Sir David John GRAHAM, KNZM, CBE, ED (9 January 1935 – 2 August 2017) was known, and will be known for many years to come, for achievements in rugby and contributions to education – and, of course, his unwavering moral compass. He spent more than two decades as Headmaster of Auckland Grammar School, achieved remarkable … More Obituary: Sir John Graham
The 2000 Women’s Cricket World Cup saw New Zealand pick up their first (and to date, only) title. Haidee Tiffen was just beginning her career at that tournament, and picked up where the stalwarts like Debbie Hockley and Catherine Campbell put down.
Opening night of the inaugural Kia Super League saw Sophie Devine lead the Loughborough Lightning to victory; it’s followed on day two with a double header. The South Vipers take on the Surrey Stars, while the Western Storm play against the Lancashire Thunder.
This is the second part of Mind the Windows’ interview with Shayne O’Connor. Read part one here. Australia built into a home series against Zimbabwe; and while Shayne O’Connor only played one of the two Tests (missing out at Eden Park with New Zealand utilising a second spinner) he proved his burgeoning talents in limited … More Shayne O’Connor: ‘He never, ever let the team down’ (Part 2)
According to legend, New Zealand is the home of the battler: of the Chatfield, the Vettori, the Larsen. These shores spurn greats – Warne and McGrath are unworthy of donning the fern; the flavours of Paul Wiseman and Chris Martin being much more to taste. No other country boasts cult heroes of the Chris Harris … More Shayne O’Connor: ‘He never, ever let the team down’ (Part 1)
Read part one of the interview with Cumming here. It might’ve taken an injury to Michael Papps, but Craig Cumming had done well after getting a shot in five-day cricket: 74 on debut, promise against Sri Lanka. After that summer, however, having re-emerged as a one-day option and done alright in Test cricket, Cumming suddenly found … More Craig Cumming: ‘It’s the game that I love’ (part 2)
It’s early 2008, and both New Zealand openers are just barely holding onto their positions. At one end stands Matthew Bell; playing his first Test in six years, and proving something of a lightning rod for criticism. Bell, one can’t help but feel, could have been one of New Zealand’s best with just a hint … More Craig Cumming: ‘It’s the game that I love’ (part 1)
Michael Papps, two Crowes and a Hick. It sounds like the beginning of a very surreal ‘walk into a bar’ joke – in fact, it’s an eclectic quartet of batsmen with one mutual achievement. They’re the only four men to score 1000 runs in a Plunket Shield season. Or at least, they were the only … More Bharat Popli: ND’s new prodigy
With New Zealand entering a semi-final as something more than dark horses for the second time in two years, it falls to Mind the Windows’ resident BLACKCAPS fan Emma Selley to look at how the team got here.
Dan McGrath sits down with former New Zealand wicketkeeper turned Wellington Community Cricket Manager Chris Nevin.