New Zealand's first Women’s domestic competition began in the 1935/36 season, with Wellington the inaugural winner.
In those days women played long-format cricket (as did men). In more recent decades, white-ball short formats have become the plinth of the women's game. Both of NZC's national domestic competitions for women are played with the white ball, over 20 and 50 overs.
The 50-over one-day Hallyburton Johnstone Shield sees six domestic teams competing against each other across the summer. Teams typically play two rounds back to back on a weekend, with entry free to the public and the players all striving for both wins and WHITE FERNS selection.
The one-day competition bookends the fun and excitement of the midsummer Burger King Super Smash window, which features doubleheaders with the men's Burger King Super Smash T20s and televised games for all.
The Central Hinds will enter the 2019/20 season as the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield defending champions while Wellington Blaze will be hunting a Burger King Super Smash threepeat!
Match Official Appointments
Recent Winners (T20 & One-Day)
2018/19 Wellington Blaze & Central Hinds
2017/18 Wellington Blaze & Auckland Hearts
2016/17 Otago Sparks & Canterbury Magicians
2015/16 Canterbury Magicians & Auckland Hearts
2014/15 Wellington Blaze & Auckland Hearts
2013/14 Auckland Hearts & Otago Sparks
2012/13 Wellington Blaze & Canterbury Magicians
2011/12 Canterbury Magicians & Auckland Hearts
2010/11 Canterbury Magicians & Canterbury Magicians
2009/10 Central Hinds & Central Hinds
2008/09 Wellington Blaze & Canterbury Magicians