Ellis is only the second player in New Zealand domestic history to have played over 100 games in each format
All the major talking points from the week gone by in the Super Smash
- Andrew Ellis announces retirement to end 18-year career
- Central Districts drop Jesse Ryder from contracts list
- Rob Nicol retires from international and domestic cricket
- Michael Papps announces first-class retirement
Canterbury's last-wicket pair survived seven overs to earn them four crucial points, while Northern Districts collected eight. The win would've been worth 20 points had they won
The Plunket Shield witnessed a rare double-declaration as Central Districts and Canterbury strove for a decisive result in a rain-hit match. That result arrived in dramatic fashion
The Major Associations set to contract 16 players each overall, one more than last season
The 35-year old was best known for scoring a century on ODI debut, and more recently, captained Auckland to the T20 championship in 2015
The first man to score 10,000 runs in the Plunket Shield has called time on his playing days
In a Ford Trophy match in Auckland, Jeet Raval's drive rebounded off Andrew Ellis' head for six, before the bowler passed a concussion test and completed the match
Ben Stokes made his first significant impact during his stint with Canterbury as he struck a powerful 93 off 47 balls in the Super Smash against Otago
Ben Stokes is preparing to play his first game of competitive cricket since he was arrested in September following a street brawl in Bristol
Stokes will be available for selection for Canterbury's 50-over Ford Trophy match against Otago in Rangiora on Sunday.
While Ben Stokes keeps a low profile, the prospect of him returning to action in New Zealand has brought a mixed response
Auckland's bowlers overcame a solid resistance from Canterbury's middle order to pick up a 24-run win in a chase of 316 in Auckland
Fast bowler Hamish Bennett took ten wickets, and Tom Blundell took ten catches to go with two unbeaten knocks as Wellington consolidated their position at the top of the table
The two openers scored centuries while the fast bowler picked up a five-for to lead Central Districts to a victory by an innings and 86 runs
The 21-year-old left-arm wristspinner edged out Northern Districts by eight runs with a second-innings haul of 7 for 64
The two New Zealand internationals bagged 11 wickets between them to secure 17 points for Otago in their season opener
A round-up form the latest action in the Plunket Shield which featured the first round of pink-ball floodlit matches
Peter Fulton surged to the fastest century in New Zealand List A cricket as Canterbury ended an 11-year wait for one-day silverware with a 28-run victory in the Ford Trophy final at Rangiora
Peter Younghusband, who has made cameos on the field as a substitute for New Zealand, gained the final Wellington contract as New Zealand's six major associations completed their signing of players for the upcoming season
Andrew Ellis and Henry Nicholls produced fine displays with ball and bat respectively to help Canterbury romp to a comfortable seven-wicket win against Northern Districts in Hamilton
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