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Season finale: a battle of the spinners

Last season's champion versus this season's champion. The final match of the NZC and Plunket Shield summer of 2021/22 promised to be a clash worthy of a season finale, going right down to the last session of the summer

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Chasing the one point for glory

Undefeated after six rounds, the Auckland Aces touched down in Hawke's Bay needing a single point to clinch the Plunket Shield while the Stags had big Blair Tickner firing up with a five-for. Then an historic back-to-back double ton from Tom Bruce stole the show

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ND all wickets record broken as Raval, Popli go big

Northern Districts opening batsmen Jeet Raval and Bharat Popli batted through the entire first day at Cobham Oval - each posting big centuries in what would become one of NZ's highest ever opening partnerships, before Tom Bruce answered with a maiden double century. There would be no result, however

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Heat goes on Canterbury to keep first-class defence alive

The last southern derby of the summer sees the Otago Volts bow out for 2021/22 while Canterbury needs some red and black magic to stay in the race for the Plunket Shield

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Holy hecka! Auckland Aces keep chalking them up

Plunket Shield leaders the Auckland Aces stay unbeaten after six rounds, and five wins, enforcing a follow-on before taking the full 20 points against the Wellington Firebirds

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Battle of Wills in Palmerston North

First-class cricket returned to Fitzherbert Park for the first time in 14 years, Canterbury captain Cole McConchie making an early statement with a career-best sixth first-class ton

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Rainstorm wrecks the top of the table clash

The undefeated Auckland Aces were facing off against barnstorming Northern Districts in the top of the table clash in Northland. But with wild wet weather sweeping in, would there be a result?

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Tons traded in Dunner stunner

A fresh-look Wellington Firebirds squad gets off to a flier in Dunedin after a career-best century from Troy Johnson - combined with two handy debut performances. But a cracking Dale Phillips century on the final day would prove the winning of the game

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NZXI secures warm-up series with a game to go

Two out of two for the NZXI as Michael Bracewell top-scores again while Bas de Leede leads the way for The Netherlands in Napier

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Bracewell century opens NZXI account

NZXI captain and BLACKCAP in waiting Michael Bracewell led from the front in the first warm-up match against the touring Netherlands squad

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Ding-dong battle of the Districts

A fighting Colin de Grandhomme century hauls Northern Districts back into the fight after a maiden Ray Toole bag for the Stags. A sensational fourth morning from leading wicket-taker Brett Randell then all but seals the deal for Northern

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Plunket Shield frontrunners strengthen their lead

Better late than never: the unbeaten Auckland Aces have ticked off an outstanding first half of their campaign as they make it four on the bounce in the first-class championship

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Gup-ton! Oh-Donnell! Big twin centuries in top-of-the-table clash

Martin Guptill and - with a first double ton - Robbie O'Donnell go big as the unbeaten Auckland Aces hunt for a third win on the bounce, while Simon Keene takes his second five-for in his second match!

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Fast times in Whangarei

ND debutant Kristian Clarke becomes the first Plunket Shield player to score a half century and take a wicket first ball on debut as Northern puts the Firebirds under the pump

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Otago Sparks stun Blaze in Hallyburton Johnstone Shield Final

The Otago Sparks pulled off a victory almost as spectacular as The Remarkables behind them with a 138-run win to lift the 2022 Hallyburton Johnstone Shield - with a maiden five-wicket bag thrown in for good measure

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All-star Aces bring home the 2022 Ford Trophy

Performances all round as the Auckland Aces do it again against the Central Stags in Queenstown to lift the men's one-day title for 2021/22 - the Aces' third Ford Trophy title in five years

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Another day, another record ton for George Worker

George Worker has become the first man from any team to score four Ford Trophy centuries in a single summer, after his second big hundred in the space of three days clinched a win against the Stags

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Aces records fall, pave way into Ford Trophy Final

The Auckland Aces have secured the last spot in Saturday's 2021/22 Ford Trophy Grand Final, with a round to spare, after an Auckland all wickets record by century-makers Martin Guptill and George Worker

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Unbeaten Stags roar into Ford Trophy Final

A scratchy DLS win in another late-starting shortened game against the Wellington Firebirds was all it took for Central to lock in a trip to Queenstown as this season's top qualifier. Will it be the Firebirds or Aces who join them for the showdown?

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Glenn Phillips goes big as Aces continue charge

The Auckland Aces rise to second on The Ford Trophy table as they obliterate Canterbury back to back

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Electric finish!

Northern Districts and the Otago Volts prove that anything can happen in a game of one-day cricket as a low chase at Cobham Oval took a stunning turn

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