Super Smash Schedule 2023

Full coverage of Super Smash 2023, the New Zealand Super Smash League Season 18 in 2023 with live scores, match dates, venues, schedule, fixtures and results. The Super Smash 2023 is set to see 6 major teams in the 18th season.

Super Smash Schedule 2023

Super Smash Schedule 2023 Match Dates, Schedule, Teams, and Venues for New Zealand League

Super Smash Schedule 2023 Match Dates, Schedule, Teams, and Venues for New Zealand League

The Super Smash Schedule 2022 by New Zealand Cricket Board is here for all the 32 T20 matches that is set to begin this month on December 23. The Super Smash 2023 schedule begins in December on Friday 23 and the final will be played on Saturday February 11 2023 at a venue to be confirmed later. There are total of 32 T20 matches that also include elimination final and the final match. These matches will be played between Northern Brave, Canterbury Kings, Wellington Firebirds, Central Stags, Auckland Aces and Otago Volts. Each team in Super Smash 2023 schedule will play the other team twice this year.

See below for Super Smash schedule 2023 for each team this year. Each team plays the other team twice in the tournament. The final schedule has been finalized by the organizers now and you can find all the info on all venues, dates and time table here. Use the search below to filter Super Smash matches by venues, teams or timings. Super Smash 2023 Schedule times are given in GMT, IST, PKT and EST / Local Time for your convenience.

Super Smash 2022 / 2023 Match Fixtures (By Date)

Dec 23, FriNorthern Knights vs Canterbury 1st T2012:40am EST | 5:40am GMT | 6:40pm Local
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Dec 24, SatWellington vs Otago 2nd T208:40pm (-1d) EST | 1:40am GMT | 2:40pm Local
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Dec 26, MonCanterbury vs Auckland 3rd T2011:30pm (-1d) | 4:30am GMT | 5:30pm Local
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Dec 27, TueCentral Districts vs Wellington 4th T208:40pm (-1d) EST | 1:40am GMT | 2:40pm Local
Fitzherbert Park, Palmerston North
Dec 28, WedOtago vs Northern Knights 5th T208:40pm (-1d) EST | 1:40am GMT | 2:40pm Local
John Davies Oval, Queenstown
Dec 29, ThuOtago vs Auckland 6th T209:40 PM (-1d) EST | 2:40am GMT | 3:40pm Local
John Davies Oval, Queenstown
Dec 30, FriCentral Districts vs Canterbury 7th T208:40pm (-1d) EST | 1:40am GMT | 2:40pm Local
Pukekura Park, New Plymouth
Dec 31, SatCentral Districts vs Northern Knights 8th T207:40pm (-1d) EST | 12:40am GMT | 1:40pm Local
Pukekura Park, New Plymouth
Jan 01, SunCanterbury vs Wellington 9th T207:40pm (-1d) EST | 12:40am GMT | 1:40pm Local
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Jan 02, MonAuckland vs Otago 10th T207:40pm (-1d) EST | 12:40am GMT | 1:40pm Local
Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland
Jan 04, WedWellington vs Northern Knights 11th T208:40pm (-1d) EST | 1:40am GMT | 2:40pm Local
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Jan 05, ThuCentral Districts vs Auckland 12th T208:40pm (-1d) EST | 1:40am GMT | 2:40pm Local
Pukekura Park, New Plymouth
Jan 06, FriNorthern Knights vs Otago 13th T209pm (-1d) EST | 2am GMT | 3pm Local
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Jan 07, SatWellington vs Central Districts 14th T207:40pm (-1d) EST | 12:40am GMT | 1:40pm Local
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Jan 08, SunAuckland vs Canterbury 15th T208:40pm (-1d) EST | 1:40am GMT | 2:40pm Local
John Davies Oval, Queenstown
Jan 13, FriCanterbury vs Northern Knights 16th T2012:40am EST | 05:40am GMT | 6:40pm Local
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Jan 14, SatAuckland vs Central Districts 17th T207:40pm (-1d) EST | 12:40am GMT | 1:40pm Local
John Davies Oval, Queenstown
Jan 15, SunOtago vs Wellington 18th T208:40pm (-1d) EST | 1:40am GMT | 2:40pm Local
University Oval, Dunedin
Jan 20, FriAuckland vs Wellington 19th T2010:10pm (-1d) EST | 3:10am GMT | 4:10pm Local
John Davies Oval, Queenstown
Jan 21, SatCentral Districts vs Otago 20th T208:40pm (-1d) EST | 1:40am GMT | 2:40pm Local
Saxton Oval, Nelson
Jan 22, SunNorthern Knights vs Auckland 21st T207:40pm (-1d) EST | 12:40am GMT | 1:40pm Local
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Jan 23, MonWellington vs Canterbury 22nd T208:40pm (-1d) EST | 1:40am GMT | 2:40pm Local
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Jan 27, FriCanterbury vs Central Districts 23rd T209pm (-1d) EST | 2am GMT | 3pm Local
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Jan 28, SatNorthern Knights vs Wellington 24th T207:40pm (-1d) EST | 12:40am GMT | 1:40pm Local
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Jan 29, SunOtago vs Central Districts 25th T208:40pm (-1d) EST | 1:40am GMT | 2:40pm Local
University Oval, Dunedin
Jan 30, MonAuckland vs Northern Knights 26th T208:40pm (-1d) EST | 1:40am GMT | 2:40pm Local
John Davies Oval, Queenstown
Feb 03, FriNorthern Knights vs Central Districts 27th T2012:40am EST | 05:40am GMT | 6:40pm Local
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Feb 04, SatCanterbury vs Otago 28th T207:40pm (-1d) EST | 12:40am GMT | 1:40pm Local
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Feb 05, SunWellington vs Auckland 29th T207:40pm (-1d) EST | 12:40am GMT | 1:40pm Local
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Feb 06, MonOtago vs Canterbury 30th T208:40pm (-1d) EST | 1:40am GMT | 2:40pm Local
University Oval, Dunedin
Feb 09, ThuTBC vs TBC Elimination Final7pm (-1d) EST | 12am GMT | 5:30am Local
TBC
Feb 11, SatTBC vs TBC Final7pm (-1d) EST | 12am GMT | 5:30am Local
TBC

The Super Smash is New Zealand’s professional T20 league played every year. This tournament was started in the year 2005-06 by the New Zealand Cricket board and was called as the New Zealand Twenty20 Competition.

The Competition was renamed and rebranded several times and finally from the 2014-15 season, the tournament was named as Super Smash schedule.

Indian fantasy cricket application – Dream 11, has signed a 6-year contract for the title sponsorship of Super Smash schedule. Dream 11 was also the title sponsor of IPL 2020 ,when Vivo had pulled off for one particular season.

In the Season 2008-09 to 2013-14, the winner of the tournament had qualified for the Champions League (defunct currently).

Super Smash tournaments are generally played in the winter season during the December- January window. This league clashes with Australia’s Big Bash League.

The inaugural edition of Super Smash schedule was won by the Canterbury Wizards. They defeat the Auckland Aces by 6 wickets in the inaugural final.

Four times champions Wellington Firebirds are the most successful team in Super Smash schedule. They are also the defending champions as they beat the Canterbury Wizards by 5 wickets, courtesy the in-form batter Devon Conway’s unbeaten 93 runs in the final.

Currently, each team is allowed to pick a maximum of two overseas players in the playing 11.

The Super Smash schedule has produced a lot of players like Devon Convay, Glen Phillip, Fin Allen etc who went on to serve the New Zealand national team in recent times.

Finn Allen was the breakout star in the recently concluded Super Smash schedule 2020-21 Season. He scored 512 runs of just 11 innings with a speedy strike rate of 193.33 and has shown glimpse of Brendon McCullum and Tim Seifert, who start off the innings with a bang straight away from the first ball.

His vital contributions with the bat has helped the Wellington Fires to win back-to-back seasons. After the season, he made his international debut for New Zealand against the Bangladesh Series. He went on to score a quickfire 21 ball 71 for New Zealand in a rain-curtailed match against Bangladesh. He has also been picked for the IPL’s Royal Challengers Bangalore side.

So far 17 editions of Super Smash schedule have been played successfully. The level of competition is very good as every team has won the championship at least once.

The 2020-21 season went on smoothly and crowds were allowed in the stadium because of the fact that New Zealand had very little COVID-19 cases.

The Upcoming season will be the 18th edition of Super Smash schedule and will be played during 2022 December to 2023 – February. Defending champions Northern Brave are once again favorites to win the title as they will be looking to make a hat trick of titles. While other teams will be aiming to get another title in their cabinet.

Super Smash Schedule Format

The tournament is played in a double-round robin format where each team plays the other twice. Each team plays 10 matches in the league stage. (5 at home and 5 away from home)

Super Smash schedule Points System –

For a Win – 4 points

For a loss – 0 points

For a No-result – 2 points

At the end of 30 league stage matches, the top-3 teams based on the points ranking will qualify for the Knockouts.

Knockouts –

Primarily Finals – The 2nd and 3rd ranked team will play the primarily Final. The winner of this match will qualify for the final, while the loser is knocked out of the tournament.

Final – The table topper of the group stage and the winner of Primary Final will battle out in the final to win the trophy.

Teams Participating in the Super Smash schedule

A total of 6 teams participate in this league during Super smash schedule, they are:

1. Central Stags –

Captain :  Tom Bruce

Coach : Aldin Smith

Titles :3

Home Ground : McLean Park, Napier

Previous Season : Finished 2nd in the league stage and lost in the Primary Finals against Canterbury Kings

Top Performers (2020-21 Edition) – George Worker -424 runs at an average of 38.54, Will Young – 297 runs at strike rate of 174.70, Blair Tickner – 17 wickets at an average of 20.52

2. Auckland Aces

Captain : Robert O’Donnell

Coach : Heinrich Malan

Titles : 4

Home Ground : Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland

Previous Season : Finished 5th in the group stage

Top Performers (2020-21 Edition) :  Sean Solia- 266 runs at a strike rate of 135.24, William Somerville – 12 wickets at an average of 24.83

3. Otago Volts

Captain : Jacob Duffy

Coach : Rob Walter

Titles : 2

Home Ground : University Oval

Previous Season : Finished 6th in the group stage

Top Performers (2020-21 Edition) : N Broom – 292 runs at strike-rate of 137.08, Mitchell McClenaghan – 12 wickets at an average of 29.33

4. Northern Knights –

Captain :  Anton Devcich

Coach : Graeme Aldridge

Titles : 2

Home Ground : Seddon Park, Hamilton

Previous Season : Finished 4th in the group stage

Top Performers (2020-21 Edition) : Anton Devcich – 286 runs at a strike-rate of 169.23, Scott Kuggeleijn – 12 wickets at an average of 25.33

5. Canterbury Kings

Captain : Cole McConchie

Coach : Peter Fulton

Titles : 1

Home Ground :  Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Previous Season : Runners-up

Top – Performers [2020-21 season] : Daryl Mitchell – 374 runs at an average of 37.40, Cole McConchie – 298 runs at an average of 37.25, Matt Henry – 14 wickets at an average of 24.64

6. Wellington Firebirds –

Captain : Michael Bracewell

Coach : Glenn Pocknall

Titles : 4

Home Ground : Basin Reserve, Wellington

Previous Season : Winners

Top Performers [2020-21 season] : Finn Allen – 512 runs at an average of 56.88,  Devon Conway – 455 runs at an average of 65, Donny Van de Beek – 13 wickets at an economy rate of 7.78, Jimmy Neesham – 12 wickets at an average of 17.59.

Super Smash League Winners List

SeasonWinnerRunner-upResult
2022 – 23
2021–22Northern BraveCanterbury KingsWon by 56 runs
2020–21Wellington FirebirdsCanterbury KingsWon by 5 wickets
2019–20Wellington FirebirdsAuckland AcesWon by 22 runs
2018–19Central StagsNorthern KnightsWon by 67 runs
2017–18Northern KnightsCentral StagsWon by 9 wickets
2016–17Wellington FirebirdsCentral StagsWon by 14 runs
2015–16Auckland AcesOtago VoltsWon by 20 runs
2014–15Wellington FirebirdsAuckland AcesWon by 6 runs
2013–14Northern KnightsOtago VoltsWon by 5 wickets
2012–13Otago VoltsWellington FirebirdsWon by 4 wickets
2011–12Auckland AcesCanterbury WizardsWon by 44 runs
2010–11Auckland AcesCentral StagsWon by 4 runs
2009–10Central StagsAuckland AcesWon by 78 runs
2008–09Otago VoltsCanterbury WizardsTopping group stage
2007–08Central StagsNorthern KnightsWon by 5 wickets
2006–07Auckland AcesOtago VoltsWon by 60 runs
2005–06Canterbury WizardsAuckland AcesWon by 6 wickets

Super Smash Schedule – FAQs:

When is Super Smash scheduled?

The Super Smash will start on Friday December 23 and will feature 32 matches including elimination final and finals. It is a 50-days long tournament with finals to be held on Saturday February 11, 2023.

How many teams will participate in Super Smash 2023 this year?

A total of 6 teams including Northern Brave, Canterbury Kings, Wellington Firebirds, Central Stags, Auckland Aces and Otago Volts will participate in Super Smash schedule 2023 this year.

When is the Super Smash final match scheduled?

The final match of Super Smash T20 is scheduled on Saturday February 11, 2023 at a venue to be finalized later.

Learn more about Super Smash T20 League (Super Smash Schedule):

Super Smash schedule Information on Wikipedia
Which teams are participating in Super Smash 2023, see blog
Follow your team fixtures on Cricketschedule.com
Super Smash schedule Official website for the tournament Visit site