Raw and raging
Raw and raging

Brendon McCullum's book has the story of his career but also far too much bile and score-settling

The villain who wasn't
The villain who wasn't

Can you piss off a whole country and yet remain a cracking bloke? Yes, if you are Trevor Chappell

The people's legend
The people's legend

Brendon McCullum is a New Zealand icon because he's equal parts good bloke, straight shooter and gambler - not an untouchable deity but rather the guy from two doors down

Cricket in rugby country
Cricket in rugby country

Unlike in the subcontinent, where cricket rules hearts and minds, in New Zealand everything starts and ends with rugby

A cricket fan's New Zealand survival guide
A cricket fan's New Zealand survival guide

A cheat sheet to help the visitor understand the idiosyncrasies of the New Zealand sports fan in his natural environment

Heaven for cricket aficionados
Heaven for cricket aficionados

It's where Dan Vettori came from, but there's much more to Hamilton, including 100-grand heroes and malicious rain

The comeback city
The comeback city

It's time to close one long, historical chapter of Christchurch cricket and start writing a new one

Quirk central
Quirk central

In the New Zealand city with the longest history of the sport, the non-cricket part is fun too

Here, there and everywhere
Here, there and everywhere

There's a whole world beyond Eden Park for the cricket fan

Phil's place
Phil's place

The weird and wonderful city that has made a hero out of a groundsman

Kiwi quirk
Kiwi quirk

The weird and wonderful city that makes a hero out of a groundsman

Dressed for success
Dressed for success

How you're kitted out says a lot about you. Memorable bits of clobber that revealed the most

The Vincent punishment
The Vincent punishment

What incentive do other players have of confessing their involvement in fixing if a lifetime ban is all that they can expect?

McCullum's triumph and Vincent's shame
McCullum's triumph and Vincent's shame

For New Zealand's cricketers - and cricket fans - it seems the highs are destined to never last long

I feel sad for cricket
I feel sad for cricket

The integrity of the game is taking a massive, but necessary, hit with the Lou Vincent revelations

Trusting a man with two first names
Trusting a man with two first names

New Zealand's selectors have taken a punt on 27-year-old offspinner Mark Craig, highlighting the anaemic state of spin bowling in the land

The Basin bucket list
The Basin bucket list

Visit the museum, frolic on the grass, and watch the game from a special, er, urinal

Kiwi fans, soak in this winning feeling
Kiwi fans, soak in this winning feeling

New Zealand played like a team that cared a lot. This unexpected win is one to savour

Cricket commentary for those without sensible trousers
Cricket commentary for those without sensible trousers

A new venture in New Zealand aims to put talk of Linda Hamilton, parmesan and cocktail hour alongside cricket chat

Blood and orange
Blood and orange

Expect spectators to arrive at New Zealand grounds prepared to put their bodies on the line for a six-figure sum