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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

TDCC Half Season (post-Xmas) fees

Mens 1 Day - Saturday pm

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.




Senior Men's fees 2019/20 season


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