Right concept, wrong colours

Senior cricketer Jarrod Englefield is happy to place his bat over the Wairau logo when he poses for photos in his Cavaliers uniform.

For someone who doesn’t feel particularly comfortable in his uniform, Jarrod Englefield is doing pretty well for the Wairau Cavaliers.

10,000 reasons to smile

Greg Stretch.

Greg Stretch knocked off an individual milestone then set about doing his Wairau Valley team a major service during senior club Twenty20 cricket on Wednesday evening.

The tale behind the fairytale

There is not a spare bed in town and the Craddock Park boundary is expected to be packed with spectators, marquees and temporary viewing positions

For the first time in their 106-year history, little-known Buller achieved something no-one thought possible. How did they do it?

North Otago's unexpected challenge

Buller celebrate their Hawke Cup win. They insist their makeshift venue will be suitable for the defence of their crown.

Buller insist venue for historic Hawke Cup cricket defence in Westport will be ready for North Otago's challenge.

Drinks Trolley serves up a win

Drinks Trolley

Drinks Trolley used weight of numbers to sail to victory in race four of the Oddies Marine Summer Twilight Series on a windy evening in the Marlborough Sounds on Tuesday.

Blenheim girls lead small swim team

Geena Langlois on her way to a fourth place finish in the final of the girls’ 100m breaststroke at the Swimming Nelson Marlborough Age Group Championships last week, in Nelson.

The Blenheim Swimming Club were outnumbered at the Swimming Nelson Marlborough Age Group Championships, but individual team members returned some large medal hauls.

South Island success

Marlborough dressage rider Sarah Wadworth and mount Faemoss B.W at the South Island Festival of Dressage in Christchurch.

Wet weather didn't prevent some major success for Marlborough riders and their mounts at the South Island Festival of Dressage in Christchurch, January 28-30.

No last round heroics for Marlborough


Val Symes of Marlborough in action against Nelson during the representatives match at Stoke Bowling Club on Sunday.

Marlborough’s rep bowlers couldn’t match it with their Nelson counterparts over the weekend, with the hosts taking out both men’s and women’s sections of the Romano-Jones Shield contests at the Stoke Bowling Club.

Trading fairways for bush tracks

Emily Stenhouse during the Tarawera Ultra Marathon on Saturday.

Marlborough rep golfer Emily Stenhouse found herself on a new type of course on Saturday.

Record entries for regional swim meet

Tasman's Sam McKenzie produced a gilt-edged performance at the Swimming Nelson Marlborough age-group champs.

Sam McKenzie and Cassie Hagan each won 13 gold medals to help the Tasman Swim Club to a convincing points win at the Swimming Nelson Marlborough age group championships in Nelson at the weekend.


Crusaders hail rookies' win over Reds

Codie Taylor of the Crusaders is tackled during the Super Rugby pre-season match against the Reds in Brisbane.

The Crusaders will introduce more of their All Blacks for Thursday's game against the Highlanders near Gore after a rousing first-up pre-season win over the Reds in Brisbane.

Top rugby action in Blenheim

Crusaders lock JImmy Tupou and Hurricanes lock James Broadhurst contest a lineout during their Super Rugby match at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

"If we get a good turn out and there's lots of support, maybe it'll only be five or six years rather than 12."

New Makos coach gets to work

New Tasman head coach Leon MacDonald is already well under way with this season's planning.

New Tasman Makos head coach Leon MacDonald is already well-advanced in his planning for the season ahead.

Tasman off the pace at nationals

Tasman's Andrew Knewstubb attempts to bring down Canterbury's Jesse Houston at the National Sevens in Rotorua International Stadium.

Rotorua has been no sevens heaven for Tasman but at least the women's team get to take home some silverware.

Valley climb to top of table

Renwick opener Rikki Bovey slams the ball through the off side during Wednesday's Twenty20 match at Horton Park. The Wairau Valley keeper is Matthew Stretch.

Criterion Hotel Wairau Valley moved to the top of the Marlborough senior Twenty20 table with a comprehensive victory over Guthrie Bowron Renwick at Horton Park on Wednesday evening.

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