Central Hinds

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The Central Hinds are the women's representative cricket team of the Central Districts Cricket Association, based in central New Zealand. They play their home games at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, McLean Park, Napier, Fitzherbert Park, Palmerston North, Saxton Oval, Nelson and other CDCA home venues. They compete in the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield one-day competition and the Women's Super Smash Twenty20 competition.

Central Hinds
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Personnel
CaptainNatalie Dodd (one-day) Jess Watkin (T20)
CoachJamie Watkins
Team information
ColoursCS Green and gold
FoundedFirst recorded match: 1979
Home groundPukekura Park, New Plymouth
Secondary home ground(s)McLean Park, Napier
Saxton Oval, Nelson
Donnelly Park, Levin
Fitzherbert Park, Palmerston North
History
First-class debutCanterbury
in 1979
at Porritt Park, Christchurch
HBJS wins3
SS wins1
Official websiteCentral Hinds

HistoryEdit

The Central Districts Cricket Association comprises eight District associations: Hawke's Bay, Horowhenua-Kapiti, Manawatu, Taranaki, Wairarapa and Wanganui in the North Island, and Marlborough and Nelson in the South Island.[1]

Central Districts joined the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield for the 1979–80 season and finished fourth with one win and three draws.[2] In 1982–83, they finished second for the first time, behind Canterbury, who dominated the period.[3]

Central Districts won their first title in 2005–06 (when the one-day competition was named the State League), finishing second in the group stage before beating Canterbury in the final, helped by three wickets from Zara McWilliams and 55* from Sara McGlashan.[4][5] They were runners-up in 2007–08 before winning their second one-day competition in 2009–10, with the final rained-off and therefore winning the title as they had topped the group stage.[6][7] They also won their only Super Smash title the same season, beating Auckland in the final by eight wickets.[8]

Central Districts won their third one-day title in 2018–19, topping the group stage before beating Auckland in the final.[9] Central Districts batter Natalie Dodd was the leading run-scorer in the competition, with 652 runs.[10]

GroundsEdit

Central Districts' first primary home ground was Manawaroa Park, Palmerston North, with some matches played at Ongley Park in the same city.[11]

In the 1990s, the side began playing at Victoria Park, Whanganui, as well as Fitzherbert Park in Palmerston North. In 1998, Central Districts began playing in Napier, especially at Nelson Park, but also later at McLean Park. From the 2000s, their primary grounds were Pukekura Park, New Plymouth and Fitzherbert Park, along with stints at grounds such as Queen Elizabeth Park and Cornwall Park, Hastings. In 2020–21, Central Districts primarily used Pukekura Park, as well as McLean Park for two matches with Super Smash matches being played as doubleheaders with the men's team, the Central Stags for the third consecutive season.

In 2021–22, the side used Saxton Oval, Nelson for the first time, as well as returning to Donnelly Park, McLean Park and Fitzherbert Park.[11][12][13]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Based on players for the 2021–22 season.[14] Players in bold have international caps.

No. Name Nationality Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batters
17 Emily Cunningham   New Zealand (1997-07-05) 5 July 1997 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm leg break CDCA contract
33 Cate Pedersen   New Zealand (2002-07-31) 31 July 2002 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium CDCA contract
88 Kerry-Anne Tomlinson   New Zealand (1990-01-19) 19 January 1990 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium CDCA contract
All-rounders
4 Mikaela Greig   New Zealand (1995-04-22) 22 April 1995 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off break CDCA contract
8 Jess Watkin   New Zealand (1998-05-07) 7 May 1998 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break Captain; CDCA contract
74 Hannah Rowe   New Zealand (1996-10-03) 3 October 1996 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium NZC contract
23 Georgia Atkinson   New Zealand (2000-04-23) 23 April 2000 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm leg break CDCA contract
Ocean Bartlett   New Zealand (2003-06-27) 27 June 2003 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm leg break CDCA contract
25 Ashtuti Kumar   New Zealand (2003-07-19) 19 July 2003 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm off break CDCA contract
Wicket-keepers
3 Natalie Dodd   New Zealand (1992-11-22) 22 November 1992 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off break Captain; CDCA contract
19 Kate Gaging   New Zealand (2001-07-19) 19 July 2001 (age 21) Right-handed
Gemma Sims   New Zealand (2001-07-27) 27 July 2001 (age 21) Right-handed
Bowlers
2 Anna Gaging   New Zealand (2001-07-19) 19 July 2001 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium
7 Rosemary Mair   New Zealand (1998-11-07) 7 November 1998 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium NZC contract
11 Melissa Hansen   New Zealand (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium CDCA contract
15 Monique Rees   New Zealand (2000-09-29) 29 September 2000 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium CDCA contract
20 Claudia Green   New Zealand (1997-12-06) 6 December 1997 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium CDCA contract
Aniela Apperley   New Zealand (2004-09-12) 12 September 2004 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm medium

Notable playersEdit

Players who have played for Central Districts and played internationally are listed below, in order of first international appearance (given in brackets):[15]

Players who have played for Central Districts and played internationally in sports other than cricket are listed below:

Coaching staffEdit

  • Head Coach: Jamie Watkins[14]

HonoursEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Districts Cricket Association/Districts". Central Districts Cricket Association. 2007. Archived from the original on 5 July 2007. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Hallyburton Johnstone Shield 1979–80". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Hansells Cup 1982–83". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  4. ^ "State League 2005–06/Points Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Canterbury Women v Central Districts Women, 28 January 2006". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  6. ^ "State League 2007/08". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  7. ^ "New Zealand Cricket Women's One Day Competition 2009–10". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Central Districts Women v Auckland Women, 30 January 2010". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Hallyburton Johnstone Shield 2018–19". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  10. ^ "Batting and Fielding in Hallyburton Johnstone Shield 2018–19 (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  11. ^ a b "Women's First-Class Matches played by Central Districts Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  12. ^ "Women's List A Matches played by Central Districts Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  13. ^ "Women's Twenty20 Matches played by Central Districts Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  14. ^ a b "Central Hinds". Central Districts Cricket. Retrieved 29 October 2021.
  15. ^ "Central Districts Women Players". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 April 2021.