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Takapuna District Cricket Club 2017/18



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                           TDCC AGM 2017                       TDCC AGM AGENDA             TDCC CONSTITUTION- PROPOSED AMENDMENT



Year 5-6 (Lane 1), Year7-9 (Lane 2), Year 10-12 (Lane 3)

Week 1 – 11th,12th and 13th July 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Week 2 – 18th,19th and 20th July 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

To be held at Massey University indoor cricket nets in Albany

 "This is an initiative that we endorse asa club and encourage you to consider as a way of improving your child's cricketing skills
and cricketing values from Ex Auckland Aces and former TDCC Premier player Brad Cachopa and his assistant coaches” –

 Amita Weerakoon, Director of Cricket -TDCC


Week 1 – 11th, 12thand 13th July/ 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

CoachingClinic fee: $120 (Three x 10.00 am – 4.00 pm sessions)

For boys and girls/ Players will begrouped as per their ages and skill levels

Year 5-7 (Lane 1), Year 8-10 (Lane 2), Year 11-13 (Lane 3)

Limited spaces are available and limited to six players per lane.

Only the paid entries at registrationsare enrolled for the clinics.


Week 2 – 18th, 19th and 20th July/10.00am – 4.00 pm

Coaching Clinic fee: $120 (Three x10.00 am – 4.00 pm sessions)

For boys and girls/ Players will be grouped as per their ages and skill levels

Year 5-7 (Lane 1), Year 8-10 (Lane 2), Year 11-13 (Lane 3)

Limited spaces are available and limited to six players per lane.

Only the paid entries at registrations are enrolled for the clinics.

Registrations and payments to be done on our website

                                                      REGISTER HERE




Strong season from our Premier Men and Women’s teams earned Takapuna Premier teams the right to play in three of the four Auckland Cricket Association (ACA) major Finals in Men’s One Day Jeff Crow Cup, Women’s finals in Perl Dawson Trophy (Twenty20 Championship) and Prichard Cup (Limited Overs Championship) respectively.  Despite close finishes in all three games, unfortunately our teams finishing 2nd in all three finals and a tough finish for the Premier girls and boys.

Congratulations to our Premier Women’s skipper Lauren Down for her well-deserved selection in to the New Zealand White Ferns and winning the ACA Young Cricketer of the Year award and the TDCC Overall MVP award over Will O’Donnell and Elliott Herd.   

TDCC ACA Senior award winners:

Lauren Down

Representative honours

NZ White ferns, Auckland Hearts.

Lauren Down

 Young Cricketer of the Year 2017/18

Awarded the Auckland Cricket Association’s –

Premier Women

Kennedy Cup (ACA)

Most catches by a team in the Premier Women competitions

Lauren Down

Cliffe Cup (ACA)

Best premier fielder in Women’s Premier

Lauren Heaps

Duncan Rae Cup

Most wickets in the Premier Women’s

Nigel Collins

W R Fee Trophy

 For the highest individual score by a player in all grades and from all clubs.
262 runs vs Kumeu CC

One Day 2C Rangers

ACA Pennant

One Day 2C Champions

Our other 15 Senior teams in the ACA competitions rounded off a fairly successful season with TDCC Rangers winning the One Day 2B competition.


Members of the Champion TDCC Rangers team.


TDCC had twenty-one Youth and Junior teams representing our club in ACA competitions and all our teams featured very strongly in all grades. Congratulations to our two Under 15 Girls teams in Lauren Down and Toni Baldwin for winning their respective grades. Well done also to our Year 7 – Guy Harley team for winning the ACA / North Harbour Year 7 Combined Championship.

In the North Harbour Association junior rep tournaments, TDCC teams performed very creditably and won their grades in Year 3, Year 4 (tied with ECB) and Year 6.


U15 B Champions – players of the TDCC U15 Toni Baldwin team


TDCC Year 7 – Guy Harley team players with the ACA pennant that they won at the ACA Junior Awards for winning the ACA / North Harbour Year 7 Combined Championship.


KOOKABURRA CUP - TDCC’s Kookaburra Cup competition games and Development grades were very popular again on Friday evenings with 285 players registered across Kookaburra Cup grades. The competition grade was competed by 16 teams (8 players a side) and Congratulations to St Joseph’s School for winning this grade. Thanks again to all the Senior/parent coaches and the match umpires and student coaches that have been qualified through the annual TDCC Coaching Pathway program. A special thanks to the Kookaburra Cup tournament organiser Mike McCarthy for all his time and efforts.

Thanks to our parents of our Youth and Junior teams who give up their time to coach, manage and score our teams and to our grade co-ordinators for their amazing hard work and organisation. Much appreciated! 

Congratulations also to the following winners of the TDCC competitions:

TDCC Business House league (midweek twilight) – Sultans of Swing

TDCC Primary Schools (PS) Super 8’s – Champions League: Campbells Bay-Red team

TDCC PS Super 8’s - The Debbie Hockley League (for girls): Northcote -Green

TDCC PS Super 8’s - The Brendon McCullum League (boys): Mirangi Bay School

TDCC PS Super 8’s - The Richard Hadlee League (mixed): St John’s




(for boys and girls) - TERM 2 – 2018

At Massey University Indoor cricket nets in Albany

"This is an initiative that we endorse as a club and encourage you to consider as a way of improving your child's cricket skills and cricketing smarts and to be coached by two of our expert coaches Jason Mills and Spencer Day” –

Amita Weerakoon, Director of Cricket - TDCC


May – 4th (complementary session),11th, 18th, 25th

June – 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

July – 6th, 13th 20th,27th

5.00 pm – 6.00 pm sessions

Coaching Clinic fee: $100 (12 x 1 hour sessions), Incredible balls (semi soft)

Registrations for players new to the Club to be done through: Click here to Register 

Existing Club Members can login and purchase the Winter Coaching Course


Indoor Cricket through TDCC -

Junior Indoor Cricket - Harbour League Starts Friday May 11

Grades available as below:

Indoor Cricket Year 5 & 6 Boys (Primary)

Indoor Cricket Year 5 & 6 Girls (Primary)

Indoor Cricket Year 7 & 8 Boys (Intermediate)

Indoor Cricket Year 7 & 8 Girls (Intermediate)

Indoor Cricket Year 9 & 10 Boys (College)

Indoor Cricket Year 9 & 10 Girls (College)

Subs will be $100 for 12 weeks of games.

Registrations to be done through: Click here to Register 

Existing members can login and purchase 

For more information, please contact: Dan O'Sullivan








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Takapuna DCC creates history during the 2016/17 Auckland cricket season and dominates the Auckland Cricket Awards

At the Auckland Cricket Association (ACA) Awards held at Eden Park on the 12th April, Takapuna District Cricket Club (TDCC) dominated the night receiving five of the seven major titles. The 2016/17 season was a bumper year for TDCC – winning converted titles in both the Men’s and Women’s competitions and also winning some major individual awards.Takapuna’s season of dominance culminating in the club receiving the Simmonds and Osborne Shield for Club of the Year. Five of the seven ACA major titles won this 2016/17 season by TDCC as below.

·         Premier Major Two Day Champions (Hedley Howarth Trophy

·         Jeff Crowe Cup Men’s One Day

·         Women’s Premier Pearl Dawson Cup

·         Women’s Premier Prichard Cup One-Day Champions

·         Simmonds and Osborne Trophy (top club across all grades)

 TDCC was still able to win consolation awards in the other two major titles.

·         Men’s Premier Twenty20 – Plate Champions

·         Women’s Premier Twenty20 – Runners Up


 Takapuna District Cricket Club's and Auckland Hearts batswoman Lauren Down is in line to debut for the WHITE FERNS against the West Indies at home next month.

22-year-old Down made the ODI side off the back of another strong season with the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield winning Hearts.

“It was a bit of a surprise to be honest,” said Down.“I’m just really excited to be part of the whole setup, I can’t wait! It should be a great experience and one I can learn a lot from along the way.”
WHITE FERNS coach Haidee Tiffen said it was the raw talent and athleticism of Down and fellow potential debutant Kate Heffernan, alongside their consistent performances, that caught her and selector Kirsty Bond’s attention.
“Both Kate and Lauren are impressive athletes in their own right and will definitely bring that dynamic edge that we’re looking for,” said Tiffen.
“Lauren’s been on our radar for a while in both formats and we also think she’s one for the future. She’s explosive with the bat and is a terrific fielder across the park.”
Canterbury Magicians all-rounder and Kate Ebrahim (nee Broadmore) returns to the ODI squad, while Northern Spirit’s T20 leading run-scorer Natalie Dodd and pace-bowler Haley Jensen also return to the international scene in the T20 squad.
“We’ve picked on form and all three players have stuck their hands up and put in some big performances at times under pressure – which is something we’ve placed real value on.
“It’s great to have Hayley back in the mix after her successful season with the Melbourne Renegades in the Australian Women’s Big Bash League. She’s a quality player and we’re delighted that she’s committed herself to returning to New Zealand to play her cricket.”Suzie Bates will captain both sides, which feature the familiar faces of vice-captain Amy Satterthwaite, hard-hitting all-rounder Sophie Devine and 17-year-old leg-spinner Amelia Kerr.


Suzie Bates (c) (Otago Sparks)
Sophie Devine (Wellington Blaze)
Lauren Down (Auckland Hearts)
Kate Ebrahim (Canterbury Magicians)
Maddy Green (Auckland Hearts)
Holly Huddleston (Auckland Hearts)
Leigh Kasperek (Otago Sparks)
Amelia Kerr (Wellington Blaze)
Katey Martin (Otago Sparks)
Anna Peterson (Auckland Hearts)
Hannah Rowe (Central Hinds)
Amy Satterthwaite (VC) (Canterbury Magicians)
Lea Tahuhu (Canterbury Magicians)


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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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.


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