The men's National Provincial A Tournament is a big part in the cricket calendars of both New Zealand Cricket and the Major Associations.
The tournament serves a number of playing and development purposes. For players that have outgrown age group cricket, this tournament provides a stepping stone to becoming a First Class cricketer. The 'A' tournament is also a good opportunity for some current and past First Class players to keep playing at a high standard throughout the summer. The tournament is therefore of high quality with a good blend of experience and youth in each team, and it is a prized title for the Major Associations.
2010/11 Central Districts (U23)
2009/10 No Tournament