State Championship 2005/06

Winner - Central Districts

Wellington v Central Districts, State Championship final, 5th day

Hamilton powers Central Districts to title

Powered by a six-wicket haul by Lance Hamilton, Central Districts ended the domestic season in style claiming the State Championship title, defeating the home side Wellington by 113 runs at the Basin Reserve

Wellington v Central Districts, State Championship final, 4th day

Taylor ton sets up tense final day

A flurry of wickets on the penultimate day of the State Championship final paved the way for an interesting climax with both sides seeking outright victories

Wellington v Central Districts, State Championship final, 3rd day

Bell guides Wellington closer

A century stand between Matthew Bell and Jesse Ryder helped Wellingon push forward against Central Districts

Points Table

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied Draw Aban Pts
Wellington 8 4 1 0 3 0 36
Central D 8 3 1 0 4 0 28
Otago 8 3 4 0 1 0 28
Canterbury 8 2 2 0 4 0 18
Auckland 8 1 3 0 4 0 12
Northern D 8 0 2 0 6 0 4

Statistics

State Championship, 2005/06 (in New Zealand First-class)

Jarrod Englefield holds the State Championship trophy aloft after Central Districts' triumph
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Central Districts pose with the State Championship title
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Matthew Sinclair and Min Patel celebrate Central Districts' championship victory at Wellington
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Jarrod Englefield and Graham Barlow of Central Districts hold the State Championship cricket trophy
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Roger Fouhy gets ready to unleash one
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Grant Elliot appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of Geoff Barnett
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Tournament Results
Wellington v Central D at Wellington - Apr 3-7, 2006
Central D won by 113 runs
Auckland v Otago at Auckland - Mar 26-29, 2006
Auckland won by 4 wickets
Northern D v Central D at Hamilton - Mar 26-29, 2006
Match drawn
Wellington v Canterbury at Wellington - Mar 26-29, 2006
Match drawn
Auckland v Wellington at Auckland - Mar 19-22, 2006
Match drawn
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