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NEW ZEALAND CRICKET ANNUAL 2013 2014 REPORT The 120th Annual Report of New Zealand Cricket Inc. 2013 - 2014 OFFICE BEARERS 4 PATRON His Excellency The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM QSO Governor-General of New Zealand PRESIDENT S L Boock BOARD CHAIRMAN S B Heal BOARD G I Allott G J Barclay N J Craig E A Dawson Sir Richard Hadlee S B Heal D A Mackinnon M C Snedden CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER D J White AUDITOR Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants BANKERS ANZ New Zealand LIFE MEMBERS Sir John Anderson KBE M Brito I W Gallaway Sir Richard Hadlee P McKelvey CNZM MBE D O Neely MBE Hon. Justice B J Paterson CNZM OBE J R Reid OBE Y Taylor Sir Allan Wright KBE D S Currie QSO A R Isaac HONORARY CRICKET MEMBERS J C Alabaster F J Cameron MBE R O Collinge B E Congdon OBE A E Dick G T Dowling OBE J W Guy D R Hadlee B F Hastings V Pollard B W Sinclair J T Sparling STATISTICIAN F Payne NATIONAL CODE OF CONDUCT COMMISSIONER N R W Davidson QC 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 5 CONTENTS 6 From the Chairman and CEO High Performance Teams Family of Cricket Sustainable Growth of the Game Business of Cricket Financials 8 18 48 52 56 70 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 7 FROM THE CHAIRMAN AND CEO 8 It s been an historic season for the BLACKCAPS - next season has the potential to be even better 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 9 The 2013-14 season has been one of our most successful with the BLACKCAPS and White Ferns in strong form at home and the BLACKCAPS wrapping up the season with a rare Test series victory in the West Indies. The successes on the field can be partly attributed to some significant progress off it not least the wonderfully complementary relationship between coach Mike Hesson and captain Brendon McCullum a newly-structured and more accountable selection system and a revamped and more coherent High Performance programme. As co-hosts of Cricket World Cup 2015 New Zealand Cricket has channelled substantial resources into not only contributing to the success of the upcoming tournament but also ensuring a productive and ongoing legacy from it. Our ambition is for CWC 2015 to continue to pay a dividend in New Zealand cricket for years to come. Commercially NZC is in a sound position underpinned by a new watershed six-year agreement with SKY Television boosted by a range of solid partnerships with new and existing sponsors such as ANZ and Ford and future-proofed by plans for a lucrative programme of bilateral tours (both incoming and outgoing) until 2023. As usual NZC continues to face financial challenges from a combination of a low US dollar and the current ICC events-based revenue model which historically pitches us between peaks and lows over an eight 10 year cycle depending on ICC events scheduled in any one year. This was reflected in our financial result for 2013-14 a 3.6m loss dictated mainly by the scarcity of ICC events during that period (NZC had budgeted for a 4.4m loss). However we re pleased to report the projected revenue for the approaching financial year will more than compensate for this period s shortfall and that the possibility of changing to a modified revenue model (in which ICC-based income is smoothed out over the agreed period) should help mitigate budgeting difficulties in future. BLACKCAPS All cricket fans will have their special memory from the season Ross Taylor s three consecutive Test centuries Trent Boult s 10 wicket bag and stunning catch at the Basin Reserve or of course Brendon McCullum s back-toback double century and triple century against India. It was heartening to see the country so engaged over the summer an abiding memory was the number of Wellingtonians who arrived en-masse in their suits to witness history being made by Brendon at the Basin. The wealth of support for the BLACKCAPS reinforced cricket s status as New Zealand s no.1 summer sport. While the glow of the summer was still with us the BLACKCAPS put even bigger smiles on faces when they went where only one BLACKCAPS team had gone before a Test series win in the Caribbean. Victory at Kingston and in the decider at Barbados allowed the side to emulate the historic and inaugural series win of 2002 and pushed the BLACKCAPS up to no.6 in the ICC Test rankings. Central to the year s success has been the combination of Mike s structured and insightful approach as coach and Brendon s entertaining and attacking captaincy. Together the pair have formed a formidable partnership transforming a relatively young side into one now attracting worldwide respect. The BLACKCAPS could hardly be in better shape as they head into the most important summer in New Zealand Cricket history. White Ferns An undefeated home summer was the main success of the White Ferns season the side convincingly beating the West Indies in both the One Day International and Twenty20 International series. World no.1 ODI rated batsman and captain Suzie Bates continued to lead the White Ferns impressively and gained international recognition in May when named captain of the first women s World XI to play against England at Lord s. A number of steps have been taken to improve the performance of the women s national team including the establishment of a Performance Manager and for the first time the introduction of 10 New Zealand Cricket contracts. Domestic The depth of our player pool has never been greater and much of this can be attributed to the quality of our domestic game. While we continue to service the high performance needs of our BLACKCAPS and BLACKCAPSin-waiting New Zealand Cricket has recognised the need to drive change in our domestic competitions essentially in order to create an environment in which our Major Associations can thrive. As a result of a long-running review NZC has identified a range of initiatives calculated to stimulate MA bottom lines including dedicated windows for all three competition formats (locked in for the next four years) realising commercial and entertainment opportunities particularly in our T20 competition and introducing a Participation Agreement licence. With our four-day competition spanning most of the season the Ford-sponsored one-day competition will now be played from December to February and the new Georgie Pie Super Smash Twenty20 competition through November and December offering better opportunities for the marketing and promotion of the different formats. This is expected to help drive increases in revenue TV viewership ground attendances and coverage from both mainstream and social media. 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 11 ICC Cricket World Cup After the successful hosting of the 2014 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in January our attention has turned to the tournament proper and our first opportunity to co-host the event since the fifth Cricket World Cup in 1992. New Zealand Cricket s role as co-host encompasses not only provision of grounds and infrastructure but also of key personnel at the highest level of organisation former board member Therese Walsh is Head of New Zealand ICC CWC 2015 Ltd current board member Greg Barclay and David White are NZC s representatives on CWC 2015 s Local Organising Committee (LOC). Quite apart from our hopes for the BLACKCAPS a major imperative for NZC is to ensure we maximise the long-term benefits of co-hosting the tournament. With this in mind we have identified four key legacy targets 1) increasing overall participation in cricket by five percent 2) increasing overall revenue in cricket by five percent 3) boosting supporter numbers (TV viewership and ODI attendances) by 10 percent and 4) targeting an overall improvement in stakeholder relations. It s been encouraging to witness the quality of initiatives designed to deliver these outcomes initiatives such as Cricket Smart a curriculumbased cricket-centric teaching and learning programme for primary and intermediate students and NZC Skills Sessions a school-yard programme designed to deliver cricket to students of the same age-group. Other major plans involve not only attracting a strong volunteer base ahead of CWC 2015 but retaining and expanding that volunteer base in a post-CWC landscape and developing and maintaining an integrated database that offers NZC 12 more opportunity to communicate with supporters and stakeholders in turn providing greater opportunity for promotional and marketing exposure. Amateur Cricket In December New Zealand Cricket re-structured its development portfolio with a view to creating more organic growth in participation numbers at grassroots level. The role of GM Development was dis-established and replaced by a new position GM Amateur Cricket. Initiatives since then have targeted providing best practice governance models for club and district cricket delivering effective cricket programmes and designing clear plans and expectations for what is generally speaking volunteer administrations. Our over-riding objective is one of sustainability that is making a priority of not just introducing people to cricket but keeping them in the game for the long haul. Commercial It was encouraging to see another jump in TV viewership with numbers from the ANZ International Series up considerably from last year s home summer against England. We ve been privileged to bring ActivePost on board as a sponsor for the development programme and are also pleased to have locked in new deals with primary sponsors ANZ and Ford as well as a new long-term deal with SKY Television. Together with a strong relationship with international media rights partner Pitch International and the high-value bilateral agreements negotiated with fellow ICC members until 2023 New Zealand Cricket can feel satisfied with the state of its financial stability and sustainability. Financial New Zealand Cricket projected a loss of 4.4m for the 2013-14 financial year and through maximising its efficiencies was able to reduce this to 3.6m. Given the vagaries of the ICC events-based revenue model and the challenges presented by the US dollar this was both a predictable and satisfactory result. The good news is that 1) the following financial year will more than compensate for this deficit and 2) we will shortly be moving to a different revenue model in which ICC event dividends will be paid using a more consistent formula thereby removing the peaks and troughs of the current model. Governance It was a year of great change at ICC level where members including New Zealand Cricket voted to re-structure the existing system and support an initiative from India England and Australia to form an over-riding ICC executive committee (Ex-Co). NZC after deliberations chose to support the re-structure not only because the risks of opposing it were serious and tangible but because it meant more certainty over our future touring commitments and higher value returns. Our move to embrace change from the outset meant NZC was in a strong position to negotiate favourable bilateral tour agreements up to the end of the first contract period 2023. Closer to home we must congratulate the NZC board for an impressive performance in its first year since re-inauguration. Few would have been expecting the challenges that arose over the past 12 months not least NZC s part in a historic ICC restructure the escalating matchfixing and corruption development involving former New Zealand players and the continual pressures caused by an unfavourable exchange rate. In particular we d like to thank those board members involved in our subcommittees Greg Barclay (CWC 2015 LOC) Geoff Allott Neil Craig and Liz Dawson (Commercial Finance and Risk) Don Mackinnon Sir Richard Hadlee Martin Snedden and Geoff Allott (High Performance Advisory) and Liz Dawson and Don Mackinnon (Remuneration). Through the acumen demonstrated at this level NZC is well placed for a strong performance through 2014-15 and beyond. Thank you Cricket is a team game. None of the undoubted progress made through the past year would have been possible without the assistance and support of a range of stakeholders all of whom have made significant contributions to the health and future of the game in New Zealand. In particular we wish to thank Heath Mills and the New Zealand Cricket Players Association for their ongoing commitment to player welfare Sport NZ for its invaluable funding administrative and mentoring initiatives High Performance Sport NZ for their elite-level expertise and support network and of course all our Major Associations District Associations and 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 13 clubs for helping create the positive outlook we share today. Finally a huge thanks to all NZC staff who worked tirelessly throughout the year and we know are looking forward with great anticipation to one of NZC s most important summers. Looking forward Across New Zealand and Australia the focus is now very much on ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. You can already feel the excitement building amongst fans and we re determined to get the country behind the BLACKCAPS as they take on the world. It s been an historic season for the BLACKCAPS - next season has the potential to be even better. Stuart Heal Chairman David White Chief Executive Officer 14 15 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 A TRIBUTE FROM DON NEELY 16 Brendon McCullum 302 The fifth day of the second Test against India at the Basin Reserve saw crowds lining up at the entrances. The normal colourful t-shirts were replaced by navy black and grey suits. Balls left alone were cheered defensive shots were greeted with more applause than BLACKCAPS skipper Brendon McCullum had received for a Test 50 made at the same ground. Everyone at the Basin was emotionally involved while around the country television sets at offices were watched with the same intensity as Neil Armstrong s original moon landing. They all wanted to see history made and when they did the cheering and applause lasted for an eternity. It was an innings that had begun shortly after lunch on the third day when New Zealand lost their fifth second innings wicket at 94. The game had not yet reached the halfway mark and the BLACKCAPS required a further 152 runs to make India bat a second time. Talk around the sundrenched ground was along the lines of Great victory at Eden Park. Three day Test loss this week. Where is the consistency McCullum and his keeper BJ Watling batted to stumps on day three despite the skipper looking a little tentative and still recovering from his innings of 224 that lasted 462 minutes at Eden Park nine days earlier and had steered his side to a 40-run win over India. The fighting characteristics of which McCullum had so often talked about were on full display and with them came numerous significant milestones. On day four the pair established a new world Test record of 352 for the sixth wicket before Watling fell for 124. Enter debutant Jimmy Neesham who had been padded up for 123 overs. The youngster played with refreshing freedom while McCullum s problems with his troublesome back from years of keeping were continually attended to. He finished day four on 281 and has admitted since that the nerves really kicked in overnight. Fortunately it was a story that had a fairytale ending the next day. How ironic that McCullum one of the most adventuresome innovative and successful batsmen of the revolutionary Twenty20 age of cricket had become with this innings of 302 the first New Zealand Test batsman to score a triple century. He faced 559 balls - the most faced by any batsman in a Test match in New Zealand he batted for 775 minutes - the longest innings by any New Zealand batsman and he joined Sir Donald Bradman and Walter Hammond as the only batsman to have scored 200 and 300 in successive Tests. Don Neely is a Life Member of New Zealand Cricket 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 17 HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS 18 19 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 The BLACKCAPS and White Ferns are New Zealand Cricket s flagship teams on the international stage. Their performances are a strategic priority and significant business driver for NZC contributing considerably to the development of the game at all levels. BLACKCAPS in Bangladesh The Test series was drawn 0-0 and the One Day International series lost 3-0 before the BLACKCAPS ended their tour with a win in the solitary Twenty20 International. Corey Anderson and Ish Sodhi were awarded their debut caps for the opening Test in Chittagong where the BLACKCAPS posted 469 in the first innings thanks to centuries from Kane Williamson and BJ Watling and a first Test 50 from Trent Boult. Bangladesh replied with centuries to Mominul Haque and Sohag Gazi who would take a hat-trick in the BLACKCAPS second turn at bat. The hosts were set 256 to win but neither side were able to take a decisive advantage and the match was drawn. In the second Test at Dhaka Neil Wagner took his first five wicket haul in the first innings and Anderson scored his first Test hundred - before torrential rain truncated the match. At the end of day four the BLACKCAPS were looking to end Bangladesh s innings quickly to 20 set up a chase but rain wiped out day five entirely leaving the match and Test series drawn. The One Day International series contained few highlights for the BLACKCAPS with Ross Taylor s century and Colin Munro s 85 in Fatullah the standouts. Tim Southee returned from the injury to take four wickets in the first ODI while James Neesham captured four wickets in each of the first two ODIs. Bangladesh won the two matches in Dhaka by 43 runs (via the Duckworth Lewis method) and 40 runs respectively and in Fatullah chased down the BLACKCAPS 307 with four wickets to spare. A 15-run win in the tour-ending Twenty20 was highlighted by Munro s 73 from 39 balls and Anton Devcich s 59. Brendon McCullum left the series due to injury with the captain s armband going to Kyle Mills for the first time. Kane Williamson and Taylor also left the party due to injury and to manage their workloads. BLACKCAPS in Sri Lanka The first of three One Day Internationals ended in no result due to rain but the next match reduced to 23 overs per side went down to the final ball. Set 198 to win Tom Latham struck 86 before Luke Ronchi accelerated the pace with a swift 49. Still needing 20 runs off the last over Nathan McCullum hit Rangana Herath for six off the final ball ending unbeaten on 32 from nine deliveries and claiming the series lead. Sri Lanka drew the series with a 36-run win in the deciding fixture again via a Duckworth Lewis calculation. Another washout in the first Twenty20 meant the series would be decided by a single match. Sri Lanka won by eight wickets after successfully chasing down the BLACKCAPS total of 142. ANZ International Series v West Indies The BLACKCAPS were victorious in the Test and Twenty20 formats and drew the ANZ One Day Internationals. Rain prevented the BLACKCAPS from winning all three Tests though they were still able to secure a 2-0 series victory. The ODIs were closely fought and featured a world record fastest century by Corey Anderson in Queenstown. The ODI series was drawn 2-2. The BLACKCAPS finished with wins in both Twenty20 fixtures. Tests The first Test in Dunedin resulted in a draw for the BLACKCAPS who needed only 34 further runs to win when rain intervened in the penultimate session. It was a disappointing result to an encounter which featured double centuries to both Ross Taylor (217 ) and Darren Bravo (218). Brendon McCullum (113) also made a century and he and Taylor put on 195 for the fourth wicket in the first innings driving their side to a dominant position. However Bravo s own master-class gave the West Indies hope and with the advent of rain saved the Test. In the second Test at Wellington another Taylor century (129) led New Zealand to a total of 441 after which Trent Boult twice cut through the West Indies line-up to finish with match figures of 10-80 while also taking a remarkable catch at point. Having enforced the follow-on the BLACKCAPS cruised to victory by an innings and 73 runs with two days to play taking a 1-0 lead into the final Test. The West Indies made a strong start at Seddon Park with centuries to Shivnarine Chanderpaul (122 ) and Denesh Ramdin (107) setting up a first innings total of 367. Once more Taylor excelled for the BLACKCAPS his131 allowed them to close just 18 runs short of the visitors total. Boult then took four quick wickets to help dismiss the visitors for 103 in their second effort - an overall lead off 122 and a target the BLACKCAPS were able to reach for the loss of just two wickets. One Day Internationals The BLACKCAPS were dismissed for 156 in the first match at Eden Park but still managed to go within two wickets of victory after a valiant effort from the bowlers. Mitchell McClenaghan was the biggest threat finishing with figures of 5-58. Following a wash-out in Napier the series shifted to Queenstown where rain saw the match reduced to 21 overs a side. Corey Anderson (131 ) created world headlines when he struck the fastest century in history off just 36 balls. Jesse Ryder joined him in the record books scoring a century off 46 balls the sixth fastest 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 21 in history. The BLACKCAPS posted 283-4 limited the West Indies to 124 and scored a comprehensive 159-run win. The BLACKCAPS took the lead in the series with a 58-run win in a rain affected match in Nelson. The West Indies however chiefly through centuries to Kirk Edwards and Dwayne Bravo - struck back with a 203-run win in the final ODI at Hamilton to tie the series 2-2. Twenty20s In the opening Twenty20 in Auckland skipper Brendon McCullum led the BLACKCAPS to 189-5 with an unbeaten 60. The total proved more than enough. Nathan McCullum took control with the ball to capture 4-24 in an 81-run win. The home side then posted a four wicket victory in Wellington to claim the series 2-0 Adam Milne capturing 2-22 from his four overs. The West Indies ended at 159-5 but an unbeaten 51 from Luke Ronchi guided the BLACKCAPS home with an over to spare. ANZ International Series v India The BLACKCAPS beat India 4-0 in the five match One Day International series with the third match ending in a tie. A first-up Test victory in Auckland gave New Zealand a 1-0 series lead which was preserved after a drawn second Test - thanks mainly to a historic and match-saving 302 from captain Brendon McCullum. Compelling batting from Ross Taylor Kane Williamson and McCullum 22 provided the backbone to both series victories. ODIs The One Day Internationals started in Napier with a 24-run victory for the BLACKCAPS. Kane Williamson (71) Corey Anderson (68) and Ross Taylor (55) set up a target of 292 for the home side and despite 123 from Virat Kohli the Indians fell short. Mitchell McClenaghan was best with the ball with 4-68. The BLACKCAPS took a 2-0 lead in the series in Hamilton with a tense 15-run Duckworth Lewis-calculated victory. Williamson (77) Taylor (57) and Corey Anderson (44) took New Zealand to 271 from the reduced allotment of 42 overs which was upgraded to a target of 297. Although Kohli again led India s reply the revised target proved just beyond reach. Martin Guptill led the way in the third ODI in Auckland his 111 supported by Williamson (65) helping the BLACKCAPS to 314. India s chase initially lagged behind the required run-rate but some late fireworks from Ravindra Jadeja and Ravi Ashwin took the match right down to the last ball for a rare tie. The BLACKCAPS wrapped up the series after winning the fourth match in Hamilton by seven wickets. A century from Taylor (112 ) and a fourth consecutive half century from Williamson (60) helped the home side comfortably chase down a target of 279. A second consecutive century from Taylor (102) in the fifth match and a fifth half-century for the series from Williamson (88) took the Kiwis to 303 in their 50 overs 87 runs more than what India could manage in reply. Debutant Matt Henry took 4-38. Tests Things didn t start well for the home side in the opening Test struggling at 30-3 before Kane Williamson (113) and Brendon McCullum (224) led the recovery to carry New Zealand to a total of 503. In reply India reached 202 the BLACKCAPS pace trio taking all 10 wickets four to Neil Wagner and three each to Tim Southee and Trent Boult. Leading by 301 runs the BLACKCAPS collapsed to be all out for 105 in their second innings leaving the visitors to chase 407 to win. The Kiwi pace trio again had the last say Wagner finishing with a career-best eight wickets in the match and wicketkeeper BJ Watling taking a New Zealand record nine catches. In the second Test at the Basin Reserve New Zealand struggled to 192 after being inserted on a seamfriendly pitch and were then forced to watch from the field as India amassed 438 in reply. Trailing by 246 runs the match looked all but over for the BLACKCAPS on day three before McCullum (302) formed a world record sixth wicket partnership of 352 with Watling (124) taking the game well into day four and towards a New Zealand record innings total of 680. James Neesham joined in on day five with a century (137 ) on Test debut the 10th New Zealander to achieve the feat - but most accolades belonged to McCullum whose 302 surpassed Martin Crowe s 299 the highest Test score for New Zealand. ICC World Twenty20 Championship The team met England in the first pool match in Chittagong. England was restricted to 172 Mitchell McClenaghan conceding just 22 from his four overs. The chase ended dramatically in the sixth over when a thunderstorm ended the match with the BLACKCAPS ahead on a Duckworth Lewis calculation. The match against South Africa was a case of what might have been with JP Duminy scoring 86 to help his team register 170. The BLACKCAPS appeared to have the chase under control thanks to new Twenty20 opener Kane Williamson s 51 and Ross Taylor s 62 but Dale Steyn took four late wickets to get the Proteas home by two runs. The Netherlands were beaten by four wickets in 19 overs thanks to a fine performance from all the bowlers before Williamson (29) and Brendon McCullum (65) led a successful response. That meant the team needed to win against Sri Lanka to progress. Three wickets each from Trent Boult and James Neesham backed up by strong fielding restricted Sri Lanka to just 119. However left-arm spinner Rangana Herath produced a purple patch with the ball during 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 23 New Zealand s reply to take five wickets and end the innings at 60-9 Williamson the top scorer with 42. The BLACKCAPS therefore exited the tournament before the knockout phase. BLACKCAPS in West Indies For the first time in 15 years the BLACKCAPS claimed an away Test series victory (in a series with three or more matches) with a 2-1 win in the West Indies. The team cemented the win by 53 runs in the final session of the third and deciding Test. New Zealand s batsmen set things up for a possible victory in the opening Test at Jamaica Kingston when they amassed 508 in the first innings Kane Williamson (113) and James Neesham (107 his second consecutive Test hundred) both passing three figures and Tom Latham (83) falling just short. Fine bowling from Tim Southee (4-19 in the first innings) and a man-of-thematch effort from debutant Mark Craig (eight wickets in the match) helped the BLACKCAPS dismiss the home side for 262 and 216 respectively and win the Test by 186 runs. It was a complete turnaround in the second Test in the stifling heat in Port of Spain Trinidad. A BLACKCAPS middle order collapse in the first innings (seven wickets for just 60 runs) was the defining session of the match. The home side responded to New Zealand s 221 with an impressive 460 featuring centuries from both Kraigg Brathwaite and Darren Bravo. Despite some dogged rear-guard batting from BJ Watling (66 ) and 24 Craig (67) in the second innings Chris Gayle smashed the winning runs in a Twenty20-like innings including six sixes and seven fours to give the West Indies victory by 10 wickets. The teams headed to the rescheduled third Test (moved from Guyana to Barbados due to political issues) with the series all square at 1-1. Williamson led the BLACKCAPS batting in the third Test as he reached his highest Test score of 161 to put his side in a position to claim victory on the final day. The West Indies needed 308 runs to win but came up short due to a fine display of seam bowling from Trent Boult and Southee who took three wickets apiece. Neil Wagner playing his first Test of the tour starred with the ball in the first innings (4-64) while Neesham (78) helped the BLACKCAPS to a respectable first innings total of 293 and also added 51 alongside Williamson in the second. Two Twenty20 matches in Dominica concluded the shortened tour. The BLACKCAPS won the first by 12 runs (Duckworth Lewis) in a rain-affected match while the home side collected a convincing 39-run victory in the second to level the series at 1-1. 25 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 New BLACKCAPS The following players were awarded Test caps during the year Corey Anderson Ish Sodhi Tom Latham James Neesham Mark Craig 261 262 263 264 265 White Ferns tour of West Indies Despite a first-up win the White Ferns were unable to kick on in their tour of the Caribbean in October losing the ODI series 2-1 and missing out on the Twenty20 Tri-series final. Batting was often the team s undoing with the top six struggling to come to terms with unfamiliar conditions. Initial signs were encouraging for the White Ferns who toppled the hosts by one run in the opening fixture in Kingston courtesy of a century from Suzie Bates (110). The White Ferns posted 225-8. That would prove the highlight of the series for the White Ferns who lost the next two matches by 89 runs and 95 runs giving the West Indies a 2-1 series triumph. England then joined the two nations for a Twenty20 Tri-series. The White Ferns lost their opening match to the West Indies by 23 runs bowled out for 81 after having restricted the home side to 104-6. Against England New Zealand posted 109-6 with 48 from Bates. England captain Charlotte Edwards (42) led her side to a five-wicket victory with five balls remaining. The White Ferns kept their chances alive with a nine-run win in their next fixture against the West Indies. A quick 26 from Rachel Priest boosted the total to 101-7 and the experienced bowling trio of Sian Ruck Erin Bermingham and Rachel Candy were able to defend that score picking up two wickets apiece and stranding the West Indies on 92-8. Anton Devcich and Matt Henry debuted for the BLACKCAPS in One Day Internationals while Devcich and Luke Ronchi made their first appearances in the Twenty20 side. White Ferns Following a disappointing tour to the West Indies in October a youthful White Ferns side discovered stronger form during the 2013-14 home summer. They avenged their poor showing in the Caribbean going undefeated against the West Indies in both the One Day International and Twenty20 series. They headed into the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh with high hopes but were unlucky to be eliminated in the round robin due to an inferior run-rate. Captain Suzie Bates once again led from the front picking up a number of accolades along the way including ICC ODI Player of the Year. There were a number of other strong individual performances with Katie Perkins and Morna Nielsen in particular playing pivotal roles throughout the season. 26 England scored 125-8 in the first innings of their remaining fixture. The top order duo of Bates (46) and Sophie Devine (25) had the White Ferns on track at 74-1 in the 14th over before the team lost nine wickets in the space of 32 runs which gave England a 19-run victory. White Ferns home series against West Indies The White Ferns put on an improved showing in home conditions against the West Indies. There were some major changes from the previous tour with Warren Lees taking over as coach on an interim basis and four new players named in the side. The White Ferns subsequently won the One Day International series 3-0 and the Twenty20 series 4-0. In the first ODI a tight all-round bowling performance held the West Indies to 181-8 after which the White Ferns pair of Suzie Bates (95 ) and Sara McGlashan (60 ) put on an unbeaten 142 for the second wicket to eclipse the target after just 29.3 overs and establish the tone of the series. The series was then wrapped up in the second ODI with a 94-run victory. Batting first McGlashan (71) Sophie Devine (45) and Katie Perkins (45 ) all made significant contributions enroute to a total of 274-5. Holly Huddleston took 5-36 to help dismiss the West Indies for 180. It was the best figures for a White Fern against the West Indies with Huddleston playing in just her second match. In the final ODI Felicity Leydon-Davis on debut took figures of 5-18 in the final ODI to eclipse Huddleston s record. That saw the White Ferns defend their first-innings total of 221-8 easily dismissing the West Indies for 114 after 37.2 overs and claiming the series sweep. The White Ferns remained in control throughout the T20 series. In Invercargill they won the first match by a comfortable margin of 32 runs with Devine named the Player of the Match thanks to a knock of 40 with the bat and two wickets with the ball. Following a rained out second encounter the White Ferns then took a firm grip on the series with a 24-run victory in the third match Devine once again starring with the bat with 48 while Bates took figures of three for 23. The series was wrapped up with White Ferns winning the final two matches in Mt Maunganui. They took the first match by eight wickets before concluding the series with a 34-run victory in the second. ICC World Twenty20 Series in Bangladesh The White Ferns won their first pool match against defending champions Australia but a loss to South Africa in their final pool match and poor net-runrate saw them miss out on a semifinal berth. The White Ferns upset their neighbours with a seven-run win after Katie Perkins (31) Nicola Browne (29) and Frances Mackay (25) helped the team post 128-8 in the first innings. All six White Ferns bowlers played their part in restricting the Australians who were all out for 121 after 19.3 overs. 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 27 They went on to claim comfortable victories over Ireland (by 42 runs) and Pakistan (by 59 runs) leaving just South Africa to face. However since Australia had beaten South Africa and both teams had a superior net-runrate to the White Ferns the equation became win and go top or lose and be eliminated. Despite 40 from Sophie Devine the White Ferns were only able to post 114-8. It wasn t enough with South Africa reaching that target within 19.2 overs and knocking out New Zealand in the process. The White Ferns had one final match against Sri Lanka to decide their final placing. They won by six wickets gaining them automatic qualification for the ICC World Twenty20 in 2016. New White Ferns The following players made their White Ferns debut in both formats of the game Samatha Curtis Holly Huddleston Hayley Jensen Felicity Leydon-Davis 180 181 182 183 DOMESTIC CRICKET Plunket Shield Having come fifth in the 2012-13 season the Canterbury Wizards completed a remarkable turnaround to comfortably win the 2013-14 competition. It was their 17th title in total with their most recent before that coming in 2010-11. The Wizards were assured of the silverware with a round to spare and finished an eventual 20 points ahead of second placed SBS Otago Volts while the Auckland Aces were a further seven points adrift in third. HRV Twenty20 At the conclusion of the round robin of the HRV Twenty20 the SBS Otago Volts were in poll position to once again claim the title. It wasn t to be though with the southerners thwarted in the final by a strong SKYCITY Northern Knights side who won the crown for the first time. The Knights won a playoff against third placed Canterbury to make the trophy final which was held at Seddon Park. For much of the match it looked as if the Volts would make it back-to-back titles but an incredible display of late hitting from Scott Kuggeleijn secured the Knights an unlikely five-wicket win. The Volts set a target of 144 to win and the Knights found themselves in a hole requiring 30 from the last 15 balls. Cue Kuggeleijn. The young allrounder crunched an unbeaten 22 from seven balls to lift his side to glory with an over to spare. Maddy Green made her Twenty20 debut having previously appeared in One Day Internationals. 28 Ford Trophy The Tulsi Wellington Firebirds broke a 10 year silverware drought when they beat the SKYCITY Northern Knights by four wickets in the Ford Trophy. The Firebirds went the long route to reach the final having to play games on the road to claim their prize. Having finished fourth in the round robin they first dismissed the Auckland Aces by four wickets before cruising past the Canterbury Wizards by eight wickets to reach the final. The Knights made 232-9 in the first innings with Brad Wilson top scoring with 68. The Firebirds chase was measured throughout with captain James Franklin making a steady 75 to get his side within striking distance. Luke Ronchi would do the rest making an unbeaten 41 from 32 balls to give Wellington the title. Champions League Twenty20 As winners of the 2012-13 HRV Twenty20 competition the SBS Otago Volts went through to the qualifying stages of the Champions League in India. The New Zealand side quickly made a name for themselves convincingly winning all three qualifiers and putting themselves in the main draw. After a washout in their first match against the Mumbai Indians the Volts lit up the competition with an incredible 62-run win over the Perth Scorchers. The southerners smashed a remarkable 242-4 from their 20 overs with Neil Broom making an unbeaten 117 from 56 balls in stunning fashion. They backed up that performance with a thrilling superover win against the Highveld Lions putting them within touching distance of the semifinals. However a loss to the Rajastan Royals in the final pool match saw them cruelly eliminated with net run-rate ending their impressive campaign. 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 29 Northern Knights Plunket Shield 6th HRV Twenty20 1st Ford Trophy 2nd Captain Daniel Flynn Coach James Pamment The SKYCITY Northern Knights season was highlighted by their first ever triumph in the HRV Twenty20 beating the SBS Otago Volts in an exciting final. They came close to making it two pieces of silverware before losing in the Final of the Ford Trophy but had a Plunket Shield to forget finishing last. The Knights finished the HRV Twenty20 round robin in second but were one of only two teams to beat the top-seeded Volts. It was a sign of things to come. After winning a nail biter against the Canterbury Wizards in the preliminary final the Knights overcame defending champions the Volts by five wickets - their reward being a spot in the qualifiers of the Champions League Twenty20. The Knights represented three of the top four highest scorers in the competition with Daniel Flynn at the summit with 287 runs throughout the competition. Jono Boult was equally impressive with the ball finishing equal top wicket-taker with 14 scalps. The Knights didn t fare so well in the Plunket Shield though winning just two of their matches. Inconsistency with the bat was their biggest problem with a young top order still finding their way. 30 Veteran bowler Graeme Aldridge was a bright point though collecting 25 wickets at an average of 26.40. The Ford Trophy presented another great chance to add to their trophy cabinet finishing second and progressing through to a home Final at Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui. Unfortunately they would come up short against the Tulsi Wellington Firebirds and be forced to settle for second. Once again the Knights were represented high on the ladder of the competition s top scorers with BJ Watling finishing second and Flynn coming in third. Fast bowler Scott Kuggeleijn was impressive too finishing with a competition high 22 wickets. It was a strong first up season for Daniel Flynn as captain who will have a very similar squad to work with in 2014-15. Plunket Shield 6th Opponent Auckland Aces Canterbury Wizards Central Stags Otago Volts Wellington Firebirds Overall Played 2 2 2 2 2 10 Won 1 1 Lost 1 1 1 1 4 Draw 1 Abandoned 2 1 2 4 HRV Cup 1st Opponent Auckland Aces Canterbury Wizards Central Stags Otago Volts Wellington Firebirds Overall Played 2 3 2 3 2 12 Won 2 1 2 2 1 8 Lost 2 1 1 4 Tie Abandoned Ford Trophy 2nd Opponent Auckland Aces Canterbury Wizards Central Stags Otago Volts Wellington Firebirds Overall Played 2 3 1 1 3 10 Won 1 2 1 1 1 6 Lost 1 1 Tie Abandoned 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 31 2 4 Auckland Aces Plunket Shield 3rd HRV Twenty20 4th Ford Trophy 4th Captain Gareth Hopkins Coach Matt Horne The Auckland Aces were well in the hunt in all three competitions but while there were individual highlights they ultimately failed to step up and secure silverware in any of them. The Aces fired early in the HRV Twenty20 - their match against the Wellington Firebirds yielded a New Zealand record 27 sixes in their match at Eden Park in November while Chris Martin s testimonial match against the Canterbury Wizards the following night complete with souvenir headbands worn by one and all was a marvellous occasion. However a defeat to Canterbury and two to the SKYCITY Northern Knights at the business end of the season meant a playoff spot went begging. In the Plunket Shield Martin Guptill stormed back into form after an injury lay off collecting 672 runs at 74.66 while Craig Cachopa s 203 against the Firebirds and Colin Munro s 156 from 141 balls against the SBS Otago Volts both at Eden Park no.2 in February will stick in the memory. The Aces finished strongly with three wins on the bounce to secure third spot. A strong run in the Ford Trophy earned the Aces a home playoff spot but 32 they were well beaten by eventual winners the Firebirds who chased down the home team s 220 all out in the 45th over to dump the defending champions out. The Aces have picked up some serious talent in the off season with Rob Nicol Tarun Nethula and Brad Cachopa all on the move to Auckland while NZ Under 19 captain Robbie O Donnell secured a domestic contract for the first time. Craig Cachopa remains a firm part of Auckland s plans despite his commitments to English county side Sussex. They will be without retiring captain Gareth Hopkins who scored 7550 runs and took 435 catches and 26 stumpings in his 158 First Class matches. He led the Aces to successive Twenty20 titles in 2011 and 2012. Plunket Shield 3rd Opponent Canterbury Wizards Central Stags Nothern Knights Otago Volts Wellington Firebirds Overall Played 2 2 2 2 2 10 Won Lost 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 6 Draw Abandoned 2 HRV Cup 4th Opponent Canterbury Wizards Central Stags Nothern Knights Otago Volts Wellington Firebirds Overall Played 2 2 2 2 2 10 Won 1 2 1 1 5 Lost 1 2 1 1 5 Tie Abandoned Ford Trophy 4th Opponent Canterbury Wizards Central Stags Nothern Knights Otago Volts Wellington Firebirds Overall Played 1 2 2 2 2 9 Won 1 1 1 1 4 Lost 1 1 1 1 4 Tie Abandoned 1 1 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 33 Wellington Firebirds Plunket Shield 4th HRV Twenty20 5th Ford Trophy 1st Captain James Franklin Coach Jamie Siddons The Wellington Firebirds season was one of mixed fortunes finishing in the middle of the pack for both the Plunket Shield and HRV Twenty20 but claiming Ford Trophy glory to end their silverware drought. The Firebirds were frustrated by being held to six draws from 10 matches in the Plunket Shield securing only two outright victories. That ensured they never really threatened the top spot though there were a number of positives to be taken. Michael Papps was as consistent as ever at the top of the battingorder finishing the season with the very healthy average of 64.69. Mark Gillespie too was once again devastating with the ball and was the competition s leading wicket-taker with 42. The HRV Twenty20 was also frustrating for the Firebirds who concluded the round robin tied for fourth on points but just outside a position for the preliminary final. A loss to Canterbury in the last match reduced them to a 4-4 record and ended their title aspirations. However the boys from the capital would conclude the season on a high battling their way to a memorable Ford Trophy victory. Having finished fourth in the round robin the odds were against the Firebirds who would have to win three times on the road to succeed in their quest. Unlikely or not they did just that with their skipper James Franklin leading them valiantly. Papps was once again the catalyst for them reaching that point finishing with an average of over 40. Gillespie too was a big contributor with 14 wickets to his name. The Firebirds will be hopeful of building on that success and look in a strong position to do so with their contracted players for 2014-15 containing eight former BLACKCAPS. 34 Plunket Shield 4th Opponent Auckland Aces Canterbury Wizards Central Stags Nothern Knights Otago Volts Overall Played 2 2 2 2 2 10 Won Lost 1 1 1 1 2 Draw 1 1 1 2 1 6 Abandoned 2 HRV Cup 5th Opponent Auckland Aces Canterbury Wizards Central Stags Nothern Knights Otago Volts Overall Played 2 2 2 2 2 10 Won 1 2 1 4 Lost 1 1 1 1 4 Tie Abandoned 1 1 2 Ford Trophy 1st Opponent Auckland Aces Canterbury Wizards Central Stags Nothern Knights Otago Volts Overall Played 2 2 2 3 2 11 Won 1 1 1 2 1 6 Lost 1 1 1 3 1 2 Tie Abandoned 1 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 35 Central Stags Plunket Shield 5th HRV Twenty20 6th Ford Trophy 6th Captain Kieran Noema-Barnett Coach Heinrich Malan The 2013-14 season was a challenging year for the Devon Hotel Central Stags on the field propping up the table in two of the three competitions. In the Plunket Shield Jamie How brought up his maiden First Class double ton against the SBS Otago Volts at Saxton Oval scoring an unbeaten 207 in their 126-run win. Kruger van Wyk topped the batting averages for the Stags with 725 runs at an average of 55.80 while Doug Bracewell Bevan Small and Kieran Noema-Barnett led the charge with the ball. The Stags played one of the matches of the season against the SKYCITY Northern Knights in a see-saw encounter the Stags wrestled away from the visitors by three wickets to take the win on a true green top at McLean Park. They failed to register a win in the HRV Twenty20 losing an eliminator over against the Auckland Aces after tying at Pukekura Park in late December. There was better luck in the Ford Trophy with the Stags marking their return to Palmerston North s Fitzherbert Park with an eight-wicket win over the Tulsi Wellington Firebirds. There was another emphatic win over the Aces but the remainder of the 36 season was a battle and the Stags finished both competitions at the foot of the table. The Stags have gained George Worker for 2014-15 while losing Tarun Nethula to the Aces. Neil Hood was appointed Central Districts Chief Executive in July 2014 replacing Hugh Henderson. Pods as Hood is best known played a central role in many recent initiatives in Manawatu cricket including developing an indoor grass facility in Palmerston North and customdesigned sight screens for Fitzherbert Park - paving the way for the ground s return to First Class status. Plunket Shield 5th Opponent Auckland Aces Canterbury Wizards Nothern Knights Otago Volts Wellington Firebirds Overall Played 2 2 2 2 2 10 Won Lost 1 1 1 3 Draw 2 1 1 1 5 Abandoned 1 1 2 HRV Cup 6th Opponent Auckland Aces Canterbury Wizards Nothern Knights Otago Volts Wellington Firebirds Overall Played 2 2 2 2 2 10 Won Lost 2 2 1 2 7 Tie Abandoned 2 1 3 Ford Trophy 6th Opponent Auckland Aces Canterbury Wizards Nothern Knights Otago Volts Wellington Firebirds Overall Played 2 2 1 1 2 8 Won 1 Lost 1 2 1 1 1 6 Tie Abandoned 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 37 1 2 Canterbury Wizards Plunket Shield 1st HRV Twenty20 3rd Ford Trophy 3rd Captain Peter Fulton Coach Gary Stead The Canterbury Wizards were there or thereabouts in all competitions lifting the Plunket Shield and eliminated by the eventual winners in both limited overs formats. The Wizards recorded five outright wins in the Plunket Shield season wrapping the title up with a game to play a fitting reward for positive play throughout the season. Tom Latham led the batting averages with 948 runs at 79.0 while Todd Astle enjoyed a vintage season with the ball picking up 37 wickets at 30.48. The Wizards made the Twenty20 playoffs despite four of their 10 regular season matches being abandoned due to rain. Despite some Peter Fulton heroics in the Seddon Park preliminary final against the SKYCITY Northern Knights the Wizards were eliminated by three runs. In the Ford Trophy where the Wizards were eliminated by the Tulsi Wellington Firebirds by eight wickets in the preliminary final after finishing top of the table after the regular season. The upcoming 2014-15 season is shaping as an historic year with work nearing completion on developing 38 Hagley Oval into New Zealand s newest international venue and bring international cricket back to Canterbury for the first time since the 2011 earthquakes. The Oval will play host to two set piece events with a Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka and the opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 against the same opponents on Valentine s Day 2015. It will also see the side compete as Canterbury in the Ford Trophy and Plunket Shield - and as the Kings in the Twenty20 competition complete with a striking purple kit and losing the Wizards handle altogether. They will be without Rob Nicol Dean Brownlie and Brad Cachopa while Neil Broom has returned from the SBS Otago Volts. But with a number of exciting young players earning domestic contracts for 2014-15 the new-look Canterbury side will undoubtedly be one to watch. Plunket Shield 1st Opponent Auckland Aces Central Stags Nothern Knights Otago Volts Wellington Firebirds Overall Played 2 2 2 2 2 10 Won 2 1 1 1 5 Lost Draw 1 1 2 3 1 2 Abandoned HRV Cup 3rd Opponent Auckland Aces Central Stags Nothern Knights Otago Volts Wellington Firebirds Overall Played 2 2 3 2 2 11 Won 1 2 1 4 Lost 1 1 1 3 Tie Abandoned 2 1 1 4 Ford Trophy 3rd Opponent Auckland Aces Central Stags Nothern Knights Otago Volts Wellington Firebirds Overall Played 1 2 3 2 2 10 Won 2 1 1 4 Lost Tie Abandoned 1 2 1 1 4 1 2 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 39 Otago Volts Plunket Shield 2nd HRV Twenty20 2nd Ford Trophy 5th Captain Derek de Boorder Coach Vaughn Johnson The SBS Otago Volts had a solid 2013-14 season after finishing runnersup in two competitions but will be disappointed not to have won a trophy. An agonising defeat to the SKYCITY Northern Knights in the final saw them fail in their quest to defend the HRV Twenty20 title while also finishing second in the Plunket Shield and fifth in the Ford Trophy. After a slow start to the Plunket Shield the Volts finished strongly and a victory in the final round propelled them into second. Top order batsman Michael Bracewell had a breakout season for the southerners and was second on the top run scorers list. New addition Jesse Ryder was also a key figure for them averaging a shade under 60. Coming off 10 consecutive victories from last season s HRV Twenty20 success the Volts entered the 201314 competition as heavy favourites. While not displaying quite the same consistency as last season they were good enough to once again nail down the pole position at the end of the round robin. Unfortunately they would go down to the Knights in an exhilarating final ending their chance of making it back-to-back trips to the Champions League. 40 Import Ryan ten Doeschate was once again prolific with the bat for the Volts finishing as their leading aggregate scorer. James McMillan stepped up with the ball and was the second equal leading wicket taker in the competition. The season ended disappointingly for the Volts though who were held to fifth in the Ford Trophy. A slow start was once again their undoing but two wins from their last three games saved them the blushes of the wooden spoon though it still saw them miss out on the preliminary finals. Ryder was a bright spot for the Volts though comfortably leading the competition in total aggregate runs (436). The Volts welcome a new coach for next season with former England and Otago representative Dimitri Mascarenhas returning to the deep south to take the reins. Plunket Shield 2nd Opponent Auckland Aces Canterbury Wizards Central Stags Nothern Knights Wellington Firebirds Overall HRV Cup 2nd Opponent Auckland Aces Canterbury Wizards Central Stags Nothern Knights Wellington Firebirds Overall Ford Trophy 5th Opponent Auckland Aces Canterbury Wizards Central Stags Nothern Knights Wellington Firebirds Overall Played 2 2 1 1 2 8 Won 1 1 1 Lost 1 1 1 1 4 Tie Abandoned Played 2 2 2 3 2 11 Won 1 1 1 1 1 5 Lost 1 Tie Abandoned 1 1 2 3 1 3 Played 2 2 2 2 2 10 Won 2 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 5 Lost Draw 2 Abandoned 3 1 1 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 41 Women s domestic competitions The Otago Sparks won the Women s One Day competition for the first time in an exciting final against the Auckland Hearts but it wasn t all bad for the North Island side who won the Women s Twenty20 competition against the Canterbury Magicians the following day. The Hearts lost three games during the One Day round robin and just a single game in the Twenty20 round robin. That gave them home finals for both competitions and they looked good to do the double. They played the Sparks in the One Day Final at Melville Park first-up but were thwarted by the heroics of Suzie Bates who picked up a hat-trick and scored 99 as the Sparks clawed their way to a three-wicket victory with a ball to spare. It was the Hearts second nailbiting loss in as many years. They were not to be denied in the Twenty20 Final though with Sara McGlashan (62 ) and Katie Perkins (48 ) leading their side to a sevenwicket victory after chasing down the Magicians 129-7. It was just reward for a dominant season for the Hearts. Suzie Bates (680) finished well clear as the highest run scorer in the One Day competition while Sara McGlashan (243) led with the bat in the Twenty20 format. With the ball the Spark s Leigh Kasparek (19) was the leading wicket taker in the One Dayers while the Hearts Paula Gruber and Megan Tremaine shared the honour in the Twenty20 competition. 42 Umpires It is pleasing to acknowledge that our umpires continue to represent New Zealand Cricket with distinction on the International Cricket Council Elite Panel ICC International Panel and the ICC Associate and Affiliates Panel. Tony Hill retired from the ICC Elite Panel in early 2014 and was appointed as the NZC Umpire Coach. Billy Bowden was reappointed to the ICC Elite Panel for 2014-15. Kathy Cross was appointed to the ICC Associate and Affiliates umpires panel the first woman to achieve this distinction with the entitlement to officiate at ICC Division 5 level and all women s internationals. Chris Gaffaney continues to progress at international level with numerous ICC appointments during the year and made his Test umpiring debut in August 2014. Derek Walker and Gary Baxter both officiated in home international matches during 2013-14 with Walker also involved at ICC level with the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifying Twenty20 event. Baxter has now retired from international involvement but continues at First Class level. National tournaments Lincoln was host to a number of national tournaments over the summer including Provincial A Women s Under-21 and National Under-19 while Karori in Wellington hosted the National Under-17 competition. Overall the honours were shared between Auckland and Canterbury who won two tournaments each. The Women s Under-21 tournament went down to the wire with Auckland eventual victors thanks to a final round victory against Otago. That saw them finish on 26 points - two ahead of second placed Northern Districts. The Provincial A tournament wasn t quite as close with Canterbury finishing six points clear of the rest of the pack. The local side won both their Twenty20 fixtures on the final day and finished comfortably ahead of Northern Districts in second. Canterbury was again successful in the National Under-19 tournament at Lincoln. A balanced display throughout the eight rounds saw them finish on 32 points - seven in front of Central Districts. Auckland collected their second piece of silverware in the National Under-17 tournament narrowly toppling Wellington by two points. Scorers and video analysts The third season of Scoring the Cricket World Cup 2015 A Four Year Strategic Plan for Scoring and Scorers 2011 - 2015 was highlighted by the successful delivery of official scoring at the Cricket World Cup 2015 Qualifying Tournament hosted by New Zealand Cricket in early 2014. The tournament involved 15 official scorers covering the 10 warm-up and 34 tournament matches and was a beneficial trial run before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 this coming summer to which NZC will be appointing the official scorers. Last year s initiative of improving scorer training and formal assessments during the three national tournaments at Lincoln was expanded by having one Regional Scoring Manager present for the whole of each tournament rather than just the first few days. This extension enabled more training and better assessments with scorers development during the tournament being observed to be delivered to the scorers. The Tournament Scorers Programme was also expanded to include the re-introduced National Under 17 Tournament and as a result 19 scorers from around New Zealand participated in this and the Provincial A Under 19 and Women s Under 21 tournaments. Of these 19 five attended two tournaments and five attended their first tournament. Following on from the revamped Cricket Scoring - Getting Started last year work also began on re-editing The Scorer s Companion and updating the Feedback Cricket live scoring user manual as resources for more experienced scorers. Both resources will be available prior to the start of the 2014-15 season. The New Zealand Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association Scorer of the Year Award was unanimously awarded to Canterbury s Euan West for his outstanding work mentoring less experienced scorers during Lincoln tournaments and at domestic matches. West began scoring in the mid-1980s and for the last few years he has also been an active scorer in Scotland during the northern summer. 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 43 Performance Analysis received a major boost with the creation of a full-time Performance Analyst to cover the touring requirements of the White Ferns New Zealand A and New Zealand Under 19 teams as well as providing performance analysis support to the High Performance Unit and leading the team of domestic video analysts. Grounds and facilities Turf managers across New Zealand worked tirelessly to provide quality surfaces for players at all levels and overall the results were very pleasing. New Zealand Cricket hosted the ICC 2014 World Cup Qualifying tournament and this was an exciting opportunity for a number of venues across the country to get involved in the build-up to the main event next year. A huge thanks to all venues that hosted and prepared the facilities for the visiting international teams Burwood Park Burnside Park Elmwood Park Christ s College St Andrews Pukekura Park Queenstown Events Centre Hagley Oval MainPower Oval Bert Sutcliffe Oval and NZC s newly ICC accredited venue Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. The surfaces prepared across New Zealand for the ANZ International Series against the West Indies and India provided an environment for enthralling and entertaining cricket. A special mention to Eden Park Turf Manager Blair Christiansen and his team who prepared an outstanding surface for New Zealand s Test victory against India and likewise the surface prepared at the Basin Reserve by 44 Brett Sipthorpe and his team for the series victory and Brendon McCullum s magical 302. NZC now looks forward to the 201415 season where there will be huge demands placed on grounds and facilities across New Zealand like no other year. The local authorities schools clubs and the many volunteers delivering the preparation and development of cricket pitches and facilities across all levels of the game will be a vital cog towards a successful summer of cricket. Retirements Gareth Hopkins Auckland Aces captain Gareth Hopkins pulled stumps on a glittering 17-year representative career at the conclusion of the 2013-14 domestic season. The 37-year-old wicketkeeper played four Tests 25 One Day Internationals and 10 Twenty20 Internationals for the BLACKCAPS. He made his ODI debut in 2004 against England played in his first Twenty20 game in 2007 and the following year played his first Test match against England in Nottingham. While never truly establishing himself in the national team he was prolific from start to finish in his domestic career particularly in the First Class arena where he scored 17 centuries. Having had stints with Northern Districts Canterbury and Otago he finished his career with Auckland where he captained them to successive HRV Cup titles in 2011 and 2012. Test summary Matches Runs Batting average Stumpings ODI summary Matches Runs Batting average Stumpings 4 71 11.83 - Test summary Matches Runs Batting average Wickets Bowling average ODI summary Matches Runs Batting average Wickets Bowling average Twenty20 summary Matches Runs Batting average Wickets Bowling average 8 76 8.50 24 36.83 25 236 14.75 1 Twenty20 summary Matches 10 Runs 86 Batting average 10.75 Stumpings 2 26 84 10.50 28 37.07 Ian Butler Ian Butler announced his arrival on the international cricket scene as a 20-year-old quick during England s 2002 tour of New Zealand and had early success. Unfortunately injury was a constant frustration and Butler fell into cricketing wilderness for a period. Against the odds he managed to reinvent himself as a batting all-rounder who played the occasional short-form game for Northern Districts. 19 5 5 23 20.91 He also managed to work his way back into the BLACKCAPS in all three formats for a brief period - a huge achievement considering his history of injuries. 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 45 Butler transferred to Otago in 200809 and was a big contributor to the side winning two Twenty20 titles and subsequent trips to the Champions League. In remembrance John Heslop New Zealand cricket lost a life-long supporter and tireless administrator with the death of John Heslop aged 89. Mr Heslop was an eminent Dunedin surgeon a former President of the Cancer Society and a founding member of the organisation now known as Sports Medicine New Zealand. A keen and useful cricketer he represented Otago University at senior club level before turning his attention to administration a responsibility he undertook at club provincial and national level. Mr Heslop was president of the New Zealand Cricket Council (now NZC) from 1987-89 an NZCC board member for 12 years and the manager of two New Zealand teams abroad the 1975 World Cup side in England and the 1985 tourists to the West Indies. He was an Otago selector from 196066 the president of the Otago Cricket Association from 1966-68 and in 1986 was made a life member of the OCA. 46 ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards 2012-13 Domestic Player of the Year - Men Jesse Ryder Domestic Player of the Year - Women Suzie Bates Redpath Cup (batting) Peter Fulton Winsor Cup (bowling) Tim Southee International Women s Player of the Year Suzie Bates ANZ Twenty20 International Player of the Year Brendon McCullum ANZ One Day International Player of the Year Brendon McCullum ANZ Test Player of the Year Ross Taylor Sir Richard Hadlee Medal Ross Taylor 2013-14 Domestic Player of the Year - Men Colin de Grandhomme Domestic Player of the Year - Women Suzie Bates Redpath Cup (batting) Ross Taylor Winsor Cup (bowling) Tim Southee International Women s Player of the Year Suzie Bates ANZ Twenty20 International Player of the Year Mitchell McClenaghan ANZ One Day International Player of the Year Ross Taylor ANZ Test Player of the Year Ross Taylor Sir Richard Hadlee Medal Ross Taylor 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 47 FAMILY OF CRICKET 48 Financially the results for the Major Associations were mostly consistent with each other recording small surpluses in 2013-14. 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 49 International Cricket Council New Zealand Cricket maintains a positive relationship with the International Cricket Council and acknowledges the support it continues to provide. There have been a number of changes to the game over the last 12 months most notably the restructuring of the Future Tours Programme. Through our representation on ICC committees we continue to have an opportunity to influence the governance of the game. Major Association grants New Zealand Cricket s distributions policy implemented two years ago continued in 2013-14 whereby all funding is provided to the Major Association concerned and they in turn are responsible for distributions to their districts and clubs. This is based around a base rate for each association along with allowances for factors such as size of region and population. Financially the results for the Major Associations were mostly consistent with each other recording small surpluses in 2013-14. The exception was Northern Districts Cricket Association who did record a significant profit primarily due to increased gaming funding and reduced costs. New Zealand Cricket Museum In spite of ongoing uncertainty about the future of the Museum Stand at the Basin Reserve the New Zealand Cricket Museum has celebrated one of its most successful years to date. 50 New programmes online and through social media have seen the Museum gain a broad local and global following while revamped exhibits and marketing ensured record visitation during the India Test match in February 2014. The development of a blog and a presence on a smartphone application are providing opportunities to tell more stories and display more objects to the public. All of these activities are designed to celebrate the players and moments that have made cricket our summer game and reinforce the Museum s new vision that Cricket Lives Here. Alongside the volunteers the Museum has received valued support from many sources and acknowledges Wellington Museums Trust New Zealand Cricket ANZ the Major Associations volunteers friends fans and followers. 51 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 SUSTAINABLE GROWTH OF THE GAME 52 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 53 The 2013-14 New Zealand Cricket Census saw a healthy increase in participation particularly in the modified formats of the game. 2013-14 census The 2013-14 New Zealand Cricket Census saw a healthy increase in participation particularly in the modified formats of the game. This season there were 148 215 participants in all forms a significant increase from last year. In particular there was an increase in medium engagement programmes (NZC HaveA-Go Cricket NZC Kiwi Cricket and modified cricket programmes). National Schools Tournaments 2013-14 New Zealand Cricket organises and runs five national schools competitions. More than 10 000 players from over 830 schools now compete in these competitions. Highlights for the season were Christchurch Boys High School retaining the Gillette Cup title and also winning the New Zealand Community Trust Junior Secondary School Boys tournament. The 2013-14 winners were Gillette Cup Christchurch Boys High School NZCT Secondary School Girls Havelock North High School NZCT Secondary School Junior Boys Christchurch Boys High School ActivePost Cup (primary boys) Raroa Normal Intermediate ActivePost Shield (primary girls) Heaton Normal Intermediate Volunteer recognition Volunteers are essential to the effective running of the game of cricket and 54 every year thousands of people give up their time to help grow the game at grassroots level. Because of this dedication to grassroots cricket New Zealand Cricket is proud to honour the recipients of the 2012-13 development awards. The winners were Best Club Cricket Initiative North East Valley Cricket Club (Otago) Best Women s Cricket Initiative St Cuthberts College (Auckland) Best Youth Cricket Initiative Parnell Cricket Club (Auckland) Best Junior Cricket Initiative Papatoetoe Cricket Club (Auckland) Service to Cricket Award Richard Yates (Northern Districts) Coaching The second intake of coaches on the New Zealand Cricket Level 3 Coach Education Programme completed their two-year programme in July of this year. After the review of the coach development area in 2013 the focus is on four key areas (gain develop retain deploy). A new horizontal learning pathway has been developed that enables coaches to develop in the specific areas they are coaching at. Advisory groups have been established at each coach development stage (performance development and foundation) to ensure the grassroots area of the game is playing an active role in the ongoing development of the programmes. 55 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 BUSINESS OF CRICKET 56 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 57 SKY viewership for the ANZ International Series against West Indies and India were both up on the previous year against England The 2013-14 season was ANZ s (through the National Bank) 15th year of association with New Zealand Cricket. Their sponsorship is something that isn t taken for granted and it was great to extend their association when they renewed the ANZ International Series sponsorship for another three years taking it through to the end of the 2016-17 season. In keeping with long-term partnerships SKY TV will continue to be the broadcaster for New Zealand cricket matches having this year renewed their deal for another six years enabling the public to continue to watch the BLACKCAPS and domestic cricket on our TV screens. Ford remains a key player in domestic cricket through the Ford Trophy but during the season they increased their sponsorship to include the team sponsor of the BLACKCAPS and White Ferns for the next three years. ActivePost joined the NZC family through their sponsorship of the ActivePost National Schools Programme a vital cog in promoting cricket to our schools. All four of these contracts are critical for the financial running of NZC. The Radio Network continued its excellent coverage of the BLACKCAPS and introduced an alternative commentary team. It was an immediate hit with fans and widely listened to. ANZ International Series SKY viewership for the ANZ International Series against West Indies and India were both up on the previous year against England with the BLACKCAPS strong performances garnering heightened interest. Brendon McCullum s 302 at the Basin Reserve in Wellington saw record viewership numbers while also seeing a sold out crowd on the final day of the Test. The venues became a sea of orange as the Tui Catch a Million promotion captured the public s imagination and they tried to take one handed catches to claim 100 000. ANZ also contributed to the atmosphere at the ground providing a range of activities including the very popular ANZ World activity zone for young cricketers. 58 Commercial partners and sponsors Air New Zealand Preferred Supplier of Air Travel Services Accor Preferred Accommodation Supplier ANZ Major Sponsor and Official Bank of NZC including the ANZ International Series Budget Preferred Rental Car Supplier Canterbury of New Zealand Limited (CCC) Official Team Clothing Supplier of NZC and Major Associations Carnegie Sports Marketing Ground Signage Supplier Ford New Zealand Official Sponsor and Official Vehicle Supplier of NZC Fuji Xerox Supplier of Printer Equipment to NZC and Major Associations HRV Men s Naming Rights Sponsor for the Domestic Twenty20 Competition New Zealand Community Trust Funding Partner New Zealand Post Naming rights Sponsor of the ActivePost National Schools Programme nib Official Sponsor of the BLACKCAPS during the ANZ International Series v West Indies Lion Foundation Funding Partner Pernod Ricard Wine Supplier to NZC Photosport Photographic Supplier Pitch International International Broadcast Partner Proctor and Gamble (Gillette) Naming Rights Sponsor of the Champion Secondary School Boys Competition (Gillette Cup) Silicon Coach Technology Supplier for the New Zealand Cricket Coaches Programme SKY Television Official Broadcast Provider Sport New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand Sports Development and High Performance Partners Specsavers Official Sponsor of NZC Umpires TAB Sports Betting Partner 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 59 The Radio Network Radio Broadcast Partner Ticketek Ticketing Partner Tui (DB Breweries Limited) Official Beer of New Zealand Cricket Velocity Brand Management NZ Management of the NZC Licencing Programme RESULTS 2013 - 2014 60 61 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 BLACKCAPS RESULTS 2013-14 TESTS Bangladesh October 2013 1st Test Chittagong match drawn 2nd Test Dhaka match drawn ANZ International Series v West Indies December 2013 1st Test Dunedin match drawn 2nd Test Wellington won by an innings and 73 runs 3rd Test Hamilton won by eight wickets ANZ International Series v India February 2014 1st Test Auckland won by 40 runs 2nd Test Wellington match drawn West Indies June 2014 1st Test Kingston Jamaica won by 186 runs 2nd Test Trinidad Port of Spain lost by 10 wickets 3rd Test Bridgetown Barbados won by 53 runs ONE DAY INTERNATIONALS Bangladesh October November 2013 1st ODI Dhaka lost by 43 runs (D L) 2nd ODI Dhaka lost by 40 runs 3rd ODI Fatullah lost by 4 wickets Sri Lanka November 2013 1st ODI Hambantota match abandoned 2nd ODI Hambantota won by 4 wickets (D L) 3rd ODI Dambulla lost by 36 runs (D L) ANZ International Series v West Indies December - January 2013 1st ODI Auckland lost by 2 wickets 2nd ODI Napier match abandoned 3rd ODI Queenstown won by 159 runs 4th ODI Nelson won by 58 runs (D L) 5th ODI Hamilton lost by 203 runs 62 ANZ International Series v India January 2014 1st ODI Napier won by 24 runs 2nd ODI Hamilton won by 15 runs (D L) 3rd ODI Auckland match tied 4th ODI Hamilton won by 7 wickets 5th ODI Wellington won by 87 runs TWENTY20 INTERNATIONALS Bangladesh November 2013 1st T20I Dhaka won by 15 runs Sri Lanka November 2013 1st T20I Kandy match abandoned 2nd T20I Kandy lost by 8 wickets ANZ International Series v West Indies January 2014 1st T20I Auckland won by 81 runs 2nd T20I Wellington won by 4 wickets ICC World Twenty20 March April 2014 Bangladesh Pool match v England Chittagong won by 9 runs (D L) Pool match v South Africa Chittagong lost by 2 runs Pool match v Netherlands Chittagong won by 6 wickets Pool match v Sri Lanka Chittagong lost by 59 runs West Indies July 2014 1st T20I Roseau Dominica won by 12 runs (D L) 2nd T20I Roseau Dominica lost by 39 runs 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 63 BLACKCAPS AVERAGES 2013-14 NEW ZEALAND TEST AVERAGES BATTING L.R.P Taylor .L. K.S. Williamson J.D.S. Neesham M.D. Craig B.B. McCullum BOWLING T.G. Southee T.A. Boult N. Wagner C.J. Anderson M.D. Craig M 9 9 4 3 10 O 283.1 360.4 244.4 120 117 I 16 16 8 5 17 M 63 77 46 22 18 NO 5 1 1 3 0 R 820 1071 864 336 490 HS 217 161 137 67 302 W 40 42 31 11 12 Runs 861 992 448 128 847 Ave 20.50 25.50 27.87 30.54 40.83 Ave 78.27 66.13 64.00 64.00 49.82 Best 4-19 6-40 5-64 3-47 4-91 100s 3 4 2 3 5w 1 1 10w 1 - NEW ZEALAND ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL AVERAGES BATTING L.R.P Taylor .L. C.J. Anderson K.S. Williamson T.W.M. Latham M.J. Guptill BOWLING M.J. Henry J.D. Ryder J.D.S. Neesham C.J. Anderson K.S. Williamson M 12 11 9 5 9 O 10 4 50.4 75.2 26.3 I 12 10 8 5 9 M 1 0 0 4 0 NO 2 3 0 1 0 R 38 13 306 461 151 HS 112 131 88 86 111 W 4 1 13 19 6 Ave 57.30 56.28 54.00 35.50 33.77 Ave 9.50 13.00 23.53 24.26 25.16 100s 3 1 1 Best 4-38 1-13 4-42 5-63 2-19 50s 2 1 5 1 1 R O 3.80 3.25 6.07 6.13 5.74 SR 87 162 83 80 70 64 NEW ZEALAND TWENTY20 INTERNATIONAL AVERAGES BATTING A.P Devcich . K.S. Williamson L. Ronchi B.B. McCullum C. Munro BOWLING T.A. Boult A.F Milne . N.L. McCullum R.J. Nicol J.D.S. Neesham M 2 6 10 8 6 O 16 8 27.5 2 19.2 I 2 6 8 8 5 M 1 0 0 0 0 NO 0 1 4 2 1 R 95 37 177 18 131 HS 59 51 51 65 73 W 8 3 10 1 6 Ave 44.50 40.40 38.00 37.16 31.00 Ave 11.87 12.33 17.70 18.00 21.83 100s Best 3-20 2-22 4-24 1-18 3-16 50s 1 1 1 2 1 R O 5.94 4.63 6.36 9.00 6.77 SR 164 123 153 133 147 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 65 WHITE FERNS RESULTS 2013-14 ONE DAY INTERNATIONALS West Indies October 2013 1st ODI Kingston Jamaica won by 1 run 2nd ODI Kingston Jamaica lost by 89 runs 3rd ODI Kingston Jamaica lost by 95 runs West Indies in New Zealand February 2014 1st ODI Lincoln won by 9 wickets 2nd ODI Lincoln won by 94 runs 3rd ODI Lincoln won by 107 runs TWENTY20 INTERNATIONALS Tri-series with West Indies and England October 2013 1st Twenty20 v West Indies Bridgetown Barbados lost by 23 runs 2nd Twenty20 v England Bridgetown Barbados lost by 5 wickets 3rd Twenty20 v West Indies Bridgetown Barbados won by 9 runs 4th Twenty20 v England Bridgetown Barbados lost by 19 runs West Indies in New Zealand March 2014 1st Twenty20 Invercargill won by 32 runs 2nd Twenty20 Invercargill match abandoned 3rd Twenty20 Invercargill won by 24 runs 4th Twenty20 Mt Maunganui won by 8 wickets 5th Twenty20 Mt Maunganui won by 34 runs ICC World Twenty20 March April 2014 Bangladesh Pool match v Australia Sylhet won by 7 runs Pool match v Ireland Sylhet won by 42 runs Pool match v Pakistan Sylhet won by 59 runs Pool match v South Africa Sylhet lost by 5 wickets Playoff match v Sri Lanka Sylhet won by 6 wickets 66 67 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 DOMESTIC ROUND ROBIN COMPETITIONS 2013-2014 Plunket Shield Canterbury Wizards Otago Volts Auckland Aces Wellington Firebirds Central Stags Northern Knights P 10 10 10 10 10 10 W 5 3 2 2 2 2 L 3 2 2 2 3 4 D 2 5 6 6 5 4 Bat Pts 13 19 22 18 16 10 Bowl Pts 33 31 33 30 30 24 Tot Pts 106 86 79 72 70 58 Ford Trophy Canterbury Wizards Northern Knights Auckland Aces Wellington Firebirds Otago Volts Central Stags P 8 8 8 8 8 8 W 4 5 4 3 3 2 L 2 3 3 3 4 6 A 2 0 1 2 1 0 BP 3 2 3 1 1 2 Tot Pts 23 22 21 17 15 10 HRV Cup Twenty20 Otago Volts Northern Knights Canterbury Wizards Auckland Aces Wellington Firebirds Central Stags P 10 10 10 10 10 10 W 5 6 4 5 4 0 L 2 4 2 5 4 7 N R 0 0 1 0 0 1 A 3 0 3 0 2 2 Tot Pts 26 24 24 20 20 6 68 Women s One-Day Otago Sparks Auckland Hearts Wellington Blaze Canterbury Magicians Northern Spirit Central Hinds P 10 10 10 10 10 10 W 8 7 6 4 2 1 L 3 2 3 5 7 8 N R 0 1 1 0 0 0 A 0 1 0 1 1 1 BP 5 5 4 2 0 0 Tot Pts 37 37 30 20 10 6 Women s Twenty20 Auckland Hearts Canterbury Magicians Wellington Blaze Otago Sparks Central Hinds Northern Spirit P 5 5 5 5 5 5 W 4 2 2 1 1 0 L 0 1 2 1 3 3 N R 1 1 1 2 1 2 A 0 1 0 1 0 0 Tot Pts 18 12 10 10 6 4 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 69 FINANCIALS Financial result The 2013-14 financial year was always going to be a challenging one for New Zealand Cricket and this was recognised beforehand with NZC forecasting a budgeted loss of ( 4.4m) for the 2013-14 financial year. With a rising NZD versus the USD two big inbound tours from the West Indies and India a White Ferns tour to the West Indies and only one ICC event within the financial year revenue denominated in USD was going to be under pressure and expenses due to the cricket schedule were going to be high. Changes in the membership levies policy at the ICC have also negatively impacted the operating result(0.8m) for the 2013-14 year with a change in policy around membership levies requiring the early write-off of member levies paid. Despite the challenges NZC has managed its expenses to bring them in significantly lower than budget and while USD revenues were diminished to a degree by the strength of the New Zealand dollar NZC managed its exchange risks well and mitigated this risk through the NZC foreign exchange hedging. Consequently USD revenues were preserved to close to budget levels and despite the unbudgeted membership levies NZC has returned an operating result almost 0.9m better than the original budgeted loss. Revenue overall was slightly behind budgeted levels with gate revenues for the West Indian tour being below budget due to weather and two of the Test matches finishing early with convincing wins to the BLACKCAPS. 72 Positive revenue items include the extremely successful conclusion to the SKY domestic broadcast negotiations boosting the income in the last four months of the financial year. It is worth noting that over the course of the 2013-14 financial year NZC successfully hosted the Cricket World Cup Qualifying tournament with the cost of the tournament being lower than budgeted by the ICC. NZC earned a fee ( 0.18m) for hosting the tournament and while the tournament does not distort the operating loss the costs and the revenue ( 3.2m) form part of the accounts for 2013-14 Expenses for NZC were well managed and came in significantly lower than budget by 2.0m. All parts of the organisation contributed to this excellent performance. It is worth noting that Other Comprehensive Income below the net loss for the year does not form part of New Zealand Crickets actual operating result and is a non cash transaction. This represents the movement in valuation of NZC s future foreign exchange contracts held as at 31 July 2014 compared with the value of foreign exchange contracts held as at 31 July 2013. This calculation is required under hedge accounting and assigns a notional value to future foreign exchange contracts held as at year end with reference to the prevailing 31 July 2013 exchange rate (USD 0.8527). This notional calculation is based on the ANZ Bank s market to market valuation methodology. While the operating result for New Zealand Cricket in 2013-14 is an operating loss it is significantly better than the 2013-14 budgeted financial result. It should also be noted that the organisations financial results are of a cyclical nature based around ICC events and only reliably returning surpluses in Cricket World Cup Years. The ICC have indicated that media rights revenues for post 2015 CWC looks likely to increase which is a positive indication for New Zealand and other ICC members. The co-hosting of the 2015 CWC represents an opportunity for New Zealand Cricket to significantly improve its long term financial viability and strength. New Zealand Cricket will need to continue to carefully manage the revenues that will flow from the hosting of the World Cup the challenges in sport and the risks around its USD denominated revenue streams to ensure viability in future years. 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 73 NEW ZEALAND CRICKET INC. STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 JULY 2014 Revenue Other Income Total Revenue and Other Income Expenditure Marketing and Promotion Commission Contractors and Service Providers Depreciation and Amortisation Other Financing Grants Levies and Royalties Match and Tour Expenses Player Pool Team Preparation and Player Support Travel Remuneration Total Expenditure Net Operating Profit before Distributions Less Grants to Associations and Domestic Player Payments General and Other Grants Domestic Player Payments Net Profit (Loss) for The Year Other Comprehensive Income Cash Flow Hedges Gain (Loss) taken to Reserves Transferred to Profit and Loss Other Comprehensive Income Total Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the Year 74 2014 45 692 001 145 642 45 837 643 2013 45 374 645 45 120 45 419 765 2 376 745 64 530 2 693 957 574 568 4 187 365 527 406 1 070 235 5 001 543 5 661 905 48 988 6 880 641 5 994 100 35 081 983 10 755 660 2 221 259 84 848 2 474 869 493 465 4 043 134 417 894 2 064 875 3 059 213 5 935 064 184 697 4 354 503 5 727 303 31 061 124 14 358 641 2 262 784 (1 220 290) 1 042 494 (2 546 552) (558 645) (485 102) (1 043 747) (892 558) 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 75 10 158 994 4 185 712 14 344 706 (3 589 046) 10 014 513 4 192 939 14 207 452 151 189 NEW ZEALAND CRICKET INC. STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION AS AT 31 JULY 2014 CURRENT ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents Trade and Other Receivables Inventories Derivative Financial Instruments Prepayments TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS NON CURRENT ASSETS Derivative Financial Instruments Property Plant and Equipment Intangible Assets TOTAL NON CURRENT ASSETS TOTAL ASSETS CURRENT LIABILITIES Trade and Other Payables Income in Advance Derivative Financial Instruments Employee Entitlements TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES NON CURRENT LIABILITIES Derivative Financial Instruments TOTAL NON CURRENT LIABILITIES TOTAL LIABILITIES NET ASSETS EQUITY For and on behalf of New Zealand Cricket Inc. who authorised the Financial Statements for issue on 23rd October 2014 Director 76 Chief Executive The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements. 2014 5 916 606 3 029 178 424 012 818 578 432 236 10 620 610 2013 5 093 554 5 939 213 325 374 9 590 516 553 11 884 284 1 473 587 784 917 2 258 504 12 879 114 125 827 1 542 589 577 547 2 245 963 14 130 247 2 489 983 5 093 043 221 776 543 333 8 348 135 2 335 785 3 638 623 352 396 497 199 6 824 003 8 348 135 4 530 979 4 530 979 228 713 228 713 7 052 716 7 077 531 7 077 531 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 77 NEW ZEALAND CRICKET INC. STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED 31 JULY 2014 Balance at 31 July 2012 Other Comprehensive Income Net Profit (Loss) for the Year Total Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the Year Balance at 31 July 2013 Other Comprehensive Income Net Profit (Loss) for the Year Total Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the Year Balance at 31 July 2014 78 The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements. Cash Flow Hedge Reserve 598 057 (1 043 747) (1 043 747) (445 690) 1 042 494 1 042 494 596 804 Retained Earnings 7 372 032 151 189 151 189 7 523 221 (3 589 046) (3 589 046) 3 934 175 Total 7 970 089 (1 043 747) 151 189 (892 558) 7 077 531 1 042 494 (3 589 046) (2 546 552) 4 530 979 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 79 NEW ZEALAND CRICKET INC. STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED 31 JULY 2014 Cash flows from Operating activities Cash was provided from Receipts from Sponsorship Grants and Other Activities Interest Received Exchange Gains Cash was applied to Payments to Suppliers and Employees Grants to Associations Interest Paid Exchange Losses Net cash inflow (outflow) from operating activities Cash flows from Investing activities Cash was provided from Fixed Asset Proceeds Cash was applied to Purchase of Property Plant and Equipment Net cash inflow (outflow) from investing activities Cash flows from Financing activities Cash was provided from Proceeds from Loan Facility Cash was applied to Payment of Loan Facility Net cash inflow (outflow) from financing activities Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents Add opening cash brought forward Effect of exchange rate fluctuations Ending cash carried forward Cash balances in balance sheet Cash at Bank Short Term Deposits Ending cash carried forward The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements. 80 2014 2013 50 113 517 10 508 50 124 025 (33 878 315) (14 327 959) (527 406) (112 000) (48 845 680) 1 278 345 43 802 650 25 899 44 028 43 872 577 (29 348 433) (14 033 337) (417 892) (43 799 662) 72 915 - 18 588 (712 936) (712 936) (744 292) (725 704) 15 900 000 16 880 000 (15 900 000) 565 409 5 093 554 257 643 5 916 606 (16 880 000) (652 789) 5 745 355 988 5 093 554 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 81 2 335 583 3 581 023 5 916 606 4 464 070 629 484 5 093 554 NEW ZEALAND CRICKET INC. NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 JULY 2014 BASIS OF PREPARATION These summary financial statements have been prepared in compliance with Financial Reporting Standard No.43 - Summary Financial Statements issued by the Financial Reporting Standards Board of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (May 2007). The summary financial statements do not include all disclosures provided in the full financial statements and cannot provide as complete an understanding as the full Annual Report which is available on request from New Zealand Cricket Inc. PO Box 8353 Symonds Street Auckland 1150 or from the New Zealand Cricket Inc. website These summary financial statements have been extracted from the New Zealand Cricket Inc. 31 July 2014 Annual Report which was issued by the Board of New Zealand Cricket Inc. on 23 October 2014. The Annual Report received an unqualified audit opinion dated 23 October 2014. The summary financial statements were issued by the Board of New Zealand Cricket Inc. on 23 October 2014 and an unqualified audit opinion dated 23 October 2014 has been received. The summary financial statements are presented in New Zealand Dollars rounded to the nearest dollar. New Zealand Cricket Inc. is a New Zealand incorporated society under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. New Zealand Cricket Inc. is responsible for the promotion and administration of cricket in New Zealand. Domestic cricket and development programmes are co-ordinated through Major Associations who in addition assist with hosting arrangements of International Teams. The Major Associations do not directly form part of the operations of New Zealand Cricket Inc. New Zealand Cricket Inc. operates the High Performance Centre at Lincoln University and manages a Support Services office in Auckland. They manage New Zealand cricket teams touring within New Zealand and offshore. Accordingly the Board has designated itself as a public benefit entity for the purposes of New Zealand equivalents to International Financial Reporting Standards (NZ IFRS). The full set of financial statements included in the Annual Report have been prepared in accordance with New Zealand Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (NZ GAAP). The full financial statements comply with NZ IFRS and other applicable Financial Reporting Standards as appropriate for public benefit oriented entities. These summary financial statements are in accordance with the recognition and measurement requirements of NZ IFRS but in 82 accordance with FRS-43 do not nor are required to comply with the presentation and disclosure requirements of NZ IFRS. The summary financial statements are in respect of New Zealand Cricket Inc. s full financial statements. CHANGES IN ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND NZ IFRS There have been no changes in accounting policies. Policies have been applied on bases as consistent as possible with those used in previous years. There have been restatements in prior year balances in the following accounts due to reclassification of accounts in the current year for consistency purposes The prior period Administration expense has been reclassified to Other expenses resulting in an increase of 474 817 from 3 568 317 to 4 043 134 for 2013. Sponsorship Income was included in the Net Gains of Foreign Exchange in 2013. This has been reclassified into Commercial Revenue this year resulting in the 2013 Net Gain on Foreign Exchange decreasing by 485 000 from 530 120 to 45 120. General and Other Grants included payments to Club affiliates. These have been reclassifed to an operating expense of Grants Levies and Royalties restating the 2013 General and Other Grants balance to 10 014 513. OTHER NOTES New Zealand Cricket Inc. is exempt from income tax as a promoter of amateur sport under section CW 46 of the Income Tax Act 2007. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS Details relating to transactions with related parties (predominantly Major Associations and District Associations) are fully disclosed in Note 19 of the full financial statements. CONTINGENCIES Details relating to key estimates assumptions and judgements including international media rights agreements the BLACKCAPS service fund and the player pool provision are fully disclosed in Note 20 of the full financial statements. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS TO BALANCE DATE There were no subsequent events which occurred after balance date requiring disclosure in the financial statements (2013 Nil). 120th ANNUAL REPORT 2014 83 Auditor s Report To the Members of New Zealand Cricket Inc. The summary financial statements on pages 74 to 83 which comprise the summary statement of financial position as at 31 July 2014 the summary statement of comprehensive income summary statement of changes in equity and summary cash flow statement for the year then ended and related notes are derived from the audited financial statements of New Zealand Cricket Inc. for the year ended 31 July 2014. We expressed an unmodified audit opinion on those financial statements in our report dated 23 October 2014. Those financial statements and the summary financial statements do not reflect the effects of events that occurred subsequent to the date of our report on those financial statements. The summary financial statements do not contain all the disclosures required for full financial statements under generally accepted accounting practice in New Zealand. Reading the summary financial statements therefore is not a substitute for reading the audited financial statements of New Zealand Cricket Inc. This report is made solely to the society s members as a body in accordance with its rules. Our engagement has been undertaken so that we might state to the society s members those matters we are required to state to them in our report and for no other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the society and the society s members as a body for our work for this report or for the opinions we have formed. Directors Responsibilities The board of directors are responsible for the preparation of summary financial statements in accordance with FRS-43 Summary Financial Statements. Auditor s Responsibilities Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the summary financial statements based on our procedures which were conducted in accordance with International Standard on Auditing (New Zealand) (ISA(NZ)) 810 Engagements to Report on Summary Financial Statements. Ernst & Young provide financial statement compilation and agreed upon procedure services to New Zealand Cricket Inc. Opinion In our opinion the summary financial statements derived from the audited financial statements of New Zealand Cricket Inc. for the year ended 31 July 2014 are consistent in all material respects with those financial statements in accordance with FRS-43. 23 October 2014 Auckland 84 New Zealand Cricket Board meeting attendance during 2013-14 Stuart Heal 10 Geoff Allott 8 Greg Barclay 10 Neil Craig 7 Liz Dawson 8 Sir Richard Hadlee 8 Don Mackinnon 10 Martin Snedden 8 Please note that Geoff Allott Neil Craig Liz Dawson Sir Richard Hadlee and Martin Snedden were not elected board members for the first two meetings. Pre-press and print production by Wickliffe NZ Ltd Designed by Steve Russell Sports photography supplied by Photosport New Zealand Cricket (Inc.) Level 3 8 Nugent Street Grafton Auckland 09 972 0605 Calder Drive Lincoln University Lincoln 03 366 2964 w w w. b l a c k c a p s . c o . n z