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Takapuna District Cricket Club 2017/18

Takapuna’s Andre Adams appointed as NSW Blues bowling coach


One of Takapuna Cricket’s and Auckland Cricket’s familiar faces has crossed the Tasman to join the NSW Blues as their bowling coach.

Former BLACKCAPS, Auckland Aces, Takapuna DCC seam bowler and last season’s Takapuna District Cricket Club’s (TDCC) Premier Coach Andre Adams has joined the NSW coaching set up working with Head Coach Phil Jaques.

Takapuna Cricket’s Director of Cricket Amita Weerakoon says “Though we were disappointed to lose Andre’s expertise as a coach, Andre left Takapuna with all our support and blessings. This is a hugely exciting opportunity for Andre to work in a prestigious role that is pivotal to Cricket Australia’s production of fast bowlers and also to work with top international bowlers such as Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood.”

“On behalf of everyone at Takapuna Cricket and Auckland Cricket we wish him all the very best.”

Cricket NSW General Manager of Cricket Performance David Moore said that Adams has a wealth of experience which would be important in a Blues squad with a number of young fast bowlers.

“Andre was a fine cricketer for a long time and is now imparting that knowledge to the next generation of players,” said Moore.

“He brings a fresh approach to coaching which we believe will help broaden our senior bowlers and develop the exciting talent we have coming through.”

“We look forward to Andre working closely with out bowlers in conjunction with Head Coach Phil Jaques during what is an exciting time in NSW cricket.”

Jaques said that NSW was not only investing in quality players and support staff but quality people.

“Andre comes highly recommended and we look forward to the significant contribution he can make across our squad,” said Jaques.

“Senior players will benefit from his approach as a solutions-based coach and the young fast bowlers we have in the squad will learn from a bowler who was successful in First-Class cricket for almost 20 years.”

Adams said he was excited to be joining Cricket NSW.

“NSW cricket has a wonderful culture of success and I’m delighted to be given the opportunity help add to that culture,” said Adams.

He believes he can bring a different perspective as bowling coach.

“I’m not so much the technical bowling coach, I’m more how you manage situations and how you problem solve,” he said.

Weerakoon said that Takapuna Cricket has moved quickly in appointing a replacement for Adams by appointing Takapuna’s former Premier captain and club stalwart Ryan Scivier as the coach of the Premier cricket team. Takapuna’s Premier women’s team will also have a new coach this season in Mark Steyn who replaced Chris Reid who resigned from this role at the end of last season after four years at the helm.


At TDCC Clubhouse at Onewa Domain, All workshops are from 6.30 pm- 7.30/8.00 pm

29th Aug 2018: Good Sports Coaching Workshop with Calvin Buttimore, Community Coaching Advisor, Harbour Sports and Amita Weerakoon

Good Sports is a program from Aktive, that aims to create positives sporting experiences for Kiwi kids by supporting and educating the key adult influencers in children’s sport: parents, coaches, teachers and sport administrators. Wether you want to help your child be the next Richie McCaw or Lisa Carrington, or you view sport as a vehicle to help children to be active, healthy and learn life skills; critical in the success of these things happening, is the quality of support that adults provide children in sport.


2th Sep 2018: Basic cricket laws, learn how to umpire with Doug Cowie, Umpires Administrator, Auckland Cricket

Learn Basic cricket laws and learn how to umpire. Umpiring is a great way to be involved with the game, meet fellow cricket lovers and make new friends. Our courses are open to men and women of all ages/stages of life. 



26th Sep 2018: Coaching at Kookaburra Cup with Mike McCarthy, Roger Noll and Amita Weerakoon

Learn the coaching methods used by the certified student coaches at the TDCC Kookaburra Cup on Friday nights at the Onewa Domain.  Only the TDCC Coaching Pathway certified student coaches are entitled to be paid for their efforts at Kookaburra Cup. The Pathway Course is open to School Year 7's and above however we do make exceptions if a younger child shows maturity and ability to coach and coordinate.


New coaches appointed for the TDCC Premier Men's and Premier Women's squads

At the 68th AGM held last night the Exec Committee were delighted to announce the appointment of our new Club Community Coaches for the coming 2 seasons. Ryan Scivier (L) will assume coaching responsibilities for the Premier Men's squad and Mark Steyn (R) for the Women's squad. The Exec team are thrilled to be welcoming such talented Takapuna dedicated leaders to these roles.

Takapuna District Cricket Club Premier Women's team awarded the Mutual Holdings Team Spirit Cup

The Mutual Holdings Team Spirit Cup is awarded each year to the team which has demonstrated by their actions their commitment to the club and our values. The Premier Women's squad have always been heavily involved from fundraising and club social occasions through to weekly involvement in the Kookaburra Cup coaching and mentoring the development squad of midgets. TDCC Director of Cricket, Amita Weerakoon, presented them with their award at our prize giving evening in April. Thanks ladies for your great club spirit.


 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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