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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

  • 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 Development Green (U/12) Boys Squad Named 2016/17 The WCA are proud to announce the Wairarapa Development Green (U/12) Boys side for the 2016/17 season. The squad has been selected from trials and JCB club fixtures. The team will prepare for their Hawkes Bay Cricket Camp Tournament in January 2017 and play a series of pre-tournament and post-tournament fixtures including against other Central ...
  • Captain shines in korus loss Captain Esther Lanser led from the front as the Wairarapa Korus pushed Taranaki hard in their inter provincial women’s cricket match played in Wanganui on Sunday. In the end the result went against Wairarapa with Taranaki winning by four wickets but the Wairarapa performance was a significant improvement on what they had shown in their loss ...
  • Wairarapa U/17 Representative Boys Squad Named 2016/17 The WCA are proud to announce the Wairarapa U/17 Boys representative side for the 2016/17 season. The squad has been selected from a trial on 26 October and from club and school fixtures. A squad of 12 has been named to prepare for the Central Districts U/17 Tournament in Napier from 12 to 15 December ...
  • Wairarapa Korus vs Manawatu Women Sunday 30 October Wairarapa Koru coach Simon Roseingrave has named his line up for their first competition match this Sunday against Manawatu at Queen Elizabeth Park Oval. Roseingraves squad will be lead by the accomplished player Esther Lanser. Complementing Lanser’s leadership will be the experience of returning Wairarapa reps, Karen Bracewell and Rewa Pomare. Both members of the ...

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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