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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

  • U/15 & Secondary School Girls Rep Trials The representative Trials for both the Girls U/15 side and Secondary School side will be held conjointly on Saturday 17 October 2015, 1.00pm at the Wairarapa College nets. The U/15 Squad is open to any Girl, aged 14 and under as at 1 September 2015, residing or schooling within the Wairarapa. Those involved in any Hardball ...
  • Development Boys Representative Trials – North vs South For the 2015/16 season the Wairarapa JCB are introducing a new concept of representative trials for our promising Year 6, 7 & 8 Hardball players. Sunday 18 October will see the first annual North vs South JCB fixture, followed by a second match on Sunday 25 October. The North Wairarapa squad will be a combination of ...
  • U/15 & U/17 Wairarapa Boys Trials 2015/16 Season Trial Dates have been confirmed for both the U/15 and U/17 Wairarapa Boys sides for the 2015/16 season. Under 15s The U/15 Trial will be held on Sunday 18 October 2015. This squad is open to any boy, aged 14 and under as at 1 September 2015, in year 9 or 10, and residing or schooling ...
  • Wairarapa Cricket Umpires Win Awards UmpiresWairarapa Cricket Umpires achievements were rewarded at the Central Districts Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association training weekend and AGM over the weekend. Mark Elliott is the inaugural winner of the Central Districts Umpire of the Year Trophy. The trophy is voted for by fellow umpires. It capped off a top season for Mark, which saw him ...
  • Wairarapa Cricket Appoint Highly Experienced Coach The Wairarapa Cricket Association has appointed former Manawatu coach Neil Perry as Senior Rep Coach for the forthcoming season, with training sessions taking place each Sunday afternoon at Rathkeale College. Perry, who holds Level 3 coaching qualifications in both the UK and New Zealand, has an impressive cricket resume with 25 years’ experience, including coaching ...
  • Central Districts Director Vacancies Central Districts Cricket Association Inc. are inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals for seven volunteer Director roles. For further information and the vocation advertisement follow this link CDCA Directors

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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