Central Districts cricket team

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Central Stags
Central Stags logo.jpg
Captain: Will Young
Coach: Heinrich Malan
Colours:

Green Gold

         
Founded: 1950
Home ground: McLean Park
Pukekura Park
Fitzherbert Park
Saxton Oval
Capacity: 30,000
Official website: Central Stags

The Central Stags are a 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 McDonald's Super Smash 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.[1] One of New Zealand's premier cricketing schools, New Plymouth Boys' High School has produced a number of Stags players.

Honours[edit]

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, 2014–15,[2] 2015–16

2007-08, 2009–10

Grounds[edit]

Contracted Players for 2016/17 Season[edit]

  • 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
Captain
4 Will Young  New Zealand (1992-11-22) 22 November 1992 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm off break
Wicketkeeper
2 Dane Cleaver  New Zealand (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Leg break
Batsmen
12 Ross Taylor double-dagger  New Zealand (1984-03-08) 8 March 1984 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm off break NZC contract
42 Tom Bruce  New Zealand (1991-08-02) 2 August 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm off break
Greg Hay  New Zealand (1984-07-14) 14 July 1984 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm off break
9 Ben Smith  New Zealand (1991-01-07) 7 January 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm off break
All-rounders
6 Doug Bracewell double-dagger  New Zealand (1990-09-28) 28 September 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium NZC contract
77 Jesse Ryder double-dagger  New Zealand (1984-07-06) 6 July 1984 (age 32) Left-handed Right arm medium
17 George Worker double-dagger  New Zealand (1991-08-02) 2 August 1991 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox NZC contract
Bowlers
7 Adam Milne double-dagger  New Zealand (1992-04-13) 13 April 1992 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium NZC contract
19 Marty Kain  New Zealand (1988-05-16) 16 May 1988 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
11 Andrew Mathieson  New Zealand (1989-10-10) 10 October 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm medium
11 Ryan McCone  New Zealand (1987-09-05) 5 September 1987 (age 29) Left-handed Right arm medium
12 Seth Rance  New Zealand (1987-08-23) 23 August 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
13 Blair Tickner  New Zealand (1993-10-13) 13 October 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
21 Ajaz Patel  New Zealand (1988-10-21) 21 October 1988 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
11 Navin Patel  New Zealand (1994-09-03) 3 September 1994 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm medium
23 Bevan Small  New Zealand (1992-02-24) 24 February 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
10 Ben Wheeler double-dagger  New Zealand (1991-11-10) 10 November 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Left arm medium-fast

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Notable players[edit]

Records[edit]

See List of New Zealand first-class cricket records

References[edit]

External links[edit]