Central Districts cricket team
|Home ground:||McLean Park
|Official website:||Central Stags|
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.
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.
- Plunket Shield (9)
1953-54, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1970–71, 1986–87, 1991–92, 1998–99, 2005–06, 2012-13.
- Ford Trophy (6)
- McLean Park - Napier
- Pukekura Park - New Plymouth
- Fitzherbert Park - Palmerston North
- Saxton Oval - Nelson
Contracted Players for 2016/17 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|
|4||Will Young||New Zealand||22 November 1992||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|2||Dane Cleaver||New Zealand||1 January 1992||Right-handed||Leg break|
|12||Ross Taylor||New Zealand||8 March 1984||Right-handed||Right arm off break||NZC contract|
|42||Tom Bruce||New Zealand||2 August 1991||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|–||Greg Hay||New Zealand||14 July 1984||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|9||Ben Smith||New Zealand||7 January 1991||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|6||Doug Bracewell||New Zealand||28 September 1990||Right-handed||Right arm medium||NZC contract|
|77||Jesse Ryder||New Zealand||6 July 1984||Left-handed||Right arm medium|
|17||George Worker||New Zealand||2 August 1991||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||NZC contract|
|7||Adam Milne||New Zealand||13 April 1992||Right-handed||Right arm fast-medium||NZC contract|
|19||Marty Kain||New Zealand||16 May 1988||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|11||Andrew Mathieson||New Zealand||10 October 1989||Right-handed||Right arm medium|
|11||Ryan McCone||New Zealand||5 September 1987||Left-handed||Right arm medium|
|12||Seth Rance||New Zealand||23 August 1987||Right-handed||Right arm fast-medium|
|13||Blair Tickner||New Zealand||13 October 1993||Right-handed||Right arm fast-medium|
|21||Ajaz Patel||New Zealand||21 October 1988||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|11||Navin Patel||New Zealand||3 September 1994||Right-handed||Right arm medium|
|23||Bevan Small||New Zealand||24 February 1992||Right-handed||Right arm fast-medium|
|10||Ben Wheeler||New Zealand||10 November 1991||Right-handed||Left arm medium-fast|
- Central Districts Cricket Association - Districts Archived July 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., retrieved 5 January 2006