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Cricket: Hopkins no longer a stop-gap as Aussies take notice

Cricket: Hopkins no longer a stop-gap as Aussies take notice

An Australian journalist stared at the New Zealand cricketer at the press conference and nudged his mate. "Who's he?" The shaven-headed chap peering over the top table beside his skipper was Gareth Hopkins, hardly a household name in Australia and someone who wouldn't have featured much on the tourists' pre-series scouting list.

Cricket: Volts missing key trio for Canty game

Cricket: Volts missing key trio for Canty game

Otago is feeling the effects of a long season, with injuries robbing the squad of key personnel towards the business end of the Plunket Shield.

Cricket: Ponting's plan works as NZ play catch-up

Cricket: Ponting's plan works as NZ play catch-up

Ricky Ponting's cunning plan came off and the Australian cricket captain is vowing to try and thwart New Zealand's liking for chasing runs and close out the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy one-day series in Auckland tomorrow.

Cricket: Vettori demands better from batsmen

Cricket: Vettori demands better from batsmen

Captain Daniel Vettori is demanding his New Zealand cricket batsmen take ownership for their performances in Auckland on Thursday to stop the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy slipping back across the Tasman.

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