Ford Trophy

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Ford Trophy
Ford-trophy web.jpg
Countries New Zealand New Zealand
Administrator New Zealand Cricket
Format One-day cricket
First tournament 1971/72
Tournament format Round-robin, preliminary finals and final
Number of teams 6
Current champion Auckland Aces
Most successful Canterbury Wizards (13 titles)
Website [1]
2012-13 Ford Trophy

The New Zealand limited-overs cricket trophy is the main domestic List A limited overs cricket competition in New Zealand. Previous sponsor State Insurance did not renew naming rights in 2009, resulting in the competition being renamed the New Zealand Cricket one-day competition. The competition was renamed the Ford Trophy following a partnership between New Zealand Cricket and Ford Motor Company and 2011.

Since its commencement in 1971/72 the competition has had a number of sponsors, each one exercising its own naming rights. These have been:

  • New Zealand Motor Corporation Knock-Out - from 1971/72 to 1976/77
  • Gillette Cup - from 1977/78 to 1978/79
  • National Knock-Out - from 1979/80 to 1979/80
  • Shell Cup - from 1980/81 to 2000/01
  • State Shield - from 2001/02 to 2008/09
  • Ford Trophy - from 2011/12 onwards

Format[edit]

Between 1971-72 and 1979-80 the competition was played on a knock-out basis with a preliminary round, semi finals and a final. From 1980-81 to 1984-85 the competition was played in a league format with all six teams playing each other once and the top two teams playing off in a final. Between 1985-86 and 1988-89 the side on top of the league after a single round robin were declared champions. Semi Finals and Finals were re-introduced from 1989-90 onwards. From 1993-94 teams played each other home and away (10 matches) in the league format. From the 2009/10 season onward teams play each other once (five games) followed by three randomly selected teams a second time, forming an eight game round robin.

Games in the competition consist of 50 6-ball overs. The competition was originally 40 8-ball overs per innings until 1979-80 when overs throughout the world were standardised to 6 balls.

Teams[edit]

Team Last win Wins
Canterbury Wizards 2005-06 13
Auckland Aces 2012-13 10
Northern Districts Knights 2009-10 7
Wellington Firebirds 2013-14 7
Central Districts Stags 2011-12 4
Otago Volts 2007-08 2

Winners[edit]

Season Team
1971-72 Canterbury
1972-73 Auckland
1973-74 Wellington
1974-75 Wellington
1975-76 Canterbury
1976-77 Canterbury
1977-78 Canterbury
1978-79 Auckland
1979-80 Northern Districts
1980-81 Auckland
1981-82 Wellington
1982-83 Auckland
1983-84 Auckland
1984-85 Central Districts
1985-86 Canterbury
1986-87 Auckland
1987-88 Otago
1988-89 Wellington
1989-90 Auckland
1990-91 Wellington
1991-92 Canterbury
1992-93 Canterbury
1993-94 Canterbury
1994-95 Northern Districts
1995-96 Canterbury
1996-97 Canterbury
1997-98 Northern Districts
1998-99 Canterbury
1999-00 Canterbury
2000-01 Central Districts
2001-02 Wellington
2002-03 Northern Districts
2003-04 Central Districts
2004-05 Northern Districts
2005-06 Canterbury
2006-07 Auckland
2007-08 Otago
2008-09 Northern Districts
2009-10 Northern Districts
2010-11 Auckland
2011-12 Central Districts
2012-13 Auckland
2013-14 Wellington

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Association of Cricket Statisticians International Cricket Year Book 1996 - compiled by Philip Bailey

External links[edit]