Central Districts cricket team

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"Central Districts" redirects here. For the Australian Rules Football team, see Central District Football Club.
Central Districts Stags
Central Stags logo.jpg
Captain: Kruger van Wyk
Coach: Heinrich Malan

Green Gold & Black

Founded: 1950
Home ground: McLean Park
Pukekura Park
Fitzherbert Park
Saxton Oval
Capacity: 30,000
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.[1] 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, 2014-15[2]

2007-08, 2009–10


Contracted Players for 2013/14 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 & wicket-keeper
4 Kruger van Wyk double-dagger  New Zealand (1980-02-07) 7 February 1980 (age 35) Right-handed
7 Jamie How double-dagger  New Zealand (1981-05-19) 19 May 1981 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm medium
12 Ross Taylor double-dagger  New Zealand (1984-03-08) 8 March 1984 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm off break NZC contract
Carl Cachopa  New Zealand (1986-05-17) 17 May 1986 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Greg Hay  New Zealand (1984-07-14) 14 July 1984 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm off break
Dean Robinson  New Zealand (1989-11-12) 12 November 1989 (age 26) Righ-handed Right arm off break
Ben Smith  New Zealand (1991-01-07) 7 January 1991 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm off break
Will Young  New Zealand (1992-11-22) 22 November 1992 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm off break
6 Doug Bracewell double-dagger  New Zealand (1990-09-28) 28 September 1990 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm medium NZC contract
16 Jacob Oram double-dagger  New Zealand (1978-07-28) 28 July 1978 (age 37) Left-handed Right arm medium
17 Kieran Noema-Barnett  New Zealand (1987-06-04) 4 June 1987 (age 28) Left-handed Right arm medium
Peter Trego  England (1981-06-12) 12 June 1981 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm medium Overseas player
22 Adam Milne double-dagger  New Zealand (1992-04-13) 13 April 1992 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Marty Kain  New Zealand (1988-05-16) 16 May 1988 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Andrew Mathieson  New Zealand (1989-10-10) 10 October 1989 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium
Tarun Nethula double-dagger  New Zealand (1983-05-08) 8 May 1983 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Ajaz Patel  New Zealand (1988-10-21) 21 October 1988 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Bevan Small  New Zealand (1992-02-24) 24 February 1992 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Ben Wheeler  New Zealand (1991-11-10) 10 November 1991 (age 24) Right-handed Left arm medium-fast

Sources: [1], [2], [3]

Notable players[edit]

Main Article: List of Central Districts representative cricketers


See List of New Zealand first-class cricket records


External links[edit]