Senior Cricket

 

Birkenhead City Cricket Club is the proud home of eleven senior men’s cricket teams. In the 2021/2022 season we fielded a Premier and Reserve team. A 4th, 6th and 7th Grade side. A One day 3A, 3B, 4A and 4B team as well as a Saturday and Sunday T20 side.

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 club. To get involved please reach out.

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 premiers ended 3rd in the Richard Jones 50 over Cup and 3rd overall in the T20 competition.

Read more about Premier cricket here.

2021/2022 Awards went to:

Best Batman – C Rajapaksha Best Bowler – A Jayampathi Best Player – A Jayampathi

Top 5 batting performers:

Prashanth Patel 20 586 1 4 121 29.3 109.94
Chamal Rajapaskha 21 582 0 5 77* 30.63 78.23
James O’Brien 22 577 0 3 74 26.23 72.31
Anuradha Jayampathi 22 436 0 2 77 25.65 75.43
Pubudu Nuwan 20 357 0 2 85 17.85 119.8

Top 5 bowling performers:

Anuradha Jayampathi 22 830 627 36 0 17.42 23.06 4.53
Pramesh Fernando 20 746 600 27 1 22.22 27.63 4.83
Chamal Rajapaskha 21 574 464 23 0 20.17 24.96 4.85
Nishant Murlidharan 14 414 344 22 0 15.64 18.82 4.99
Angus Frew 14 456 374 17 0 22 26.82 4.92

Reserves

RESERVES REPORT

The reserve lads did really well in the first season back into this grade. They ended 5th in the 50 over Minor Championship and 5th in the overall T20 Competition.

2021/2022 Awards went to:

Best Batman – D Senewiratne Best Bowler – M Seidel Best Player – H O’Brien

Top 5 batting performers:

Dilshan Senewiratne 15 72* 341 24.36 454 75.11
Janith Jayakody 14 61 313 26.08 358 87.43
Anuj Patel 13 62 245 18.85 285 85.96
Kevin Van Schalkwyk 11 46 216 27 415 52.05
Hamish O’ Brien 15 42* 172 12.29 238 72.27

Top 5 bowling performers:

Hamish O’ Brien 18 697 30 23.23 23.53 5.92
Manuel Seidel 11 266 19 14 23.42 3.59
Reshlen Chetty 15 516 19 27.16 29.58 5.51
Shashi Gunasekera 15 323 17 19 29.71 3.84
Ahsan Chaudhary 7 152 9 16.89 28.78 3.52

 

Grade 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 details )

4th Grade Blizzards

The 4th Grade team had a tough start with heaps of new faces but managed to end 6th and are looking to improve on this result the 2022/2023 season.

2021/2022 Awards went to:

Best Batsman – Z Maqsood Best Bowler – G Ramasamy Best Player – M Shan

Top 5 batting performers:

 

Top 5 bowling performers:

6th Grade Apricots

The well known Apricots, proudly won the 6th Grade after a tight few Covid hit weekends towards the back end of the season. A huge congratulations to Javeed and his team.

2021/2022 Awards went to:

Best batsman – V Mahant Best Bowler – P Rainey Best Player – U Patel

Top 5 batting performers:

 Umesh Patel 13 55* 330 30 88.24
Vinay Mahant 13 72 327 29.73 45.86
Michael Geaney 9 73 206 25.75 96.26
Matthew Kingsford 8 61 165 23.57 65.48
Pretesh Jeram 10 51 150 15 76.53

Top 5 bowling performers:

Paul Rainey 12 256 21 12.19 23.76 3.08
Umesh Patel 14 408 21 19.43 34 3.43
Dylan Collins 12 418 18 23.22 32.72 4.26
Javeed Ali 11 336 15 22.4 33.27 4.04
Jason McGeorge 11 356 14 25.43 36.21 4.21

Javeed Ali – Captain

7th Grade Gold

Our 7th Grade lads are captained by Shaf Asif. They play one-day and two-day cricket and were crowned the champions of the 2021/2022 season. They won eleven games in a row and created a gap between one and two on the leaderboard. They finally managed to win the final comfortably after a few close ones leading up to that game.  If you’d like to play for this team email shaf.asif9@gmail.com

2021/2022 Awards went to:

Best Batsman – S Asif Best Bowler – W Karunanayake Best Player – S Asif

Top 5 batting performers:

Shafkat Asif 12 70 383 34.82 91.85
Zac White 12 58 341 28.42 68.75
Robert Barlow 10 72 301 33.44 63.91
Nitin Patel 12 141* 295 32.78 116.6
Schalk Wasserman 10 57 279 27.9 114.34

Top 5 bowling performers:

Wisura Karunanayake 13 295 20 14.75 23.3 3.8
Shafkat Asif 14 211 17 12.41 19.88 3.75
Pamitha Wijesundara 12 251 14 17.93 18.57 5.79
Liam Van Der Merwe 12 313 13 24.08 24 6.02
Tarush Airi 14 233 12 19.42 31.17 3.74

 

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 Shaf Asif on shaf.asif9@gmail.com or  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 season we had One Day 3A and B, as well as 4A and B.

ONE DAY 3A RAIDERS

The Raiders ended 7th from 10 in what ended being a tough but enjoyable season.

2020/2021 Awards went to:

Best Batsman – M Khan Best Bowler – V Mehta Best Player – H Qaiser

Top 5 batting performers:

Top 5 bowling performers:

ONE DAY 3B Raptors

The newly joined Raptor team had a great start to the season but fell away towards the end of the season. They also ended in 7th place and we look forward to seeing them play in the final next season.

2021/2022 Awards went to:

Best Batman – J Rieko Best Bowler – O Rajapakse Best Player – O Rajapakse

Top 5 batting performers:

Top 5 bowling performers:

 

One Day 4A Green

4A Green struggled throughout but stuck to it and once again had an enjoyable season. They ended 8th from 10 and will look to better this over the next few seasons.

2021/2022 Awards went to:

Best Batsman – C Dyason Best Bowler – J Nicholson Best Player – C Dyason

Top 5 batting performers:

Craig D 10 264 29.33 102.3 72*
Tejas 9 246 27.33 69.5 66
Madhu 12 181 16.45 58.4 36
Timmy 8 115 14.38 89.1 70
James Nicholson 9 78 19.5 47.6 16

Top 5 bowling performers:

Andy J 9 309 17 18.18 5.42 20.12
Thumper 12 280 16 17.5 4.09 25.69
Gaurav 13 382 15 25.47 4.82 31.73
James 12 368 14 26.29 5.84 27
James Keene 4 93 4 23.25 6.2 22.5

Craig Dyason – Captain

ONE DAY 4B Gold

The 4B Gold team was flying early doors. With Covid isolations effecting all teams they got the brunt of it and steadily slipped down the table to end in 5th position.

2021/2022 Awards went to:

Best Batsman – S Wingfield Best Bowler – D Irvine Best Player – N Jamaludeen

Top 5 batting performers:

Seton 9 477 68.14 85 102*
Niran 11 184 23 92 52*
Blair 8 121 17.29 46 46
Wayne 7 117 29.25 63 67
Bhavin 9 113 12.56 48 32

Top 5 bowling awards:

Dan I 72 2 376 18 20.89 24 5.22
Kahu 49 0 324 16 20.25 18.38 6.61
Niran 72 4 422 16 26.38 27 5.86
Alex 61 8 288 12 24 30.5 4.72
Elliott M 29 3 158 9 17.56 19.33 5.45

Mike Leppan – 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 – S Gulati Best Bowler – D Limbachiya Best Player – D Limbachiya

 

Sun T20 Sithari Cars

Another new team and another great performance. These boys missed out on playing the final due to an unfortunate administration error but stuck to their task and stayed unbeaten throughout the season.

2021/2022 Awards went to:

Best Batsman – T Dilshan Best Bowler – T Dilshan Best Player – T Dilshan

Top 5 batting performers:

Top 5 bowling awards:

 


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