Northern Districts cricket team

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Northern Districts
NorthernDistictsCricketNZ.png
Northern Districts cricket logo
Top: Northern Districts Cricket logo
Bottom: Logo for Twenty20, Knights
Captain: Daniel Flynn
Coach: James Pamment
Founded: 1955
Home ground: Seddon Park
Capacity: 10,000
First-class debut: Auckland
in 1955
at Hamilton
Official website: Go The Knights

The Northern Districts cricket team are one of six New Zealand first class cricket teams that make up New Zealand Cricket.

It is based in the northern half of the North Island of New Zealand (excluding Auckland). It competes in the Plunket Shield first class competition, the Ford Trophy domestic one day competition and the McDonald's Super Smash competition as the Knights.

Northern Districts, the last of the six current teams to attain first-class status, joined the Plunket Shield competition in 1956-57.

Honours[edit]

1962-63, 1979–80, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1999-00, 2006–07, 2009–10, 2011-12.

1979-80, 1994–95, 1997–98, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2008–09, 2009-10.

2013-14.

Grounds[edit]

Squad[edit]

Northern Knights celebrate taking Guptill's wicket, 26 December 2011.

Contracted players for the 2016/17 Season [1] [2]

  • 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
Batsmen
4 Dean Brownliedouble-dagger  New Zealand (1984-07-30) 30 July 1984 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm medium Captain
Joe Carter  New Zealand (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 24) Right-handed
Daniel Flynn double-dagger  New Zealand (1985-04-16) 16 April 1985 (age 31) Left-handed Slow left-arm chinaman
Bharat Popli  New Zealand (1984-05-30) 30 May 1984 (age 32) Right-handed
22 Kane Williamson double-dagger  New Zealand (1990-08-08) 8 August 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm off break NZC contract
All-rounders
78 Corey Anderson double-dagger  New Zealand (1990-12-13) 13 December 1990 (age 26) Left-handed Left arm medium-fast NZC contract
1 Jonathon Boult  New Zealand (1985-11-29) 29 November 1985 (age 31) Left-handed Right arm off break
Anton Devcichdouble-dagger  New Zealand[3] (1985-09-28) 28 September 1985 (age 31) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Brett Hampton  New Zealand (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
47 Daryl Mitchell  New Zealand (1991-05-20) 20 May 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm medium
Mitchell Santner double-dagger  New Zealand (1993-07-25) 25 July 1993 (age 23) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox NZC contract
Wicket-keepers
24 Tim Seifert  New Zealand (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 22) Right-handed
11 BJ Watling double-dagger  New Zealand (1985-07-09) 9 July 1985 (age 31) Right-handed NZC contract
Bowlers
James Baker  New Zealand (1988-02-16) 16 February 1988 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
8 Trent Boult double-dagger  New Zealand (1989-07-22) 22 July 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Left arm medium-fast NZC contract
Zak Gibson  New Zealand (1997-03-19) 19 March 1997 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Tony Goodin  New Zealand (1988-11-23) 23 November 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
44 Scott Kuggeleijn  New Zealand (1992-01-03) 3 January 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
17 Ish Sodhi double-dagger  New Zealand (1992-10-31) 31 October 1992 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm leg break
16 Tim Southee double-dagger  New Zealand (1988-12-11) 11 December 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast NZC contract

Notable players[edit]

Records[edit]

See List of New Zealand first-class cricket records

References[edit]

External links[edit]