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Canterbury is a New Zealand First-class cricket team based in Canterbury, New Zealand. It is one of six teams that make up New Zealand Cricket and has been the second most successful domestic team in New Zealand history. They compete in the Plunket Shield First-class competition and the Ford Trophy one day competition. They also compete in the Super Smash competition as the Canterbury Kings.

Canterbury
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Canterbury Kings logo
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Bottom: Logo for Twenty20, Canterbury Kings
Twenty20 nameCanterbury Kings
Personnel
CaptainNew Zealand Cole McConchie
CoachNew Zealand Brendon Donkers
Team information
Founded1864
Home groundHagley Oval
Capacity20,000
History
First-class debutOtago
in 1864
at Dunedin
Official website:Canterbury Cricket

First-class

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One-day

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T20

Contents

HonoursEdit

1922-23, 1930–31, 1934–35, 1945–46, 1948–49, 1951–52, 1955–56, 1959–60, 1964–65, 1975–76, 1983–84, 1993–94, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2007–08, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016-17.

1971-72, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1985–86, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999-00, 2005–06, 2016-17.

2005-06.

GroundsEdit

Canterbury play their home matches at Hagley Oval in Christchurch and Mainpower Oval in Rangiora.

Current squadEdit

 
Chris Cairns starts a run-up at Eden Park in 2006
  • No. denotes the player's squad number, as worn on the back of their shirt.
  •   denotes players with international caps.
No. Name Nationality Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Michael Pollard   New Zealand (1989-11-02) 2 November 1989 (age 29) Right-handed
Leo Carter   New Zealand (1994-12-10) 10 December 1994 (age 24) Left-handed Right arm off break
Michael Davidson   New Zealand (1992-09-03) 3 September 1992 (age 26) Left-handed
Ken McClure   New Zealand (1994-10-25) 25 October 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm off break
Henry Nicholls     New Zealand (1991-11-15) 15 November 1991 (age 27) Left-handed Right arm off break NZC contract
Nick Kwant   New Zealand (1997-03-01) 1 March 1997 (age 22) Left-handed
All-rounders
Andrew Ellis     New Zealand (1982-03-24) 24 March 1982 (age 37) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast captain
Cole McConchie   New Zealand (1992-01-12) 12 January 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm off break
Ben Stokes     England (1991-06-04) 4 June 1991 (age 28) Left-handed Right arm medium-fast
Daniel Sams   Australia (1992-10-27) 27 October 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium
Wicket-keepers
Cameron Fletcher   New Zealand (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 26) Right-handed
Tom Latham     New Zealand (1992-04-02) 2 April 1992 (age 27) Left-handed Right arm medium NZC contract
Bowlers
Todd Astle     New Zealand (1986-09-24) 24 September 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Jeremy Benton   New Zealand (1987-03-23) 23 March 1987 (age 32) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Kyle Jamieson   New Zealand (1994-12-30) 30 December 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm medium
Matt Henry     New Zealand (1991-12-14) 14 December 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium NZC contract
Edward Nuttall   New Zealand (1993-07-15) 15 July 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Left arm medium-fast
Henry Shipley   New Zealand (1996-05-10) 10 May 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Will Williams   New Zealand (1992-10-06) 6 October 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium

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Notable playersEdit

RecordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Left-arm spinner Jeremy Benton gains final Canterbury cricket contract". Stuff. Retrieved 18 October 2018.

https://web.archive.org/web/20081014092016/http://nzcpa.co.nz/news/recent-news/nr1175555685.html

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