Firebirds return to Championship final

Wellington Firebirds secured a place in the State Championship final with a three-wicket win over Central Stags at Palmerston North. Mark Gillespie took six wickets as the Stags' second innings at Fitzherbert Park was ended at 353.

Wizards reply after McIntosh hits out

A century stand by Johann Myburgh and Shanan Stewart played State Championship leaders Canterbury Wizards back in to contention after Tim McIntosh's double hundred for Auckland Aces.

Volts open lead

Nathan McCullum's half-century helped Otago Volts to a 200-plus lead over Northern Knights at Hamilton's Seddon Park.

Stags cut Firebirds’ lead

Peter Ingram led Central Stags bid to save the match and then force a substantial lead to defend against Wellington Firebirds at Palmerston North. Ingram made 60 after half centuries by middle-order trio BJ Crook

Flynn leads Knights reply

Daniel Flynn and James Marshall led an impressive Northern Knights batting performance but Canterbury Wizards dug in for a thrilling victory in their return to State Shield action at Christchurch's QEII Park.

Champions complete victory

Northern Knights quickly reached their target of 101 to complete a seven wicket victory over Auckland Aces at Gisborne.

Wizards double up on Stags

Michael Davidson took nine wickets and hit a fifty as Canterbury Wizards completed their second State Champions victory in seven days over Central Stags.

Knights earn lead

Aaron Redmond outscored the returning Scott Styris to ensure State Otago Volts inflicted a first defeat of the season on State Auckland Aces at Eden Park.

Hopkins just short of century

Gareth Hopkins was denied a century but did haul Auckland Aces into a recovery against State Championship holders Northern Knights at Gisborne.

Firebirds floored by Volts

Otago Volts removed Wellington Firebirds for just 76 before earning first-innings points and opening a sizeable lead in the State Championship match at Dunedin's University Oval.

Outright win for Wizards

Michael Papps and Johann Myburgh scored centuries in an unbroken stand of 254 to seal an outright win for Canterbury Wizards over Central Stags at Napier.

Wilson knock earns points

A record third-wicket partnership by Amy Satterthwaite and Haidee Tiffen guided State Canterbury Magicians to an eight-wicket victory in the opening match of their State League defence against State Northern Spirit.

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