Central Districts Cricket Association - Central Stags



With a reputation for playing attacking and exciting cricket, the Central Stags have won many trophies in recent years - including the first-class Plunket Shield back-to-back in 2018 and 2019, The Ford Trophy for two years straight, and 2019's Super Smash T20.

We've also produced a steady stream of BLACKCAPS to represent New Zealand, including record-breaking BLACKCAPS legend ROSS TAYLOR who played for the Stags throughout his stellar career.

Test batsman WILL YOUNG and AJAZ PATEL - one of just three bowlers in world Test cricket history to have taken all 10 wickets in a Test innings - are current Test representatives and contracted BLACKCAPS for 2022/23.

Other names you will recognise from the top level are class allrounder DOUG BRACEWELL, swing king SETH RANCE, dashing T20 batsman TOM BRUCE, left-arm allrounder BEN WHEELER and our aggressive wicket-hunting paceman with the beautiful action, BLAIR TICKNER. Our wicketkeeper-batsman DANE CLEAVER was meanwhile named to debut for the BLACKCAPS in the T20i format in 2022 but never got to take the field due to wet weather.