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One-day name: Canterbury Wizards
Coach: South Africa David Nosworthy
Captain: South Africa Kruger Van Wyk
Founded: 1864
Home ground: Queen Elizabeth II Park
Capacity: 20,000
First-class debut: Otago
in 1864
at Dunedin
Official website: Canterbury Wizards

The Canterbury Wizards are a New Zealand first class cricket team based in Canterbury, New Zealand. It is one of six teams that make up New Zealand Cricket and has been the most successful domestic team in New Zealand history. They compete in the State Championship first class competition, the State Shield domestic one day competition and the State Twenty20 competition.



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

1975-76, 1983-84, 1993-94, 1996-97, 1997-98, 2007-08

1971-72, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1985-86, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2005-06.



Canterbury usually play their home matches at Mainpower Oval in Rangiora or Queen Elizabeth II Park in Christchurch; they formerly played at Jade Stadium and Hagley Oval.

2008/09 Squad

Chris Cairns starts a run-up at Eden Park in 2006

Players who represented Canterbury in 2008/09.[1][2]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Nat Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Peter Fulton New Zealand RHB RM New Zealand Test and ODI player
Iain Robertson New Zealand RHB OB
Corey Anderson New Zealand LHB LMF New Zealand U-19
Shanan Stewart New Zealand RHB RM
Johann Myburgh South Africa RHB OB
Chris Harris New Zealand LHB RM Former New Zealand Test and ODI player
Todd Astle New Zealand RHB LB
Andy Ellis New Zealand RHB RFM
Brandon Hiini New Zealand RHB RMF
Kruger Van Wyk South Africa RHB Captain
Michael Papps New Zealand RHB Former New Zealand Test and ODI player
Hamish Bennett New Zealand LHB RMF
Shane Bond New Zealand RHB RF New Zealand Test and ODI player
Ryan Burson New Zealand RHB RFM
Leighton Burtt New Zealand RHB RFM
Michael Davidson New Zealand RHB LFM
Carl Frauenstein New Zealand RHB RMF

Notable players

New Zealand New Zealand

England England

West Indies British West Indies

Netherlands Netherlands


See List of New Zealand first-class cricket records


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