New Zealand news August 8, 2014

New Zealand domestic contracts finalised

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand's six domestic teams have finalised their 15-man squads for next summer, with no player movements of note following the first round of contracts last month. Auckland added two players to their contract list and the other teams added one, and every case featured a promotion of a player from within their own system rather than recruiting from another side.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Michael Guptill-Bunce was added to Auckland's list having last played for them in February 2013, and he will be joined by fast bowler Warren Barnes. Opening batsman Dean Robinson earned a reprieve from Central Districts, having his contract renewed after being left off the initial list announced in July.

Offspinner Cole McConchie was handed a contract with Canterbury after playing two one-day games for them late last season, while pace bowler Tony Goodin has rounded out the Northern Districts list, two years after playing his only game for them.

Wellington gave a contract to Matt Taylor, who appeared in five Ford Trophy matches for them last summer, and Otago's final contract went to pace bowler Sam Blakely, who has played two one-day games for Otago over the past two seasons.

Auckland Warren Barnes, Dean Bartlett, Michael Bates, Brad Cachopa, Carl Cachopa, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Donovan Grobbelaar, Michael Guptill-Bunce, Anaru Kitchen, Tarun Nethula, Rob Nicol, Robert O'Donnell, Matt Quinn, Jeet Raval.

Canterbury Todd Astle, Hamish Bennett, Neil Broom, Brendon Diamanti, Andrew Ellis, Cam Fletcher, Peter Fulton, Roneel Hira, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Johnston, Cole McConchie, Ryan McCone, Henry Nicholls, Ed Nuttall, Logan van Beek.

Central Districts Doug Bracewell, Greg Hay, Jamie How, Marty Kain, Andrew Mathieson, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Ajaz Patel, Seth Rance, Dean Robinson, Bevan Small, Ben Smith, Kruger van Wyk, Ben Wheeler, George Worker, Will Young.

Northern Districts Graeme Aldridge, James Baker, Jono Boult, Dean Brownlie, Joseph Carter, Anton Devcich, Daniel Flynn, Tony Goodin, Jono Hickey, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Bharat Popli, Mitchell Santner, Anurag Verma, Brad Wilson.

Otago Nick Beard, Sam Blakely, Michael Bracewell, Derek de Boorder, Jacob Duffy, Ryan Duffy, Tipene Friday, James McMillan, Aaron Redmond, Iain Robertson, Brad Rodden, Hamish Rutherford Jesse Ryder, Bradley Scott, Sam Wells.

Wellington Brent Arnel, Tom Blundell, Grant Elliott, James Franklin, Mark Gillespie, Dane Hutchinson, Andy McKay, Stephen Murdoch, Michael Papps, Jeetan Patel, Michael Pollard, Matt Taylor, Ili Tugaga, Henry Walsh, Luke Woodcock.

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