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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

  • Wairarapa JCB Representative Coaches 2016/17 Season The Wairarapa Cricket Association are calling for expressions of interest from coaches keen on being involved in the JCB representative programme for the 2016/17 season. The Association will field 8 distinct representative sides as follows: U/17 Boys U/15 Boys Development Gold (Year 8) Development Green(Year 7) Development Blue (Year 6) U/18 Girls U/15 Girls U/13 (Development) Girls The season and respective trials will commence ...
  • Men’s grade trophy winners 2015/16 season Trophy Winners 2015-16 season
  • Season Survey 2016 Wairarapa Cricket would like your input. Click here for the survey, this will not take more than 5 minutes to complete.  Your input is valuable in making cricket stronger in the district at all levels. Wairarapa Cricket will have an end of season debrief on senior cricket, eg. competition formats, laws/rules, CricHQ, etc., on Monday 18 ...
  • Second Grade Final 2015/16 Lansdowne 2 took on arch rivals Greytown 2 in the Second Grade 40 over final played on Sunday 20th March.  Lansdowne 2 come up victors, to win their third trophy of the season.
  • Bidwill Cup Final 2015/16 Over the weekend of the 19th & 20th March, Greytown played Red Star in Wairarapa’s Premier 2 day competition. the Bidwill Cup. With adjusted laws for the final, no first innings result, the match was played under true 1st class conditions. Red Star went into the final 1 point behind Greytown, therefore requiring an out ...
  • Second Grade Final 2015/16 Wairarapa Crickets Second Grade 40 over finalists have been found.  Landsdowne 2 will come up against Greytown 2 today at Park Sports 1 at 11am. Match details.

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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