There was a century for Peter Fulton and five wickets for Joe Walker in Tuesday's Plunket Shield action.
Manawatu backyard cricket pitch to host the parliamentary cricket team.
OPINION: Ross Taylor always seems to be hung out, as if he's still paying penance.
"I hope people are counting us out because that will work in our favour."
He's hit 170 runs in his past two innings. Now, Tom Bruce is looking forward to carry that form onto the international stage.
"You've just got to play for the Stags and not look too far ahead. What will be will be."
Central Stags boosted with Ross Taylor returning fresh off his 16th one-day international hundred.
OPINION: We were deemed beneath Australia and not just on the map, writes Richard Swainson.
Culture change, red-ball cricket and player retention crucial for future of Horowhenua-Kapiti cricket.
The 17-year-old debuted for Horowhenua-Kapiti recently.
"We'll dissect this a million times over the next five days, so we'll learn from it and move on."
The Wellington Firebirds have won the domestic Twenty20 cricket title.
Rookie admits being the first Black Cap from Te Kuiti is a small claim to fame but he hopes it's just the start.
He's had one innings in the competition, but Jesse Ryder could be key to a Stags victory.
The Central Stags are ready to break a seven-year T20 title drought.
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.
"I made 100 on the backyard at Ben's" could be the song of the summer.
Manawatu all-rounder George Worker has been called into the Black Caps for their remaining two Twenty20s against Bangladesh.
No hard feelings for new Black Cap Tom Bruce following unfortunate dismissal in debut.
In a day full of possibilities, it was Wellington and Canterbury who reaped the rewards.
Who knew cricket could be so tough? How a first-timer fared with the pads on.
With Tom Bruce called into the Black Caps the Central Stags have found a more than capable replacement.
Ben Wheeler wants more of the action as Black Caps shift focus to Twenty20 series.
Ross Taylor guides Central Stags to victory over Canterbury Kings.
Tom Bruce wants to see the Central Stags finish the McDonald's Super Smash regular season at the top.
Ross Taylor marked his return from eye surgery with a devastating Twenty20 innings against Auckland.
Ross Taylor thumped 82 runs while Blair Tickner took five wickets as the Central Stags beat the Auckland Aces in New Plymouth.
Ross Taylor has recovered from eye surgery and will resume playing cricket on Thursday with the Central Stags.
Central Districts head north for second game in three days.
The hosts in New Plymouth needed two off the last ball for a stunning victory.