Scott Kuggeleijn capped his return season with Northern Districts when named their cricketer of the year.
Wicket-taking work of new ball combination been key to Knights' one-day success, coach says.
Star fast bowler Trent Boult and all-rounder Anton Devcich poised to bolster Knights for one-day final.
ND will face a fired up Firebirds side after the Wellington side crushed the Wizards in Christchurch.
Coach James Pamment is backing his Knights to bounce back strongly against the Wizards.
The Northern Knights grabbed a victory they did not have much right to possess yesterday.
Northland's Rory Christopherson has been thrown the wicketkeeping gloves for the Northern Knights' one-day match against the Wellington Firebirds in Hamilton today.
A fourth consecutive victory has seen the Northern Knights extend their lead in the domestic one-day competition.
Knights win a low scoring encounter at the Basin Reserve to give them the one-day competition lead.
The Northern Knights scored a last-over win in their domestic one-day encounter against the Otago Volts in Hamilton
It's been the story of Northern Districts' season and another horrible batting display has them firmly on the back foot.
When BJ Watling walked onto the Basin Reserve at 94-5 pure survival and nudging the test into a fourth day were his only thoughts.
Rob Hart retired from cricket young, but is enjoying life away from the game.
Corey Anderson turned heads again yesterday, but only because his Indian Premier League reserve price was set so low.
Northern Spirit seam bowler Felicity Leydon-Davis is in line for her White Ferns debut.
Daryl Mitchell and Scott Kuggeleijn are the sons of two Hamilton sporting families. On Saturday, they joined forces.
Mitchell and Kuggeleijn see Knights home
ND have won the domestic T20 title and a shot at Champions League qualification.
The key all-rounder is keen to lead from the front for Knights in finals weekend.
James Pamment frustrated by the withdrawal of Anderson and Southee for crucial playoff match.
A couple more good performances could have the Knights on track to deliver a much-needed cash injection.
IAN ANDERSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsNorthern Knights blasted their way one match closer to the Twenty20 grand final in Hamilton.
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.
LATEST: Northern Knights coach says he's ''following my gut feeling'.
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.
The Knights had their day, even if the celebrations were muted in comparison, writes Ian Anderson.
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.
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.