Chris Cairns retires from international cricket

BLACKCAP Chris Cairns has announced that he is retiring from international cricket following the Twenty20 match against the West Indies at Eden Park on February 16.

Cairns: 'the time is right'

A tearful Chris Cairns admitted the time was right to pull down the curtain on his international career.

Bracewell tribute to Cairns

BLACKCAPS coach John Bracewell conceded replacing retiring all-rounder Chris Cairns will prove tough.

Hinds claim State League final place

State Central Hinds completed a comprehensive 67-run win over State Wellington Blaze to earn a place in the State League final.

Pakistan straight back in groove

Ominous signs are showing already in the second Pakistan-India Test as the home batsmen pick up in Faisalabad from where they left off in the Lahore run fest with Pakistan ending the first day 379-4.

ND win a Heart-breaker for Auckland

Nicola Browne and Louise Milliken¦s partnership engineered a 34-run win for State Northern Spirit at Melville Park which denied State Auckland Hearts another State League final appearance.

Mason century edges tight contest

Aimee Mason¦s century was enough to help State Central Hinds to a narrow two-run win over State Wellington Blaze at Wanganui.

Magicians overcome late scare

Katey Martin made State League finalists and holders State Canterbury Magicians endure a nervy finish to their regular season campaign.

How charges as Stags canter

Jamie How¦s 95 gave State Central Stags a seven-wicket victory over previous pace-setters State Canterbury Wizards at Napier¦s McLean Park to move top of the State Shield table.

Former Hearts star’s knock in vain

Emily Drumm outscored long-time White Ferns and State Auckland Hearts team-mate Rebecca Rolls

Fleming shows form but Firebirds defeated

BLACKCAPS captain Stephen Fleming made 45 for State Wellington Firebirds

Charteris takes five as Magicians roll on

Selena Charteris took five wickets as State Canterbury Magicians began their build-up to the State League final with a nine-wicket victory over State Otago Sparks in Alexandra.

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