Manawatu batting not up to the mark

Manawatu had almost two days to bat to retain the Hawke Cup for Manawatu against Canterbury Country at Fitzherbert Park yesterday, but couldn't stick around.

Nothing could save Manawatu cricketers this time

When the Manawatu cricket team were seeing the Hawke Cup slip away on Saturday, they can be thankful Fitzherbert Park was all but deserted.

Old Boys and Freyberg through to two-day final

Old Boys can thank Bryce Grant for getting them to the two-day final.

Bizarre fightback saves Cup

Bizarre, topsy-turvy, call it what you like. Manawatu amazingly still have the Hawke Cup.

Manawatu's batting boosted

Dave Meiring and Dane Cleaver make Manawatu's batting card look a bit more formidable for this weekend.

Harris key to United victory

Cam Harris likes the red ball more than the white ball.

Hawke Cup stays in Manawatu's hands

Manawatu hung on to the Hawke Cup against Taranaki after rain washed out all play.

Mathieson sets record, CD win title

Central Stags' Andrew Mathieson set a new mark for domestic one-day wickets in a season.

Flurry of wickets lifts Manawatu

Why did they do it? There were a few eyebrows raised at Manawatu's decision to bowl first.

Old Boys end Palmerston's unbeaten stretch

A superb bowling effort from Old Boys handed Palmerston their first two-day loss in two seasons.

Manawatu need rapid form switch

Manawatu will be hoping the real Hawke Cup defence is a better than the dress rehearsal.

Mason makes return

Mike Mason has timed his return to the Manawatu team perfectly for the Hawke Cup.

Blame your top order, not the pitch, for losing

The shine was barely off the cricket ball at Fitzherbert Park last week before we overheard the expected whingeing.

Central opener hits third ton

Manawatu batsman George Worker smashed Central Districts back to the top with another century in Gisborne yesterday.

Age, pace sharpen paceman Adam Milne's focus

An injury to a schoolmate was a turning point for Adam Milne.

Batsman's last home game

Jamie How didn't get to stay long at his own party, but he still had a blast.

Smith gets halfway

A "sexy 50" wasn't enough to satisfy Ben Smith, but it got Central Districts to the top.

Broadmore has a broader smile after phone call

Kate Broadmore is hoping the phone call she took last weekend is a sign she may be in line for a recall to the White Ferns later this month.

Netten made his mark

Basil Netten died after a lengthy illness at his home near Levin on Monday night, aged 75.

Worker fired up

George Worker's return to Central Districts seems to have worked wonders.

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