Wairarapa Cricket Association

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    Friday 13th March.
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  • Ground Changes

    Due to yesterdays heavy downpour the T20 game to be played today (22 Jan) at QE Park between Burger King Red Star and Wai Coll has been transferred to Wai Coll (artificial). Same start time of 5.10pm

  • Homegrown

      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

  • Wairarapa 1st XI Winning Streak Continues Nathan Elliott 2nd 100 in 3 gameThe Wairarapa College 1st XI notched up another win in their new inter school fixtures list when they played Horowhenua College at Donnelly Park on Friday 20th March.   Batting first, the college boys got off to a nervous start as they lost Josh Pepperell for just 2 runs in the second over. This brought Lucien Burt ...
  • Wairarapa College 1st XI Crush Newlands College 1st XI Nathan Elliott in actionWairarapa College travelled to Newlands College for a “friendly” 1st XI cricket game on Sunday the 15th March. Even with the match being called a “friendly” the traveling team was out to make a bold statement which began with Brad Griffith’s decision to bat first.   The opening partnership of Nathan Elliott and Josh Pepperell didn’t look ...
  • Elliott and Wakeling Shine as Wairarapa College 1st XI rolls Rongotai College 1st XI Maiden Century vs Rongotai College, 143 runsWairarapa College 1st XI hosted Rongotai’s 1st XI on Wednesday 11th March in the annual exchange between the two Colleges set up in 2013. With one win each from the two matches, Wairarapa College wanted revenge after their one run loss in 2014. The hosts got off to a good start when Brad Griffith won ...
  • Cricket action for the week starting 11 March Please see below the draw for this week’s and weekend’s games: Men’s Senior Grade:  Bidwill Cup Final Umpires:  Johann Fourie and James Sprowson 14-March Sat Lansdowne vs Top Pub Greytwon QE Park 10.30am 15-March Sun Lansdowne vs Top Pub Greytwon QE Park 10.30am   Men’s Open Grade:  Chairman’s Cup Final Umpires:  Mark Elliott and Chris Cogdale 14-March Sat Greytown 10 0’clock cc vs Rathkeale Colts Greytown 1.00pm   Inter- School 11-March Wed Wairarapa College 1st XI vs Rongotai College Wairarapa College 10.30am   15-March Sun Rathkeale 1st XI vs St Peters School Rathkeale Oval 10.30am 16-March Mon Rathkeale 1st XI vs St Peters ...
  • Second Grade Chairman’s Cup Report Lansdowne 2 semi-finalists in the Chairman's CupThe semi-finals of the Second Grade Chairman’s Cup were played on Saturday, 7th March.  Top qualifiers, The Greytown 10 o’clock Cookie Company hosted Lansdowne 2 and the 2nd top qualifiers, The Rathkeale Colts hosted Turkey Red Greytown Old Boys. Down in Greytown, Lansdowne 2 batted first with Regan Fricker and Shane Baker getting off to a ...
  • Junior Wairarapa Exchange with Hutt Districts Mark Steventon 104Sunday 22 February saw the inaugural awarding of the Peter J Wright and Elizabeth Perry Shield for the newly established exchange between Hutt Districts and the Wairarapa JCB. This exchange is to become an annual event, played on a home and away basis between various levels of junior representative & invitational teams. Wairarapa was first ...

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 four active senior clubs – Lansdowne, Red Star, Marist Old Boys, and Greytown (which is the second oldest cricket club in New Zealand). The senior competitions are complimented with the inclusion of teams from Wairarapa College, Rathkeale College, and Kuranui Old Boys. 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 and One Day competitions on Saturdays and the T20 competition 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 senior and open grade competition.  Junior Cricket (JCB)  is played at three levels, Kiwi and Incrediball on Fridays and Hardball on Saturdays.

As well as local competitions we are proud of the success our small district produces in the representative arena with teams competing at Senior Hawke Cup and Chapple Cup level down through development sides, under age teams and junior.  Wairarapa has had three periods of holding the prestigious 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.

Our new 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-schools, special fixtures, our sponsors, coaching and development and any other information related to cricket in the Wairarapa.

We also hope that the website will be useful for visitors from outside the district 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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