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A gentleman’s sport

There has been some interesting debate recently about the discrepancy in financial spoils for the country’s top female sportswomen compared to their male counterparts, as the popularity and profile of women’s sport grows – Morgan


Auckland Aces 201 all out (batting second), Northern Knights 302/8 Eden Park, Auckland, January 3 2016 The first weekend in January is, tragically, one of the very rare times of the year when there is no football on in New Zealand. It’s a strange, empty feeling where the sense of […]

It’s time for us

When it comes to football, sometimes people say “every World Cup should be in Italy in 1990”. When it comes to my other favourite sport, cricket, I’ve always thought that there should be a similar saying: Every World Cup should be in New Zealand and Australia in 1992. When the […]


New Zealand 1, Australia 6 ASB Stadium, Auckland, September 22 2012 Last night I attended my first ever game of futsal, a variant of football that I have never paid any attention to in the past. Indoor football has always seemed to me a similar sort of proposition to 20/20 […]

Seddon Park: A Love Story

In late January 1990, Sachin Tendulkar was 16 years old. I was 14. He had played a handful of test matches for India and was about to embark on his first overseas tour outside the sub-continent. I had played quite a lot of cricket in my school lunch hours and […]