Wairarapa Cricket Association

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  • Cancellations

    Red Star are defaulting to Greytown in the Bidwill Cup being played on the 28th Feb and the 7th March 2015
  • 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 College win McBride-Peterson Cup Wairarapa College 1st XI Winners of the McBride-Peterson Cup 
Back Row (L to R) Ali Payne (coach), Brad Griffith, Lucien Burt, Michael Brewster, Gus Wakeling, Chad Coley
Middle Row:  (L to R):  Guy Percy, Tom Simpson, Josh Pepperell, Matt Perry, Hugo Wakeling
Front Row:  (L to R)  Nathan Elliott (captain), Jacob HarpThe 2015 edition of the McBride Peterson Cup offered up more drama as the traditional fixture between the Wairarapa College and Rathkeale College 1st XIs unravelled on Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of February. After losing the toss on Day One, the Wairarapa College bowlers bowled with determination and courage as wickets fell at ...
  • Wairarapa Senior and Junior Cricket Draw and Secondary Schools Draw week 24 Feb to 3 March Please see below the draw for this week’s and weekend’s games: Men’s Premier Grade Bidwill Cup Draw Day 1 & 2 28-Feb Sat (Day 1) Top Pub Greytown vs Burger King Red Star Greytown 12 noon 28-Feb Sat Lansdowne Bye   Men’s Open Grade 28-Feb Sat Greytown 10 o’clock CC vs Rathkeale 2nds Kuranui Art 1.00pm 28-Feb Sat Rathkeale Colts vs Lansdowne 3 Rathkeale 1.00pm 28-Feb Sat  Lansdowne 2  vs  Turkey Red Old Boys  QE Park  1.00pm   Gillette Cup 24-Feb Tues Wairarapa College 1st XI vs Rathkeale College 1st XI Wai Coll 10.30am   Inter- School 1 March Sun Rathkeale 1st XI vs Lindisfarne College 1st ...
  • Win – Win for all Kevin cooper, our Director of Cricket has managed to secure some sponsorship from 100% Newbolds.  All we need is your support. The LG 55″ Full HD 100Hz WebOs Smart TV which normally sells for $2499 is available to Wairarapa Cricket Members for ONLY $1099, a massive SAVING of $1400    If you are looking at buying a TV and would ...
  • Senior Club and Representative Prizegiving The Wairarapa Cricket Board will be holding their annual Senior Club and Representative Prizegiving on the 15th March 2015, following the Bidwill Cup Finals.  We would love to see all Umpires, Senior Club and Representative Players at in the Long Room at 6.00pm.  All supporters of our local cricket are also welcome. A great way ...
  • Bidwill Cup: Top Pub Greytown vs Lansdowne Seth Rance 133On an overcast and cold weekened in Greytown on the 14-15th of February Greytown played Lansdowne in their one and only game of the Bidwell Cup.  The challenge cup, currently held by Lansdowne was also up for grabs in this game.  To take it off Lansdowne, Greytown needed an outright win. Lansdowne won the toss and ...
  • Wairarapa Development Green beat South Taranaki Under 12 Ralph McLeod leaving the field having scored 53*Last Sunday, 15th February, The Wairarapa Development Green team played South Taranaki Under 12’s at Hokowhitu Domain in Palmerston North.  Wairarapa won the toss and elected to bat. Ralph McLeod batted very patiently and helped his team who were in strife at 3-1 in the third over.  Ralph reached 53* and batted for 29 overs. ...

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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