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The Super Smash is a domestic Twenty20 cricket competition in New Zealand.[2]

Super Smash
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CountriesNew Zealand New Zealand
AdministratorNew Zealand Cricket
FormatTwenty20
First edition2005-06
Latest edition2018-19
Tournament formatDouble round-robin, 2 preliminary finals and final
Number of teams6
Current championCentral Stags (3rd title)[1]
Most successfulAuckland Aces (4 titles)
TVSky Sport
WebsiteSuper Smash
2019–20 Super Smash

Contents

CompetitionEdit

The tournament consists of a double round-robin, with the top three teams qualifying for the play-offs.

The competition has been held every year since 2005, and has had a number of sponsors, each one exercising its own naming rights. The competition has been known as:

  • New Zealand Twenty20 Competition – 2005–06
  • State Twenty20 – from 2006–07 to 2008–09
  • HRV Cup/Twenty20 – from 2009–10 to 2013–14
  • Georgie Pie Super Smash – from 2014–15 to 2015–16
  • McDonald's Super Smash – 2016–17
  • Burger King Super Smash – from 2017–18 to 2018-19

From 2008–09 to 2013–14 the winner of the competition gained entry to the Champions League Twenty20 tournament later in the same year.

Teams[3]Edit

Team Major Association District Associations Home ground(s) Wins 2nds
Auckland Aces Auckland None Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland 4 3
Canterbury Kings Canterbury Christchurch Metro
Christchurch Junior
Canterbury Country
South Canterbury
Buller
Mid Canterbury
West Coast
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Mainpower Oval, Rangiora
1 2
Central Stags Central Districts Taranaki
Wanganui
Manawatu
Horowhenua-Kapiti
Hawke's Bay
Wairarapa
Marlborough
Nelson
Pukekura Park, New Plymouth
McLean Park, Napier
Saxton Oval, Nelson
3 3
Knights Northern Districts Northland
Counties Manukau
Hamilton
Waikato Valley
Bay of Plenty
Poverty Bay
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
2 2
Otago Volts Otago Dunedin
Southland
Otago Country
North Otago
University Oval, Dunedin
Molyneux Park, Alexandra
Queens Park, Invercargill
2 3
Wellington Firebirds Wellington None Basin Reserve, Wellington 2 1

Tournament results[4]Edit

Tournament Final venue Final Format Matches
Winner Result Runner-up
2005-06
Fixtures
Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland Canterbury Wizards
180 for 4 (17.2 overs)
won by 6 wickets
Scorecard
Auckland Aces
179 for 7 (20 overs)
Two groups; Single round-robin for each group; Final between top team of each group 7
2006-07
Fixtures
Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland Auckland Aces
211 for 5 (20 overs)
won by 60 runs
Scorecard
Otago Volts
151 all out (20 overs)
Single round-robin; Final between top two teams 16
2007-08
Fixtures
Pukekura Park, New Plymouth Central Stags
150 for 5 (16.3 overs)
won by 5 wickets
Scorecard
Northern Knights
148 for 8 (20 overs)
2008-09
Fixtures
University Oval, Dunedin Otago Volts won by topping group stage (final abandoned due to rain)
Scorecard
Canterbury Wizards Group stage with eight matches per team; Final between top two teams 25
2009-10 Pukekura Park, New Plymouth Central Stags
206 for 6 (20 overs)
won by 78 runs
Scorecard
Auckland Aces
128 all out (16.1 overs)
Double round-robin; Final between top two teams 31
2010-11 Colin Maiden Park, Auckland Auckland Aces
158 for 8 (20 overs)
won by 4 runs
Scorecard
Central Stags
154 for 9 (20 overs)
2011-12 Colin Maiden Park, Auckland Auckland Aces
196 for 5 (20 overs)
won by 44 runs
Scorecard
Canterbury Wizards
152 all out (18.3 overs)
2012-13 University Oval, Dunedin Otago Volts
145 for 6 (18.3 overs)
won by 4 wickets
Scorecard
Wellington Firebirds
143 for 9 (20 overs)
Double round-robin, preliminary final and final 32
2013-14 Seddon Park, Hamilton Northern Knights
144 for 5 (19.0 overs)
won by 5 wickets
Scorecard
Otago Volts
143 for 5 (20 overs)
2014-15
Seddon Park, Hamilton Wellington Firebirds
186 for 6 (20 overs)
won by 6 runs
Scorecard
Auckland Aces
180 for 9 (20 overs)
Double round-robin, 2 preliminary finals and final 33
2015-16 Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth Auckland Aces
166 for 6 (20 overs)
won by 20 runs
Scorecard
Otago Volts
146 for 9 (20 overs)
2016-17 Pukekura Park, New Plymouth Wellington Firebirds
172 for 7 (20 overs)
won by 14 runs
Scorecard
Central Stags
158 for 8 (20 overs)
Double round-robin, elimination final and final 32
2017-18 Seddon Park, Hamilton Knights
103 for 1 (8.5 overs)
won by 9 wickets
Scorecard
Central Stags
99 for 8 (20 overs)
Double round-robin, elimination final and final 32
2018-19 Seddon Park, Hamilton Central Stags
147/8 (20 overs)
won by 67 runs
Scorecard
Knights
80 (14.4 overs)
Double round-robin, elimination final and final 32
Notes
  • From the 2008-09 season until the 2013-14 season, the winning team would qualify for the Champions League Twenty20.
  • From the 2010-11 season onwards, each team is allowed up to two international imports.

Women's tournamentEdit

In addition, the competition features a women's tournament[5] with a double round-robin, with the top two teams qualifying for the final.

The competition previously had no sponsor and was known as New Zealand Women's Twenty20 Competition from its launch in 2007 to 2018.

The 2017-18 season and the inaugural competition in 2007-08 were played entirely over round robin, with no final.[6]

From the 2018-19 season, the competition was combined with the already established men's Burger King Super Smash.

Super Smash women's tournament
Countries  New Zealand
AdministratorNew Zealand Cricket
FormatTwenty20
First edition2007-08
Latest edition2018–19
Tournament formatDouble round-robin, 1 final
Number of teams6
Current championWellington Blaze (5th title)
Most successfulWellington Blaze (5 titles)
TVSky Sport
WebsiteSuper Smash

TeamsEdit

Team Wins 2nds
Auckland Hearts 1 3
Canterbury Magicians 4 5
Central Hinds 1 2
Northern Spirit 0 0
Otago Sparks 1 1
Wellington Blaze 5 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Stags upset Northern Knights to win Super Smash T20 title". Stuff. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Central Districts' bowling firepower lifts them to title win". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  3. ^ "New Zealand Domestic Twenty20 Table - 2018-19". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  4. ^ "New Zealand Domestic Twenty20". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Double the bite for Burger King Super Smash as NZC Domestic schedules released". New Zealand Cricket. 22 August 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  6. ^ "A Title With No Name: NZ Women's T20 Winners". NZCricketMuseum. 9 February 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.