New Zealand

Rain Brings Early End To New Zealand Tour Game

The expected rain arrived early in the afternoon to bring an early end to New Zealand's final warm-up match ahead of next week's first Test, and thus deny Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor the opportunity to add to their tally of a single innings on tour. The New Zealanders did finally dismiss Joe Root in the play that was possible in the morning but not before he had made 179.
12 May 2013

Bresnan, Swann Back For Opening New Zealand Test

England have recalled bowlers Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan to their 12-man squad for the opening Test against New Zealand, which begins on Thursday (16th May). Both men missed the winter series in New Zealand to undergo elbow surgery but they have made successful returns to action with their counties and are back in contention for selection.
11 May 2013

C4C VI Team Take On Thames Ditton CC In Unique Match

Thames Ditton Cricket Club will be taking on a blind and partially sighted team from Cricket for Change in a T20 Blind Cricket match to take place at 13.00 on Thames Ditton Green on Sunday 12th May 2013. Phil Tufnell's Cricket for Change team have challenged the local side, Thames Ditton CC to a game with a difference: they will all be blind-folded.
9 May 2013

Pudsey Congs Remain Only Unbeaten Team

Pudsey Congs are the only unbeaten side in the First Division after their 40-run win at Cleckheaton while Pudsey St Lawrence, Hanging Heaton and Woodlands lost their first matches of the season. Congs recovered from losing their two wickets in the first three balls of the match to former Yorkshire pace bowler James Lee and were in further trouble at 73-6 before former Cleckheaton player Ed Walmsley (38) and wicket keeper Jack Seddon (46) led a recovery...
9 May 2013

Leaning Helps York Beat Sheffield United

Yorkshire second team batsman Jack Leaning scored his second century of the season with an unbeaten 119 to help York beat Sheffield United by 144 runs. Leaning and Liam McKendry shared an opening stand of 113, McKendry scoring 57 and his younger brother Ryan making an undefeated 66.
8 May 2013

Wagner, Bracewell Bowl New Zealanders To Victory

New Zealand got their tour of England off to a winning start with an impressive 107-run win over Derbyshire inside three days at the County Ground. On the final day, Derbyshire had been set 335 to win but were comfortably beaten as Neil Wagner took five wickets and Doug Bracewell three.
6 May 2013

Pudsey Clubs Set The JCT 600 Bradford League Pace

The Pudsey clubs - Congs and St Lawrence - are setting the pace in the JCT 600 Bradford League First Division along with the two other unbeaten clubs Hanging Heaton and defending champions Woodlands.
2 May 2013

Defending Champions York Off To A Flyer

Defending champions York have sent a strong message to would be challengers in the Yorkshire ECB Premier League, topping the 300 mark for the second week in a row as they thrashed Castleford by 166 runs at Clifton Park.
1 May 2013

England, New Zealand Women Set For West Indies Tri-Series

West Indies Women will host England Women and New Zealand Women for a Twenty20 International tri-series in October in Barbados. West Indies will play New Zealand in three One-Day Internationals in Jamaica while England will stay on following the tri-series to also play three ODIs in Trinidad and Tobago.
18 April 2013

Central Contracts For Four New Zealand Women

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have given one-year professional contracts to Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Sian Ruck and Sara McGlashan as the first women to earn such deals. The contracts are part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NZC and the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association (NZCPA) and will allow the players to train full-time.
16 April 2013

Pietersen Ruled Out Of New Zealand Tests

England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the two-match Test series against New Zealand that begins in May due to his knee injury. Bone bruising to the right knee forced him to miss both the final Test against New Zealand in Auckland in March and the Indian Premier League.
16 April 2013

New Zealand Name Women's Squad

New Zealand have named a squad of 26 women ahead of a busy 2013-14 season which includes home and away series against the West Indies and the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. The team travels to the West Indies in October and before that will take part in a number of training camps, the first of which will be in May.
10 April 2013

Heroic Last-Day Effort Salvages Draw For England

Auckland 2013 can go down alongside Cardiff and Centurion 2009 as well as Cape Town 2010 as one of England's finest rearguard efforts after they defied everything New Zealand had to bat through the final day of the third Test at Eden Park. Resuming on 90 for four, they made it to lunch on 158 for five but a century from Matthew Prior, and a nervous final few moments after New Zealand had taken two wickets in three balls to expose Monty Panesar, saw England draw the match, and ensure the series was tied 0-0.
26 March 2013

Bairstow To Replace Pietersen In Decisive Auckland Test

Yorkshire batsman Jonathan Bairstow will make his sixth Test appearance on Friday after England captain Alastair Cook confirmed he would play in place of the injured Kevin Pietersen. Pietersen has been ruled out due to the nagging knee injury that has been hampering him all tour and England have opted to play Bairstow, a specialist batsman instead of being tempted to play an extra bowler in Chris Woakes, Graham Onions or James Tredwell.
21 March 2013

Knee Injury Rules Pietersen Out Of Final Test, IPL 2013

Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of England's decisive third and final Test against New Zealand after suffering an injury to his right knee. The problem has developed since arrival in New Zealand and he is now going to miss the Indian Premier League as a result.
20 March 2013

Bracewell Poised For Return To New Zealand Squad

Fast bowler Doug Bracewell is poised to return to New Zealand's squad ahead of the decisive third Test against England in Auckland, which begins on Friday (22nd March), should he get through a domestic game without any problems. Bracewell was, somewhat embarrassingly, unavailable for the opening two matches, which were both drawn, after he cut his foot while cleaning up following a house party.
19 March 2013

No Break In The Weather As Wellington Test Drawn

The second Test between England and New Zealand in Wellington was drawn after no play was possible on the final day at the Basin Reserve. With New Zealand unable to continue from a score of 162 for two in their second innings, the series remains level at 0-0 heading into the final Test in Auckland, which begins on Friday (22nd March).
18 March 2013

New Zealand Unchanged Ahead Of Second Test

New Zealand have named an unchanged squad ahead of the second Test against England, which gets underway in Wellington on Thursday (14th March). Fast bowler Doug Bracewell has not recovered from the foot injury that ruled him out of the opening game, which ended in a draw in Dunedin.
11 March 2013

Finn, Trott Dig In To Secure Draw For England

England successfully batted through the final day of the opening Test against New Zealand in Dunedin to salvage a morale-boosting draw. Such a result looked a long way off when they were bowled out for 167 on day two but after New Zealand declared on 460 for nine, England amassed 421 for six in their second innings.
10 March 2013

Swann Set For Operation, Opening Day Washed Out

The opening day of the first Test between England and New Zealand saw no play at all due to rain and bad light at Dunedin's University Oval. New Zealand handed left-arm spinner Bruce Martin and opening batsman Hamish Rutherford their Test debuts while England were forced to replace Graeme Swann with Monty Panesar.
6 March 2013


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