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Wellington Cricket Awards for 2009/2010

Another outstanding year for the Eastern Surburbs Cricket Club by winning five trophies, four East teams in first place in competitions and retention of the Cook Shield by the Premier Men’s team for another season.

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

Easts Grade Award Winners - Senior2 (Promotion to Hazlett Trophy), 2B Giants & 20/20 East Indies

Royal Visit Cup (Awarded to the Wellington club with the highest aggregate points) - Easts first with 1,053.56 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 first with average 81.04 points per team with 13 teams

Arthur Dick Cup (Awarded to the person who scores the most runs in Premier men’s grade) - Scott Golder

J Atkin Cup (Awarded for the best bowling performance in Premier men’s grade) - Danny Evans

Cook Shield The Premier Men’s competition that runs much like rugby’s Ranfurly Shield with clubs having to beat the holders outright over two days to win it. We have successfully defended this 14 times now.

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2010 Pearce Cup Final WON by EASTS for the 9th successive year!!!

Pearce Cup

Yes the game is over and the outstanding Easts Premier Team have won the Pearce Cup for the 9th successive year.

First day was a day for wickets with (28) falling. Karori won the toss and elected to bat first. In their 1st innings Karori were all out for (67) with Ricky Joseph getting (6-14) and Nathan Cameron (4-22). Easts were (37-7) at one stage in their 1st innings but recovered somewhat and were all out for (112), a lead of (45). Josh McLauchlan opened the innings and was (31) not out at the end and captain Lance Dry made the highest score (44) runs.

Karori’s 2nd innings was similar to their first and at stumps were (32-8). Lance Dry had (3-1).

Day 2 and Karori were dismissed for (70) - Lance Dry (3-21)Nathan Cameron (3-27) leaving Easts (27) runs to get for victory. Easts achieved this in losing just (2) wickets.

DominionPost - Day 1
DominionPost - Day 2
Wellington Cricket

What a terrific boost the boys got from seeing the mob of Club supporters who turned out on Friday and Saturday to cheer on the team! And the guys responded in the best possible way but comprehensively dicking the "pretenders" from Karori and putting the prized trophy away for another year!! A huge thank you to Suz and Stacey for organising the support and the pikelets, crackers and cheese and pate, and cake, not to mention numerous other bitties!! A big thanks also to Pykey, Josh Stevens and others for their very vocal support, which I have no doubt was instrumental in reducing the guys from the soggy suburb to quivering wrecks, unable to cope with the stresses and pressures from the Mighty Easts machine!!

I was particularly impressed by Pykey’s sideline rendition of the Rod Stewart classic - "I don’t want to talk about it, how we broke Karori’s heart, won’t you stay here just a little bit longer, won’t you listen to my heaaarrrrt, to my heaaarrrt............."!

I also loved the verse that goes - "I can tell by your eyes that you’ve probably been crying for ever"!

It was a truly moving experience and one that brought a tear to many an eye!!!

What a wonderful occasion - go the Mighty Easts - I’ve got a lazy tenner on the next one!!


Easts Premier Team qualify for 2010 Pearce Cup Final

DominionPost - 1 April 2010 Lance Dry said he was more relaxed than in previous years and piled the pressure on Karori. "The trophy is in Karori’s cabinet and we've got a chance to nick it back out," Dry said. "That's how we're approaching it, it is theirs to lose now."

Premier Men Competition Points Top 3
Karori - 140.51
Easts - 139.49
Naenae - 82.80

The Mighty Easts and Karori have both booked their Wellington club cricket Premier final berths with two full rounds remaining. Easts and Karori are virtually level pegging at the top of the table on 99.84 and 98.95 points respectively, both more than 35 points clear of nearest challenger Onslow and assured of meeting in the three-day season finale from 2-4 April.

Lance Dry’s comments on proposed venue for Final

Easts take very handy lead into Xmas

The Mighty Easts have a 14 point lead in the Pearce Cup championship after a complete demolition of the hapless Onslow in the first two dayer of the season, and the last game before the Xmas break.

After skittling Onslow for 59 on day one (Ricky Joseph 7-28), Easts amassed 240-8 (Scott "Speed" Golder 103 n.o. off 81 balls). Onslow fared marginally better in their second dig but ultimately fell over for a miserable 63 off only 19 overs (Danny Evans 8-24)


Middlesex quick arrives at Easts

Danny Evans

Fresh off the big bird from England, Danny Evans made an immediate impact for Easts in the Pearce Cup with a return of 4-25 off 9 overs in the victory over Taita on November 14.

22 year old Evans is a 6ft 5 pace bowler who in combination with the 6ft 7 Josh Stuart and 6ft 7 Richard Gilhooly will make for the tallest and possibly quickest pace attack in Wellington club cricket.

Evans is a former England Under 19 Rep who has picked up 38 first-class wickets in 15 appearances for Middlesex, with a best of 6-35 against Essex. Playing alongside Andrew Strauss and Chaminda Vaas at Middlesex, Evans will have a lot of experience to impart on his new teammates and after his first performance is shaping up to be a fine acquisition for the club.

Dominion Post - Middlesex Speedster boosts Easts

Jeetan Patel scores his first 1st class Century for Warwickshire

Easts Black Cap Jeetan Patel posted his first 1st class century at the weekend. Playing for Warwickshire against Yorkshire Jeets posted 120 off 155 balls including 16 fours and 2 sixes. It was his first innings for his new side, with a career best of 58* and just two previous scores in excess of fifty behind him in first-class cricket.

It was also the first century on debut for Warwickshire since Kumar Sangakarra in 2007.

Heartiest congratulations to Jeets - we all knew he could bat and this chanceless innings was always on the cards.

Keep it up mate!" Match Report

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DomPost 12 May 2009

Other Easts man overseas is Ricky Joseph at the Clevedon Cricket Club in Somerset

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