Franklin trumps Aces

BLACKCAPS allrounder James Franklin took the State Auckland Aces' bowlers to task to amass a career-best 219 as the State Wellington Firebirds made 533-5 at Eden Park's outer oval.

Broom powers Volts

Neil Broom stroked an unbeaten 140 to steer the State Otago Volts to 352 against the State Canterbury Wizards in Invercargill.

Ingram breaks record as Stags prosper

Opener Peter Ingram smashed 247 to set a new batting record for the State Central Stags as they built a healthy lead against State Northern Knights.

Ingram roars for Stags

State Central Stags opener Peter Ingram plundered an unbeaten 144 as his side set about overhauling State Northern Knights' 325 in Hamilton.

Rain again hits play in Invercargill

Rain played havoc in Invercargill for a second day with only 15 overs possible as the State Otago Volts continued their first innings against the State Canterbury Wizards.

Bell makes another ton for Firebirds

State Wellington Firebirds captain Matthew Bell made it two centuries from two innings as the visitors made up for lost time at the Eden Park outer oval.

Rain blights State Championship

Rain sent State Championship cricketers scuttling for cover today, allowing less than 100 total overs across three matches.

Butler back to haunt old province

Ian Butler turned on a stellar all-round performance against his former team as the State Otago Volts picked up first innings points against State Northern Knights in Dunedin today.

Firebirds crush Canterbury by an innings

The State Wellington Firebirds inflicted a second successive defeat for the defending champions to complete an innings victory over the State Canterbury Wizards at the Basin Reserve today.

Rain fails to deny Stags

The State Central Stags had to wait for the rain to clear before completing a 138-run win over the State Auckland Aces today.

Wizards facing struggle at the Basin

The defending champions are in a battle to avoid an innings defeat in their State Championship match against State Wellington Firebirds at the Basin Reserve in the capital.

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