State Shield 2005/06

Winner - Canterbury

Canterbury v Central Districts, State Shield final, 2005-06

Cairns propels Canterbury to title

State Shield Final, 2005-06

West Indies in New Zealand 2005-06

Bracewell defends cautious selection policy

'Wholesale change wouldn't have made sense'

Central Districts v Otago, State Shield semi-final

Central Districts complete 18-run win

State Shield round-up

Points Table

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts
Canterbury 10 6 3 0 1 29
Central D 10 5 3 0 2 28
Otago 10 5 3 0 2 25
Wellington 10 5 4 0 1 24
Northern D 10 3 5 1 1 19
Auckland 10 1 7 1 1 8

Statistics

State Shield, 2005/06 (in New Zealand List A)

The victorious Canterbury team pose with the State Shield trophy at Christchurch
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Chris Cairns turned in a fine allround performance to guide Canterbury to the State Shield title
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Geoff Barnett defends watchfully
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Chris Martin appeals vociferously
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Tim Lythe on the back foot, preparing to pull
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Michael Mason bowls for Central Districts
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Tournament Results
Canterbury v Central D at Christchurch - Feb 12, 2006
Canterbury won by 5 wickets (with 88 balls remaining)
Central D v Otago at Napier - Feb 8-9, 2006
Central D won by 18 runs
Canterbury v Auckland at Christchurch - Feb 1, 2006
Canterbury won by 5 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Central D v Wellington at Palmerston North - Feb 1, 2006
Central D won by 7 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
Otago v Northern D at Dunedin - Feb 1, 2006
Northern D won by 128 runs
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