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Takapuna District Cricket Club 2016/17 season

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Information on registrations, season starting dates, pre-season training schedules, coaching clinics and coaching pathways

Takapuna District Cricket Club looks forward to welcoming back the 2015-16 Members and also would like to invite new players of all skill levels and of all age groups to join the club for the 2016/2017 season.

Registrations for the 2016/17 season are now open.  


  •           Starting dates for the grades:
  • ·         Premier Men’s and Women’s: 8th October
  • ·         Premier Reserves: 15th October
  • ·         Men’s One Day and Presidents grades: 22nd October
  • ·         All other ACA Junior and Senior grades: 29th October
  • ·         TDCC Kookaburra Cup: 4th November  

TDCC Registration day at the clubhouse at Onewa Domain: 10th September, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm.


Takapuna DCC is also offering pre-season training sessions for juniors and seniors and also coaching clinics (user pays) run by professional coaches.

Given below are the pre-season training schedule for hardball grades.

  • Premier Men’s and Premier Reserves: Tuesday night from 6.00-8.30pm at Massey University Albany (MUA) indoor nets until 11th October – Head coach: Shoruban Pasupathi. Senior Chair: Dan Ter Braak
  • Premier Women’s: 5th September to 10th October (Mondays) from 7.00 – 8.30 pm at MUA. Head Coach: Chris Reid. Women’s and Girls Chair: Damian Cancare
  • Senior Men’s Grades (Senior B and C, One Day and T20): 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th September. 8.00 pm -9.30pm at MUA. Coaches: Blake Douglas and Mark Casey

Senior Chair: Dan Ter Braak

  • Women's Emerging Hearts Division (Aged 15+): from 5th September to 10th October (Mondays) from 5.30 – 7.00 pm at MUA. Head Coach: Grant Croll. Women’s and Girls Chair: Damian Cancare
  • Youth boys (Y9/10 boys): from 4th September to 25th October.(Tuesdays) from 4.00 – 5.30 pm at MUA.  Convener: Amita Weerakoon
  • Girls under 14: 10th – 24th October (Mondays) from 4.00-5.30 pm at MUA. Women’s and Girls Chair: Damian Cancare

For more information on the following grades, please contact our Junior Chair Dan O’Sullivan

  • Boys Y8: 13th – 27th October (Thursdays) from 7.00-8.30 pm at MUA
  • Boys Y7: 13th – 27th October (Thursdays) from 5.30 – 7.00 pm at MUA
  • Boys Y6: 12th – 26th October (Wednesdays) from 5.00 -6.30 pm at MUA
  • Year 5: 10th – 24th October (Mondays) from 5.30 – 7.00 pm at MUA.

Given below are the pre-season coaching clinics

Coaching led by Kaushik Patel (Level 3 cricket coach with coaching qualifications in UK, NZ and Australia)


Coaching Clinics for  Y5/6 (girls and boys)

Fridays - September 16th & 23rd and October 14th & 21st

From 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm

At Massey University Albany Indoor Nets

Coaching Clinic fee $60 (4 x 1.5 hour sessions



COACHING CLINICS FOR Y7 – Y8 (girls and boys)

Fridays - September 16th & 23rd and October 14th & 21st

From 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm

At Massey University Albany Indoor nets

Coaching Clinic fee: $60 (4 x 1.5 hour sessions)

Coaching clinic enrolments available with the online registrations for 2016/17 or contact Alison Hansen on 


Coaching Clinics for Year 1 – 4 (girls and boys)

Coaching led by Aaron Watson (TDCC overseas professional, Level 3 cricket coach with coaching qualifications in UK and NZ)



Fridays - October 14th, 21st and 28th

From 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm

At Onewa Domain

Coaching Clinic fee: $15 (3 x 1 hour sessions)


Coaching clinic enrolments for Y1-Y4 are available with our online registrations for 2016/17 or contact Mike McCarthy on

TDCC Youth and junior teams are looking for more volunteer managers, coaches, umpires and scorers to assist with our teams. If you are keen to assist Takapuna Cricket with any of the above services, please contact Amita Weerakoon (Director of Cricket – TDCC) on

TDCC Coaching Pathway –

Takapuna Cricket has introduced a new coaching pathway program to encourage our parent coaches and our youths to take up cricket coaching and get certified as coaches through NZ Cricket. The pathway and the courses are as below.

Please note: The CACT course will now be held on Monday 17th October from 6.00pm - 8.30pm at the Westlake top gym. 

    • STEP 1 - COACHING A CRICKET TEAM (CACT)  Run by Auckland Cricket Association and Takapuna DCC

Coaching a Cricket team ( CACT): 3 hours contact time, non-examinable.

Fee $50. No charge for TDCC registered members (supplemented by TDCC)


Run by Takapuna District Cricket Club and coaching provided by NZC certified coaches.

5.00 – 7.30 pm on seven Fridays at Onewa Domain # 2hours, non-examinable.

This is firmly based in the WORKING WITH A QUALIFIED COACH and groups areas.

Fee $100. No charge for TDCC registered members (supplemented by TDCC)


Run by Takapuna District Cricket Club and coaching provided by NZC certified coaches.

5.00 – 7.30 pm on Fridays at Onewa Domain # 2hours, non-examinable.

This is firmly based in the WORKING WITH A QUALIFIED COACH and managing a team.

TDCC Coaching certificate will be awarded after the SSJC # 2 program. TDCC will support the TDCC coaching certificate holders with nominations for the NZ Cricket Level 1 program.


Run by Auckland Cricket Association. 15 hours, examinable plus coaching log

Level 1 is still in the Participate area whilst also touching on talent identification. Level 1 will be a course run regionally between August-October with applications asked for and participants decided upon by the CoachForce Manager.

Fee: $150


Hawke Cup, Senior Club, School 1st XI and Major Association Underage teams.

Performance Coaching Modules

36 hours, examinable plus coaching log.

This course sits in the PERFORM part of the athlete pathway. These coaches are traditionally experienced development coaches who have shown ability in coaching more talented athletes, former elite players who have shown a desire to become involved in coaching, former high performance coaches who no longer have the time to be involved at a high performance level or professional coaches

Course Cost: $250 (incl. GST) per person

. This course is by invitation only and is intended for elite coaches who have had a considerable period of successful coaching experience and a commitment to coaching at a high level.


Black Caps, White Ferns, NZ 'A', U19 and First Class teams.

120 hours, examinable across two years.

This course is by invitation only and is intended for elite coaches who have had a considerable period of successful coaching experience and a commitment to coaching at a high level. The High Performance Coaching Modules is run by New Zealand Cricket.


Takapuna's McCarthy honoured by NZ Cricket



Takapuna’s Mike McCarthy has been honoured in New Zealand Cricket’s Community Cricket Awards winning the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award for the 2015/16 season.

The award acknowledges a volunteer who shows passion and commitment to cricket that exceeds expectations. It is designed to recognise the valuable contribution that
volunteers make to cricket in the community.

McCarthy receives the award for his work in developing and engaging Takapuna’s junior cricketers in their own Friday night competition the Kookaburra Cup and will pick
it up at New Zealand Cricket’s big awards night on March 30th 2017.

McCarthy says he is humbled by winning volunteer of the year, something that came as a bit of a surprise to him.

“I’m absolutely elated it has involved a lot of energy and commitment over the last few years and it’s just really nice to be recognised for that,” he says.

McCarthy is a big believer in developing the skills of young cricketers which is why he has the Premier cricketers from the club come down to teach, umpire and get involved
with the youth game.

“Parents come down with a picnic on a Friday night and it’s really hands off for them because our older boys are doing all the teaching and coaching,” McCarthy says.

McCarthy says one of the most pleasing aspects of his work has been the flow on effect it has had at the club with record numbers of hard ball players now registering for
cricket at year five.

“Kids just want to play cricket and have fun,” he says.

Fun and enjoyment are two elements that with McCarthy at the helm, Takapuna’s junior cricketers will continue to have for seasons to come.


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.

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Michael Bates (c) (Suburbs New Lynn)
Brad Cachopa (Takapuna)
Colin de Grandhomme (Howick Pakuranga)
Lockie Ferguson (Parnell)
Donovan Grobbelaar (Howick Pakuranga)
Michael Guptill-Bunce (Cornwall)
Elliott Herd (Takapuna)
Shawn Hicks (Howick Pakuranga)
Tarun Nethula (Cornwall)
Robbie O’Donnell (Takapuna)
Matthew Quinn (Cornwall)
Jeet Raval (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 advantage.
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.




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 .



The Rosmini Colts 2 team, who played under the Takapuna District Cricket Club banner in the Auckland Cricket Association Premiere Club Two Day Competition, have emerged as the champions for the 2016 post Xmas tournament.

Their achievement was acknowledged at the ACA Prize-giving held at Eden Park, and they were awarded the Ken Deas Cup. Their achievements were also recognised at the Takapuna Cricket Club prize-giving. The team consisted of Sam Gordon, Indu Narahenpitage, Finn Wilson, Oscar Robertson, Harrison Gobbie, Fergus Lee, Sam Charleton-Maunder, Timothy Carter, Isaac Miller, Joshua Paul, Sam Davies and Liam Mackinnon.

This champion team was coached by Chris Davis (North Shore CC), Bryce Miller (Hibiscus Coast CC), Brian Robertson (Kumeu CC) and managed by Simon and Karyn Gordon (Hibiscus Coast CC).



Fixtures / Draws / Cancellation 

REGISTER NOW for TERM 1 - 2016 - Starting Feb 12th
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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

Click Here to view minutes from the meeting. Click here for the Presidents report.




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  • At Takapuna you can join our Competition any time, Just come down on a Friday and we will accommodate you ! 

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