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The Birkenhead City Cricket Club was founded in 1898 making it one of the oldest cricket clubs in the Auckland region. In that time, it has served the Birkenhead, Northcote, Beachhaven, Birkdale and Glenfield, as well as players from other areas who travel to play at the club for its welcoming environment.
We began as Birkenhead Cricket Club in 1898, at a time when there were four other clubs in the area – Waitemata, Northcote, Mayfield (later Glenfield) and Birkdale.
In 1962, Birkenhead joined with Birkdale Club. In 1971 the club was briefly known as North City, before becoming Birkenhead City Cricket Club in 1979.
Players of note to come out of the Birkenhead City Cricket Club include a fine array of spinners, Black Caps Dipak Patel and John Bracewell, and Clare Nicholson (first selected for NZ in 1995), while other top players include Carol Maret (first selected for NZ in 1972) and Chris Drum (first selected for NZ 1998).
With the arrival of new coach Dinesh de Silva and some exciting changes on the horizon at WMP we are hoping for some silverware in the 2021/2022 season and to continue the steady growth we have shown in recent years. Our aim is to grow from roughly 350 junior cricketers to 400 and from 9 senior teams to 11.
Pop down to watch a game at Birkenhead War Memorial this summer or – better still – play one!
If you are interested in training with the premier squad please contact Dinesh on 027 464 3006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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