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

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

Black Caps may get 'sniff of win'

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The Cricket World Cup final will be a lot easier to watch than the rugby equivalent, according to former New Zealand cricketer Martin Snedden.

Cricket fans hit catwalk

Russell Street School get behind the Black Caps by having a parade where students and teachers get to show their support by dressing in black ahead of the cricket world cup final.

Cricket fever has broken out at a Palmerston North primary school, with pupils taking to the catwalk and social media to support the Black Caps.

Biggest shot at an endless summer

NZ's Grant Elliott hits the winning six off the second to last ball in the ICC Cricket World Cup Semi Final Match played between South Africa and New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland on 24th March 2015.

As Grant Elliott smashed the ball over for six, the crack of willow on leather was a cultural boom for the sport.

So long as we win


India or Australia - three cricketing legends say it does not matter who NZ play on Sunday.

Success from grassroots - Astle

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The importance of grassroots level of cricket is the focus of Alec Astle's PhD.

Freyberg's title as teen puts United into tailspin

United's Logan McHardy springs into action in the field with Freyberg batsman Luke Murray and United keeper Robbie James looking on in the Twenty20 final at Manawaroa Park on Sunday.

Five wickets from part-timer Luke McConaghty sparked an epic United collapse and helped Freyberg win their first Twenty20 title.

Firebirds measure Stags up

GO LOW: Doug Bracewell.

The Wellington Firebirds picked up outright points against the Central Stags.

Patel keeps pace

SPEARHEAD: Bowler Navin Patel.

An injury scare hasn't disrupted star Manawatu bowler Navin Patel's hot season.

Bowlers have a field day

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Wellington Firebirds v Central Stags cricket at the Basin Reserve. Will Young batting for the Stags with wicket keeper Michael Papps.

The ball continues to dominate the bat at Pukekura Park between the Central Stags and Wellington.

Cricket back at the dinner table

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Hawke cup cricket. Second day of Manawatu's Hawke cup defence v Northland at Fitzherbert park. Batsman for Manawatu is Mitch Renwick, Northland players are left Ben Hyde & right Brad Wilson

The Manawatu Cricket Association dinner has been resurrected.

Manawatu batting not up to the mark

The end of the second day of Manawatu's three-day Hawke Cup defence against Canterbury.

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

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Hawke cup cricket. Second day of Manawatu's Hawke cup defence v Northland at Fitzherbert park. Batsman for Manawatu is Mitch Renwick, Northland players are left Ben Hyde & right Brad Wilson

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

United bowler Matthew Thomas bowls to Old Boys batter Chad Law.

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

Bizarre fightback saves Cup

Manawatu batsman Mitch Renwick scored a crucial 50 in their second innings as they defended the Hawke Cup against Northland at Fitzherbert Park.

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

Manawatu's batting boosted

Manawatu's Dave Meiring.

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 defending the Hawke Cup in a three-day game v Taranaki. Play was rained off.

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

Manawatu defending the Hawke Cup in a three-day game v Taranaki.

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

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