Cricket

Player losses leaving 'big hole'

Nelson representative cricket team has lost its regular skipper and leading allrounder BJ Barnett.

Nelson carry southern hopes

Nelson's top indoor cricketers are about to showcase their talents on the national stage

Neynens gets lesson in toughness

Connor Neynens

Nelson cricketer Connor Neynens has been competing against the world's best young players.

Talented, but lacking preparation

OPINION: Kane Williamson is now New Zealand's youngest ODI captain, which all goes to show that where the Black Caps are concerned, absolutely anything can happen.

Wright the wrong man to go

OPINION: Don't you just get that gut-gnawing feeling that the wrong man's leaving?

ICC U-19 stint adds to long season

Connor Neynens

As Nelson's cricketers prepare to store away their gear for the winter, Connor Neynens is about to launch the most significant part of his season.

Three tons hit in day

Three centuries were scored in Saturday's Nelson one-day cricket competition, two of them in one innings and all three in winning causes.

Slowly does it fatal for Wakatu

Matt Macquet

Waimea Toi Toi United's bowlers administered death by strangulation to deliver Wakatu a 38-run loss in yesterday's Kelvin Scoble Trophy one-day cricket final.

Shield crowns excellent season

Nelson's representative cricketers finally received some validation for a successful season with yesterday's four-wicket Newman Shield one-day win over Marlborough.

Motueka lose by a whisker

Blenheim team Celtic made a significant push for pool two honours after securing a dramatic one-wicket win over Motueka in their rain-reduced Kelvin Scoble Trophy one-day cricket match on Saturday.

Drums beat for Nelson young gun

Surprise, surprise. Mitchell Drummond has earned a promotion up Nelson's batting order for Sunday's Newman Shield one-day cricket defence against Marlborough at Saxton Oval.

512 for one a score hard to beat

The Wakatu Cricket Club will be expecting a lot of their Second XI from now on.

Neynens named in national side

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Connor Neynens' disappointment over Nelson's Hawke Cup defeat in Hamilton at the weekend has been partially eased by his selection in the New Zealand under-19 cricket team.

Wakatu too good for Stoke-Nayland

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Stoke-Nayland missed their chance to join Wairau at the top of their pool after suffering a three wicket loss to Wakatu.

Nelson slumps in Hawke Cup

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A dominant final day bowling performance by holders Hamilton has delivered Nelson a mortal lesson in the intricacies of Hawke Cup cricket.

MacDonald 'ruthless'

An ominously clinical Wairau team prevented a Nelson sweep in round two of the Kelvin Scoble Trophy combined one-day cricket competition on Saturday.

The allure of the Hawke

Hawke Cup

In years past, often the most gratifying part of challenging Nelson for the Hawke Cup was the return trip home.

Hawke Cup target for Nelson

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BJ Barnett was barely 15 years old the last time Nelson challenged for the Hawke Cup.

ACOB eager to retain lead

Athletic College Old Boys can go a long way to cementing a finals berth when rounds seven and eight of the Nelson Twenty20 cricket competition are played in Richmond tomorrow.

Nelson stroll to second victory

Nelson maintained their unbeaten record after completing another convincing nine-wicket win over Manawatu on day two of the Central Districts under-14 cricket tournament yesterday.

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