cricket

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...

Sports clubs’ sticky wicket

The Queenstown Cricket Club's hoping the $12,000 it'll have to pay to use council grounds next year will mean better service. Last week City Hall hiked its fees for community facilities, parks and reserves, among other things, after a public...
A Queenstowner's been named captain of New Zealand's over-60s cricket team. John Cushen's skippering the team in an over-60s Australian inter-state tournament, starting in Penrith, Sydney, this Sunday. The 68-year-old, who played in the same tournament in Canberra last year, takes...
A Queenstowner was in the crowd supporting banned Aussie cricketing great David Warner when he returned to the crease last month. Jeremy Pyers, who recently settled in the resort after coming and going for 10 years, watched his great mate...

Stumped over cricket snub

Queenstown cricket fans are miffed at missing out on international action this coming summer – but a councillor says other destinations are spending more to snag games. The Events Centre's John Davies Oval hosted nine Under-19 Cricket World Games early...
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