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Easts need a bigger Trophy Cabinet !!!

Cricket Wellington trophies

Congrats to all the winners at last night’s Cricket Wellington awards.

The MIGHTY EASTS scooped a number of awards including numerous grade championships (including Pearce Cup!), Best Captain (Lance Dry), most cumulative points as a club, Best average points as a club (we have 25 teams) and Best performance by a lower grade player for Dustin Viggars amazing six wickets in six balls!

Lets come back and do it all again next season!

Photos courtesy of Dave Lintott

Cricket Wellington Trophy List for Easts 2014/2015

Pearce Cup - Overall Premier Championship - Easts
Cook Shield - Premier Two Day matches - Easts
Premier Reserves One Day Championship - Easts
Norwood Award - Best/Most Enterprising Captain - Lance Dry (Premiers)
Platt Cup - Best Premier Grade Performance - Jamie Gibson, Easts (201*)
May Cup - Highest Premier Grade Score - Jamie Gibson, Easts (201*)
Cricket Wgtn Trophy & bat - Best Lower Grade Performance - Dustin Viggars (Easts Cobras) 6 wickets in consecutive balls.
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

2nd Grade - Easts Roosters
5th Grade - Easts Aces
Womens T20 Grade - Easts Wildcats

Cricket Wellington trophies

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Rothbury Wilkinson PEARCE CUP WINNERS 2015

2015 Pearce Cup Champions

      Absent :- Jeetan Patel, Liam Crisp, Scott Golder, Ankur Bassi, Peter Connell

El Cheapo Cars Eastern Suburbs dominance of Wellington Premier Men cricket continues for another year. Easts were required to beat Taita outright in the Rothbury Wilkinson 2015 Pearce Cup Final to retain the trophy and have done so. Easts have now won the Pearce Cup for 13 out of the last 14 seasons.

Congratulations to Lance and his team - a perfect end to another season.

Standout performances from Jamie Gibson 4-32 & 117, Ili Tugaga 5-103 and Lauchie Johns 39 & 58 vital runs in our 2nd Innings.
Other great contributors included Ricky Joseph 3-46, Jeremy Dean 35 & 30, Ronald Karaitiana 40 and captain Lance Dry 36 & 3-63


Pearce Cup
Scorebook ......
Cricket Wgtn Prematch report .......
DomPost Day 1 Report .......
CricHQ Match Report
DomPost Report Day3......

Cricket Wgtn Match report .......

PEARCE CUP FINAL 2015 - Easts V Taita at the Basin Reserve

Pearce Cup


Taita 136-10 & 315-10 and Easts 323-10 & 129-5, OUTRIGHT WIN BY 5 WICKETS

Once again the Easts Premier Men team have qualified for the 3 day "Rothbury Wilkinson PEARCE CUP FINAL" to be played at the Basin Reserve on Friday 3rd April to Sunday 5th April 2015.

Taita ended up the leaders in the 2 day Pearce Cup competition and therefore it is a MUST for EASTS to WIN to retain the trophy for another year. Let’s get down to the Basin and support the Premier team.

History shows that we can achieve this so "GO THE MIGHTY EASTS !!!!!"

Finals format was introduced in 2005/2006 and prior to that the winner was determined by competition points at the end of the season

Season Opposition Result
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

Easts Premier Reserve - "Class of 2015"

Cook Shield


Matt Van Kesteren says

"Best club, team and group of mates I have ever had the privilege of playing the great game with. Let’s finish the season off in style tonight lads - with Samuel Shukla, Will Pendered, Nathan Cameron, Haseeb Quazi, Brad Coleman, Jamie O’Donnell, Sean Neal, Ankur Bassi, Far-Canal Blackdogg, Josh Allan, Oliver Fredrickson and Ani Chitre"

Well done lads !!!!

The MIGHTY EASTS have done it again !!!!

RAFFLE RESULT - BLACKCAPS World Cup Hoodie and Polo Shirt

Raffle result - Winner of the Black Caps World Cup Hoodie and Polo Shirt (donated by Jeetan Patel) Ticket No. 66 - Umesh Govind (Easts 4th Grade Bullets)!!!

Well done Umesh!!!



EASTS ROOSTERS, TIGERS, ACES & SMOKING PINEAPPLES have qualified for the One Day Finals in the lower grades.

2nd Grade - Easts Roosters v Silks Sports at Kilbirnie 3 to be played on Sunday 15th March 2015

4th Grade - Easts Tigers v Onslow at Grenada North 1 to be played on Sunday 15th March 2015

The 5th Grade final between Easts Aces and East Smoking Pineapples is to be played on Sunday 29th March 2015

Go The MIGHTY EASTS !!!!!!!!!!


2nd Grade
Sikh Sports 159-10 (Ben Arcus 3-27),
Easts Roosters 160-5 (Matt Toft 53, Adrian Brown 56)

Easts Roosters won by 5 wickets - Congratulations ROOSTERS !!!!!.

4th Grade
Easts Tigers 285-6 (Ani Chitre 50, Nathan Dysart 94, Karl Grove 30, Ryan Gardiner 39, Max Moar 35)
Onslow 224-9

Easts Tigers won by 61 runs - Congratulations TIGERS !!!!!.

Prizegiving Dinner Saturday 28th March 2015

The Club’s end of season Prizegiving Dinner will be held on Saturday 28th March at the Clubrooms. The magnificent buffet dinner will be served at 8.30pm. Usual cheap bar prices.

$20 per head no exceptions. A mystery guest has been arranged!!

I want all teams represented!!


Cheers, Gordie

Saturday 28th February & Sunday 1st March 2015

There is no cricket for Premiers or Premier Reserves on the weekend of Saturday 28th Feb/Sunday 1st March. All other grades will play on the Saturday.

The reason is, there are two World Cup teams in town (England/Sri Lanka) for the game at the stadium on the Sunday. On the Saturday both teams will be having net practices, and a lot of Premier club bowlers will be invited to attend as net bowlers for the teams. This couldn’t be done if those bowlers were involved in Club cricket.

Premier Men - Jamie Gibson - 201 Not Out !!!!

The highlight of club cricket on Saturday was undoubtedly Jamie Gibson’s outstanding unbeaten double century in Pearce Cup against the hapless Karori (despite the local morning rag thinking some nondescript club’s win in the second rate grade was more important).

Jamie’s innings included 18 fours and 5 sixes and he brought up his 201 n.o. with a superbly struck six over mid wicket. It was an innings of rare maturity for the 21 year old, who mixed splendid shot making with concentration and patience. One of the finest innings seen in Pearce Cup cricket for many a year.

In addition, a club record 8th wicket partnership of 160 was set with Lance Dry (78).

Premier Reserve - 2015 ONE DAY CHAMPIONS !!!

Back (l to r)Sean Neal (c), Sam Shukla, Nathan Cameron, Haseeb Quazi, Vena Niutao, Brad Coleman, Gordie Dry (Club Manager)
Front (l to r)Jamie O'Donnell, Matt van Kesteren, Will Pendered, Ankur Bassi, Sam Outtrim

Congratulations to the Premier Reserve team who beat Karori comprehensively to be the one day champions for 2014/15 season.

Easts won the toss and elected to bowl first. Karori wickets started to tumble as Nathan Cameron, Sam Outtrim, Vena Niutao and Will Pendered each bagged two wickets and Brad Coleman also getting one. Karori were all out for 195.

Sean Neal was magnificent in making an unbeaten century - 114 not out along with help from Will Pendered who made 37 not out. Their parthership totalled 130 and Easts got home with 7 wickets to spare 196-3.

Congratulations lads !!!!!


Jamie Gibson selected to play for Wellington Firebirds

Jamie Gibson has been named in the Wellington Firebirds side to play Central Districts at the Basin Reserve on 20th January 2015.

Congratulations Gibbo !!!!!!!

Jamie scored 42 runs and managed to pick up 1 wicket for 23 runs. The young guns got the Firebirds home for a win.

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Jamie Gibson selected to play for Wellington Prov A

Jamie Gibson has been named dor the Wellington Provincial A side to play in the National tournament at Lincoln from 2nd - 9th January 2015.

Congratulations Gibbo !!!!!!!

The tournament consists of 5 one-day matches against all the other associations and 3 T/20 matches against Auckland, Otago and Central.

All games will be live scored on the www.blackcaps.co.nz and match wrap ups can be found on the Cricket Wellington website.

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Trevor Rigby passes away

"Trevor Rigby - an absolute sporting legend of the eastern suburbs and Wellington has passed away at the age of 83. Trevor was a stalwart of the old Kilbirnie Cricket Club - one of the forerunner clubs of the Easts Cricket Club. He was one of the guiding lights in the amalgamation of Kilbirnie and Midland St. Pats in 1993, and was the inaugural Co-President of the then newly formed Easts club. I’m sure all members will join me in extending deepest sympathy to his family."



Jamie Gibson to play for New Zealand Chairmans X1 against Sri Lanka

The New Zealand Chairmans XI to play Sri Lanka in a two-day match at Queenstown on Sunday and Monday, 21-22 December, has been named and Easts player Jamie Gibson has been selected. Congratulations Gibbo !!!!!!!

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2014/15 season about to start

Well the start of the 2014/15 season is not far away - 18 October 2014

Our website has been updated with the 2020 & 1 day matches for the Premier team and 1 day matches for the Premier Reserves. Have also provided links on these pages so that you can easily view ALL TEAMs, rounds and results on CricHQ.

Other teams games will be uploaded once they appear on CricHQ.

This year THE MIGHTY EASTS will field 25 teams - no other club in NZ can match this !!!!!

Jeetan Patel key figure
in the Birmingham Bears winning the Natwest T20 Blast

Easts Jeetan Patel was a key figure in the winning of the Natwest T20 Blast competition in the UK. The Birmingham Bears are also coached by former Eastern Suburbs professional player Dougie Brown.

Read Birhimingham Mail ......

Jeetan was the leading wicket taker in the competition with 25 wickets as well as having the second best RPO (second to Saeed Ajmal - who chucks it!)

Check out the Stats here ....