'" Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club


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

Grade Winners 2015/16 Season

4th Grade

Intercity Div 1

Intercity Div 3

Premier 2
Womens T20


Easts Premier Men Top Qualifiers for PEARCE CUP FINAL
and COOKSHIELD back in cabinet for another year !!!

The MIGHTY EASTS PREMIER TEAM are once again ready to play in the PEARCE CUP FINAL after qualifying in top position for the 2016/2017 season. The other finalist is Karori and the 3 day final will be played at the Basin Reserve on Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April 2017.


Easts have made it to the Pearce Cup Final 16 times since 2001/2002 and have won the trophy in 14 of those finals. Lets make it 15 wins !!!!


Season Opposition Result
2016/2017 Karori to be played 31 Mar - 2 Apr 2017 at Basin Reserve
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

Easts Premier team qualify for 2017 Rothbury Wilkinson Pearce Cup & 1 day FINAL

For the 16th year in a row the Easts Premier Men team have qualified for the 2 day “Rothbury Wilkinson PEARCE CUP COMPETITION” for 2017. The first game is against Johnsonville followed by Upper Hutt, Taita, Hutt Districts and Karori.

Current Pearce Cup champions Onslow missed the cut this year.

Easts have made it to the Pearce Cup Final 16 times in 16 years and have won the trophy in 14 of those finals since 2001/2002 season

Best of luck lads for another successful campaign.

The One Day Ewen Chatfield Trophy Final will be played against Karori on Sunday 29th January 2017 at Kilbirnie Park.

The Cook Shield for 2 day home & away games is also to be defended and starts with the first game against Johnsonville. Currently undefeated after 48 challengers.


Wellington A team win National Provincial A Tournament

Today the Wellington A team wrapped up the National Provincial A tournament at Lincoln with a game to spare.

The only unbeaten side, the team included four Easts guys - Fraser Colson, Jamie Gibson, Lauchie Johns and Lance Dry (Manager).

Congratulations - well done guys!!

Greg Pocknall - coach of Provincial A side praised Cricket Wellington for making some key changes over the last two years ................

Bringing in Lance Dry at this level has been great. He has been winning games of cricket and trophies for a long time now so having someone of his experience coaching the players has been immense. The Wellington A programme and resourcing is expanding every year and it’s pleasing to start to see the benefits of this.

Wellington Cricket

B J Barnett joins Eastern Suburbs in 2017


Your Club is pleased to usher in the New Year by welcoming to the fold former Central Districts representative and Wellington Firebirds all rounder, B J Barnett.

B J’s cricket in recent times has been hampered by injury but he has had the necessary corrective surgery and is now feeling fit and ready to get back into it on a serious basis.

At only 27 years of age and with 6 First Class games and 2 List A games in his CV, B J is wanting to re-establish his cricketing career – firstly by gaining some confidence and form for his new Club. If anything more flows from that down the track then well and good, but his first priority is to work hard on his game and establish himself as a consistent performer for his new Club.

Welcome aboard the Mighty Easts B J.

Jeremy Dean Top runscorer for Easts Premier Men

Congratulations to Jeremy "Deano" Dean as he is now Eastern Suburbs highest run scorer for our club in Wellington Cricket Premier competitions since 1993 when the club was first established. He has now surpassed Scott Golder’s previous record of 5,306 with his 47 not out against Wellington U19’'s.

The new record is now 5,336 runs with many more to come this season.

Congratulations Deano !!!!!!

The top 10 runscorers and wicketakers list is on the
Premier Team page Click Here .......

New Zealand Community Cricket Awards 2015/16

New Zealand Cricket have announced the 2015/16 Community Cricket Award winners.

These awards are a thank you to volunteers and development staff who have put endless time and commitment into improving the game within their community.

Our MIGHTY Club Manager, GORDON DRY has taken out the Outstanding Contribution to Cricket award and certainly deserves it. Gordie has managed and administered the largest cricket club in New Zealand and most successful Premier team in Wellington Cricket for 16 years.

Congratulations Gordie !!!!!!

New Zealand Cricket ...........

Easts Jeetan Patel called up to play for BLACKCAPS
in India 2016

Jeetan Patel

New Zealand’s Mark Craig has been ruled out of the rest of the Test series against India because of a side strain and will be replaced in the squad by fellow off-spinner Jeetan Patel.

In a like-for-like replacement, 36-year-old Patel returns to the squad having played his last test against South Africa in 2013.

Patel is the second spinner of Indian-origin in a touring party that also includes leg-spinner Ish Sodhi.

Stuff Sport 28 Sep 2016 ...........

Stuff Sport 29 Sep 2016...........

Instagram 29 Sep 2016...........

Easts man into 2016 NZ Mastermind Semi-Final

Alex Fensome

Easts Bulldogs ALEX FENSOME is into the Mastermind semi final which will be telecast on TV One on Sunday 17th July 2016 at 7:45pm.

All the very best ALEX - the EASTS CLUB is right behind you !!!!

This Mighty EASTS Club is not only the BIGGEST and BEST cricket Club in New Zealand but also the BRAINIEST !!!!!

Ok !!!!!

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 ...........


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

Recent Updates

Results - 27 Mar 2017
Cook Shield - 25 Mar 2017
Draws - 20 Mar 2016
Premier Honours Board - 25 Mar 2017
Pearce Cup - 21 Jan 2016
Gallery - 17 Jan 2017

Premier Honours Board

Competition Standings

2016/2017 - Season as at 25 Mar 2017

2 Dayers

Note: * denotes yet to be updated

Easts Team  Pts  Pos
Premier Pearce Cup 102.43 1st
Premier Reserve Issac Trophy 63.26* 5th
1G - Cougars 46.05* 5th
1G - Roosters 56.78* 2nd
2G - Bullets 56.66* 3rd
3G - Super Challengers 34.92* 8th
3G - Smoking Pineapples 59.53* 4th
4G - Aces 79.45* 2nd
4G - Hawks 42.94* 8th
4G - Bulldogs 53.86* 6th
4G - The Bats 56.71* 4th

2016/2017 - Season as at 18 Mar 2017

1 Day / 2020 / Super8

Note: * denotes yet to be updated

Easts Team  Pts  Pos
Premier Ewen Chatfield Trophy 44 1st
Premier Reserve 29 3rd=
1G - Cougars 24 2nd
1G - Roosters 9 8th
2G - Bullets 24 1st
3G - Super Challengers 33 1st
3G - Smoking Pineapples 9 7th=
4G - Aces 21 1st=
4G - Hawks 18 3rd=
4G - Bulldogs 9 8th
4G - The Bats 18 3rd=
INCID1 - Taxes 54 2nd
INCID1 - Originals 27 5th
INCID1 - Shepherds 24 6th=
INCID2 - The Shoe Clinic 51 2nd
INCID2 - Masters 66 1st
T20D1 - Indies 8 7th=
T20D2 - Cobras 23 3rd=
T20D2 - Jiminy Crickets 2 12th
T20D2 - Tigers 23 3rd=
T20D2 - The Lads X1 29 2nd
T20D3 - Tingers 11 8th
T20D3 - Goons 20 4th
T20D3 - Stags 37 1st
T20W - Wildcats 60 1st

Season Highlights


Note: * denotes NOT OUT

Easts Player Runs
Loyis Edwin 194*
Josh Stuart 187
Adrian Brown 168*
Scott Oldham 164
Ben Gregg 155
Viraj Kumar 150
Sam Rees 147*
Ben Gregg 147
Andy Ellis 144*
Felis Faisandier 131
Luke Georgeson 126*
Ayden Smith 122*
Tejas Modi 120
Evan Frost 111*
Ben Arcus 111*
Rob Bromley 109*
Ryan Gardiner 108*
Scott Pender 107
Tom Brown 106
Marty Irvine 104*
Mitch Aitchison 104
Zach McIntyre-Reet 104
Ross Grounsell 100

10+ Wickets

Easts Player Wickets-Runs

5+ Wickets

Easts Player Wickets-Runs
Jack Anderson 7-32
Jack Anderson 7-39
Paul Hunt 7-76
Jack Shadbolt 6-15
Darren Ward 6-23
Ricky Joseph 6-25
Jed Wiggins 6-28
Umesh Govind 6-27
Isaiah Wilson 6-28
Peter Connell 6-38
Darren Ward 6-39
Tarun Anand 6-40
Andrew Peden 6-72
Loyis Edwin 5-11
Babrak Rasool 5-13
Ben Arcus 5-18
Kerryn Friday 5-19
Nick Lunn 5-19
Jack Hansen 5-20
Mark Hambleton 5-20
Jack Foster 5-22
Jack Anderson 5-24
Mickey Rasool 5-24
Sean Bridge 5-25
Guy Bidwell 5-25
Brad McCarthy 5-33
Ross Groundsell 5-35
Evan Frost 5-35
Charan Sandhu 5-38
Prateek Daftary 5-39
Ricky Dey 5-43
Justin Maxwell 5-52
Evan Frost 5-53
Tim Bignall 5-55


Easts Player Wickets-Runs
Tom Wynne-Lewis 3-12
Ben Coley 3-25
Sean Bridge 5-25