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New Zealand Women's One-Day Competition

The Hallyburton Johnstone Shield is the premier domestic women's one-day cricket competition in New Zealand. The competition was first competed for as the State Insurance Cup, from 1998–99, replacing the national tournament (Hallyburton Johnstone Shield).[1] A Twenty20 competition was added in 2007-08. It is contested in a round-robin format, in which each of the six teams plays each other - once at Twenty20, then twice in one-day matches. Each team hosts two others, and one round is held at Lincoln immediately after Christmas each year, with all teams playing one day on each of the three grounds at the venue. The two teams that finish at the top of the respective tables then compete in a final to determine the champions at each format.

Hallyburton Johnstone Shield
FormerlyState Insurance Cup (1998-2001); State League (2001-2009); Action Cricket Cup (2010-12)
SportOne-day cricket
Founded20th century
Inaugural season1998–99
No. of teams6
Country New Zealand
Most recent
Auckland Hearts
Most titlesCanterbury Magicians (8 titles, including 1 shared)


The five teams which competed in the inaugural season of the State Insurance Cup – Auckland Hearts, Canterbury Magicians, Central Districts Hinds, Otago Sparks and Wellington Blaze – were joined in the following 1999–2000 season by a sixth team, Northern Districts Spirit.

The inaugural State Insurance Cup was won by Canterbury,[2] beating Auckland by 167 runs. The same two sides contested the next four finals, with Auckland winning on each occasion. The only shared title was in 2003–04, when rain prevented any play on either the original or reserve day, resulting in Canterbury and Wellington being declared joint winners. Rain also prevented play in the one-day final in 2009–10, but Central Districts were declared the competition winners as they had topped the points table in the round-robin.

Canterbury Magicians have been the dominant team winning nine One-day competitions out of 19 and the Twenty20 competition four times out of 10 as of 2017; historically they have runs of 9 and 11 consecutive titles through the 80s and 90s.[1]

One-day competition Twenty20 competition
Season Winner Runner-up Winner Runner-up
1998-99 Canterbury Magicians Auckland Hearts
1999-2000 Auckland Hearts Canterbury Magicians
2000-01 Auckland Hearts Canterbury Magicians
2001-02 Auckland Hearts Canterbury Magicians
2002-03 Auckland Hearts Canterbury Magicians
2003-04 Canterbury Magicians and Wellington (final rained-off)
2004-05 Canterbury Magicians Auckland Hearts
2005-06 Central Districts Hinds Canterbury Magicians
2006-07 Canterbury Magicians Wellington Blaze
2007-08 Canterbury Magicians Central Districts Hinds Canterbury Magicians
2008-09 Canterbury Magicians Wellington Blaze Wellington Blaze Canterbury Magicians
2009-10 Central Districts Wellington Blaze Central Districts Hinds Auckland Hearts
2010-11 Canterbury Magicians Wellington Blaze Canterbury Magicians Wellington Blaze
2011-12 Auckland Hearts Canterbury Magicians Canterbury Magicians Auckland Hearts
2012-13 Canterbury Magicians Auckland Hearts Wellington Blaze Canterbury Magicians
2013-14 Otago Sparks Auckland Hearts Auckland Hearts Canterbury Magicians
2014-15 Auckland Hearts Canterbury Magicians Wellington Blaze Otago Sparks
2015-16 Auckland Hearts Wellington Blaze Canterbury Magicians Central Districts Hinds
2016-17 Canterbury Magicians Auckland Hearts Otago Sparks Canterbury Magicians[3]
2017-18 Auckland Hearts Wellington Blaze Wellington Blaze Auckland Hearts
2018–19 Central Districts Hinds Auckland Hearts Wellington Blaze Canterbury Magicians


  1. ^ a b Watkin, Evan (October 2015). "The History of Women's Domestic Cricket in New Zealand" (PDF). Cricket Wellington. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "Canterbury Women v Auckland Women". CricketArchive. 1999-01-23. Retrieved 2010-02-23.
  3. ^ "Cricket: Canterbury win women's one-day final". The New Zealand Herald. February 12, 2017. Retrieved August 14, 2017.

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