The Central Stags were forced to follow-on in their Plunket Shield match against the Northern Knights this afternoon.
The Knights 12 to take on the Central Stags features a whopping nine players who have represented the Black Caps.
The Northern Knights have made one change to their squad for Tuesday's HRV Twenty20 match against the Wellington Firebirds.
The Otago Volts gained rapid revenge in their Twenty20 match against the Northern Knights at Seddon Park in Hamilton, winning by three wickets.
Black Caps pacemen Tim Southee and Trent Boult are poised to return to action with the Northern Knights.
Northern Districts have signed Australians Ben Laughlin and Daniel Harris as import players for their Twenty20 side.
The lack of a big individual score handicapped the Northern Knights in their opening Plunket Shield match today.
Daniel Vettori will make his return to first-class cricket tomorrow.
Corey Anderson and Anton Devcich scored their first centuries for New Zealand, just days after Luke Ronchi did the same on New Zealand's A tour of India.
Bay of Plenty seamer Tony Goodin is the latest newcomer to the Northern Knights contract list.
The inclusion of five Northern Knights in the New Zealand Cricket contract list this week has given the association added shopping power.
Hamilton born-and-bred Kuggeleijn will put genuine pace attack back in team, says new coach.
Avid basketball fan Brent Arnel picked up a prized double-double at Northern Districts Cricket's annual prizegiving.
Northern Knights veteran says injury played no part in decision to retire from all cricket.
IAN ANDERSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsA desire to further improve as a coach led Grant Bradburn to step down after five seasons in charge of the Northern Knights.
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The Northern Knights have one game left to try and grab the top qualifying spot for the domestic one-day series.
Long-serving skipper James Marshall played a key role as the Northern Knights made it three from three in the Ford Trophy yesterday.
Expect a bold approach from a Northern Knights team stacked with star performers when they start their Ford Trophy quest tomorrow.
Another fine knock from Daryl Mitchell wasn't enough to help the Northern Knights halt the Central Stags draw closer to clinching the Plunket Shield in Nelson today.
A bizarre move
Northern Districts' move to bring in veteran Daryl Tuffey for the remainder of their Twenty20 campaign has hit a raw nerve with some of the squad.
Hopes of a home Twenty20 final for the Northern Knights took a Big Bash at the weekend.
Black Caps players come and go from the Plunket Shield every season, so a first-class title cannot be won by relying on a team's big names.
The Knights had their day, even if the celebrations were muted in comparison, writes Ian Anderson.
EVAN PEGDEN - © Fairfax NZ NewsYoung Black Caps batting star Kane Williamson guided Northern Districts to their first Plunket Shield victory of the season.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsA fantastic double from Luke Ronchi failed to have much impact on the Northern Knights' charge to victory against the Firebirds.
Luke Ronchi's much-awaited New Zealand debut could happen as early as next month.
The Northern Knights squandered an ideal opportunity to win their fourth consecutive HRV Cup match in Hamilton last night.
The debatable maxim "never change a winning side" gets a theory test tonight when the Northern Knights chase a fourth successive win.
The Northern Knights will be without Daniel Vettori and James Foster for their HRV Cup clash tomorrow night against the Canterbury Wizards.
Too early in the season to roll out the "useless tossers" joke?
Northern Districts chief executive David Cooper has been handed the daunting task of "transforming and elevating the profile" of domestic cricket.
IAN ANDERSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe three-month duration of the domestic Twenty20 competition may limit the use of imported stars.
IAN ANDERSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsNorthern Knights coach Grant Bradburn predicts a big future for teenage legspinner Ish Sodhi.
IAN ANDERSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsA busy summer for their Black Caps representatives may force the Northern Knights to enter the market for overseas players again as they chase a first Twenty20 title.
Daniel Flynn's not upset his planned English county excursion is on hold.
Nicola Browne is returning to international cricket with a renewed energy she never imagined she'd find.
The Plunket Shield triumph sealed by the Knights yesterday meant Northern Districts have achieved both of their significant goals this season – producing Black Caps and winning trophies.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsHinuera have made it a triple treat to end the Waikato Valley club cricket season.
A rampaging Daniel Flynn signed off from his Northern Knights duties this season with a record-equalling century as he helped push his side closer to the Plunket Shield title yesterday.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsCompetition for a place in Hamilton club cricket's Howden Cup final is still alive going into the last weekend of play in the Eddy Marr Bowl one and two-day round-robin competition.
The Northern Knights' pace stocks have been bolstered for their crucial Plunket Shield clash against the Wellington Firebirds starting tomorrow.
Hillcrest High School's first XI have taken the prestigious Dave Hoskin Trophy off long-time holders St Peter's School in Waikato secondary schools cricket.
IAN ANDERSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Northern Knights' pace stocks have been bolstered for their crucial Plunket Shield clash against the Wellington Firebirds starting tomorrow.
Paceman Tim Southee received a ringing endorsement from New Zealand cricket's senior statesman Daniel Vettori.
The Northern Knights will find out if their depth of talent is good enough to win the Plunket Shield after a tense draw with the Otago Volts yesterday.
It's no secret the Black Caps batsmen are in for a challenge against the South African test bowlers.
While the Black Caps' future of Jesse Ryder is now highly questionable, the international prospects of Daniel Flynn are getting brighter by the week.
The Northern Knights may have to get creative if they wish to snare an outright victory in their sixth round Plunket Shield match in Hamilton.
The Northern Knights are expecting to field three Black Caps test players for the start of their four-day Plunket Shield match in Hamilton today – but don't know how long they'll have them.