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All the best to the Taranaki Year 11-13 Girls today playing Waikato Valley at John Kerkohff Park in Cambridge.
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TARANAKI JUNIOR CRICKET CANCELLED TODAY! 🌧🌧🌧
ALL Junior cricket - PRIMARY & SECONDARY is cancelled today due to the wet weather and player safety. 🙁
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TARANAKI PREMIER GRADE CRICKET - ROUND 1 PREVIEW
A later start to the premier one day competition this season due to a number of sports agreeing to move the seasons to allow winter codes to fit a season in due to Covid. This has allowed for greater preparation of the grass wickets with two of the four first round games being played on grass.
Defending Champions New Plymouth Marist United take on arch rival New Plymouth Old Boys at Western Park in what is shaping up to be the game of the round. Both teams love to get one over the other and early bragging rights will be up for grabs from ball one. The home side will give debuts to Ben Frewin and Jordan Gard whom were instrumental in New Plymouth Boys High Schools superb season last year. With them in the side along with Taranaki rep Mattie Thomas, Davis Mills and Kyle Pillay NPOB have a strong all round side. NPOB will face stern opposition as NPMU will stick to the tried and tested and boast a number of experienced players, no doubt Ryan Fleming and Dean Robinson will open the batting while Ryan Watson will take the new ball before the dangerous spin duo of Daniel Bernet and Michael Blanks take over.
Hawera United will look to defend their two day title later in the season but will look to score an early win in the one day competition up against New Plymouth Boys High School at the TSB Hub. Hawera has lost the impressive Amitoze Singh and will rely on some experience at the top of the order with Chris Stephens and Keith Muller, Hawera have match winners in the middle order with Adam Keene and Rob Northcott who can take a game away from any side on any given day. The new ball ball will be in the hands of Ethan Keller. NPBHS on the other hand is coming off one of the most successful seasons a school has had in Premier cricket but will sorely miss Ben Frewin and Jordan Gard. Player coach and former Namibian international JB Burger will help fill the void and with talented Sebastian Lauderdale-Smith at the top of the order and dangerous left arm spinner Liam Carr in the mix this match up will be a close one.
The other two games will both be played on artificial as Stratford go into their centenary year with a home fixture against FDMC. FDMC will be hoping for a much improved season however a full strength Stratford side should be too strong.
The final match of the round sees Inglewood host Woodleigh in what could be another top four showdown. Inglewood have named a steady squad and will once again stick to their game plan and hope to grind teams down, there is a nice mix of experience and youth within their side. They face a Woodleigh side desperate to start well after a disappointing season last year, if new signings Andrew Mason and Codey Rei can get back to anywhere near their best then they could be a dangerous side, however Rei no doubt have to finish his commitments with Taranaki Rugby before stepping onto the park. However with the likes of Jesse Vertongen, Phil Barraclough and Shaun Sullivan in the top order they pose a real threat to the competition.
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TARANAKI PREMIER CRICKET IS BACK! 🏏
This weekend sees the return of premier cricket albeit a couple of weeks later than usual due to Covid-19. All players will welcome the delay with temperatures on the rise.
WOODLEIGH CC - Woodleigh welcome back a couple of experienced players with Andrew Mason and Codey Rei returning to the squad, it is fair to say Woodleigh will be looking for a better season than last year. They have a number of quality players and will be looking for a semi final spot in all formats. Their two UK players Jack Richards and Archie March have returned home and they expect Nick Standen and Chad Quinney to return after Christmas.
NPMU - Defending one day champions NPMU look to have named a settled squad. With no less than 12 current or former representative players NPMU will be there at the business end of the season however they may see themselves short when Taranaki is playing.
Robson Chapman has returned to FDMC while they have a new signing of Jack Krutz and former Taranaki all rounder Leith Johnston has re signed.
NPOB - NPOB CC look to have recruited well with the key signings of Ben Frewin and Jordan Gard, these two were instrumental in NPBHS’s success last season and they will look to stamp their mark with NPOB. Irishman Ross Bryans wont be returning so that will leave Frewin and Kyle Pillay to take the new ball. There is a mix of experience and youth to the squad but it will be a surprise if this side is not there when the trophies are being fought for.
STRATFORD - Stratford’s squad looks to be one that may upset a number of teams and they should be pushing for a semi final place come the end of the season. Scott Anderson and Neil Harper rejoin the squad while young Kale Jordan has decided to play his cricket at the club instead of FDMC. They have experience throughout the batting and bowling line ups and is a team to keep an eye on this season.
FDMC - FMDC will not want to go through the season like last year and with the signing of old boy Robson Chapman it should bolster the batting and bowling line ups.
Ambrose Moriarty, Jack Krutz, Doug Proffitt, Shane and Murray Speed will be big losses for them however a number of players have now played a year or two of Premier cricket so look for a vast improvement in the side this year.
HAWERA - Last years two day champions Hawera United have a fairly settled squad with the bulk of last season's team returning however player on shift work could prove their undoing. As a result they have named an extended squad including some past players who are unlikely to commit full time but will be helping out when numbers are light.
Fynn Riddick is working out of town so will not be playing for Hawera this season. Amitoze Singh is the big loss from last year and without an overseas professional coaching the team Chris Stephens has stepped up as player coach, former Taranaki opening batsman Keith Muller has rejoined the team after moving back to the province.
Chris Stephens, Adam Keene, Ethan Keller, Liam Heibner, Liam Fowler, Shaun Fowler, Jack Fowler, Rob Northcott, Ngoni Mupamba, Rob Northcott, Sam Conway Luke Kerehoma, Karl Frost, Keith Muller, Cody McGrath, Liam Nelley, Nick Walker
INGLEWOOD - 16 players have been selected in the 2020/21 Civil Quarries Inglewood premier squad. Captained once again by Brent Stevens for One day/T20 competitions and Aaron Zame for the Two day competition.
The squad includes three new faces; Sam Broadmore who returns having last played for the side in 2011, Tyla Judson returns from stratford and will have the opportunity to cement himself in the top order with the bat. Cam Black, former Taranaki all rounder, who had last cricket season off due to family commitments, will slowly look to get back into the mix when available and make his debut for Inglewood.
Six red cappers give the squad plenty of experience with nearly 1200 premier games between them. Last years MVP Jason Dombroski will play a slightly smaller role this season with family commitments but will remain a terror on the pitch with both bat and ball in hand when available. Aaron Zame, last seasons leading run scorer, will again look to make his presence felt with the bat pushing the younger players hard to beat his run tally. Hayden McIntyre, Aaron Taylor and Matt Simpson experience as alrounders will as always be crucial in the sides success.
Young guns Luke Dravitzki, last years leading wicket taker/top order batsman and Richard Clough, one of the fastest bowlers in the premier grade, were both on fire last season with the latter having a break out season of which he aims to continue and strive for higher honors. Other young players round out the squad; Troy Chilcott, wicket keeper - George Redpath, pace bowler - Cody Chilcott, batsman.
Martin Keegan suffered multiple setbacks in 2019/20 with injury but is on track to make a return in early 2021.
NPBHS - Coming off a tremendous season last year it will be a challenge to replicate that performance especially losing two key players in Ben Frewin and Jordan Gard. However there are a number of talented players sprinkled through the squad and with the inclusion of former Namibian international JB Burger as player/coach the team will be looking to challenge for a top four spot this season as well. ... See MoreSee Less
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TARANAKI CRICKET AGM
Taranaki Cricket Association held their AGM on Monday 19th October and in these unprecedented times where so many clubs and organisations are struggling were pleased to announce an operating profit of $18,356 before depreciation of $20,928 was deducted. Finance committee Chairman Greg Shearer acknowledged that this year has been extremely challenging and rather unique but TCA has adapted and managed to maintain their stable financial position.
Jason Dombroski was awarded the Fox Hall Memorial Trophy for his loyal dedication to the Inglewood Cricket Club while Jamie Watkins picked up the prized Stainton Trophy award for his services to Taranaki Cricket. Jamie has just left TCA taking up employment with CD Cricket as the Coach - Female Performance and Pathways after 19 years with TCA.
There will be two new faces on the Board with former TCA Chairman and CD Board Director Russell Dempster being elected along with former player Ian Snook, the two will bring with them a vast knowledge of the game and experience around the board table.
The highlight of the night was the Life Membership awarded to Ross Landon-Lane, more commonly known as Phantom, Ross has spent the last 40 years involved with TCA playing in the 70s for Westown before spending time on the Board as the Liaison Officer and more recently as a well-respected Umpire for the past 27 years. A man of few words Phantom did murmur “I’m honoured” before taking his seat and enjoying a beer with the 40+ attendees.
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Congratulations Phantom, well deserved for such an outstanding contribution to Taranaki Cricket
Congrats phantom well deserved. Absolute legend of Taranaki cricket 🍻🍻
Congrats Phantom. Well deserved mate. Get upside down in that cupboard again. Complete ROOSTER
Great work Phantom. always a free pint for you no matter how the game went win or loss. That’s what I remember about you and not many umpires can pull that off.
They obviously didnt have any Rum at the AGM. Congratulations Phantom.
Well done Phantom, much deserved!
Congratulations Phantom. . . Respecting your committment
Good stuff phantom very well deserved.
Congrats Phantom.Awesome effort and fully deserved.. will shout you some drinks when we next meetup.
Well done Phantom.. was nice chatting to you last weekend 🏏
Phantom well done bud great service done
Good stuff Phantom & Russell 👍👍
Congratulations Jason Dombroski. Another Inglewood player on the Fox Trophy. 👏🏽
Amazing work Phantom!
Congratulations Jamie Watkins Jason Dombroski and Phantom!!!
Congratulations Jamie Watkins
Congrats Jason Dombroski and Jamie Watkins legends!
Shit hot phantom 🍻
Good on ya Phantom
Good on ya Phantom! Great stuff!
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🗣 “This is a hugely exciting opportunity for female performance cricket in Central Districts” - JAMIE WATKINS, CDCA Coach, Female Performance & Pathways & head coach of the Central Hinds 👏👏👏
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Congratulations Eva. Another great season in front of you. Well done
Yay Grace! Congratulations!
Congratulations Eva Vanner, Abbie and all the girls enjoy your season play well girls
Well done Abbie!
Well done Grace
Awesome Grace Foreman , congratulations 🏏 👍
Wahoo!! Awesome Grace Foreman!!