New Zealand Cricket



New Zealand Cricket


New Zealand cricket governs the cricketing activities of the New Zealand national cricket team. It organises the Tests and ODI tournaments of the national team. Besides, it also operates the domestic cricket competition including the Plunket Shield first-class competition, the Ford Trophy domestic one-day competition, and the Super Smash domestic Twenty20 competition.

For the unversed, David White is the current CEO of New Zealand cricket. Kane Williamson is the current skipper of the New Zealand team.

As many as 12 delegates joined hands to form the New Zealand Cricket Council in the year 1894. Heathcote Williams was elected as the first president of NCC, while Charles Smith was the first secretary. The New Zealand Cricket Council was formed with an aim to promote cricket in the country and organise home and away international tours.


New Zealand Cricket: Domestic Cricket Competitions

New Zealand Cricket operates the New Zealand cricket team, organising Test tours and One-Day Internationals with other nations. It also organises domestic cricket in New Zealand, including the Plunket Shield first-class competition, the Ford Trophy domestic one-day competition, and the Super Smash domestic Twenty20 competition.

Following are the domestic cricket competitions organised by The New Zealand Cricket:

* Auckland Aces
* Canterbury (known as Canterbury Kings for Twenty20)
* Central Stags
* Northern Districts (known as Knights for Twenty20)
* Otago Volts
* Wellington Firebirds


New Zealand Cricket: President

Former New Zealand cricketer, Dedorah Ann Hockley is the current president of New Zealand Cricket. Hockley is a renowned New Zealand cricketer who played 19 women’s Test matches. She averaged 52.04 in Tests and boasts of the highest score of 126 not out. She led the side in six Tests. All those games ended in a draw. As far as her one-day international numbers are concerned, she averaged 41.98 in 118 games. She led the side in 27 games, winning 12 matches and losing 15. S

She was also the Player of the match in the World Cup final played in India in 1997 and holds the record for scoring the most runs by any woman in the ICC Women’s Cricket World. She holds the record for being the first woman to score 1,000 runs in ODIs for New Zealand.

In 2016, she became the first woman to be elected as the president of New Zealand cricket.


New Zealand Cricket Chairman: Martin Colin Snedden

Former New Zealand cricketer, Martin Colin Snedden is the current New Zealand Cricket chairman. He was born on 1958 in Auckland. Both his father and grandfathers were first-class cricketers.

Martin Colin represented his team in 25 Tests and 93 One-Day Internationals between 1980 and 1990. Colin was a vital cog of New Zealand seam attack which comprised of Richard Hadlee and Ewen Chatfield.

He took 58 and 114 wickets in Tests and ODIs respectively. He was the first bowler to concede 100 runs in a one-day international with figures of 12–1–105–2 from a 60-over match.


New Zealand Cricket Headquarters:

New Zealand Cricket’s headquarter is located in Nugent Street, Auckland in New Zealand.

Here’s the complete details of New Zealand’s headquarters:

P.O. Box 8353
Level 4, 8 Nugent Street
Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand

Telephone: (00 64) 09 393 9700
Fax: (00 64) 09 972 0606

Lincoln Office: High Performance

PO Box 958
Christchurch 8140 New Zealand

Telephone: (00 64) 03 366 2964
Fax: (00 64) 03 365 7491


New Zealand Cricket: Selectors

Here’s is the list of members of the selection panel of New Zealand Cricket:

1. Head Coach: Gary Stead: Former New Zealand cricketer, Gary Stead is the current Coach of the New Zealand National Cricket Team. He was appointed as the head coach of the New Zealand National Cricket Team in August 2018. In his international cricket career, he played 5 Tests and 101 first-class matches, scoring 278 and 4984 runs respectively. He made his Test debut on 11 March 1999 against South Africa.

2. Chief Selector: Former New Zealand cricketer, Garvin Larsen is the current chief selector of the New Zealand national cricket team. He was best known for delivering economical spells in international cricket. He played a total of 8 Tests and 121 ODIs, taking 24 and 113 wickets respectively.