Domestic A cricket helps to prepare and condition players for the next step up: representing the Central Hinds (women) and Central Stags (men). Across the country, Major Association "A" teams now typically play against their nearest neighbours rather than competing in a national competition or tournament. All CD A matches are FREE admission
CD A WOMEN
CD A MEN
2023/24 FIXTURES & RESULTS
This season's activity began with a very good three-day win against Wellington A at Napier's Nelson Park at the beginning of November, LIAM DUDDING taking a bag and former ND pathway rep TAYLOR BETTELHEIM scoring 169 on CD A debut
TOBY FINDLAY then opened the annual Taupō Quadrangulat T20 tournament with a five-wicket bag, including a hat-trick, in the first round against ND A.
Tuesday 31 October to Thursday 2 November 2023
CD A defeated Wellington A Nelson Park, Napier by 7 wickets
Saturday 10 February 2024 • CD A Women v ND A women - away fixture, venue TBC
Sunday 11 February 2024 • CD A Women v ND A women - away fixture, venue TBC
• Two further fixtures are to be confirmed.
Saturday 4 November 2023
• CD A Women lost to ND A women by 17 runs (T20) - Lindisfarne College, Hastings SCORECARD
• CD A Women lost to ND A women by 9 wickets (T20) - Lindisfarne College, Hastings SCORECARD
Sunday 5 November 2023 • CD A Women lost to ND A women by 39 runs (one-day) - Lindisfarne College, Hastings SCORECARD
OUR CD A WOMEN'S STORY
Men's A cricket has been well established nationally for many years, but women's A cricket had been sporadic until 2022/23 when CENTRAL DISTRICTS A WOMEN was re-established and provided with structured competition against our near neighbours.
Previously, the team had competed as the 'CD women's Second XI' - such as in 1995, when CD played six matches at an NZC Women's Second XI tournament. But it had been a long time between drinks so it was doubly exciting when our new class of 2023 went through their inaugural season undefeated!
The 2023 team started withtwin wins v Northern Districts A in Hamilton, then beat Wellington A back-to-back in Wellington before defeating ND A again, in both formats, at home for the first time in Levin.
Central Districts Cricket Association Mitre 10 Park Frimley, Hastings