Central Districts cricket team
|Central Districts Stags|
Green Gold & Black
|Home ground:||McLean Park
|Official website:||Central Districts Stags|
The Central Districts Stags are a New Zealand first class cricket team based in central New Zealand. It competes in the Plunket Shield first class competition, the Ford Trophy domestic one day competition and the HRV Cup Twenty20 competition. It is one of six teams that make up New Zealand Cricket. It was the fifth of the current teams to compete in the Plunket Shield, which it entered for the first time in the 1950-51 season.
It comprises eight individual district associations, in Hawke's Bay, Horowhenua-Kapiti, Manawatu, Marlborough, Nelson, Taranaki, Wairarapa and Wanganui. Thus, the region known for cricketing purposes as the Central Districts consists of three regions on the North Island, part of the Wellington Region, and two regions on the South Island.
One of New Zealand's premier cricketing schools, New Plymouth Boys' High School has produced a number of Stags players.
1953-54, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1970–71, 1986–87, 1991–92, 1998–99, 2005-06, 2012-13.
1984-85, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2011-12.
- HRV Cup (2)
- McLean Park - Napier
- Pukekura Park - New Plymouth
- Fitzherbert Park - Palmerston North
- Saxton Oval - Nelson
Contracted Players for 2013/14 Season
- 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|
|7||Jamie How||New Zealand||19 May 1981||Right-handed||Right arm medium|
|12||Ross Taylor||New Zealand||8 March 1984||Right-handed||Right arm off break||NZC contract|
|–||Carl Cachopa||New Zealand||17 May 1986||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|–||Greg Hay||New Zealand||14 July 1984||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|–||Dean Robinson||New Zealand||12 November 1989||Righ-handed||Right arm off break|
|–||Ben Smith||New Zealand||7 January 1991||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|–||Will Young||New Zealand||22 November 1992||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|6||Doug Bracewell||New Zealand||28 September 1990||Right-handed||Right arm medium||NZC contract|
|16||Jacob Oram||New Zealand||28 July 1978||Left-handed||Right arm medium|
|17||Kieran Noema-Barnett||New Zealand||4 June 1987||Left-handed||Right arm medium||Captain|
|–||Peter Trego||England||12 June 1981||Right-handed||Right arm medium||Overseas player|
|4||Kruger van Wyk||New Zealand||7 February 1980||Right-handed||—|
|22||Adam Milne||New Zealand||13 April 1992||Right-handed||Right arm fast-medium|
|–||Marty Kain||New Zealand||16 May 1988||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|–||Andrew Mathieson||New Zealand||10 October 1989||Right-handed||Right arm medium|
|–||Tarun Nethula||New Zealand||8 May 1983||Right-handed||Right arm leg break|
|–||Ajaz Patel||New Zealand||21 October 1988||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|–||Bevan Small||New Zealand||24 February 1992||Right-handed||Right arm fast-medium|
|–||Ben Wheeler||New Zealand||10 November 1991||Right-handed||Left arm medium-fast|
Main Article: List of Central Districts representative cricketers