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        JAMIE GIBSON

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      CHARLIE THURSTON

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          wickets
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         Performance
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       RIJU GEORGE



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Annual Report

Easts 26th Annual General Meeting 26th August 2019

The Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club’s 26th Annual General Meeting will be held in the Clubrooms on Monday 26th August 2019 at 7.00pm.

Gordie wants a good turnout!!!

A digital copy of the Annual Report and Financial Statement is available by clicking the image.

Hard copies will be available from Gordie from this coming week and will also be available at the meeting.

Free drinks will be served at the meeting - courtesy of the Club.

See you there!!!



Easts new Premier Mens Captain for 2019-2020 and
Firebirds Assistant Coach appointed

The Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Gibson as Premier team captain for the 2019/2020 season.

Jamie will take over from Lance Dry who has been appointed by Cricket Wellington to the position of Assistant Coach, Wellington Firebirds, with effect from 1st June 2019.

Congratulations to Jamie and Lance!!!


Eastern Suburbs top Club once again with many awards!!!!

Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club was the big winner on the night as they were presented with the Pearce Cup and Ewen Chatfield Cup, capping off another memorable summer for the club.

Easts were also well represented in the individual awards, with allrounder Jamie Gibson taking out the Bruce Murray Medal and the Premier Men’s Club Cricketer of the Year Award.

East’s Charlie Thurston’s performances this summer were also recognized as he was presented with the May Cup for highest score of the summer and the Sam Platt Cup for best performance of the summer.

CRICKET WELLINGTON CLUB AWARD WINNERS for Easts are:-

Pearce Cup – Eastern Suburbs
Ewen Chatfield Cup – Eastern Suburbs
Royal Visit Cup (Wellington Aggregate) – Eastern Suburbs
Norwood Cup (Wellington Average) – Eastern Suburbs
Intercity One Day Division 1 – Eastern Suburbs The Shoe Clinic
Intercity One Day Division 2 – Eastern Suburbs Shepherds
Wellington T20 Sec 3 – Eastern Suburbs Cobras

Premier Men’s Club Cricketer of the Year – Jamie Gibson
Bruce Murray Medal – Jamie Gibson
Sam Platt Cup for Best Performance – Charlie Thurston
May Cup for Highest Score – Charlie Thurston
Ron Murray Cup – Peter Connell
Best low grade performance – Riju George

Cricket Wellington Report


Dry and Krishnamurthy added to Firebirds coaching staff

Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club head coach Lance Dry and Taita Cricket Club head coach Sriram Krishnamurthy have been added to the Wellington Firebirds coaching staff for the 2019/2020 summer of cricket.

Both coaches join recently appointed head coach Glenn Pocknall at the helm of the Firebirds, Dry as assistant coach and Krishnamurthy as pathway and specialist batting coach.

It will be the first taste of professional cricket coaching for Dry, a former Wellington player and selector, having proved his credentials at club level with the highly successful Eastern Suburbs club, winner of the prestigious Pearce Cup in 16 of the last 18 years.

Dry brings a wealth of cricket knowledge to the role having made five first-class appearances for Wellington and has a strong understanding of the local crop of players.

Krishnamurthy has worked his way through the Cricket Wellington coaching system and has supported the development of some of Wellington’s best emerging talent as head coach of the under-19 and provincial A teams.

His coaching talents have also been recognised at national level, where he has been involved as the New Zealand A batting and spin bowling coach for the tour of the UAE and the one-day home series against India last summer.

He was also batting coach for last year’s Women’s Emerging Talent Programme and was head coach of the New Zealand XI for their tour match against Bangladesh last summer.

Krishnamurthy will also act as the head coach of the Wellington Provincial A team, as well as provide specialist batting coaching.

Cricket Wellington CEO Cam Mitchell said Dry and Krishnamurthy were the ideal candidates to support Pocknall in leading the Firebirds into the future.

Lance is a winner with a great cricket mind – he has impressive knowledge of our local players and will challenge our best players to be better and take the Firebirds team to an even better place. He leaves a successful career in banking to follow his coaching dream which is a great story in itself.

Sriram is a hugely experienced coach and has held a number of important roles both at regional and national level. His wealth of knowledge and experience will be vital, especially for the development of the new crop of young talent we have coming through our system.

Both coaches will officially begin their roles in June.


NATIONAL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
Tuesday 2nd April - Sunday 7th April 2017

National Club Championship Trophy

The 25th anniversary of the NZCT National Club Cricket Championships is being held at Cornwall Cricket Club from Tuesday April 2nd to Sunday April 7th 2019.

The 25th edition will feature Greerton (Northern Districts), Napier Tech Old Boys (Central Districts), Eastern Suburbs (Wellington), St Albans (Canterbury), Parnell (Auckland) and Green Island (Otago).

This will be our 9th appearance at the National Club Championships for Easts previously attending in 1995, 2002, 2003, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017. We won the title of National Club Champions two years in a row 2016 & 2017 and want to repeat the process this year.

The Easts players selected to participate are Matt Ansell, Michael Bracewell, Peter Connell, Jeremy Dean, Lance Dry (c), Andrew Fullerton-Smith Luke Georgeson, Jamie Gibson, Kaleb Gilhooly, Lauchie Johns, Jimad Khan, Ben Orton, Ili Tugaga and Jed Wiggins.

GO THE MIGHTY EASTS !!!!!

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2019 PEARCE CUP CHAMPIONS !!!!!

2019 Pearce Cup Champions

Back (l to r):- Gordon Dry (Club Manager), Jed Wiggins, Michael Bracewell,
Luke Georgeson, Jimad Khan, Matt Ansell, Peter Connell, Clinton John’s (Club Chairman)

Front (l to r):- Ili Tugaga, Jamie Gibson, Lauchie Johns, Lance Dry (c)
Andrew Fullerton-Smith, Jeremy Dean & in front - Oscar Dry (Lance’s son)

Breaking News

Outstanding victory with outright win by 8 wickets.

Excellent TEAM effort with all players contributing well.

Congratulations Lance and the Premier team !!!!

SCOREBOOK

CricHQ Match Report


Premier Men qualify for Pearce Cup Final
for the 18th year in a row !!!

Pearce Cup

The MIGHTY EASTS Premier Men team have qualified for the Pearce Cup Final for the 18th year in a row !!!

This was a close one with Karori being top qualifier with 105.43 points, Easts 2nd with 102.92 and Hutt Districts 3rd with 102.91 points. We got there by 2 runs !!!

The 3 day final will be played at the Basin Reserve from Friday 29th March to Sunday 31 March 2019

We have won this trophy for 15 of the last 17 years so lets get down to the Basin Reserve and support our MIGHTY EASTS team win it for the 16th time!!!

Start times for all 3 days is 10:30am


Luke Georgeson scores century for Governor General’s XI

Easts 19 year old Luke Georgeson scored 125 in the inaugural game against the New Zealand Maori Schoolboys at Karori park, Wellington.

Luke reached his half-century first off 59 balls, littering Karori Park with quality cricket shots showing why he’s highly rated by Cricket Wellington and national age group selectors.

He then raced to his century, reaching the milestone in 148 minutes off 114 balls, finding the boundary 14 times. He eventually went out for 125 after featuring in two good century partnerships that setup the winning of the game for the Governor General’s XI.

Well done Luke !!!!!!

Wellington Cricket
Scorebook


Second milestone for Lance Dry this season......

Lance Dry

Premier Men’s captain Lance Dry has achieved 5,000 runs for Easts in the CricHQ T20 game against Karori Premier Reserve on Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Lance achieved his first 1000 runs in 2001, 2000 in 2006, 3000 in 2010, 4000 in 2014 and now has a total of 5004.

In his 26 years playing for the MIGHTY EASTS (1993-2019) he has amassed:- 5,004 runs, 804 wickets, 329 fours, 39 sixes, 182 catches and 17 run outs.

An awesome achievement - Congratulations Lance!!!!


Dylan Sharma selected for New Zealand Under 19 team

Easts Premier Men young pace bowler Dylan Sharma has been selected to go to Bangladesh to play for the New Zealand Under 19 team.

Congratulations Dylan !!!!!!!

Bangladesh beckons for young New Zealand


Another milestone achieved by Lauchie Johns

Lauchie Johns

Lauchie Johns has achieved 2,000 runs for Easts on the first day of the game against Karori on 16 February 2019.

Lauchie achieved his first 1,000 runs in 2017 and 2 years later has accumulated another 1,000 runs to make a total now of 2,001.

Since 2013:- 2,001 runs, 253 fours, 23 sixes, 139 catches, 17 stumpings, 4 run outs and even has 3 wickets.

Excellent effort - Congratulations Lauchie!!!!


Premier Men records tumble ................

On the second day of Easts Premier Men’s two day game, against Hutt Districts, 3 records were broken!!!

1. Charlie Thurston
set a new record for the highest score in all forms of the game with his outstanding 242* on Saturday 9th February 2019 - previous best Jamie Gibson 201*. Very important innings in that Easts were 92 behind on the first innings and needed to bat as long as possible. His 242 not out included 33 fours and 7 sixes.

2. Best 5th wicket partnership of 206 runs
for Charlie Thurston 242* and Jimad Khan 77.

Previous record was 143 scored in 2010 with Scott Golder 103 and David Holt 52*. The 4th wicket partnership for Charlie Thurston 242* & Jamie Gibson 108 in the same game was 191.

3. Highest innings in a Two Day game 488.
previous best was 449 against Karori in 2015. It was also our 2nd highest innings in all forms of the game with the current record of 550 set last year against Johnsonville in the Pearce Cup final.

Congratulations Charlie, Jimad and Jamie - absolutely brilliant !!!!!

Charlie Thurston 242

Ewen Chatfield Trophy back in our trophy cabinet again !!!

Lange Dry

Yes we said we would get it back in 2019 and the Premier Men team achieved this on 27th January 2019 in the one day final against Johnsonville at Kilbirnie Park.

Johnsonville struggled to get runs and scored 212-10 after some tight bowling from Daylan Sharma 2-20, Jed Wiggins 1-26, Peter Connell 2-39 and Jamie Gibson 3-56 along with 2 run outs by Lauchie Johns and Jed Wiggins.

We responded with some good batting achieving the target with 7 overs to spare scoring 217-4. All batters contributed well with Jeremy Dean 29, Lauchie Johns 38, Matt Ansell 35, Charlie Thurston 14, Jamie Gibson 60* and Jimad Khan 49*.

Great victory and qualification to play again in the National Club Championship in April 2019

Congratulations to the MIGHTY EASTS Premier Men team!!!!

2019 Ewen Chatfield Team winners

Another milestone achieved by Jamie Gibson

Jamie Gibson

Jamie Gibson achieved his 200th wicket for Easts in the game against Taita on 26 January 2019.

Jamie achieved his first 100 wickets in 2015 and 4 years later has accumulated another 103 wickets to make a total now of 203.

It should also be noted that he has also scored 3,675 runs to date, taken 48 catches, 7 run outs, 358 fours and 94 sixes. A true all rounder !!!

Excellent effort - Congratulations Jamie!!!!


CRICHQ T20 Competition

The T20 competition is now live on CricHQ with the full draw available.

The competition will conclude on the 24th of March at the Basin Reserve. The format will see the top 2 teams from each pool proceed to the Quarter Finals.

1. A rain out in pool play will be worth 2 points
2. Should two teams be tied on in a qualifying position net run rate will determine who     will progress
3. Where a club has 2 teams in the competition a player can only play for ONE of the     sides in the competition unless prior consent is sought from Cricket Wellington
4. A win is worth 4 points, a loss 0 and a bye is worth 2 points
5. Venues for Quarter Finals and Semi Finals will be determined once the progressing     teams have been found.

Prize Money for the competition will be $1500 for the winner and $500 for the runner up.

Please note that venues may need to be changed due to council request.

Click on the CricHQ T20 button in the MENU to view the Draw/Results and a link to the CrichHQ Match Centre.


A milestone that is unlikely to be beaten in the future

Lange Dry

The Mighty Easts captain ’Lance Dry’ has now taken ’800 wickets’ in Wellington Club Cricket in the period 1993 to 2019.

Lance achieved this with his 3 wickets in the crucial game against Johnsonville on Saturday where Easts had to win, and win well which they did, to qualify for the one day final of the Ewan Chatfield Trophy in 2019.

Lance is the only Wellington Club player to have achieved 800 wickets in the last 54 years !!!!

He has also captained the side in winning 15 Pearce Cup Finals out of 17 attempts as well as NZ Cricket National Club Champions in 2016 & 2017.

Congratulations Lance – an AWESOME ACHIEVEMENT !!!!!


CRICHQ T20 Cup 2019

The Twenty20 Cup will again run in early 2019. The format will run similar to 2018 where there will be group games followed by quarters, semis and a final. The first round of matches will take place on the week commencing 21st of January 2019.

All 12 premier teams are automatically entered into the competition.

Each club is able to enter 2 teams in this competition with the entry fee for this tournament being $150 (excl GST) – Entry will go directly towards the Prize money pool. There will be no prize money for the MVP this season.

Once all entries are in the draw and timetable will be sent out to everyone ASAP.

Nick Hogan – Cricket Wellington Community Manager


Easts Jamie Gibson & Jed Wiggins prominent in final of
Provincial A Quadrangular T20 tournament

Easts Jamie Gibson scored 66 not out showcasing a range of powerful and precise hitting in a 126 run partnership that led Wellington A to a seven-wicket victory over Auckland A in the final of the Provincial A Quadrangular T20 tournament in Taupo.

After losing the toss and being asked to bowl first, Wellington restricted Auckland to 156 off their 20 overs with Easts Jed Wiggins one of the top bowlers with figures of 2-25 off his four overs.

The win completed Wellington’s 100% success rate at the tournament.


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Another milestones achieved by a Premier player ......

Andrew Fullerton-Smith

Andrew Fullerton-Smith achieved his 2,000th run for Easts in the game against North City on 9 December 2018.

Andy achieved his first 1,000 runs in 2015 and 3 years later has accumulated another 1,000 runs to make a total now of 2,018. It should also be noted that he has taken 101 catches and has 12 stumpings !!!!. Excellent effort.

Congratulations Andy!!!!


Easts players selected for Firebirds, Wellington Provincial A
& Wellington Under 19’s......

Currently Easts have three Premier players in the Wellington Firebirds squad - Michael Bracewell, Jeetan Patel and wicketkeeper Lauchie Johns.

Congratulations Michael, Jeetan & Lauchie !!!!!

Easts Jamie Gibson and Jed Wiggins have been selected in the strong Wellington A team for the Provincial A Quadrangular T-20 tournament in Taupo.

Congratulations Jamie & Jed !!!!!

Cricket Wellington News

Dylan Sharma has been selected in the Wellington Under 19’ squad to compete in the National Tournament at Lincoln from 13th-21st December.

Congratulations Dylan !!!!!

Cricket Wellington News


Milestones achieved for Premier players ......

Peter Connell

Peter Connell achieved his 200th wicket for Easts in the game against University on 1 December 2018. His 100th wicket was taken in 2016 and it hasn’t taken long to accumulate another 100. He has had a great start this year with three 5 wicket bags already!!!!

Congratulations Peter!!!!


Jeetan Patel

Jeetan Patel achieved his 200th wicket for Easts in the game against Wellington Collegians on 24 November 2018. His 100th wicket was taken in 2002 and has been away on International/Overseas duties but has continued to play for Easts when possible. Jeetan joined the club in 1997 so has been a member for 21 years - Awesome !!!!

Congratulations Jeetan!!!!


Nathan Cameron

Nathan Cameron achieved his 100th wicket late last season for Easts in the game against Hutt Districts on 17 March 2018.

Congratulations Nathan!!!!






2018/19 Season starts with a "Hattrick" to Haseeb Quazi

Kaleb Gilhooly and Haseeb Quazi

The season started with the Premier Men & Premier Reserve teams playing against Hutt Districts.

After 18 overs for the Premier Men it started raining and the match was abandoned with Easts 74-1 (Jeremy Dean 48*)

The Premier Reserve team bowlers were on fire and cleaned out Hutt Districts in 22.2 overs with Kaleb Gilhooly taking 6-10 off just 10 overs and then Haseeb Quazi striking a hattrick with the last 3 balls of the innings and he ended with 3-10 off 6.2 overs.

Well done lads - great start !!!!


Charlie Thurston from Northamptonshire
to play for Easts in 2018/2019 season

Charlie Thurston

The Easts Club is pleased to announce the signing of 22 year old Northamptonshire batsman Charlie Thurston for the 2018/19 season.

Charlie will be with us later next month when he’s free of his county commitments

Welcome to THE MIGHTY EASTS Charlie !!!!









Easts Annual General Meeting
Monday 27th August 2018

The Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held in the Clubrooms on Monday 27th August 2018 at 7.00pm.

Gordie wants a good turnout!!!

A digital copy of the Annual Report and Financial Statement is available by clicking the image.

Hard copies will be available from Gordie from this coming week and will also be available at the meeting.

Free drinks will be served at the meeting - courtesy of the Club.

See you there!!!

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Results - 3 Apr 2019
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Premier Honours Board - 26 Mar 2019
Cook Shield - 26 Mar 2019
CRICHQ T20 Cup - 20 Mar 2019



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Player Milestones



Premier Player Stats



Premier "Captains MVP"

2018/2019 - Season as at 23 March 2019

Easts Premier Player MVP Pts
Peter Connell 24
Jamie Gibson 21
Charlie Thurston 18
Jed Wiggins 15
Andrew Fullerton-Smith 14
Lance Dry 13
Lauchie Johns 12
Matt Ansell 9
Luke Georgeson 9
Jeremy Dean 8
Jimad Khan 8
Jeetan Patel 6
Michael Bracewell 5
Ili Tugaga 5
Dylan Sharma 2
Ankur Bassi 1


Competition Standings

2018/2019 - Season as at 23 Mar 2019

2 Dayers

Note: * denotes yet to be updated

Easts Team  Pts  Pos
Premier Pearce Cup 102.92 2nd
Premier Res Alan Isaac Trophy 78.25 3rd
1G - Cougars 87.27 5th
1G - Roosters 88.63 4th
2G - Bullets 56.01 7th
3G - Aces 65.48 6th
3G - Tamils 66.56 5th
4G - Scorpions 65.34 4th
4G - Bulldogs 43.47 7th

2018/2019 - Season as at 30 Mar 2019

1 Day / 2020 / Super8

Note: * denotes yet to be updated

Easts Team  Pts  Pos
Premier Ewen Chatfield Trophy  42 1st
Premier Reserve  32 4th
1G - Cougars    7 8th
1G - Roosters    11 4th=
2G - Bullets    10 6th=
3G - Aces    13 1st=
3G - Tamils    12 3rd
4G - Scorpions      10 3rd=
4G - Bulldogs      2 7th
INCID1 - Smoking Pineapples  42 5th
INCID1 - Abhishek XI  48 3rd
INCID1 - Masters  36 6th=
INCID1 - The Shoe Clinic  54 1st
INTCID2 - Shepherds  56 1st
T20D2 - The Lads X1  26 6th=
T20D2 - Stags    22 8th
T20D2 - Leopards    16 9th
T20D2 - Prematures  40 2nd
T20D3 - Indies  12 11th
T20D3 - Cobras  35 1st
T20D3 - Ball Breakers  32 4th=
T20D3 - Goons  22 7th=
T20D3 - Tingers    14 9th=
T20W - Wildcats     2 8th

Season Highlights

Centuries (all grades)

Note: * denotes NOT OUT

Easts Player Runs
Riju George 255  
Charlie Thurston 242*
Scott Barnett 162  
Riju George 158*
Matt Ansell 148  
Dave Boocock 142*
Riju George 134  
Jamie Gibson 124  
Ryan Gardiner 121*
Kaleb Gihooly 116  
Indra Visatiya 113  
Pratik Patel 110  
Luke Georgeson 110  
Jamie Gibson 108  
Michael D’Esposito 107  
Luciano Colucci 107  
Tim Banks 106  
Riju George 104  
Ankur Bassi 103  
Erick Lui 102*
Shane Johnson 102  
Sean Neal 101*
Ollie Chapman 100*
Kane Williamson 100*
Tarun Anand 100  
Sukhi Singh 100  
Sasikumar Dilakshan 100  

10+ Wickets (all grades)

Easts Player Wickets-Runs
Chetan Ramlu 10-89

5+ Wickets (all grades)

Easts Player Wickets-Runs
Chetan Ramlu 8-27
Joe Marsters 7-34
Peter Connell 7-42
Nick Lunn 6-9
Kaleb Gilhooly 6-10
Hayden Clark 6-17
Nikhil Maisuria 6-22
Vena Niutao 6-22
Peter Connell 6-30
Sanjay Dahya 6-30
Andrew Peden 6-38
Babrak Rasool 6-45
Bavisanth Thayarooban 6-63
Jed Wiggins 6-93
Sanjay Dahya 5-13
George Jose 5-13
Peter Connell 5-17
Andrew Fullerton-Smith 5-18
Charan Sandhu 5-19
AJ Moochikkal 5-19
Andrew Peden 5-19
Tom Tregidga 5-21
Peter Connell 5-22
Andrew Peden 5-22
Shay Marlow 5-24
Sam Dick 5-25
Rajeev Benedict 5-28
Henry van Dyk 5-32
Peter Connell 5-32
Babrak Rasool 5-33
Brian Gardiner 5-33
Hayden Clark 5-41
Andrew Peden 5-45
Andrew Peden 5-48
Isaiah Wilson 5-50
Bavisanth Thayarooban 5-54
Jed Wiggins 5-64
Jamie Gibson 5-85

Hattricks (all grades)

Easts Player Wickets-Runs
Nikhil Maisuria 6-22
Cullum Jones 4-18
Ili Tugaga 3-3
Haseeb Quazi 3-10
Sone Finai 3-12