Category Archives: New Zealand

Patel’s popularity continues to grow at Edgbaston

Jeetan Patel’s popularity at Warwickshire continues to grow. The New Zealand off-spinner was re-signed for his third stint as overseas player after a successful spell in the middle of last season and re-introduced himself by clubbing an unbeaten 43 to … Continue reading

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Guptill puts Derbyshire return above IPL cash

Martin Guptill has opted for a second spell with Derbyshire instead of seeking a share of Indian Premier League riches. The New Zealand opening batsman was a successful and popular recruit as overseas player for the second half of last … Continue reading

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ECB ban Scott Styris’s orange cricket boots

Want to believe that one of the features of Twenty20 cricket is supposed to be its colourful nature? One player who would take issue with that is Essex all-rounder Scott Styris who has been banned by the ECB from wearing … Continue reading

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County cricket will toughen me up: Williamson

Kane Williamson believes his summer in county cricket with Gloucestershire will toughen him up and help boost his international career with New Zealand. The 20-year-old batsman made his debut in the county’s Clydesdale Bank 40 match against the Unicorns at … Continue reading

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Siddle signing off so Essex chase Southee

Essex’s hopes of signing Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle appear to have been dashed. I understand that the Victoria quickie has now made himself unavailable for personal reasons, leaving Essex desperately seeking a suitable alternative with the start of the … Continue reading

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Robinson defends signing of foreign trio

  Cricket manager Mark Robinson has defended Sussex’s decision to strengthen their squad with three players not qualified for England. New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent is applying for British citizenship after agreeing a one-day contract with the county while Pakistan … Continue reading

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Daniel Vettori: the next big steps

What now for Daniel Vettori? He has lead his side with distinction for 32 Tests, often standing alone against countries with far greater resources and being his side’s most reliable batsman as well as their best bowler. Now that Daniel … Continue reading

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Big Brother Cut Down To Size

Eyewitness: New Zealand in Australia, 1985-6. For year after year New Zealand won the odd Test at home but they didn’t win away – not Tests, not series. So when Jeremy Coney’s side set off to play Australia at the … Continue reading

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Durham pair’s NZ T20 stint to benefit county

Durham, who have qualified for the Twenty20 Cup semi-finals only once, will be hoping to benefit from the experience gained by Ian Blackwell and Mitch Claydon in New Zealand over the next few weeks. They are to play alongside former … Continue reading

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Styris signs with ‘unfinished business’ at Essex

Scott Styris is to return to Essex for the county’s Twenty20 campaign next summer and, this time, the New Zealand all-rounder is expecting to be available for the entire competition. It was contributions from Styris that did much to book … Continue reading

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