Next Sunday Kaipaki will travel to Auckland and play in the very first game of a new and exciting national cricket competition – the New Zealand Kindred Cricket Club Competition.
12 cricket clubs from around the country have entered into this competition. The clubs have been split into 3 conferences; Northern, Central & Southern. Attached to this media release is a document that explains the competition concept plus the fixtures schedule and points table structure.
2018 – 2019 will again be another big season for the Baggy Green & Golds with 3 teams again competing in Hamilton Saturday Club Cricket. Kaipaki will again be playing a series of invitational games known as Kindred Fixtures. Not only will Kaipaki be playing in a national competition they will be playing many traditional annual games with the season finale against marquee rivals, Clifton CCC, who won the Greatbatch/Bradley Bat off Kaipaki last season.
Below is Kaipaki’s season ahead:
27 October 2018
Club Cricket Begins
4 November 2018
Kaipaki vs Queens Street Cricket Club at Devonport Domain (NZKCCC)
2 December 2018
Kaipaki vs Seddon Cricket Club at Kaipaki Oval (NZKCCC)
15/16 December 2018
Kaipaki vs St Clair Mens Book Club Cricket Club at Kaipaki Oval
22 December 2018
Kaipaki vs Ngahinapouri (The Rashes) at Kaipaki Oval
12 January 2019
Kaipaki vs North Bombay Cricket Club at Kaipaki Oval (NZKCCC)
1-3 February 2019
NZ Kindred Cricket Club Competition Finals Weekend at Wellington
6 February 2019
Waitangi Day Kaipaki Sixes at Kaipaki Oval
24 February 2019
Kaipaki vs New Zealand Croatia XI at Kaipaki Oval
3 March 2019
Kaipaki vs Northern Districts Maori at Kaipaki
9 March 2019
Kaipaki vs Clifton County Cricket Club at Kaipaki Oval (Greatbatch/Bradley Bat)
Kaipaki will be taking a touring party to Melbourne for the Boxing Day Test match between New Zealand & Australia
Dear Kaipaki Nation,
Kaipaki will be taking a touring party to Melbourne for the Boxing Day Test match between New Zealand & Australia in 2019. Please read the attached document that contains the itinerary for the tour. Costings and general logistics have been based around 20 touring members. There's obviously going to be a greater cost compared to other tours that we have been on - due to length and timing of the tour. The reality is though, NZ haven't been invited to play in the Boxing Day Test Match in Melbourne since 1987 and who knows when we will play another one - in other words, it's a cricketing trip of a lifetime. It's a reason why this is being advertised now, so we basically have 15 months to save and plan.
The tour has been designed to accomodate cricket enthusiasts that will tour by themselves but also cricket enthusiasts that will travel with their beautiful WAG. There's good flexibility in the itinerary so touring members are not restricted to the daily schedule. The itinerary includes the following: tickets to the Boxing Day test match, to play one game of cricket, free days to do your own sightseeing and other activities that may interest you, and also, to include New Years Eve in Melbourne.
Can you please let me know by Friday 5th October if you'd like to be on this trip.
Kaipaki Cricket Enthusiast
The Baggy Green & Gold will again travel to Clifton County Cricket Club and compete in the Clifton Cricket Carnival in January.
After a successful trip two years ago Kaipaki will again travel and compete in a quadrangular tournament - the Clifton Cricket Carnival.
Wellington Wanderers, North Bombay CC (Auckland), Clifton County CC and Kaipaki will again be playing in what will be fiercely competitive fixtures. Former NZ cricketers Matthew Sinclair, Lincoln Doull and Evan Gray were some of the names that came out of the woodwork two years ago and there promises to be more in the 2018 version of the Carnival.
The Carnival will again be played at the magnificent Clifton Cricket Ground, which is featured in the cricket book – ‘Remarkable Cricket Grounds’ – which illustrates the best grounds in world cricket.
Kaipaki would like to take a playing touring squad of 15 players. Like all of Kaipaki’s Tours, WAGS are welcome and encouraged to come along.
If you are interested in being part of the touring squad please contact Kent Currie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hawkes Bay Tour Itinerary:
Day One: Thursday 25th January
- Travel to Havelock North (or travel morning of Friday 26th)
Day Two Friday 26th January
- Game One at Clifton Cricket Ground
- Team Function
Day Three: Saturday 27th January
- Game Two at Clifton Cricket Ground
- Official Carnival Social Event
Day Four: Sunday 28th January
- Game Three at Clifton Cricket Carnival
- Travel or Stay (optional)
Kaipaki will play against a mixture of club, invitational, representative and international teams in 2017/2018.
Kaipaki Cricket, following on from a successful first season as a 'kindred' club, have confirmed an exciting season schedule with most games being played at Kaipaki Oval. Last season Kaipaki changed the direction of the club by pulling out their premier team of club competition and have become a 'kindred' club, similar to that of a Harlequins/Barbarians type set up that has been successful in rugby - but also other cricket clubs throughout NZ such as Clifton County CC in Hawkes Bay and Willows CC in Christchurch have led the way for this type of cricket club.
Kaipaki will put a big emphasis in the quality of the cricketing experience - seldom scene at club level in NZ in the modern era. Official umpires, scorers, caterers and general volunteers will all play their part in making sure the day is well organised and the experience is a good one for the cricketers that are participating in the fixture. Kaipaki urge that games are family and community spirited affairs.
3 Saturday teams will still compete in the Hamilton Cricket Association Senior C Saturday Competition during the summer also.
Kaipaki Cricket Schedule
Sunday 26th November - v Seddon Cricket Club @ Kaipaki Oval
Saturday 13th January - v Paraparaumu Cricket Club @ Kaipaki Oval
Sunday 21st January - v Cook Islands U19 @ Kaipaki Oval
Auckland Anniversary - Clifton County Cricket Carnival (Kaipaki, Clifton, Wellington Wanderers, North Bombay)
Tuesday 6th February - Kaipaki Sixes @ Kaipaki Oval
Sunday 11th February - v Northern Districts Maori @ Kaipaki Oval
Sunday 4th March - v Northern Districts Emerging Players @ Kaipaki Oval
Sunday 11th March - v New Zealand Croatia @ Kaipaki Oval
Date TBC - v University of Waikato Vice Chancellors XI @ Seddon Park (D/N)
Kaipaki Cricket Enthusiast
START OF SEASON - This Saturday 28th October
The Cricket CALENDAR is online and also available for Download.
The DRAW is also available online or to Download.
Date:Sat 28 Oct 2017
Who: Kaipaki GOLD vs Hamilton Old Boys CC
Who: Kaipaki 1 vs Melville GREEN
Venue: Swarbrick Park 1
Who: Kaipaki 2 vs Star University
Check the CALENDAR menu for Map directions>>
The Kaipaki population is expected to be out in force to ensure the nations capital 'Kaipaki Oval' is in pristine condition heading into a bumper season.
With an exciting cricket season looming, Kaipaki members are rolling up their sleeves this Sunday from 9am - 12pm and giving Kaipaki Oval some tender loving care. The redevelopment of Kaipaki Oval in 2010 has been instrumental in rebuilding Kaipaki Cricket and it is important that the Kaipaki community look after its greatest asset by giving the 'Nation's Capital' the attention it deserves. It will also act as a prime opportunity to ignite the famous Kaipaki culture that is built around good old fashion banter and hard work.
This season, Kaipaki will continue to field 4 Saturday teams that play in local club competitions. Kaipaki has an exciting 'Kindred' match schedule lined up with games already confirmed against ND Maori's, NZ Croatia, UoW Vice Chancellors XI, Seddon CC, Waikato Valley Seniors, Clifton CC, Wanderers CC, Northern Districts Emerging Players XI, Cobham CC and the West Indies. Due to a pay dispute between the Australian Players Association and Cricket Australia and because of Kaipaki's club colours being green and gold, there was talk about Kaipaki hosting England in the upcoming Ashes Series. Fortunately for England, Australian Cricket has sorted out their differences....
It's Green, It's Gold, It's Great.