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.
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.
Martin Crowe's long-time friend Derek Stirling says Crowe was a great player and good man.
The Central Stags were fighting hard in their chase for 376 runs to beat Canterbury in their Plunket Shield cricket match in Nelson.
Manawatu were given a big surprise by Horowhenua-Kapiti.
Two of Manawatu bowlers have taken away their opposition almost by themselves.
Manawatu stalwart Dave Fulton's son Brad will debut for the rep team this weekend.
The Wellington Blaze had the better of the Central Hinds in Palmerston North at the weekend.
George Worker continues to push Black Caps hopes with a century in the domestic one-day final.
Wellington drew first blood against the Central Hinds in Palmerston North.
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
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
The Central Hinds host Wellington in three games in Palmerston North this weekend.
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.
Todd Astle is back in red and black for Saturday's one-day preliminary final in Christchurch, to his teammate's dismay
CD coach Heinrich Malan is after more centuries.
The Stags beat the Aces by 47 runs on Wednesday, despite Mark Chapman's 159 for the losers.
OPINION: Central Districts cricketers make just the one visitation to Palmerston North each season.
Fitzherbert Park is just about ready for its big show of the summer.
The Central Hinds lost their one-day match against the Auckland Hearts by 65 runs in Lincoln on Monday.
Bevan Small will play some much-needed cricket in two one-day games for Central Districts A this week.
HIBS have won the national first XI cricket title, breaking a 14-year wait for a winner from the Wellington region.
Another emphatic win has earned Tawa College their second-straight national secondary schoolgirls first XI cricket title.
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.
The Central Hinds will look to continue their improvement from last summer this season.
Palmerston North Boys' High School bowler Jack Lord is confident his side is in a good position ahead of the Gillette Cup next month.
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.
Freyberg remains unbeaten in Manawatu club cricket after dispatching Marist for a 70 run win on Saturday.
Palmerston North Boys' High School batsman Whetu na Nagara is set to make his Manawatu debut against Wairarapa.
Pace bowler Caleb Gaylard put on a bowling masterclass as Freyberg hammered Old Boys on Saturday.