The women’s domestic competition started in the 1935/36 season, with Wellington the inaugural winner.
Canterbury dominated the competition throughout the 1980s and 90s, but in recent seasons, as the One-Day format has become the predominant format played, the trophy has been shared around.
The Women’s One-Day Competition sees the six domestic teams competing against each other in two back-to-back 50-over matches in each round as the players strive for WHITE FERNS selection.
The Women’s One-Day competition comprises a series of 10 One-Day matches for each of the six competing teams, playing each other twice at each venue, followed by a Grand Final. The top two sides on the points table contest the Final, played at the home ground of the top qualifier.
Twenty20 was introduced into the women's domestic programme in 2007/08. Matches in the Women’s Twenty20 Competition normally precede the two back-to-back 50-over matches in the Women’s One-Day Competition, so it starts off the three days with lots of boundaries and big scores!
The Women’s Twenty20 competition comprises a short, sharp series of five rounds of matches; the six competing teams playing each other once, followed by a Final between the two top sides to determine the season champion.
Recent Winners (T20 & One-Day)
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