Previous Challenge Series
The Hawke Cup is the major competition for the District Associations in New Zealand.
It is a challenge competition and to win the Hawke Cup the challenger must beat the holder at their home venue in a Three Day match.
Bay of Plenty currently hold the title, having taken it off long time holders Hamilton in the first match of the season. They then beat Manawatu and face more two challenges this season.
Teams from the main metropolitan areas do not currently compete for the Hawke Cup.