New Zealand

Finn Leads England To Series-Clinching Win

England's bowlers combined to skittle New Zealand for just 185 in the deciding One-Day International at Eden Park. On another ground with ridiculously short boundaries, none of New Zealand's batsmen, bar the in-form Brendon McCullum, were able to take advantage as Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann backed up incisive opening spells from James Anderson and Steven Finn.
23 February 2013

MCC World Committee To Meet In New Zealand

The MCC World Cricket Committee will break new ground when it meets in New Zealand for the first time later this month in Auckland. The two-day meeting will be held on 25th and 26th February and chaired by former England captain Mike Brearley, will be the first at which former West Indian captain Jimmy Adams will be in attendance.
22 February 2013

Thumb Surgery Rules Guptill Out Of Test Series

New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill will miss the final One-Day International and then all three Tests against England to undergo an operation on his injured thumb. He will go under the knife next week to repair ligament damage to his left thumb, an injury he picked up earlier in the series.
21 February 2013

Top-Order Batsmen Help England Level ODI Series

England's top-order batsmen comfortably overhauled New Zealand's 269 to square the One-Day International series in Napier. Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott and Joe Root all passed 50 as England chased down their target with 14 balls to spare. Ross Taylor and Brendon McCullum had helped the home side recover from a sluggish start, which had seen them drift to 143 for four after 36 overs, with a swashbuckling stand of 100 in less than 10 overs.
20 February 2013

Hiscox Launch Cricket Club Insurance

Specialist insurer Hiscox has launched a niche insurance policy designed to cater for the bespoke needs of UK Cricket Clubs. The new product, ClubCricketCover, is available from 18 February 2013 through sports insurance broker, Mead Sport and Leisure Limited ("Mead").
19 February 2013

Ronchi To Lead New Zealand XI, Vincent Retires

Wicket-keeper Luke Ronchi will captain the New Zealand XI which will take on England in a four-day tour game in Queenstown ahead of the three-match Test series. Former Australian international Ronchi also played in the Twenty20 warm-ups against the tourists and experienced quick bowler Mark Gillespie is also selected.
19 February 2013

Southee Returns To New Zealand Side

New Zealand have called up Hamish Rutherford and Tim Southee to replace the injured pair of Martin Guptill and Mitchell McClenaghan for the second ODI against England. Guptill, who could yet return for the third game in Auckland, sustained a hamstring injury during yesterday's win in Hamilton, while McClenaghan picked up a side strain and has been ruled out for the remainder of the series.
18 February 2013

McCullum Powers New Zealand To Victory

Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill played starring roles as New Zealand beat England by three wickets in the first One-Day International in Hamiton. McCullum and Williamson scored half-centuries while Guptill played through the pain to steer New Zealand home, overhauling England's 258 with seven balls to spare.
17 February 2013

England Smash New Zealand To Clinch T20 Series

England clinched a 2-1 Twenty20 International series win over New Zealand in emphatic style, crushing the Black Caps by 10 wickets in the decisive match in Wellington. After New Zealand reached 139 for eight, England raced to 143 without loss in just 12.4 overs as openers Michael Lumb and Alex Hales scored unbeaten half-centuries.
15 February 2013

England Beat New Zealand In Final Super Six Game

England Women beat New Zealand Women by 15 runs in the final Super Six match of the Women's World Cup in a match that was a repeat of the final four years ago. Events elsewhere in Mumbai, where the West Indies beat Australia, confirmed that neither of this sides can go any further in the tournament, but that didn't stop them producing an entertaining game.
13 February 2013

McCullum Leads New Zealand To Comfortable Win

A brilliant innings of 74 from New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum helped his side level the Twenty20 series against England at Hamilton's Seddon Park. McCullum stopped the Black Caps innings from being derailed by a cluster of wickets and smashed 38 off the final two overs. Three sixes came off the penultimate over from England skipper Stuart Broad, with Jade Dernbach's final over yielding 16 runs as James Franklin slapped the last ball for four.
12 February 2013

West Indies Beat New Zealand To Stay In World Cup Hunt

West Indies are as close to a Women's World Cup final as they have ever been thanks to a 48-run win over New Zealand in their penultimate Super Six game in Mumbai. Their destiny now lies in their own hands after they defended a score of 207 for nine by dismissing New Zealand for 159 in 44.3 overs.
11 February 2013

Record-Breaking England Ease To 40-Run Win

England made the most of perfect batting conditions to pile up their highest ever T20 total on the way to victory over New Zealand in the opening T20 International at Eden Park. On a drop-in pitch which Eoin Morgan described as the best he had ever played on and at a ground with ridiculously short straight boundaries, big scores were always likely. England didn't disappoint and racked up 214 for seven despite none of their batsmen passing 50 and then restricted the Black Caps to 174 for nine.
9 February 2013

New Zealand Seamers Give Side Easy Win

Following their wins over England and India, Sri Lanka Women were brought back down to earth with a thrashing at the hands of New Zealand Women in their first super six match. The White Ferns seam attack of Sian Ruck and Lea Tahuhu did the bulk of the damage as they were bundled out for just 103, with openers Frances Mackay and Suzie Bates then adding 71 to put New Zealand well on the way to victory.
8 February 2013

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


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