Major Associations announce the first round of domestic contracts for 2010-11

Cricket's six Major Associations today announced the names of those players offered first round domestic contracts for the coming season.

The contracting process for domestic players will - for the first time - involve 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 August 24.

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 October 1, 2010 and will be subject to the completion of the new Master Agreement between the parties. Whilst the negotiations for the new Master Agreement  are progressing well they are not yet concluded. However the parties have agreed in good  faith to continue the 2010 contracting process for Major Associations.

Auckland Aces
Michael Bates
Andrew De Boorder
Colin De Grandhomme
Roneel Hira
Anaru Kitchen
Johann Myburgh
Jimmy Neesham
Jeet Raval
Lance Shaw
Bhupinder Singh
Greg Todd

Canterbury Wizards
Corey Anderson
Todd Astle
Hamish Bennett
Dean Brownlie
Andrew Ellis
Peter Fulton
Rob Nicol
Michael Papps
Richard Sherlock
Shanan Stewart
Reece Young

Central Stags
Doug Bracewell
Brendon Diamanti
Jamie How
Peter Ingram
Michael Mason
Mitchell McClenaghan
Tarun Nethula
Brad Patton
Mathew Sinclair
Kruger van Wyk
Tim Weston

Northern Knights
Graeme Aldridge
Jono Boult  
Trent Boult
Anton Devcich   
Daniel Flynn    
James Marshall  
Peter McGlashan
Michael Parlane
Bradley Scott   
Brad Wilson
Joseph Yovich  

Wellington Firebirds
Josh Brodie
Dewayne Bowden
Matthew Bell
Leighton Burtt
James Franklin
Mark Gillespie
Cameron Merchant
Neal Parlane
Joe Austin-Smellie
Luke Woodcock

Otago Volts 
Nick Beard
Neil Broom 
Anthony Bullick
Ian Butler
Craig Cumming
Derek De Boorder
Shaun Haig
Warren McSkimming
Aaron Redmond
Neil Wagner
Sam Wells

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