Senior Cricket

Birkenhead City Cricket Club is the proud home of nine senior men’s cricket teams. We have teams playing Premiers, grade cricket, one day cricket and T20. Whether you are looking for a social team to have some fun with, something a little more serious or you are the next Kane Williamson, we have a team for you.

We also have an affiliation with Last Man Stands, which plays a modified 8 a side T20 format on Thursdays at our clubrooms.

If you are interested in joining the Birkenhead family, please get in touch with the club manager at office@birkenheadcricket.co.nz. Whether you have just left school or are getting on in years, have played for the last decade or never before, are a native Aucklander, or grew up in Bangalore, we’re sure to find the right team for you and get you out there playing cricket.

Premiers

PREMIER REPORT

The Winter trainings at the Massey University indoor nets were disrupted by Covid-19, meaning that we had to manage smaller groups attending, however this worked extremely well. Oneash did a very good job here, putting together the groups during this time and manage the training bubbles.

We arranged two pre-season practice matches which gave everyone an opportunity to further prepare for the season ahead. As a group we moved to our outdoor nets, with good numbers attending Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The season started with three 2 day matches, followed by T20, then the One day series, and closed off with 2 Day cricket, so players had to adjust quickly to the three formats. I felt they all adjusted well, with a number of outstanding individual performances, in all formats.

As a team, showed they could compete with any opposition, so this will stand them in good stead for the 2021/22 season.

I would like to congratulate Akash Christian for the way he captained the Premier side throughout the season, Paul Rainey for his commitment at all trainings, coordinating the nets, Bron Heslop from the Navy for her commitment and loyalty for putting all players through fitness sessions and Barry & Betty Judd for their support every game day, thank you. Dilan our scorer once again did a great job coping well when being constantly asked for regular score updates whilst try to score the games.

A huge thanks to Renay Meadows for taking over the captaincy of the Senior Mens 3 rd Grade team, well done to you and all the players who played in your team. Some good signs emerged towards the end of the season which is encouraging moving forward, as the Club will have a Reserve team next season so it’s time for all of us to step up and show that BCCC is a dominant force in Auckland Cricket.

Finally the huge disappointment that the Richard Jones Semi Final was abandoned by Auckland Cricket. The players who played a part in that series, deserved a semi-final against Papatoetoe and I was confident that we would have beaten them, then on to beat Eden Roskill in the final. To Andrew Gale our Chairman, thanks for all your efforts to have the Semi Final played.

To the Board, and all those who assist in the running of BCCC, well done.

Here are the Highlights:

2-day Premier- R5 v Ellerslie – Tejas Gemlawala batted for 2 sessions plus showing a

disciplined display of batsmanship scoring 98 off 236 Balls – time in the middle gets results. Well done Tejas.

R6 v ECB – A much needed partnership was needed, so Simon Rajwer 51 and Akash put on 75, before Akash took control with a majestic 117, then wrapped up the day with outstanding bowling taking 6/26 off 10 overs.

R7 v Waitakere – Mayur Masand and Angus Frew took control with the ball, to bowl Waitakere out for 168 with Mayur taking 5/61 and Angus 4/46, then with the bat Mayur showed his skills with a controlled 61 off 38 balls to take his Batting Total in 2 Day to 372 Runs for the season.

 

Austin Parsons – Premier Coach

Read more about Premier cricket here.

2020/2021 Awards went to:

Best Batman – Akash Christian Best Bowler – Mayur Masand Best Player – Anuradha Jayampathi

Top 5 batting performers:

Name Innings Runs Average S/R 100s 50s HS
Akash Christian 23 768 33 91 1 5 117
James O’Brien 25 530 23 67 1 3 112*
Anuradha Jayampathi 22 529 31 66 0 2 70
Mayur Masand 25 504 23 107 0 1 61
Jeremy Houghton 23 469 21 62 0 3 78*

Top 5 bowling performers:

Name Overs Maidens Runs Wickets BBI Ave S/R Ecn
Mayur Masand 177 21 746 44 6/23 17 24 4.21
Angus Frew 201 21 990 43 5/22 23 28 4.94
Anuradha Jayampathi 186 40 680 39 4/32 17 29 3.67
Akash Christian 201 20 776 31 6/26 25 39 3.85
Chamal Rajapaskha 109 10 493 9 2/20 55 73 4.52

Reserves

RESERVES REPORT

After a short time out of the reserve grade, BCCC will have a reserve side in the 2021/2022 season.

Two Day Cricket

Two Day Cricket is played among the more serious teams entered into various grades in the Auckland Cricket competition.

Season playing dates are here (click on the full season calendar for the detail for your grade). As well as the Premier sides, we have three teams playing one and two day cricket this season, the B1s, B3s and the C1s.

3rd Grade

3rd GRADE REPORT

 First of all, I would like to thank the BCCC cricket club for everything they have done during a season that has been a roll coaster through this pandemic, it has been an amazing effort from everyone involved in the club, to get us back on the park every weekend. I would like to make a special thank you to the Senior management and coaching staff for all their input to keep Birkenhead on the pitch and playing the game we all love.

The reserve season has been a journey full of positive moments and negative moments. The team started of preseason with great attendance and a great attitude to attack the season. Following on from pre-season we started of the season with a few great results and an few all-round team performances. Following this great start to the season we were hit with a few injures across the senior squad that left the reserve team disjointed and trying to get the team back to their winning way.

This would not end up happening as we had a slump prior to Christmas that would flow through the start of the new year. The squad worked hard during the end of the one-day campaign to set ourselves up for a respectable end to our two-day campaign.  Following the end of the last few rounds of the season the team had dug deep and started to show a lot of promise in glimpse. This would set us up for the most exciting game of the season playing off for the wooden spoon against Waitakere.

The team got off to a rough start being bowled out for 104 and in reply our bowling unit manage to pull together and win first innings by 14 runs! We manage to win first innings and narrowly miss out on an outright. This last game was a testament to the teams constant positive attitude from start to finish of the season.

I would like to make a special mention to James Beuvink on his reserve grade hat-trick and 5-for. I would like to make a special mention to Kevin Taylor for his contribution through this season. It has been fantastic to have experience on the sideline.

Renay Meadows – Captain 3rd Grade

2020/2021 Awards went to:

Best Batsman – Kevin van Schalkwyk Best Bowler – Hamish O’Brien Best Player – Kevin Van Schalkwyk

Top 5 batting performers:

Name Inns R 50s HS Ave
Kevin Van Schalkwyk 16 294 1 55 18
Hamish O’ Brien 18 169 0 30 9
Abishake Peiris 15 159 1 56 11
Oneash La brooy 5 117 0 47 23
Manoj Patel 16 110 0 20 7

Top 5 bowling performers:

Name Ov M R W SR Ave Econ
Hamish O’ Brien 125 15 460 24 31 19 3.67
Ahsan Chaudhary 69 2 300 18 23 17 4.35
Manoj Patel 88 13 294 16 33 18 3.33
James Beuvink 67 10 292 12 33 24 4.38
Renay Meadows 74 9 284 12 37 24 3.86

4th Grade

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Dev Kunwar, 4th Grade manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020/2021 Awards went to:

Best Batsman – Parvesh Sethi Best Bowler – Gaurav Sharma Best Player – Nishant Murlidharan

Top 5 batting performers:

Name Innings Runs Average
Jasmeet Singh 8 440 55
Parvesh Sethi 13 374 31
Nishant Murlidharan 15 354 27
Zahid Maqsood 14 296 23
Rohan Kundu 12 240 20

Top 5 bowling performers:

Name Overs Runs Wickets SR Ave Econ
Nishant Murlidharan 172 451 41 25 11 2.62
Gaurav Sharma 148 435 38 23 11 2.94
Harjinder Singh 93 325 13 43 25 3.49
Parvesh Sethi 95 251 13 44 19 2.64
Jasmeet Singh 51 144 10 31 14 2.81

6th Grade

2020/2021 Awards went to:

Best batsman – Umesh Patel Best Bowler – Umesh Patel Best Player – Jason McGeorge

Top 5 batting performers:

Name Innings 50s HS Runs Average
Umesh Patel 16 2 86* 360 33
Jason McGeorge 18 1 53 309 17
Hamesh Prajapati 18 0 44 256 15
Vinay Mahant 18 0 39* 241 15
Ronak Mahant 15 1 56 231 17

Top 5 bowling performers:

Name Overs R W Ave S/R Econ 5WI
Umesh Patel 151 486 32 15 28 3.21 1
Dylan Collins 135 611 29 21 28 4.53 0
Jason McGeorge 140 483 28 17 30 3.44 0
Javeed Ali 121 602 17 35 43 4.98 0
Paul Rainey 89 388 15 26 36 4.36 0

Javeed Ali – Captain

7th Grade Gold

7th Grade are captained by Shaf Asif. They play one-day and two-day cricket. If you’d like to play for this team email shaf.asif9@gmail.com

2020/2021 Awards went to:

Best Batsman – Shaf Asif Best Bowler – Tarush Airi Best Player – Rob Barlow

Top 5 batting performers:

Name Inns 50s HS Runs Average
Shaf Asif 16 3 67* 505 34
Jaspreet Nagra 8 2 57 214 27
Robert Barlow 7 2 68 206 34
Isaac Lyndon 6 2 99 206 34
Hirantha Ranasinghe 7 1 67 204 34

Top 5 bowling performers:

BOWLING

Name Overs Runs Wickets Ave SR Econ 5WI
Tarush Airi 159 361 21 17 45 2.27 1
Oliver Heslop 81 363 19 19 26 4.46 1
Robert Barlow 100 261 16 16 38 2.61 1
Isaac Lyndon 34 145 13 11 16 4.24 1
Pinal Patel 44 149 11 14 24 3.39 0

Season playing dates are here (click on the full season calendar for the detail for your grade).

One Day info

If you are interested in playing one-day cricket, please contact senior convenor Damian Hagoort on 021 065 6460  or email office@birkenheadcricket.co.nz  

There are all sorts of levels available from serious to social.

Our clubrooms are a family-friendly environments wives, girlfriends and kids are more than welcome there and on the sidelines at games.

Season playing dates are here (click on the full season calendar for the detail for your grade).

This year we have One Day 4As, 4Bs, 3As, 3Bs

ONE DAY 3A RAIDERS

2020/2021 Awards went to:

Best Batsman – Neel Tiwari Best Bowler – Muhammad Aqib Best Player – Mustafa Khan

Top 5 batting performers:

Name Innings Runs HS Ave SR
Neel 16 519 68 35 105
Mobi 15 435 79 48 85
Mustafa 15 385 113 26 81
Mashood 16 301 61 19 82
Saad 15 221 37 15 60

Top 5 bowling performers:

Name Overs Runs Wkts Ave Econ SR
Mustafa 101 519 27 19 5.14 22
Aqib 54 266 23 12 4.93 14
Arshad 91 401 23 17 4.41 24
Naveed 71 432 20 22 6.08 21
Mukul 58 303 11 28 5.22 32

One Day 4B Green

2020/2021 Awards went to:

Best Batsman – Tejas Gemlawala Best Bowler – Gaurav Joshi Best Player – Craig Dyason

Top 5 batting performers:

Name Innings Runs Average Strike Rate
Tejas 15 322 27 58
Amit 15 282 19 91
Craig 11 281 28 98
Gaurav 11 228 25 98
Vinit 9 203 29 75

Top 5 bowling performers:

Name Overs Runs Wkts Average Economy SR
Gaurav 94 394 24 16 4.21 23
Madhu 75 330 23 14 4.39 20
Thumper 56 219 22 10 3.90 15
Vinit 67 256 20 13 3.85 20
Andy J 48 226 12 19 4.68 24

Andrew Gale – Captain

ONE DAY 4B Gold

Prizegiving Dates

Awards went to:

Best Batsman – Jonathon Parker Best Bowler – Wayne Everett Best Player – Blair Guptill

Top 5 batting performers:

Name Innings Runs Average Strike Rate High Score
Jonno 13 338 28 97 58
Bhavin 13 330 25 68 112
Blair 13 246 19 61 79
Niran 14 152 11 61 54
Elliott M 10 147 15 55 37

Top 5 bowling awards:

Name Overs Runs Wickets Average Strike Rate Economy
Wayne 68 419 16 26 26 6.16
Mike 66 341 15 23 26 5.17
Sean 75 453 11 41 41 6.04
Elliott M 47 327 10 33 28 6.96
Niran 44 266 9 30 29 6.05

Damian Hagoort – Captain

 

Auckland cricket runs a T20 competition on Saturdays and Sundays. If you are interested in entering a team the games start around the last weekend in October, so please contact Juan Le Maitre on 027 344 9775 or email office@birkenheadcricket.co.nz but please note that teams need to be registered in mid to late August.

Birkenhead Cricket also hosts the Last Man Stands T20 from the Last Man Stands North Shore competition every Thursday night. Please contact Kevin on 027 511 8877.

Sat T20 Gullyboys

Sagar Acharya – Captain

2020/2021 Award winners:

Best Batsman – Dipesh Limbachiya Best Bowler – Krunal Patel Best Player – Dipesh Limbachiya