cricket

By TRACEY ROXBURGH One of Queenstown's most highly-regarded artists is being remembered as a "Renaissance man", a lover of a good debate, an armchair philosopher and the holder of an irreverent sense of humour. Peter Beadle died aged 87 at Lakes...
He came to Queenstown to open the resort’s first ice rink and now, 55 years later, after other stints in the food business and transport industry, Eion Buckley’s retiring — or just about. He talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about...

Cricket fever at Events Centre

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown Events Centre’s this week hosting major local, national and even international cricket. Queenstown Cricket Club’s annual T20 competition climaxes tomorrow with defending champs Wakatipu Warlords and Arrowtown Massive contesting the final at 5.30pm. In last Friday’s semis, Wakatipu...
By GUY WILLIAMS In a dream scenario for any young cricketer, Queenstown’s Toby Hart got to rub shoulders with the New Zealand A team last week. The 17-year-old fast bowler, who was named in the national under-19 development squad this winter,...

Dux award caps stellar year

By PHILIP CHANDLER Anyone who aspires to be a neurosurgeon’s probably pretty brainy — and in the case of Wakatipu High school leaver Om Alva, you’d certainly be right. The 18-year-old, who started his final exams last week, has been named...

‘Bespoke’ base

By MATTHEW MCKEW West Indies cricketing legend Chris Gayle could be among international sporting superstars based in Queenstown if there’s progress on talks to make the resort a ‘‘bespoke’’ isolation base. City Hall, the government, Southern District Health Board, NZ Cricket...

Rovers feeling the blues

By MATTHEW MCKEW Four weeks of disrupted training has left Queenstown Rovers manager ‘‘frustrated’’, to say the least, and he’s desperate to see a solution. Jamie Whitmarsh says there were some serious words had after the men’s senior football side lost...

Support for sports

By MATTHEW MCKEW A $151 million overhaul of Queenstown Events Centre - including the resort's first full-size artificial turf pitches  - is set public consultation. The proposal includes an extension to the swimming pool and new buildings, where the existing main...

Local teams triumph

By PHILIP CHANDLER Despite travelling away, Queenstown Cricket Club's seniors and senior reserves both won their 40-over Otago Country finals last Saturday. In Oturehua, the seniors posted 210, Swaran Sandhu scoring 85, then held Maniototo to 190 - Adam Hubber and Sam...
Queenstown Events Centre continues to be lauded as the world's best cricket venue even though it's nearly six years since it last hosted a men's international. The latest in a line of cricket greats to extol John Davies Oval is...

Ballistic 174

Cam Jackson's pictured after his astonishing, record-breaking knock of 174 in the Queenstown Cricket Club T20 competition last Friday. The 18-year-old Otago A player, who brought up his century at the start of the 13th over, hit the hapless Jack's...

Carnival for next generation

A home tournament next week presents a great opportunity for Wakatipu High's top cricketers to kickstart their year. The school's one of eight playing in the third annual Queenstown Schools Cricket Carnival. An Aussie rep team from the Orange District Cricket...
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