Halswell Suns

We are a newly formed team this season but most of the team have played together before at premier level. We are currently playing B grade in the Canterbury competition. We started the team up to help bring some of the clubs young players through the grades and for the old boys the keep playing…

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Golden Oldies get behind Grant’s Tour de Cure

Golden Oldies has been supporting charities for a long time and this really shows the on-going and far reaching nature of the charitable support, community spirit and global fraternity of Golden Oldies Rugby. Previously posted on The Northern Star. While lying flat out in a hospital bed recovering from prostate cancer five years ago, bicycle…

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AUSTRALIA vs INDIA TIED TEST

Alan Border refers to it as the forgotten tied test which in itself is remarkable. There are so many vignettes in this story that make a fascinating picture – Gavaskar’s 100th consecutive test, Greg Matthews bowling in 45 degrees with his hat on and taking 10 in the match, Dean Jones a double century while…

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Masters Maroons Win Veterans 6s Championship

First posted on Sundaytimes.lk Sri Lanka Masters National Hockey Maroon team led by senior National Player Ashok Peiris emerged unbeaten champions defeating Sri Lanka Masters National Hockey Gold team on penalty strokes (2-1) in the final of the Kandy Veterans Hockey 6s organised by Kandy District Hockey Association and Seetha Devi Sports Club and played…

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Inaugural NSW over 50’s cricket championships

Great to see a few of our Golden Oldies Cricket Teams were featured yesterday in the Port Macquarie News. Led by Kevin Pike, regular attendees Newcastle’s Lord Taverners were one of the first to register for the 2018 Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival in Christchurch, as part of the Special Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration. We…

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Golden Oldies Cricket in Barbados

Golden Oldies Cricket Festival launches Reprinted from the Nationnews AUSTRALIA will be leading the charge of overseas entries with 21 teams when Barbados plays host to the 2017 Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival in just a few months. With over 600 visitors coming in from South Africa, United Kingdom, Canada, Sri Lanka, United States of…

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Who organised cricket’s first World Cup?

Question: Who organised cricket’s first World Cup? Clue, it is a trick question. Answer: Rachael Heyhoe Flint organised cricket’s first World Cup, the women’s World Cup of 1973, and what’s more she organised it single-handedly, two years before the men played their first world tournament. Heyhoe Flint, 77, died last week, honoured as a Baroness…

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To bounce or not to bounce?

How many captains have faced that dilemma when probing every avenue in a bid to win a Test match? It confronted New Zealand captain Kane Williamson after he chose to bowl first in the first Test against Bangladesh at Wellington’s Basin Reserve in early January. The visiting team put on 595-8 declared. New Zealand replied…

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Brendon McCullum Declared, with Greg McGee (Review)

Published by Mower Publications.   Brendon McCullum achieved, for a New Zealander, a significant place in cricket. Just how that will be remembered time will tell. There’s no doubt he had an impact on the game with his blistering batting when on song. He retired with a dossier full of statistical credits. Second highest run…

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Kiwiana!

Closing Function theme – Kiwiana Need dress up ideas for the closing function’s Kiwiana theme? Here are our top five picks. Plenty more where that came from! Rent, buy or make your own costume, it’s the feeling of Kiwiana in the air that will make the night truly special! Lord of the Rings Kiwifruit  Plants…

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