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Trophy Cabinet 2015/16 Season

National Club Championship Trophy
  National Club   Champions


  Cook Shield - 8 yrs


  Ewen Chatfield
  Trophy - 3 yrs

  J Atkin Cup
Best Bowling Performance - Ricky Joseph


  Ron Murray Cup
Most Premier Wickets - Ricky Joseph 49


  Sam Platt Cup
Best Premier Grade Performance - Ricky Joseph (10-35)


  Royal Visit Cup
Total Points over all Teams - 20 yrs

        Award
Grade Winners 2015/16 Season

4th Grade
Tigers

Intercity Div 1
Taxes

Intercity Div 3
Masters

Premier 2
Womens T20
Wildcats

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EASTS PREMIER MEN
Top 10 RUNSCORERS & WICKETTAKERS since 1993

Top 10 RUNSCORERS and WICKETTAKERS for Easts Premier Men in Wellington Cricket Premier competition since the Club’s establishment in the 1993-1994 season. Note excludes National Championships.

Pos Batsman Runs Seasons Bowler Wickets Seasons
1. Scott
Golder
5,306 2001-2016 Lance
Dry
743 1993-2016
2. Jeremy
Dean
5,251 2004-2016 Ricky
Joseph
356 2006-2016
3. Lance
Dry
4,531 1993-2016 Roger
Fouhy
205 2003-2011
4. Phil
Parker
4,111 1995-2010 Jeetan
Patel
195 1997-2016
5. Josh
Brodie
3,193 2005-2014 Tim
Boyer
128 2001-2010
6. Ben
Orton
2,570 2010-2014 Richard
Gilhooly
123 2004-2011
7. Jason
Wells
2,436 1993-2002 Jamie
Gibson
119 2010-2016
8. Tim
Boyer
2,381 2001-2010 Stephen
Hotter
117 2001-2004
9. Jamie
Gibson
2,221 2010-2016 Ronald
Karaitiana
111 2012-2015
10. Joe
Consedine
1,708 1998-2008 Peter
Connell
101 2013-2016

Wellington Cricket 2015/16 Season Awards

Congrats to all the winners at Cricket Wellington awards.

The MIGHTY EASTS scooped a number of awards including numerous grade championships (including being National Club Champions !!!).

Ricky Joseph took out "Performance of the Year, Leading Wicket taker & Best Overall figures in an innings (10-35)" and Easts retained the Royal Visit Cup for the most cumulative points as a club,(we have 26 teams). However the Pearce Cup went to Onslow this year but we will get it back next year !!!!!

National Club Champions - Easts Premier Men

Cricket Wellington Trophy List for Easts 2015/2016

Ewan Chatfield One Day Competition - Easts Premier Men
Cook Shield - Premier Two Day matches - Easts Premier Men
J Atkin Cup - Best Bowling Performance - Ricky Joseph
Ron Murray Cup - Most Premier Wickets - Ricky Joseph - 49
Sam Platt Cup - Best Premier Grade Performance - Ricky Joseph, (10-35)
Royal Visit Cup - Club Championship - Total Points over all Teams - Easts

Awards for Grade Winners

Fourth Grade - Easts Tigers
Intercity 1 Day Div 1 - Easts Taxes
Intercity 1 Day Div 3 - Easts Masters
Premier 2 Womens T20 - Easts Wildcats

Cricket Wellington Awards Trophy List ...........


EASTS 2016 NZCT NATIONAL CLUB CHAMPIONS !!!

2016 National Club Champions

Lance Dry accepting Trophy 2016 National Club Champions

   

21 years and seven attempts and finally Eastern Suburbs can claim to be National Club Champions.

As Wellington 50-over champions we won our first national trophy, after the Sunday final against Canterbury club St Albans was washed out. Only 24 overs were possible in the decider at Auckland’s Cornwall Park, with St Albans 74-4 when play was called off.

Easts beat St Albans the previous day in their last round robin match and that proved to be vital as then both teams had 4 wins from 5 round robin games. However Easts had the better net run rate at the start of the final.

Easts’ Jamie Gibson was named overall Player of the Tournament.

Congratulations to all players in the team & management !!!!!!!

Scorebooks & Highlights

Celebrating Club Manager Gordie Dry



2016 Norwood Awards - Jeetan Patel Wellington Centurion

Jeetan Patel Centurion

Last night’s annual Norwood Awards turned out to be a celebration of milestones for Wellington’s elite cricketers.

While competition silverware proved elusive this season, there was still plenty to celebrate. Congratulations to Easts Jeetan Patel who won four awards :-

Male Bowler
Overall Players Choice
First Class Milestone - became 5th player to take 250 wickets for Wellington
Wellington Centurions

Well done Jeets !!!!


Easts Premier team qualify for Rothbury Wilkinson Pearce Cup Final once again

For the 15th year in a row the Easts Premier Men team have qualified for the 3 day "Rothbury Wilkinson PEARCE CUP FINAL" for 2016. The game is to be played at Nairnville Park, against Onslow on Friday - Sunday 25th-27th March 2016 starting at 10:30am each day.

Onslow ended up the leaders in the 2 day Pearce Cup competition and therefore it is a MUST for EASTS to WIN to retain the trophy for another year. Let’s get down to Nairnville Park and support the Premier team.

History shows that we can achieve this so "GO THE MIGHTY EASTS !!!!!"

Finals format was introduced in 2005/2006 and prior to that the winner was determined by competition points at the end of the season

Season Opposition Result
2015/2016 Onslow Drawn game - Win to Onslow as top qualifier
2014/2015 Taita Win to Easts by 5 wickets
2013/2014 Hutt Districts Drawn match - Win to Easts as top qualifier
2012/2013 Karori Win to Easts by 9 wickets
2011/2012 Naenae Win to Easts by 9 wickets
2010/2011 Karori Easts Loss by 108 runs
2009/2010 Karori Win to Easts by 8 wickets
2008/2009 Karori Win to Easts by 2 wickets
2007/2008 North City Win to Easts by 7 wickets
2006/2007 Naenae Win to Easts by 9 wickets
2005/2006 Karori Final abandoned (rain). Easts win as top qualifier
2004/2005   Easts win by 20.26 points
2003/2004   Easts win by 14.92 points
2002/2003   Easts win by 2.15 points
2001/2002   Easts win by 6.93 points

2016 Pearce Cup Final 2016 Pearce Cup Final Result

Ili Tugaga 5-44, Jamie Gibson 3-36 & Alecz Day 3-53
Chamika Gajanayaka 80, Lauchie Johns 49 & Lance Dry 55*
Game ended in a DRAW but Onslow won Pearce Cup as top qualifier.

Cricket Wgtn Prematch
Scorebook
CricHQ Match Report
Cricket Wellington
DominionPost


Cook Shield back in the Trophy Cabinet for another year

The Cook Shield competition is run much like rugby’s Ranfurly Shield with clubs having to beat the holders outright over two days to win it.

As defending Pearce Cup two-day champions in 2007, Eastern Suburbs were initially given the trophy to defend in 2008. The trophy has been up for grabs for every match that the holders play, home or away, and the MIGHTY EASTS PREMIER MEN team have defended for 8 seasons - 48 challengers

Challengers have been :-

Cook Shield

Karori = 7
Onslow = 7
Taita = 6
Hutt District = 5
Collegians = 5
North City = 4
Naenae = 4
Upper Hutt = 3
University = 3
Johnsonville = 2
Petone = 1

Game Results

Outright Wins = 20
Drawn Matches = 24
Cancelled Games (No play) = 4

Easts Runs = 13,446 & Wickets taken = 647

Challengers Runs = 11,390 & Wickets taken = 463



Ricky Joseph - A Remarkable Spell of Swing Bowling

Ricky Joseph

Saturday 12th March 2016 Ricky had the ball on a string and his late movement was too much for the Johnsonville batsmen to cope with. He beat the bat on numerous occasions, and when he did take the edge the catching circle behind the wickets did the rest. His 10-35 off 12.3 overs was the most remarkable bowling spell that most of us have witnessed and are unlikely to see the equal of again. It’s not solely about sheer speed, but more importantly getting the ball in the right areas and doing a bit with it.

Ricky has become a master at that!

Gordie

Lucky to witness a freakish performance by Ricky Joseph yesterday, capturing all 10 wickets (10 for 35 off 12) in Johnsonville's first innings. Something that l have never seen before and will never see again !

Lance Dry - Captain Easts Premier Men

Day 2 and Ricky took all 6 wickets available (Johnsonville were 44-4 after Day 1 2nd innings) ending up with match figures of 16-80

DomPost - Top Two in box seat...........

DomPost - Ricky Joseph............

Cricket Wellington Facebook ..............

ONENEWSNOW Interview


Outstanding milestone achieved by Jeremy Dean

Jeremy Dean

Deano’s 105 not out last Saturday was an exciting innings which not only signalled a return to top form, but also saw him pass the significant milestone of 5,000 runs in Premier cricket, since his debut in 2004/05.

His general patience and exquisite timing in this innings was reminiscent of the glory days when he was widely recognised as one of the finest strokemakers in Wellington cricket. A serious leg injury a few years ago, and the need to adjust to batting in prescription spectacles, has hindered Deano’s return to his best. Now that he’s back we can look forward to him building on his wonderful record with the bat.


Deano & Disco at the Basin

Deano takes a catch whilst Disco watches on at the Basin 2014 Pearce Cup Final
Image coutesy of Mike Lewis Pictures


3 Easts Players selected for Firebirds

Three easts Premier players, Fraser Colson, Alecz Day & Jamie Gibson have been selected for the Wellington Firebirds team to play against Otago Volts 5th - 8th February 2016.

Congratulations and best wishes to Fraser, Alecz & Jamie !!!!

Cricket Wgtn report..............

DomPost..............

DomPost - Fraser Colson 97 ..............

DomPost - Fraser Colson 1st class success ..............


ANKUR BASSI - SENIOR PLAYER, COACH

Ankur Bassi

Ankur has been making the trip from his home in India to the Mighty Easts Cricket Club in Wellington since 2012. During this time he has played many fine innings for the Club including some outstanding centuries including a personal high of 177. He has fitted into the Club culture here well and has become a popular member of the Premier squad and a personable coach and mentor. He has also been known to knock up a very tasty curry for some of the boys to enjoy!

Ankur has previously played First Class cricket in India, has played in the Essex County Cricket League, and was a member of the Rajasthan Royals IPL wider training squad.

Ankur has earned a lot of respect for his integrity, excellent temperament and solid work ethic. He has undertaken a serious coaching role within the Club, both within the Junior ranks and with more senior players seeking individual coaching and tuition. He holds a New Zealand Cricket Qualified Coaching accreditation and is building a good reputation in this area.

Ankur is available to take on new coaching roles within the Club, both at Senior and Junior levels. Seek him out if you want to engage Ankur for one-on-one, groups, or team coaching.


THE MIGHTY EASTS REGAIN EWEN CHATFIELD TROPHY in the ONE DAY FINAL

Easts Premier Men have regained the Ewen Chatfield Trophy for another year and qualify to represent Wellington in the NZCT National Club Cricket Championships - Auckland to be played at the end of the season.

Scorebook..............

THE MIGHTY EASTS HAVE DONE IT AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

One Day Final

Easts Premier Men qualify for 2015/16 ONE DAY FINAL

Easts Premier Men have comfortable win today against Naenae and qualify for the One Day Final for the Ewen Chatfield Trophy against Onslow at Nairnville Park on Sunday 17th January 2016.

Winner of the final will then play in the NZCT National Club Cricket Championships - Auckland to be played at the end of the season.

Go THE MIGHTY EASTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

One Day Final

4 Easts Premier players selected for Wellington Provincial A

Prov A partnership Colson & Gibson

Congratulations to Jamie Gibson, Alecz Day, Fraser Colson and Lauchie Johns for being selected for the Wellington Provincial A team to go to the National Tournament at Lincoln on 2nd to 8th January 2016.

Lance Dry is Team Selector & Team Manager

Scorebook V Otago Prov A
Fraser Colson 87, Jamie Gibson 79* (partnership 157), Alecz Day 40 & 3-32

Scorebook V Northern Districts Prov A

Scorebook V Central Districts Prov A
Fraser Colson 54 & Lauchie Johns 19

Scorebook V Auckland Prov A
Fraser Colson 66*


Easts Lance Dry appointed Wellington Provincial A Selector !!!!

Lance Dry

Long-serving Eastern Suburbs captain Lance Dry has been appointed as Wellington Provincial A Selector and Talent ID Manager.

Dry’s role is an expansion of the selector role for the Wellington city side he has held over recent summers, and now sees him working with Provincial A Coach Glenn Pocknall, while also contributing to the talent identification and pathway process within Cricket Wellington’s representative framework.

Congratulations Lance !!!

Cricket Wellington............




Fraser Colson joins Easts !!!!

Fraser Colson

The Easts club is very pleased to add Fraser Colson to its playing roster for the 2015/16 season.

Fraser is an ex HIBS boy who previously played his club cricket in the Hutt Valley. He has represented NZ Under 19’s and has a couple of first class games behind him for the Firebirds. After a year off in the 2014/15 season, the 25 year old is refreshed and raring to go in the upcoming season. He has his sights set on regaining a place in the Firebirds lineup. A stylish right hand batsman, many will remember his outstanding 188 for a Wellington XI against a strong Tasmanian side in January 2014.

Welcome aboard the Mighty Easts Fraser!


Jamie Gibson - 2015/2016 Firebird Contract

Jamie Gibson

The Easts club is delighted to learn that Jamie Gibson has been awarded the final Firebirds contract for the 2015/16 season.

It’s a wonderful achievement for the strapping 22 year old, who is a true Easts man having come right through from the Easts junior club.

Jamie’s outstanding skills, hard work and dedication have been rightfully recognised.

Go Jamie - we’re all rapt for you!!

Cricket Wellington .....




2015/16 Season New Recruit - Alecz Day

Alecz Day

The Easts club is pleased to announce the signing of Alecz Day for the 2015/16 season.

Alecz is a 25 year old hard hitting right hand batsman and very handy offspinner.

Born and raised in North Queensland, Alecz has a NZ passport courtesy of a Kiwi mum.

After playing Premier grade cricket in Brisbane for some time, Alecz decided last year to try his luck in Wellington. His talents were quickly recognised and he was thrust into the Firebirds one day team. He had immediate success with a half century in his first game against Otago. In 7 one dayers he tallied 214 runs at an average of 35.6.

Alecz has gained a Firebirds contract this season, in the Cricket Wellington list recently announced.


Bruce Edgar appointed Head Coach of the Firebirds

Bruce Edgar

The Easts club is delighted to add its congratulations on the appointment of Bruce Edgar as Head Coach of the Firebirds.

Bruce was a stalwart of the old Kilbirnie club prior to the amalgamation in 1993, and remains a Vice-President of the Easts club. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome Bruce home to his old stamping ground here at Kilbirnie Park







Peter Connell Premier Player/Coach 2015-16 Season

Peter Connell

The Easts club is pleased to announce the appointment of former Ireland international Peter Connell as the Club’s Premier Player/Coach for the 2015/16 season. Peter had a successful career for Ireland and Ireland A, taking 35 first class wickets, 40 List A wickets, 13 ODI wickets and 10 T20I wickets. He took a first class hat-trick for Ireland on debut, and is the first player to take a hat-trick for Ireland. He also has the extraordinary distinction of being the first player in history to take a first class hat-trick on debut, in an international match.

Peter has been with the Easts club since December 2013 and took 35 Premier wickets for the Club in the 2014/15 season.

Peter will direct pre-season preparations for the Premier Squad and also manage training and practices for the squad during the season. He has completed his Level 2 Coaching Qualification and is looking forward to this new role in the top cricket club in Wellington, THE MIGHTY EASTS!!!


Recent Updates

Results - 10 Apr 2016
NZCT NCCC - 10 Apr 2016
Cook Shield - 19 Mar 2016
Draws - 22 Mar 2016

2015/2016 - Season as at 19 Mar 2016

Competition Standings

2 Day Competitions

Premier Pearce Cup
Premier Issac Trophy
1G - Cougars
1G - Roosters
2G - Bullets
3G - SuperChallengers
4G - Tigers
4G - Aces
4G - Yodhas
4G - SmokingPineapples
4G - Hawks

1 Day/2020/Super 8

Premier 50 Overs
Premier Twenty20
Premier Reserve 50 Overs
1G - Cougars
1G - Roosters
2G - Bullets
3G - Super Challengers
4G - Tigers
4G - Aces
4G - Yodhas
4G - Smoking Pineapp1es
4G - Hawks

INC1D1 - Taxes
INC1D1 - Originals
INC1D1 - Shepherds
INC1D2 - The Shoe Clinic
INC1D3 - Bulldogs
INC1D3 - Masters

T20D1 - Indies
T20D1 - The Lads X1
T20D2 - Cobras
I20D2 - Sharks
T20D3 - Quackers
T20D3 - Jiminy Crickets
T20D3 - Tingers
T20W - Wildcats
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Season Highlights

Centuries

Duncan McIntyre
Nick Lunn
Loyis Edwin
Luciano Colucci
Kanwar Bedi
Ben Arcus
Ben Leary
Christian Bonnevie
Adrian Brown
Sunil Samachan
Locky Donnolly
Chintan Mehta
Jimmy McLaughlin
Tejesh Modi
Vinnie Schumacher
Patrick Arnold
Roshan Rai
Lewis Hensman
Greg Scobie
Jon Waters
Kanwarjit Bedi
Scott Pender
Vinnie Schumacher
Sam Rees
Sunil Samachan
Ravi Maisuria
Luciano Colucci
Vinnie Schumacher
Brad McCarthy
James Birt
Ben Leary
Ben Gregg
David Manning
Luciano Colucci
Shane Johnson
Sunil Samachan
Tejesh Modi
Nick Lunn
Sean Bridge
Locky Donnelly
Bhavesh Patel
Chintan Mehta
Jeremy Dean
Roshan Rai
Sam Shukla
Clinton Parker
Tejesh Modi
Alex Fensome
Sean Neal
Sam Shuka
Ben Gregg
Locky Donnelly
James Doogue
Tim Banks
162
153*
153
150*
150
147
145*
145*
143
138
138
137*
132*
132
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100

10 + Wickets

Ricky Joseph
Tim Banks
16 - 80
10 - 57

5 + Wickets

Ricky Joseph
Tim Banks
Nathan Kirikino
Tim Bignall
Bhavesh Patel
Jack Hansen
Sahib Singh
Sateesh Nagireddy
Ricky Joseph
Dan Jones
Tarun Anand
Keyur Kansara
Jack Shadbolt
Ricky Joseph
Christian Bonnevie
Peter Connell
Kaleb Gilhooly
Sammy Lewis-Elder
Duncan McIntyre
Ben Arcus
Sateesh Nagireddy
Krishan Kumar
Umesh Govind
A White
Ishwer Mistry
Roshan Rai
Mark Wilson
Stew Nelson
Ricky Joseph
Matt van Kesteren
Dylan Sharma
Bhavesh Patel
Peter Connell
Red Hendery
Jeff McDonald
A J Moochikkal
Devon Menon
Yogi
Ashish
Christie Kimble
Brad Coleman
Vena Niutao
Henry van Dyk
Ollie Beyer
Bhaskar Anchala
Duncan McIntyre
Shriprasad Rai
James Wintringham
Jack Hansen
Tarun Anand
Joe Drysdale
Tarun Anand
Viraj Kumar
Devon Menon
10 - 35
8 - 29
7 - 28
7 - 30
7 - 35
7 - 43
7 - 45
7 - 67
6 - 26
6 - 27
6 - 33
6 - 35
6 - 45
6 - 45
6 - 50
6 - 67
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5 - 7
5 - 13
5 - 15
5 - 15
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5 - 44
5 - 46
5 - 49
5 - 51
5 - 54
5 - 54
5 - 60
5 - 90

Hatricks

Tarun Anand
Krishan Kumar
Sonny Bill Blair
Dustin Viggars
5 - 54
4 - 46
3 - 2
3 - 19