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 |
Spaniels don't tell rottweilers their business.
New Zealand Herald's David Leggat finds the ICL droopy-eyed in the face of the teeth-baring, slavering BCCI
Feb 28, 2009 |
Skinny white men with glasses shouldn't do hakas."
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori explains why he didn't welcome the new team manager Dave Currie with the haka
Feb 26, 2009 |
The big thing about John is that he has immense respect for the Indian team. Most of the information he gives is praise. So you can't use most of it.
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori on John Wright, who knows the Indian players well
Feb 26, 2009 |
I was sweating bullets waiting to see what was going to happen. I was pretty nervous.
Jesse Ryder reveals how he was feeling about the IPL auction
Feb 8, 2009 |
A year ago I was bowling to Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden; now we're bowling to David Warner and Shaun Marsh. A big difference.
Kyle Mills explains why New Zealand fancy their chances against Australia
Feb 6, 2009 |
I went back to cut it but didn't hear the death rattle. It seemed a wee bit strange. Maybe if I'd been round a while, maybe I'd have made more of a fuss.
Neil Broom on his controversial dismissal involving Brad Haddin in Perth
Feb 6, 2009 |
I don't think you're a cheat ... mate, let's get on with it.
Michael Clarke recalls Daniel Vettori's text message to Brad Haddin after his controversial glovework in Perth
Feb 5, 2009 |
I think you saw from Brad Haddin's reaction that he knew something was wrong so he probably should have made more noise about it.
Daniel Vettori voices his concern over Neil Broom's dismissal in the 1st ODI in Perth
Feb 2, 2009 |
We had a couple of quiet beers and Tim Southee kept calling me 40. He's the first person ever to make me feel old.
Daniel Vettori has mixed feelings about turning 30
Jan 29, 2009 |
If the Kolkata Knight Riders did indeed have a talking car like the Knight Rider TV series, starring that wonderful actor David Hasselhoff (one of the few people to have been upstaged by a lip-synching car), it might be moved to say, 'Gee, Michael/Brendon, I thought that if your team doesn't qualify, that's your lot.'
Columnist Paul Lewis isn't very happy with the idea of Brendon McCullum's New South Wales appearance, if the real intention was a ticket to the Champions League and his franchise too may not be thrilled
Jan 25, 2009 |
That's not Australian to me. Is that what New South Wales cricket is having to do? I am trying to understand the modern world.
Andrew Symonds on the signing of Brendon McCullum to play for New South Wales
Jan 22, 2009 |
Sometimes you want to call up the paper or the radio and say: 'Look, I'm working my arse off here. I'm just unlucky. That's the way it goes'.
Shane Bond lashes out at the unfair criticism players have to face during long injury and rehab periods
Jan 20, 2009 |
The game's called Twenty20, it's not called one1.
Daniel Vettori isn't a fan of the super over after getting his for 25 by Chris Gayle.
Dec 27, 2008 |
I have a lot of gamblers in my room, I had to sort of fight them back a little bit.
Daniel Vettori on his decision to abandon the run-chase against West Indies in Napier
Dec 25, 2008 |
Our friendship's blossomed ... can I say that?
Iain O'Brien on taking the wicket of Fidel Edwards after the two were involved in a staring match when O'Brien was batting, in the Dunedin Test
Dec 21, 2008 |