New Zealand

Buttler And Morgan Hit Fifties In England Defeat

New Zealand XI held their nerve to beat England off the final ball of the final warm-up match ahead of the first Twenty20 International on Saturday. Tom Latham led the home side's run chase with 64 off only 38 balls, but a clatter of wickets threatened to derail their run chase. However, Matt Henry hit the required single from the last delivery bowled by Jade Dernbach to complete a thrilling win.
6 February 2013

Broad Hat-Trick, Buttler Heroics As England Win

Stuart Broad took a hat-trick and Jos Buttler struck an unbeaten 57 in just 24 balls as England opened their tour of New Zealand with a 46-run win in their rescheduled opening Twenty20 warm-up game. Playing a New Zealand XI, they racked up 186 for three with Eoin Morgan (48) and Luke Wright (44) also making contributions before Broad's three for 22 saw the home side dismissed for 140 in reply.
5 February 2013

Darren Gough And Paul Nixon Back Grassroots Cricket Campaign

Cricket whites across the UK and Ireland are set to get even whiter as AEG prepares to be bowled over by entries to its 2013 Grassroots cricket campaign, where teams can win new kits, washing machines, and the chance to train at Lord's with their sporting heroes.
4 February 2013

England To Try Again After Warm-Up Washout

England's opening warm-up game on their tour of New Zealand was abandoned after less than 10 overs and will be replayed tomorrow (5th February). New Zealand XI had raced to 70 for one in 9.1 overs before the rain arrived and no further play was possible.
4 February 2013

Bates Stars Again In Another Big New Zealand Win

New Zealand Women booked their place in the Super Sixes of the Women's World Cup with a comprehensive seven-wicket win over Pakistan Women in Cuttack. After Pakistan were dismissed for just 104, New Zealand raced to 108 for three, completing victory with Suzie Bates unbeaten on 65.
3 February 2013

Taylor And Ellis Return For England Visit

New Zealand have kept faith with the limited-overs squads that provided a modicum of success on their otherwise disappointing tour of South Africa. Largely the same groups of players will do battle in three Twenty20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals against England, which begin on 9th February in Auckland.
1 February 2013

Sri Lanka Stun England, Wins For Australia, New Zealand

World Cup upsets don't come much bigger than this. Tournament outsiders Sri Lanka should have been no match for reigning champions England but won a thriller in Mumbai by one wicket, wicket-keeper Dilani Manodara hitting the last ball for six. There were also wins for Australia over Pakistan and New Zealand over South Africa.
1 February 2013

ICC Confirms TAPP Funding For New Zealand

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has been awarded US$ 1.8 million, spread over three years, by the International Cricket Council (ICC) through its Targeted Assistance and Performance Programme (TAPP). NZC plans to use the money to develop a programme of 'A' team cricket and the development of coaching and sports science expertise.
31 January 2013

Women's World Cup Preview - New Zealand

Although this New Zealand side bears plenty of resemblance to the one that finished as runners-up to England four years ago, their progress since then has been disappointing. The team that won the trophy in 2000 has won just 13 ODIs since the 2009 tournament, where they beat England en route to the final, which they lost by four wickets.
30 January 2013

New Zealand Hold On To Beat Reigning Champions

The last time England met New Zealand in a Women's World Cup match, the 2009 final was won by England batting second, but in this warm-up for the 2013 event, New Zealand held on to win by 13 runs. Half-centuries from Sara McGlashan and Lucy Doolan helped the White Ferns made 223 and despite Danielle Hazell taking five wickets and Lydia Greenway scoring 51, England were defeated when they were bowled out for 210.
29 January 2013

Women's World Cup History - New Zealand 1982

The 1982 competition, held in New Zealand, saw Australia successfully defend the title that they won in 1978 with another victory over England in the final in Christchurch. The tournament once again featured an International XI along with India and the other three Test-playing nations, with the five teams playing each other three times in a round-robin format in 60-over aside matches.
28 January 2013

Women's World Cup History - New Zealand 2000

The first year of the new millennium saw hosts New Zealand join England and Australia as winners of the Women's World cup as they triumphed over their Tasman rivals in a thrilling final.
28 January 2013

McLaren Takes South Africa Home In Thriller

Ryan McLaren hit the last ball of the match for six to help South Africa avoid their first ever ODI series whitewash at home. The Proteas' run chase had followed an all too familiar pattern, with a solid start, followed by a mid-innings wobble; only this time McLaren was on hand to ensure that it didn't end in defeat.
25 January 2013

Woakes In For Bresnan As England Name Squads

England have added Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes to their 15-man Test squad to tour New Zealand as Tim Bresnan is to undergo further treatment on his injured elbow. Joe Root has been added to the One-Day International squad, meaning James Taylor will captain the England Lions in Australia while both Craig Kieswetter and Jade Dernbach have been dropped from the One-Day International squad.
24 January 2013

Bates Makes History As New Zealand Take Series

New Zealand Women gave themselves a boost ahead of the World Cup with a seven-wicket win in the decisive third Twenty20 International against Australia Women in St Kilda. Captain Suzie Bates continued her outstanding form with an innings of 67 as the White Ferns chased down a target of 135 with 11 balls to spare, claiming a 2-1 series victory in the process.
24 January 2013

Taylor, Ronchi Included In New Zealand XI To Face England

Ross Taylor has been named in a New Zealand XI which will take on the touring England team in two Twenty20 matches on 4th and 6th February. Taylor opted out of the current tour of South Africa after being relieved of the limited overs captaincy but his inclusion in this side, captained by Andrew Ellis, could see him back in the national colours once the full internationals get underway.
23 January 2013

Amla, Peterson Ruled Out, Elgar Added To Squad

Hashim Amla and Robin Peterson have been ruled out of the third and final One-Day International against New Zealand in Potchefstroom due to injury. Dean Elgar has been added to the squad as cover for Amla, who has a thigh strain while Peterson split the webbing on his right hand during the second game and will be replaced by Aaron Phangiso.
23 January 2013

South Africa Collapse To Defeat After Williamson Ton

It would be tempting to mention the c-word, but perhaps focussing on the five run-outs that caused South Africa's capitulation from a match-winning position to one of defeat would be more appropriate. Of the five, one was farcical, one was unlucky, while the other three were a combination of poor judgement and good ground fielding from New Zealand.
22 January 2013

Amla Out Of Second ODI, Doubtful For Final Game

South African batsman Hashim Amla has been ruled out of the second One-Day International against New Zealand due to a right thigh strain. His late withdrawal adds more pressure to an already understrength batting line-up due to the absence through suspension of captain AB de Villiers.
22 January 2013

One Win Apiece For Australia And New Zealand

St Kilda was treated to a double helping of women's Twenty20 International cricket and with Australia and New Zealand winning a game apiece, Thursday's finale will now be a series decider. New Zealand struck first by winning the opening game by six wickets, Suzie Bates leading the way in an impressive run chase having been set 152 to win. New Zealand batted first in the second game but could only score 132, which proved well within Australia's reach.
22 January 2013

Mr Predictor - Who Will Be England's Next Coach?