Stuff – Black Caps coach Gary Stead has some special memories at the home of cricket going back to 1990 when he was a part of the ground staff.


  • OPINION: Eoin Morgan can set himself apart from all other England captains by winning the World Cup.
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  • I can believe the regeneration of this team because if you go back four years ago and read my columns from that last World Cup you will see that I believed then we had the players to be dangerous in 50-over cricket.
  • England did the research and told them they had to be in the top three in the rankings going into a World Cup, which meant at least two years of consistency; winning in different conditions against the best teams.
  • This World Cup is England’s to win and for Morgan to write his name in history.

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