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New Zealand domestic awards

Williamson named Northern Districts' best

Kane Williamson has capped off his rapid rise in New Zealand's domestic cricket by being named Northern Districts' cricketer of the year for 2008-09

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Auckland v Central Districts, 2008-09 State Championship final, 5th day

Auckland overcome spirited Central Districts for title

Auckland had to survive some nervy moments before clinching their fourth State Championship in eight years at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln

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Auckland v Central Districts, 2008-09 State Championship final, 4th day

Auckland chase 188 for win

Central Districts clawed their way back into the State Championship final after putting up a solid second-innings total against Auckland at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval

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Auckland v Central Districts, 2008-09 State Championship final, 3rd day

Auckland keep Central Districts on the mat

Auckland maintained their stranglehold on Central Districts after the third day of the State Championship final in Lincoln

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Auckland v Central Districts, 2008-09 State Championship final, 2nd day

Jones and Kitchen sink Central Districts

Centuries to Richard Jones and Anaru Kitchen put Auckland in a commanding position in the State Championship final in Lincoln

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Auckland v Central Districts, 2008-09 State Championship final, 2nd day

Kitchen and Jones put Auckland in pole position

Anaru Kitchen stroked a fluent 115 as Auckland assumed total command at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval. He was given good support by captain Richard Jones, who scored 109, as they ended with a sizeable lead

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Auckland v Central Districts, 2008-09 State Championship final, 1st day

Shaw five-for puts Auckland in command

A five-wicket haul from Lance Shaw ensured Auckland took opening-day honours against Central Districts in the final of the State Championship at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval

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New Zealand cricket

Oram targets championship game

Jacob Oram, the New Zealand allrounder, has said he will pull out of the IPL if he does not recover from his Achilles tendon injury before the first-class championship game starting April 5