNew Zealand Cricket have announced a new policy on crowd behaviour for the upcoming summer.01 Nov 2005Andrew Marmont
SA win again in close finishThey keep trying, and keep going close, but New Zealand just can't seem to defeat South Africa in this series.30 Oct 2005Richard Edmunds
Styris to play 2nd ODITwo changes to New Zealand for the second one-day international against South Africa in Cape Town.28 Oct 2005Andrew Marmont
South Africa make it 2-0Despite a courageous 90 by Lou Vincent, South Africa have won another close match to find themselves on the brink of a series win.28 Oct 2005Richard Edmunds
Chris Cairns - Is It Over?Chris Cairns has brought New Zealand supporters to their feet for more than a decade, but have we seen the last of him?25 Oct 2005Richard Edmunds
Kemp leads SA to victorySouth Africa has won the first one-day international at Bloemfontein by two wickets.23 Oct 2005Andrew Marmont
New Zealand win Twenty20Nathan Astle and Jeetan Patel star with the ball in a successful start to the tour by New Zealand.21 Oct 2005Richard Edmunds
Fleming, Bond ensure winNew Zealand have won by 103 runs in their warm-up against South Africa A.16 Oct 2005Andrew Marmont
McMillan stars in openerCraig McMillan's century was the highlight of New Zealand's rain-affected tour opener against South Africa A at Benoni.14 Oct 2005Richard Edmunds
South Africa v NZ PreviewNew Zealand head back to Africa after a short break for an eagerly anticipated clash with South Africa.05 Oct 2005Richard Edmunds
Flintoff and Vettori miss warmupEngland's Andrew Flintoff and New Zealand's Daniel Vettori will miss the World XI's practice match, ahead of the Super Series.01 Oct 2005Liam Camps
Middlesex re-sign StyrisNew Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris is set to return to Middlesex for the 2006 county season.30 Sep 2005Richard Twyman
NZ squad for ODIs against SAThe New Zealand squad has been named for the 5 ODI series in South Africa next month, with Chris Cairns being the notable exclusion.26 Sep 2005Richard Edmunds
Freddie among ICC award nomineesThe ICC has announced the nominations for its four major awards, with the winners to be announced on October 11th in Sydney.15 Sep 2005Liam Camps
Videocon Tri-Series ReviewThey came, they saw, they conquered - and then they got the heck out of there.10 Sep 2005Andrew Marmont
NZ win final with big chaseIndia's habit of losing finals of one-day international tournaments has continued with a 6 wicket loss to New Zealand in Harare.06 Sep 2005Richard Edmunds
Cairns out of Videocon CupChris Cairns, the New Zealand allrounder, has been ruled out of the rest of the Videocon Cup in Zimbabwe.03 Sep 2005Richard Twyman
Big target no problem for IndiaMohammad Kaif's unbeaten century ensured that the target of 279 was no problem for India against a NZ side missing S Bond and D Vettori02 Sep 2005Richard Edmunds
NZ stutter to victoryAfter a meagre batting effort, New Zealand have bowled Zimbabwe out to win the 4th Videocon one-day match by 27 runs.01 Sep 2005Andrew Marmont
Twenty20 added to NZ seasonThe growth of Twenty20 throughout world cricket continues as New Zealand becomes the latest country to add it to their domestic season.30 Aug 2005Richard Edmunds
Bond destroys IndiaShane Bond has blasted New Zealand to a 51-run victory in the second match of the Videocon Cup against India with a six-wicket haul. 26 Aug 2005Andrew Marmont
Record-breaking win for NZNew Zealand destroyed Zimbabwe and several records in their 192 run win in the opening match of the tri-series.24 Aug 2005Richard Edmunds
NZ record handsome winNew Zealand has defeated a Zimbabwe Board XI in style today ahead of the one-day tri-series on Wednesday.23 Aug 2005Andrew Marmont
Zimbabwe name squad for ODIsA few changes in the 16-man squad named today for the tri-series against India and New Zealand.22 Aug 2005Richard Edmunds
One-day players arrive for NZCraig McMillan, Chris Cairns, Andre Adams and Jeetan Patel have joined NZ's touring party for the upcoming triangular one-day series.19 Aug 2005Andrew Marmont
Bond inspires crushing victoryDespite periods of resistance, Shane Bond took match best figures to help New Zealand win by an innings and 46 runs at Bulawayo.17 Aug 2005Andrew Marmont
New Zealand firmly in controlDespite a greatly improved performance from the first test, Zimbabwe are still facing a 2-0 whitewash.16 Aug 2005Richard Edmunds
Zim fight back but NZ on topBrilliant morning spell from Shane Bond has put NZ in control early in the second test, but Zimbabwe fought back well late in the day.15 Aug 2005Richard Edmunds
NZ unchanged for 2nd TestNew Zealand has retained the same line-up for the second test against Zimbabwe, while the home side have one addition.14 Aug 2005Andrew Marmont
NZ's Home Schedule AnnouncedNZC's CEO Martin Sneddon has announced a revised home summer schedule, including Australia, Sri Lanka and the West Indies.11 Aug 2005Andrew Marmont
Horror day for ZimbabweVettori stars in one-sided New Zealand win. The one positive for Zimbabwe could be that their suffering ended inside two days.08 Aug 2005Richard Edmunds
New Zealand smash ZimbabweTwin centuries by Brendon McCullum and Daniel Vettori have put New Zealand firmly in charge on day one against Zimbabwe.07 Aug 2005Andrew Marmont
Preview: New Zealand in ZimbabweWe preview New Zealand's tour of Zimbabwe with the New Zealand lineup for the first test being announced.05 Aug 2005Andrew Marmont
Shane Bond - Fit and Ready to GoShane Bond has come through New Zealand's two warm-up games in Namibia and is set to play in the 1st Test against Zimbabwe on Saturday.04 Aug 2005James Nixon
Zimbabwe Squad for First TestThe 14-man Zimbabwe squad to face New Zealand in the first of two tests has been named.03 Aug 2005Richard Edmunds
NZ Shake Off The CobwebsNew Zealand began their tour of Southern Africa with two wins over Namibia at Windhoek over the weekend.02 Aug 2005Richard Edmunds
Australia continue to dominateAustralia continues to lead the pack as the LG ICC ODI Championship table, after the rankings underwent their annual update.29 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
Stuart Clark to replace StyrisNSW paceman Stuart Clark is to join up with English county side Middlesex next week as the replacement to New Zealand's Scott Styris.27 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
Sky NZ to cover Zimbabwe TourSky television has confirmed that it will cover all of New Zealand's matches in the up-and-coming Zimbabwe tour.25 Jul 2005Andrew Marmont
World Cup 07 Schedule AnnouncedThe schedule for 2007 World Cup in the West Indies has been announced with the West Indies kicking off the competition in Jamaica19 Jul 2005James Nixon
Emerging Players TournamentAndrew Marmont presents a summary of the New Zealand Academy's performances in the recently completed series played in Australia. 17 Jul 2005Andrew Marmont
World Cup 2007 Groups ConfirmedThe International Cricket Council have confirmed the groups for the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies.14 Jul 2005James Nixon
ICC names Super Series squadsIt is set to be a true cricketing spectacle, and now there are names to further whet the appetite of the masses.02 Jul 2005Liam Camps
New Zealand will tour ZimbabweNew Zealand Cricket have confirmed that their tour of Zimbabwe in August will go ahead as planned despite calls to abandon the tour.01 Jul 2005James Nixon
Champions Trophy Format ChangedThe ICC have announced that the format of the next Champions League Trophy competition is to change to ensure fewer one-sided matches.30 Jun 2005James Nixon
New Zealand Cricket ContractsAndrew Marmont looks at whether there is an issue with New Zealand Cricket having only 20 top players securing contracts for 2005-6. 26 Jun 2005Andrew Marmont
NZ Government propose banZimbabwe's tour of New Zealand in December may be cancelled due to moral grounds, New Zealand's government has warned.23 Jun 2005Andrew Marmont
Bond, Oram backThe New Zealand test and one-day squads to tour Zimbabwe in August have been announced.22 Jun 2005Andrew Marmont
Brooke Walker RetiresAuckland captain and former Black Cap Brooke Walker has announced his retirement from all cricket.15 Jun 2005James Nixon
Nash joins selection panelFormer Black Caps all-rounder Dion Nash has been contracted on the New Zealand selection panel.14 Jun 2005Andrew Marmont
Spinners lead MCC to victoryAfter setting an imposing target, the spin of the MCC has helped defeat the International XI by 112 runs at Lords.14 Jun 2005Andrew Marmont
Scott Styris to leave NorthernBlack Caps all-rounder Scott Styris has joined Chris Martin in moving to Auckland. 13 Jun 2005Andrew Marmont
Chris Martin leaves CanterburyBlack Caps fast bowler Chris Martin is moving to play for the State Auckland Aces next year after his partners job transfer.12 Jun 2005James Nixon
Cairns awarded honourAllrounder Chris Cairns has become an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to cricket.07 Jun 2005Andrew Marmont
Matthew Hart retiresFormer New Zealand test player Matthew Hart has retired from all cricket, after a career spanning 15 years.07 Jun 2005Andrew Marmont
New Zealand Ground ProfilesWe have updated all the New Zealand Ground Profiles giving you the latest information on the seven most commonly used cricket grounds.04 Jun 2005Andrew Marmont
Butler and Sinclair Miss OutIan Butler and Matthew Sinclair are the two big casualties from New Zealand's 20 man list of contracted players for the 2005-06 season.01 Jun 2005James Nixon
NZ/Aus to bid for 2011 World CupNZC CEO Martin Snedden confirmed today that he is in early negotiations with Australia in preparing to bid for the 2011 World Cup.31 May 2005James Nixon
ICC Propose ODI Rule ChangesThe ICC are proposing radical changes to one-day internationals in recommendations made at a recent conference held in Dubai.20 May 2005James Nixon
Martin Crowe RejectedMartin Crowe's application to NZC to join the selection panel has been rejected following a perceived personality clash with Bracewell.20 May 2005James Nixon
NZ Academy Team NamedA New Zealand Academy team has been announced to play a series of Twenty/20, one-day matches and three-day matches at Brisbane in July.14 May 2005James Nixon
McMillan Joins HampshireHampshire announced that New Zealand all-rounder Craig McMillan will be joining the club to replace Simon Katich.10 May 2005Richard Twyman
Rest of the World SquadsThe Rest of the World squads for a three-match ODI series and one six-day Super Test against Australia have been announced.09 May 2005James Nixon
Full Tsunami Match Line UpsThe teams for the MCC v International XI match on 14th June at Lord's have been announced in aid of the tsunami appeal.04 May 2005Richard Twyman
Turner on NZ Selection Panel?Glenn Turner looks set to join the New Zealand selection panel to add the batting expertise NZC feel they have been lacking.03 May 2005James Nixon
Brian Lara Number 1 Test PlayerBrian Lara has returned to the top of the international test rankings following his good knocks in the current test series against SAF.26 Apr 2005James Nixon
Lara & Tendulkar Named CaptainsBrian Lara (West Indies) and Sachin Tendulkar (India) have been named as the two captains for the tsunami appeal match at Lords26 Apr 2005Richard Twyman
Astle joins DurhamNew Zealand international, Nathan Astle has signed on with Durham for part of the 2005 season.23 Apr 2005Liam Camps
Will New Zealand tour Zimbabwe?Talk has immediately turned to New Zealand's tour of Zimbabwe in August following the Sri Lankan series.15 Apr 2005James Nixon
NZ complete emphatic winNew Zealand bowled their way to an emphatic win by an innings and 38 runs, thereby sealing the two-Test series 1-0.14 Apr 2005Adam Collins
Vincent Double Ton on Day 3Lou Vincent hit a career-best 224, as New Zealand took complete command of the Second Test against Sri Lanka in Wellington.13 Apr 2005Adam Collins
Lou Vincent Powers NZ ForwardLou Vincent has powered New Zealand into a commanding position at the end of Day 2 in the second test at the Basin Reserve.12 Apr 2005James Nixon
Martin six sinks Sri LankaChris Martin took a career-best 6-54 to put New Zealand well in command of the opening day of the Second Tests at Wellington. 11 Apr 2005Adam Collins
Malinga brightens 1st Test drawSri Lanka's young quick Lasith Malinga took a career-best 5/80 to rattle New Zealand early on Day 5, but could not avoid a draw.08 Apr 2005Adam Collins
Daniel Vettori Out of 2nd TestDaniel Vettori has been ruled out of the second test against Sri Lanka starting next Monday due to persistent back problems.07 Apr 2005James Nixon
Bore Draw Only Likely ResultA draw looks the only possible result going into day five after the batsmen again controlled proceedings today on day four.07 Apr 2005James Nixon
Runs continue to flow on Day 3Marvan Atapattu and Mahela Jayawardene both hit centuries, as Sri Lanka moved to a formidable position of 351/3 on Day Three.06 Apr 2005Adam Collins
NZ in Control After Day 2New Zealand are in control of the 1st Test against Sri Lanka after a massive first innings score of 561 was put together today.05 Apr 2005James Nixon
Marshall Twins Put NZ On TopHamish and James Marshall have put New Zealand on top after day one of the first test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at McLean Park.04 Apr 2005James Nixon
Australia seal series 2-0Australia have beaten NZ by 9 wickets on the fourth day of the third test, resulting in a a comprehensive 2-0 series victory.30 Mar 2005Jonathan Augustus
Gilchrist blazes as NZ struggleAdam Gilchrist continued his dominant form with the bat, blazing a quickfire unbeaten 60 to put Australia firmly in charge against NZ.28 Mar 2005Adam Collins
Ponting destroys NZAustralian skipper Ricky Ponting hit an amazing quickfire century on the 2nd day of the 3rd test against NZ, putting Aus. well on top.27 Mar 2005Jonathan Augustus
Late wickets foil New ZealandThree late wickets ruined New Zealand's hard work as Australia fought to gain the ascendancy on Day 1 of the third Test in Auckland.26 Mar 2005Adam Collins
Major Associations XI NamedThe Major Associations XI to play Sri Lanka in a three day warm-up game has been announced with Craig McMillan being named captain.24 Mar 2005James Nixon
All washed up in WellingtonAnother rainy day in Wellington allowed New Zealand to hold on for a draw, with only 17.2 overs possible.22 Mar 2005Adam Collins
J Marshall In, McMillan OutNew Zealand have made one change for the third and final test against Australia starting this Saturday at Eden Park in Auckland.22 Mar 2005James Nixon
Lords' Tsumani MatchA Tsumami relief match between an MCC XI and an International XI has been organized for June 14th to be played at Lords'.22 Mar 2005James Nixon
Rahul Dravid Rated No 1 in TestsRahul Dravid has moved ahead of Jacques Kallis into first place in the ICC Test Player Ratings.22 Mar 2005James Nixon
Rain dampens Australia's chancesMiserable weather has slowed Australia's charge toward a series win.21 Mar 2005Alex Feeney
Gilchrist & Martyn crush NZAustralia are well on top at the end of day 3, with Adam Gilchrist blitzing towards another test hundred.21 Mar 2005Jonathan Augustus
Martyn ton puts Aussies on topA superb Damien Martyn century has helped Australia to 5/337 after the home side failed to make use of perfect bowling conditions.19 Mar 2005Alex Feeney
Sri Lanka Touring Squad NamedSri Lanka have named their 14-man squad for their rescheduled tour of New Zealand.18 Mar 2005James Nixon
Lee Misses Selection AgainAustralia have stuck with the same eleven for the second test against New Zealand starting tomorrow at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.17 Mar 2005James Nixon
Day 1 - AbandonedThe first days play in the second test between New Zealand and Australia has been abandoned due to heavy fog and drizzling rain.17 Mar 2005James Nixon
Daryl Tuffey Fined $1,000Daryl Tuffey has been fined $1,000 for serious mis-conduct by New Zealand Cricket.15 Mar 2005James Nixon
Beige Brigade Interview!The recent Twenty20 international between NZ and AUS has brought back the passion for Beige and we bring you an exclusive interview.15 Mar 2005James Nixon
New Zealand Retain Same 12New Zealand have retained the same 12 man squad for the second test against Australia starting in Wellington this Friday. 14 Mar 2005James Nixon
Warne scripts remarkable winShane Warne took 5/39 as New Zealand crumbled for 131 on the fourth morning of the First Test, as Australia completed a 9-wicket win.13 Mar 2005Adam Collins
Day 3: Match in the balanceAn Australian fight back lead by Simon Katich and Adam Gilchrist, who both scored centuries, has left no side with the match advantage.12 Mar 2005Alex Feeney
NZ in command despite McGrathNew Zealand retained control of the First Test against Australia, scoring 433 in their first innings despite Glenn McGrath's 6-115.11 Mar 2005Adam Collins
Day 1: Marshall puts NZ on topHamish Marshall's unbeaten maiden century has given New Zealand the upper hand after day 1 of the Test V Australia in Christchurch.10 Mar 2005Alex Feeney
Hayden completes recoveryMatthew Hayden has been passed fit to play in the first Test against New Zealand on Thursday.08 Mar 2005Alex Feeney
Shane Bond-Ruled out of SL TestsShane Bond has ruled himself out of making an international comeback next month when Sri Lanka tour New Zealand for two test matches.07 Mar 2005James Nixon
Astle and Vettori Passed FitNathan Astle and Daniel Vettori have come through fitness tests and will take a full part in the 1st test against Australia.07 Mar 2005James Nixon
Aussies complete clean sweepAustralia has completed a clean sweep of the ODI series against New Zealand after thrashing the home side by 122 runs.05 Mar 2005Alex Feeney
Hodge in Australian squadBrad Hodge has gained himself a spot in Australia's 13-man squad for the upcoming 3 match Test series versus New Zealand.02 Mar 2005Alex Feeney
NZ Test Squad AnnouncedThe New Zealand squad for the first test against Australia has been named with a number of fresh faces being included.02 Mar 2005James Nixon
Lehmann out of NZ seriesDarren Lehmann has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series versus New Zealand after aggravating an existing shoulder injury.01 Mar 2005Alex Feeney
Lineups Confirmed for 4th ODIThe playing elevens for the 4th ODI between New Zealand and Australia have been named.28 Feb 2005James Nixon
World XI v Asian XI - 2nd ODIThe second Tsunami ODI between a World XI and an Asian XI has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the venue Calcutta.28 Feb 2005James Nixon
New Zealand Make ChangesNew Zealand have made two changes for the final two ODIs against Australia with Craig Cumming and Lance Hamilton coming into the squad.27 Feb 2005James Nixon
Australia wraps up seriesThe touring Australians have won the 3rd ODI in Auckland by 86 runs sealing the series with 2 matches to spare.26 Feb 2005Alex Feeney
McGrath rested for 3rd ODIGlenn McGrath has been rested for Australia's 3rd ODI against New Zealand at Auckland, to be played on Saturday.24 Feb 2005Sudeep Popat
Hayden leads Christchurch routMatthew Hayden's 114 powered Australia to a 106-run thrashing of New Zealand to take a commanding lead in the Chappell-Hadlee series.22 Feb 2005Adam Collins
Hayden doubtful for 3rd ODIMatthew Hayden is in doubt for the third ODI against New Zealand, in Auckland on Saturday, after damaging his shoulder while fielding.22 Feb 2005Sudeep Popat
New Zealand ODI Team NewsThe Black Caps squad for the 3rd and 4th ODIs against Australia has been named with two changes.22 Feb 2005James Nixon
Styris Injured,James Marshall InScott Styris has been ruled out of the 2nd ODI tomorrow due to a recurrence of his knee injury.21 Feb 2005James Nixon
Australia v NZ: Team NewsAustralia have made two changes to the team that won the first one day international as both Michael Hussey and Jason Gillespie start.21 Feb 2005Richard Twyman
Aussies hang on for 10 run winThe Aussies have taken a 1-0 lead in the 5 match ODI series versus New Zealand thanks to some incredible bowling by Glenn McGrath.19 Feb 2005Alex Feeney
Ponting makes it a winning startA scintillating unbeaten 98 from Ricky Ponting led Australia to a 44-run victory in the first ever International Twenty20 match.17 Feb 2005Adam Collins
Hayden passed fit for NZ ODIsMatthew Hayden has been passed fit for the forthcoming ODI series in New Zealand, after having recovered from a chest infection.16 Feb 2005Sudeep Popat
Black Caps Squad AnnouchedNew Zealand Cricket have annouched their squad for the first two ODIs against Australia starting this Saturday in Wellington.15 Feb 2005James Nixon
Wilson in NZ squad for Twenty20Jeff Wilson has been named in the Kiwi squad to take on Australia on February 17 in the first ever Twenty20 international encounter.13 Feb 2005Sudeep Popat
Hayden doubtful for NZ ODIsMatthew Hayden, already suffering from a prolonged loss of form, will most likely miss the forthcoming ODI series in New Zealand.13 Feb 2005Sudeep Popat
Aus: Od Squad DelayedAustralia have been forced to delay naming their One Day tour party due to injuries.11 Feb 2005Richard Twyman
Darren Lehmann DroppedDarren Lehmann has been dropped for the New Zealand ODI tour starting next week following disapponting performances11 Feb 2005James Nixon
State Of Origin Teams NamedThe State of Origin North v South teams have been announced.11 Feb 2005James Nixon
Greatbatch to join BearsFormer New Zealand batsman Mark Greatbatch is all set to join Warwickshire as the county's new cricket academy director.10 Feb 2005Sudeep Popat
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