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Cricket: Pat Cummins gets two wickets, England 196-4 at stumps on Day 1

Pat Cummins picked up two vital wickets to restore some confidence in Australia's pace trio after a pair of unheralded batsmen grinded through most of the opening day of the Ashes series to help England reach 196-4 at stumps.James...

Leading duo clash as international duty creates intriguing Plunket Shield fifth round

Wellington and Central Districts will put their undefeated records on the line as they battle for Plunket Shield ascendancy on Friday.

Ashes newcomers show defiance for England

Alastair Cook fell cheaply but Mark Stoneman and James Vince showed impressive defiance in their Ashes debuts to steer England to 59 for one at lunch on the first day of the series-opening test in Brisbane on Thursday.

Wellington Firebirds sign former England international Samit Patel for Twenty20 season

The Wellington Firebirds have bolstered their squad for the upcoming Twenty20 season, bringing in former England international Samit Patel.

Where are the female umpires in New Zealand men’s cricket?

Good enough to umpire women all over the world but not good enough to umpire men's first-class cricket in New Zealand.

Hamish Bennett called into New Zealand A side for Adam Milne

Wellington pace bowler Hamish Bennett has been rewarded for his strong Plunket Shield form with a late call-up to the New Zealand A side.

Cricket: Adam Milne out of tour opener

Luckless fast bowler Adam Milne is injured again.The Central Districts quick has pulled out of the New Zealand A side to play the West Indies at Lincoln in the three-day tour opener starting on Saturday.He has felt stiffness in...

England’s Moeen Ali holds key to both teams’ Ashes hopes

OPINION: There will be times over the coming five days when Stuart Broad is bowling to David Warner or Nathan Lyon to Alastair Cook, and it looks like Ashes cricket as usual.

Old scars irrelevant – James Anderson ready to walk the talk in the Ashes

As England and Australia prepare to contest the Ashes, starting Thursday at the Gabba in Brisbane, England paceman James Anderson explains he couldn't care less what his rivals think of him.

Cricket: Ashes captains on collision course

Seldom if ever can two Ashes captains been so outwardly similar as Steve Smith and Joe Root — at least not since the Victorian era, when captains of Australia and England wore waistcoats and moustaches, and both professed themselves...


Bairstow’s maiden ton fires England to West Indies win

Defeat for West Indies means former champions will have to qualify for 2019 World CupEngland's Jonny Bairstow celebrates his century.