Ford Trophy (cricket)

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Ford Trophy
Ford-trophy web.jpg
CountriesNew Zealand New Zealand
AdministratorNew Zealand Cricket
FormatOne-day cricket
First edition1971-72
Tournament formatRound-robin, preliminary finals and final
Number of teams6
Current championWellington (8th title)
Most successfulCanterbury (14 titles)
2019–20 Ford Trophy
Websiteblackcaps.co.nz/domestic/the-ford-trophy

The Ford 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 in 2011.

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

  • 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
  • Shell Cup - from 1980-81 to 2000-01
  • State Shield - from 2001-02 to 2008-09
  • New Zealand One-Day Cricket Competition - from 2009-10 to 2010-11
  • Ford Trophy- from 2011-12 to present

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 2016-17 14
Auckland 2017-18 11
Welington 2018-19 8
Northern Districts 2009-10 7
Central Districts 2015-16 6
Otago 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
2014–15 Central Districts
2015–16 Central Districts
2016–17 Canterbury
2017–18 Auckland
2018–19 Wellington

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]