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Historic tons abound

Firebirds Michael Bracewell and Tom Blundell joined forces in a record-shattering partnership. Not to be outdone, batting brothers Will and Robbie O'Donnell then wrote themselves into Aces history with twin hundreds. And then Bracewell and the younger O'Donnell did it twice.

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Smith, Chamberlain tons, Tickner 5-for in final fling

Not every team plays each other twice these days in the Plunket Shield, but here was an opportunity for the hosts - but it didn't start well for Central as they sought to become the only team to beat Canterbury this summer

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Raval carries bat for last hurrah

The final Plunket Shield match in the south offered the Volts a chance for revenge against Northern Districts, but a masterful unbeaten century from Jeet Raval ensured ND finished on a winning note

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Rachin it up! Another ton for Ravindra

Young gun Rachin Ravindra's return from injury produced immediate results for the Firebirds despite having been sent in by ND at the Basin

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Unbeaten sides destined to stay that way

The two unbeaten teams of the 2020/21 Plunket Shield never got to play each other last summer. Now Canterbury and the Auckland Aces were looking to make up for lost time - if the weather would allow

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Rippon career-best seals Uni Oval thriller

Centuries for Dale Phillips, Brad Schmulian and Hamish Rutherford in Dunedin but a Michael Rae hat-trick and bag and Michael Rippon career best six-for steals the show in a Dunner stunner

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Oh Brother!

The Phillips and O'Donnell brothers were all in the action in Invercargill, but a weather-ruined match and ground delays made for a frustrating four days

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Canterbury wins the Plunket Shield

A maiden five-wicket bag for explosive Sean Davey and career best for spinner Theo van Woerkom helped Canterbury win the Shield with two rounds in hand in this pivotal victory over the Stags

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HBJ SHIELD Grand Final 2021

Super Sunday! The last white-ball Grand Final of 2020/21 saw top qualifiers the Canterbury Magicians beat defending champions the Auckland Hearts - while Canterbury's men lifted the Plunket Shield in Rangiora

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Almighty Johnson

Northern was looking to improve its second standing on the table, but a maiden century from Troy Johnson put the Wellington Firebirds into the box seat

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Carter, Fletcher, Latham centuries in Canterbury win

Despite having been sent in, Plunket Shield leaders Canterbury made a sound start to the resumption of the first-class season, at the Otago Volts' expense

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Stags pull off thriller

On a green deck, both captains had been eager to win the toss after the rain finally cleared in a tight, fast-paced match at McLean Park

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Seven up

Wet weather, a drawn match and a statfest. ND's Scott Kuggeleijn and Ace Louis Delport both take career-best seven-wicket bags ... and there's a hat-trick!

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Phyrric victory at Pukekura

A trio of up-and-coming spinners in Makayla Templeton, Nensi Patel and Ashtuti Kumar all finish the season with career-bests as both the Hinds and Northern Districts dip out of the Hallyburton running

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Auckland Hearts bounce back, make Final

A thriller saw defending champions the Auckland Hearts book their place in the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield final for yet another year

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Blaze bows out with strong victory

A ditto day for the Otago Sparks as Wellington Blaze walk over them again to finish a tough Hallyburton summer - with one of the highest totals and biggest victories in Blaze history

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Hawke's Bay locks away the Hawke Cup

An unbeaten Bayley Wiggins century brought home a big outright victory against Zone 1 challenger Hamilton as Hawke's Bay put the historic silverware in the trophy cabinet for the winter

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Spirit stays alive with bonus point win!

Needing to win to stay in mathematical contention, Northern Districts piled the pressure on fellow Finals contender the Central Hinds in New Plymouth

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Magicians storm into the lead

It's advantage Canterbury after the first of the top-of-the-table clashes in the tense final weekend of the regular season

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Devine 97 in one-sided win

If it's difficult to get fired up for a bottom of the table clash with neither side in contention, someone forgot to tell Sophie Devine

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Canterbury wins 2021 FORD TROPHY Grand Final

Northern Districts was looking for its first one-day title in 11 years, but Canterbury was ready for them - with unbeaten Henry Nicholls producing his seventh List A century in the Grand Final

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