First round of New Zealand’s domestic cricket contracts announced

New Zealand’s  six Major Associations have today announced the names of those players offered first round domestic contracts for the coming season.

Iain O’Brien has returned to New Zealand after he was handed a contract with Wellington for next summer. O’Brien, 35, was included on Wellington’s first-round list of contracted players after he failed to qualify as a local player in England, where he had moved to be with his British wife.

The contracting process for domestic players involves two rounds. Each Major Association can offer 9-11 contracts at their discretion in the first round and then complete the process to their full contingent of 12 players with second round contracts being offered on 9 August 2011.

The introduction of a two stage contracting process will ensure increased competition for the final contracts to be offered at Major Association level and should also help to ensure the best 92 players are contracted throughout the country.

The domestic contracts being offered today do not commence until 1 October 2011.

Auckland Aces

  • Michael Bates
  • Andrew De Boorder
  • Colin De Grandhomme
  • Gareth Hopkins
  • Anaru Kitchen
  • Bruce Martin
  • Tim McIntosh
  • Colin Munro
  • Jeet Raval
  • Bhupinder Singh
  • Daryl Tuffey

Central Stags

  • Doug Bracewell
  • Jamie How
  • Peter Ingram
  • Michael Mason
  • Adam Milne
  • Kieran Noema-Barnett
  • Tarun Nethula
  • Mathew Sinclair
  • Bevan Small
  • Kruger van Wyk
  • Ben Wheeler

Canterbury Wizards

  • Todd Astle
  • Dean Brownlie
  • Andrew Ellis
  • Peter Fulton
  • Matt Henry
  • Tom Latham
  • Ryan McCone
  • Richard Sherlock
  • Shanan Stewart
  • George Worker

Northern Knights

  • Graeme Aldridge
  • Brent Arnel
  • James Baker
  • Anton Devcich
  • Brook Hatwell
  • James Marshall
  • Peter McGlashan
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Anurag Verma
  • Brad Wilson
  • Joseph Yovich

Otago Volts

  • Nick Beard
  • Michael Bracewell
  • Darren Broom
  • Ian Butler
  • Craig Cumming
  • Derek  De Boorder
  • Warren McSkimming
  • Aaron Redmond
  • Bradley Scott
  • Neil Wagner
  • Sam Wells

Wellington Firebirds

  • Joe Austin-Smellie
  • Harry Boam
  • Josh Brodie
  • Grant Elliott
  • James Franklin
  • Mark Gillespie
  • Stephen Murdoch
  • Iain O’Brien
  • Michael Papps
  • Jeetan Patel
  • Stewart Rhodes

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