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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 and current local first class players also include Greg Todd, Seth Rance, Anlo vanDeventer and Melissa Hansen.

Latest Local Cricket News

  • Wairarapa Cricket in Action – January 2017 The month of January will be a busy time for cricketers & officials in and from the Wairarapa. Here are a number of the highlights happening over the summer break: Higher Honours Seth Rance will be in full-flow for the Central Districts Stags as they continue their excellent run in the McDonald’s Super Smash, before moving ...
  • 2016 JCB Club Season – Competition Round-Up The 2016 annual JCB Club season has ended with success spread across a number of clubs, and a first-time winner in the pinnacle grade, the Hardball premiership. In the youngest grade to carry points, the Super 8 Friday night competition, the Red Star Volts emerged victorious with 25 points, after defeating one of the teams they ...
  • Junior Secondary School Winners Found The 2016 grades for junior Secondary Schools have drawn to a close. Finals week was held the last week of November and the competition winners reflected the dominant nature of these same teams across the year. The foremost competition for junior Secondary teams, the Colts-grade Trevor Martin Trophy ended up being a final battle between ...
  • Umpires Cup Final 2016 The final of the Umpires Cup was contested between top of the table Mitre 10 Mega Lansdowne and semi-final winners Turkey Red Greytown on Sunday 18th December at Masterton’s Queen Elizabeth Park Oval. The game was won by Turkey Red Greytown by 26 runs, for the full scorecard of the final click here. Here with ...
  • 2016 JCB Club Season Coming To A Close The annual season for 2016 Junior Club cricket is coming to a close this weekend, with the final round of all Friday night competitions (Kiwi, Super 8 & Incrediball), the last round-robin match for the Saturday morning Championship Hardball Grade, and finals day for the Premiership Hardball competition. Even though weather has caused disruption to a ...
  • JCB Rep Season About to Get Into Full Swing Whilst all Wairarapa coaches and players continue to check the skies and rain radars, none are doing this more anxiously than those involved with Wairarapa JCB representative sides. As spring slides into summer the rep season is about to get into full swing and tournament preparation is at the forefront of everybody’s mind. Already a ...

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, 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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