I used to love watching him as a kid because he had the same last name as me.
New Zealand's new bowling coach Damien Wright has plenty in common with the head coach John Wright
Jul 22, 2011 |
Seeing Southee open the batting for Essex tonight and score 74 off 34 balls is enough to drive anyone to give up the game!
Scott Styris jokes about one of the reasons why he decided to quit international cricket
Jun 24, 2011 |
I missed the phone call from John Buchanan. I was trying to pick wedding songs for this coming Saturday. I had the music going a bit too loud.
Ross Taylor had other things on his mind when he was appointed New Zealand's captain
Jun 21, 2011 |
You can see the end of the world but it's just a shame you don't know what you're looking at.
Former New Zealand wicket-keeper Adam Parore was disoriented after reaching the top of Mount Everest
May 22, 2011 |
If Ganguly can do it, anyone can.
Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe, aged 48, announces a shock return to first-class cricket
May 19, 2011 |
Thankfully, I am six foot six, and I replaced Kane Williamson who, I think, is four foot six.
Jacob Oram has a dig at his team-mate while explaining how his spectacular catch of Jacques Kallis at deep midwicket came about
Mar 25, 2011 |
There may well have been, dare I say it, a kiss on the cheek.
Justin Vaughan insists Tim Southee's in-flight entertainment with a female passenger did not involve anything untoward
Feb 9, 2011 |
Helmets don't do much...would probably stop death
Mark Richardson sums it up on air while discussing fielding at forward short leg
Jan 8, 2011 |
He has been in form longer than some of our guys have been alive
Daniel Vettori on Sachin Tendulkar ahead of New Zealand's Test series in India
Nov 2, 2010 |
It's been 100 days since I had a drink
Jesse Ryder is keeping count of the days he's been on the wagon
Nov 2, 2010 |
You're telling me my international career is over because you've f***** up?
Shane Bond reveals how he lost his temper when NZC chief Justin Vaughan told him he couldn't play for his country anymore because of his involvement in the ICL
Oct 27, 2010 |
It'll be the Hilly and Billy show
Billy Bowden looks forward to officiating the Lord's Test between England and Pakistan with fellow New Zealand umpire Tony Hill
Aug 13, 2010 |
Dad's ashes are proving as elusive as bowlers found taking his wicket
New Zealand legend Bert Sutcliffe's son Gary has time for wit even as a search party is at its wit's end hunting for his dad's urn buried somewhere at Carisbrook in Dunedin
Aug 13, 2010 |
I never really considered myself a pretty boy. I'm just a country boy and haven't paid much attention to my looks
New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee is bemused at finding his name in a list of world's sexiest players
Jun 11, 2010 |
She is a very lucky girl
A day before his wedding, Scott Styris gives his wife her due
May 23, 2010 |
I got a text from Rahul [Dravid] saying 'Congratulations, and in my time it was called vice-captain.'
Ross Taylor recalls receiving a message after being named New Zealand's standby captain two months ago
Apr 6, 2010 |
I was lucky to make 100 days of Test cricket, let alone 100 Tests.
Jacob Oram's tribute to Daniel Vettori's completing 100 Tests
Mar 26, 2010 |
The last time I played [against Australia], Merv Hughes spat on me.
New Zealand's coach Mark Greatbatch reckons the tension in the current series is nothing
Mar 8, 2010 |
Ross Taylor quips after a fulfilling first stint as New Zealand captain, as he led his team to victory against Australia in the first ODI in Napier
Mar 3, 2010 |
My friend Steve McKenzie used to set his pin number to Bert Sutcliffe's Test aggregate, and I used to make the occasional withdrawal from his account.
Jeremy Coney reminisces about the good old innocent days
Mar 1, 2010 |
Ryder may have the longest lower abdominal strain in history - someone with a heart transplant would have been back quicker.
Adam Parore is mystified at why Jesse Ryder's being wrapped in cotton wool for so long
Jan 16, 2010 |
If I'm rubbish, I expect to be axed
Kyle Mills prepares for the worst if his television commentary for Sky isn't up to the mark
Jan 5, 2010 |
I would take an oath and swear on my children's lives that I saw Ravi Bopara using his nails on the ball to help it swing.
The outspoken Central Districts coach Dermot Reeve accuses the England import of ball-tampering following their defeat to Auckland in a one-day match
Dec 22, 2009 |
Yes, because both sides have such bad batsmen. That's my honest opinion, they're useless.
Napier curator Phil Stoyanoff on why he thought the pitch would produce a result in the third Test. Stephen Hill, NZC's public affairs manager, said he hoped the comments would be used "in context and with restraint".
Dec 11, 2009 |
Dysfunctional sides at times make the best sides
Daniel Vettori looks at the bright side of a reported scuffle between Mohammad Aamer and Umar Gul
Dec 10, 2009 |
We're a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde team. When we play well we're really good but when we play poorly, like we did today, you want to forget such performances.
New Zealand coach Andy Moles after his team followed up a strong bowling display against Sri Lanka with an abject batting collapse
Sep 8, 2009 |
The first I knew of it was when I got home [to the team hotel]. My parents had watched the match and the old man had emailed to say congratulations on the hat-trick.
Jacob Oram reveals how it took his bleary-eyed father to inform him he'd taken a hat-trick in the first Twenty20 at the Premadasa
Sep 3, 2009 |
I can be 30,000 miles up in the air and still see a car driving on the road, and can't see a golf hole.
Richard Hadlee's eyesight is affecting his putting, which explains why his handicap has ballooned from 10 to 15
Aug 20, 2009 |
We are all looking forward to Trent Bridge on Thursday/ Cos if we have a win there it'll increase our pay
New Zealand women's allrounder Sarah Tsukigawa tells us in a poem one of the motivations for winning the semi-final against India
Jun 17, 2009 |
There's no additives when you see me, no preservatives. It's freshly squeezed. What you see is what you get.
Billy Bowden defends his array of eccentric umpiring signals
May 24, 2009 |
Just like Michael Jackson, are you prepared to look in the mirror and make that change? I am asking you to make that change, are you willing to, I challenge you?
What umpire Billy Bowden tells himself when criticism comes his way
May 24, 2009 |
I think Chris Martin from Coldplay has scored many more.
Commentator Ian Smith after saying New Zealand's No. 11 Chris Martin has not scored runs at any level since November
Apr 4, 2009 |
I mean that is the greatest tiredness in the world.
Rahul Dravid indicates how Gautam Gambhir will be feeling after scoring a Test century
Mar 29, 2009 |
To look at him you wouldn't think he could do half the things that he does. But he can.
Chris Martin's keen observation on Jesse Ryder
Mar 28, 2009 |
What are you doing here, mate?
Mark Richardson to Virender Sehwag after MS Dhoni's injury was unknown until the toss in the Napier Test
Mar 26, 2009 |
I was sweating bullets there for a minute.
Jesse Ryder, on what he went through while watching Chris Martin play out five deliveries as he stood anxiously at the non-striker's end, on 98
Mar 18, 2009 |
It's a truly absurd thing [for the BCCI] to flex their muscles in the commentary box for fear that Ravi Shastri [IPL] and Craig McMillan [ICL] might accidentally exchange bodily fluids that could eventually infect all the right-thinking people of the cricketing world.
Dylan Cleaver in the New Zealand Herald on the depths the Indian board's anti-ICL crusade has plumbed
Mar 16, 2009 |
We probably needed about 500 tonight the way they played. That would have been a good game.
Daniel Vettori after New Zealand were taken apart by Virender Sehwag in the one-dayer in Hamilton
Mar 12, 2009 |
As far as Mr Prime Minister is concerned, me and Daniel will talk to our respective teams and tell them not to take the game till the last over or the last few overs so that we can take a bit of tension away from you."
Mahendra Singh Dhoni pledges a tension-free summer for prime minister John Key's sake. Easier said than done.
Mar 5, 2009 |
These tight late games are playing havoc with the schedule in our house because every time I return from a function late in the night, my son is watching cricket. So these tight finishes have made for some sleepless nights in our household.
New Zealand prime minister John Key was one of those affected by the tense Twenty20 games against India
Mar 5, 2009 |