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Two new Vice Presidents elected at
24th Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club 2017 AGM

Sean Joseph and Doug Pollock were recognised last night at the club AGM for the time and effort they have contributed to the Mighty Easts over many (successful) seasons. The club is grateful for all the work they have done and the work they will undoubtedly continue to do for Easts.

Well done again Sean and Doug !!!

The club also has a new Chairman and Club Captain, Doug Pollock has passed his chairmanship on to Clinton Johns and the people’s champion Andy Burt has relinquished his Club Captain role to his deputy Ben Fawkes.

Thanks to Doug and Andy for their contribution and welcome aboard to Clinton and Ben !!!

2016/17 Annual Report & Financial Statement

Here is our latest Annual Report and Financial Statement which will be presented at the 24th Annual General Meeting of the Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club, at the Kilbirnie Park Clubrooms on Monday 28th August 2017, at 7pm.

Place an entry into your diary..............

2016/17 Annual Report & Financial Statement


New Zealand Club Champions
National Club Championship Trophy

The 23rd anniversary of the NZCT National Club Cricket Championships is once again being held at Cornwall Cricket Club from Tuesday April 4th to Sunday April 9th 2017.

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 23rd edition will feature Mount Maunganui (Northern Districts), United (Central Districts), Eastern Suburbs (Wellington), Old Boys Collegians (Canterbury), Takapuna (Auckland) and Albion (Otago).

This will be our 8th appearance at the National Club Championships previously attending in 1995, 2002, 2003, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016. Last year we won the title of National Club Champions for the first time and want to repeat the process this year.

The Easts players selected to participate are Jack Anderson, Matt Ansell, Fraser Colson, Peter Connell, Lance Dry (c), Andrew Fullerton-Smith Luke Georgeson, Jamie Gibson, Lauchie Johns, Ricky Joseph, Jimad Khan, Ben Orton, James Price and Jed Wiggins.


Video of Winning - Lance Dry

Video match highlights of Easts winning

National Cricket Club Championships

NCCC Facebook Page .........

Tue 4th April
Easts V United
Match Abandonded

Wed 5th April
Easts V Albion

Thurs 6th April
Easts 239-10 V Mt Maunganui 216-9
(Ben Orton 44, Matt Ansell 71 & Lance Dry 35, Jamie Gibson 3-24)
Won by 26 runs DLS Method - 26 over game due to rain delays
Auckland Cricket Report
National Club Cricket Report

Fri 7th April
Easts 212-6 V Takapuna 119-10
(Ben Orton 59, Fraser Colson 32 ,Lauchie Johns 48* & Lance Dry 3-14)
Won by 93 runs - 45 over game due to rain delays
Auckland Cricket Report
National Club Cricket Report

Sat 8th April
Easts 234-7 V Old Boys Collegians 202-10
(Ben Orton 31, Matt Ansell 32, Jamie Gibson 69 & 5-29 & Andrew Fullerton-Smith 31*)
Won by 32 runs - 50 over game
Auckland Cricket Report
National Club Cricket Report
Wellington Cricket Report

Sun 9th April
Easts 195-4 V Albion 194-10
(Jamie Gibson 4-31 & 61*, Lance Dry 3-31, James Price 32, Ben Orton 30, Fraser Colson 49)
Won by 6 wickets and crowned NATIONAL CLUB CHAMPIONS 2017 !!!!!!
WellingtonCricket Report
AucklandCricket Report
New Zealand Cricket Report

Jamie Gibson - Player of Championship 2017

Jamie Gibson - Player of Championship for two years running 2016-2017 !!!!

Breaking News

                                2017 PEARCE CUP CHAMPIONS !!!!!

2017 Pearce Cup Champions

Back (l to r):- Pat Baker (Team Sponsor), Vena Niutao, Peter Connell, Jack Anderson,
Luke Georgeson, Ben Orton, Fraser Colson, Lauchie Johns, Sean Joseph (Team Manager),
Ricky Joseph, Jimad Khan, Gordon Dry (Club Manager), Cath Shields (Scorer)
Front (l to r):- Andrew Fullerton-Smith, Lance Dry(c), Oscar Dry (Captains son),
James Price, Jamie Gibson, Matt Ansell

Absent :- Ankur Bassi, BJ Barnett

2017 Pearce Cup Champions
2017 Gordie Jimad Khan

Easts Premier Men have PEARCE CUP, Ewen CHATFIELD TROPHY
& COOKSHIELD back in the cabinet for another year !!!

Pearce Cup

The MIGHTY EASTS PREMIER TEAM were top qualifiers to play in the PEARCE CUP FINAL They played against Karori in the 3 day final at the Basin Reserve on Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April 2017.


Karori 194-10 & 258-10
(Peter Connell 3-62 & 4-67, Jamie Gibson 4-52 & 5-53, Lance Dry 2-34,
Ricky Joseph 1-44)

Easts 311-10 & 144-4
(Luke Georgeson 48, James Price 46 & 52, Jamie Gibson 24, Lauchie Johns 42,
Jimad Khan 74, Matt Ansell 53)

Cricket Wgtn Prematch
LIVE Scorebook
CricHQ Match Report
Cricket Wellington

Easts have made it to the Pearce Cup Final 16 times since 2001/2002 and have won the trophy in 13 of those finals. Lets make it 14 wins !!!!


Season Opposition Result
2017/2018 Johnsonville Drawn game - Win to Easts as top qualifier
2016/2017 Karori Win to Easts by 6 wickets
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 .......