McMillan and Harris bag domestic contracts
New Zealand Cricket's six major associations have announced their list of 12 contracted players for the 2006-07 domestic season.
Notable inclusions are Craig McMillan and Chris Harris from Canterbury, given that both were missing on the list of centrally contracted players last month. Similarly, Northern Districts handed out contracts to James Marshall and Daryll Tuffey. McMillan is currently leading New Zealand A in the Top End Series in Australia, while Marshall is the vice-captain of the New Zealand Emerging Players squad in Brisbane. Tuffey, who has been out of action since June 2005 due to a bicep injury, will head to Sydney in September to represent Sutherland Club, in an attempt to make a comeback.
The 12 players were decided based on the interim player agreement between New Zealand Cricket, the Major Associations and the New Zealand Cricket Players Association. This marks a change from the previous instances where only 11 players were contracted from each association.
Canterbury Todd Astle, Hamish Bennett, Leighton Burtt, Andrew Ellis, Chris Harris, Brandan Hiini, Craig McMillan, Iain Robertson, Richard Sherlock, Shanan Stewart, Kruger Van Wyk, Paul Wiseman
Auckland Carl Cachopa, Tama Canning, Derek de Boorder, Martin Guptill, Paul Hitchcock, Richard Jones, Tim Lythe, Tim McIntosh, Andy McKay, Rob Nicol, Lance Shaw , Reece Young
Central Districts Geoff Barnett, Chris Cruikshank, Brendon Diamanti, Campbell Furlong, Bevan Griggs, Lance Hamilton, Greg Hay, Brent Hefford, Greg Hegglun, Dominic Rayner, Ewen Thompson, Tim Weston
Northern Districts Graeme Aldridge, Ian Butler, Alun Evans, Daniel Flynn, Nick Horsley, Peter McGlashan, James Marshall, Bruce Martin, Mark Orchard, Daryl Tuffey, BJ Watling, Joseph Yovich
Otago Neil Broom, Craig Cumming, Gareth Hopkins, Nathan McCullum, James McMillan, Warren McSkimming, Aaron Redmond, Bradley Scott, Gareth Shaw, Jordan Sheed, Craig Smith, Greg Todd
Wellington Matthew Bell, Dewayne Bowden, Grant Elliot, Sam Fairley, Mark Gillespie, Stuart Mills, Chris Nevin, Iain O'Brien, Michael Parlane, Neal Parlane, Jesse Ryder, Luke Woodcock