2013 (50th) Christchurch- Winners Chch Red
Christchurch turned on a great week of weather with all games played as scheduled. There were three teams that could have realistically have won going into the final day with two of them, Chch Red and Nelson, playing each other. An impressive 219 run 5th wicket partnership swung the game to Chch Red who did need the win to guarantee the title as sole winners. The highest individual score was also beaten in Christchurch. Previously held by Craig McMillan at 152no, Llewy Johnson surpassed this, scoring 159 for North Otago against Marlborough at Elmwood Park.
Total Runs - 10377; total wickets - 612; average 16.96
Most Runs - 246 @ 41 ave - Llewy Johnson - North Otago inc 159. Other centuries - Isaac Anderson 115no for Chch Red vs Nelson and Simon Yorston 100no also for Chch Red vs Nelson and Jack Pryde 102no for Dunedin vs Otago Country
Most Wickets - 17 @ 12.82 p,wk - Jack Mockford - Southland Country. Jack Pryde also added a hat-trick to his century in his 5/9 for Dunedin vs South Canterbury
Best Bowling - Liam McBreen-Smith 6 for 29 for Chch Red vs Dunedin and in a match Ness Scully 5/3 and 4/9 for Dunedin vs Buller
2012 (49th) Invercargill - Jt winners Canty Country, Chch Red and Dunedin
Invercargill had burnt outfields following a drought until rain arrived on the Friday. Sharing the title were Chch Red, Dunedin and Canty Country. The total yield was 8,994 for 517 wickets at 17.39. West Coast's Vincent Lucas emulated Chris Cairns of the 1980's having played in five tournaments.
Total Runs - 8994; total wickets - 517; average 17.39
Most Runs - 207 @ 103.5 ave - Jarryd Taig - Dunedin Metro
Most Wickets - 13 @ 6.77 p,wk - Fraser Sheat - Canterbury Country and then Midge van Boxtel 12 @ 10.1 - Otago Country
Best Bowling - Fraser Sheat 5 for 9 for Cant Country vs Nelson and then Declan Su'a 5 for 12 inc a hat-trick for Dunedin Metro vs Mid Canterbury
2011 (48th) Ashburton - Jt winners Canty Country and Dunedin
There was rain on the tird day and the total yield on grass wickets was 8,161 for 528 wickets at 15.45. Most runs were scored by Will Jordan, 164 at 41. Jack Hyde hit the stumps seven times in his 8 for 8 including a hat-trick while Jacob Keilar captured 14 at 6.3. North Otago surprised by beating Nelson outright by 4 wickets. Having three wins each, Dunedin and Canty Country shared the title.
Total Runs - 8161; total wickets - 528; average 15.45
Most Runs - 164 @ 41 ave - Will Jordan - Christchurch Black
Most Wickets - 14 @ 6.357 p,wk - Jacob Keilar - Christchurch Red
Best Bowling - Jack Hyde 8 for 8 for Cant Country vs West Coast off 7.1 overs, bowling 7 victims and a hat trick
2010 (47th) Alexandra - Winners Nelson
Very unseasonal weather for Central Otago meant the artificial wickets were needed for the first few days. Some lovely drives but earlier starts than some of the players would have liked. A tight finish to the tournament with Nelson winning and Christchurch Black just 1 point behind on 21.
Total Runs - 9575; total wickets - 608; average 15.748
Most Runs - 267 - Henry Shipley - Canterbury Country @ ave 89
Most Wickets - 14 @ 8.07 p,wk - Samuel Day - Marlborough
Best Bowling - Josh Finnie 5 for 5 for Dunedin vs West Coast, Taylor Wilford also took 5 for 12 for Chch Blk vs Nelson