Northern Districts cricket team

The Northern Districts cricket team are one of six New Zealand first-class cricket teams that make up New Zealand Cricket.

Northern Districts
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Top: Northern Districts Cricket logo
Bottom: Emblem for the Twenty20 team, the Northern Knights
Personnel
CaptainDean Brownlie
CoachJames Pamment
Chief executiveBen MacCormack
Team information
ColoursNK
Founded1955
Home groundSeddon Park
Capacity10,000
History
First-class debutAuckland
in 1955
at Hamilton
Plunket Shield wins8
Ford Trophy wins7
Super Smash wins2
Official websiteNorthern Districts Cricket

They are based in the northern half of the North Island of New Zealand (excluding Auckland). They compete in the Plunket Shield first-class competition, the Ford Trophy domestic one-day competition and the Super Smash T20 competition as the Northern Knights.

Northern Districts, the last of the six current teams to attain first-class status, joined the Plunket Shield competition in 1956–57. The six district associations that make up Northern Districts are the Northland Cricket Association, Counties Manukau Cricket Association, Waikato Valley Cricket, Hamilton Cricket Association, Bay of Plenty Cricket and Poverty Bay Cricket Association.[1]

HonoursEdit

1962–63, 1979–80, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1999–00, 2006–07, 2009–10, 2011–12.

1979–80, 1994–95, 1997–98, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2008–09, 2009–10.

2013–14, 2017–18

GroundsEdit

SquadEdit

 
Northern Knights celebrate taking Martin Guptill's wicket, 26 December 2011.

Contracted players for the 2017/18 Season[2] [3] [4]

  • 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
22 Kane Williamson     New Zealand (1990-08-08) 8 August 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm off break NZC contract
4 Dean Brownlie     New Zealand (1984-07-30) 30 July 1984 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm medium Captain
Daniel Flynn     New Zealand (1985-04-16) 16 April 1985 (age 35) Left-handed Slow left-arm wrist-spin Occasional Wicket-keeper
Joe Carter   New Zealand (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 28) Right-handed
Bharat Popli   New Zealand (1984-05-30) 30 May 1984 (age 36) Right-handed
All-rounders
78 Corey Anderson     New Zealand (1990-12-13) 13 December 1990 (age 30) Left-handed Left arm medium-fast NZC contract
Colin de Grandhomme     New Zealand 22 July 1986 Right handed Right-arm fast-medium NZC contract
Mitchell Santner     New Zealand (1993-07-25) 25 July 1993 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox NZC contract
1 Jonathon Boult   New Zealand (1985-11-29) 29 November 1985 (age 35) Left-handed Right arm off break
Brett Hampton   New Zealand (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
47 Daryl Mitchell     New Zealand (1991-05-20) 20 May 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
11 BJ Watling     New Zealand (1985-07-09) 9 July 1985 (age 35) Right-handed NZC contract
24 Tim Seifert     New Zealand (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 26) Right-handed
Bowlers
8 Trent Boult     New Zealand (1989-07-22) 22 July 1989 (age 31) Right-handed Left arm medium-fast NZC contract
16 Tim Southee     New Zealand (1988-12-11) 11 December 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast NZC contract
Neil Wagner     New Zealand 13 March 1986 Left-handed Left-arm fast–medium NZC contract
17 Ish Sodhi     New Zealand (1992-10-31) 31 October 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm leg break NZC contract
44 Scott Kuggeleijn     New Zealand (1992-01-03) 3 January 1992 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
James Baker   New Zealand (1988-02-16) 16 February 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Zak Gibson   New Zealand (1997-03-19) 19 March 1997 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Tony Goodin   New Zealand (1988-11-23) 23 November 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "District Associations". Northern Districts Cricket. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.ndcricket.co.nz/news/contracts-finalised-for-northern-districts-2016-2017-season
  3. ^ http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/cricket/81522466/Zak-Gibson-and-Josef-Walker-receive-Northern-Districts-contracts-for-this-summer
  4. ^ "ND News – ND Cricket". Northern Districts Cricket Association. Retrieved 21 May 2018.

External linksEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Winston Hooper, Everest to Vettori: The ND Story, Northern Districts Cricket, Hamilton, 2006