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The TDCC Executive Committee are thrilled to announce that Craig Cachopa has been contracted as Premier Men's Coach for the forthcoming 2 seasons. He will be ably supported by incumbent coach Ryan Scivier in a new Assistant Coach role. With Craig's recent retirement from district cricket with the Auckland Aces and newly married Ryan's desire to reduce his involvement the Exec saw an excellent opportunity to bring these 2 former Pirates back together to guide the Premiers and Premier Reserves sides onto continued and even greater success in the seasons to come.

TDCC Chair Susie Martin shared "Craig's vast first class playing and captaincy success, both in New Zealand and overseas, speaks for itself and offer Takapuna a prime opportunity to once more have a local player progress to the next stage in their career with us. It displays pathways for players and coaches in line with the club's vision of a community based cricket club of choice. His experience and the strategic and technical skills he can share will be so beneficial for our players"

Craig has expressed his excitement as “I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to become coach of such a fantastic club and I’m very excited to get started working with an already established squad of great men”.

TDCC Director of Cricket Amita Weerakoon added “ we are delighted to have Craig as our Premier coach and our plans are also to use Craig’s expertise to upskill our parent coaches and student coaches through our TDCC Coaching Pathway program. We are also happy that we are creating the pathway and the opportunities for Craig to enhance his coaching skills to achieve his personal goal of coaching at first class level in the future”.

“we would like to take this opportunity to thank Ryan for all his time and efforts as our Premier coach for the last two seasons and producing two very productive seasons for the Club. We wish Ryan all the very best with his new role at Taka and also with his future endeavours”.

We are very excited by all that having Craig in the senior coaching role at Takapuna will mean for our players, coaches and club as a whole.

Welcome home Craig.


Easter message from TDCC Chairperson Susanne Martin


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Craig Cachopa retires from Domestic cricket

Takapuna District Cricket Club player and Auckland ACES white-ball skipper Craig Cachopa has called time on his domestic career. The 29 year old leaves the game on a high after leading the Auckland ACES to two provincial finals this summer, including a memorable Ford Trophy triumph. This summer Cachopa also brought up 50 ACES appearances in both the Ford Trophy and SuperSmash competitions.  Cachopa, who started his domestic career with the Wellington Firebirds, finishes with 47 First-Class, 88 List-A and 102 T20matches to his name since his domestic debut in 2011.  Starting as a wicketkeeper-batsmen at Westlake Boys High School, Cachopa said there have been many highs along the way.

“It’s been an honour to travel and make friends while getting the opportunity to play in some amazing stadiums and grounds. It was a great privilege to play alongside amazing overseas players like Jayawardene, Murali, Bailey, Finch,Archer, Wright and Hodge.” 

Auckland and Takapuna, however, will always be home for Cachopa, who joined Takapuna District Cricket Club at the age of ten.

“Craig is one of the most accomplished batters and one of the most successful players ever to play for TDCC, which earned him 1st class cricket honours and the captaincy of the Auckland Aces. On behalf of Takapuna District Cricket Club, I’d like to Congratulate and thank Craig for his great service to TDCC over the years and wish him a very happy retirement.” – Amita Weerakoon, Director of Cricket, Takapuna District Cricket Club.


Massey Indoor cricket centre

Massey University Indoor Cricket Centre – Albany Managed by Takapuna District Cricket Club

The indoor centre is located at Massey University Albany

Closed until further notice due to Covid-19 pandemic

Closed until further notice due to Covid-19 pandemic


TDCC Kookaburra Cup (Under 9 years) 2019/2020 prize giving hosted online

The online prize giving was hosted by our Kookaburra Cup competition manager Mike McCarthy and the videography was done by Chris Mansfield.



Watch the prize giving presentation:




COVID-19 Update | All Cricket Cancelled, effective 18th March 2020 until further notice.

Following the first person-to-person transmission of Covid-19 overnight (18th March), the medical advice around the potential risk for community sport is now considerably higher. Consequently, Auckland Cricket have taken the decision to cancel all cricket for the remainder of the 2019/20 season. 

We understand the disappointment and inconvenience that this might cause but our first priority at the moment is the health and wellbeing of the cricket, and wider, community. We do not want to put anyone at risk in what is a rapidly evolving and unique situation.

We have taken this decision as early as possible, to give clubs more time to react and communicate to members. This is a cancellation happening across the country, led by NZC the MA’s and DA’s. You will shortly see a message from NZC to this effect.

Why has this decision been made?

Based on expert advice from New Zealand Cricket’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Martin Swan and recent government information we want to ensure that cricket is acting to pre-emptively suppress the spread of coronavirus.

While cricket is a non-contact sport there are considerable measures that need to be in place to adhere to expert advice around reducing the risk of spreading the virus. Our focus specifically is on minimising the risk and impact on the cricket community and ensuring health and well-being is our highest priority.

What is cancelled?

All Auckland Cricket administered competitions. 

How will champions be determined?

Over the next few days, we will work through how we determine finishing competitions. We will keep communicating through this process and reasoning around it.

What about non-ACA administered competitions?

We strongly recommend that clubs and other cricket organisations cancel all competitions.

What about end of season events?

Our advice is that clubs cancel or postpone all end of season events / prizegiving,and make arrangements to recognise achievements at a later date.


National Club Championship 2020 is cancelled.

  Despite the cancellation of the 2020 National Club Championship, we take this opportunity to Congratulate our Takapuna Pirates                Premier team for qualifying out of the Auckland region to play in the Club nationals for the 2019/20 season.


Batting heroics by Takapuna Ponies’ Arlene Kelly and Lauran Down help AUCKLAND HEARTS lift HBJ Shield

The Auckland HEARTS have won the Hally Burton Johnstone Shield after a record-equalling batting effort led by our own Arlene Kelly’s first List A hundred and a solid 90 runs scored by our NZ White Fern Lauren Down.

A record second-wicket stand between Lauren Down and Arlene Kelly set the foundation for the HEARTS to later equal their highest ever total of 322/5.

Down was particularly punishing through the covers, hitting 7 fours and 2 sixes on her way to 90 off 86 balls. The opener went at run-a-ball, while Kelly played herself in.






Takapuna have won their first T20 Championship after defeating Parnell by four wickets at a sun-soaked Onewa Domain on Sunday THE 26TH January 2020.

The turning point of the final - At 70/6 after 16 overs, Takapuna still required 29 from the final four overs. By then, van Vuuren was the established batsman but it was James, who took to the slog-sweep, clearing the square-leg boundary. Though the six runs swung the game in Takapuna’s favour, the tension remained.

van Vuuren followed suit in the 17th over with a slog sweep of his own to reduce the equation under a run-a-ball. Parnell took the game into the final over, but in the end, it was only appropriate that van Vuuren (28*) and James (16*) were there to see Takapuna lift their first T20 Championship.

Parnell 98 (F McGregor-Sumpter 33, M Jones 3-15) lost to Takapuna 101/6 by four wickets



Four Takapuna Ponies players picked for Auckland Hearts against the touring South African international team.

Well done to our TDCC players in Lauren Down, Roz McNeill, Arlene Kelly and Izzy Gaze for being selected to play against the touring South African team in a One Day game played in Auckland.



Regina Lilii (c), Bella Armstrong , Lauren Down, Izzy Gaze, Amie Hucker, Holly Huddleston, Fran Jonas, Arlene Kelly, Tariel Lamb, Roz McNeill, Molly Penfold, Katie Perkins, Anna Peterson, Saachi Shahri 


TDCC Coaching Clinics for Year 1-Year 2 and Y3-Y4 - Post-Christmas 2019/2020

Bookings are now open for the cricket coaching clinics described below.

The cost is $40 for the 4 sessions.

There is a maximum of 24 places for each course.  

Please pay as soon as you have registered, as unpaid bookings may be deleted to allow space for others willing to commit.

To book, simply go to the club website, REGISTER HERE

login and go (via the top menu) >> Tasks >> Purchases & Bookings.


Clinics are for:

Year 1 and Year 2 players on Mondays

> K Cup grade members (full season)

> K Cup grade members (post xmas purchase)

> Hobsonville point Have a Go Y1-Y2


4 x 1.5 hour sessions, all at Onewa Domain # 2:

Week 1: 10th Feb, 5.30 – 7.00 pm

Week 2: 17th Feb, 5.30 – 7.00 pm

Week 3: 24th Feb, 5.30 - 7.00 pm

Week 4:  2nd Mar, 5.30 - 7.00 pm

Year 3 and Year 4  players on Wednesdays

> K Cup grade members (full season)

> K Cup grade members (post xmas purchase)

> Boys U10

> Girls U11

> Hobsonville point Have a Go Y3-Y4


4 x 1.5 hour sessions, all at Onewa Domain # 2:

Week 1: 12th Feb, 5.30 – 7.00 pm

Week 2: 19th Feb, 5.30 – 7.00 pm

Week 3: 26th Feb, 5.30 - 7.00 pm

Week 4: 4th Mar, 5.30 - 7.00 pm

Congratulations to our Takapuna District Cricket Club Under 23 team for winning the Auckland Cricket Association U23 tournament - 2019/20 season

TDCC U23 Squad: Mitchell Bond, JackDurose, Tom Escott, Connor Gibbs, Harrison Gobbie, Will Landon, Rustin Langford, Zan Martin, Logan Nottage, Noah Robb, Peter Ruffell, Spike Ruffell, Samrath Singh, Toby Stroobant, Ben Stuart. Manager/Coach –Matthew Bond

Takapuna’s Ross ter Braak receives first Auckland ACES call up

December 18, 2019


A new face joins the ACES squad as the side prepare for Thursday’s Dream11 Super Smash rematch with the Otago Volts in Dunedin.

Takapuna’s Ross ter Braak replaces paceman Kyle Jamieson, who has been called up for the remainder of the BLACKCAPS Test tour of Australia.

The 22-year old is no stranger to the ACES set up, having trained with the side for much of the summer and impressing on the Auckland A T20 tour to Sydney.

ter Braak, who represented New Zealand at the 2016 ICC U19 World Cup in Bangladesh, cannot wait to meet up with the ACES in Dunedin. 

“It’s a great feeling. Playing for the ACES has been a goal of mine since I started playing cricket, so it will be awesome to get a taste of it.”






Half season registrations   REGISTER HERE

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Senior - Individual Registration


Half Season

  Season subscription; Games on Saturday afternoons.

Mens Twenty20 - Sundays post-Christmas

Senior - Individual Registration


Half season

Business House League

Senior/Youth individual


Half season

 - Tuesday  evenings, 6 pm start; 8 players per team, 14 overs per innings, game approx. 1.30 hours.

Boys U16


Half season

 - Twenty20 on Wednesday evenings, 5 pm start; 9 players per team, 20 overs per innings, game approx. 2.5 hours.




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Takapuna Pirates player Max O’Dowd stars at the European Cricket League 2019

Congratulations to our Takapuna Premier player and the Dutch international Max O’Dowd and his club team VOC Rotterdam on winning the European Cricket League. Max was a key player for VOC Rotterdam success scoring 54 not out (21 balls) and taking 2-25 in the semi-final.  In the final against the German Champions, Max scored 74 not out (25 balls ) and was adjudged as the player of the tournament.

Congratulations Max!!!


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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