What makes this even more remarkable is that they came last in the domestic T20 competition, did it with almost exclusively home-grown players, their best batsmen both failed, and they have that left-arm spinner with the strangest action since Paul Adams was around. What makes it even pluckier is that they managed to do it despite being the most unwieldy cricket association possible.
The traditional home ground for the association is Napier, but that is rapidly being overtaken by Nelson who has the best facilities. And their naming sponsor is a hotel in New Plymouth. Try getting to and from those three cities in a hurry. Their biggest city, Palmerston North, is only really there to provide players.
Being a Central Districts selector is the toughest job in New Zealand cricket.
They also have interesting promotional videos.