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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

  • Girls Cricket Fundraiser Quiz NightThis season Wairarapa are the only CD province to have 3 Girls representative sides, which we can justifiably be proud of. Wairarapa Girls are holding a quiz night on Friday September 25 at the Carterton Events Centre to raise funds for their representative seasons & tournaments. It would be awesome if a good number of our cricket community ...
  • Umpiring Course Attached is an advertising flyer for an Umpire Course run by the Wairarapa Umpires Association, for anybody involved in a Hardball team at junior, secondary or senior level cricket. If you or anybody else is interested in attending the course, please contact Mark Elliott of the Umpires Association on the details within the flyer.
  • New One-day Playing & Fielding Conditions This coming Umpires’ Cup season sees a few new changes to the playing conditions and Field restrictions, to find out more click on the links, or get in touch with the Wairarapa Cricket Umpires and scorers association.
  • Premier & Second Grade Fixture List This coming seasons draw is out for all Premier and Second Grade Cricket.  The season will start with the Umpires Cup (50 overs) on 10 October for Premier Grade and on 31 October for Second Grade.  This season sees a new format in the Premier Bidwell Cup, a single innings match played over a 100 overs with ...
  • Wairarapa Junior Cricket Coaches / Managers named The WCA Board are pleased to announce the appointment of the following Coaches/Managers for our JCB representative sides for the coming season. The U/15 boys coach is still to be appointed, but this vacancy will be filled within the next few weeks and the coach named at that point in time. For those teams without ...
  • Queen Elizabeth II Park Oval block redevelopment IMG_1293The new cricket wicket block at Masterton’s Queen Elizabeth II Park Oval is coming together well. The base core has been laid, and the block has been laser levelled, both of these will assist with efficient drainage, contractors are happy with the progress to date, and comment the new block will be ready on schedule. ...

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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