Super Smash (men's cricket)


The Super Smash, currently named the Dream11 Super Smash for sponsorship purposes until 2026,[3] is a men's domestic Twenty20 cricket competition in New Zealand.[4] It runs alongside the Women's Super Smash.

Dream11 Super Smash
Countries New Zealand
AdministratorNew Zealand Cricket
FormatTwenty20
First edition2005–06
Latest edition2020–21
Tournament formatDouble round-robin, preliminary final and final
Number of teams6
Current championWellington Firebirds (4th title)[1][2]
Most successfulAuckland Aces (4 titles)
Wellington Firebirds (4 titles)
TVSpark Sport
TVNZ 1
TVNZ Duke
2020–21 Super Smash
WebsiteSuper Smash

Competition


The tournament consists of a double round-robin, with the top three teams qualifying for the play-offs.

The competition has been held every year since 2005 and its former names include:

  • New Zealand Twenty20 Competition  2005–06
  • State Twenty20  from 2006–07 to 2008–09
  • HRV Cup  from 2009–10 to 2012–13
  • HRV Twenty20  2013–14

Since the 2014-15 season, the competition has been known as the Super Smash with many different sponsors exercising their own naming rights:

From 2008–09 to 2013–14 the winner of the competition gained entry to the Champions League Twenty20 tournament later in the same year.

Teams[5]

TeamColourMajor AssociationDistrict AssociationsHome ground(s)Wins2nds
Auckland AcesNavy BlueAucklandNoneEden Park Outer Oval, Auckland44
Canterbury KingsRedCanterburyChristchurch Metro, Christchurch Junior, Canterbury Country
South Canterbury, Buller, Mid Canterbury, West Coast
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Mainpower Oval, Rangiora
13
Central StagsDark GreenCentral DistrictsTaranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu, Horowhenua-Kapiti
Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, Marlborough, Nelson
Pukekura Park, New Plymouth
McLean Park, Napier
Saxton Oval, Nelson
33
Northern KnightsMagentaNorthern DistrictsNorthland, Counties Manukau, Hamilton, Waikato Valley
Bay of Plenty, Poverty Bay
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
22
Otago VoltsRoyal BlueOtagoDunedin, Southland, Otago Country, North OtagoUniversity Oval, Dunedin
Molyneux Park, Alexandra
Queens Park, Invercargill
23
Wellington FirebirdsYellowWellingtonNoneBasin Reserve, Wellington41

Tournament results[6]

Tournament Final venue Final Format Matches
Winner Result Runner-up
2005–06
Fixtures
Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland Canterbury Wizards
180 for 4 (17.2 overs)
won by 6 wickets
Scorecard
Auckland Aces
179 for 7 (20 overs)
Two groups; Single round-robin for each group; Final between top team of each group 7
2006–07
Fixtures
Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland Auckland Aces
211 for 5 (20 overs)
won by 60 runs
Scorecard
Otago Volts
151 all out (20 overs)
Single round-robin; Final between top two teams 16
2007–08
Fixtures
Pukekura Park, New Plymouth Central Stags
150 for 5 (16.3 overs)
won by 5 wickets
Scorecard
Northern Knights
148 for 8 (20 overs)
2008–09
Fixtures
University Oval, Dunedin Otago Volts won by topping group stage (final abandoned due to rain)
Scorecard
Canterbury Wizards Group stage with eight matches per team; Final between top two teams 25
2009–10 Pukekura Park, New Plymouth Central Stags
206 for 6 (20 overs)
won by 78 runs
Scorecard
Auckland Aces
128 all out (16.1 overs)
Double round-robin; Final between top two teams 31
2010–11 Colin Maiden Park, Auckland Auckland Aces
158 for 8 (20 overs)
won by 4 runs
Scorecard
Central Stags
154 for 9 (20 overs)
2011–12 Colin Maiden Park, Auckland Auckland Aces
196 for 5 (20 overs)
won by 44 runs
Scorecard
Canterbury Wizards
152 all out (18.3 overs)
2012–13 University Oval, Dunedin Otago Volts
145 for 6 (18.3 overs)
won by 4 wickets
Scorecard
Wellington Firebirds
143 for 9 (20 overs)
Double round-robin, preliminary final and final 32
2013–14 Seddon Park, Hamilton Northern Knights
144 for 5 (19.0 overs)
won by 5 wickets
Scorecard
Otago Volts
143 for 5 (20 overs)
2014–15
Seddon Park, Hamilton Wellington Firebirds
186 for 6 (20 overs)
won by 6 runs
Scorecard
Auckland Aces
180 for 9 (20 overs)
Double round-robin, 2 preliminary finals and final 33
2015–16 Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth Auckland Aces
166 for 6 (20 overs)
won by 20 runs
Scorecard
Otago Volts
146 for 9 (20 overs)
2016–17 Pukekura Park, New Plymouth Wellington Firebirds
172 for 7 (20 overs)
won by 14 runs
Scorecard
Central Stags
158 for 8 (20 overs)
Double round-robin, elimination final and final 32
2017–18 Seddon Park, Hamilton Knights
103 for 1 (8.5 overs)
won by 9 wickets
Scorecard
Central Stags
99 for 8 (20 overs)
2018–19 Seddon Park, Hamilton Central Stags
147/8 (20 overs)
won by 67 runs
Scorecard
Knights
80 (14.4 overs)
2019–20 Basin Reserve, Wellington Wellington Firebirds
168/7 (20 overs)
won by 22 runs
Scorecard
Auckland Aces
146/9 (20 overs)
2020-21 Basin Reserve, Wellington Wellington Firebirds
178/5 (19.4 overs)
won by 5 wickets
Scorecard
Canterbury Kings
175/8 (20 overs)

Notes

  • From the 2008–09 season until the 2013–14 season, the winning team would qualify for the Champions League Twenty20.
  • From the 2010–11 season onwards, each team is allowed up to two international imports.

See also


References


  1. Geenty, Mark (13 February 2021). "Super Smash: Devon Conway fires Wellington Firebirds to back to back Twenty20 titles". Stuff. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
  2. "Final - Canterbury v Wellington". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
  3. "DREAM11 signs up with New Zealand Cricket for another six years". NZC. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  4. "Central Districts' bowling firepower lifts them to title win". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  5. "New Zealand Domestic Twenty20 Table - 2018-19". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  6. "New Zealand Domestic Twenty20". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 August 2019.