Activators spread our summer game, BatFirst enters Season Three

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Activators spread our summer game, BatFirst enters Season Three

Praneel HiraGame Development

As we head into summer, Auckland Cricket is on the look out for School Activators to join our team as we promote our summer game to kids across the region. Funding from New Zealand Cricket and Aktive allows our Auckland Cricket to cover all areas of Auckland, delivering Awareness sessions to over 9300 kids last summer.  Chief Executive Iain Laxon … Read More


Activators ready to go again in Term One

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Activators ready to go again in Term One

Praneel HiraGame Development

With the school year underway, Auckland Cricket’s activators will be out and about to promote our summer game to kids across the region. As part of Auckland Cricket’s School Engagement Strategy, a team of 12 Activators visited 73 schools in Term Four of 2020. Term Four included delivering 1283 Awareness sessions to over 11,000 Year 1-4 students and, through BatFirst, … Read More


Bettr District Tournament | Men's U19 | 22 November

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Bettr District Tournament | Men’s U19 | 22 November

Praneel HiraGame Development

Eastern are the Men’s U19 Bettr District Tournament champions after a tense final against Western on Sunday at Te Atatu Park. FINAL | Eastern U19 181 (J Duffy 54, S Mortimer 34, A Ashok 4-29) defeated Western U19 156 (A Ashok 56, K Prakash 4-9) by 25 runs.  Western dominated the first quarter of the final with Muhammed Abbas (2-31) … Read More


Bettr District Tournaments | Men's U19 | 15 November

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Bettr District Tournaments | Men’s U19 | 15 November

Praneel HiraGame Development

Our finalists have been found after a full round of 50-over play with Eastern and Western set to meet next Sunday at Te Atatu Park. Tuaraki U19 259/7 (BJ Jacobs 81, F Goodley-Hollister 53, T Escott 42) defeated Manukau U19 168 (H Singh 41, R Gill 35, T Escott 3/14, T Aldous 3/31) by 91 runs. Tuaraki’s top order put … Read More


Bettr District Tournaments | Men's U19 | 8 November

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Bettr District Tournaments | Men’s U19 | 8 November

Praneel HiraGame Development

Week two of the Men’s U19 Bettr District Tournament has seen Eastern and Waitemata take different routes to the top of the table after four rounds of T20.  T20 | Round Three Central U19 vs. Eastern U19 – match abandoned without a ball bowled. Manukau U19 99/6 (P Maher 54, U Patel 3-29) lost to Western U19 102/8 (P Maher … Read More


Bettr District Tournaments | Men's U19 | 1 November

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Bettr District Tournaments | Men’s U19 | 1 November

Praneel HiraGame Development

This weekend saw the opening rounds of the Bettr District Tournament for Men’s U19, with Saturday’s rain making way for Sunday sunshine at Lloyd Elsmore Park. T20 | Round One Eastern U19 110/6 (J Stephan 34) tied with Western U19 110/7. Batting first, Eastern posted 110/6 on the back of Joshua Stephen’s 34 off 31 deliveries. Western’s top four all … Read More


Auckland Cricket Keep Up with the Play

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Auckland Cricket Keep Up with the Play

Praneel HiraGame Development

This summer, Auckland Cricket decided to do something different by redesigning its Under 13 representative space. The key focus of the change was to move away from traditional Year 7/8 representative tournaments and provide a new and development-focused camp model. The move comes on the back of Sport NZ’s Keep Up With The Play initiative, along with the five major … Read More


Chris Mundell appointed High Performance Manager

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Chris Mundell appointed High Performance Manager

Praneel HiraGame Development, High Performance

Chris Mundell has been appointed Auckland Cricket’s new High Performance Manager. Mundell, who joined Auckland Cricket in July 2018 in the role of Coach Development Manager, sees a lot of correlation between his coaching and coach development background and the High Performance space. “Both Coach Development and High Performance are about the growth of people. That is something I am … Read More


Auckland quartet selected for NZ U19 squad

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Auckland quartet selected for NZ U19 squad

Praneel HiraGame Development, High Performance, International Cricket

Four Auckland representatives have been selected to represent the New Zealand Under 19 team against Bangladesh later this month. The Auckland quartet of Conor Ansell (Auckland University), Adithya Ashok (Eden Roskill), Jock McKenzie (North Shore) and Quinn Sunde (Takapuna) will join the 18-man squad in Lincoln for five one-day matches, starting September 29th. NZ U19s Head Coach, Paul Wiseman said … Read More


Introducing BatFirst

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Introducing BatFirst

Praneel HiraGame Development

BatFirst to give bats to 5,000 kids from low decile schools. Starting 14 October, Auckland Cricket’s new initiative BatFirst will aim to put a bat and a ball in the hands of every Year 3 child attending a decile five or lower School in Auckland. Auckland Cricket Chief Executive, Iain Laxon is excited by the prospect of opening up a … Read More