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Easts Pearce Cup winners for record 8th successive year!!!

Pearce Cup

Captain Lance Dry scored the winning runs to ensure that Easts secured the Pearce Cup for the 8th successive year.

Lance stated after the game that it was the "sweetest victory of all the wins" after all the tension leading up to the final.

This had definitely inspired his team to retain the Pearce Cup.

An outstanding bowling effort by Ricky Joseph kept Karori runs to a minimum with his 5-70 & 7-42.

However, Karori had also bowled well in a tense final capturing eight 2nd innings Easts wickets for 121. It ended up being a low scoring match with only 499 runs scored in 4 innings.

Karori  154 & 94 ( Ricky Joseph 5-70 & 7-42, Lance Dry 3-15 )

Easts   131 & 121-8 (Jeremy Dean 56, Josh MacLachlan 47 )

Karori bounce back - The Dominion Post 29 Mar 2009
Easts savour victory - The Dominion Post 30 Mar 2009
Cricket Wellington Report of the final

2009 Final Scorecard

Back (l to r):- Steven Spoljaric, Richard Gilhooly, Ricky Joseph, Josh MacLauchlan, Jeremy Dean,
Sean Joseph ( Team Manager )
Front (l to r):- Roger Fouhy, Brad Edwards, Scott Golder, Lance Dry(c), Phil Parker, Josh Stuart
Absent (Josh Brodie, Richard Pryah, Joe Consedine, Nick Gloag, Matt Harvey, Tom Jamieson)

Wellington Cricket Awards for 2008/2009

The Dominion Post Premier Competition (awarded the Pearce Cup) - Eastern Suburbs

Easts Grade Award Winners - 2C Tigers & 1B Crickets

Royal Visit Cup (Awarded to the Wellington club with the highest aggregate points) - Easts were second with 874.96 points

Norwood Championship (Awarded to the Wellington club with the highest average number of points per team. To be eligible for this award, clubs must have a minimum of 5 teams) - Easts second with average 72.83 points per team with 12 teams

Men’s outstanding fielder - Josh Brodie in taking five catches in one innings against Otago in round seven, Brodie equalled the mark of five catches in an innings by a Wellington fielder, set by Jack Lamason in 1938/38 and John Morrison in 1980/81.

Sir Walter Nash Trophy (Presented to the most outstanding male cricketer U23) - Josh Brodie

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Club Prize Giving Awards Summary 2008/2009

Full list of the awards at the Club Prize Giving - click for more

Josh Brodie stars for New Zealand Emerging Team

East’s and Wellington’s Josh Brodie starred as New Zealand Emerging Players enjoyed a solid first day of a two-day match against England A at Lincoln on 22 Feb 2009. The left-handed opener hit 124 off 216 balls in a near six hour vigil as Emerging Players reached 321-7 at stumps.

Century NZ Emerging Team .......

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Easts Premier team top qualifiers for Pearce Cup 2008/2009 final

In a dramatic final round Easts have finished as top qualifers for the 2008/2009 three day final against Karori. Easts had a slender lead against Upper Hutt going into the last day but plundered 273-8 in the second innings, with Steven Spoljaric scoing an unbeaten 157 and Ricky Joseph 49. Upper Hutt were then dismissed for 34 runs with captain Lance Dry taking 4-5, Roger Fouhy 3-2, Spoljaric 2-8, Ricky Joseph 1-13 and Scott Golder 5 catches at first slip.

Season points ended up with Easts 106.89, Karori 105.49 and Taita 104.64.

The 3 day final will be played at Petone Rec. starting on Friday 27th March 2009, so get along to support the team with their defence of the Pearce Cup for what will be a record 8th time.

Easts also defended the Cook Shield and retain it for the first 2 day challenge next season.

Josh Brodie selected for New Zealand Emerging Players Team

Josh Brodie Century

Josh Brodie has been named in the New Zealand Emerging Players team for the first of two two-day games against England A on 22 – 23 February, at Lincoln.

Brodie has been selected for the Emerging Players team from his strong performances in January’s National Provincial A Tournament.

21-year old Eastern Suburbs opening batsman Brodie made his State Wellington Firebirds State Championship debut in March last year and scored his maiden first class century against the State Northern Knights in December, making 110 after being unbeaten on 99 at stumps on the previous day.

He was Wellington’s leading run scorer in the Provincial A tournament, making 282 runs in four innings with one century, also 110. more.....

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Jeetan Patel

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Maiden 1st Class Century for Josh Brodie

Spare a thought for State Wellington Firebirds opener Josh Brodie who went to stumps last night at the Allied Nationwide Finance Basin Reserve against the State Northern Knights on 99 not out and a tantalising one short of his maiden first class century more.....

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Tribute to Josh Brodie from Lindrum Cricket Club - England

Josh is on his way back home after another Northern summer. The club he played for in England have made a special tribute to him as a player and a friend - tribute to Josh Brodie


Josh Brodie

Heartiest congratulations to 21 year old Easts left-handed opening bat Josh Brodie on scoring a Firebirds contract for the upcoming season.

It came as no surprise to Josh’s supporters and followers in the club. Not only did he have a terrific season last year, but some of us have seen this coming ever since Josh was first "discovered" and "groomed" whilst playing for the Club’s Under 15 Colts six years ago.

Josh has both the technique and the temperament to grasp the opportunity and prove to be an absolute success for this season and the years ahead.

Four Easts Players in England for the Northern Summer 2008

Easts have 4 players playing for English clubs this northern summer. Click on the links to watch their progress

21 year old Josh Brodie is playing for the The Lindum Cricket Club in Lincoln.

Josh has completed his season with 1,195 runs from 28 innings at an average of 56.9 and a highest score of 118*. He had 9 fiftys and 1 century with 7 not outs. He has also bowled 221.3 overs with 31 wickets for 815 runs at an economy rate 3.68

To view his stats click here

The Lindum Cricket Club have another website click here

Highly promising 19 year old Ricky Joseph is at Gedling Colliery Cricket Club in Nottingham.

To view his stats click here

Dylan Patel is at Finchley Cricket Club in London.

To view his stats click here

Young Nathan Cameron, last years Scots College 1st XI captain and very promising medium-fast bowler, is currently doing a gap year in England.

He is tutoring at the well-known Harrow School and has hooked up with the Harrow Cricket Club. His school tutoring duties may not allow him to play much Saturday cricket but he is keen to get into the local Sunday League and I'm sure he will prove a terrific acquisition for Harrow.

Follow Nathan's progress through the following link Harrow Cricket Club.

To view his stats click here