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How wonderful to be awarded the Simmonds & Osbourne Shield again!
This is a result of performance across all grades and divisions within the club and is the combined effort of
players, coaches, managers, scorers, execs,sponsors, whanau, friends, supporters, members and volunteers.
We would not be here if it weren't for the contribution of each and every one.
Enjoy the accolade and THANK YOU.

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2021/22 SEASON

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Takapuna lift Premier Men’s T20 Championship


Takapuna have won the first trophy of 2021/22 after a thrilling conclusion to the Men’s T20 Championship Final at Colin Maiden Park on the 20th February.


List of TDCC members part of AucklandCricket Assn Trophy Winners for the 2021/22 Season



Club Cricketer of the Year – Women

Premier MVP Leader as per CricHQ

Finty Trussler (TDCC)

Duncan Rae Cup

Most Wickets in Premier Grade (Women's)

Finty Trussler (TDCC)

Merv Wallace Bat

Premier Coach of the Year

Neil Fletcher (TDCC)

Don Coleman Cup

Most Meritorious Batting

Rober tO'Donnell (ACES) 223 vs Canterbury


Highest Score at Eden Park/CMP

Robert O'Donnell (ACES) 223 vs Canterbury

What a season!   Ponies secure the Prichard Cup and the Pirates win the Jeff Crowe Cup to secure the double whammy alongside their T20 final win a couple of weeks ago.
Across the club there have been outstanding results and efforts all season and we look forward to sharing those with you at our Senior Prize Giving on Saturday, April 30th.
Lock in the date. Further details to follow.


Congratulations to the following TDCC players that are selected 

for the Auckland U19s and U17s for the 2021/22 season

Auckland U19s (Boys)

Auckland U17s (Boys)

Auckland U19s (Girls)

Samrath Singh

Cambell Brighouse

Anna Browning

Toby Douglas

Emma Irwin

Kate Irwin

Leah Watton
Brooke James (NTR)


Senior Men's -   REGISTER HERE

Women & Girls - REGISTER HERE

Youth Players - REGISTER HERE

Youth Boys U19  (Full Season) Saturdays PM REGISTER HERE

 Junior Boys - Saturday Morning -REGISTER HERE 


Social Players/Team Registrations- REGISTER HERE


The season is scheduled to start till Friday 29th October for Year 1-4s and Saturday 30th October for everyone else

Registrations are still open for the coming season.

We are conscious that some people may be waiting to see what happens with a season start before registering and paying.

In view of the unique times we face, the Club will allow people to register now but not pay until a start date is confirmed.

We do want people to register now as it helps us in putting together teams and their entry into competitions for the season.

In accordance with the policy agreed by our Executive Committee last year, should the season be significantly impacted by this

lockdown or subsequent lockdowns then a subscription refund would be applied. This will follow the Auckland Cricket guidelines.


New Zealand Cricket COVID-19 Level 3 – Step 2 Guide (updated 25/11/2021)

With the new 3 step approach, NZC has developed a COVID-19 guideline to assist with ensuring all participants remain safe and play and train within what is currently permitted.

Cricket Guidelines for Alert Level 3 - Step 2

• You can meet people (up to a maximum of 25 people including coaches) for non-contactcricket training, without a maximum household limit.

• You must maintain physical distancing (2 meters) with all others in the training group.

• No contact activity or sharing equipment, including balls is permitted.

• Live net training sessions can be undertaken as long as each bowler has their own ball,batters hit the ball back to the bowlers avoiding equipment sharing

and social distancing guidelines are observed.

• Any fielding activities where government guidance on equipment sharing and social distancing can not be followed must not be undertaken.

• You can travel within your region to get to a destination for sport and recreation (for example, going to a particular park).

• Contact tracing remains a key tool in the fight against Covid. All outdoor training facilities (nets) must have a Contact Tracing QR Poster displayed.

Where there is doubt or confusion regarding any of the above guidelines people should favour a cautious approach and refrain from the activity.

For more sport specific COVID-19 information visit the Sport New Zealand website:


Congratulations to the following TDCC players selected for the Auckland Cricket Academy:

Stage 1 Potential (Boys)

Stage 1 Potential (Girls)

Stage 3 Performance (Girls)

Spike Ruffell

Lucinda Hollister

Anna Browning

Samrath Singh

Brooke James

Sydney Bultitude

Toby Stroobant

Leah Watton

Emma irwin

Kate Irwin

Congratulations to the following TDCC players selected for the Auckland ACES and Auckland A for the 2021:

Auckland ACES: Robert O’Donnell, Danru Ferns, William O’Donnell, and Ross Ter Braak

Auckland A’s (Men): Matthew Jones, Jordon Sussex, Quinn Sunde, Ryan Quinn and Michael Sclanders

Auckland Hearts and Auckland A’s (Women): yet to be announced


“Auckland’s Community Based Cricket Club of Choice”


the home of the reigning National Club Cricket Champions of New Zealand

This year we are seeking donations towards our Clubhouse facilities - One of the biggest issues we face as a Club is around facilities maintenance and asset replacement.  For example, the Club is in desperate need for new Dishwasher/Sterilisers for the Bar and the Kitchen.  Both of these areas of the club are significant contributors to the Club’s revenue each year and without these vital pieces of equipment this revenue is in jeopardy.  Therefore, we have endeavoured to make this nice and easy so that when you register you will see that there is an extra question relating to a Facilities Donation in addition to your Annual Club Registration.  You will have the choice to contribute $20, $50 or more if you are able.

Please read this letter outlining our requirements - ……Why we need a Facilities Donation .pdf

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Heritage and our 75th Anniversary

With our 75th Anniversary coming up in 2025, a Heritage Committee has been set up to help coordinate celebrating this milestone and also to begin preserving all the precious memories that are part of our club’s proud history - more details click above link



Congratulations to TDCC players Robbie O’Donnell and Lauren Down

for being appointed as the Captains of Auckland ACES and Auckland HEARTS

respectively for the 2020/21 season


Congratulations also to the other TDCC players picked for NZC Major Association teams in Danru Ferns, William O’Donnell, Ross Ter Braak, Arlene Kelly, Roz McNeill, Jane Barnett and Izzy Gaze for Auckland and to Anlo De Venter (Central Districts), Lauren Heaps (Northern Districts) and Quinn Sunde represented NZC XI vs the touring Pakistan A team.

Takapuna wins the National Club Cricket Championship for the 2021 season

Posted Monday, 12 April, 2021 in NZ Cricket Community News

The Auckland Aces batsman William O’Donnell led his unbeaten club side, Takapuna, to the National Club Cricket Championship title for the first time in a decade - playing a stunning role with the bat and ball.O'Donnell captained Takapuna who were up against a strong Karori side from the capital in the 1v2 Final. Karori had brought with them BLACKCAP Tom Blundel land current or past Firebirds Michael Pollard, Peter Younghusband, James Hartshorn, Michael Snedden and Jakob Bhula, with the latter going on to be named the Batsman of the Tournament.

Takapuna had Aces Robbie & Will O'Donnell,Ross ter Braak, Danru Ferns and NZ U19 keeper/batsman Quinn Sunde who top-scored with a knock of 38 for the Aucklanders after O'Donnell had elected to bat. Ross Ter Braak was named as the Bowler of the Tournament while Will O’Donnell was named as the Player of the Tournament for his exceptional all-round efforts.

We are delighted and honoured to win the top Premier Club Championship in New Zealand for 2021. Congratulations to our coaches Craig Cachopa, Ryan Scivier, Captain William O’Donnell and our Takapuna Premier players that were involved in this National Club Cricket Championship campaign”.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Cornwall Cricket Club for their hard work and continued efforts in organising this traditional and marquee tournament for the Premier Club champions in New Zealand” – Amita Weerakoon,Director of Cricket - TDCC.



Auckland Cricket celebrated the summer of 2020/21 at the Cricketer of the Year Awards on the 8th April 2021 at Eden Park.

Auckland’s Cricketer of the Year | Will O’Donnell (Takapuna District Cricket Club)

It was a breakout year for Will O’Donnell. Asked to play a major role in the ACES top order, Will quickly found his feet in the Ford Trophy. The 23-yearold’s hunger for runs saw him compile the third-most runs in a 50-Over season for Auckland with 537. The next challenge was to transfer that desire to occupy the crease to the Plunket Shield, which in the last fortnight, Will showed he is ready to take on. Back-to-back First-Class hundreds in this week’s final match against Wellington underlined a remarkable summer for Will.

ACES Batter of the Year | Will O’Donnell

Awarded his first contract at the start of the summer, Will O’Donnell has had an impressive first full season with the ACES. Will was particularly dominant in the Ford Trophy, hitting a record seven 50+ scores,including a maiden List-A century against the Wellington Firebirds, to finish as the competition’s leading run scorer with 537 runs from his ten innings.This award is a testament to the consistency Will brought to the top-order in2020/21, culminating in the final match of the season, when Will scored not only his maiden First-Class century but backed it up with a career-best 137 not out.

  • ACES Players’ Player of the Year |Robert O’Donnell (Takapuna District Cricket Club)
  • Roz McNeill |100 Matches for Auckland (50-Over / T20) (Takapuna District Cricket Club)

Roz debuted on December 2,2011 against Canterbury at Melville Park in the T20 competition and has gone onto be a part of five successful 50-Over championships as well as one in the T20format. Through 104 matches, Roz has taken 76 wickets for Auckland, with best bowling figures of 4-20 to help the HEARTS win the 2015/16 50-Over Final against Wellington. While opportunities were limited this summer, Roz made her 100th appearance for Auckland on December 19 against Northern Districts at the Outer Oval.

  • ACES First-Class debuts | 2020/21

#525 |Ross ter Braak vs. Northern Districts at Cobham Oval, Whangarei | 12 March 2021




Onlookers at the Eden Park outer oval witnessed history on the 5thApril 2021, with TDCC’s Robert and William O’Donnell becoming just the fourth set of brothers to score centuries in the same domestic First-Class innings in New Zealand.

The pair became Auckland’s second duo after Cyril and Nessie Snedden, who were the first to pull off the feat, for Auckland against Hawkes Bay in 1920/21.

Congrats Lauren – Highest agreggate for White ferns in the ODI series vs Australia


Lauren Down, recalled to the team for the series,made a career-best 90 in the 1st ODI.



Takapuna Ponies win the Prichard Cup Finals

Congratulations to Anlo Van Deventer and her players for winning the ACA Premier One Day limited over Championship over a strong Cornwall team at Hobsonville Domain on the 27th of March2021.

FINAL | Takapuna 167 (E Irwin 49, A Todd 4-38) defeated Cornwall152 (K Perkins 47*, S Shahri 45, J Barnett 5-19, A Browning 3-23) by 15 run


TDDC Business House League Champions 2020/21


Congratulations to Mincers XI


Neil Fletcher to coach Takapuna Pirates

The Club is very pleased to announce Neil Fletcher as the coach of the TDCC Premier Men’s and Premier Reserves teams for the 2021/22 season. Long-time followers of Taka cricket will remember Neil from his very successful stint as the Coach of the TDCC Premier Mens from 2009 to 2013. During that period under Neil’s coaching, the TDCC Premier Men’s team won the ACA Premier 2-day championship in his first two seasons, as well as the1-day Auckland Championship and then the National Club title.

Neil is a NZC Level 3 High Performance Cricket Coach with over 25 years’ experience as a team coach and has held Head Coach positions for Auckland A and Canterbury representative teams, as well as a number of Premier Club teams throughout New Zealand.

Neil is looking forward to coaching TDCC again and his philosophies are “to create and cultivate a strong and positive team environment so that players have a sense of commitment to each other and are able to work together towards a common goal.  Neil is also driven to promote a positive style of cricket by developing and enhancing players’ natural flair, allowing them to express their own individual style and to competeto the best of their ability and perform at their highest”.

TDCC Director of Cricket Amita Weerakoon said “we are delighted to have Neil returning to Taka Cricket and to have a coach with such vast experience available to bring the best out of our players.We are also delighted to have the large number of young talented cricketers coming through our senior and youth ranks, and we believe that Neil’s extensive knowledge and experience in technical, mental and tactical skills will help to further develop all our players’ skills and cricket knowledge to enable them to perform at their best at the Premier level”.

TDCC Women/Girls News

We are delighted to welcome back Hashan Goonetilleke as our Premier Women Coach this season, following the Ponies outstanding 2020-2011 season.  Hashan has a wealth of experience and has slotted into the Takapuna Family seamlessly.  We wish him a successful 2021-2022 Season.


Our captain Anlo van Deventer has taken up an amazing opportunity in Australia to work as the physiotherapist for the Queensland Fire and WBBL Brisbane Heat and we wish her well.  With 131 appearances for Central Hinds, Anlo has been a great captain and player in our Ponies team, and she will be sorely missed.


In other news we welcome back our dynamic team of coaches Don Kingi and Mark Steyn in our Premier Women Reserves team with Denise Kingi returning as the team manager.


This season we also have Convenors for TDCC Girls cricket in place to ensure we have all the grades looked after, so keep an eye out for communications from your Convenors.

Under 11 Girls – TBA. Acting – Stacey Nicholas

Under 13 Girls - Vada Ross

Under 16 Girls - Ravina Patel


We are happy to also have Tony Johnston looking after the U16 Girls Rep cricket and Stacey Nicholas our Women/Girls Chair the U17/U19 Girls district cricket requirements.  We are finalising our grade coaches and team managers and they will reach out in due course.

Takapuna DCC Rangers - ACA One Day 1 Champions

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


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.





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WOW | Quite the Ford Trophy campaign for TDCC’s Will O’Donnell, scoring a record 6 fifties and 1 hundred for the Auckland ACES during the 2020/21 season.

Will sits atop the run-scorer’s charts with 537 runs from ten innings and a NZ List-A record of 7 x 50+ scores in a season!



Pearl Dawson Trophy | Final

Takapuna have been crowned as Auckland Cricket Association’s Premier Women T20 Pearl Dawson Trophy champions for 2020/21 after a fighting effort against Howick Pakuranga at Onewa Domain.

Batting first, the Ponies were in early trouble at 27/3 at the end of the powerplay. Takapuna skipper Anlo van Deventer then rebuilt the Ponies’ inning with the help of No. 5 Anna Browning. The pair added 85 for the fourth wicket to steer Takapuna past 100 and towards a competitive total. The Ponies finished with 120/5 from their 20 overs.

The Ponies’ attack was always going to be tough to get away and Howick Pakuranga felt the squeeze throughout the powerplay. It started with Roz McNeill before Sydney Bultitude took the first of her three wickets.  

Howick Pakuranga eventually finished on 103/9 as Takapuna lifted the T20 Championship for the second time after first winning the title in 2012/13.


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