State Championship 2007/08

Winner - Canterbury

Wellington v Canterbury, State Championship final, Wellington

Canterbury clinch title with 49-run win

Canterbury secured their first State Championship title in a decade after Todd Astle's four wickets helped fend off a charging Wellington at the Basin Reserve

Wellington v Canterbury, State Championship final, Wellington

Davidson drives Canterbury closer

Michael Davidson devastated Wellington with four wickets in 11 balls to set Canterbury on the path to what could be their first State Championship title in a decade

Wellington v Canterbury, State Championship final, Wellington

Bennett seven-for gives Canterbury lead

Hamish Bennett's seven-wicket haul helped dismiss Wellington for 188 on a rain-affected third day at Basin Reserve and gave Canterbury a slender 27-run lead

Points Table

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied Draw Aban Pts Quotient
Wellington 8 4 1 0 3 0 33 1.303
Canterbury 8 3 1 0 4 0 26 1.082
Auckland 8 2 3 0 3 0 21 1.015
Otago 8 2 0 0 6 0 18 1.068
Northern D 8 1 3 0 4 0 16 0.862
Central D 8 0 4 0 4 0 6 0.771

Statistics

State Championship, 2007/08 (in New Zealand First-class)

Kruger Van Wyk lifts the trophy
© Getty Images
Canterbury celebrate their State Championship win
© Getty Images
Todd Astle took 4 for 26 to help Canterbury lift the State Championship
© Getty Images
Luke Woodcock drives during his second-innings 65
© Getty Images
Neal Parlane's 74 was the best score as Wellington crashed to defeat
© Getty Images
Michael Davidson took four wickets in four overs to stun Wellington
© Getty Images
Tournament Results
Wellington v Canterbury at Wellington - Apr 7-11, 2008
Canterbury won by 49 runs
Central D v Northern D at Napier - Mar 30-Apr 2, 2008
Match drawn
Otago v Canterbury at Dunedin - Mar 30-Apr 2, 2008
Match drawn
Wellington v Auckland at Wellington - Mar 30-Apr 2, 2008
Match drawn
Auckland v Canterbury at Auckland - Mar 23-26, 2008
Match drawn
More results »