McDonald's Super Smash

All New Zealand’s top domestic cricketers look forward to the fun and excitement of McDonald's Super Smash. It’s the first trophy to go up for grabs in the New Zealand season, and the most glamorous domestic competition.

 

 

Twenty20 is cricket’s entertaining ‘fast and furious’ format. Matches are completed in the space of three hours and players look to strut their stuff as quickly as they can. Players who can make an impact by hitting big and often to push the team’s total towards the stellar 200 mark, or by taking lots of wickets despite the aggression of such talented big hitters, put themselves in line for BLACKCAPS white ball selection.

 

 

The three-hour entertainment span is also perfect for the attention span of younger fans, but if distraction is required, there is plenty —

heaps of entertainment laid on especially with families in mind! There’s a Kids Zone full of free games to play, face painting, bouncy castles, brass band players, and team mascots interacting with the crowd! 

 

 

All teams play each other twice before the three Finals teams are determined. In 2016/17, the Central Stags were the top qualifiers, followed by the Wellington Firebirds and Canterbury Kings. The Stags proceeded directly to the Grand Final while the Kings were eliminated by the Firebirds in a tight Elimination Final Super Over finish at the Basin Reserve. The Firebirds then went on to beat the Stags for the trophy in the Grand Final at Pukekura Park.

 

 

 

McDonald's Super Smash tournament website

Previous Winners

2016/17  Wellington Firebirds
2015/16  Auckland Aces
2014/15  Wellington Firebirds
2013/14  Knights
2012/13  Otago Volts
2011/12  Auckland Aces
2010/11  Auckland Aces
2009/10  Central Stags
2008/09  Otago Volts
2007/08  Central Stags
2006/07  Auckland Aces
2005/06  Canterbury Kings

 

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