Luke Ronchi marked his return to the Wellington side by smashing 102 off 46 balls, but it proved insufficient against Auckland, who chased down a 207-run target off the last ball
A combined bowling effort from the Central Districts pace attack, and an improved batting performance in the second innings gave them a seven-wicket win against Wellington in Nelson
The allrounder, who was in remarkable form for Nottinghamshire in the county season, will join the team after completing his stint in the BPL
Fast bowler Hamish Bennett took ten wickets, and Tom Blundell took ten catches to go with two unbeaten knocks as Wellington consolidated their position at the top of the table
The allrounder took 4 for 60 and 6 for 57 to drown out a spirited fightback from Northern Districts
Stephen Murdoch waltzed to his 13th first-class ton while Hamish Bennett bagged a match haul of seven wickets match as Wellington prevailed by an innings and 43 runs
A round-up form the latest action in the Plunket Shield which featured the first round of pink-ball floodlit matches
Peter Fulton surged to the fastest century in New Zealand List A cricket as Canterbury ended an 11-year wait for one-day silverware with a 28-run victory in the Ford Trophy final at Rangiora
Peter Younghusband, who has made cameos on the field as a substitute for New Zealand, gained the final Wellington contract as New Zealand's six major associations completed their signing of playe
Hamish Marshall, Gloucestershire's veteran batsman, has announced he will be leaving at the end of the season after 11 years with the club.
A round-up from the latest action in New Zealand's Twenty20 competition as Auckland comfortably overcome Wellington
The next stage in the career of troubled New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder began in fine style with a century on debut for Otago.
A round-up of matches played in Plunket Shield 2012-13
A quickfire 174 by Jesse Ryder propelled Wellington to a five-wicket victory against Central Districts in Napier