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New Easts Club Manager

Meet Myles "Marty Sugar" Sayer, the New Heartbeat of Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club!

We're excited to introduce our new club manager, Myles Sayer! A hardcore cricket enthusiast, Myles is a familiar face who once played for our very own Easts' fourth team over a decade ago. Not just a fan, he has spent ten impressive years playing Senior cricket for Man-Fox Cricket Club in Foxton, where he mastered the art of avoiding the infamous Duck Trophy.

His love for sports extends to the squash court as well, where he's been the Squash Club Captain for the Island Bay Tennis & Squash Club for the last 7 years. His remarkable contribution even earned him the National Volunteer of the Year award by Squash New Zealand in 2020.

Beyond sports, Myles is a gifted graphic designer, applying his creativity at every turn. He is also known as Marty Sugar, a nickname that carries an interesting backstory!

Please join us in welcoming Myles to his new role! We're sure that with his vast experience, passionate approach, and creative insights, he will take our club to greater heights in the coming seasons.

Remember, Myles is always up for a chat, especially if it's about the origin of his nickname!

Myles Sayer

Annual Report 2022/23

In a challenging season, the Club's strength was evident with 21 men's teams, one women's team, and two girls' teams, alongside 30 Junior teams. Despite weather disruptions and a poorly implemented scoring system, the players showed perseverance. Notable achievements included winning the Royal Visit Cup and several representative selections.

The Club mourned the loss of a dedicated member but welcomed new sponsors and made progress in future plans. Financially stable, the Club seeks more support for its ongoing success. Gratitude was expressed to all contributors and a managed transition of leadership is underway.

Looking forward to a strong upcoming season with new and returning players.

Click here to read the report online now >

Annual Report and AGM 2021/22

The club's AGM is this Monday 28th August, at 7pm at our Kilbirnie Park Clubrooms. We would love to see you there to celebrate the last season and be part of the discussion about what's ahead this season and beyond.

This year the Club has made the annual report available as an electronic version. This is to help us manage costs and create a way to distribute them further! We will have a handful of copies at the club for people to read when they are at the club.

Click here to read the report online now >

Easts Female Players Wanted

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Senior Prize Giving

Due to COVID-19 regretfully the ESCC Committee has made the decision to cancel Senior Club Prize Giving for this season. Instead, we'll have a Season Opener Event on the last weekend of October and celebrate this season together and kick off next season.

However, the bar will be open on Saturday 26 March from 5.30pm for any teams that want to reflect on another season playing for the Mighty Easts.

Notification of COVID Related Amendments for the Remainder of the Cricket Season

Cricket Wellington has issued the notification below of COVID Related Amendments for the Remainder of the Cricket Season. In essence as far as Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club is concerned in summary the Cricket Wellington notification makes the following amendments.

Div 1

  • Round 5 fixtures will be played on 26/27 March 2022 (no cricket on 19 March 2022), if this week is disrupted due to COVID then Round 5 is rescheduled to 2/3 April
  • No Pearce Cup final
  • Promotion relegation to be confirmed post Round 5

Men’s Cricket (Division 3-7, Intercity and T20)

  • All competitions in senior men’s cricket below Division 2 (Division 3-7, Intercity and T20) are now complete as of fixtures on the 12th and 13th March. Promotion/relegation and grade winners will been determined once all scorecards have been submitted and points ratified as 10 playing days have been completed as per the Cricket Wellington Competitions Contingency Plan
  • Ground bookings will remain and clubs/teams may complete friendly fixtures as per player availability. If teams are unable to play the must advise the Competitions Manager as soon as possible

Women’s Cricket

  • All competitions in women’s cricket below Division 1 (Division 2-3 and Girls Hardball Y7-11) are now complete as of fixtures on the 12th and 13th March. Grade winners will been determined once all scorecards have been submitted and points ratified as one full round of each competition has been completed as per the Cricket Wellington Competitions Contingency Plan

Junior Cricket

  • All junior cricket will continue without changes. If clubs are unable to field teams they must immediately contact the Competitions Manager

Team Captains

  • Ensure scorecards up to the 13 March are uploaded on Crichq to ensure the correct points tables are established
  • Advise the Competitions Manager (paul@cricketwellington.co.nz) and the club (eastscricket9@gmail.com) asap if teams are unable to play their friendly matches

Covid Vaccine Passport Update

As you might be aware, on Friday 3 December New Zealand moved to the COVID-19 Protection Framework (the traffic lights). Wellington is at the Orange Alert level and community sport is still able to go ahead.

The Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club (ESCC) has recently agreed that from Friday 3rd December 2021 all members who attend Club events within Easts Kilbirnie Park Clubrooms will be required to have evidence of their vaccination certificate through the My Vaccine Pass process (register and download it here).

In order to coach or manage a Junior Eastern Suburbs Cricket Team, you must be fully vaccinated by 1 January 2022 and willing to provide proof of your vaccination. We are following the guidelines of Sport New Zealand and the Ministry of Health.

The Club would ask that we all scan and sign-in and follow all of the good public health practices we have become accustomed to over the past 18 months.

*The guidelines are constantly being revised and ESCC reserves the right to amend this position as more information becomes available.

Covid Vaccine Statement

Background Info

The Ministry of Health has said that anyone who may have contact with students or be present at an education service at a time when students are present by 1 January 2022 needs a partial vaccination till 15 November and a full vaccination by the end of the year. Sports NZ says that even if the team isn't affiliated with a school, volunteers need to be vaccinated. Those involved in secondary schools are also getting required to show proof of vaccination.

Eastern Suburbs CC Covid Vaccine Statement

As a matter of safety and wellbeing, ESCC strongly recommends that all eligible members become vaccinated. It is of particular significance for those involved in junior and youth cricket or those who are exposed to high-risk situations. Further information about the Covid-19 vaccination can be found here.

In order to coach or manage a Junior Eastern Suburbs Cricket Team, you must be fully vaccinated by 1 January 2022 and willing to provide proof of your vaccination. We are following the guidelines of Sport New Zealand and the Ministry of Health.

*The guidelines are constantly being revised and ESCC reserves the right to amend this position as more information becomes available.

Haresh Patel Joins As Premier Sports Chiropractor

The Club is pleased to announce and welcome Dr. Haresh Patel (Chiropractor) Co-Director of Motion Health - Lambton Quay, as the team’s Sports Chiropractor for Floor Court Eastern Suburbs Premiers this season.

Haresh is a Wellingtonian living in the Eastern Suburbs. He has worked in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League (NZIHL) with the Skycity Stampede, the Cello Wellington Premier League with the Wellington Indians Premier Hockey team (WISC), and in the Southern Football League (SFL) with the Queenstown Rovers.

Haresh will be present at each Prems pre-game to ensure all players’ injuries and musculoskeletal complaints on the field are addressed. As a sports chiropractor, when caring for the team his treatment includes manipulation (spinal & extremities), soft tissue therapy, taping and exercise prescription.

We look forward to what you have to offer for the team!

Haresh Patel

Haresh Patel

Pre-Season Practice

From Tuesday 5 October, club trainings will take place at Kilbirnie Park nets from 5.30pm each Tuesday and Thursday. All teams and new players welcome to come and have a hit out.

If you are a new player looking for a team, come along to training or email eastscricket9@gmail.com.

AGM Postponed

The AGM has again been postponed to Monday 27th September

Due to the current Covid-19 alert levels, the AGM has been postponed to Monday 20 September 2021 at the Kilbirnie Park clubrooms at 7pm.

In the event the AGM cannot be held in person on the 20th September, then it will be held virtually at the same time and date with call details to be issued in due course.

Annual Report 2020-2021

Annual Report

A reminder that the Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club AGM is on Monday 30 August 2021 at 7pm at the Clubrooms.

The annual report and agenda can be found by clicking the image to the right. Hard copies will be available at the meeting.

We would like a good turnout, so get this in your diary.

The Club will be putting on complimentary drinks.

See you there.

Annual General Meeting 30 August 2021

The Club's AGM will be held at the Kilbirnie Park clubrooms on Monday 30 August 2021 at 7pm. We want a good turnout, so put it in your diary now.

The annual report will be posted on the club website prior to the meeting and hard copies of the report will also be available on the day.

The club will be putting on complimentary drinks.

Premier and Premier Reserve Pre-Season Training

Premier and Premier Reserve Pre-Season Training starts on 31 August 2021 at the Sky Stadium Indoor Nets.

It is time to start thinking about dusting of the cobwebs and get into shape for pre-season cricket training.

All aspiring Premier and Premier Reserve players should attend pre-season training. The following days have been booked at Sky Stadium Indoor Nets on a Tuesday from 7-9pm.

31 August
7 September
14 September
21 September
28 September

All new players looking to play Premier or Premier Reserve cricket are welcome.

New skipper confirmed

The Club is extremely pleased to announce that Lauchie Johns will captain the Eastern Suburbs Premiers for the 2021/22 season.

“I'm excited to take the reins of the side, after a successful season in the Hazlett Trophy, from Luke Georgeson who we hope will be unavailable for Easts for much of the season as he builds on his strong start to his First Class career with the Wellington Firebirds. We have an exciting group of talented young players in our squad and look forward to challenging titles in all three formats this season.” – Lauchie Johns.

Lauchie Johns

Lauchie Johns

Felix Murray joins Eastern Suburbs

The Mighty Easts are pleased to welcome Felix Murray to the club for the upcoming season.

Felix is a left hand slow bowler and left hand batsman, who has represented Central Districts and New Zealand Under 19 at the 2018 World Cup.

Felix Murray

Felix Murray

2020-21 News

Easts Prize Giving!

It was great to see a good turnout for prize giving and an enjoyable evening had by all. Enjoy winter, rehab any niggles and we will see you back out on the pitch in season 2021/22!

Winners below:


Winder Cup Best Fielder: Lauchie Johns
GF Harris Cup Best Bowler: Jed Wiggins
Amalgamation Cup Best Batsmen: Luke Georgeson


Tucker Cup Best Fielder: Henry Wells (Prem Reserves)
Allen Pengelly Cup Best Bowler: Dimitri Goumas (Bulldogs)
Mockhouse Kershaw Cup Best Batsmen: Janakan Karunaharan (Tamils)
Kelly Cup MVP: Dilakshan Dila (Prem Reserves)


Donoghue Cup Best Fielder: Nick Singh (Leopards)
Chapman Cup Best Bowler: Pankaj Kumar (The Shoe Clinic)
Gaudin Cup Best Batsmen: Karl Grove (Bulldogs)
Cameron Cup MVP: Dimitri Goumas (Bulldogs)


WJR Christopeherson Most Enterprising Captain: Corey Lawrence (Goons)
Pearl Assurance Trophy Best Male U20: Jacob Logan
Walker Cup Most Useful on/off Field: Ankur Bassi
McKeown Trophy Highest Club innings: Lauchie Johns (176 off 152)
Ward Trophy best batsmen: Luke Georgeson (Premier)
Committee Cup Best Bowler: Jed Wiggins (Premier)
Coles/Hotter Trophy Best All rounder: Luke Georgeson
JG Ashendon Most Improved Batsmen: Dilakshan Dila (Prem Reserves)
Duthie Cup Most improved bowler: Jed Wiggins (Premier)
O G Hearne Shield Best Team: Easts Prematures
Borman Johnston Personality Cup of the Year: Sone Finai (Goons)
Crown Finance Cup Player of the Year: Luke Georgeson (Premier)

Easts Prizegiving

El Cheapo Easts win Hazlett Trophy and Return to the Pearce Cup

The Mighty Easts will be back playing in the Pearce Cup for the 2021/22 season after a thrilling 3 wicket win over Petone Riverside on Sunday and securing the Hazlett Trophy.

Petone Riverside elected to bat and were bowled out for 208 in the first innings aided by some uncharacteristically benevolent fielding, with wickets shared between Adam Leonard 2-42 (coming off a seven wicket bag the week before), Luke Georgeson 2-54 and Jed Wiggins 3-23. Easts in reply scored 283/8 with Lauchie Johns continuing his red hot form scoring 120 off 130 ball (14 x 4 and 3 x 6) his third century in 4 innings. He was ably supported by Adam Leonard 40, Jimad Khan 34 and Xavier Aspell 31.

With a 75 run lead on the first innings Easts bowled Petone out in the second innings for 191 with a rejuvenated Patrick Howes taking 5-42 supported by Adam Leonard 2-23, and Jed Wiggins 2-60. This left Easts needing 119 to win and after some early tremors Patrick Howes 42 and Adam Leonard 13 helped calm the nervous, leaving Jed Wiggins to play a signature cover drive for 4 to seal the win with a fist pump and an over to spare.

This puts Easts in a unassailable lead with 44 points clear on top, having had outrights wins over each of the three teams below them.

Cook Shield Returns to the Mighty Easts

After a convincing win by an innings and 43 runs over University on Sunday, the mighty Eastern Suburbs has won back the Cook Shield.

The Cook Shield is the Ranfurly Shield equivalent in Wellington Premier Club Cricket, with the holder of the shield putting it on the line for every two day game with the challenger required to win outright to win the shield. Easts held the shield for the first 10 years until losing it to University in 2018.

The shield dates back to 1925 when it used be the Senior championship trophy before it was resurrected in its current format in 2008.

This was a great team effort with University bowled out for 113 in the first innings with Adam Lenard taking 5-46 on his return to Kelburn Park. Easts made 298 in reply with solid contributions from most of the batting order, Luke Georgeson 66, Jacob Logan 57, Nate Wiggins 40, Lauchie Johns 33, Xavier Aspell 29, Taine Bayly 27 and Patrick Howes 23.

With a 185 run lead, Easts applied the pressure and bowled University out for 142. The bowling was led by Jed Wiggins and Patrick Howes with some excellent spin bowling. Jed bowled a marathon 31 overs on the trot for 5-53 and Patrick bowled 22 overs at the other end for 3-32. The bowlers were supported by some excellent fielding and catches taken.

Well played Team.

Easts Premiers

Dougal the team mascot guarding the shield.

Easts Premiers

Adam Leonard 5-42 in the first innings.

Easts Premiers

The Cook Shield holders!

Club Record Broken

Congratulations to Fraser Colson for setting a new club record for highest T20 score with his 119 against Karori on Saturday 23 January 2021.

The previous highest score was Lauchie Johns' 104 in 2020.

Fraser's 119 came off 59 balls and contained 8 fours and 9 sixes. He was dismissed on the final ball of the innings but by then had set up Easts total of 197-6. Easts went on to win the game by 89 runs.


Congratulations to Jed Wiggins and Luke Georgeson who both achieved significant milestones in the first half of the 2020/2021 season.

Jed Wiggins took his 100th wicket for Easts while playing against Naenae on October 28, and Luke Georgeson scored his 2000th run for Easts while playing against Petone-Riverside on December 19.

Great work lads, keep it up!

Wiggins 100 Georgeson 2000

One Day Champions!

Congrats to the Premiers who have been crowned the Hazlett Trophy One Day Champions.

In the last one day round against Petone-Riverside, Easts scored 329-5 with Skipper Luke Georgeson and Fraser Colson scoring 130 and 75 respectively. Petone Riverside were bowled out for 119 with Jed Wiggins taking 5-30.

Easts Bulldogs

Club Update: 17 December 2020


The Bulldogs notched up their first win of the season on the weekend and in fact their first non-fortfeited win since Dec 2017. Wellington Collegians were bowled out for 178, with Dimitri Goumas taking 4-26. In reply the Bulldogs chased the target down with six wickets in hand. Key scores from Karl Grove 58* and David Corry 51. It was also great to see Life Member Carl Gill at the bowling crease returning 1-21 off 6 overs. Well done Lads.

Easts Bulldogs


Congratulations and best of luck to Easts representative Easts representative, Michael Bracewell, fresh off the back of his maiden New Zealand A first-class hundred last week, Firebirds skipper Michael has been named captain of the New Zealand A side to face Pakistan Shaheens in Whangarei starting today.


Congratulation to the unbeaten Premiers, who have claimed the Hazlett trophy one day title, with a game to spare.


Wishing the latest member of the Easts Premiers, Jacob Madigan all the best for the National U19 tournament starting on December 17 with the first game against Central Districts at Bert Sutcliffe Oval at Lincoln. Jacob is from St Pats College and has made an impressive start in senior cricket.


The Club is saddened to hear of the passing of Life Member Dan Kelly on 14 December 2020, aged 92 years. Dan was always a keen supporter of Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club and his presence at Kilbirnie Park will be sorely missed. We offer our sincerest condolences to Dan’s Family.


Former Kilbirnie Cricket Club opening bowler Trevor Malloch, quietly passed away early last month at a Feilding rest home. He was exactly one month short of his 92nd birthday, and at the time of his death was Wellington's oldest surviving first-class player.

A fine medium-fast right-arm bowler who Don Neely described as ‘very accurate and attacked the stumps’, Trevor played 90 games for Kilbirnie, taking 370 wickets at 17.11. A modest tail ender, his top score was an unbeaten 36, while he made 625 runs at an average of 7.9.

From his childhood home in Wellington Road, Trevor attended Kilbirnie School, going on to Wellington Technical College between 1943 and 1946, with engineering as his main trade subject. There he played in the First XI alongside future New Zealand player Trevor McMahon.

He joined Kilbirnie in 1948, and in the 1953/54 season helped the club to Cook Shield success with a competition-high 59 wickets at 12.71 each. He also took most wickets in 1957/58 with 51 at 13.03, while in 1954/55 he secured 43 wickets at 14.90. The following season he took 48 wickets at 15.31 and in 1956/57 40 wickets at 19.45. Trevor’s best bowling figures came in December 1957, when he took 8-39. Other impressive returns came in November 1954 with 8-54, and in October 1956 with 7-60.

Despite his outstanding club performances Trevor played just twice for Wellington, against Central Districts and Otago in 1953/54, scoring 19 runs and capturing six wickets.

Trevor moved to Palmerston North in 1958 and joined the Old Boys Cricket Club, which also had New Zealand players Ian Colquhoun and Bryan Yuile in its ranks.

A keen and able golfer, he became a Life Member of both the New Zealand Golf Association and the New Zealand Sports Turf Institute. After being an engineer and later a company manager, Trevor became active in community affairs and chaired both the Central Power Electricity Trust and the Palmerston North Hospital Board. He was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal in the 2004 Queen’s Birthday Honours for public services.

He is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Souter, along with their children Karen and Tony.

Another New Sponsor Comes On Board

The Club is pleased to announce that flooring specialists FLOOR COURT, 47M Kenepuru Drive, Porirua has agreed to join our list of high profile sponsors.

We welcome them aboard.

Guys - for all your flooring needs or flooring advice or for a free quote, contact Harry or Guri at FLOOR COURT, 04 2376106 (harry@floorcourt.co.nz).


Floor Court

Hell Pizza Joins Easts as New Sponsor

The Easts Club is delighted to announce a sponsorship agreement with your favourite pizza outlet HELL PIZZA!!

The company has agreed to provide sponsorship cover for our Premier team home lunches throughout the 2020/21 season and to assist our Junior Section with Player of the Day awards.

A massive welcome aboard to HELL PIZZA!!


Hell Pizza