The Canterbury and District Netball League hold an annual knockout competition during the season; the Ansted Cup and George Wilson Plate.

The Cup is named in memory of Don Ansted, who together with his wife Margaret, the Leagues' President, founded the Canterbury and District Netball League in 1977. Don sadly passed away on 18th August 2006, and it is in his memory that teams now compete each season for the Ansted Cup.

The Plate is named for George Wilson, a valued supporter of our League, and who kindly sponsored the knockout competition

Cup and Plate Competition Rules 2017-18
The rules for the competition including format, scoring and umpiring information

Cup & Plate Fixtures 2017-18
Full details of the draw, fixtures and timings

Winners Wall
All the previous winners of the cup and plate competitions since 2007

Results of the 2016/17 Finals

The Cup

Winners; Pilgrims
R/Up; Canterbury

The semis saw Pilgrims overcome a spirited Black Jacks team, who tried to hold on to a 18 goal handicap advantage for as long as possible. However, Pilgrims were relentless in their pursuit of a win, and with a strong and focussed first half overcame Black Jacks to start the third quarter with a narrow lead. From then it was fairly plain sailing to qualify for the final winning their semi 68 to 51, where they faced last years winners and current holders - Canterbury. The reigning champs fielded a weakened 7 due to injury but managed a win in their semi final against a determined Action Pumps side; who competed the match with only 6 players. Action Pumps had an 18 goal handicap advantage and were short of shooters, an important capability in versatility matches, but hung on to the lead by 5 goals going into the last quarter. The positional draw was then their downfall, and the Canterbury team with shooting skills aplenty swiftly made the advantage tell scoring freely in the final minutes to win the semi 53 to 45.

On paper the final should have been a hotly contested affair, unfortunately Canterbury although determined to defend the Cup, were struck early with additional injury and were reduced to 6 players. The well drilled Pilgrims team already with a 6 goal handicap advantage were in their stride and comfortably won the match and the CUP 66 to 28.

The Plate

Winners; Oasis
R/Up; Canterbury Academy Red

Academy's semi final opposition conceded so the youthful team has an extra hour in bed and were fresh for the final.

In the other Semi, Oasis played Wahl, who started the match with a 42 goal handicap advantage and an extra player to provide fresh legs. Oasis started well making the most of height advantage in the shooting circle to eat into the deficit but Wahl still had the advantage going into the final quarter. The positional draw was not the best for for either team and Wahl played a clever possession game making Oasis work hard for every turnover. However Oasis dug deep to win narrowly 70 to 68.

In the final a weary Oasis faced a fresh Academy team, who started with a 36 goal advantage. In the second quarter the draw saw the shooters and keepers in normal positions which played into the hands of Oasis who made up 24 goals. The first and third quarters were fairly even which gives a positive indication of Academy's all court level of play. Oasis still lagged 8 goals behind going into the last quarter, and the old girls had tired legs but a steady spirit. In the final minutes of the game they managed to draw even, and then in the last attacking play scored the winning goal to take the match, and the Plate 66 to 65.

Congratulations to

2017 Winners:
Cup: Pilgrims
Plate: Oasis

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