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Easts clean up at Cricket Wellington Awards Evening

There were slim pickings for the other guys when the Mighty Easts Club cleaned up at the Cricket Wellington Awards Evening on 24th April 2014.

Take a gander at this lot –
Pearce Cup – Overall Premier Championship – Easts Premiers
Ewen Chatfield Trophy – Premier One Day Championship – Easts Premiers
Twenty 20 Cup – Premier T20 Championship – Easts Premiers
Cook Shield – Premier 2 day matches – Easts Premiers
Alan Isaac Trophy – Premier Reserves Championship – Easts Premier Reserves
Ron Murray Cup – Senior Bowler of the Year – Lance Dry (57 wkts)
J. Atkin Cup – Best Bowling in an Innings – Ronald Karaitiana (8-74)
Mike Curtis Cup – Services to Club Cricket – Gordon Dry
Cricket Wgtn Trophy – Best Lower Grade Performance – Roshan Rai (204*)
Royal Visit Cup – Club Championship – Total Points over all teams – Easts
Norwood Trophy – Club Championship – Best average points per team – Easts

Awards for Grade Winners –

3rd Grade – Easts Super Challengers
4th Grade – Easts Demons
Intercity One Day Grade – Div 2 – Easts Originals
Twenty/20 Grade – Div 2/3 – Easts Cobras

Congratulations to all !!!!!!

NZCT National Club Cricket Championships - Auckland

The 20th anniversary of the NZCT National Club Cricket Championships is once again being held at Cornwall Cricket Club from Tuesday April 8th to Sunday April 13th 2014.

NCCC sees the champions teams from each of NZC’s major associations come together in a round robin battle to be crowned National Club Cricket Champions.

The 20th edition will feature Suburbs New Lynn (Auckland), Pukekohe Metro (Northern Districts), Greytown (Central Districts), Eastern Suburbs (Wellington), East Shirley (Canterbury), and Albion (Otago). Programme .........

Tue 8th April - Easts V Greytown (CD) ... SCOREBOOK ...
Easts 301-10 off 48.5 overs, Greytown (CD) 302-5 off 43.4 overs
Loss by 5 wickets
, Jeremy Dean 52, Josh Brodie 34, Lauchie Johns 30,
Sam McLauchlan 41 & Andrew Fullerton-Smith 51, Ricky Joseph 3-48
...WellingtonCricket Report... ...AucklandCricket Report... ...WairarapaTimes Age ...

Wed 9th April - Easts V Albion (O) ... SCOREBOOK ...
Albion 109-10 off 34.5 overs, Easts 111-2 off 12.5 overs
Win by 8 wickets
, Josh Brodie 37 & Jeremy Dean 36
...WellingtonCricket Report... ...AucklandCricket Report...

Thu 10th April - Easts V Pukekohe Metro (ND) ... SCOREBOOK ...
Easts 429-10 off 49.4 overs, Pukekohe Metro (ND) 122-10 off 24.1 overs
Win by 307 runs !!!
Jeremy Dean 59, Josh Brodie 31, Jamie Gibson 146 & 6-43,
Josh McLauchlan 85 & Sam McLauchlan 45, (New record 3rd wicket partnership of 194 to Josh McLauchlan & Jamie Gibson)
...WellingtonCricket Report... ...DominionPost... ...AucklandCricket Report...

Fri 11th April - Easts V Suburbs New Lynn (A) ... SCOREBOOK ...
Now 29 over game due to rain
Easts 200-9, Suburbs New Lynn (A) 140-7 off 22 overs
Win by 32 runs
Josh Brodie 36, Jamie Gibson 105 & Ricky Joseph 3-20

Sat 12th April - Easts V East Shirley (C) ... SCOREBOOK ...
Easts 272-10 off 49.5 overs, East Shirley (C) 145-10 off 34.2 overs
Win by 127 runs
, Josh Brodie 60, Jamie Gibson 34 & 3-18, Josh Mclauchlan 40, Andrew Fullerton-Smith 53 & Lance Dry 3-18

Sun 13th April - Easts V East Shirley (C)...... FINAL ......   ... SCOREBOOK ...
Lance won the toss
Easts 135-10 off 44.1 overs, East Shirley 136-8 off 37 overs
Loss by 2 wickets
, Jamie Gibson 4-43
...DominionPost... ...AucklandCricket Report... ...WellingtonCricket Report...

2014 PEARCE CUP FINAL - CHAMPIONS once again !!!!

Back (l to r):- Jeremy Dean, Ricky Joseph, Ben Orton, Lauchie Johns, Sean Joseph (Team Manager),
Ronald Karaitiana, Andrew Fullerton-Smith, Jake Packer, Gordon Dry (Club Manager)
Front (l to r):- Josh Brodie, Lance Dry (Captain), Scott Golder, Jamie Gibson, Ili Tugaga, Pat Baker (Team Sponsor)
Absent :- Cath Shields (Scorer), Jeetan Patel, Sam Outtrim, Mario Stols, Sean Neal, Ankur Bassi, Peter Connell,

This years final will be played at the Hawkins Basin Reserve on a freshly prepared wicket starting Friday 4th April 2014.

Wellington Cricket prematch report

Easts won the toss and put Hutt Districts in to bat.


Hutt Districts      222-10 & 200-10
Eastern Suburbs 217-10 & 178-8
as at 4:40pm Day3 - game called off for bad light
Drawn Match
Lance Dry 3-42, Ben Orton 52, Scott Golder 35, Andrew Fullerton-Smith 37,
Jamie Gibson 5-78, Ils Tugaga 3-48, Lauchie Johns 57 & Jeremy Dean 45*

Bad light stopped play and THE MIGHTY EASTS El Cheapo Cars have retained the Pearce Cup after being the top qualifier for the final in a drawn game.

In retaining the Pearce Cup, Easts won Wellington cricket’s major club cricket prize for the 12th time in the past 13 seasons and end season 2013-14 holding all three Wilkinson Insurance Brokers Cricket Wellington Premier club cricket trophies, the Pearce Cup, the Twenty20 Cup and the Ewen Chatfield One-Day competition title.

The Premier team now heads off to Auckland this week to contest the national One-Day club cricket championship. As well as the three Premier titles, Easts also end the season still holding the Cook Shield, a challenge Shield up for grabs at the holder’s home & away 2 day games. Easts’ Cook Shield reign has now spanned six seasons and 38 successful defences.

Premier Reserve team also won the Alan Issac Trophy for 2 day games.

Wellington Cricket report

DominionPost 7 Apr 2014

Well done lads and all the best for Auckland!!!!!!

Premier Team qualify for 2014 Wilkinson Pearce Cup Final

The Premier Team are the top qualifiers for the 2013/14 season Wilkinson Pearce Cup Final.

The 3 day final is to be played at the Basin Reserve from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th April 2014 so get out there to support Lance Dry and his Premier team to win the Wilkinson Pearce Cup for another year.


The Premier team has also continued to defend the Cook Shield for two day games, home and away, and can put that away for another season. Successful defenses now total 38 ( 6 years ).


According to my calculations the Easts Premier Reserves top the table by 3.53 points over Hutt District. The two teams meet in the last two dayer of the season starting this Saturday 22nd March at Kilbirnie 1.


The winner of this game will win the PREMIER RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP and the ALAN ISAAC TROPHY!!!

We want to put our best possible side on the park!!

All contenders for the FINAL team could demonstrate how keen they are to play in the FINAL by fronting up at practice on Wednesday 6pm!!

Cheers, Gordie


RESULT - THE MIGHTY EASTS PREMIER TEAM have won the Alan Issac Trophy for the 2013/14 season. Congratulations lads !!!

Volunteers wanted for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2015.

Fourteen countries will compete for cricket’s ultimate prize. Around one million fans will attend. A further one billion people around the world are expected to watch match broadcasts. And just one team will make it happen.

We are looking for volunteers to join us to help ensure the Tournament’s success.

There are a variety of volunteer roles available, each requiring different skills and experience, so check out our website Cricket World Cup - for more information

Volunteers must be 17 years or older to apply.

Applications are open for a limited time, so apply today to be a part of this once in a generation opportunity!

EASTS Premier Men

Photo courtesy of Andrew Tierney Photography

THE MIGHTY EASTS Premier Men Team have done it again !!!!!!!

Easts Premier Men team were the winners of the Wellington T20 competition and played against the winners of the Hutt Valley T20 - Hutt Districts.

The Twenty20 FINAL game was played at the Hutt Recreation Ground on Sunday afternoon 2 March 2014.

Wellington Cricket Twenty20 Final Teams ......

Wellington Cricket Report - Prior to Final ......


IMAGES - courtesy of Andrew Tierney Photography

Wellington Cricket Match Report......


Premier Men - RETAIN Wilkinson Ewen Chatfield Trophy - 2014

Easts are the top qualifier and will defend the Wilkinson Ewen Chatfield Trophy - ONE DAY FINAL on Sunday 26th January 2014 at Kilbirnie Park.

The opposition will be Karori once again so lets get out there on Sunday and support the Easts team.

GO the MIGHTY EASTS !!!!!!

The winner will also represent Wellington in the National Club Championships to be played in Auckland.

Rain interrupted play after Karori were all out for 146. Easts were 9-0 when the game was abandoned.


DominionPost ....

Wellington Cricket ....

This ONE DAY FINAL will be replayed next Sunday 2 February 2014 at Kilbirnie Park.

REPLAY has resulted in a resounding victory for Easts once again and the Ewen Chatfield Trophy can be locked away for another season

Easts 211-10 off 49.1 overs and then Karori 85-10 off 37.4 overs.

Josh Maclauchlan 60, Ronald Karaitiana 39, Ricky Joseph 27 & Ben Orton 26

Easts’ balanced attack all chipped in with wickets and stopped Karori from getting started !!!

Images by Andrew Tierney Photography


Start of year 2014

There has been some confusion about when cricket will resume in the New Year.

Gordie has sought clarification from Cricket Wellington.

Grades will restart as follows -

Premier Grade,
First Grade,
Second Grade,
Third Grade,
Fourth Grade,
Fifth Grade - ALL START UP ON 11th JANUARY

Premier Reserve Grade,
1A One day Grade (Intercity - all sections),
Wellington T20 Grade (all sections),
Womens T20 Grade - ALL START UP ON 18th JANUARY.

A tribute to Gordie - Easts Club Manager

A tribute to our legendary Club Manager from a former player who now lives in a far away country. Copy of drawing at the top of the page. Facebook comments ......

2013/2014 Season to start soon ......

Any women/girls interested in playing social Twenty/20 cricket this season for the Easts Wildcats please contact Amanda Hill 021 566997 amandaleehill@hotmail.com