Hinds hoping for further improvement

Central Hinds coach Nigel Brooke.

 The Central Hinds will look to continue their improvement from last summer this season.

Boys' High on track for Gillette Cup

Palmerston North Boys' High School bowler Jack Lord thinks his school has a good chance of winning the Gillette Cup again this year.

Palmerston North Boys' High School bowler Jack Lord is confident his side is in a good position ahead of the Gillette Cup next month.

Patel leads Manawatu to win

Navin Patel took 12 wickets in Manawatu's nine-wicket win over Wairarapa on the weekend.

Navin Patel played the role of one-man wrecking ball as Manawatu hammered Wairarapa by nine wickets in their first Hawke Cup game of the season in Masterton over the weekend.

Fulton stars as Freyberg win

Dave Fulton top-scored for Freyberg with 69 in his side's seventh-straight win.

Freyberg remains unbeaten in Manawatu club cricket after dispatching Marist for a 70 run win on Saturday.

Manawatu debut for na Nagara

Palmerston North Boys' High School's Whetu na Nagara will make his debut for Manawatu in a two-day match against Wairarapa this weekend.

Palmerston North Boys' High School batsman Whetu na Nagara is set to make his Manawatu debut against Wairarapa.

Gaylard rips apart Old Boys

Caleb Gaylard, centre,  secures another wicket for Freyberg against Old Boys on Saturday.

Pace bowler Caleb Gaylard put on a bowling masterclass as Freyberg hammered Old Boys on Saturday.

Richards in doubt for Manawatu

Manawatu's Tim Richards is in doubt for their match against Wellington A with a side strain.

A side strain has put Tim Richards under an injury cloud ahead of Manawatu's one-day match against Wellington A on Sunday.

Manawatu's Anderson on CD board

Former first-class cricket umpire Robert Anderson will be Manawatu's sole Central Districts board member.

Manawatu will once again be represented on the Central Districts board.

Five from five for Freyberg

Luke Murray made a patient 36 in Freyberg's win over PNBHS on Saturday.

Freyberg has continued its winning form in Manawatu club cricket's one day competition with an 18-run win over PNBHS.

Freyberg remains on top

Freyberg veteran Dave Fulton's 39 not out proved crucial in their two-run win over Palmerston.

Freyberg have continued their unbeaten start to the Manawatu Club Cricket season, beating Palmerston by two runs.

Manawatu win Chapple Cup

Manawatu bowler Tim Richards put on a match-winning performance with the ball in the Chapple Cup final against Nelson taking 6-45

Manawatu bowler Tim Richards.

A quick-fire century from Dane Cleaver and a six-wicket haul from Tim Richards have led Manawatu to a Chapple Cup win.

Narrow win for Manawatu

Henry Collier had a great day with the ball for Manawatu taking 4-30.

Manawatu has scrapped to a two-wicket win over Marlborough in their opening Chapple Cup match.

Youngsters shine in PNBHS tour

Thomas Walshe finds a gap in the field while batting against Jain Internation Residential School in India.

Palmerston North Boys' High School's cricket coach Mark Leighton is confident he has found his next crop of stars.

Injured Small in Chapple Cup team

Bevan Small has been named in the Manawatu side for the Chapple Cup, but he will only play as a batsman as he is still recovering from a dislocated shoulder.

Bevan Small will make his return from injury for Manawatu in the Chapple Cup on Friday, but he will not bowl a ball.

Six wickets for match-winner Symes

PNBHS' Hugh Symes took six wickets against Marist in Sunday and scored 33 runs with the bat.

A six-wicket haul from Hugh Symes helped set up PNBHS' one wicket win over Marist in Manawatu Club Cricket on Sunday.

Consistent cricket the key for Milne

Adam Milne has proven his ability in the short forms of the game, but now he hopes to crack the Black Caps test team.

The fast bowler says he needs to prove that he is physically capable of lasting the distance.

Sheary smacks ton for Palmerston

Freyberg's Myles Price-Moor hits finds a gap in the field during his side's big win over United

Palmerston captain Rob Sheary blazed a century to help his side beat PNBHS by four wickets on Saturday.

Worker hitting the sweet spot

Manawatu's George Worker was in fine form with the bat for New Zealand A in their series against Sri Lanka A this month with scores of 83 not out, 40, 40 and 47.

George Worker is refusing to sweat on selection into representative teams this year despite his red-hot start to the season with the bat.

Surgery still possible for Small

Central Districts bowler Bevan Small hopes to avoid surgery on his dislocated shoulder.

Central Districts and Manawatu fast bowler Bevan Small faces a nervous wait to see if his dislocated shoulder requires surgery.

Big win for Palmerston

Palmerston's Rob Robinson scores the last of his side's 209 runs against United before picking up three wickets with the ball.

Palmerston claim big win over United on opening day of Manawatu club cricket

Worker knows how to handle himself

Manawatu batsman George Worker made his debut for New Zealand on the Black Caps’ tour of Africa.

George Worker believes he can handle international cricket after making his debut.

Worker school's latest international

Central Districts latest budding international George Worker testing out his left-arm spin bowling in the nets.

George Worker to get his international breakthrough at last.

Cricket legend Stirling to get a Manawatu sendoff

Peter Hunt of Palmerston North wins his match in the New Zealand Super League Darts.

Simon Stirling will have a memorial service at the Willow Park Tavern next  weekend.

Ryder won't be chaperoned by Central Districts

Former New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder will join Central Districts following two summers with Otago.

Central Districts won't be keeping Jesse Ryder on a short leash when he joins the Stags.

Hood's exit sees Cleaver and Radford gone too

Mark Cleaver.

In six weeks, Central Districts has lost all three Manawatu administrators

New Central Districts boss no stranger to region

Interim Central Districts chief executive Chris Lander.

New Central Districts chief executive has experience working in the region.

Neil Hood quits as Central Districts chief executive

Neil Hood has resigned from his post.

Neil Hood made a shock resignation as Central Districts chief executive on Friday.

Milne had 'amazing journey'

"It was an unbelievable game and to finish it the way [we] did was special."

New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne enjoyed every second of the World Cup ride.

Students bowled over by 'idol' Oram

Jacob Oram gives cricket pointers to keen young Indian players visiting Palmerston North.

A group of Indian students were all smiles when they met one of their idols - former Black Cap Jacob Oram .

Our trump card wasn't Superman

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 31:  Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum (L) and Daniel Vettori (R) enjoy the speeches  during the Zealand Blackcaps Welcome Home Reception at Queen's Wharf on March 31, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand had their most successful Cricket World Cup campaign by making the final of the tournament for the first time.  (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

OPINION: It almost feels criminal to wag a finger at Brendon McCullum after the exploits he thrilled us with this summer.

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