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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.

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Year 5 and 6 Festival highlights!

Posted by Simon Roseingrave On October - 25 - 2013

The year 5 and 6 International themed Super 8’s tournament at the Park Sports ground on Wednesday October 23rd had plenty of action and excitement for all involved!

Douglas Park School playing under the West Indies banner ran out tournament champs beating St Mary’s of Carterton playing as New Zealand in the final.

Late entrants Fernridge (Australia) pipped St Patricks (Pakistan) for 3rd place while Opaki (India) had to fight off the spirited Hadlow (England) for 5th

MPS (Sri Lanka) and Carterton (South Africa) battled it out for 7th with the Sri Lankans handing the wooden spoon to the South Africans!

Well done to everyone who took part and a massive shout out to the teachers, parents, umpires (Darren Dingle, Darin Towgood, Robbie Elphick and Mark Brown) and grounds man (Brayden Rawlinson) for assisting with delivery!

We hope to turn this into an annual event and look forward to seeing everyone again next year!


Carterton School (South Africa)

Carterton School (South Africa)

Masterton Primary School (Sri Lanka)

Masterton Primary School (Sri Lanka)


Opaki (India)

Opaki (India)

Fernridge (Australia)

Fernridge (Australia)


St Marys (New Zealand)

St Marys (New Zealand)

Hadlow School (England)

Hadlow School (England)


St Patricks School (Pakistan)

St Patricks School (Pakistan)


Douglas Park School as the West Indies Year 5/6 Super 8's Tournament Champions

Douglas Park School as the West Indies Year 5/6 Super 8’s Tournament Champions



Posted by Simon Roseingrave On October - 10 - 2013

All age group cricketers intending on representing the Wairarapa this season must attend these trials or give a valid reason as to why they cannot attend


Under 15 Girls

The under 15 Girls trial will be held at the Masterton Indoor Sports Centre on Ngamutawa Road 4.00-5.30pm Friday October 11th

Coach: Simon Roseingrave 0274956884 si.becs@xtra.co.nz


Year 6-7 and 7-8 Wairarapa “Development” teams

There will be two Hardball Wairarapa “Development” teams selected for the 2013-14 season. You must be playing in the Hardball grade to attend these trials.

Your trial will be at Colombo road nets in Masterton from 6.15-7.30pm on Wednesday 30th of October.

(The Colombo road nets are situated on the southern side of the Masterton Red Star rugby grounds and are clearly visible from the road)

Coaches contact details:

Chris Osborne 027 554 7918 chris.osborne@jnl-ms.co.nz

Don McIntyre 0274528003 hoppa@farmside.co.nz


Under 15/17 Wairarapa

Trials will be held at Wairarapa College Thursday 24th of October 5.30-7pm

Coaches contact details:

Under 15’s Darren Dingle 0273671452 paint_bucket@hotmail.com

Under 17’s Sam Curtis 0212406685 wairarapa_jcd@hotmail.com


Please turn up to your appropriate age group… The age group is your age at 1st September


Any questions please contact Sammy Curtis on 0212406685 or wairarapa_jcd@hotmail.com

Rathkeale crash out of Gillette Cup

Posted by admin On March - 19 - 2012

A strong Napier Boys High School side continued a wonderful season by turning aside the best that Wairarapa could offer in a Gillette Cup match played in Napier.

Rathkeale College boast a proud record in Gillette Cup history (having made the finals on three occasions) but this year they found themselves up against an impressive team from the Hawkes Bay.

Batting first, Rathkeale were never allowed to settle and it wasn’t surprising that they failed to complete their allotted 50 overs. Wickets fell steadily under the pressure exerted by Stoyanoff, Sutton, Lennox and Donaldson. With the score reaching 80-7, it seemed that 100 would be a good total. A brave 54 (9 fours) from the young Liam Burling was the highlight of the Rathkeale batting. Along with the ever reliable Ryan Tonkin (16) they were able to keep the game going for another 18 overs to put some respectablility (and hope) into the final total of 147.

Napier BHS made no race of the target set, reaching the total 1 down inside 27 overs. An impressive 93 notout from J Lennox was the highlight of the innings. Best of the Rathkeale bowlers were George Deans and John Ryan (who claimed the only wicket to fall).

Match Scoreboard

Wairarapa Cricket Draw for 17-18 March 2012

Posted by admin On March - 13 - 2012

Finals Draws.

*** Trophy Presentations for all grades will follow the Senior Final

MORE FM T20 CUP – Semi Final
Red Star v Flight Centre Lansdowne Park Sports 2 1pm
OPEN GRADE – 40 over matches
Chairmans Cup Final – Saturday 1pm start
Marist Old Boys v Greytown 2 QE Park Oval 1pm
Ben Iveson Cup – Saturday 1pm start
Wairarapa College Colts v Trevs Sports Lansdowne Wairarapa College 1 1pm
SUNDAY – More FM T20 Cup Finals
Open Grade
Trevs Sports Lansdowne v Kuranui QE Park Oval 12 noon
Senior Grade
Turkey Red Greytown v Red Star/Lansdowne QE Parl Oval 3.30pm

McBride Peterson Cup

Posted by admin On February - 25 - 2012

Day One

Below you can see the scoreboard from the first day’s play of the McBride Peterson Cup match played between the two colleges. A good partnership between Jack Wakeling and Tane Workman thwarted the Rathkeale attack. Rathkeale batted well for 21 overs to see out the day’s play.

Click for Match Scoreboard

Day Two

The annual clash between the two top College teams in the Wairarapa petered out to a tame draw after a promising first day saw the two sides evenly matched.

Resuming on the second day at 55 – 0 in reply to Wai Col’s 222, Rathkeale batted steadily through to reach 238 – 8 before declaring. With just 44 overs remaining in the match Wairarapa College batted positively to reach 85 – 2 before it was agreed that there was no chance of a result.


Rathkeale draw with St Peters College in inter-school fixture

Posted by admin On February - 23 - 2012
Ryan Tonkin 7-88

Ryan Tonkin 7-88

This was a match in which the wicket was the winner. It was extremely difficult for the bowlers to penetrate as indicated by the scores. This made the effort of Ryan Tonkin who took 7 – 88 all the more meritorious. He earnt himself a place on the honours board.

Despite being defeated by St Pauls Collegiate in a one day match prior to this fixture, Rathkeale continue to show pleasing improvement.

Match Report:
Rathkeale 258 – 5
H. Clinton-Baker 58, G. Deans 48, M. McKenzie 47, E. Mason 30, R. Tonkin 33 notout
and 80 – 3, G. Deans 44 not out

St Peters 315
Ryan Tonkin 7 – 88 (34 overs)