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.

Boys High get win, but miss nationals

Braden Rowe hit 41 for Palmerston North Boys' High School before he was run out against Napier Boys' High School on Tuesday.

Jack Harris took five wickets as Palmerston North Boys' High School beat Napier Boys' High School by ___ runs in the second day of qualifiers for the national one day tournament.

Cricket world poorer for loss of Crowe

Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe, centre, visiting Palmerston North Boys' High School back in 2014.

Martin Crowe's long-time friend Derek Stirling says Crowe was a great player and good man.

Stags batsmen fighting hard

Stags left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel shouldered a heavy workload during Canterbury's second innings in their Plunket Shield ...

The Central Stags were fighting hard in their chase for 376 runs to beat Canterbury in their Plunket Shield cricket match in Nelson.

Manawatu overcomes possible upset

Mitch Renwick and his team's hopes of capitalising on their slim chance at the Hawke Cup were dashed by wooden-spoon ...

Manawatu were given a big surprise by Horowhenua-Kapiti.

Mecredy and Myers star with the ball

Phil Mecredy had a stellar 6-53.

Two of Manawatu bowlers have taken away their opposition almost by themselves.

Fulton following in the footsteps

Manawatu veteran Dave Fulton's son Brad, left, will debut for Manawatu against Horowhenua-Kapiti at Fitzherbert Park ...

Manawatu stalwart Dave Fulton's son Brad will debut for the rep team this weekend.

Rusty Hinds slump against Wellington

Central Hinds all-rounder Kate Broadmore, left, whips the bails off to run out a diving Emma Fulbrook of Wellington in ...

The Wellington Blaze had the better of the Central Hinds in Palmerston North at the weekend.

Worker bashing on Black Caps' door

George Worker scored 159 runs to help Central Districts to a win over Canterbury in the final of the domestic one-day ...

George Worker continues to push Black Caps hopes with a century in the domestic one-day final.

Hinds' T20 hopes take a blow

The Central Hinds bowlers, including Michelle Bunkall, couldn’t contain the Wellington batters in their Twenty20 match ...

Wellington drew first blood against the Central Hinds in Palmerston North.

Ryder shapes as point of difference

Jesse Ryder's strokeplay and the Canterbury bowling attack's penetration loom as key factors when the Central Stags host ...

Jesse Ryder can cap a successful return to the Central Stags by guiding them to back-to-back one-day titles by prolonging Canterbury's torment

Stead critical of Black Caps

Canterbury can no longer rely on the experience of Tom Latham, right, in Saturday's one-day cricket final with the ...

Canterbury coach Gary Stead is upset Tom Latham - and Central Stags all-rounder Doug Bracewell - are unable to play in Saturday's one day final

Central Hinds gunning for T20 glory

Central Hinds all-rounder Kate Broadmore will lead the charge as captain when they host Wellington in three games at ...

The Central Hinds host Wellington in three games in Palmerston North this weekend.

Old Boys save PNBHS match from draw

Palmerston's Benn Dixon takes the wicket of United's Jackson Gattsche, one of his six wickets in the second innings.

Nick Simon converted his maiden century into 162 as Old Boys escaped from their match against Palmerston North Boys' High School with a win after it looked destined for a draw.

Unfortunate Astle reinforces Canterbury

Leg up for Canterbury: Spinner Todd Astle will play against the Central Stags in Saturday one-day preliminary final ...

Todd Astle is back in red and black for Saturday's one-day preliminary final in Christchurch, to his teammate's dismay

Stags coach wants hundreds

George Worker, right, is the only Central Districts batsman to score a century in the one-day competition this summer.

CD coach Heinrich Malan is after more centuries.

Stags beat Aces

Tom Bruce, pictured in an earlier round, top scored for the Central Stags with 91, as they booked a place in the Ford ...

The Stags beat the Aces by 47 runs on Wednesday, despite Mark Chapman's 159 for the losers.

CD's visit but a cameo appearance

Manawatu’s George Worker was in top form for Central Districts on Sunday, depositing the Wellington bowlers all around ...

OPINION: Central Districts cricketers make just the one visitation to Palmerston North each season.

Fitzherbert Park primed and ready for annual Stag party

Fitzherbert Park groundsman Andy May on the roller preparing the wicket for the Central Districts one-day game against ...

Fitzherbert Park is just about ready for its big show of the summer.

Hinds fall to Hearts

Jess Watkin top-scored for the Central Hinds with 67 against Auckland on Monday.

The Central Hinds lost their one-day match against the Auckland Hearts by 65 runs in Lincoln on Monday.

Small to play for CD A while on the comeback trail again

Pace bowler Bevan Small, right, is one of three Manawatu men fronting for Central Districts A in two one-dayers against ...

Bevan Small will play some much-needed cricket in two one-day games for Central Districts A this week.

HIBS win national first XI title

The HIBS first XI, seen here with their Wellington title, won the national first XI title on Friday.

HIBS have won the national first XI cricket title, breaking a 14-year wait for a winner from the Wellington region.

Tawa win girls first XI title

Player of the tournament Melie Kerr from Tawa College scored 178 runs in five games without being dismissed as her team ...

Another emphatic win has earned Tawa College their second-straight national secondary schoolgirls first XI cricket title.

Identical twins with unique talent

Floyd na Nagara is a middle order batting all-rounder and his identical twin brother Whetu na Nagara is an opening ...

Twins Floyd and Whetu na Nagara believe the hours they spent playing backyard cricket together is why they are having so much success at the crease.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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