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Rutherford takes NZ A to tri-series success

Abundant batting line-up or not, England Lions have not advanced their World Cup claims by the manner in which they have twice been dismantled by an experienced New Zealand A in the Royal London tri-series

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Bairstow masks weak Lions display

England Lions' 22-run defeat flattered them. Were it not for a world-class knock from Jonny Bairstow, the margin of defeat would have been sizeable enough to worry about England's ODI reserves.

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Stewart and Hopkins punish England Lions

A blistering 88 off just 39 balls from Shanan Stewart and an aggressive 41 from wicketkeeper Gareth Hopkins shut England Lions out of the Twenty20 match in New Plymouth as New Zealand A punished their bowlers, scoring a mammoth 227 for 6

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Ingram and Diamanti set up win for New Zealand A

The pitch at Fitzherbert Park behaved in much the same way as the tracks used for the ODI series between India and New Zealand, playing host to a run-fest in which over 700 runs were scored

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Robertson ton secures tense draw for NZ A

England came within one wicket of winning the two-match series against New Zealand A but faced formidable resistance from Iain Robertson and had to settle for a draw on the final day at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval

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Wright ton leaves host with massive chase

Luke Wright's brisk century carried England Lions to a massive total, and going into the final day in Lincoln the tourists were nine wickets away from claiming the series

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Davies leads England Lions to sizeable lead

Fast bowler Mark Davies took four wickets to help England Lions dismiss New Zealand A for 243 in their first innings in Lincoln, giving the visitors a valuable first-innings lead of 103

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Patel helps England Lions recover after poor start

Samit Patel, dropped from England's ODI and Twenty20 sides for being overweight, took out his disappointment against New Zealand A on the first day of England Lions' four-day match at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln

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How powers New Zealand A to 375

Captain Jamie How led from the front with a patient 161 as New Zealand A piled on the runs in Queenstown. Wicketkeeper Peter Ingram and James Franklin provided support with fifties as the hosts finished strongly on a luckless day for the England Lions

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Trott and Patel lead England Lions to 493

Centuries from Jonathan Trott and Samit Patel led England Lions to an imposing 493 for 5 on the second day of the unofficial Test against New Zealand A in Queenstown

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Key and Moore dominate New Zealand A

Openers Robert Key and Stephen Moore dominated the New Zealand A bowling attack as England Lions got themselves into a comfortable position at 123 for no loss in the first unofficial Test in Queenstown

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Under-19 players to join A tour

Five of the New Zealand Under-19 team's most promising players will join the A side's winter training squad for close to three weeks in Darwin

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RP Singh swings it India's way

India A are chasing 205 for victory on the final day of the four-day Top End Series match against New Zealand A at Darwin

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India stumble after Chawla's five-wicket haul

India A stuttered in their first innings after Piyush Chawla's five-wicket haul helped restrict New Zealand A to 332 on the second day of their Top End Series encounter in Darwin

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Australia choke New Zealand

Riding on a quickfire fifty from Brad Haddin and the bowling trio of Brett Dorey, Shane Watson and Dan Cullen, Australia A handed New Zealand A its second defeat of the day at Darwin

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Misbah stars as Pakistan trounce NZ

Powered by captain Misbah-ul-Haq's unbeaten 107, Pakistan A trounced New Zealand A by 60 runs in the inaugural Twenty20 match of the Top End Series in Darwin

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Three A-teams to tour Australia early next year

A-teams from India, Pakistan and New Zealand will tour Australia for a the top end series - comprising Twenty20, one-day and four-day fixtures - to be held in Darwin and Cairns in July 2006

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Mubarak stars in Sri Lanka A win

Jehan Mubarak shone with both bat and ball as New Zealand A were restricted to 239 for 6 in their pursuit of Sri Lanka A's 251