The cricket season is well underway and now that the top teams are back on grass it is starting to feel like the summer is here.
The premier team have had mixed results winning three from six, but Saturday's outstanding performance when we beat Upper Hutt by 8 wickets chasing down their modest score of 144 in 25.5 overs showed the team is back on track. We are currently sitting 4th on the table, victories in the next few weeks against Naenae, Hutt and the Under 19's will define our season and ensure a top six finish which will guarantee is a spot in the Pearce Cup round.
The seconds have had a mixed start but thrashing of Upper Hutt on Saturday by 166 runs should see this team climb quickly up the ladder.
Other key performances include the Legends last over victory over the Squashie's chasing down 186. The women are on a roll, for the first time ever they have had two victories in a row and for the first time they bowled out the opposition, great stuff Carol and the team.
Upcoming Premier games
On the 28th we have the "Battle of the Bridge" when we take on our very close friends Naenae in the Jack Trask Memorial game at Naenae Park. This will be a great opportunity for all Taita supporters to venture over the bridge and provide vocal support to Mark and the guys.
On the 5th of December I will be hosting the 'PAST PLAYERS DAY', when we take on Hutt Districts. If you are only able to get to the club rooms once or twice before Christmas, I encourage you to come down to the clubrooms on the 5th from early afternoon.
"I would like to invite all past players and supporters to our past players day on Saturday the 5th of December, the bar and kitchen will be open all day. This will be a great opportunity for all past players and supporters to mingle for the first time in 2015/16 and support our premier team as we look to beat Hutt Districts
Dave Gillespie- President"
On Sunday the 13th we take on Wellington under 19's at Fraser Park, a great way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon having a few quiet beers on the balcony.
The last game before Christmas is against Easts again at Fraser Park.
Name: Sriram Krishnamurthy
Nickname and reason why: Cheeru, Twist (have twisted and broken my ankle 3 times)
Place of Birth: Chennai, India
Highest Honours: Tamilnadu
Most memorable game and why: Our school team winning our first tournament (Under 13)
My favourite holiday destination is: Home in Chennai at the moment as I have been on the road for majority of the last 8 years
The best advice I've ever received is: Let your actions speak and earn the respect of others
My sporting hero is: Stephen Waugh
My non sporting hero is: Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (former president of India)
When I was young I wanted to be: Cricketer
Biggest pest: Have not come across one yet at Taita
Favourite cricketer: Grew up idolizing a once in gen Indian line up of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, V.V.S. Laxman and Anil Kumble
Interests/hobbies outside cricket: Movies, Music, Hiking and Squash
Favourite Movie: Cinderella Man
What is an interesting fact people do not know about you: I once used to run quick
A reminder to all two day players that your subscriptions are due, for those that have paid well done, for the balance please make payment via the bar or the club bank account ASAP
Non Playing Subscriptions
This season we are offering two non-playing membership subscriptions
1. Taitanium club, this membership provides free entry to the Taitanium lunch and bar specials throughout the season. The goal of this membership is to provide support to our future stars via the donations to the Robin Randell Trust fund. This membership is $80
2. Non Playing membership, this membership is $35 and enables you to partake in all club and social functions as a full member of our club
Taita Cricket would like to recognise all our sponsors for your support you have given the club over the season, your contribution and support has played a key role in the clubs success.
It is up to us all to support these sponsors as they all play a critical role in our on-going success.
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
Chapelli's Eatery and Wine Bar
Taita Cricket is pleased to advise that Chapelli's is our new Bar partner. If you want to experience an authentic pizza straight from our Pizza Oven, select from our great lunch or dinner menus, or just come in and share a beer with a friend. Visit Steve at Chapelli's
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 The Mall,
Upper Hutt (04) 529 7342
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.
We are passionate about cricket and in this competitive environment will strive to help athletes to stay on top of their game. We would work primarily with the 1st team, but would be happy to see other club members if time allowed. Our role would include liaising with coaches, management and players to ensure that they received appropriate advice and management to help prevent and rehabilitate injuries. Players and management would benefit from receiving timely assessment and treatment, and advice on rehab timelines. Early intervention for injuries ensures less time out of the game.