Canterbury cricket team

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Canterbury
Canterbury Wizards logo.svg
One-day name: Canterbury Wizards
Captain: New Zealand Peter Fulton
Coach: England Bob Carter
Founded: 1864
Home ground: Hagley Oval
Capacity: 20,000
First-class debut: Otago
in 1864
at Dunedin
Official website: Canterbury Wizards

The Canterbury Wizards are a New Zealand first class cricket team based in Canterbury, New Zealand. It is one of six teams that make up New Zealand Cricket and has been the most successful domestic team in New Zealand history. They compete in the Plunket Shield first class competition, the Ford Trophy domestic one day competition and the HRV Cup competition.

Honours[edit]

1922-23, 1930–31, 1934–35, 1945–46, 1948–49, 1951–52, 1955–56, 1959–60, 1964-65, 1975-76, 1983–84, 1993–94, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2007–08, 2010-11, 2013-14.

1971-72, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1985–86, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999-00, 2005-06.

2005-06.

Grounds[edit]

Canterbury play their home matches at Mainpower Oval in Rangiora. Their usual home Queen Elizabeth II Park in Christchurch has been out of action since The February 22 Earthquakes and are now located in the Hornby area of Christchurch; they formerly played at Jade Stadium and Hagley Oval.

Current squad[edit]

Chris Cairns starts a run-up at Eden Park in 2006
  • No. denotes the player's squad number, as worn on the back of their shirt.
  • double-dagger denotes players with international caps.
No. Name Nationality Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Dean Brownlie double-dagger  New Zealand (1984-07-30) 30 July 1984 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium NZC contract
Peter Fulton double-dagger  New Zealand (1979-02-01) 1 February 1979 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm medium NZC contract, captain
Simon Keen  Australia (1987-10-04) 4 October 1987 (age 26) Left-handed Right arm medium
Henry Nicholls  New Zealand (1991-11-15) 15 November 1991 (age 22) Left-handed Right arm off break
Shanan Stewart  New Zealand (1982-06-21) 21 June 1982 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm medium
George Worker  New Zealand (1989-08-23) 23 August 1989 (age 24) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
All-rounders
Ryan McCone  New Zealand (1987-09-05) 5 September 1987 (age 26) Left-handed Right arm medium-fast
Rob Nicol double-dagger  New Zealand (1983-05-28) 28 May 1983 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm medium
Right arm off break
Logan van Beek  New Zealand/ Netherlands (1990-09-07) 7 September 1990 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast Played T20I for Netherlands
Wicket-keepers
Brad Cachopa  New Zealand (1988-08-08) 8 August 1988 (age 25) Right-handed
Tom Latham double-dagger  New Zealand (1992-04-02) 2 April 1992 (age 22) Left-handed Right arm medium NZC contract
Bowlers
Todd Astle double-dagger  New Zealand (1986-09-24) 24 September 1986 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Hamish Bennett double-dagger  New Zealand (1987-02-22) 22 February 1987 (age 27) Left-handed Right arm fast-medium
Andrew Ellis double-dagger  New Zealand (1982-03-24) 24 March 1982 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Matt Henry  New Zealand (1991-12-14) 14 December 1991 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Ronnie Hira double-dagger  New Zealand (1987-03-23) 23 March 1987 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Matt McEwan  New Zealand (1991-02-15) 15 February 1991 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm medium

Notable players[edit]

Main Article: List of Canterbury representative cricketers

Records[edit]

See List of New Zealand first-class cricket records

References[edit]

http://www.nzcpa.co.nz/news/recent-news/nr1175555685.html

External links[edit]