"To think of New Zealand cricket is to think of an afternoon in dullsville.
Journalist Stephen Brenkley can't wait for the international summer to get going
May 5, 2008 |
I bought my wife, Tracey, a nice watch but that's about as far as I've gone so far.
Shane Bond, pointing out that he's not been extravagant with the spoils
Apr 26, 2008 |
We are trying to dehumanise the opposition as much as possible so that we can concentrate on what we can do and try to knock off as many colours as possible! We are not too much into reputation.
Martin Crowe on the Bangalore Royal Challengers' strategy for the next game; India might have just found the next Greg Chappell
Apr 23, 2008 |
If I had scored a hundred, it would have been an anomaly.
Stephen Fleming, who has 46 fifties to his nine hundreds in Tests, is modest to the last as he looks back at his final innings
Apr 3, 2008 |
We need good captains. We're pretty mediocre.
Jeremy Coney bids farewell to Stephen Fleming
Apr 1, 2008 |
Hook, line and Sinclair.
David Lloyd gives his verdict on Stuart Broad bouncing out Mathew Sinclair
Mar 31, 2008 |
See the websites, the hits that they are getting, the interest that is showing, the amount of people who'll listen in for half an hour. People can't afford to give five days to the cricket, but they are still watching with interest.
Stephen Fleming argues that despite poor crowds, cricket remains vibrant
Mar 27, 2008 |
The best part was in the bar afterwards. Everybody was banned so it was a pretty relaxed atmosphere. I had a blast.
Shane Bond on life in the Indian Cricket League
Mar 27, 2008 |
I'll have a lot of regrets, most of them statistical, and most don't mean anything.
Stephen Fleming looks back at a career that confounded
Mar 21, 2008 |
Those actions suggest that, beneath the veneer of Jesse the Lad, actually lurks Jesse the Tosser.
Another view of Ryder from Steve Deane writing in the New Zealand Herald
Mar 1, 2008 |
Don't you know who I am? I'm New Zealand cricket.
Jesse Ryder's apparent comment to A&E staff when he arrived with his injured hand following the bar incident in Christchurch
Mar 1, 2008 |
Some people are always going to think that you're a traitor and I can live with that. I find it strange, though, that in any other job people accept that you try to improve your circumstances and get in a better position for your family but it's almost like you're not supposed to do that in sport.
Shane Bond on the reaction his his signing for the IPL
Feb 13, 2008 |
I've heard it all before, mate. I'm still working hard on the fitness. It is an issue. Getting fitter can't hurt my game.
New Zealand's Jesse Ryder responds to Adam Parore's digs
Feb 11, 2008 |
Jesse Ryder's favourite shot - tequila.
A banner at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington makes a jab at New Zealand's rotund opening batsman
Feb 10, 2008 |
I felt like a fish out of water. It was all a bit foreign. I was pretty nervous after six weeks without playing so things are pretty green at the moment.
Stephen Fleming after the Twenty20 charity match in Hamilton, his first competitive game in a while
Dec 27, 2007 |
[The reasons are] not for me to reveal. It's down as 'rested', but they're not for me to reveal.
New Zealand coach John Bracewell claimed to have inside knowledge on why Adam Gilchrist was rested for the final match of the Chappell-Hadlee series. He later apologised for the same comment.
Dec 22, 2007 |
At least I will be the only captain who won't have to worry about his hair melting.
Australia's captain, Allan Border, takes aim at his follicly-enhanced opposite numbers, Graham Gooch and Martin Crowe, ahead of the Australian Beach Cricket Tri-Series in Brisbane
Oct 20, 2007 |
He sulked when he lost; shouted when he was angry. Instead of lifting the dressing room in trying times, he became the chief mourner; the source of negativity.
George Dobell in the Birmingham Post with a scathing account of Mark Greatbatch's time as Warwickshire coach
Sep 19, 2007 |
Doing a few raids on gang houses wasn't particularly nice and mortuary stuff wasn't great. There were a few dead bodies along the line. It puts everthing into perspective. If you get hit for four, you get hit for four.
Shane Bond recounts his career as a cop
Mar 5, 2007 |
If it means cutting the finger off, if that's the worst-case scenario, if that's the last resort, I'll do that, there's no way I'm missing this.
Jacob Oram, who is nursing a broken finger, is willing to go to scary lengths to play the World Cup
Mar 1, 2007 |
We hope the white ball is clearer to see.
Stephen Fleming hopes for better fortunes in the one-dayers for his side, especially against Lasith Malinga, whose round-arm action with the red ball continues to baffle them
Dec 20, 2006 |
If this bloke's a Test match bowler than my backside is a fire engine.
David Lloyd confesses what he said the first time he saw Nathan Astle bowl
Oct 26, 2006 |
We're in a lucky position where our board considers breaks to be very important. Other boards look at breaks as an opportunity to make money.
Stephen Fleming sends out a message to those running cricket world over
Sep 26, 2006 |
I have got six months of no income coming up, with two kids and a family to feed. I can't sit here and look that far ahead to the domestic season. I have to travel down a road that is going to be new to me.
Craig McMillan, who was passed up for a central contract by New Zealand cricket, plans to dust off his CV and look for a job in the off season.
Jul 7, 2006 |
Daryl Harper - hopeless, Billy Bowden - a showpony,. Steve Bucknor - past his sell-by date.
Former England captain turned pundit Bob Willis slams the ICC's elite umpires
Nov 30, 2005 |
It would have been a very tough decision to make. If I was the fielding side and didn't get that one I would have been devastated.
Michael Kasprowicz sympathises with Billy Bowden's desperately difficult judgment to end the second Test
Aug 9, 2005 |
Everybody says John Wright did a good job, but what exactly did he do? He could not rectify Sourav Ganguly's short-pitched delivery problem for five years.
Ashok Malhotra, the former India Test batsman, disappointed after not being considered for the coaching position
May 18, 2005 |
Chris Cairns's mother is probably a very good cricketer.
Brett Lee comments on Chris Cairns's statement about how even his mother could lead this great Australian side
May 4, 2005 |
If those guys deserve to keep playing then I'll go 'Hee'.
Former New Zealand wicketkeeper turned commentator Ian Smith questions some selection choices
Mar 1, 2005 |
I'm certainly not able to function 100%, because I sleep too much.
Stephen Fleming introspects
Dec 25, 2004 |
Put it this way, 9994 runs, if you stick a decimal point in the middle of those figures it's the same as Sir Don Bradman's Test average.
Mark Richardson puts things in perspective after missing out on 10,000 first-class runs
Dec 18, 2004 |
I've made a couple of comments before about that joker and he's not the type of person you should take seriously.
Kevin Mitchell, the Gabba curator, has a go at John Bracewell and his conspiracy theories
Dec 15, 2004 |
I have a Test bowling average that is better than Sir Richard Hadlee's, and a 50-50 record in the end-of-series running race.
Mark Richardson lists his achievements after announcing his retirement from all forms of cricket
Dec 13, 2004 |
I don't think I will ever live it down if I come second.
Darren Lehmann speaks before his foot race with Mark Richardson ... which Richardson won
Dec 5, 2004 |
The greatest blessing is that there is no third Test against New Zealand, preventing further ridicule and plummeting ticket sales.
The plain-speaking Aussie journalist Malcolm Conn on the one-sided New Zealand series
Dec 4, 2004 |
The South Africans really struggled to understand the principle of the whole thing. They're very competitive and they took it a bit seriously . . . because I lost, it goes down in the record book as an unofficial dead heat.
Mark Richardson recalls his only defeat at the end-of-tour race against Neil McKenzie
Nov 28, 2004 |
Without a massive amount of pace on this tour we've got to look at other ways to skin the cat, and there's not a lot, to be honest.
New Zealand's captain Stephen Fleming looks forward with trepidation to the first Test against Australia
Nov 17, 2004 |
I am not going to be doing victory laps with four-for against that particular New Zealand side."
Stuart MacGill spells out exactly how much regard he has for the New Zealand squad currently in Australia
Nov 16, 2004 |
Thank God for the thriving DVD piracy trade on the subcontinent is about all I can say.
New Zealand's Mark Richardson is less than complimentary about life in Bangladesh
Nov 13, 2004 |
The reality of history suggests that John Howard has about as much chance of becoming the Test captain as the Kiwis have of beating Australia.
Journalist Malcolm Conn starts the Kiwi baiting
Nov 8, 2004 |