We are delighted to receive funding support from the Queen Street Cricket Club for the Hooked on Cricket programme again this year. Their funding is vital for us to be able to introduce cricket to over 1500 kids within the 48 low schools we invite.
Ewen Thompson will once again oversee the coaching and tournament days and will promote participants to apply for a QSCC scholarship. QSCC have not only extended their support of the programme, but they have also granted an additional $5,000 to be used to introduce scholarships to help participants to play cricket.
Queenstown Events Centre will be the venue for the tournament over the first weekend in April (2nd/3rd) 2016. This is the biggest and most successful past player event and we are hopeful to build on the success of the 2015 edition with even more people in attendance.
It's time to spread the word, gather your mates and start to get organized for your premier past player event.
Auckland overcame a resurgent Northern Districts team to retain their title at the recent Masters Tournament in Queenstown. Both sides went through the qualification stage unbeaten on Saturday and despite the arrival of the front end of a winter storm on Saturday night, a full 20 over match was completed - albeit in freezing conditions - on Sunday.
The defending champs took the initiative early with Guy Coleman and Ian Billcliff setting the platform for Auckland to post a commanding score of 219 for 4.
Canterbury Cricket captain Peter Fulton is pleased to announce the launch of a cricket scholarship aimed at assisting promising Canterbury Country cricketers. Up to two scholarship(s) will be awarded annually to young country cricketers who display the potential to go on to play first class cricket.
Fulton says the idea came from a desire to give something back to Canterbury Country Cricket.
The NZCPA Masters will meet New Zealand Croatia at Devonport Domain this Sunday in a match full of tension, as the Cro’s look to register a win against the solitary opposition they have yet to taste success against.
Mathew Sinclair is one of six former international players in the line-up for this eagerly anticipated rematch of last summer’s inaugural fixture between the teams.
The Masters will look to the forthright Sinclair to assert himself during the match and opening bowlers Guy Coleman and Dean Askew will once again be a handful with the new ball