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The Canterbury Wizards are a New Zealand first class cricket team based in Canterbury, New Zealand. They have been the most successful domestic team in New Zealand history and have produced many fine New Zealand international cricketeers including Sir Richard Hadlee,Stephen Fleming and Chris Cairns to name a mere few . They compete in the State Championship first class competition, the State Shield domestic one day competition and the State Twenty20 competition. They are the winners of the 2006 State Shield and State Twenty20 Cup. Canterbury usually play their home matches at Hagley Oval or Queen Elizabeth II Park in Christchurch, they formerly played at Jade Stadium.The side is currently coached by South African, Dave Nosworthy. Image File history File links Wizardscan. ... Image File history File links Wizardscan. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The New Zealand region of Canterbury mostly comprises the Canterbury Plains. ... Sir Richard John Hadlee KBE (born July 3, 1951), New Zealand cricketer (known as the Black Caps), and universally regarded as their best-ever. ... Stephen Paul Fleming (born in Christchurch on April 1, 1973) is the current captain of the New Zealand cricket team, known as the Black Caps, and of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. ... Christopher Lance Cairns (born 1970 June 13) is a champion all-rounder who plays for the New Zealand international cricket team, the Black Caps, and son of former New Zealand cricketer Lance Cairns. ... The State Championship (formerly known as the Plunket Shield and Shell Trophy) is the domestic first class cricket competition in New Zealand. ... First class is a particularly high quality travel class offered by passenger airlines, railways and shipping companies. ... The State Shield is the current name of the domestic List A cricket (One-day/limited overs cricket) competition in New Zealand. ... Warks v Worcs in the Twenty20 Cup, Edgbaston, 7 July 2006 Twenty20 is a form of cricket, originally introduced in the United Kingdom for professional inter-county competition by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2003. ... The State Shield is the current name of the domestic List A cricket (One-day/limited overs cricket) competition in New Zealand. ... Jade Stadium, formerly known as Lancaster Park is a sports stadium situated in Christchurch. ...


Amongst the present players representing the New Zealand cricket team from Canterbury are Peter Fulton, Brendon McCullum, Shane Bond , Nathan Astle and Michael Papps . Chris Harris, Craig McMillan and Paul Wiseman have all featured for New Zealand in the past. Chris Cairns was also a Canterbury favourite, but finished his career for Canterbury in the 2006 State Shield final and played his last game for New Zealand in the Twenty20 international against the West Indies. Former stalwart Gary Stead also retired after the 2005-06 season. The New Zealand cricket team, also known as the Black Caps, played their first Test in 1930 vs England in Christchurch, New Zealand, becoming the fifth Test nation. ... Peter Gordon Fulton (born 1 February 1979) is a New Zealand cricketer who has recently broken into the New Zealand One Day side. ... Brendon Barrie McCullum (born 27 September 1981, Dunedin) is a New Zealand cricketer, more specifically a wicket-keeper. ... Shane Bond (born June 7, 1975 in Christchurch) is a New Zealand cricketer. ... Nathan John Astle (born September 15, 1971 in Christchurch) is a New Zealand cricketer. ... Michael Hugh William Papps (b. ... A number of famous people have had the name Chris Harris Chris Harris is a pastor in Alabama Chris Harris is a Texas state senator Chris Harris is a New Zealand cricketer Wildcat Chris Harris is a professional wrestler This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists... Craig Douglas McMillan (born September 13, 1976 in Christchurch, Canterbury) is a New Zealand international cricketer at Test, one-day international and Twenty20 level. ... Paul John Wiseman (born May 4, 1970 in Auckland) is a New Zealand cricketer, more specifically an off spin bowler. ... Christopher Lance Cairns (born 1970 June 13) is a champion all-rounder who plays for the New Zealand international cricket team, the Black Caps, and son of former New Zealand cricketer Lance Cairns. ... The State Shield is the current name of the domestic List A cricket (One-day/limited overs cricket) competition in New Zealand. ... Warks v Worcs in the Twenty20 Cup, Edgbaston, 7 July 2006 Twenty20 is a form of cricket, originally introduced in the United Kingdom for professional inter-county competition by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2003. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... Gary Raymond Stead (born January 9, 1972, Christchurch, Canterbury) is a New Zealand cricketer who played in 5 Tests in 1999. ...

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Current contracted players

The following 12 players are contracted to the Wizards.[1]

In addition, the following players are on a central contract with New Zealand Cricket and played domestic matches for the Wizards last season:[2] Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... A number of famous people have had the name Chris Harris Chris Harris is a pastor in Alabama Chris Harris is a Texas state senator Chris Harris is a New Zealand cricketer Wildcat Chris Harris is a professional wrestler This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Craig Douglas McMillan (born September 13, 1976 in Christchurch, Canterbury) is a New Zealand international cricketer at Test, one-day international and Twenty20 level. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Todd Duncan Astle (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Hamish Kyle Bennett (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Brandon Christopher Hiini (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Iain Anthony Robertson (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Richard Roland Sherlock (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Paul John Wiseman (born May 4, 1970 in Auckland) is a New Zealand cricketer, more specifically an off spin bowler. ... New Zealand Cricket, formerly the New Zealand Cricket Board, is the governing body for professional cricket in New Zealand. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Nathan John Astle (born September 15, 1971 in Christchurch) is a New Zealand cricketer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Shane Bond (born June 7, 1975 in Christchurch) is a New Zealand cricketer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Peter Gordon Fulton (born 1 February 1979) is a New Zealand cricketer who has recently broken into the New Zealand One Day side. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Brendon Barrie McCullum (born 27 September 1981, Dunedin) is a New Zealand cricketer, more specifically a wicket-keeper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Michael Hugh William Papps (b. ...

Competition's Won

  • Plunket Shield ( 9)

1922-23,1930-31,1934-35,1945-46,1948-49,1951-52,1955-56,1959-60,1964-65

  • State Championship , formerly Shell Trophy (5) Four-day domestic series

1975-76,1983-84,1993-94,1996-97,1997-98,

  • State Shield , formerly Shell Cup (9) One-day domestic series

1985-86,1991-2,1992-93,1993-4,1995-6,1996-7,1998-9,1999-00,2005-06

  • State Twenty20(1)

2005-06


source : http://www.cricinfo.com/db/NATIONAL/NZ/HISTORY/


All-time Leaders

  • Highest ever team total: 777 vs Otago 1996/97
  • Lowest ever team total: 25 vs Otago 1886/87
  • Highest individual innings :Peter Fulton: 301* vs Auckland 2002/03
  • Most runs in a season :Gary Stead: 852 , 2000-01


source: 2005 New Zealand Cricket Almanac ( Wellington, Hodda Moa:2005 ) Peter Gordon Fulton (born 1 February 1979) is a New Zealand cricketer who has recently broken into the New Zealand One Day side. ... Paul Ernest McEwan (born December 19, 1953, Christchurch, Canterbury) is a former New Zealand cricketer who played in 4 Tests and 17 ODIs from 1980 to 1985. ... Paul Ernest McEwan (born December 19, 1953, Christchurch, Canterbury) is a former New Zealand cricketer who played in 4 Tests and 17 ODIs from 1980 to 1985. ... Mark Wellings Priest (born August 12, 1961, Greymouth, West Coast, New Zealand) is a former New Zealand cricketer who played in 3 Tests and 18 ODIs from 1990 to 1998. ... Gary Raymond Stead (born January 9, 1972, Christchurch, Canterbury) is a New Zealand cricketer who played in 5 Tests in 1999. ... Stephen Lewis Boock (b. ...


Links

  • Official website




New Zealand Virtual Cricket Games

  • State Virtual Cricket - New Zealand virtual Cricket game featuring Canterbury Wizards players.




 
 

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