April uploads 2021 finals

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


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