Cricket in New Zealand http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23037/all en Cricket-Black Caps lambasted back home for Cape Town 'shambles' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/cricket-black-caps-lambasted-back-home-cape-town-shambles <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>WELLINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - New Zealand's long-suffering cricket fans had further reason to bury their heads in their hands as they woke up on Thursday to find the Blacks Caps had been skittled for 45 runs in the first test against <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/south-africa">South Africa</a> in Cape Town.</p> <p>Local media described the performance as the worst seen in 30 years, a "humiliation" and a "shambles", while one fan labelled it "an international embarrassment, a truly shocking display of ineptness" on an Internet message board.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/cricket-black-caps-lambasted-back-home-cape-town-shambles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brendon McCullum CDATA Contact Details Cricket Cricket in New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand Cricket New Zealand national cricket team Person Career Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:40:58 +0000 5730971 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-South Africa v New Zealand second test scoreboard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/cricket-south-africa-v-new-zealand-second-test-scoreboard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Scoreboard on the second day of the second test between South Africa and New Zealand at St. George's Park on Saturday. South Africa first innings (overnight 325-4) A. Petersen c Patel b Bracewell 21 G. Smith c Watling b Wagner 54 H. Amla c Watling b Boult 110 J. Kallis c Watling b Bracewell 8 A de Villiers c Williamson b Patel 51 F. du Plessis c McCullum b Munro 137 D.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/cricket-south-africa-v-new-zealand-second-test-scoreboard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in New Zealand Munro South Africa Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:00:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733581 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Cricket-New Zealand earn first series win as South Africa implode http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-cricket-new-zealand-earn-first-series-win-south-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details)</p> <p>By Michael Todt</p> <p>KIMBERLEY, South Africa, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A sublime unbeaten 145 by Kane Williamson led New Zealand to a 27-run victory over the Proteas in the second one-day international on Tuesday to seal their first series win on South African soil.</p> <p>New Zealand, asked to bat first by South African captain Faf du Plessis, reached 279 for eight in their 50 overs after Williamson's brilliant 136-ball innings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-cricket-new-zealand-earn-first-series-win-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in New Zealand New Zealand national cricket team Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:30:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738021 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-New Zealand board supports Ryder's continued exile http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/cricket-new-zealand-board-supports-ryders-continued-exile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 29 (Reuters) - New Zealand's cricket board will continue to support Jesse Ryder during his rehabilitation from personal issues after the burly batsman ruled himself out of playing against England in the upcoming series.</p> <p>Ryder, who stood down from national duties last year after breaking a self-imposed alcohol ban, had been in solid form for Wellington in New Zealand's domestic competitions but has opted to continue his exile.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/cricket-new-zealand-board-supports-ryders-continued-exile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in New Zealand Jesse Ryder Jesse Ryder New Zealand Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 04:15:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740853 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Taylor back in Black Caps squad for England tour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/cricket-taylor-back-black-caps-squad-england-tour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WELLINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Former captain Ross Taylor has returned to the New Zealand squads for this month's one day internationals and Twenty20s against England.</p> <p>Taylor did not tour South Africa after he was dumped as captain late last year by coach Mike Hesson following the tour of Sri Lanka, an incident which prompted a credibility crisis for New Zealand Cricket.</p> <p>The aggressive 28-year-old righthander has only recently returned to first class cricket for Central Districts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/cricket-taylor-back-black-caps-squad-england-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in New Zealand New Zealand national cricket team Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:45:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742399 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: New Zealand win toss and send England into bat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/cricket-new-zealand-win-toss-and-send-england-bat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Zealand won the toss and sent England into bat on the first day of the opening Test at University Oval on Wednesday.</p> <p>New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum said he was looking for early wickets in overcast conditions which are expected to help the Black Caps' seamers swing the ball.</p> <p>England retained Nick Compton as opening batsman, despite his failure in a warm-up loss to a New Zealand XI last week, and called in spinner Monty Panesar after Graeme Swann withdrew at the last minute due to an elbow injury.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/cricket-new-zealand-win-toss-and-send-england-bat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in New Zealand New Zealand national cricket team AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:15:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5774301 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: New Zealand 385 for seven against England http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/cricket-new-zealand-385-seven-against-england <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Zealand were 385 for seven at tea in the opening Test against England at University Oval in Dunedin on Friday.</p> <p>Skipper Brendon McCullum was unbeaten on 35 and Bruce Martin nine not out to give the Black Caps a first innings lead of 218 after Hamish Rutherford scored 171 on debut.</p> <p>James Anderson was the pick of the England bowlers, taking four wickets for 97.</p> <p>ns/mp/mtp</p> Cricket Cricket in New Zealand New Zealand national cricket team AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 02:45:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776787 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Dazzling debut 'just doing my job' says Rutherford http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/cricket-dazzling-debut-just-doing-my-job-says-rutherford <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Zealand's Hamish Rutherford played down his achievement in posting the seventh highest debut in Test history Friday, saying he was just doing his job for the Black Caps.</p> <p>The 23-year-old scored 171 against England in the opening Test at his home ground in Dunedin to put the unfancied New Zealanders in a commanding position against the second-ranked team in Test cricket.</p> <p>"It won't sink in until I get home and have a wee lie down," the quietly-spoken batsman said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/cricket-dazzling-debut-just-doing-my-job-says-rutherford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in New Zealand Hamish Rutherford Human Interest New Zealand national cricket team AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 05:00:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776833 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Bracewell still injured, NZ unchanged for second test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/cricket-bracewell-still-injured-nz-unchanged-second-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUNEDIN, New Zealand, March 11 (Reuters) - New Zealand pace bowler Doug Bracewell has not recovered from a cut foot in time for the second test against England in Wellington, the team said on their website (<a href="http://www.blackcaps.com" title="www.blackcaps.com">www.blackcaps.com</a>) on Monday.</p> <p>New Zealand coach Mike Hesson named an unchanged 13-man squad for the match at the Basin Reserve starting on Thursday with left-arm pace bowler Neil Wagner, who took seven wickets in the drawn first match in Dunedin expected to fill the third seamer role again.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/cricket-bracewell-still-injured-nz-unchanged-second-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in New Zealand New Zealand national cricket team Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 22:30:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5779171 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: New Zealand 'moral victors' in 1st Test: media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/cricket-new-zealand-moral-victors-1st-test-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Black Caps can claim a moral victory in the drawn first Test against England but must maintain consistency to confirm their re-emergence in the Test arena, New Zealand media said Monday.</p> <p>New Zealand went into the Test in Dunedin as underdogs after being thrashed in their last series in South Africa, but dominated England in the opening stages, skittling them for 167 and taking a 293-run first innings lead.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/cricket-new-zealand-moral-victors-1st-test-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in New Zealand Sport in New Zealand AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 02:01:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779261 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: New Zealand win toss and send England into bat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/cricket-new-zealand-win-toss-and-send-england-bat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Zealand won the toss and sent England into bat on the opening day of the second Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Thursday.</p> <p>Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum said he expected the wicket to offer early bounce and he wanted his seam attack to pressure England's batting-line up from the outset.</p> <p>"With our strength lying in our bowling we want to give those guys the greatest opportunity to use any sort of assistance they can get," he said.</p> <p>"We feel that with conditions a little overcast as well, day one provides the best opportunity for that."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/cricket-new-zealand-win-toss-and-send-england-bat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in New Zealand New Zealand national cricket team AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:46:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782746 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: New Zealand v England 2nd Test scoreboard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/cricket-new-zealand-v-england-2nd-test-scoreboard-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scoreboard at lunch on day two of the second Test between New Zealand and England at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Friday.</p> <p>England, first innings (267 for 2 overnight)</p> <p>A. Cook c Fulton b Wagner 17</p> <p>N. Compton c Taylor b Martin 100</p> <p>J. Trott c Watling b Boult 121</p> <p>K. Pietersen not out 68</p> <p>I. Bell c Fulton b Martin 11</p> <p>J. Root c Watling b Martin 10</p> <p>M. Prior not out 15</p> <p>Extras (w5, lb3, nb3) 11</p> <p>Total (5 wkts, 120 overs) 353</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/cricket-new-zealand-v-england-2nd-test-scoreboard-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in New Zealand New Zealand Watling AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:30:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783983 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: England's Broad leaves New Zealand on ropes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/cricket-englands-broad-leaves-new-zealand-ropes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A six-wicket haul by <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/united-kingdom">England</a> paceman Stuart Broad left New Zealand fighting for survival as they were forced to follow on in the second Test at Wellington's Basin Reserve on Saturday.</p> <p>At stumps, with two days remaining, New Zealand were 77 for one in their second innings, requiring a further 134 runs to make England bat again as they struggle to keep the series all square.</p> <p>After the early loss of Hamish Rutherford, Peter Fulton (41 not out) and Kane Williamson (16 not out) negotiated the rest of the final session.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/cricket-englands-broad-leaves-new-zealand-ropes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in New Zealand New Zealand Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 06:15:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785160 at http://www.globalpost.com Rain delays start of final day in second test, play unlikely http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130317/rain-delays-start-final-day-second-test-play-unlikely <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Persistent rain overnight and drizzle on Monday delayed the start of play on the final day of the second test between New Zealand and England at the Basin Reserve.</p> <p>New Zealand's MetService has forecast a southerly change with heavy rain later in the morning, which will all but end any slim chance of play.</p> <p>New Zealand Cricket said a decision on whether the match would be abandoned would not be made until later in the day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130317/rain-delays-start-final-day-second-test-play-unlikely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket in New Zealand Sports Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Mar 2013 21:15:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5786258 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Rain delays play in New Zealand-England Test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/cricket-rain-delays-play-new-zealand-england-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rain delayed play on the final day of the second Test between New Zealand and England at Wellington's Basin Reserve on Monday as a draw looked increasingly likely, with forecasts of drizzle all day.</p> <p>New Zealand are 162 for two in their second innings, still 49 runs in arrears after the tourists enforced the follow-on.</p> <p>Kane Williamson was unbeaten on 55 at stumps on a rain-affected fourth day Sunday and Ross Taylor was 41 not out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/cricket-rain-delays-play-new-zealand-england-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket in New Zealand New Zealand AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:00:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5786281 at http://www.globalpost.com