Pitch to improve cricket ground

Fitzherbert Park groundsman Andy May prepares the wicket ahead of Central Districts' one-day game against Otago in January.

Reclaiming the glory days planned for Fitzherbert Park.

Bartholomew scoops big prize

Fraser Bartholomew and new-ball bowling partner Liam Pinfold. Bartholomew is the reigning Horowhenua-Kapiti player of ...

Bartholomew took the H-K player of the season crown.

Worker forces way back into Black Caps

Central Districts batsman George Worker was rewarded for his top summer with re-selection in the New Zealand team.

George Worker responded with the bat and responded well.

Paraparaumu take triple crown

The Paraparaumu Cricket Club senior A side after their Coastal Challenge Cup win. They had cause to celebrate again on ...

Paraparaumu Cricket Club has completed a perfect three weeks, and four ticks on the wall, with a victory in the Horowhenua-Kapiti two-day cricket final. 

Cricket-mad school amongst the runs

Kairanga School pupils and teachers were delighted to receive new cricket gear from ANZ.

Palmerston North's Kairanga School scored with new ANZ Dream Big cricket gear for its keen players.

Jesse Ryder ton upsets Canty

Central Stags batsman Jesse Ryder smashes the ball through midwicket.

Former Black Cap serves up a reminder of his class as Central Stags score an upset win over Canterbury.

Historic win remembered

Victor Pollard and Bryan Yuile at Palmerston North Boys' High School in 2014, with rector Dave Bovey, himself a former ...

Spin twins recall beating the Australians 50 years ago.

Another ton for Fulton

Veteran Canterbury batsman Peter Fulton scored his 19th first-class century on day one of their Plunket Shield clash ...

There was a century for Peter Fulton and five wickets for Joe Walker in Tuesday's Plunket Shield action.

From back-benches to backyard oval

Farmer Ben McKelvie's Omanuka Oval backyard cricket pitch is to host the parliamentary cricket team.

Manawatu backyard cricket pitch to host the parliamentary cricket team.

Taylor too good to be dropped

Ross Taylor can afford to leave if he wants.

OPINION: Ross Taylor always seems to be hung out, as if he's still paying penance.

Stags embracing underdog tag

Central Stags allrounder George Worker leads the Ford Trophy competition in run scoring.

"I hope people are counting us out because that will work in our favour."

Bruce eager to take on 'household names'

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He's hit 170 runs in his past two innings. Now, Tom Bruce is looking forward to carry that form onto the international stage.

Bruce firmly focused on playoffs

Tom Bruce showed his versatility for the Black Caps earlier in the year, donning the wicket-keeping gloves.

"You've just got to play for the Stags and not look too far ahead. What will be will be."

Taylor returns for must-win match

Ross Taylor scored his 16th ODI century in the third Chappell-Hadlee match against Australia.

Central Stags boosted with Ross Taylor returning fresh off his 16th one-day international hundred.

Australias cricket condescension

The 1981 "underarm incident" involving Greg Chappell's is not Swainson's main beef with Australian cricket.

OPINION: We were deemed beneath Australia and not just on the map, writes Richard Swainson.

'Region-like feeling' needed - Subasinghe

H-K fast bowlers Fraser Bartholomew and Liam Pinfold, part of the side's young brigade.

Culture change, red-ball cricket and player retention crucial for future of Horowhenua-Kapiti cricket.

Bright future for Te Tomo

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Bailey Te Tomo.

The 17-year-old debuted for Horowhenua-Kapiti recently.

Stags better for 'learning curve'

The Central Stags stand dejected after their loss in the Super Smash final against the Wellington Firebirds.

"We'll dissect this a million times over the next five days, so we'll learn from it and move on."

Patel stars in Firebirds win video

Jeetan Patel.

The Wellington Firebirds have won the domestic Twenty20 cricket title.

Tom Bruce wants more video

New Zealand's Tom Bruce celebrates his 50 in the second T20 at Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui on Friday.

Rookie admits being the first Black Cap from Te Kuiti is a small claim to fame but he hopes it's just the start.

Ryder recovered and ready

Jesse Ryder will play for the Central Stags in the Super Smash Final.

He's had one innings in the competition, but Jesse Ryder could be key to a Stags victory.

Stags ready for fiery final

Mahela Jayawardene and the Central stags are relaxed heading into the Super Smash final.

The Central Stags are ready to break a seven-year T20 title drought.

CD A remain unbeaten

Mitch Renwick not had a good start to the  New Zealand Provincial A one day competition with the bat.

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.

Cricket ground debuts

Ben McKelvie hopes his "field of dreams" stands up to its first game on Saturday.

"I made 100 on the backyard at Ben's" could be the song of the summer.

Worker called into Black Caps

George Worker's form for the Stags has been rewarded with a call up to the Black Caps.

Manawatu all-rounder George Worker has been called into the Black Caps for their remaining two Twenty20s against Bangladesh.

'That's cricket' says Bruce

Tom Bruce plays a shot off the front foot in his T20 debut for the Black Caps.

No hard feelings for new Black Cap Tom Bruce following unfortunate dismissal in debut.

Firebirds, Kings into semifinals

The Canterbury Kings sneaked into the final playoff spot by net run rate.

In a day full of possibilities, it was Wellington and Canterbury who reaped the rewards.

Trading a stick for a bat video

Manawatu Standard reporter Kirsty Lawrence has a go at cricket.

Who knew cricket could be so tough? How a first-timer fared with the pads on.

Ryder returns, Taylor sits out

Jess Ryder returns for the Central Stags on Tuesday.

With Tom Bruce called into the Black Caps the Central Stags have found a more than capable replacement.

Another crack in black delights Wheeler

Ben Wheeler in action during his third Black Caps appearance against England in 2015.

Ben Wheeler wants more of the action as Black Caps shift focus to Twenty20 series.

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