Hobsonville Point is set to become “the newest cricketing suburb in Auckland” with plans to introduce the game at Hobsonville War Memorial Park. Supported and funded by Takapuna District Cricket Club (TDCC), the proposal is endorsed by the Auckland Cricket Association (ACA) and Auckland Council has granted permission to use the park. TDCC is now seeking interest from Hobsonville Point residents in its plans, which offer numerous options to cater for young and old, and all levels of experience. “We hope to turn Hobsonville Point into the newest cricketing suburb in Auckland,” says Amita Weerakoon, TDCC’s Director of Cricket. Once the cricket season starts next month, the proposed plans include:

  • Wednesday evening - training for the senior team and the T20 team. New players welcome (16 years plus).
  • Thursday afternoon – ACA Cricket Blitz after school competition for Years 7/8 and 9/10.
  • Friday evening - Kookaburra Cup for ages 5 to 8. Every child gets a turn to bat, bowl and wicket keep.
  • Saturday morning - Have-a-Go Cricket to develop basic cricket skills, small group activities, and minor and modified games for ages 5 to 8.
  • Saturday afternoon - ACA senior cricket games for Hobsonville Point-TDCC.
  • Sunday afternoon - ACA T20 Competition for Hobsonville Point-TDCC vs other ACA Clubs (16 years plus).

“If we have sufficient interest, we hope to provide something for everyone, even if families just want to come with a picnic and enjoy the atmosphere while watching Dad or one of the kids play,” says Amita. To find out more, please email Amita at doc@takapunacricket.co.nz.