Seasons Summary 2017-18
Kaipaki Cricket Festival 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)
Seasons Summary 2016-17 below.
Dear Kaipaki Nation,
It's Green, It's Gold and IT IS BACK!...Greener and Golder than ever before.
I'm sure the hard yards have been done over the winter - quality time with the WAG, domestic duties around the house, watching Shortland Street and pretending to enjoy it (while you day dream about that magical cover drive or that one handed diving catching)...we all know what those hard yards are, we don't enjoy them but by doing them it let's us play another summer of cricket for Kaipaki. It's time to refocus lads - it's time to prioritise good line and length, it's time to prioritise good hand eye coordination, it's time to prioritise applying vaseline around the inner thigh region so we can all avoid chafe, it's time to prioritise pushing off the sight screen (just that little bit harder than last year), it's time to put the lawn mower away, the paint brushes back in the bucket and start focusing on the biggest season in Kaipaki Cricket History....
Kaipaki Nation has become such a global phenomenon in recent years that even Donald Trump has used John Parker as his leadership role model - and I only say this because they both have exactly the same hair style.
What's in store for the 'Nation' this summer then?
Kaipaki Kindred Team Fixtures
We have created a very exciting fixture list for the lads who want to play in this team: NZ Croatian XI, University of Waikato Vice Chancellors XI, Northern Districts Maori XI, Clifton CC, Paraparaumu CC are just some of the teams lining up to play us. I think it's also worthwhile noting that I received a call from David White (NZ Cricket CEO) yesterday and he is thinking about adopting Kaipaki's approach and pulling his team out of competition also - he want's NZ to start playing opposition of relevant ability so it looks as though we will be playing NZ on Boxing Day this year at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
Kaipaki Saturday Cricket
Kaipaki will field 4 teams in the Hamilton Cricket Senior C Competition this season. That is a fantastic effort for our club. David Fox, Darin Armstrong and Sam Foster will all show Donald Trump/John Parker type leadership throughout the season I'm sure.
The Annual Kaipaki Six a Side Tournament will again be held on Waitangi Day this season. This is one of Kaipaki Crickets marquee events and tickets will soon go on sale at Ticketek.
Kaipaki Christmas Carols In The Park
Kaipaki will again organise this concert - it is an outstanding community event and one that is likely to take over, in time, to historically be bigger than Woodstock. John Parker has organised a special guest to speak at this event - Donald Trump. I have no idea what date it is as I'm currently under suspension from the WVCA Board and part of the suspension is that I can't talk to anyone relating to Kaipaki for at least 2-3 years.
Kaipaki Day At International Cricket @ Seddon Park
We will again organise, in conjunction with Northern Districts, a cordoned off space for all citizens of the Kaipaki Nation - this was a huge success last year and we want the same enthusiasm this year. If I can ask that our members please refrain from using the disabled toilets while they're in their Kaipaki Blazers.
Kaipaki Cricket Tour
The Kaipaki Roadshow will visit Wellington this year as we take on Paraparaumu CC in a unique and inaugural clash. I will send out more details shortly but we will be travelling by train. Our Kaipaki Tours have become famous and the envy of other cricketing nations around the world - this tour will be no different.
The Clubhouse is progressing well and it is expected to be finished in 2021. If you have been to the 'Nations Capital' recently you would of seen a very impressive structure. The latest hold up is because there is debate on where to position the disabled toilet.
Kaipaki have a new grass pitch! this is an incredible development for our club. It has certainly added to the charm of Kaipaki Oval. If anyone knows how to prepare a grass wicket can you please take it upon yourself to start rolling it before the first game this Sunday. If you need a roller there's one in Temple View where there's been roadworks for the last 7-8 years. I don't think the roller has been used much during that time so it's in pretty good condition still. I left the keys in the ignition last time I used it.
We would love to have another dinner this year - if anyone wants to organise it please don't be afraid to put your hand up. You'll love it as long as you do it John Parkers, Donald Trumps and my way.
Please visit Kaipaki's Facebook Page Baggy Green and Golds - Kaipaki Cricket or please visit www.kaipaki.com
That's the guts of the season. The reality is we will continue to make it up as we go. We will be as dysfunctional as ever before, no doubt. But remember Kaipaki is based on good spirited banter - the purpose is to enjoy our cricket and leave the ground wanting more...
Yours in Kaipaki Cricket - The Baggy Green & Golds,
Seasons Summary 2015-16 below.
Dearest Kaipaki Nation,
We are back. We are back greener and golder than ever before. We even have a National Flag that we will all agree on.
Key Information below:
· Yes we have 3 more poms travelling over to teach us how to play cricket. Remember these guys invented the game. I hope this years lot can bat, bowl, field, save money, spend money, drive, clean, work and are funny.
· After being inspired by the movie Zoolander we have decided to be really really good looking this year. Nick Binnie is our man leading this. What a job he has done. If you want Kaipaki Cricket Merchandise please go to our state of the art, brand spanking new ONLINE STORE!! Here is the link http://www.paladinsports.co.nz/kaipaki-cricket
· Please go online and order now. We will also have new Baseball caps, V Neck Sweaters and Dress Shirts for sale that you can order directly through Nick. I won’t give Nick’s number out just now as he hasn’t been told yet.
The White Picket Fence
· We are building a picket fence right around Kaipaki Oval. We must ‘ALL’ make a massive effort to get to the working bees to build this fence. We need at least 30 people on each of the working bee days.
· Picket Fence Dates Are:
o Sunday 20th September 2015 - 9.00am start
o Sunday 27th September 2015 – 9.00am start
o Sunday 4th October 2015 – 9.00am start
· This construction must be looked upon as very serious as it will make our facility look like Lords.
· The Poms will be again coaching cricket in the Primary Schools around our geographical area – from Bluff to Cape Reinga
· We will be having Junior Cricket Nights for kids starting in late October. Please lookout for more details.
Secondary School Under 15 Competition
· Kaipaki will be hosting St Paul’s, St Peter’s and Cambridge during November and December. We have organised a Quarangular Under 15 Competition which a Kaipaki Under 15 team will compete in.
Lastman Stands Twilight Competition
· Kaipaki have partnered up with Andy Spear at Lastman Stands Hamilton and we will be hosting games for this competition at Kaipaki Oval during the summer – if you want to enter please let me know asap.
· Kaipaki will be hosting a Club Six a Side Tournament on the 25th of October (Labour Weekend). 8 quality clubs from Hamilton, Waikato Valley and Rotorua have entered, The winning club will receive $1,000 prizemoney. This event is not to be confused with our Annual Club 6 a Side which will still take place on Waitangi Day.
· We’ll head down to Clifton in January and the plan is to play in a Cricket Carnival that Kaipaki, Clifton, Wellington Wanderers and and Auckland XI will play in. This tour will take place on Auckland Anniversary Weekend.
Kaipaki Pre Season Tour
· Kaipaki will send a team down to Greytown in Wairapa for a pre season game. This will take place on the 3rd of October.
· We will again defend the Rashes against our good neighbour Ngahinapouri. The date for this game is the 19th December.
· Yes we will be playing this…at pace
There will be more information go out during the summer and I will up date you weekly about cricket events that are happening at Kaipaki.
It is Green, It is Gold, It is Great.
We need to remember what makes us unique as a club:
· Must wear Op Shop Blazers to all games (non negotiable) – no more that $20
· Kaipaki Badge
· Wearing Baggy Green & Gold Caps when on the field of play
· Wearing Op Shop number 1’s when the call goes out for it.
· Must bring a plate to home games and eat lunch with the opposition
· Must clap the opposition captain into bat
· Bum taps instead of high fives
· Names out of a hat to decide batting order
· Miniature criket bat for 100
· Mounted ball for 5 wicket haul
· Saturday afternoon all teams back to Kaipaki after play.
Kaipaki Nation - Media Release 5/11/2015
Kaipaki Cricket Club Continues To Grow
Kaipaki Cricket to field 6 teams prior to Christmas
The Kaipaki cricket club continues to grow from strength to strength as players of all ages, abilities and experiences line up to represent the Baggy Green and Golds. Last season Kaipaki fielded 3 teams throughout the season but this year that has doubled to 6 teams.
Kaipaki will field 4 Saturday senior teams that will compete in Waikato Valley and Hamilton competitions. An additional 2 teams will represent the junior and teenage arm of the club – Kaipaki U13’s will play in a Saturday morning Hamilton competition and Kaipaki U15 will play in a quadrangular competition that St Peter’s School, St Paul’s Collegiate and Cambridge HS will also compete in.
The Club’s philosophy has always been to provide opportunities for cricket enthusiasts to get involved and also stay involved in cricket. The club has high standards about honouring the old school values of cricket and through this approach a special and unique culture has developed, influencing people to join the club.
Not only will Kaipaki be providing opportunities for people to play competition cricket but there are opportunities for people to experience Kaipaki Oval through the Last Man Stands Competition Twilight Competition, 6 a side Cricket, Social Sunday Cricket and Women’s Cricket.
If you are interested or know of anyone that is interested in playing for Kaipaki please contact Kent Currie on 021 944 710 or John Parker 021 930 145.
Kaipaki Cricket Enthusiast