Takapuna DCC Premiers wins the Auckland Cricket two day major Championship for 2015/16 season
The Champion Takapuna team with the Hedley Howarth trophy
Takapuna DCC won the prestigious Hedley Howarth trophy for the 2015/16 season by defeating the defending champions Parnell in the final round decider played at Onewa Domain over the last two Saturdays.
Final round match report - Parnell v Takapuna
Takapuna set up their victory with a big effort on the first day of their encounter with Parnell as they restricted the strong batting side to just 167.
Takapuna made good strides into that total on the first day in order to secure vital first innings points. A range of contributions from Daniel Ter Braak, Guy Harley, Hendrik Van Vuuren, William O’Donnell and Matt Jones helped Takapuna with the vital 1st innings points.
Takapuna’s contributions came from players that have offered them consistent runs through the season. Ter Braak, Harley, Van Vuuren and O’Donnell all offering useful starts to the Takapuna total as they have done throughout the season.
Another solid effort with bat and ball was then able to set up an outright victory to take the Hedley Howarth with style. The leading bowlers for Takapuna this season were Aaron Watson and Elliott Herd.
Parnell 167 (Jesse Simpson 60; Elliott Herd 4/78) and 150/6 (Will St John 34, Tom Hills 32*) played Takapuna 214 (Daniel Ter Braak 48, Guy Harley 42, Hendrik Van Vuuren 33*, William O’Donnell 32; Mark Chapman 4/26) and 105/5 (Max O’Dowd 38)
Takapuna’s Elliott Herd picked for Auckland Aces
Auckland were confirmed as Plunket Shield champions for the 2015/16 season after the completion of the last round and will be looking to finish the season unbeaten in Napier.
After a very successful season with the ball for the Takapuna Premiers, Elliott Herd has been selected in to the Auckland Aces squad to play Central Districts in the last round of Plunket Shield games.
If selected in the playing XI it will be Herd’s debut for the Mondiale Aces and he will play alongside the other two Takapuna players the Aces in Brad Cachopa and Robbie O’Donnell.
The Takapuna spinner is fresh off helping his side win the Auckland Premier Two Day Competition.
:Michael Bates (c) (Suburbs New Lynn)
Takapuna Premier Reserves win the ACA PR One Day Championship for 2015/16 season
The Takapuna Premier Reserves had another successful one day campaign this season competing in their sixth consecutive final, coming away with their fourth consecutive win.
Experience paid dividends in the final.
Takapuna came into the final finishing second on the ladder, coming up
against Suburbs New Lynn who had an unbeaten round robin and home ground
Having won the toss, Takapuna captain, James Murray chose to bat to put some scoreboard pressure on Suburbs. A 102-run 5th wicket partnership between Latham (42) and Cowell (104*) was the winning of the game.
Andrew Cowell in particular played with patience and skill
to guide the side to 228 after their 50 overs. Cowell played a timely
innings with respect for bowlers initially, and made them pay on any
full or loose deliveries throughout the innings.
A wicket off the first ball of the Suburbs innings got Takapuna pumped as Kilpatrick, the pick of the bowlers, (4 for 40 off 10) took the top off the New Lynn teams top order as they were struggling at 3 for 35 off their first 10 overs.
At 113 for 3 at 30 overs, Suburbs were looking comfortable. However cameo bowling spells from Cowell, Latham, Murray and Goad all proved valuable in chipping away at the Suburbs batting line up.
The match came down to the final overs, where Norman (2 for 35) returned to help tidy up the tail as Suburbs fell in the 50th over for 209 runs. Another memorable victory for the men in blue and yellow!
Takapuna DCC wins the Auckland Cricket Presidents major competition for the first time ever
We did it ! The old boys of Takapuna are the 2016 Auckland President’s Grade Champions.
We have a squad of around 20, hence the higher number of players on the photos.
Takapuna won the toss and decided to bat first. Bar a steady 33 from opener Brendan Smith, Taka had a very poor start by the remaining top order, 67 for 4 at the 17-over (halfway) mark.
But middle order batsmen Rob Jane and Spencer Day recovered the innings at great pace by posting a 115 run partnership. Skipper Rob Jane remaining not out on 57 and Spencer contributing a fabulous 48.
Taka 195 for 8 after their 35 overs. Howick Pakuranga never got into their chase thanks to magnificent bowling from all the bowlers, top wicket takers were Ian Smallburn 2 for 8 of 4 overs and Greg Scott with 5 for 13 of 6 overs.
A great running catch by Rob ter Braak sealed the deal, Howick Pakuranga 80 all out and Takapuna could celebrate a magnificent win.
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2016 School Year 4 - 5 (Playing Friday Nights)
21 / 22nd (Thurs / Friday) January 1pm - 4pm
Cost $60 (2 x 3 hour sessions)
2016 School Year 5 - 6 (Playing Saturday Year 5 & Year 6)
Coaching led by Kaushik Patel with assistant coaches
21ST, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th and 29th January, 4.30 – 7.30 pm at Onewa Domain
Coaching Clinic fee: $120 (6 x 3 hour sessions)
2016 School Year 8 and above (Playing Saturday Year 7 and above).
Coaching led by Amita Weerakoon with assistant coaches
27th Thursday– 29th Friday January 2016, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm at Onewa Domain
Camp fee: $120 (3 x 6 hour sessions)
Annual General Meeting 2014/15
Takapuna DCC Emerging Hearts are double champions for 2015/16 season
Our Emerging Hearts had a very successful 2015/16 by winning the ACA One Day title few weeks back and winning the T20 competitions last Saturday.
The TDCC Emerging Hearts were coached by Grant Croll, Jeff Harrison and well supported by Carolann Kemp as the team administrator.
The TDCC Emerging Hearts celebrating their wins.
TDCC 160/4 - 20 overs : Hayley Bindon ( 42 off 23 balls ) , Maddy Probert ( 33 off 26 balls ) continued their strong T20 opening partnership form with
Katie Harrison ( 31 off 33 ) closing the innings off with a strong all-round performance
Cornwall 129/5 -20 overs : Katie Harrison opening spell 3/9 nullified any hopes Cornwall may of hoped for a victory , along with a strong all round fielding performance ensured TDCC a win in the T20 final .
Takapuna Primary School wins the Year 5/6 Cricket Blitz competition -Term 1 2016
Takapuna Primary School beat Sunnybrae Primary School by 30 runs in the Takapuna District Y5/6 Cricket Blitz final played yesterday in front of over hundred spectators at Rosmini College grounds. Sunnybrae batted 1st and scored 57 runs off their allotted 16 overs and Takapuna Primary scored 87 runs in a calculated run chase off their 16 overs.
The other teams to take part in this Takapuna District tournament were Sunnynook Primary, Milford 1 & 2 and Sunnybrae 2.
Cricket Blitz is an after school competition launched by Auckland Cricket and this competition was managed by Takapuna Cricket Club. Cricket Blitz is a modified version of cricket played with 8 players per team who bats in pairs of 4 overs each regardless of the amount of times someone gets out and every player in the team gets bowl two overs each.
Action from the Cricket Blitz Y5/6 final being played at Rosmini College grounds
Spirt of Cricket - players thanking the opponents after the game.
The Takapuna Primary School Captain Max is presented with the winners trophy by Amita
Weerakoon, Director of Cricket, Takapuna Distric Cricket Club. Sunnybrae skipper Vickram with the
runners up trophy to the right of Amita.
The Champion Takapuna Primary School Team
the Runners up - Sunnybrae Primary School 1 team
Takapuna District Cricket Club Auckland Club of the Year 2014/15
This makes it 5 out of 6 years for Taka as Auckland Club Champions.
Well done to everyone involved and associated with the mighty Taka!