New Zealand's first women’s domestic competition began in the 1935/36 season when Wellington was the very first winner. In those days, both men and women played long-format cricket only.
In more recent decades, white-ball short formats have become the plinth of the women's game, and the pathway to international representation.
Both NZC's national Domestic competitions for women are played with the white ball, in the T20 and one-day formats.
The historic Hallyburton Johnstone Shield is the prize for one-day supremacy and sees the six domestic teams across New Zealand competing against each other across the summer.
Teams typically play two rounds back-to-back on a weekend at the same venue, with entry free to the public and the players all striving for both wins and WHITE FERNS selection.
The competition bookends the fun and excitement of the Dream11 Super Smash window that takes place mid-summer, which features T20 doubleheaders with the men's Dream11 Super Smash games and televised matches.
The Auckland Hearts will enter the 2020/21 season as the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield defending champions after having trumped first-time Grand Finalists Northern Spirit in a magnificent 2019/20 Grand Final that saw 577 runs scored in the game, including two centuries.
Wellington Blaze will meanwhile be hunting a Dream11 Super Smash four-peat!
Recent Winners of Domestic Women's titles: T20 & One-Day
2019/20 Wellington Blaze & Auckland Hearts
2018/19 Wellington Blaze & Central Hinds
2017/18 Wellington Blaze & Auckland Hearts
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