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      With more than a quarter of the current Blackcaps international team, Wairarapa boasts a proud tradition.
    Ross Taylor – raised in Masterton
    Jesse Ryder – left Wairarapa during his secondary school years
    Doug Bracewell – four years at Rathkeale College
    Elizabeth Perry – attended Chanel College and a White Fern for 4 years including 2011 Player of the Series in England. Double International having also played 5 games for the Black Sticks.
    Previous local first class players also include Greg Todd and Seth Rance.

Latest Local Cricket News

  • Trust House Wairarapa XI vs. Wellington Wanderers Cricket Club This coming Tuesday (19 January) a Wairarapa XI will take on the Wanderers from Wellington at QE II Park Oval.  The first ball will be bowled in the 50 over match at 11am. Wairarapa XI Henry Cameron © Jack Forrester Gordon Reisima Mason Hughes Robbie Speers Daren Dingle George Deans Dean van Deventer Nathan Elliot Jack Stockdale Drew MacDonald
  • Wairarapa Senior Mens Rep team vs. Horowhenua-Kapiti Wairarapa Trust House have selection 12 players for this weekend’s third round of the Furlong Cup fixture against Horowhenua-Kapiti in Levin  .  Play will start 10.30am on both days. Henry Cameron © (Lans) Alex Tresader (Lans) Gordon Reisima (Greytown) Mason Hughes Robbie Speers (Greytown) Liam Burling (Greytown) George Deans (Red Star) Dean van Deventer (Red Star) Daniel Ingham (Greytown) Brock Price (Lans) Steffan Hook-Sporry (Lans) Paul Lyttle (Greytown)
  • More National Champions Following on from Melissa Hansen’s efforts with the Central Districts U/21 Women’s side, Wairarapa can now boast further National Champions on the female side of the game. Wairarapa twins Kate and Gemma Sims performed as part of the unbeaten Central Districts U/15 Girls side at the recently completed National U/15 tournament in Wanganui. The tournament started ...
  • Hansen Front & Centre for National Champions Wairarapa’s own Melissa Hansen has just completed a weeks worth of being front and centre for newly crowned National U/21 Women’s Champions Central Districts. At the tournament held at Auckland’s Lloyd Elsmore Park, Central Districts dominated the majority of their opposition to take out the national title for the first time since 2004/05. The tournament ...
  • CD Selections Keep Coming Wairarapa U/17 Boys returned home disappointed that the rain set in to halt their progress in the 7th vs 8th play-off at the recently completed Central Districts U/17 tournament, but ecstatic that two of their own have been recognised by the CD selectors. All-rounder Kelsey Fahey was named in the Central Districts U/17 team ...
  • U/15 Girls Perform with Distinction The recently completed Central Districts U/15 Girls was a tournament of highlights for the Wairarapa side. Taking a relatively inexperienced side (8 new players from the previous year) was always going to make things tough for the team, but a final finishing position of fourth from six, with three players named in the extended Central ...

Wairarapa Cricket Association is one of the smallest cricket districts in New Zealand. But it is one with a proud history. Formed in 1894-95, Wairarapa Cricket currently has three active Premier clubs – Lansdowne, Masterton Red Star and Greytown (which is the second oldest cricket club in New Zealand, est. 1867). The premier competitions are complimented with the inclusion of teams from Wairarapa College and Rathkeale College. In the junior section we have representation from all of the above as well as Martinborough, Carterton and East Coast.

Locally we run four levels of competition, Premier where teams battle it out in Two Day (Bidwell Cup) and One Day (Umpires Cup) competitions on Saturdays and the T20 competition (The Rock FM Cup) on Thursday evenings, Second Grade where there is a One Day competition which splits into two sections after a full round of competition and also a T20 competition.  At secondary schools level we run a Junior competition.  A number of our secondary school teams play in our premier and second grade competition.  Junior Cricket (JCB)  is played at three levels, Kiwi and Incrediball on Friday evenings and Hardball on Saturday mornings.

As well as local competitions we are proud of the success our small district produces in the representative arena, with teams competing at Furlong Cup (Hawke Cup) and Chapple Cup level down through development sides, under age teams and junior.  Wairarapa has had three periods of holding the prestigious Furlong Cup (Hawke Cup) – the main trophy for district cricket. Firstly from 1920-21 to 1921-22, then again in 1950-51, and finally from 1976-77 to 1978-79, withstanding seven challenges, the most recent in the 2011/12 season.

Our restructured website has been put together as a central point for all Wairarapa cricket clubs, schools and social players to be able to check draws, send in results, view competition points and read news & reports about rep matches, club games, inter-school games, special fixtures, our sponsors, coaching & development and any other information related to cricket in the region.

We also hope that the website will be useful for visitors from outside the region wishing to find out cricket information from the Wairarapa District, whether it be history, contact details, or seeing who is performing in the local club and representative teams.

 

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