The Association has won four trophies this season having also taken the Ford Trophy and women’s Super Smash
Canterbury may need a bigger trophy cabinet after becoming the first team to win four domestic titles in a New Zealand season with the men’s side clinching the Plunket Shield and the women claiming the one-day Hallyburton Johnstone Shield.
It follows previous success of the men winning the Ford Trophy one-day competition and the women taking out the Super Smash. The only title that has not gone Canterbury’s way this season is the men’s Super Smash which was retained by Wellington.
The Plunket Shield was secured with two rounds still to play when Canterbury beat Central Districts by nine wickets and Northern Districts could only earn a draw against Wellington to put them out of the running.
Up at Eden Park’s Outer Oval, the Canterbury Magicians secured their silverware with a thumping eight-wicket victory over Auckland. Amy Satterthwaite had an outstanding all-round day with 4 for 27 followed by 73 while captain Frances Mackay was unbeaten on 94 in the chase.
“Amy took all the pressure off me in the middle, she was outstanding,” Mackay said. “Auckland Hearts had a score on the board that could have been defendable, although they probably needed everything to go their way.
“We did lose an early wicket, but then to have someone of the class of Amy to come out and steady the ship, as they say – she was brilliant in the way she did that.”
“She makes such a difference to our side. She’s three players, one of the best fielders in the competition, can bowl her ten overs and then icing on the cake with a few runs.”