Northern Districts men's cricket team

The Northern Districts men's 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: Logo for the Twenty20 team, the Northern Brave
Personnel
CoachGraeme Aldridge
Chief executiveBen MacCormack
Team information
Founded1955
Home groundSeddon Park
Capacity10,000
History
First-class debutAuckland
in 1955
at Hamilton
Plunket Shield wins8
The Ford Trophy wins7
Men's Super Smash wins3
Official websitewww.ndcricket.co.nz

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 Men's Super Smash T20 competition as the Northern Brave. The T20 team was previously known as the Northern Knights until the 2021–22 season, when both the men's and women's teams were rebranded under the same name.[1]

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.[2]

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, 2021-22

GroundsEdit

SquadEdit

 
Northern Knights celebrate taking Martin Guptill's wicket, 26 December 2011.
 
Former Northern Knights Twenty20 emblem

Contracted players for the 2017/18 Season[3][4][5]

  • 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 31) Right-handed Right arm off break NZC contract
4 Dean Brownlie     New Zealand (1984-07-30) 30 July 1984 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm medium Captain
22 Jeet Raval     New Zealand (1988-05-22) 22 May 1988 (age 34) Left-handed Left arm leg break & googly
5 Joe Carter   New Zealand (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm off break
14 Henry Cooper   New Zealand (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm off break
21 Katene Clarke   New Zealand (1999-09-21) 21 September 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm slow-medium
All-rounders
Colin de Grandhomme     New Zealand (1986-07-22) 22 July 1986 (age 35) Right handed Right-arm fast-medium NZC contract
33 Mitchell Santner     New Zealand (1993-07-25) 25 July 1993 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox NZC contract
13 Anton Devcich     New Zealand (1985-09-28) 28 September 1985 (age 36) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
30 Brett Hampton   New Zealand (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Wicket-keepers
11 BJ Watling     New Zealand (1985-07-09) 9 July 1985 (age 36) Right-handed NZC contract
24 Tim Seifert     New Zealand (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 27) Right-handed
12 Peter Bocock   New Zealand (1991-04-12) 12 April 1991 (age 31) Right-handed
Bowlers
8 Trent Boult     New Zealand (1989-07-22) 22 July 1989 (age 32) Right-handed Left arm medium-fast NZC contract
16 Tim Southee     New Zealand (1988-12-11) 11 December 1988 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast NZC contract
35 Neil Wagner     New Zealand (1986-03-13) 13 March 1986 (age 36) Left-handed Left-arm fast–medium NZC contract
17 Ish Sodhi     New Zealand (1992-10-31) 31 October 1992 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm leg break NZC contract
44 Scott Kuggeleijn     New Zealand (1992-01-03) 3 January 1992 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
29 James Baker   New Zealand (1988-02-16) 16 February 1988 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
15 Zak Gibson   New Zealand (1997-03-19) 19 March 1997 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
32 Matthew Fisher   New Zealand (1999-11-10) 10 November 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
6 Brett Randell   New Zealand (1995-05-20) 20 May 1995 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
25 Anurag Verma   New Zealand (1990-08-05) 5 August 1990 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
10 Joe Walker   New Zealand (1992-09-06) 6 September 1992 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm off-spin

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Northern Districts Make Brave Change". Northern Districts. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  2. ^ "District Associations". Northern Districts Cricket. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Knights top-order strengthened as Raval joins ND".
  4. ^ "Northern Districts - Our Players". Northern Districts Cricket Association. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  5. ^ "ND News – ND Cricket". Northern Districts Cricket Association. Retrieved 3 March 2021.

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