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Shanan Stewart retires from cricket

April 11th, 2014

After 244 matches for Canterbury – the second most by any cricketer – Shanan Stewart has retired. The 31-year-old announced his plans to his team-mates recently and is stepping away from the Canterbury team he first represented in 2001 as a teenager. He scored 57 that day, in a first-class match against Northern Districts in   

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Wizards’ spell broken as campaign closes

April 3rd, 2014

Disappointed senior Canterbury Wizards player Andrew Ellis says until more of the current squad become big game players, they won’t win as many titles as they hope to. Ellis had just been part of a Canterbury team who bottled two chances in four days at making Saturday’s domestic one-day cricket final. Yesterday at Hagley Oval,   

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Jamieson already scaling the heights

April 2nd, 2014

The Canterbury Wizards might be forced to hand a teenager a domestic debut in their one-day semifinal against Wellington today. An injury to international Hamish Bennett has meant a call-up to an extended squad for 19-year-old quick bowler Kyle Jamieson. Wizards coach Gary Stead said Bennett was to undergo a final fitness test this morning   

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Plunket Shield
1 Canterbury Wizards 106
2 Otago Volts 86
3 Auckland Aces 79
4 Wellington Firebirds 72
5 Central Stags 70
6 Northern Knights 58
HRV Twenty20
1 Otago Volts 26
2 Northern Knights 24
3 Canterbury Wizards 24
4 Auckland Aces 20
5 Wellington Firebirds 20
6 Central Stags 6
Ford Trophy
1 Canterbury Wizards 23
2 Northern Knights 22
3 Auckland Aces 21
4 Wellington Firebirds 17
5 Otago Volts 15
6 Central Stags 10