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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

  • New Female Development Officer Spring is about growth, and what better way for a sport to try to achieve this than appeal to more and more of the wider community. Wairarapa Cricket are doing just that and have made an exciting appointment to a newly created role. For the 2016/17 season Wairarapa have used funding specifically sourced in the ...
  • U/15 & U/17 Boys Representative Trials The Wairarapa Cricket Association are pleased to advertise Trial dates and are calling for player registrations of interest for both U/15 & U/17 Boys sides for the 2016/17 season. The U/15 Boys side will be coached by Mark Brown, and will have 3 consecutive trial / training dates to assist in selecting a side. These will ...
  • A Taste of International Cricket for Hansen and Burling Two of Wairarapa’s cricket talents have just returned from Australia having taken part in a trans-tasman series of five indoor cricket games. Melissa Hansen and Liam Burling participated for the New Zealand Senior Women’s and Men’s U/22 teams respectively as they took on their strong Australian counterparts. Both New Zealand sides struggled, losing 5-0 in both ...
  • Wairarapa Cricket on the rise At Wairarapa Cricket’s AGM on the 30 August, chairman Sam Rossiter-Stead reported growth across the board, including playing numbers, representative teams, players selected for higher honours, volunteer numbers and grant funding. Click here for the full Wairarapa Times-Age article.  
  • Female Cricket Development Officer – Newly Created Role The Wairarapa Cricket Association have established a new role to commence October 2016 on a fixed term, part-time basis. Applications are now being sought for this position: Wairarapa Cricket Association Female Cricket Development Officer Part-Time 6-Month Fixed Term Contract The Wairarapa Cricket Association is working to become the preeminent development and growth district for female players, volunteers and administrators ...
  • Central Districts Board – Position Application Appointment of Board Members Central Districts Cricket’s constitution requires the retirement by rotation of two directors for this upcoming year. One of these two directors will not be seeking re-election. Central Districts Cricket invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for these volunteer roles. A Skills and Competencies Framework approved by the organisation’s membership outlines the ideal experience ...

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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