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Annual Report

Easts Annual General Meeting
Monday 27th August 2018

The Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held in the Clubrooms on Monday 27th August 2018 at 7.00pm.

Gordie wants a good turnout!!!

A digital copy of the Annual Report and Financial Statement is available by clicking the image.

Hard copies will be available from Gordie from this coming week and will also be available at the meeting.

Free drinks will be served at the meeting - courtesy of the Club.

See you there!!!

Cricket Wellington 2017/18 Season Awards

Congrats to all the winners at Cricket Wellington awards.

The MIGHTY EASTS scooped a number of awards including two grade championships.

Cricket Wellington Trophy List for Easts 2017/2018

Club Championship Royal Visit Cup (Total Points - EASTS)
Norwood Club Championship (Average Points per Team - EASTS)
Mens Club Cricketer of the Year Jamie Gibson - EASTS PREMIER MEN
CRICHQ Knockout Competition - MVP award Jed Wiggins 6-17 EASTS PREMIER MEN
Lower Grade Performance of the Year Joe Drysdale 9-17 for EASTS ACES

Grade Winners
Twenty20 Division 3 - EASTS COBRAS

Cricket Wellington Report


Pearce Cup

Back (l to r):- Gordon Dry (Club Manager), Jeremy Dean, Sean Joseph (Team Manager),
Peter Connell, Pat Baker (Team Sponsor), Jed Wiggins, Matt Ansell, Ricky Joseph,
Fraser Colson, Andrew Fullerton-Smith, Jimad Khan, Luke Georgeson,
Front (l to r):- Oscar Dry (Lance’s son), Lauchie Johns, Jamie Gibson,
Maddie Dry (Lance’s daughter), Lance Dry (c)

Absent :- Cath Shields (Team Scorer), Ben Orton, Michael Bracewell, Ankur Bassi,
Jeetan Patel, Krishna Patel, BJ Barnett, Scott Golder, Nathan Cameron, Jack Anderson

Pearce Cup

Easts Premier team have now qualified 17 times in 17 years to play in the Pearce Cup final.

After the abandoned game against Hutt Districts last Saturday we retain the top qualfier spot with 103.43 points for the final against Johnsonville.

The 2018 final will be played at the Basin Reserve over 3 days Friday 30th March to Sunday 1 Apr 2018.

Let’s get down to the Basin Reserve and support THE MIGHTY EASTS Premier Team !!!!

Cricket Wgtn Prematch

Day 1

An excellent start for the MIGHTY EASTS with 397-6 after the completion of 103 overs. It was a great team effort with the batting including a century to Jamie Gibson 122 - Matt Ansell 44, Fraser Colson 52, Jimad Khan 69 and Lauchie Johns 56*.

Day 2

Lauchie Johns 56* at stumps battered on achieving a century - 103 with support from Andrew Fullerton-Smith 37, Lance Dry 35* and Peter Connell 30. Easts managed to amass their highest ever innings score with 550 all out. (The previous record was set in the 2007 final against - Naenae 474.)

Johnsonville then had a difficult task ahead of them and were all out for 208 with Peter Connell taking 5-45. Captain Lance Dry decided to bat again and after the lost of a few early wickets Easts were 79-3, with Luke Georgeson 50*, at stumps on day 2. A lead of 421 runs.

Day 3

Well we continued to dominate on the last day with Luke Georgeson scoring a century and a 2nd innings total of 261. This gave Easts a lead of 603 and the Johnsonville captain thought it was about time to shake hands.

Drawn game but as Easts were the Top Qualifier meant we WON THE PEARCE CUP again !!!!

15th time in the last 17 years with us playing in the final for all 17 years !!!!!

Congratulations Lance and the Premier Team !!!!


Photos of Final - Courtesy Hamish Johns

Photos of Final - Courtesy Wareham Sports Media

PEARCE CUP FINALS SINCE 2001/2002 EASTS have played in all Finals

Season Opposition Result
2017/2018 Johnsonville Easts won as top qualifier - Drawn game
2016/2017 Karori Easts won by 6 wickets
2015/2016 Onslow Onslow won as top qualifier - Drawn game
2014/2015 Taita Easts won by 5 wickets
2013/2014 Hutt Districts Easts won as top qualifier - Drawn game
2012/2013 Karori Easts won by 9 wickets
2011/2012 Naenae Easts won by 9 wickets
2010/2011 Karori Karori won by 108 runs
2009/2010 Karori Easts won by 8 wickets
2008/2009 Karori Easts won by 2 wickets
2007/2008 North City Easts won by 7 wickets
2006/2007 Naenae Easts won by 9 wickets
2005/2006 Karori Easts won as top qualifier - Final abandoned (rain)
2004/2005   Easts won by 20.26 points
2003/2004   Easts won by 14.92 points
2002/2003   Easts won by 2.15 points
2001/2002   Easts won by 6.93 points

Another three Milestones achieved for Premier players

Jeremy Dean

Ben Orton achieved 3,000 runs for Easts in the two day game against Johnsonville on 4 March 2018. His first 1,000 runs were achieved in 2012 and 2,000 in 2013.

In the years Ben has played for EASTS he has scored 4 centuries and 26 fifties.

Congratulations Ben !!!!

Jeremy Dean

Easts No. 1 Premier batsmen Jeremy Dean achieved 6,000 runs for Easts in the CRICHQ T20 Cup Semi Final game against Taita on 25 February 2018. His first 1,000 runs were achieved 10 years ago in 2008, 2,000 in 2010, 3,000 in 2012, 4,000 in 2015 and 5,000 in 2016.

In the years Deano has played for EASTS he has scored 7 centuries and 36 fifties.

Congratulations Deano !!!!

Jamie Gibson

Fraser Colson scored his first 1,000 run for Easts in the CRICHQ T20 Cup Semi Final game against Taita on 25 February 2018.

Fraser started with EASTS in 2015 and has scored 1 century and 11 fifties in that time.

Congratulations Fraser !!!!

Easts Premier Men to play Karori in CRICHQ T20 Cup FINAL

The three group matches to qualify for the CRICHQ T20 Cup Knockout have been completed with our Easts Premier team undefeated in all three games and will now play Hutt Districts in the quarter finals on Wednesday 14 Feb 2018.

The Premier Reserve team had two wins but unfortunately just missed out on qualifying for the knockout rounds.

First three games results were:-

Easts Premier 225-3 beat Taita Premier Reserve 77-10
University Premier 111-10 lost to Easts Premier 113-2
Hutt Districts Premier Reserve 122-5 lost to Easts Premier 123-3

Petone-Eastbourne Premier 155-6 beat Easts Premier Reserve 84-10
Indian Sports Intercity 120-7 lost to Easts Premier Reserve 121-3
Upper Hutt Premier 138-8 lost to Easts Premier Reserve 141-9

The Quarter Final knockout games on Wednesday 14th February 2018
starting at 5:30pm are:-

Collegians 127-9 V Taita 130-2 at Anderson Park - Win for Taita
Easts 194-7 V Hutt Districts 167-5 at Kilbirnie Park - Win for Easts !!!!!
Karori 184-6 V University 105-10 at Karori Park - Win for Karori
Onslow 159-6 V Petone-Eastbourne 107-10 Narinville Park - Win for Onslow

Get down there and support the MIGHTY EASTS TEAM !!!!!!

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Quarter Final result was a WIN to Easts by 27 runs with their game against Hutt District Premiers

Easts 194-7 (Fraser Colson 57, Jeremy Dean 32) V Hutt Districts 167-5 (Luke Georgeson 3-26)


Cricket Wellington

Next step the SEMI FINAL against Taita Premiers

Easts had a comfortable win against Taita to now make the FINAL against Karori at the Basin Reserve Wednesday 28th Febraury 2018 starting at 4:30pm

Easts 184-6 (Jeremy Dean 57, Fraser Colson 90) V Taita 124-10 (Luke Georgeson 4-33)


Cricket Wellington

Next step the FINAL against Karori Premiers at the Basin Reserve on Wednesday 28th February 2018 starting at 4:30pm !!!!

Well we started well with a wicket on the first ball for Jed Wiggins but then Karori settled in and managed to post a score of 150. Next our turn to bat and .............. 109 is all we could muster - disappointing in that we had scored well in all other games.


Milestones achieved for Premier players
2017-2018 season to date......

Ricky Joseph

Ricky Joseph achieved his 400th wicket for Easts in the game against Hutt Districts on 11 November 2017. His first 100 wickets were taken in 2009, 200 in 2012 and 300 in 2015.

Congratulations Ricky !!!!

Jamie Gibson

Jamie Gibson scored his 3,000 run for Easts in the game against Onslow on 10 February 2018. His achieved his first 1,000 runs in 2013 and 2,000 in 2015.

Congratulations Jamie !!!!

James Price

James Price scored his 1,000 runs for Easts in the game against Onslow on 10 February 2018.

Congratulations James !!!!

Lauchie Johns & Fraser Colson selected for New Zealand XI against Parkistan

Fresh off his First-Class debut against Central Districts in November, young Easts wicketkeeper, Lauchie Johns, has now been selected in the New Zealand XI to face Pakistan in a 50 over warm-up match at Saxton Oval in Nelson on Wednesday 3 January.

Joining Johns in the squad is his Easts club mate and Wellington Firebirds’ batsman, Fraser Colson. After leading the NZ XI to victory over the West Indies at Whangarei earlier this month, Colson returns to captain the side again.

Cricket Wellington News

LIVE Scorebook

Fraser Colson to Captain NZ XI against West Indies

Fraser Colson

Easts Fraser Colson has been selected to captain New Zealand XI to play West Indies in a 50 over warm-up match in Whangarei on Saturday 16th December 2017. Fraser is the only Wellington player selected.

Congratulations Fraser !!!!

The game starting at 11:00am tomorrow will be live-streamed at

Cricket Wellington News

The New Zealand XI beat the West Indies with a six wicket win with nine balls to spare at Cobham Oval, Whangarei


National U19 - Luke Georgeson Century &
Selection for New Zealand U19 for 2018 World Cup

The Mighty Easts highly talented young cricketer Luke Georgeson scored an outstanding 117 off 154 balls at the National Under 19 tournament at Lincoln on 11 Dec 2017.

Congratulations on a top effort Luke!!!

We’re going to see a lot more from this promising youngster in the seasons ahead !!!

Wellington U19 V Canterbury U19 - 4 Dec 2017

Wellington U19 V Northern U19 - 5 Dec 2017

Wellington U19 V Otago U19 - 6 Dec 2017

Wellington U19 V Central U19 - 8 Dec 2017

Wellington U19 V Auckland U19 - 9 Dec 2017

Wellington U19 V Central U19 - 11 Dec 2017

Wellington U19 V Auckland U19 - 12 Dec 2017 FINAL

Points Table and Stats

New Zealand name squad for ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup 2018

Lower Grade Performance

In the 4th Grade 2 day match, Easts Aces v Collegians Axemen, just finished on Saturday 25 Nov 2017 - Joe Drysdale for the Easts Aces in the Axemen second innings bowled 8.3 overs 5 maidens 17 runs 9 wickets.

Together with his 4-41 in the first innings Joe had match figures of 13-58.

Well done Joe !!!!!

Lauchie Johns to debut for Wellington Firebirds

Lauchie Johns Debut Firebirds

Congratulations to Easts Premier wicketkeeper / batsman Lauchie Johns - making his first class debut for the Wellington Firebirds today, 24 Nov 2017, in the four day Plunket Shield game against Central Districts in Nelson.

Go well mate!!!

Lower Grade Performance

11 Nov 2017 playing for Easts Cobras in T20 grading, Scott Barnett made 109 off 32 balls including 7 x 4’s and 10 x 6’s.

He repeated the performance on 18 Nov 2017 with 129 off 57 balls !!!

Well done Scott now 238 off 89 balls - Your target is 3 in a row now !!!!!

Dempster Shield & Wellington U19 Team selections

Two East players, James Price and Lauchie Johns, have been selected for the Dempster Shield T20 double header games on Sunday 12th November 2017 at Kelburn Park.

Dempster Shield Teams

Two Easts players, Luke Georgeson & Jed Wiggins, have been selected for the Wellington Under 19 team for the National Tournament from the 4th to 12 December at Lincoln University.

Wellington U19 Team

Congratulations to James, Lauchie, Luke & Jeb.

Easts Taxes have the perfect start for 2017/18 season

A cracking start to the season for the Intercity One Day side Easts Taxes.

Belting a remarkable 409-7 off 40 overs, against the haplerss Indian Sports Evergreens, Easts won by a massive 349 runs!!! Easts Taxes mammoth tally was led by a swashbuckling 232 not out by mature and experienced (as opposed to old) ROSS GROUNSELL who included 22 x 4’s and 17 x 6’s in his huge total.

It’s going to be a hard act to follow Ross!!!

Cricket Wellington Vice Presidents 2017/18

The following Vice President elections were confirmed at the recent Cricket Wellington AGM - 18 Oct 2017.

Gordon Dry and Todd Foster were both elected as Vice Presidents, in recognition of their service to cricket in Wellington (amongst other things, Todd is the long standing Honorary Solicitor of Easts CC).

We see this as further recognition of the achievements and status of this MIGHTY Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club.

Congratulations to Gordie & Todd.

Twenty20 Knockout Competition 2017/2018

The Easts Club has entered two teams in this years T20 Knockout Competition - this will give more guys a chance to show their skills in the T20 format.

Gordie will be in touch with more details as they are announced.

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 !!!