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2016/17 — What a season that was

New Zealand’s 2016/17 domestic season has come to a close, but it will leave us with a trove of records and will be remembered for going down to the wire in every competition — right down to the final over of the season at McLean Park

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Winning season capped by Player of the Year Award

Canterbury captain Andrew Ellis has been named New Zealand Cricket men's Domestic Player of the Year for the second time in the space of three seasons

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Colin de Grandhomme earns late IPL call-up

The IPL gets underway on Thursday with ten New Zealanders now featuring in this year’s competition

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Peter Fulton retires after 17 seasons

Canterbury stalwart and former New Zealand representative Peter Fulton retired from cricket on Tuesday after an illustrious career

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Canterbury lifts the Plunket Shield

Hamish Marshall joins Glenn Phillips with a century in all formats this season as he leads the Firebirds to victory but Canterbury are crowned Plunket Shield champions for the third time in four seasons

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Aces' Plunket Shield hopes dashed

The Central Stags hunt down a target of 302, beating the Aces and confirming Canterbury as 2017 Plunket Shield champions

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Nailbiting day four in store for Plunket Shield

New Zealand's first-class champion will be found tomorrow on a nail-biting final day of the 2016/17 season, with just two teams — defending champions the Auckland Aces and Canterbury — now left in the running

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Ish Sodhi takes his first 10-wicket haul

Northern Districts headed to Dunedin as one of three teams left in the running for the Plunket Shield, determined to go out in style

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Three teams vying to lift Plunket Shield

After 10 rounds spread across more than five months, the winner of the 2017 New Zealand first-class Plunket Shield will be revealed this week, in the last four days of our domestic season

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Stags thwart Canterbury | Shield stays alive

A declaration backfires on Canterbury and Jesse Ryder cruises to his 23rd first-class ton. Now the Plunket Shield will go down to the wire in next week's final round

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Firebirds fall at the Mount

Two maiden first-class five-fors, yet another Michael Papps century but the only stat that mattered to ND was the win

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Aces take crucial outright with a day to spare

A smashing Anaru Kitchen century isn't enough to save the Otago Volts from defeat as the Aces keep their Plunket Shield campaign on the boil

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Canterbury looks for the kill

There are just eight days remaining in the 2016/17 Plunket Shield season and the penultimate round shapes as the most fascinating yet

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Rising star is the first to a centuries season trifecta in New Zealand

What were you doing at 20? Glenn Phillips was busy making New Zealand cricket history

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Aces surge back on Plunket Shield ladder

An astonishing tailend partnership, maiden centuries to Henry Cooper and Glenn Phillips, an Aces declaration and nail-biter chase: it was all on at Eden Park Outer Oval

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Ajaz Patel spinning up a storm

A last-over thriller sees both the Central Stags and Firebirds finish just a whisker away from winning outright while spinner Ajaz Patel chalks up a remarkable fourth five-for of the first-class season

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Canterbury wins with a day to spare

Canterbury captain Andrew Ellis leads from the front yet again with a career best six-for as the Plunket Shield leaders tighten their grip on the Plunket Shield with maximum points

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Plunket Shield clock ticks

With just 12 days of cricket remaining in the New Zealand domestic first-class season, the heat is on the top contenders to bring it home

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Pink ball cricket plenty of fun

Three drawn results don’t do justice to the interest sparked by the introduction of day/night first-class cricket last week. So what did the players make of it all?

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Cracking contest in first night ball cricket

Firebirds captain Michael Papps became the first to a pink-ball century as first-class night cricket made its debut, then enforced a follow-on for good measure

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