Central Districts Stags Cricket Team

Central Districts Stags is a leading squad among the 6 first class cricket teams which constitute the NZ Cricket. Based in central NZ, the team represents 3 regions on North Island, some parts of Wellington Region & 2 regions from South Island. It was founded in the year 1950 and black, green & gold are the three colors of the team. Central Districts Stags was the 5th squad to compete at Plunket Shield and it debuted in the competition in 1950-51. The Stags is comprised of 8 district associations in Wanganui, Wairarapa, Taranaki, Nelson, Marlborough, Manawatu, Horowhenua-Kapiti & Hawke’s Bay.

The Stags competes in domestic 1 day Ford Trophy competition and T20 HRV Cup competition added to Plunket Shield. Kruger Van Wyk is the current captain of the team while Heinrich Malan is the team coach. Napier based McLean Park is the primary home ground for the team while it also occasionally plays at Pukekura Park, Saxton Park and Fitzherbert Park. Some of the most notable stars from the squad are Jamie How, Ross Taylor, Doug Bracewell, Tarun Nethula, Peter Trego etc. The Stags has won the Shell Trophy 9 times and the Ford Trophy 4 times as well as the HRV Cup twice.

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CDS Last 10 Matches
Canterbury Kings( 166/6), Central Districts Stags( 149/9) Canterbury Kings Hagley Oval DT20
Central Districts Stags( 165/9), Wellington Firebirds( 132/10) Wellington Firebirds McLean Park DT20
Northern Knights( 152/5), Central Districts Stags( 158/2) Northern Knights Pukekura Park DT20
Central Districts Stags( 170/6), Northern Knights( 173/8) Northern Knights Seddon Park DT20
Match abandoned without a ball bowled Canterbury Kings Yarrow Stadium DT20
Wellington Firebirds( 175/9), Central Districts Stags( 149/9) Wellington Firebirds Saxton Oval DT20
Auckland Aces( 217/4), Central Districts Stags( 207/7) Auckland Aces Eden Park No 2 DT20
Auckland Aces( 134/5), Central Districts Stags( 135/7) Auckland Aces Yarrow Stadium DT20
Otago Volts( 141/8), Central Districts Stags( 146/6) Otago Volts Yarrow Stadium DT20
Central Districts Stags( 139/8), Otago Volts( 140/4) Otago Volts Pukekura Park DT20

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