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Aaron Cruden's return frees up Damian McKenzie to play fullback. Audio
Canterbury has won the Plunket Shield championship on the last day of the first class cricket season in somewhat bizarre circumstances.
Play got underway in the Plunket Shield yesterday. Wellington Firebirds Bruce Edgar says the controversial pink ball performed well: "so far so good" Audio
The Plunket Shield cricket match between the Wellington Firebirds and the Central Stags at the Basin Reserve has been abandoned.
The Plunket Shield match between the Wellington Firebirds and the Central Stags is expected to begin tomorrow, after the Basin Reserve was given the all-clear.
Wellington Firebirds captain Michael Papps has become the first man in New Zealand cricket history to score 10,000 first-class runs in New Zealand domestic cricket.
New Zealand Cricket appear to be pushing ahead with plans to trial day-night first class matches as they build towards hosting their inaugural pink ball home test against England in 2018.
Canterbury have won the first domestic one day cricket game of the summer, beating Central Districts by six wickets in Napier.
Auckland are holding onto top spot after round three of cricket's Plunket Shield, but just three points separate the top three first-class teams in the country.