Originally Posted by Cricket CoachDB
Oh yeah and I'm not sure if we can get away with the competition names due to rights issues (check our Big Bash franchise names!), but I'll ask the games supremo to see if we can.
Plunket Shield isn't a sponsors name. it is the traditional name, that was ditched in about the late 70s when Shell took over sponsorship. Delighted to see it back, but truth be told it was because they couldn't find another sponsor.
Ford Trophy is sponsors name obviously.
BTW, The old State Championship & State Shield were sponsors names (An insurance company)
P.S. I would guess Van Beek bowls about 130ish from looking at him last season on the pooch player