State Championship 2008/09

Winner - Auckland

Auckland v Central Districts, 2008-09 State Championship final, 5th day

Auckland overcome spirited Central Districts for title

Auckland had to survive some nervy moments before clinching their fourth State Championship in eight years at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln

Auckland v Central Districts, 2008-09 State Championship final, 4th day

Auckland chase 188 for win

Central Districts clawed their way back into the State Championship final after putting up a solid second-innings total against Auckland at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval

Auckland v Central Districts, 2008-09 State Championship final, 3rd day

Auckland keep Central Districts on the mat

Auckland maintained their stranglehold on Central Districts after the third day of the State Championship final in Lincoln

Points Table

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied Draw Aban Pts Quotient
Auckland 8 4 1 0 3 0 37 1.366
Central D 8 4 0 0 4 0 31 1.013
Wellington 8 2 1 0 5 0 22 1.286
Northern D 8 2 4 0 2 0 18 0.863
Otago 8 0 2 0 6 0 8 0.790
Canterbury 8 0 4 0 4 0 4 0.873

Statistics

State Championship, 2008/09 (in New Zealand First-class)

The victorious Auckland team
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Colin de Grandhomme and Gareth Hopkins got Auckland home with an unbeaten 84-run stand
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Colin de Grandhomme helped seal Auckland's title triumph
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Jacob Oram appeals
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Richard Jones gets hit on the visor
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Lance Shaw celebrates another wicket
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Squads

Tournament Results
Auckland v Central D at Lincoln - Apr 6-10, 2009
Auckland won by 5 wickets
Auckland v Central D at Auckland - Mar 29-Apr 1, 2009
Match drawn
Canterbury v Otago at Christchurch - Mar 28-31, 2009
Match drawn
Northern D v Wellington at Whangarei - Mar 28-31, 2009
Northern D won by 8 wickets
Central D v Canterbury at New Plymouth - Mar 21-24, 2009
Central D won by 3 wickets
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