Secret of my six-cess

Going down in the final after leading the competition through the season wasn't in the Knights' script - but it's still been a season to remember for all-rounder Daryl Mitchell. 

Mitchell cleared the rope 19 times on his way to 323 runs in ten innings, epitomising the Knights' ultra-attacking approach:  

"Personally, I really enjoyed the Burger King Super Smash, being able to contribute to winning games of cricket is why you play and being able to do that on a semi regular basis was exciting.

"Our team is a great environment to be part of, it allows you to go out and play your natural game, which is exciting. We want to be very attacking and put pressure on their bowlers to make 200 as many times as possible, you have to hit sixes to do that in T20. Luckily I got a few out of the middle and over the rope'" said Mitchell. 

After knocking on the door of international cricket with his consistency and solid performances for the Knights and NZA, Mitchell received his first T20 caps for the BLACKCAPS in the home series against India. 

"It was a massive honour get the call up to play for New Zealand and to play against India was, cool, they're one of the best T20 teams in the world, having the Super Smash on at the same time was the perfect opportunity to be able to leap frog into that and try and do my role for the Knights with New Zealand.

"To be able to play at your home ground too was special. Myself, Ish, Mitch, we love playing in Hamilton, so do that was pretty cool," said Mitchell.  

For finishing on top of the Super Smash six hitting table, one ahead of the Firebirds' Michael Bracewell, Mitchell receives a windfall which he's sharing with the Knights' charity: 

"I'm going to support True Colours, which we're linked up with with the Knights, which supports families with sick children."