Last week's outstanding performances

. Shaun Gillespie 5/28 Premier Reserve vs North City
. Phil Tunnicliffe 50* (including 5 sixes) vs North City
. Sam Le Gros 53* not out vs North City

Cricket update

The worm has turned two very good results from the Premier and Premier Reserves on Saturday have put both teams back in contention to make the top six at the end of the one day competition.

The Premiers put North City in to bat and dismissed them for 133, with Phil Tunnicliffe taking 4/28. In reply Taita chased down the target in 16.3 overs one down with Sam Le Gros 53* and Phil Tunnicliffe 50*

The Premiers are in 10th spot on 16 points but we have a game in hand, as we play the Wellington Under 19's at home on the 11th of January.

The Reserves batted first on a green slow track and stumbled to 143, with Cole O'Connor getting 35. In reply we bowled them out for 119 with Shaun Gillespie getting his first five wicket bag for the Reserves taking 5/28

The Grade 3 side are in a strong position against Wellington Indian Sports, after bowling them out for 126 we are 170/8 at stumps.

The shock result of the round was seeing the TDCC Legends going down for the first time this season. A bit of work to do Paul, for the huge local derby on Saturdayat home against the Squashies.

T20 vs Naenae (03/12/2014)

Great win in the T20 last night, after batting first we got off to a shaky start before Mark (32) and Nik Swain (23) put on 59 for the third wicket. A useful cameo from Tim Brown (20) saw us to 119/9 off our 20 overs.

In reply Naenae, never really got going at the start but a few late partnerships developed late in the innings. Mark and Hamish chipped in with 2 wickets each. We fielded really well and held our catches. 

The match ended coming down to the last over where 10 runs were required. Step up Andrew Sturt, an outstanding last over as he only conceded only 2 runs! Good to see Andrew back steaming in.

Taita 119/9 (Mark Houghton 32) 
Naenae 112/8 (Mark Houghton 2/20, Hamish Blomfield 2/12)

Scorecard below:


Fraser One -update

Following discussions with the groundsman, Cricket Wellington and Lower Hutt City Council it has been confirmed that our number one wicket will not be available until the 10th of January.

We are monitoring the situation and have expressed our concerns to Cricket Wellington.

The Premiers first home game of the season will be against the Wellington under 19 in the final one day round on the 11th of January.

This Saturdays games (06/12/2014)

Premier vs Wellington Collegians, Anderson Park 1 at 11am 
Premier Reserve vs Wellington Collegians, Fraser Park 3 at 11am 
Grade 3 (day two) vs Wellington Indian Sports, Fraser Park 2 at 12:30pm
TDCC Legends vs TDCC Squashies, Fraser Park 6A at 2pm
TDCC Women vs Petone-Riverside, Fraser 5A at 2pm

The Premier side would appreciate your support as they take on Collegians at Anderson Park. Or if you feel like staying local, you could come down to Fraser Park and watch the Reserves, Grade Three and our T20 sides in action. 

Game of the week

Legends v Squashies, Fraser Park 6A at 2pm

Xmas Function 20th December

Save the date.... 20th December will be the eagerly awaited first social event of the season. The social committee headed by Chris Tait and Kieran McComb invite you and your friends to the Taita Xmas party with a weird Beer Pong twist..Get the word out and get there.. 

More details to follow shortly...

The Colts Academy is back under way, the boys had a good training on Sunday to get back into the swing of things, and first game is this coming Sunday against Hutt at Fraser Park 3 at 2pm.

The Taita juniors coached by Henry Skipper are tracking very nicely, having a couple of really close loses in the past few weeks.

Junior Zone Cricket
Isaiah Winera from our junior team is playing some really good cricket in the Wellington zone tournament, putting in some good efforts with ball in hand, and has been invited to partake in the Hawkes Bay tournament over the Christmas break with the Upper Hutt City zone team. Best of luck to Isaiah.

Clothing for Sale

1 Taita Cricket hoodies- $80 - two available Extra Large, 2 XL
2. Playing shirts - $40- ten in stock sizes Medium to Extra Large
3. Taita Cricket caps - $15 -- if you wish to purchase a cap we can order them in
4. After atch polo shirts -- the club has been requested by club members to provide a club dress shirt, these are for sale at $30 each. 

If you wish to purchase any of these items please advise Anna-Maria behind the bar/ speak with Shaun or Dave Gillespie or email taitacricket@gmail.com with the description of what item of clothing you would like to purchase and the size.

We will order the after match shirts in bulk so please email us with your shirt size if you wish to purchase one.

Payments should be made to the bar via Anna-Maria or to Taita Cricket bank account 03 0531 0318974 00 when ordering your clothing.

Kitchen and Bar 

The kitchen under the new ownership of Chelsea McHugh will be open from 1pm on Saturday and the Bar will be open from 4pm. 

Communication channels 

We will be using Facebook as a key communications channel this summer, if you have not liked us here is the link. Also please share with your friends - https://www.facebook.com/#!/taitacricket

Live scores on CricHQ
You can follow the Premiers progress live each Saturday 


All player subscriptions are now overdue, running the cricket club is an expensive exercise, if you have paid - thanks very much. If you have not paid please do so ASAP

You can pay at the bar or via the club bank account

The club bank account is 03 0531 0318974 00 - Please record your name in the reference field

Taitanium Club 
This year season we will be holding the Taitanium lunch on Saturday the 21st of February; this luncheon will be smack bang in the middle of the World Cup games between the NZ v England and England v Sri Lanka games. We will be strongly marketing this event, including inviting members of the Barmy Army to partake.
If you want to guarantee attendance at this function please sign up for your Taitanium membership ASAP
- $70 Taitanium members (existing members)
- $90 Taitanium members (new members)

Also we are looking for an innovative and humours cricket guest speaker for the lunch, if you know of anyone we could approach please reply to taitacricket@gmail.com

Taita Cricket would like to welcome all our sponsors and we would like to thank you all for your support. It is up to us all to support these sponsors and partners as they all play a critical role in our on-going success.

Petone Radiators
Petone Radiators is Taita Cricket's Principle Sponsor. When it comes to radiator repair, and the health of your car's heating and cooling systems, give Petone Radiators (2008) Ltd a call. Al can fix or replace your radiator, and take care of your air conditioning and heating. (04) 568 6857

The Station Village
Fancy a beer on a warm Sunday afternoon, or any afternoon/evening for that matter. Visit Graham at the Station Village or Whistle Stop, they have a TAB. State you're from Taita Cricket and you might get a small discount off your beer

Maidstone Sports
Trevor has been a long term sponsor of Taita Cricket and is the sponsor of our junior program. If you need to purchase any sports gear, visit Trevor at 2 Geange Street Upper Hutt - (04) 5297342

Kevin Dee Realty Ltd
For the largest range of vacant warehouses, factories and workshops, live-in warehouses, yard space and industrial land available in the greater Wellington region head to Kevin Dee Realty - Wellington Warehouses

In 2012 Taita District Cricket Club (TDCC) joined forces with KooGa NZ to produce an exciting cricket team wear range for the 2012/13 season.
KooGa NZ has developed well-constructed garments using innovative fabrics and designs for the modern player. KooGa's aim is to set a high standard for the cricket player producing team wear that is second to none.
TDCC appreciates the enthusiasm and time given by Jake, Rhys, Lizzie and the team at KooGa NZ in producing high quality designs Taita District Cricket Club can be proud to wear.

Action Teamphysio
Action Teamphysio are situated in central Lower Hutt and have a full onsight rehabilitation Gym, Personal Trainer, massage therapist and awesome Physiotherapists. They aim to help you recover quickly and efficiently as well as teaching you a few things about your rehab along the way.
Taita Cricket Club is proud to announce we have affiliated our club with Action Teamphysio and in doing so can offer club members $10.00 co-payments for all ACC approved injuries.
This is for the duration of the 2014/2015 cricket season so make the most of this great opportunity and support the club by taking all your injuries to Action Teamphysio.

Contact Details are:
Level 1 Mackay House 92 Queens Drive,
Lower Hutt 6022
04 939 3300

Shaun Gillespie
Taita District Cricket Club
Club Manager

Mobile: 027 425 8172

Fraser Park, Taita