Old Boys end Palmerston's unbeaten stretch

A superb bowling effort from Old Boys handed Palmerston their first two-day loss in two seasons.

Manawatu need rapid form switch

Manawatu will be hoping the real Hawke Cup defence is a better than the dress rehearsal.

Mason makes return

Mike Mason has timed his return to the Manawatu team perfectly for the Hawke Cup.

Blame your top order, not the pitch, for losing

The shine was barely off the cricket ball at Fitzherbert Park last week before we overheard the expected whingeing.

Central opener hits third ton

Manawatu batsman George Worker smashed Central Districts back to the top with another century in Gisborne yesterday.

Age, pace sharpen paceman Adam Milne's focus

An injury to a schoolmate was a turning point for Adam Milne.

Batsman's last home game

Jamie How didn't get to stay long at his own party, but he still had a blast.

Smith gets halfway

A "sexy 50" wasn't enough to satisfy Ben Smith, but it got Central Districts to the top.

Broadmore has a broader smile after phone call

Kate Broadmore is hoping the phone call she took last weekend is a sign she may be in line for a recall to the White Ferns later this month.

Netten made his mark

Basil Netten died after a lengthy illness at his home near Levin on Monday night, aged 75.

Worker fired up

George Worker's return to Central Districts seems to have worked wonders.

Stags short after gallant run chase

Central Stags found 297 runs too much to chase in their second-round match yesterday.

Collier ends Marist's hopes

Old Boys all-rounder Henry Collier smashed his team to their first one-day title in seven seasons yesterday.

U-21s off to mixed start

The Central Districts under-21 women's team have started the Twenty20 competition with a win and a loss.

Manawatu U17s triumph at CD event

The Manawatu under-17 team cricket are the Central Districts champions after winning the tournament in Napier this week.

Renwick fires up team to take a win

A cricket ball

A quickfire half-century from Manawatu's Mitch Renwick gave Central Districts A a six-wicket one-day win over Wellington A at Fitzherbert Park yesterday.

How trading fours for family

Former Central Districts captain Jamie How found a marketing job offer too good to turn down.

Injury sidelines Small

Manawatu fast bowler Bevan Small remains cursed by injury.

Patel's pace to the fore

After just three seasons with Manawatu, Navin Patel has become the spearhead of the bowling attack this summer.

Small's double century a record for Freyberg

A cricket ball

Bevan Small smashed his way into the Freyberg record books and Palmerston's nightmares as he pumped 225 from 109 balls in the penultimate round of one-dayers on Saturday.

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