Former BLACKCAP Gareth Hopkins Comes Home to Northern Districts as T20 Coach

Former ND and BLACKCAP Gareth Hopkins joins the Knights as the new head coach. 

Northern Districts Get Ready to Face Auckland Aces at the Bay Oval

Northern Districts will look to follow on their winning form in Monday's clash against Auckland. 

NORTHERN DISTRICTS CRICKET PUT ENTERTAINMENT VALUE ON THE KNIGHTS

Northern Districts Cricket will have a naming shift this summer with the Knights brand to be used purely for the SUPER SMASH T20 competition. 

Bharat Popli Takes the Top Prize at Northern Districts Cricket Awards

Bharat Popli cleans up at the Annual Northern Districts Cricket Awards. 

SKYCITY Northern Knights team up with True Colours for day of fun

Seriously ill children and their families enjoyed the welcome distraction of cricket during a fun-filled morning with members from Northern Districts Cricket teams on Saturday 19th March.

Northern Districts Cricket and the True Colours Children's Health Trust, a charity organisation which supports seriously ill children and their family members with counselling, nursing care and education, teamed up to hold the event at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

The day included training with the SKYCITY Northern Knights team members, face painting, bouncy castles and a barbeque.

True Colours CEO Cynthia Ward said the event, was a fantastic day for all involved and a great opportunity for families in similar circumstances to network with each other.

"Days like this, give the children and their parents a chance to escape from their reality and provide some fun and "lightness" to their life, and it also allows them to meet other families in similar circumstances and we have seen some lovely connections being made."

"When there is tough stuff happening for a family regarding a child's health condition, it is awesome to have Northern District Cricket acknowledge this and in a very practical way, connect directly with families."

*True Colours Children's Health Trust is a Waikato-based child health care organisation, funded entirely by community generosity. It exists for the sole purpose of supporting children and young people with complex serious illness, and their families. http://truecolours.org.nz/

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A Tribute to Martin Crowe

Northern Districts Pat Malcon and Cliff Dickeson pay tribute to Martin Crowe - one of the greats of New Zealand cricket.

Train with the Knights - Junior Knights Event

The SKYCITY Northern Knights and the Northern Spirit are holding a special training day for our junior members.  

WHITE FERNS Face Australia At The Bay Oval

The WHITE FERNS will compete in the Rose Bowl series in a three match series against Australia at the Bay Oval.

Manukau Win Northern Districts Club Championship

Counties- Manukau's top club side is now Northern Districts' top club team. 

CONSISTENCY AND SOLID PERFORMANCE REWARDS NICK KELLY WITH A CONTRACT WITH NORTHERN DISTRICTS

Nick Kelly (Counties Manukau) has been awarded his first domestic cricket contract with the SKYCITY Northern Knights. 

Northern Spirit Sign White Fern and WBBL All Rounder Hayley Jensen

Hayley Jensen will join the Northern Spirit for the remainder of their Women's Domestic Cricket Season. 

GoGirl Cricket Festival

For Year 5-8 girls, join us for a Festival of Cricket at Seddon Park, 23rd March.

Northern Districts Club Championships Semi Finals

The semi finals of the Northern Districts Club Championship will take place on Sunday 10th January. Greerton, the defending champions, travel to Galloway Park in Hamilton to take on Hamilton Old Boys. Old Boys qualified for the semis by beating Kaipaki (Waikato Valley).

The other semi final sees Manukau (Counties Manukau) host Kamo (Northland) at War Memorial Park in Manurewa.

The winners go on to the final on January 24th. The winner of the final receives not only the Eric Petrie Trophy, but also entry into the National Club Championship to be held at Cornwall Park, Auckland in April. Otumoetai Cadets from Tauranga in 2004 remain the only Northern Districts' club to have won a National Championship.


Northern Districts’ Under 18 Girls’ to Heading to Invitational Tournament

Northern Districts Cricket, Auckland Cricket and Cricket Wellington will participate in an invitational quadrangular tournament for their Under 18 Girls' representatives at Bruce Pulman Park, Papakura January 11-14.  The four teams (two from Auckland, one each from Wellington and Northern Districts) will partake in the unofficial four day tournament that was developed to give the young players game experience at a high level.  
The tournament will be played in the following format:

Day 1 - T20 Match
Day 2 - 50 Over Match
Day 3 - 50 Over Match
Day 4 - T20 (2 games each)

The Northern Districts Under 18 Girls' Team to play in the Quadrangular Tournament:
Olivia Lobb (C) (Northland)
Macy Adams (Bay of Plenty)
Hannah Bree (Hamilton)
Brooke Golightly (Northland)
Courtney Hayes (Poverty Bay)
Tayla Hollis (Poverty Bay)
Lucy McHugh (Poverty Bay)
Emma Parker (Waikato Valley)
Nensi Patel (Bay of Plenty)
Brianna Perry (Bay of Plenty)
Tia Saunders (Northland)
Phoebe Taylor (Poverty Bay)
Taneika Uerata (Bay of Plenty)

Northern Districts Under 17 Boys’ Team Named for National Under 17 Tournament

Northern Districts Cricket Association have named their travelling 13 to play in the National Under 17 Boys' Tournament at Lincoln, January 13-21. 


Cullen Aisabie (Waikato Valley)

Ben Morris-Brown (Hamilton)

Liam Calnon (Hamilton)

Matthew Fisher (Waikato Valley)

Brayden Gaylor (Hamilton)

Bede Higgens (Waikato Valley)

Blair McKenzie (Bay of Plenty)

Jamie Moore (Hamilton)

Thorn Parkes (Poverty Bay)

Caleb Boswell-Smith (Northland)

Robbie Tallott (Poverty Bay)

Reo Sakurano-Thomas (Waikato Valley)

Oliver White (Northland)

The non-travelling reserves are Dion Joll, Counties Manukau and Nick Farrell, Hamilton.

TAURANGA  INTERMEDIATE TO PLAY AT NEW ZEALAND POST SHIELD  FINALS AT LINCOLN UNIVERSITY

TAURANGA INTERMEDIATE TO PLAY AT NEW ZEALAND POST SHIELD FINALS AT LINCOLN UNIVERSITY Western Bay of Plenty, has double representation at the New Zealand Post Cup and Shield National Finals being played at Lincoln University this week, with Tauranga Intermediate taking part in the Shield playoffs that kick off on Thursday (26 November 2015). Tauranga Intermediate girl's team, join the Otumoetai Intermediate boy's side in qualifying against stiff competition, to represent Northern Districts at the annual New Zealand Primary School Cricket Championships. 

Northern Spirit Team Named for First Round of Women’s Domestic Competition

Northern Spirit Team Named for First Round of Women's Domestic Cricket Competition

The Northern Spirit selectors have named their squad for their opening round of Women's Competition matches to be played against the Wellington Blaze at Karori Park, Wellington on 27, 28 and 29 November 2015.

The three contests will be former White Fern Emily Drumm's first competition matches since taking over the role of head coach this year.  The Spirit side will be captained by 21 year old Brooke Halliday, and will also include international experience in the form of current Australian representative Holly Ferling.  The 19 year old right arm fast-medium bowler from Queensland made her debut for the Australian Southern Stars as a 17 year old in 2013, and Drumm is expecting Ferling to add some real impact to the bowling performance of the team. 

Says Drumm "Holly brings such an excitement to our side. We are rebuilding the team and to have someone of her calibre is very special.  I am looking forward to having her in the side as her experience, even with her young age will be so valuable.  We are looking forward to welcoming Holly to the Spirit." 

Northern Spirit to play Wellington Blaze:

Brooke Halliday (C), Counties Manukau

Mel Knight (VC), Poverty Bay

Kate Anderson, Bay of Plenty

Sarah Carnachan, Hamilton

Natalie Dodd, Hamilton

Natalie Edwards, Hamilton

Holly Ferling, International

Katie Gurrey, Counties Manukau

Felicity Leydon Davis, Hamilton

Emma Parker, Waikato Valley

Alisha Rout, Waikato Valley

Kerry Tomlinson, Poverty Bay

The Northern Spirit will play the Wellington Blaze at Karori Park in Wellington over 3 days. 

T20, Friday 27 November, 4.00pm

One-day match, Saturday 28 November, 10.30am

One-day match, Sunday 29 November, 10.00am


The McCaw Lewis Northern Maori Women's tour to Rarotonga

The McCaw Lewis Northern Maori Women's tour to Rarotonga proved a great success. The team won all 4 games, some younger players showed real potential, and the team were outstanding ambassadors for both Northern Districts and Cook Islands Cricket.

After a competitive game against the Cook Islands Under19 team, the Maori team lifted their performance to account for the Cook Islands women's team in two fixtures. The final fixture against Avana-Turangi club provided batting and bowling opportunities for those who had not featured in those roles in the earlier games.

Experienced players Kerry Tomlinson and Ariana Te Wake played vital roles when most needed. The other 'senior " player,  Katie Johnson,  gave the team a strong start in most innings.

The  youngest team members, Quinn Robinson [Otorohanga College], Taneika Uerata [Papamoa College], and Tayla Hollis [Gisborne GHS] were stand out performers. Jayda Tainui {Epsom GHS] was the most consistent bowler with her left arm medium pace. Shardey Te Kanawa [Tokoroa HS] bowled at a lively pace and showed real progress over the 4 games. Her Tokoroa teammate, Shaylyn Whetu was sharp in the field and showed her ability as a ball striker when she carried the team to the win in a tight situation in the second game. Lucy McHugh [Woodford House] showed all round ability and picked up wickets in every game.

Unfortunately the other selected player, Trena Hunapo-Moetu [Tokoroa HS], broke her leg playing rugby just prior to the tour. She still toured, stayed positive, learned a lot, and played a full part in team activities and promotions. Special mention should be made of Chrissy Hollis, Tayla's mother, who stepped in as a last minute replacement for Trena. She fielded in all 4 games. After a brief coaching session, she bowled for the first time in the final match - impressing everyone, especially her family members, with her ability to bowl a consistent line and length!

Just as important as on field success were off field impressions. A tight knit and happy team were welcome visitors on Rarotonga. Visits to local sponsors, with speeches and songs, were well received and Cook Islands Cricket will benefit from these exchanges. Trips from the accommodation at Edgewater Resort to the games at Turangi on the other side of the island featured a cavalcade of motor cycles flanked by two team vehicles. In full McCaw Lewis sponsored playing uniforms, the team provided a colourful reminder that women play cricket and that cricket has a presence in the Cook Islands. A full two page pictorial spread in the local newspaper reflected the team's impact in its week long visit.

Special thanks from Northern Districts Cricket go to Craig Hollis, who filled a number of team management roles, to the parents on the trip, to coach Kerry Tomlinson, and to Mark Crawford ,who transformed the team into a well drilled fielding unit.

Results

Game 1:
Cook Islands U19 Girls 131/8 [P.Maruariki 58no, T.Hollis 3/14]

Northern Maori 132/4 [K.Tomlinson 58no, T.Hollis 21no, Q.Robinson 17]

Northern Maori won by 6 wickets in the 18th over

Game 2:
Cook Islands Women 100 [B.Matapo 19, I.Willy 30, T.Hollis 3/13, S.Te Kanawa 3/27]

Northern Maori 103/2 [K.Johnson 23, A.Te Wake 46no, S.Whetu 10no]                          

Northern Maori won by 8 wickets in the 19th over

Game 3:
Cook Islands Women 101/7 [P.Kaveao 17, D.Kataina 19no, A.Te Wake 3/17]

Northern Maori 104/1 [K.Johnson 24, Q.Robinson 37no, K.Tomlinson 21no]

Northern Maori won by 9 wickets in the 12th over

Game 4:
Avana-Turangi Women 96 [E.Tangimatua 36no, L.McHugh 2/6, 3 run outs]

Northern Maori 98/2 [T.Uerata 50, J.Tainui 30no]

Northern Maori won by 8 wickets in the 17th over


$100,000 SUPER CATCH PROMOTION

IT PAYS TO BE AT THE GAME!

Get your chance to get your hands on $100,000 by heading to the Georgie Pie Super Smash series at Seddon Park.  Stand on a 2m x 2m platform and take a clean catch of a "six" and you will win $100,000! To get your chance to win either listen to The Rock Waikato radio station and text "CRICKET" to 3520 or enter at the game to have a go during the second innings.  While you are in the Catching Zone you and up to 9 friends can enjoy a prime view and the hospitality of Good George. 

Promotion Overview

The NORTHERN KNIGHTS $100,000 SUPER CATCH promotion gives participants the chance to win NZD$100,000 cash.  One person is chosen by The Rock Waikato radio station to stand on a 2m x 2m platform (the Catching Platform") for the first innings of the Northern Knights matches at the Seddon Park Georgie Pie Super Smash Games.  If the Match ball is hit over the boundary ("a Six") and is caught on the Catching Platform by the Participant and is deemed a Winning Catch by the Promoters then the Participant will win the Prize.  If the Participant is not successful at catching a Six, then at change of innings another Participant is drawn to stand on the platform for the second innings of the Match. There is only one chance to win the Prize each Match, if a Participant makes a Winning Catch they will withdraw from the Catching Platform and no further Participants will be drawn for the remainder of the Match. Qualifying games are at Seddon Park on 6, 12, 20, 26 November and 5 December. Click here for ticketing and game details. 


Click here for full terms and conditions. 


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