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New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 3rd day

A day of cricket and calm

Feb 22, 2016: Given the poignancy surrounding the fifth anniversary of the devastating 2011 Christchurch earthquake, a day of conventional Test cricket seemed fitting

Brydon Coverdale in Christchurch

New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Christchurch

Christchurch quake on minds amid the cricket

Feb 19, 2016: Hagley Oval is a permanent reminder of the earthquake that devastated Christchurch in 2011, but such reminders will only be intensified over the course of the upcoming Test between New Zealand and Australia

Brydon Coverdale in Christchurch

Parks and recreation

Mar 14, 2015: The action on the other side of the fence has been a revelation at all of the New Zealand venues in this World Cup

Will Macpherson

World Cup 2015

Christchurch: Broken, resurgent

Feb 10, 2015: Damaged by an earthquake four years ago, the city is still recovering. The World Cup will allow it to show off what it has achieved so far

Firdose Moonda

Cricket in the people's park

Nov 8, 2014: Cricket in Christchurch writes a new chapter with the Hagley Oval

Marc Swain-Rogatski

New Zealand news

Hagley Oval gets ICC accreditation

Oct 21, 2014: Christchurch's Hagley Oval, the venue for the opening game of the 2015 World Cup, has been passed fit by the ICC to host international cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand news

Hadlee's pride at Christchurch rebuild

Sep 15, 2014: Richard Hadlee expects next year's World Cup to "leave a legacy" for Christchurch as the city marked the latest stage in its preparations for their first major global sporting event since the 2011 earthquake

Andrew McGlashan

New Zealand news

Test cricket returns to Christchurch

Jun 3, 2014: Christchurch will host New Zealand's first home Boxing Day Test for 11 years when international cricket returns to the city in the 2014-15 season

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand news

Hagley Oval development gets court's okay

Aug 15, 2013: The Hagley Oval in Christchurch has been cleared by Environmental Court to move ahead with preparations to host matches in the 2015 World Cup

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa in New Zealand 2011-12

Christchurch to host South Africa in warm-up match

Sep 3, 2011: South Africa will play a warm-up Twenty20 match against Canterbury Wizards on February 15, 2012 at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, as part of their tour of New Zealand next year

ESPNcricinfo staff

Hagley Park - Some ask why, others ask why not?

Mar 9, 2002: As New Zealand rugby's fortunes implode, the stance of those who drew up the Super 12 programme for this season may have been the biggest favour cricket in Otago and Canterbury have had done for them in recent times

Lynn McConnell

New Zealand to host ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in January 2002

Aug 21, 2001: New Zealand Cricket has accepted an invitation from the International Cricket Council (ICC) to host the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2002 in January

New Zealand Cricket

Indian confidence level on a high

Nov 30, 2000: Amidst speculation in the local press that the top four teams making the semi-final grade would be Australia, New Zealand, England and possibly South Africa, the Indian team brushed it aside with contempt by registering an emphatic victory against

Shantha Rangaswamy

Australia in uncompromising mood in Dunedin

Nov 27, 2000: Australia took the chance to give its top order an airing in New Zealand conditions when swamping a hapless Otago women's team in the first build-up game for the CricInfo Women's World Cup on Sunday

Lynn McConnell

Indian hopes high for World Cup success

Nov 24, 2000: India arrived in Christchurch today to complete the assembly of the world's leading women's cricket sides in preparation for the CricInfo Women's World Cup starting next Wednesday at Lincoln University

Lynn McConnell

Turf manager has World Cup pitches ready to go

Nov 24, 2000: Fine weather in Christchurch recently has been just what CricInfo Women's World Cup groundsman Karl Johnson was wanting

Lynn McConnell

Presidents XI game provides valuable match practice

Nov 16, 2000: A much better day in store with fine weather although a little cool

Katrina Keenan

England well-prepared for Cup challenge

Nov 14, 2000: England's team for the CricInfo Women's World Cup is the fittest and best-prepared England team yet, according to captain Clare Connor

Lynn McConnell

The comeback city

It's time to close one long, historical chapter of Christchurch cricket and start writing a new one

Paul Ford
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