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Takapuna District Cricket Club AGM 2019 update

The TDCC AGM was held on 11thJuly at the Clubhouse and the following members have been elected to the Executive Committee

Takapuna District Cricket Club – new Executive Committeefor the 2019/20 season

  • ·       President:  Carl Howey (re-elected)
  • ·       Executive Chair:  Suzanne Martin(re-elected)
  •         Secretary: David le Marquand (re-elected)
  • ·       Treasurer: Mark Avis (re-elected)
  • ·       Facilities Chair: TBA (any interestedmembers for this role, please contact Amita on
  • ·       Women’s and Girls Chair: StaceyNicholas (re-elected)
  • ·       Senior Chair: Dan O'Sullivan (re-elected)
  •         Junior Boys Chair: Chris Anderson(newly elected)

        Congratulations to the appointed members ofthe TDCC Executive Committee of 2019/20.

All the best for the 2019/20 season

Amita Weerakoon – Director of Cricket

Takapuna Cricket’s overseas professional Michael Sclanders is now available to do expert coaching from either Onewa Domain nets (outdoor) or Massey University indoor nets in Albany.

One on One:
Indoor nets - $60 per player per hour (MU Albany),

Outdoor- $40 per player per hour (Onewa Domain)

One on two players:

Indoor nets - $35 per player per hour (MU Albany),

Outdoor-  $25 per player per hour (Onewa Domain)

For coaching bookings/payments – please contact Michael on 027 273 9045



Auckland Girl’s Development Tour to Brisbane                      

As the days slowly get longer and the summer of cricket comes into focus, the excitement builds for yet another season. In late September and early October, thirteen young Auckland cricketers will tour Brisbane and take on Queensland’s U18 Girls team. This team will include three Takapuna players in Sydney Bultitude, Izzy Gaze and Anna Browning.

Our Congratulations to Sydney, Izzy and Anna on their selections and wishing these three players all the best on tour.

The Auckland Girl’s Development team will play two 50-over matches as well as three T20s during the week-long stay.

The squad will be fundraising for the tour and will be hosting a Quiz Night on Saturday 31st August, 7pm, at the Dalmatian Club on New North Road. Tickets can be purchased from any of the squad members.

Following are the details for the event.

Auckland Cricket Women's Development Tour to Brisbane

Quiz Night Fundraiser

Saturday 31 August, 7pm

Dalmatian Club, 10 New North Road, Eden Terrace

$25 per ticket or $250 for a table of table

ticket includes nibbles on the table

Food & beverage available for purchase at the event

For more information, please contact our Women’s and Girls Chair Stacey Nicholas on

Congratulations – Izzy Gaze, Anna Browning and Sam Petherick have also been added to the Developing Future Hearts Programme that begins in August. Well done girls and all the best.



Takapuna wins Prichard Cup with  batting performance


An unbeaten century from Takapuna batsman Lauren Down helped propel the Ponies to victory against Cornwall in the Prichard Cup final.

Winning the toss and electing to bat, Cornwall made a solid start, opening pair Saachi Shahri and Gemma Adams reaching 81 in the first 25 overs. Naveena Hira snared Shahri’s wicket for 34, which brought Katie Perkins to the crease.

Perkins upped the scoring rate and Cornwall  looking comfortable until Adams was LBW to Roz McNeill for 65. Then the Cornwall middle-order struggled to gain traction against the Takapuna bowlers.

While Perkins  the scoring from one end, Cornwall’s final six  could only add 24 runs between them. After 50 overs, Cornwall had reached 215/7 – Perkins on 72* off 61.

Lauren Down and Maddy Probert opened the batting, and Down began scoring almost immediately.

Fran Jonas bowled Probert for five, and Arlene Kelly came in to join Down. The pair complemented each other’s batting, and as they got going, there was a sense that if Cornwall were going to keep Takapuna out, they needed a breakthrough fast.

That didn’t happen. Instead Down and Kelly batted together past the 30th over, putting on 133 runs. The partnership saw plenty of lovely  from both batsmen and Cornwall couldn’t build any real pressure.

When Clare Crooks had Kelly caught behind for 40, it was too little too late.

Down, then on 99, was unfazed by the break. She brought up her century with captain  van Deventer at the other  and set about getting to the Cornwall total quickly, including hitting a huge six back over the bowler’s head and almost into the hospital next to Cornwall Park.

Takapuna cruised to victory, winning by eight wickets in the 44th over. Down finished the innings on 133 not out, van Deventer on 24.

Prichard Cup Final

Cornwall 215/7 (K Perkins 72*, G Adams 65; A Kelly 3-36, N Hira 2-39) lost to Takapuna 218/2 (L Down 133*, A Kelly 40, A van Deventer 24*; C Crooks 1-29) by eight wickets.


TDCC Warriors - ACA One 3A Day Champions

Congratulations to our Warriors for winning the ACA One Day 3A Championship

Takapuna DCC Rangers - ACA One Day 1 Champions

Congratulations to our Rangers team for winning the ACA One Day 1 Championship

 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)


Team Axmen wins the TDCC Business House League (Pre-Xmas leg)

Congratulations to Axmen for winning the pre-Xmas leg of TDCC Business House League by beating the Mincers XI in the BHL final played at Onewa # 1 on 18th December 2018.

The Axmen team - Cameron Peart, Michael Delaney, Piers Faulkner, Matthew Morrison, Joseph Long, Gareth Jackson, Navin Weeraratne, William Kahu, Mark Rainey, Warren Marshall and  Jamahl Williams

The 2nd leg (six rounds) of the BHL will start on the 12th February 2019 and any team entries to be sent to by the 31st January 2019

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 .



 Congratulations to William O’Donnell  

Congratulations to our TDCC Premier team Captain William O’Donnell for making his debut for Auckland Aces against Canterbury on the 4th November 2018. Well done William!!!



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's Lauren Down shines as Auckland Hearts set records

Takapuna Ponies player and Auckland Hearts opening batsman Lauren Down has already been extremely impressive in the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield this season. On the 2nd of December 2018, Lauren Down reached her maiden century for Auckland Hearts in 112 balls, including seven 4s. 

Against the Magicians she scored 96 and 56, and the day before Down scored 49. The Auckland Hearts have continued their winning ways in the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield, racking up two victories against the Northern Spirit over the weekend. Congratulations Lauren !!!

Congratulations also to our Premier player Arlene Kelly who played her 50th List-A game. Well done Arlene !!!



Takapuna DCC players with Auckland and Districts representative honours for 2018/19 season.

Well done to our Pirates player Craig Cachopa for being re-appointed as Captain of the Auckland Aces one day (Ford Trophy) and T20 (Super Smash) teams.


Well done also to another Pirate player in Robbie O’Donnell for being appointed as the Captain of the Auckland Aces four-day (Plunket Shield) team for the first time.


Congratulations also to the following Auckland reps from Takapuna DCC:

William O’Donnell (Aces)

Max O’Dowd (Auckland A)

Ross Ter Braak (Auckland reps-Lincoln tournament)

Lauren Down (Hearts)

Roz McNeill (Hearts)

Arlene Kelly (Hearts)

Lauren Heaps (Hearts A)

Clare Mains (Hearts A)

Sydney Bultitude (Hearts A, Girls U21)

Izzy Gaze (Hearts A, Girls U18 and U15)

Brooke James (Girls U15)

Quinn Sunde (Boys U19)

Jordan Thornton (Boys U17)

TDCC Ponies players Anlo Van Deventer (photo below) and Kerry Tomlinson represented Central Districts Hinds team with Anlo captaining the Hinds. Well done girls!




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