Named in honour of former New Zealand Test captain, pioneer Central Stag and prolific Hawke Cup all-rounder Murray Chapple who starred for both Wairarapa and Manawatū, our coveted Chapple Cupalways holds pride of place in a District Association's cabinet
The annual men's tournament is contested in the white-ball formats, bringing all eight CD District Associations together across three days: Taranaki, Manawatū, Nelson, Marlborough, Horowhenua-Kāpiti, Hawke's Bay, Whanganui and Wairarapa competing to be the season champion
DID YOU KNOW? The 8 antler points on the CDCA logo represent our 8 District Associations!
VENUE FITZHERBERT and MANAWAROA PARKS, PALMERSTON NORTH
Cyclone Gabrielle led to late changes to last season's tournament, played at Donnelly Park, Levin on 18 and 19 February 2023.
The cyclone hit in the week building up to the tournament, resulting in the withdrawal of Hawke's Bay due to the heavy impact on the region and its community.
Ground conditions in Manawatū were also affected. CDCA therefore agreed with the eight Districts representatives to shift the Chapple Cup tournament from Fitzherbert Park to Levin, and to reconfigure the tournament as a two-day T20 tournament for 2023 - with one pool of four teams (with a bye) and one pool of three, with cross-over Finals, and the Chapple and Cave Cup awarded on that basis.
Teams observed a minute's silence for Cyclone Gabrielle victims before the tournament got underway, and Hawke's Bay remained in everyone's throughts throughout.
Whanganui enjoyed a strong weekend, and met Manawatū in the Chapple Cup Final, while Taranaki beat Wairarapa for the Cave Cup.
* one white Kookaburra regulation 156g ball per innings.
* Please note Amended Playing Condition: Format of ODI matches
* Running the non-striker out before the ball is bowled:
The bowler must issue a warning to the non-striker who, in the umpire’s opinion, was out of their crease at the time of the incident.
The warning must be made to the umpire at the non-striker's end before the next ball is delivered.
The warning will last the duration of that innings and apply to all batters.
The umpires will make all incoming batters aware if a warning has been issued
2021/22 CHAMPION : HAWKE'S BAY
The 2021/22 Chapple Cup was hosted in Palmerston North 18-20 February 2022, and was played as a T20 round robin between six teams this year as the country grappled with the COVID-19 Omicron outbreak, and Wairarapa and Marlborough elected not to participate
After a busy Friday and Saturday at Fitzherbert and Manawaroa Parks, the final round on Sunday was washed out and, as the only undefeated team after the first four rounds, Hawke's Bay reclaimed the title they last held two seasons ago, Manawatū finishing as runner up
2020/21 CHAMPIONS : NELSON
The 2020/21 Chapple Cup was jointly hosted in Palmerston North and Levin in November 2020, with Nelson beating defending champion Hawke's Bay in the Final at Donnelly Park to lift the trophy. Taranaki claimed the Cave Cup in the minor playoff Final