Articles Categorized: Cricket

Whakatane United lay down the gauntlet

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LAST season’s reserve grade cricket championship runners-up Whakatane United, laid down the gauntlet to the other contenders when they won a high scoring encounter with…

New pitch gets green light

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AN artificial pitch is in the works for Rex Morpeth Park. Bay of Plenty Cricket approached Whakatane District Council with a proposal to replace the…

Twilight cricket

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THE arrival of daylight saving heralds a multitude of social cricket players dusting cobwebs off bats, balls and pads as twilight cricket takes centre stage.…

Dual role for Jones

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A SELF-CONFESSED fanatic of both sports, Whakatane’s Brent Jones is stepping into a unique role in rugby league and cricket. Jones has been the Upper…

New Bay coach named

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CHARLES Williams will be the Bay of Plenty senior men cricket coach for the upcoming season. The Bay has a big season ahead as they…

Wizards just short of comeback

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IT is said from defeat comes learning, but cricket can be a cruel teacher. The Whakatane Wizards hosted the Western Bay Intermediate premier final on…

United trip at final hurdle

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WHAKATANE United ended an encouraging season with defeat on Saturday. Going into Saturday’s Western Bay Reserve Grade cricket final, United had only been defeated once…

United make cricket final

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WHAKATANE United will contest the Western Bay reserve grade cricket final after prevailing in a tense semi-final on Saturday. Hosting Tauranga side Sikh Sports, United…

Plunket Shield in the Bay

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NORTHERN Districts will play a Plunket Shield match at Mount Maunganui this week. They take on Wellington to bring the curtain down on a big…

Dream delivery for cricket fan

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WHAKATANE eight-year-old Aiden Checkley celebrated a big win off the field when ANZ dropped by his school this week with a special dream delivery. Earlier…