Congratulations to Mark Houghton on becoming the second Taita Cricket premier player to achieve 5000 premier runs. Mark is quickly chasing down Steve Gellatly's club record of 5142 runs.

Steve will be presenting Mark with his 5000 run plaque at the tea break on our final day of the season on Sunday the 20th of March.

This is a huge achievement and the club is extremely proud of Marks on-going contribution to the club.

The Fat Lady does sing
On Wednesday night the Premiers traveled to Kilbirnie Park to take on Easts in the semi-final of the Cricket Wellington T20 competition.

We won the toss and batted first, we managed to scrap together 134 runs thanks to Phil Tunnicliffe's 54 and Mark Houghton's 42. 

This total looked totally insufficient when Easts were 80/1 after 8 overs and 106/2 after 15. Thanks so some great bowling and outstanding catching from Nick O'Sullivan (2) and Liam Sullivan we bowled Easts out for 128 in the 20th over.

T20 Final
We are returning to the Basin Reserve next Wednesday night to defend our T20 title against Petone- Eastbourne, who comprehensively bet Karori on Wednesdaynight.

This will be a great final and the team would really appreciate a replication of the crowd that attended the final last year when we took down Easts.

Petone will be no easy beats with the likes of Jesse Ryder opening the batting.

So let's all get down to the Basin next Wednesday supporting Mark and the team retain the trophy.

Game starts at 4:30pm


- Mark Houghton 5000 premier runs
- Grade 3 for making the one day final, unfortunately they lost to the Wellington Indians in the final.
- Nik Swain for scoring his maiden premier 100 for Taita v Upper Hutt
- Premier team with two outright victories are now placed second behind Karori in the Hazlett trophy
- The Women's team continue to progress up the leader table with a close fought win against Petone- Riverside
- The Legends and Titans tied in first place in the Hutt Valley T20 grade

Can we ask that all captains actively encourage their team and the opposition players to come back to the clubrooms for a drink or two after your game. We have great facilities including an outstanding kitchen offering a wide range of food.

After our outstanding exploits on the field it is great to sit back have a beer or two and enjoy great banter between the teams. 

If a team performs outstandingly and a significant number of players from your team and the opposition come back there may be a few drinks and nibbles come your way.

This is your club please support it.

Upcoming events
1. Club day
After the success of the Taitanium function on day one of the Upper Hutt Game, we will be holding a follow up club day on the last playing day of the season. 

This is day two of the Premier game vs the Wellington under 19 on Sunday the 20th of March
We will be using this event to celebrate Mark Houghton's 5000 Taita Premier runs with Stephen Gellatly presenting Mark with a plaque to recognise this achievement

It would be great if all past players can come down the club rooms on the 20th to support the team in the final day of the season and to recognise Marks achievements.

2. Prize giving
This seasons prize giving will be held at the club rooms on Good Friday (25th March) from 6pm, the cost is $10 which includes finger food.

You can make payment for this event over the bar

Captains can you please confirm number of attendees and advise Shaun or email

Fraser Park Sportsville
The LHC Communities Facilities Trust with the support of Fraser Park Sportsville are leading the fundraising efforts for Stage Two of the Fraser Park redevelopment. To ensure that we are connecting with the right people in our community we need your help.

Please complete the survey by clicking on the link below. All completed surveys go in the draw to win a one year pass to Leisure Active.

For more information on the CFT and our projects click here:

Thanks for your support!

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
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

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 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.

The Station Village
Fancy a beer on a warm Sunday afternoon, or any afternoon/evening for that matter. Visit Stefan 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!/pages/Parrot-and-Jigger-Bar/162463397140937

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.

Petone Physio
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.