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Takapuna District Cricket Club 2016/17 season


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Takapuna Ponies win the Pearl Dawson Cup for 2017


In the Pearl Dawson Limited Overs final Takapuna got to 223 runs courtesy of another superb Lauren Down (74) innings, assisted by contributions from Tomlinson (48*) and Anlo van Deventer (35). A good  total  which  is competitive  but not unreachable.

No one could have predicted what would happen in reply. University  all out for 38. The collapse is remarkable when considering University’s top five consists of a current WHITE FERN, the competitions leading run scorer, an Irish International, an Auckland U18 Rep and the captain of the Auckland Hearts.

It goes without saying that Takapuna’s bowlers finished with exceptional figures. Clare Mains grabbed 3 wickets for no runs off 3 overs and Roz McNeil got 3 for 12 off her 6. Lauren Heaps and Alice le Marquand each finished with two wickets.





Takapuna claim the ACA Premier limited over championship - The Jeff Crowe Cup for the 2016/2017 season

Takapuna Cricket Club have taken out the Jeff Crowe Cup One-Day Final with a 43-run victory over Cornwall at 

Onewa Domain on 19 March 2017

Great effort, Congratulations to all involved!!! 


Takapuna Ponies (Premier Women's team) vs Waitakere Premier Women's match played at the newly laid grass pitch at Hobsonville War Memorial Park on the 18th March 2017.

Lauren Down 101  runs

Roz McNeill 9 wickets for 6 runs 

Picture -  Lauren Down and Roz McNeill.

Not many times you see back to back hundreds & someone get a 9fa. I've coached some talented people in my time but these are two of the best — Chris Reid (TDCC Premier Women's coach)



Takapuna District Cricket Club’s Primary Schools Cricket Tournament

SUPER 8s CRICKET TOURNAMENT 2017 – 28thFebruary -1st March

TheTakapuna DCC annual Super 8’s tournament was held on Tuesday and Wednesdayplayed at the Onewa Domain with forty teams taking part in the four differentleagues. 

TheChampions League (for boys) Y5/6, Tuesday 28th February on OnewaDomain # 1

In the Champions League final Campbells Bay beat MurraysBay to win the top title.

Photo: Action shot from the Champions League final -Campbells Bay vs Murrays Bay in front of 300 plus spectators.

TheChampions League winners – Campbells Bay Red Team Josh Ford, JamesCharlesworth, Felix Creasy, Jordan Burbidge, Ryan Johnson, Nehal Naidoo, FlynnDalton, Tana Wilson


TheDebbie Hockley League (for girls), Tuesday 28th February on OnewaDomain # 2

NorthcotePrimary beat Murrays Bay to win the Debbie Hockley League.


Girls winning team is Northcote Primary - KaeleaNorton, Lisa Gear, Alex Hodgkinson, Lily Johnson, Lily Fotu, Lucy Francis,Roxy Murphy, Millie Rooney, Lila Austin, Hayley Batty

Westlake BoysHigh Cricket Institute students assisted with umpiring, scoring and the sausagesizzle on Day 1



TheBrendon McCullum League (boys), Wednesday 1st March on Onewa Domain# 1

TakapunaPrimary beat Target Road School in the final to win the Brendon McCullumLeague.

Thewinning Takapuna Primary - Alan Bailey, Carson Lin, Luke Harrison, John Bell, SathsiluFernando, Daniil Glumskov, Kaid Archer, Christian Richliev, Reshant Red


TheRichard Hadlee League (mixed), Wednesday 1st March on Onewa Domain #2

The Richard HadleeLeague winning team – Campbells Bay Green  : Jackson Cunningham, LoganMander, Sam Bird, Liam Kristiffor, Vaughn Malcolm, Ewan McKone, Oscar Chandler,Piri Wilson


RosminiCollege junior cricketers who are part of the Takapuna DCC Coaching PathwayProgram assisted with umpiring, scoring and the sausage sizzle on Day 2


TDCC Super 8’stournament organised and directed by Amita Weerakoon – DOC Takapuna Cricket


Takapuna claim T20 Plate crown for 2016/17

Suburbs New Lynn and Takapuna have claimed the first trophies of the Men’s Premier season, taking out the Twenty20 Championship and Plate respectively.

In the Plate competition and Takapuna travelled to Victoria Park where they faced Grafton for the minor prize.

Takapuna won the toss and elected to bat first, Will O’Donnell the mainstay of the Taka innings scoring 45 from 32 balls.

Little cameos from Guy Harley (23) at the top and Ryan Scivier (15) in the middle were the only real innings of substance as the visitors posted 133/9 from their 20 overs.

Chris Beck was the pick of the Grafton bowlers with an impressive 3/20 from his four overs, the home side every chance of tipping up Takapuna at the change of innings.

The chase started in emphatic style for Grafton, openers Alan Burton and Jarryd Walsh carving 40 runs off the first three overs.

However, the spinners have stepped up for Takapuna in recent weeks and this time it was the turn of Matt Latham who got the key wicket of Burton for 34 and then number three Nick Hendrie with the very next ball, both out bowled.

Latham was the star with the ball finishing with figures of 4/16 from his four overs as the Grafton middle order lost regular wickets.

Although with opener Walsh there they were still a chance, Paul Hitchcock returning in the 17th over to claim his wicket and swing the game Takapuna’s way.

Grafton eventually bowled out for 124 in the final over meaning claimed a nine-run win and the Plate Championship for 2016/17.

Congratulations to Suburbs New Lynn and Takapuna for claiming the first silverware of the 2016/17 season!

Source: Auckland Cricket website


Our inaugural Takapuna Ponies Quiz Night Fundraiser was held on Friday the 3rd February at the TDCC clubhouse and it was a massive success for our premier side the Takapuna Ponies. With 100 people in attendance and raising over $6,500 it has gone a long way to assisting the team get to Melbourne for their preseason tour. 

Congratulations to the Takapuna Ponies organising committee for a great job done and thanks to the TDCC members and their friends and families for their wonderful support.


Fairy Lights everywhere!

Stu Wilson in full flight. Absolutely hilarious individual 

The team with Stu Wilson our MC + team baby Ella Reid  with Damian CancareAlice le Marquand, Zoe Williams,  Chris ReidLauren HeapsClare Mains,Liz OlneyToni Baldwin and NaveenaHeera at Takapuna Cricket Club.





Takapuna Ponies claim Prichard Cup

The Takapuna Ponies have claimed the Prichard Cup with a five-wicket victory over Waitakere at Onewa Domain.

Waitakere won the toss and elected bat first on a glorious morning in Auckland.

After a solid enough start, disaster struck when Arlene Kelly was run out for eight by fellow Hearts team mate Lauren Down.

However, Kelly’s opening partner Sam Curtis anchored the innings for the visitors scoring a patient 62.

At 100/2, Waitakere were in the box seat and looking likely to post a decent total but the Ponies bowling unit stepped up to peg them back.

Double blows with the score on 102 and 130 ensured Waitakere were kept in check and couldn’t launch as they would’ve wanted to. Eventually they were bowled out for 158 in the 48th over.

Roz McNeil, Lauren Heaps and Nav Hira all picked up two wickets a piece while the pick of the bowlers was Alice le Marquand with 3/24 from her five overs.

The Takapuna openers got off to a decent start before Kelly got her revenge on Down with a fortuitous bowled; the ball coming off her helmet and onto the stumps.

Toni Baldwin played with finesse scoring five boundaries in her innings of 40 to keep the Takapuna chase on track.

In the middle overs the Waitakere bowlers started to apply the pressure, Alana Watts claiming two wickets in an over to start putting the squeeze on the chase.

However, Anlo van Deventer was the constant for Takapuna, she played a superb innings scoring 53* to guide her side home in the 37th over.

Van Deventer played with patience and occasional power in her innings, a well-timed chasing knock on a trying pitch.

After losing in the final last year, Takapuna will be stoked to finally have the Prichard Cup in their grasp for 2016/17.

Takapuna DCC wins the ACA Sunday T20 B Championship 2016 (Pre-Christmas)

Congratulations to TDCC Sunday T20 B team for winning their Pre-Christmas tournament final against Cornwall by 3 wickets played at the Auckland Domain on the 18th December 2016. Cornwall: 169 for 7 in 20 overs. TDCC 170 for 7 in 19.3 overs


The Champion TDCC Sunday T20 squad. 

Navin Kajlal ( Capt), Niko Weerakoon (v/c),  Ritendra Singh, Vishwa Yasas, Tom Barham, Harrison Gobbie, Logan Nottage, George Smith, Caleb Kingi, Mitchel Atkins, Adrian Adonis, Spencer Cramer, Guru Singh, Ranjeet Mohar, Josh Hamilton, Don Kingi, Krish Bobbala, Toby Stroobant, Gavin Kelner, Ruben Maharaj and Zan Martin. Manager and coach: Amita Weerakoon


Upcoming Events at Takapuna District Cricket Club 

10th March 2017: TDCC Annual luncheon at the Clubhouse. 

2nd April 2017: TDCC vs North Shore CC inter-club day for the Hitchcock-Jones Cup at Davenport Domain



Takapuna’s McCarthy honoured by NZ Cricket    read more


Currently, we are looking for more new players to play in our TDCC Senior B, Senior C, One Day and Sunday T20 teams for the 2016/17 season

For more information, please contact Amita Weerakoon, Director of Cricket -




Takapuna's Elliott Herd named in the Aces squad


The Auckland Aces have named a thirteen-man squad for the trip down south to take on Canterbury in their fifth round Plunket Shield match at Rangiora.

Elliott Herd and Sean Solia are set to make their Aces debuts if selected in the side to take on Canterbury.


Congratulations to TDCC’s Roz McNeill and Claire Mains for getting selected for the New Zealand Women's Indoor Cricket team 

Takapuna District Cricket Club (TDCC) Premier Women’s representatives Roz McNeill and Claire Mains were selected to represent the New Zealand Indoor Women’s Cricket team at the Trans-Tasman Tournament at Port Macquarie, New South Wales in last September.

This isa wonderful achievement by Roz and Claire. TDCC congratulates Roz and Claire on their achievements and wish them all the best with their future participations with the New Zealand Women’s Indoor Cricket team.

Comments and photos from Roz:

“At thebeginning of the new year I set myself some goals and to make the NZWomen's Indoor Cricket Side was one of them.

My goal was not only to be a better cricketer but I wanted to make adifference. To be a better person others could learn from and to make sure I was having a positive influence on others around me on court and off it.

Playing for the New Zealand Women's Indoor Cricket team was a real honour. It certainly was a big journey of learning. I loved every moment and stepping up to the next level was a very exciting experience. The Australian side iscurrently number one and so to have the opportunity to play against such world class players was a great experience. Having a taste of playing at this level has made me hungrier to push for World Cup selections in 2017. I know I have a lot of hard work to do over the next year but honouring the challenge will be fun.

I think the biggest thing I have learnt is that not only in cricket but also in life its so important to have continual growth. We are all creatures of emotion  and we all need to be pushed outside of our comfort zones. A comfort zone is a beautiful place but very little ever grows there.  If we set our self some goals we need to make sure they ignite a fire within us to keep us going, moving and striving to be better, striving to make a difference”.

Comments and photos from Claire:

“At the recent Provincial Tournament Prize-givingRoz and I were thrilled when our names were announced to be part of the NZwomen’s squad to travel to Port Macquarie, NSW for the Trans-Tasman Tournament in September 2016.

Our coach, Mark Cini wanted the team to be challenged. We achieved most of the targets he set for us which was a real win for the team. We really wanted to make an attempt to close the gap on Australia and I feel we have. In the last 2 games we gave the Australians a really good run for their money, providing a great base to build on as we work towards the World Cup 2017 which will be held in Dubai. 

The experience as a whole was really amazing and intense. I learnt a lot about my strengths and weaknesses and it gave me a lot more determination with my sporting goals as well as a confidence boost.

My teammates, coaches and support people were amazing; we gelled well and had great energy. I now know I have a lot of work ahead of me to achieve my goal of being selected for the team travelling to Dubai”.

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. For further information, please contact Amita Weerakoon on  .


    • 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).






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