Stags better for 'learning curve'

The Central Stags stand dejected after their loss in the Super Smash final against the Wellington Firebirds.

"We'll dissect this a million times over the next five days, so we'll learn from it and move on."

Patel stars in Firebirds win video

Jeetan Patel.

The Wellington Firebirds have won the domestic Twenty20 cricket title.

Tom Bruce wants more video

New Zealand's Tom Bruce celebrates his 50 in the second T20 at Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui on Friday.

Rookie admits being the first Black Cap from Te Kuiti is a small claim to fame but he hopes it's just the start.

Ryder recovered and ready

Jesse Ryder will play for the Central Stags in the Super Smash Final.

He's had one innings in the competition, but Jesse Ryder could be key to a Stags victory.

Stags ready for fiery final

Mahela Jayawardene and the Central stags are relaxed heading into the Super Smash final.

The Central Stags are ready to break a seven-year T20 title drought.

CD A remain unbeaten

Mitch Renwick not had a good start to the  New Zealand Provincial A one day competition with the bat.

His team remains unbeaten, but it has been a tough opening few days at the New Zealand Provincial A one day competition for Central Districts A captain Mitch Renwick.

Cricket ground debuts

Ben McKelvie hopes his "field of dreams" stands up to its first game on Saturday.

"I made 100 on the backyard at Ben's" could be the song of the summer.

Worker called into Black Caps

George Worker's form for the Stags has been rewarded with a call up to the Black Caps.

Manawatu all-rounder George Worker has been called into the Black Caps for their remaining two Twenty20s against Bangladesh.

'That's cricket' says Bruce

Tom Bruce plays a shot off the front foot in his T20 debut for the Black Caps.

No hard feelings for new Black Cap Tom Bruce following unfortunate dismissal in debut.

Firebirds, Kings into semifinals

The Canterbury Kings sneaked into the final playoff spot by net run rate.

In a day full of possibilities, it was Wellington and Canterbury who reaped the rewards.

Trading a stick for a bat video

Manawatu Standard reporter Kirsty Lawrence has a go at cricket.

Who knew cricket could be so tough? How a first-timer fared with the pads on.

Ryder returns, Taylor sits out

Jess Ryder returns for the Central Stags on Tuesday.

With Tom Bruce called into the Black Caps the Central Stags have found a more than capable replacement.

Another crack in black delights Wheeler

Ben Wheeler in action during his third Black Caps appearance against England in 2015.

Ben Wheeler wants more of the action as Black Caps shift focus to Twenty20 series.

Taylor on fire in Stags win

Ross Taylor raises his bat after reaching his second half century in as many games.

Ross Taylor guides Central Stags to victory over Canterbury Kings.

New Black Cap focused on CD

Stags batsman Tom Bruce is hoping to help his side stay at the top of the Super Smash table.

Tom Bruce wants to see the Central Stags finish the McDonald's Super Smash regular season at the top.

'Nervous' Taylor bludgeons Aces

Central Stags batsman Ross Taylor on his way to 82 from 41 balls in New Plymouth on Thursday.

Ross Taylor marked his return from eye surgery with a devastating Twenty20 innings against Auckland.

Stags trump Aces

Ross Taylor smashed 82 runs in his Super Smash season debut.

Ross Taylor thumped 82 runs while Blair Tickner took five wickets as the Central Stags beat the Auckland Aces in New Plymouth.

Taylor returns with CD

Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor will return to cricket following eye surgery on Thursday.

Ross Taylor has recovered from eye surgery and will resume playing cricket on Thursday with the Central Stags.

No time to dwell for CD

Mahela Jayawardene scored 116 against the Otago Volts on Wednesday.

Central Districts head north for second game in three days.

Volts pip Stags in Twenty20 thriller

Mahela Jayawardene starred for the Central Stags in a memorable Twenty20 match against the Otago Volts in New Plymouth.

The hosts in New Plymouth needed two off the last ball for a stunning victory.

By the bat of Bruce

Stags batsman Tom Bruce has been on fire in the opening rounds of the Super Smash competition.

"The nature of twenty-20 is one day it can be your day and the next it'll be someone else's. You just have to take it as it comes."

Jayawardene back with Stags

Mahela Jayawardene has returned for a second stint with the Central Stags in the domestic T20 Super Smash cricket series.

Mahela Jayawardene is looking forward to scoring loads more runs for the Stags.

Rain wins in Taranaki

Dean Brownlie scored 43 for the Knights in their Twenty20 match against the Stags in New Plymouth.

New Plymouth weather dampens Super Smash again.

Ryder returns for CD

Jesse Ryder returns for the Central Stags this weekend.

The Central Stags welcomed back their power hitter for Knights clash.

Pinfold, Bartholomew, earn regional selection

News Central Districts players Fraser Bartholomew and Liam Pinfold at the all-weather cricket facility at Donnelly Park, ...

The Horowhenua-Kapiti cricket duo have opened the bowling together for various teams for eight years.

Damp start to season for Hinds

Central's Anlo van Deventer plays a shot through the off side.

The Central Hinds and Otago Sparks had to settle for only playing one of three scheduled matches in New Plymouth at the weekend.

Rain saves CD in face of big deficit

New Zealand and Otago paceman Neil Wagner proved a handful for Central Districts in their Plunket Shield game in Dunedin ...

Otago are on top after two days of play against CD.

McCullum battles on in biography

Brendon McCullum has come out swinging in his book, Declared.

OPINION: It was no surprise that Brendon McCullum should come out swinging in his book Declared.

Two tons for Wilson

Otago opening batsman Brad Wilson has made a stellar start to the first class season with consecutive centuries.

 Otago opening batsman Brad Wilson scored consecutive hundreds against Central Districts.

Patel, Small get contracts

Navin Patel has picked up his first contract for Central Districts.

Manawatu bowlers Navin Patel and Bevin Small were the big winners of the second round of domestic contracts with both being picked up by Central Districts.

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