'" Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club


Trophy Cabinet 2016/17 Season

National Club Championship Trophy
      National Club        Champions

      (14 years)

      Cook Shield
       (9 years)

      Ewen Chatfield
       (7 years)

        J Atkin Cup      
        Best & Most

         Lance Dry

      Royal Visit Cup
      Total Points
      over all Teams
         21 yrs

      Ron Murray Cup
      Most Premier

      Peter Connell - 40

Grade Winners 2016/17 Season

Intercity 1Day Div2

Twenty20 Sec3

Premier 2
Womens T20


Fraser Colson to Captain NZ XI against West Indies

Fraser Colson

Easts Fraser Colson has been selected to captain New Zealand XI to play West Indies in a 50 over warm-up match in Whangarei on Saturday 16th December 2017. Fraser is the only Wellington player selected.

Congratulations Fraser !!!!

The game starting at 11:00am tomorrow will be live-streamed at

Cricket Wellington News

The New Zealand XI beat the West Indies with a six wicket win with nine balls to spare at Cobham Oval, Whangarei


National U19 - Luke Georgeson Century &
Selection for New Zealand U19 for 2018 World Cup

Luke Georgeson Century - National U19

The Mighty Easts highly talented young cricketer Luke Georgeson scored an outstanding 117 off 154 balls at the National Under 19 tournament at Lincoln on 11 Dec 2017.

Congratulations on a top effort Luke!!!

We’re going to see a lot more from this promising youngster in the seasons ahead !!!

Wellington U19 V Canterbury U19 - 4 Dec 2017

Wellington U19 V Northern U19 - 5 Dec 2017

Wellington U19 V Otago U19 - 6 Dec 2017

Wellington U19 V Central U19 - 8 Dec 2017

Wellington U19 V Auckland U19 - 9 Dec 2017

Wellington U19 V Central U19 - 11 Dec 2017

Wellington U19 V Auckland U19 - 12 Dec 2017 FINAL

Points Table and Stats

New Zealand name squad for ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup 2018

Lower Grade Performance

In the 4th Grade 2 day match, Easts Aces v Collegians Axemen, just finished on Saturday 25 Nov 2017 - Joe Drysdale for the Easts Aces in the Axemen second innings bowled 8.3 overs 5 maidens 17 runs 9 wickets.

Together with his 4-41 in the first innings Joe had match figures of 13-58.

Well done Joe !!!!!

Lauchie Johns to debut for Wellington Firebirds

Lauchie Johns Debut Firebirds

Congratulations to Easts Premier wicketkeeper / batsman Lauchie Johns - making his first class debut for the Wellington Firebirds today, 24 Nov 2017, in the four day Plunket Shield game against Central Districts in Nelson.

Go well mate!!!

Lower Grade Performance

11 Nov 2017 playing for Easts Cobras in T20 grading, Scott Barnett made 109 off 32 balls including 7 x 4’s and 10 x 6’s.

He repeated the performance on 18 Nov 2017 with 129 off 57 balls !!!

Well done Scott now 238 off 89 balls - Your target is 3 in a row now !!!!!

Dempster Shield & Wellington U19 Team selections

Two East players, James Price and Lauchie Johns, have been selected for the Dempster Shield T20 double header games on Sunday 12th November 2017 at Kelburn Park.

Dempster Shield Teams

Two Easts players, Luke Georgeson & Jed Wiggins, have been selected for the Wellington Under 19 team for the National Tournament from the 4th to 12 December at Lincoln University.

Wellington U19 Team

Congratulations to James, Lauchie, Luke & Jeb.

Easts Taxes have the perfect start for 2017/18 season

A cracking start to the season for the Intercity One Day side Easts Taxes.

Belting a remarkable 409-7 off 40 overs, against the haplerss Indian Sports Evergreens, Easts won by a massive 349 runs!!! Easts Taxes mammoth tally was led by a swashbuckling 232 not out by mature and experienced (as opposed to old) ROSS GROUNSELL who included 22 x 4’s and 17 x 6’s in his huge total.

It’s going to be a hard act to follow Ross!!!

Cricket Wellington Vice Presidents 2017/18

The following Vice President elections were confirmed at the recent Cricket Wellington AGM - 18 Oct 2017.

Gordon Dry and Todd Foster were both elected as Vice Presidents, in recognition of their service to cricket in Wellington (amongst other things, Todd is the long standing Honorary Solicitor of Easts CC).

We see this as further recognition of the achievements and status of this MIGHTY Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club.

Congratulations to Gordie & Todd.

Twenty20 Knockout Competition 2017/2018

The Easts Club has entered two teams in this years T20 Knockout Competition - this will give more guys a chance to show their skills in the T20 format.

Gordie will be in touch with more details as they are announced.

Two new Vice Presidents elected at
24th Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club 2017 AGM

Sean Joseph and Doug Pollock were recognised last night at the club AGM for the time and effort they have contributed to the Mighty Easts over many (successful) seasons. The club is grateful for all the work they have done and the work they will undoubtedly continue to do for Easts.

Well done again Sean and Doug !!!

The club also has a new Chairman and Club Captain, Doug Pollock has passed his chairmanship on to Clinton Johns and the people’s champion Andy Burt has relinquished his Club Captain role to his deputy Ben Fawkes.

Thanks to Doug and Andy for their contribution and welcome aboard to Clinton and Ben !!!

2016/17 Annual Report & Financial Statement

Here is our latest Annual Report and Financial Statement which will be presented at the 24th Annual General Meeting of the Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club, at the Kilbirnie Park Clubrooms on Monday 28th August 2017, at 7pm.

Place an entry into your diary..............

2016/17 Annual Report & Financial Statement


New Zealand Club Champions
National Club Championship Trophy

The 23rd anniversary of the NZCT National Club Cricket Championships is once again being held at Cornwall Cricket Club from Tuesday April 4th to Sunday April 9th 2017.

NCCC sees the champions teams from each of NZC’s major associations come together in a round robin battle to be crowned National Club Cricket Champions.

The 23rd edition will feature Mount Maunganui (Northern Districts), United (Central Districts), Eastern Suburbs (Wellington), Old Boys Collegians (Canterbury), Takapuna (Auckland) and Albion (Otago).

This will be our 8th appearance at the National Club Championships previously attending in 1995, 2002, 2003, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016. Last year we won the title of National Club Champions for the first time and want to repeat the process this year.

The Easts players selected to participate are Jack Anderson, Matt Ansell, Fraser Colson, Peter Connell, Lance Dry (c), Andrew Fullerton-Smith Luke Georgeson, Jamie Gibson, Lauchie Johns, Ricky Joseph, Jimad Khan, Ben Orton, James Price and Jed Wiggins.


Video of Winning - Lance Dry National Cricket Club Championships

NCCC Facebook Page .........

Tue 4th April
Easts V United
Match Abandonded

Wed 5th April
Easts V Albion

Thurs 6th April
Easts 239-10 V Mt Maunganui 216-9
(Ben Orton 44, Matt Ansell 71 & Lance Dry 35, Jamie Gibson 3-24)
Won by 26 runs DLS Method - 26 over game due to rain delays
Auckland Cricket Report
National Club Cricket Report

Fri 7th April
Easts 212-6 V Takapuna 119-10
(Ben Orton 59, Fraser Colson 32 ,Lauchie Johns 48* & Lance Dry 3-14)
Won by 93 runs - 45 over game due to rain delays
CRICHQ Scorebook & Video Highlights
Auckland Cricket Report
National Club Cricket Report

Sat 8th April
Easts 234-7 V Old Boys Collegians 202-10
(Ben Orton 31, Matt Ansell 32, Jamie Gibson 69 & 5-29 & Andrew Fullerton-Smith 31*)
Won by 32 runs - 50 over game
CRICHQ Scorebook & Video Highlights
Auckland Cricket Report
National Club Cricket Report
Wellington Cricket Report

Sun 9th April
Easts 195-4 V Albion 194-10
(Jamie Gibson 4-31 & 61*, Lance Dry 3-31, James Price 32, Ben Orton 30, Fraser Colson 49)
Won by 6 wickets and crowned NATIONAL CLUB CHAMPIONS 2017 !!!!!!
CRICHQ Scorebook & Video Highlights
WellingtonCricket Report
AucklandCricket Report
New Zealand Cricket Report

Jamie Gibson - Player of Championship 2017

Jamie Gibson - Player of Championship for two years running 2016-2017 !!!!

Breaking News

2017 Pearce Cup Champions

                            2017 PEARCE CUP CHAMPIONS !!!!!

2017 Pearce Cup Champions
2017 Gordie Jimad Khan

Easts Premier Men have
PEARCE CUP, Ewen CHATFIELD TROPHY and COOKSHIELD back in the cabinet for another year !!!

Pearce Cup

The MIGHTY EASTS PREMIER TEAM were top qualifiers to play in the PEARCE CUP FINAL They played against Karori in the 3 day final at the Basin Reserve on Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April 2017.


Karori 194-10 & 258-10
(Peter Connell 3-62 & 4-67, Jamie Gibson 4-52 & 5-53, Lance Dry 2-34,
Ricky Joseph 1-44)

Easts 311-10 & 144-4
(Luke Georgeson 48, James Price 46 & 52, Jamie Gibson 24, Lauchie Johns 42,
Jimad Khan 74, Matt Ansell 53)

Cricket Wgtn Prematch
LIVE Scorebook
CricHQ Match Report
Cricket Wellington

Easts have made it to the Pearce Cup Final 16 times since 2001/2002 and have won the trophy in 13 of those finals. Lets make it 14 wins !!!!


Season Opposition Result
2016/2017 Karori Win to Easts by 6 wickets
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

They have also defended the Cookshield for another year. We have held this trophy since 2008 after 53 challengers in home and away 2 day games. Fantastic performance once again to the MIGHTY EASTS PREMIER TEAM !!!. Refer to the Cookshield page for details of challenges.

Easts Premier Men ONE DAY CHAMPIONS 2017
- Cricket Wellington Ewen Chatfield Trophy


The Easts Premier Team are once again Cricket Wellington’s ONE DAY CHAMPIONS winning the Ewen Chatfield Trophy for 2017 by beating Karori by 7 wickets

Karori where restricted to 146 runs all out with Peter Connell taking 3-33 and Lance Dry 3-19. A quick start by openers Jeremy Dean 55 and Ben Orton 38 set the platform with an opening partnership of 70 runs. Easts got to 148-3 for a 7 wicket victory with 18 overs to go.

Easts will now have the opportunity to defend their National Club Cricket title in March/April this year.

Well done Lance and THE MIGHTY EASTS TEAM !!!!!!!


Images courtesy of photographer Hamish Wareham


Community Awards
Outstanding Contribution to Cricket (New Zealand Cricket)


Gordon Dry has been the backbone of the Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club since it was founded in 1993, when Kilbirnie and Midland St Pats Cricket Clubs came together at Kilbirnie Park.

In that time Gordon has been instrumental in building the cricket club from 12 adult teams to 25. The secret to Gordon’s success is his can do attitude and his phenomenal organisational skills. As Club Manager Gordon performs many thankless tasks to ensure the smooth operation of Easts:

Selection of all teams
Cleaning club rooms
Stocking bar
Putting on the covers every week
Procuring sponsorship

Gordon’s limitless time for the club has no clock, fielding late night phone calls regularly. The inevitable result of his contribution has been the success achieved by the Club in taking home the Cricket Wellington Club Championship 14 times out of the 17 years Gordon has been Club Manager.

If this achievement wasn’t significant enough, his work load includes single handedly producing the club’s annual report, and being the club’s Treasurer for the past 21 seasons. He also managed to find time to project manage the extension of the clubrooms and redevelopment of the changing rooms and shower facilities.

Gordon’s son, Lance, knows all too well how his father’s passion for the game transformed Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club.

“When he started as General Manager the club had 10 adult teams and was a bit of a shambles. Through Gordie’s hard work, ability to organise people and most importantly determination to get things done, he has single handedly created NZ’s largest adult cricket club with 25 adult teams. The success the club has had under his management is unprecedented, in the last 20 Seasons Easts have won 13 Premier Championships, 18 Wellington Club Championships and 1 National Championship.”

Gordon’s love for cricket has been apparent as long as Lance can remember. When asked why his father puts in never-ending service to the club, Lance answered;

“For the very same reasons all volunteers get involved in sport, he has had a lifetime interest in cricket and he loves the camaraderie that comes with club sport and the pleasure that people get from playing, and equally as important to Gordie is the satisfaction that players experience from winning.”

Outstanding Contribution to Cricket Award

Gordon Dry is the recipient of the 2015/16 Outstanding Contribution to Cricket award. The New Zealand Cricket award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to community cricket over many years.

The annual Outstanding Contribution to Cricket award is open to major associations/district associations/clubs/schools with the recipient having demonstrated commitment and passion towards community cricket for several years.

New Zealand Cricket

Recent Updates

Results - 16 Dec 2017
Draws - 10 Dec 2017
Contacts - 07 Oct 2017
Supporters - 07 Oct 2017

Premier Honours Board

Premier "Captains MVP"

2017/2018 - Season as at 16 Dec 2017

Easts Premier Player MVP Pts
Jamie Gibson 13
Luke Georgeson 8
Peter Connell 8
Andrew-Fullerton-Smith 6
Lance Dry 5
Ricky Joseph 5
James Price 5
Fraser Colson 4
Ben Orton 3
Lauchie Johns 2
Jimad Khan 2
Jed Wiggins 1

Competition Standings

2017/2018 - Season as at 9 Dec 2017

2 Dayers

Note: * denotes yet to be updated

Easts Team  Pts  Pos
Premier Pearce Cup
Premier Reserve Issac Trophy
1G - Cougars 18.87 5th
1G - Roosters 30.12 3rd
2G - Bullets 44.69 1st
3G - Super Challengers 30.74 4th
3G - Smoking Pineapples 15.59 10th
3G - Tamils 41.89 1st
4G - Aces 35.72 1st
4G - The Bats 18.47 5th
4G - Bulldogs 29.15 3rd

2017/2018 - Season as at 16 Dec 2017

1 Day / 2020 / Super8

Note: * denotes yet to be updated

Easts Team  Pts  Pos
Premier Ewen Chatfield Trophy 38 3rd
Premier Reserve 33* 3rd
1G - Cougars 15* 2nd
1G - Roosters 9* 5th
2G - Bullets 5* 7th
3G - Super Challengers 8* 5th
3G - Smoking Pineapples 4* 8th=
3G - Tamils 10* 2nd
4G - Aces 3* 7th
4G - Bulldogs 0* 8th
4G - The Bats 5* 4th=
INCID1 - Taxes 22* 1st=
INCID1 - Masters 11* 5th=
INCID1 - The Shoe Clinic 10* 7th
INCID2 - Shepherds 4* 6th=
INCID2 - Originals 4* 7th=
T20D2 - Tigers 6* 1st=
T20D2 - The Lads X1 3* 3rd=
T20D2 - Stags 3* 3rd=
T20D3 - Cobras 6* 1st=
T20D3 - Goons 6* 1st=
T20D3 - Tingers 0* 7th=
T20W - Wildcats 18* 2nd

Season Highlights


Note: * denotes NOT OUT

Easts Player Runs
Ross Grounsell 232*
Aruban Gunaratnarajah 151*
Scott Barnett 129
Urmit Patel 123
Shriprasad Rai 112
Nic Moorhouse 112*
Scott Barnett 109
Chintah Mehta 107*
Ben Orton 107
Greg Scobie 107
Loyis Edwin 107
Gurpreet Singh 102*
Janakan Karunaharan 102*
Ropati Nu’ufolau 102
Paul Churchman 100*

10+ Wickets

Easts Player Wickets-Runs
Joe Drysdale 13-58
Kieran Ray 10-77

5+ Wickets

Easts Player Wickets-Runs
Joe Drysdale 9-17
Kieran Ray 7-43
Ricky Joseph 5-14
Will Rykers 5-17
Chintan Mehta 5-19
Peter Connell 5-28
Sanjay Dahya 5-29
Jack Anderson 5-34
Sam Dick 5-37
Sebin Kuriakose 5-37
Isaiah Wilson 5-38
Thujan Sivananthan 5-50
Danish Sharma 5-56
Anish Sharma 5-92


Easts Player Wickets-Runs
Tim Bignall 4-51
Luke Georgeson 3-0
Kuntal Patel 3-10