Northern Districts cricket team

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Northern Districts
Northern Knights.jpg
Captain: Daniel Flynn
Coach: James Pamment
Colors:      Pink
Founded: 1955
Home ground: Seddon Park
Capacity: 10,000
First-class debut: Auckland
in 1955
at Hamilton
Official website: Northern Districts Cricket

The Northern Districts cricket team (nicknamed the Northern Knights) 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). The domestic competition is made up of the Plunket Shield - first class four day cricket, Men's One Day - limited overs cricket and the shop window - HRV Cup which is the Twenty20 competition. Previously it has competed in the Plunket Shield first class competition, the Ford Trophy domestic one day competition and the HRV Cup.

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


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.




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

Players who represented Northern Districts in 2013/14.

  • 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
Daniel Flynn double-dagger  New Zealand (1985-04-16) 16 April 1985 (age 30) Left-handed Slow left-arm chinaman Captain
Jono Hickey  New Zealand (1991-03-30) 30 March 1991 (age 24) Left-handed Right arm leg break
Kane Williamson double-dagger  New Zealand (1990-08-08) 8 August 1990 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm off break NZC contract
Brad Wilson  New Zealand (1985-04-10) 10 April 1985 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm off break
Corey Anderson double-dagger  New Zealand (1990-12-13) 13 December 1990 (age 24) Left-handed Left arm medium-fast NZC contract
Jonathon Boult  New Zealand (1985-11-29) 29 November 1985 (age 29) Left-handed Right arm off break
Anton Devcich  New Zealand[1] (1985-09-28) 28 September 1985 (age 30) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Daryl Mitchell  New Zealand (1991-05-20) 20 May 1991 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm medium
Scott Styris double-dagger  New Zealand (1975-07-10) 10 July 1975 (age 40) Right-handed Right arm medium
Daniel Vettori double-dagger  New Zealand (1979-01-27) 27 January 1979 (age 36) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Cameron Fletcher  New Zealand (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 22) Right-handed
BJ Watling double-dagger  New Zealand (1985-07-09) 9 July 1985 (age 30) Right-handed NZC contract
Graeme Aldridge double-dagger  New Zealand (1977-11-15) 15 November 1977 (age 37) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
James Baker  New Zealand (1988-02-16) 16 February 1988 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Trent Boult double-dagger  New Zealand (1989-07-22) 22 July 1989 (age 26) Right-handed Left arm medium-fast NZC contract
Tony Goodin  New Zealand (1988-11-23) 23 November 1988 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Scott Kuggeleijn  New Zealand (1992-01-03) 3 January 1992 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Ish Sodhi double-dagger  New Zealand (1992-10-31) 31 October 1992 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Tim Southee double-dagger  New Zealand (1988-12-11) 11 December 1988 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast NZC contract
Anurag Verma  New Zealand (1990-08-05) 5 August 1990 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm medium

Notable players[edit]

Main Article: List of Northern Districts representative cricketers


See List of New Zealand first-class cricket records


External links[edit]