Trophy Cabinet

           PEARCE CUP
           (16 years)

      Ewen Chatfield
      2005, 2006
      2012, 2013, 2014
      2016, 2017, 2019
       (8 years)

        Royal Visit Cup
    Wellington Aggregate
        over all Teams
             24 yrs

        Norwood Cup
     Wellington Average
        over all Teams

           Mens Club
          of the year

           Bruce Murray

           Sam Platt Cup
       Best Performance

             May Cup
           Highest Score

      Ron Murray Cup
        Most Premier
      Peter Connell - 53

         Lower Grade
         of the year

    Grade Winners

Intercity Division 1

Intercity Division 2

Twenty20 Sec3


2019/2020 Season HAS NOW ENDED

Amid COVID-19 Cricket Wellington along with all other major associations have been advised to cancel all community/club cricket for the remainder of the season.

NZC have released a statement and Cricket Wellington only see fit to follow suit of this. As you may have seen in the media other sporting codes are approaching this in the same manner by cancelling matches that have been scheduled.

This is an extremely unfortunate way to end the season however with COVID-19 impacting sporting events around New Zealand we feel this is the safest outcome to protect the virus from potentially spreading.

NZ Cricket Cancels Club & School Cricket for the rest of the season

Prizegiving Evening - Saturday 28th March 2020

The Club’s Prizegiving Evening will be held on Saturday 28th March at the clubrooms. Come along after your game for those that are playing that day.

Offically from about 7:30pm - Captains spread the word amongst your players - We need a good muster with ALL TEAMS represented !!!

The Club will turn on the food - sausages, fish, chicken, patties, salads, chocs etc.etc. Usual cheap bar prices !!!

See you all there with your team mates!!!

Premier1 Men Twenty20 Champions for 2020

Premier1 Men 2020

The Mighty Easts Premier team are the 2020 champions of Twenty20 Club Cricket in Wellington.

Upper Hutt opened the batting and started well accumulating 85-4 in 10 overs. Some great bowling in the next 10 overs by Dylan Sharma 3-35 off 4 overs, along with some more good containment from Nathan Cameron 0-19 off 4 overs, Ili Tugaga 2-23 off 4 overs & Sean Neal 1-23 off 4 overs kept control of the scoreboard with Upper Hutt achieving 130-7 in their 20 overs.

The chase was on and a Luke Georgeson 31 and Olly Batchelor 67* off 47 balls made big contributions in getting the Mighty Easts Premier team home with a win 133-5 off 18.2 overs.

Well done lads !!!!!

CricHQ Match Report
Photos of Twenty20 Final 20 Jan 2020 - Courtesy Wareham Sports Media

New Club Record for Premier Twenty20 games

Lauchie Johns Debut Firebirds

Lauchie Johns set a new club record of 104 in the Twenty20 game against Taita on Saturday 10 January 2020.

The previous highest score was held by Michael Bracewell with his 92 in 2018.

Lauchie’s 104 was achieved in 42 minutes off 45 balls with 15 fours and 3 sixes. He was run out but set the platform for a comfortable win against Taita, who had scored 193-6. Easts won the game in 18.2 overs with a score of 194-3.

Congratulations Lauchie !!!!!

Premier1 Player Milestones

Congratulations to a few Easts Premier1 players who have achieved "Milestones" in the first few weeks of this years cricket season.

26 Oct 2019 - Jamie Gibson 4,000 runs

26 Oct 2019 - Nathan Cameron 100 wickets

2 Nov 2019 - Luke Georgeson 1,000 runs

23 Nov 2019 - Jimad Khan 2,000 runs

30 Nov 2019 - Jimad Khan 200 fours

30 Nov 2019 - Luke Georgeson 100 fours

Keep up the good effort lads !!!

Luke Georgeson Premier Vice Captain 2019/20 Season

Luke Georgeson

The Easts Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Luke Georgeson as Vice Captain of the Premier team for the 2019/20 season.

Luke is a terrific young prospect and a dedicated cricketer. He has a growing list of outstanding achievements in his career to date, including Wellington Under 17’s, Wellington Under 19’s, New Zealand Under 19’s, Wellington Provincial A’s and he also played for a New Zealand XI against Sri Lanka last season.

Our congratulations to Luke who, like his skipper Jamie Gibson, is a committed Easts club man who has come right through as a youngster from the Easts Junior ranks.

Ankur Bassi

Ankur Bassie new EASTS Premier Coach 2019/20 Season

Well known Easts identity Ankur Bassi will assume the role of Premier Coach for the 2019/20 cricket season.

Ankur is a Level 2 qualified coach and has been associated with the Club for many seasons now as a Premier player and dedicated Coach.

He will commence the coaching role from the start of our indoor pre-season preparations at the Westpac Stadium on Wednesday 4th September 2019.

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.


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.

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.


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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 !!!!


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

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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Recent Updates

Premier Team Stats - 27 Mar 2020
Premier Honours Board - 25 Mar 2020
Premier Player Stats - 25 Mar 2020
Premier Player Milestones - 25 Mar 2020
Cook Shield - 24 Mar 2020
Results - 22 Mar 2020
Draws - 16 Mar 2020
Premier Player Summary - 3 Mar 2020
Gallery - 21 Jan 2020

Premier Honours Board

Player Milestones

Premier Player Stats

Premier "Captains MVP"

2019/2020 - End of Season 14 March 2020

Easts Premier Player MVP Pts
Luke Georgeson 20
Olly Batchelor 19
Lauchie Johns 14
Jed Wiggins 12
Nathan Cameron 11
Jimad Khan 10
Fraser Colson 9
Sean Neal 8
Matt Ansell 7
Ili Tugaga 4
Jacob Logan 4
Dylan Sharma 3
Jamie Gibson 3
Kaleb Gilhooly 3
Michael Bracewell 3
Jarred Simpson 2
Matt Rowe 2
Peter Connell 2

Competition Standings

2019/2020 - End of Season 14 March 2020

2 Dayers

Note: * denotes yet to be updated

Easts Team  Pts  Pos
Premier Pearce Cup 52.23 6th  
Div5 - Roosters 55.05 7th  
Div7 - Aces 82.63 4th  
Div7 - Tamils 79.33 5th  
Div7 - Scorpions 62.53 6th  
Div8 - Bulldogs 37.92 6th  
Div8 - Shepherds 104.03 2nd  

2019/2020 - End of Season 14 March 2020

Timed - 100 Overs

Note: * denotes yet to be updated

Easts Team  Pts  Pos
Premier3 68.00 5th  
Premier4 37.00 8th  

2019/2020 - End of Season 14 March 2020

1 Day / 2020

Note: * denotes yet to be updated

Easts Team  Pts  Pos
Premier1 Ewen Chatfield Trophy 16  5th=
Premier1 Twenty20 Cup 16  1st  
Premier3 100  3rd=
Premier4 56  8th  
Premier2 - Wildcats 38  2nd=
Div5 - Roosters  9 7th=
Div7 - Aces 19  1st  
Div7 - Tamils 14  4th=
Div7 - Scorpions  0 8th  
Div8 - Bulldogs  0 6th  
Div8 - Shepherds 16  2nd  
IntDiv1 - The Shoe Clinic 44  4th  
IntDiv1 - Masters 48  3rd  
IntDiv1 - Desi Boys 58  1st  
IntDiv1 - Smoking Pineapples 20  10th=
IntDiv2 - Leopards 44  1st  
IntDiv2 - Thumbs Up 34  2nd  
IntDiv2 - Evergreens 14  5th  
T20Div2 - Prematures 48  3rd  
T20Div2 - The Lads XI 32  7th  
T20Div2 - Stags 20  11th=
T20Div3 - Cobras 32  5th=
T20Div3 - Goons 36  4th  

Season Highlights

Centuries (all divisions)

Note: * denotes NOT OUT

Easts Player Runs
Tim Banks 224  
Shailesh Patel 166  
Christian Bonnevie 164  
Sean Neal 157*
Roshan Patel 151*
Adrian Brown 149 
Karl Grove 147*
Riju George 147 
Vivek Patel 142*
Lauchie Johns 142 
Tim Banks 140*
Avinash Patel 140  
Nick Palmer 137  
Tejash Modi 136*
Olly Batchelor 136  
Roshan Rai 131*
Bikrampal Singh 131  
Shane Johnston 127  
Shane Johnston 126  
Yatesh Maisuria 121  
Ankur Singh 120*
Prakash Sasikumar 115*
Regan Ryan 112  
Jatin Patel 111  
Luke Georgeson 110*
Matt Rowe 110  
Dean Napier 110  
Callum Bron 109*
Maran Kumarasamy 106  
Gavin Byford 105  
Yatesh Maisuria 105  
Lauchie Johns 104  
Kunal Verma 104  
Shailesh Patel 103  
Scott Pender 102  
Bhupinder Singh 101*
Ankur Bassi 101  
Kevin Thompson 101  
Robin Singh 101  
Mehul Desai 101  
Murali Muddana 100*
Tejash Modi 100*
Hayden Mourits 100*

10+ Wickets (all divisions)

Easts Player Wickets-Runs
Cullum Jones 12-54

5+ Wickets (all divisions)

Easts Player Wickets-Runs
Cullum Jones 8-26
Hitesh Patel 7-12
Sam Dick 7-22
Andrew McGee 7-42
Sukhi Singh 6-20
Tim McKibblin 6-20
Philip Raju 6-31
Cam McAuslan 6-35
Jayesh Patel 6-44
Andy White 5-12
Michael Kerr 5-13
Harjeet Singh 5-17
Adrian Brown 5-18
Jared Simpson 5-18
Darren Ward 5-18
Matt Bull 5-20
Hemant Patel 5-23
Nathan Cameron 5-24
Andy White 5-24
David Carline 5-26
Kalpesh Patel 5-28
Megharaj Patel 5-30
Ankur Slathia 5-32
Hitesh Patel 5-33
Hazeeb Quazi 5-52
Andrew McGee 5-55
Chintan Mehta 5-57

Hattricks (all divisions)

Easts Player Wickets-Runs
Matt Godfrey 4-14
Hitesh Patel 4-32