New Zealand A cricket team

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New Zealand 'A'
Captain: BJ Watling[1]
Coach: Bob Carter[2]
Founded: 1997
Home ground: Bert Sutcliffe Oval
Capacity: n/a
First-class debut: England XI
in 30 January 1997
at Victoria Park, Whanganui
Official website: Official Website

The New Zealand A cricket team is a cricket team representing New Zealand, and is the "second tier" of international New Zealand cricket below the full New Zealand cricket team. The team played its first game, against an England XI, in 1996/97.

New Zealand A have played fewer games in their history than most other A sides, partly because of a three-year gap between 2000/01 and 2003/04 in which they played no matches at all.

BJ Watling is the current captain of the team for England and Scotland tour which starts in August 2014.

In April 2014, Bob Carter who was New Zealand's assistant coach left his role with the national side to take up the position of high-performance coach. Carter is responsible for developing the U-19s and A team sides.

Season-by-season results summary[edit]

First-Class Matches[edit]

New Zealand A matches First-class v A team
Year Opposition Venue Win Lost Drawn NR
1997 England XI New Zealand 1 - - -
1997 Sri Lankans New Zealand - - - 1
1998 Zimbabweans New Zealand 1 - - -
1998 Pakistan A New Zealand 1[3] - - -
1998 South Africans New Zealand - - 1 -
1999 England Lions New Zealand - - 1 -
1999 West Indians New Zealand - - 1 -
1999 England Lions New Zealand - 1 - -
2000 Lancashire England - - 1 -
2000 West Indians England - - 1 -
2000 Sussex England 1 - - -
2000 First-Class Counties Select XI England - - 1 -
2000 Hampshire England 1 - - -
2000 MCC England - 1 - -
2001 Pakistanis New Zealand 1 - - -
2004 Sri Lanka A New Zealand 3 - - -
2004 South Africa A South Africa - 1 2 -
2005 Sri Lanka A Sri Lanka 1 - 2 -
2008 India A India 1 1 - -
2009 England Lions New Zealand - - 2 -
2010 Zimbabwe A Zimbabwe 2 - 1 -
2012 India A New Zealand - - 2 -
2013 India A India - - 2 -
2013 Sri Lanka A Sri Lanka - 1 - -
2014 Kent England - - - 1
2014 Surrey England - - - -

Current squad[edit]

This is a list of active players who have played for New Zealand A team who went to England and Scotland in August 2014.

Name Age Batting style Bowling style Domestic team Forms S/N
Captain
BJ Watling 31 Right-handed n/a Northern Districts Test, ODI, Twenty20 47
Middle-Order Batsmen
Dean Brownlie 32 Right-handed Right-arm medium Canterbury Test, Twenty20
Daryl Mitchell 26 Right-handed Right-arm medium Canterbury
Colin Munro 30 Left-handed Right-arm medium Auckland Test, ODI, Twenty20
Hamish Rutherford 28 Left-handed n/a Otago Test, ODI, Twenty20
Wicket-keepers
Michael Bracewell 26 Left-handed Right-arm medium Otago
Tom Latham 25 Left-handed Right-arm medium Canterbury Test, ODI, Twenty20
All-rounders
Todd Astle 30 Right-handed Right-arm Off break Canterbury Test
Anton Devcich 31 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Northern Districts ODI, Twenty20
Grant Elliott 38 Right-handed Right-arm medium Wellington ODI, Twenty20
Colin de Grandhomme -17850 Right-handed Right-arm medium Auckland ODI, Twenty20
Scott Kuggeleijn 25 Right-handed Right-arm medium Wellington
Pace Bowlers
Hamish Bennett 30 Left-handed Right-arm fast–medium Canterbury ODI 52
Doug Bracewell 26 Right-handed Right-arm fast Central Districts Test, ODI, Twenty20
Matt Henry 25 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Canterbury ODI 21
Adam Milne 25 Right-handed Right-arm fast Central Districts ODI, Twenty20 2
Spin Bowlers
Mark Craig 30 Left-handed Right-arm Off break Otago Test
Ish Sodhi 24 Right-handed Leg break Northern Districts Test, Twenty20

References[edit]