New Zealand national cricket team http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23039/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 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-Vettori unlikely to be fit for England series http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/cricket-vettori-unlikely-be-fit-england-series <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 30 (Reuters) - Daniel Vettori is unlikely to recover from his Achilles injury in time to be fit for the home series against England, the New Zealand allrounder told local media.</p> <p>Although aiming to play domestic one-day cricket at the end of February, Vettori said he would be unable to play any longer-form games in the leadup to the three-test series, which starts with the first match in Dunedin on March 6.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/cricket-vettori-unlikely-be-fit-england-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Daniel Vettori Daniel Vettori New Zealand national cricket team Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 03:45:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741355 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: Axed New Zealand skipper back to face England http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/cricket-axed-new-zealand-skipper-back-face-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>Sacked New Zealand captain Ross Taylor returned to the Black Caps' fold Friday when he was named in the one-day and Twenty20 squads to face the touring England side this month.</p> <p>Taylor, New Zealand's best batsman, sat out the Black Caps recent trip to South Africa after being dropped as captain in favour of Brendon McCullum in early December.</p> <p>Coach Mike Hesson, a key figure in Taylor's axing, said he was pleased to welcome the 28-year-old back to the national side.</p> <p>"Ross is a world-class batsman who is a key part of the Black Caps side," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/cricket-axed-new-zealand-skipper-back-face-england" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brendon McCullum Cricket New Zealand national cricket team AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 07:45:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743871 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: England thrash N.Zealand in T20 decider http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/cricket-england-thrash-nzealand-t20-decider <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>Alex Hales produced a batting masterclass as England dominated New Zealand with both bat and ball to race to a 10-wicket win in the T20 series decider in Wellington on Friday.</p> <p>Stung by a heavy loss in the second match in Hamilton on Tuesday, England bounced back to restrict New Zealand to 139 for eight after sending the home team into bat, with Stuart Broad and Jade Dernbach bagging three wickets apiece.</p> <p>Hales and fellow opener Michael Lumb then dismantled the New Zealand attack to overhaul the 140-run target in just 12.4 overs in front of a stunned Wellington crowd.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/cricket-england-thrash-nzealand-t20-decider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brendon McCullum Cricket New Zealand national cricket team AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:15:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756465 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Taylor ton boosts New Zealand http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/cricket-taylor-ton-boosts-new-zealand <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>Former captain Ross Taylor returned to form with a century as New Zealand set a challenging target of 270 against England in the second one-day international at McLean Park on Wednesday.</p> <p>The Black Caps, within sight of a series win after a three-wicket win in the opening match in Hamilton, were all out for 269 in 48.5 overs after losing the toss and being sent in to bat.</p> <p>The home side recovered from a slow start thanks to a century from Taylor and a quickfire 74 from 36 balls from current skipper Brendon McCullum.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/cricket-taylor-ton-boosts-new-zealand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brendon McCullum Cricket New Zealand national cricket team Ross Taylor AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 06:15:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760739 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Anderson haul sets up England win in 2nd ODI http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/cricket-anderson-haul-sets-england-win-2nd-odi-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>A five-wicket haul by James Anderson backed by a dominant England batting display set up an eight-wicket win over New Zealand in the second one-day international in Napier on Wednesday.</p> <p>Facing a series defeat after an upset loss in the first match in Hamilton, England bounced back after standout performances from Anderson and up-and-coming batsman Joe Root.</p> <p>England's top order rose to the occasion, with half-centuries to captain Alastair Cook (78), Jonathan Trott (65) and Root (79), the 22-year-old tipped as a future star.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/cricket-anderson-haul-sets-england-win-2nd-odi-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Labor New Zealand national cricket team Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:01:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760873 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 pair sorry for drinking session http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/cricket-new-zealand-pair-sorry-drinking-session <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>Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori and bowler Jeetan Patel apologised Thursday for going on a drinking session which left Patel injured and unable to take the field against England.</p> <p>New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said the pair's behaviour during the incident, which took place after the first day of a New Zealand XI warm-up match against England in Queenstown last week, was "completely unacceptable".</p> <p>"NZC understands that Jeetan Patel was refused entry to a bar in Queenstown," it said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/cricket-new-zealand-pair-sorry-drinking-session" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Jeetan Patel New Zealand national cricket team AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 00:02:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775563 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: New Zealand on top, despite Anderson fightback http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/cricket-new-zealand-top-despite-anderson-fightback <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>James Anderson led an England fightback in the first Test against New Zealand Friday but the Black Caps still opened up a big lead thanks to a splendid 171 on debut from Hamish Rutherford.</p> <p>The Black Caps were 385 for seven at tea on the third day at University Oval, with skipper Brendon McCullum unbeaten on 35 and Bruce Martin nine not out, giving them a first innings lead of 218.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/cricket-new-zealand-top-despite-anderson-fightback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket New Zealand New Zealand national cricket team Tim Southee AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 03:31:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776806 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: Rookie Rutherford puts New Zealand on top http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/cricket-rookie-rutherford-puts-new-zealand-top <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 superb 171 on debut from Hamish Rutherford steered New Zealand to a commanding first innings lead over England on the third day of the opening Test at University Oval on Friday.</p> <p>Rutherford, 23, posted the seventh highest debut in Test history as he carved up the England attack, exceeding the tourists' total of 167 single handedly as New Zealand opened up a 235 innings lead.</p> <p>The Black Caps were 402 for seven when rain halted play late in the day, with Brendon McCullum unbeaten on 44 and Bruce Martin 17 not out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/cricket-rookie-rutherford-puts-new-zealand-top" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Hamish Rutherford New Zealand national cricket team Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 06:30:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776870 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