Welcome to Horowhenua-Kapiti Cricket. We hope that this website provides useful content and provides you with what infomation you are looking for. Below is a list of just some of the excitng things that have been going on in our region over the last few months.

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HKCA Welcomes Aspiring Director – Claire Kennett

HK would like to announce that Claire Kennett has been appointed to the HK Board as an aspiring director. Claire is a well-known and respected individual from our region, she is married to Dion and they have two boys Callum and Sam who are both very talented young cricketers.

Claire has a great understanding of how cricket works within HK and is looking forward to adding value to the Governance Team.

Claire was awarded the prestigious Alan Wright Cup for 2017/18 as our HK Volunteer of the Year and we are extremely grateful to have someone of this caliber join the team.

Please join me in welcoming Claire to the Governance Team of HKCA.

John Fluker
HKCA Chairman

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HMC Horowhenua Kapiti Senior Men’s Melbourne Pre Season Trip

The HMC Horowhenua Kapiti Senior Men’s side preparation for the season took its next step last Tuesday when the side headed off to Melbourne. The main focus for the tour was team building, developing culture and ethos while putting in some hard work on and off the field.

After a day of travelling on Tuesday, the squad went to work on Wednesday morning with half the guys in the pool and the other half in the gym. After a good sweat up, the squad joined up to put their heads together to identify some key focus areas for the season. Some good positive discussion was had amongst the group and from there, a trip to the Escape Room to push the boys out of their comfort zones awaited. The squad were split into groups of four and locked in a cave where the Bears had to find clues in the Escape Room to solve their mystery and escape. Huge thanks to Escape Hunt in Melbourne for giving the lads a great experience where working together and teamwork was critical to escaping! On Wednesday evening, the squad headed to the Citipower Centre in St Kilda for a training session. The new home of Victoria Cricket had some outstanding facilities, including a speed gun in each lane.

Thursday saw the squad head to the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground for a tour of both the MCG and the National Sports Museum. Despite being the day before an AFL semi-final where it would house 100,000 spectators, our guys got a full tour of the facilities and embraced the history of the ‘G as well as Australian sport in the Museum. From there, the squad departed for Saltwater Reserve and Point Cook Cricket Club where the oval was fully synthetic and definitely a different experience to play and train on. This was also the venue for Friday’s training as well as Saturday’s game.

Saturday was game day and our guys prepared well and were feeling fresh coming up against Point Cook Cricket Club 1st XI. New skipper Andre Halbert was excited about leading the Senior Men’s team out for the first time. We had the opportunity to bowl first and put their batsman under pressure, however a solid opening partnership from Point Cook Cricket Club meant they were on the front foot. Our bowlers fought back well through Conor Beleski who was very tidy despite the unfriendly spin conditions, along with Liam Pinfold and Adam Simonsen in their second spells. Wicket keeper Jamie Pinfold was very tidy behind the stumps. Point Cook Cricket Club were restricted to 188 of 50 overs. A fast start by Matthew Good (57) and Adam Simonsen meant the Bears were able to be conservative in the middle overs through Halbert and Chad Law, before Point Cook Cricket Club brought on their spinners and tightened the run rate. The loss of a few quick wickets bought Ryan McCone to the crease who started his innings finding gaps in the field before accelerating and finishing on 52*. The Bears picked up the win but more importantly took a lot of learnings out of the game and have gone away with some work ons.

The HMC Horowhenua Kapiti Senior Men’s side would like to thank Dave, John and the HKCA Board for their support in making the dream of touring a reality. The tour was hugely beneficial, and we cannot thank our cricket community enough for their support!







HKCA's October Holiday Camp.

This October HKCA are providing Holiday Camps at the Basil Netten, Indoor Facility, Donnelly Park, Levin.

These camps have been designed around each of our Junior Cubs Cricket Grades. T16, T20 and T24 Camps are the perfect way to see what each grade will be like as well as developing skills and putting them into match practice.

HKCA coaches Chad Law and Matt Good will run these camps. All camps are just $5 per person and that will be brought on the morning of the camp.

Places are limited so to avoid disappointment please book early by contacting Matt Good on 021 192 9293 or mgood@hkca.co.nz.

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HKCA's 55th Annual General Meeting

Last evening HKCA held their 55th Annual General Meeting at our business sponsor O'Malleys Bar and Grill in Levin.

The event was extremely well attended with representatives from every club present with members of the HKCA Senior Men's Squad also in attendance.

The past year has seen HKCA produce positive results both on and off the field with development and pathway programmes continuing to produce great numbers and opportunities, our finances are in a healthy state and our Governance team is engaging and future focused.

HKCA Chairman, John Fluker, CEO, David O'Brien, Pathways and Community Coordinator, Chad Law and Development Manager, Matt Good all submitted their annual reports and delivered a speech on their areas of influence.

Highlights were many, including the successful birth of HKCA Cubs Junior Cricket, Increased representation at the CD level, Growth of our pathway programme with three additional teams, two of which are female. Huge growth in school participation opportunities and local Boys and Girls College competitions taking place regularly. We could go on.....

Director, Shaun Tyson spoke about the need for improving our Director Pathway and presented a motion to allow the Board to offer up to two Aspiring Director roles. This was unanimously voted in the affirmative, which is incredibly exciting and will certainly improve our Governance opportunities.

John Fluker continues as Chairman
Peter Moody continues as our Patron
Mark Parker continues his second year as President
Gerald De Castro continues as an honorary Vice President

An exciting announcement was made where Chad Law introduced HKCA HMC Kapiti Senior Men's new captain in Andre Halbert. Andre's first task will be leading the Senior Men's side in a very exciting Pre-Season tour to Melbourne, Australia where the senior side will compete in a series of fixtures, trainings, gym sessions and team bonding activities. We wish Andre and the Senior side all the best for the season ahead.

Lastly, a special evening was drawn to a close with a special presentation taking place. HKCA's Presidents Shield was handed out to David O'Brien for his outstanding contribution to our regions cricket, not just over the last 12 months, but since taking the reigns over three years ago. David was presented the President Shield by President, Mark Parker.

Thanks to everyone who has made the last 12 months a huge success, here is to another stellar year moving forward.

If anyone would like an electronic copy emailed of our 2018 Annual Report please contact David O'Brien on dobrien@hkca.co.nz


HK CUBS CRICKET

HKCA CUBS JUNIOR CRICKET REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!!

PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED BELOW AND REMEMBER TO SHARE.

Get ready for another exciting season of Cubs Cricket as registrations are now open. The registration process will be similar to last season with everyone required to register via Cric HQ.

We have the four formats available again, First Smash, T16 Blast, T20 Smash and T24 Super Smash. Details of each grade can be found on our HKCA Website.

www.horowhenuakapiticricket.com/cubs-cricket/

First Smash will be run and delivered by the HK Team with all the other grades T16 Blast, T20 Smash and T24 Super Smash being administered by our Five Local Cricket Clubs. Kapiti Old Boys Cricket ClubParaparaumu Cricket ClubŌtaki Sports ClubWeraroa Cricket and Levin Old Boys Cricket Club.

The HK Kapiti Junior Club has ended and this season all players who represented them last year will be transitioned to another club. Whilst remaining with their current team from last year.

The HK Kapiti Junior Committee would like to thank everyone for all the support over the years and feel the time is right to transition the HK KJ Teams over to join the senior clubs. It is nice to note that the majority of current KJ Committee will be linking in with the senior clubs and supporting this transition.

REGISTRATION PROCESS – The registration process is relatively simple and allows for multiple children to be entered at the same time. Thanks to the families who provided feedback on this last season.

PAYMENTS

First Smash Grade Only – During the registration process you will be able to pay by credit card/bank deposit (use reference provided) or with cash at the first session.

T16 Blast/T20 Smash/T24 Super Smash – No payments are required during the registration process. Once your CUB has been allocated a Club they will make contact to arrange payment directly.

NB - (Refer to Photo Below) During the registration process there is a page that prompts payment via bank deposit or credit card. Even though it isn’t required - Please just click “PROCEED” and this will allow you to continue and complete your registration.

REGISTER EARLY TO WIN CUBS PRIZE PACKS

Each Monday at 4pm (Starting Monday 10th September) for six weeks we will draw one lucky CUB from the database. We will be giving away a HKCA CUBS JUNIOR CRICKET SET each week. Even cooler is that the set will be hand delivered to the lucky winner by either Matt Good, Mikaela Greig or Chad Law to either school or home.

Register now so your CUB can be in all six draws.

REGISTRATION OPEN DAYS

Get excited for the start of a brand new season by coming to meet our staff and register your keen cricketers on one of our two open days.

Kapiti (Paraparaumu Cricket Club Whyte St, Kena Kena Park) Sunday 30th September 2018, 11am-1pm.

Levin (Basil Netten Indoor Cricket Centre, Adkin Ave, Donnelly Park) Sunday 7th October 2018, 11am-1pm.

Or simply register here: www.crichq.com/clubs/89259/teams

If you have any questions about the season or regsistiring, please contact Matthew Good via email mgood@hkca.co.nz.

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HKCA SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

HKCA Sponsorship Opportunities Available

HKCA is currently looking for new sponsors to join our team. Due to our continued growth we have a couple of Squad Sponsorship opportunities available for the upcoming season and beyond.

If you are involved within our HK Cricketing community or have business contacts who might be keen to get involved please contact David O'Brien at dobrien@hkca.co.nz for more information.

Packages can be tailored to suit however all Squad Sponsors receive the below benefits;

The Squad Sponsors logo is proudly printed on the right chest of each of the playing uniform shirts.

The Squad Sponsors logo is proudly displayed on all the squads warm up and training shirts.

Squad Sponsors are proudly acknowledged accordingly when the team is mentioned in any media.

Squad Sponsors will also receive;
• Internal signage placed in a prime spot inside the Netten Centre – costs of production and design will be arranged by HKCA and included in your sponsorship. (900mm x 600mm)
• A framed photo each year of one our representative teams for you to display in your business. Great for the waiting room or staff room. .
• With your permission, your business details will be listed on our website under Sponsors.
• A link to your website from our sponsors page.
• Your business listed as a sponsor in our annual reports.
• An Annual letter of thanks from our HKCA Chairman.
• Ability for your business to promote products/sales via our HKCA FaceBook Page.
• Invitation to HKCA Prizegiving evening each year.
• Invitation to any higher level fixtures that HK are hosting.

Please don't hesitate to get in contact,

Thanks in advance

David O'Brien
dobrien@hkca.co.nz

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Levin Old Boys reclaim the Hugh Hall Shield!

Levin Old Boys have won the Senior A 2-day title in emphatic fashion winning outright by 233 runs in their final vs Kapiti Old Boys at Kena Kena Park.  Kapiti Old Boys were very worthy finalists however a gutsy team performance headlined by some outstanding individual contributions meant that the visitors left with the highly sought-after Hugh Hall shield, perhaps the most prestigious in Horowhenua Kapiti club cricket.

Having been transferred to Kena Kena Park due to a very wet Paraparaumu Domain both sides were confronted with a pitch that looked as though it would be very challenging to bat on. Both Captains were unanimous that it was a great opportunity to bowl first and when Marty Harrison won the toss he did just that, putting the visitors in and giving his men first use of the bowler friendly surface.

Levin Old Boys found themselves on the back foot immediately as Carter Andrews and Zack Benton bowled superbly with the new ball forcing LOB to slump to 10-2 and then 34-3 with Jamie Pinfold, Bailey Te Tomo and Ryan Taylor back in the hut. With all 3 having represented HK this was a big blow for LOB who then looked to their premier batsman Dion Sanson (46) who was joined by Chad Law (21) to steady the ship. The pair fought hard against tight bowling on a testing surface to put together a crucial partnership of 61 and take the total through to 95 before Sanson was undone by a superb piece of fielding at short cover by Patrick McNabb. Sanson’s innings of 46 was huge in the context of the match as he defied the KOB bowlers for 138 minutes and 110 balls and along with counter attacking knocks from Matty Wilson (19) and Ryan Taylor (19) ensured LOB would get past the 100 mark and to a total they could bowl at. Carter Andrews finished up with the superb figures of 4-31 off 11 and was backed up by Benton’s 1-29 off 11. Young leg spinning sensation Tom Harris again showed his immense potential to claim 2-15 off 6.2 whilst experienced campaigners David Schlup and Marty Harrison claimed the figures of 2-17 off 9 and 1-17 off 7 respectively to complete an outstanding effort from the KOB men.

With their backs against the wall LOB took the field to defend their total as if their lives depended on it. Batting was difficult, but nobody could have predicted what was to follow as KOB wilted under intense pressure to be all out for 40 off 20.2 overs. Unbelievably only 2 bowlers were required for LOB as rep quicks Daemon Kennett and Fraser Bartholomew registered the sensational figures of 5-17 off 10.2 and 5-18 off 10 to blast through the KOB line up and leave them reeling. Danger man and key batsman Jayden Rose Miles was the only player to get to double figures (10) but his dismissal to a good catch by Captain Jacob O’Brien off Bartholomew’s bowling sparked celebrations by the LOB men as they sensed that their total might just be enough. Kennett bowled with pace and relentlessly unerring accuracy to claim his 5 wickets whilst Bartholomew was fired up and steaming in to extract pace and bounce to consistently trouble the KOB men and compliment his team mate at the other end.

LOB entered their second turn at bat with a scarcely believable lead of 87 runs however they faced a testing period of an hour before stumps and were aware that with the game being well advanced and with plenty left to play for, this was no time to relax and believe that the job had been completed. KOB struck early again through the impressive Carter Andrews who removed key men Pinfold and Sanson to have LOB 17-2 and signalled that they were well and truly still in the game. Both sides retreated to the sheds at stumps knowing that whilst LOB held the upper hand there was still plenty of cricket left in this match.

 

 Day 2 started early in fine conditions and Ryan Taylor and Bailey Te Tomo, the not out overnight batsmen negotiated the first hour to take LOB through to 81-3 in a very important partnership in the context of the match. Taylors promising innings ended on 21 and signalled a procession of wickets as Andrews recorded 4-41 to make it a hugely impressive 8 for the match and was supported once again by Harris (2-30 off 7) and KOB’s top wicket taker Harrison’s 2-16 off 8.1. Carter has played previously for HK and after an absence from rep cricket remains a fine prospect for the future with a load of talent and ability.  LOB made their way to 174 all out, a total that would have been significantly less had it not been for the knock of outstanding young talent Bailey Te Tomo who fell desperately short of a hundred he so richly deserved. An HK representative and a highly promising prospect for the future the stylish left hander showed his class and temperament to score 96 off 175 balls. His innings was made even more impressive due to the fact that it was a knock under pressure in a final on a pitch that players from both teams struggled to bat on. His knock was chanceless apart from the only opportunity he offered up on 96 to fall short of his milestone but not before putting LOB into an extremely strong position. Te Tomo’s knock will long be remembered as a pivotal contribution that ensured LOB would not let KOB back into the game.

KOB began their 2nd innings with a huge mountain to climb in the way of a required total of 262 runs to win. Having lost Rose Miles who was absent for the afternoon of day 2, it proved to be an insurmountable task for KOB who once again wilted under pressure exerted by Kennett and Bartholomew to be shot out for 38 in just 11 overs. Kennett backed up his first innings 5 wicket bag with the unbelievable figures of 6 -30 off 6 overs and was once again supported by Bartholomew who registered an impressively economical 2-6 off 5 overs. Unbelievably the duo were once again the only bowlers used and combined to account for all 20 of KOB’s wickets. Kennett’s match figures were an astonishing 11-47 whilst Bartholomew’s were equally impressive at 7-24. To have achieved the feat of taking 20 wickets for the match between them in any match let alone a final is something to be hugely proud of and will long be remembered as one of the top performances in HK Club finals history. Both men were hugely impressive and will be central to the efforts of both LOB and HK cricket moving forward into the future. Patrick McNabb and Michael Newall were the only batsman to provide any resistance with 15 and 13 respectively but they were unable to find any support as their team mates fell around them with Ryan Taylors catch at mid off to dismiss Beleski sparking wild celebrations amongst the men from Levin.

Congratulations must go to KOB on an outstanding season where they also made it to the One Day final. They will be disappointed not to secure some silverware for their efforts, but they will look at the bigger picture which is the hugely positive progress they have made as a team and a club, the development of their young up and coming cricketers and the establishment of some quality players who have the potential to represent Horowhenua Kapiti at rep level and beyond. Thank you to all of those who helped facilitate the final and to KOB for their efforts in hosting and ensuring everything was well taken care of. Lastly a huge thank you to our Community Cricket Coordinator Matt Gibbs who put in a huge stint umpiring the match and performed extremely well with great feedback from both teams. Definitely an option if you are looking for a career change Gibbo!

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CHAD LAW – RETURNS BACK TO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

We are excited to announce that joining the team as our Community Pathway Coordinator is Chad Law. Chad has a varied and exciting role which will see him support both Matt Gibbs and Matthew Good in the community and development space. He will also take charge of continuing the good work Ram has initiated by working with our pathway teams and coaches along with providing the administration support vacated by BC.

Chad grew up in Ōtaki and was a very proud junior Horowhenua Kāpiti representative cricketer up until the age of 12 before the family relocated to Palmerston North where he attended and played for PNBHS. Chad played age group representative cricket for Central Districts both as a Horowhenua Kāpiti junior and then out of Manawatū. He represented Manawatū through to a senior level whilst playing club cricket for Palmerston North Old Boys.

Chad joins us with extensive experience working in a district environment having worked for Manawatū Cricket Association for 6 years across a range of areas. Chad has been keeping a close eye on HK with volunteering at many of our events held over the season and has an awesome can do attitude. Currently based out at Foxton Beach he says “It’s always been the goal to come home to where it all began and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to contribute towards the exciting growth of people and cricket in HK”

HKCA Chairman John Fluker acknowledges the positive contributions the departing staff have made and says the inclusion of Chad to the team will add immense value to our district. “Chad fits the bill as we look to improve our resourcing in the Community Pathway space” said Fluker. Chad has now started and will be slowly building up his hours as the needs of our district require and will be full time come September 2018.

 

HKCA CHANGES

With season 2017/18 coming to a close HKCA’s Chief Executive David O’Brien would like to take this opportunity to thank both High Performance & Development Officer Ramesh Subasinghe and Summer Squad Development Officer Tharaka “Wads” Wadgue for their contribution to our district over the last 18 months and 6 months respectively. Both Wads and Ram’s contracts finish at the end of this season and we all wish them well for their future endeavours.

Brett Cole, BC after three solid years supporting HKCA as an administrator will also be finishing up. A favour to me that has been extended until now has to be recognised extremely positively – BC jumped on board and certainly helped steer the ship back on track and we are sincerely grateful for this. BC will continue to support Weraroa and spend more time developing his own business interests.

If you get an opportunity over the coming month please take the time to thank Ram, BC and Wads for the time they have put into our fantastic District.

NEW HOROWHENUA-KAPITI JUNIOR STRUCTURE

Horowhenua Kapiti are delighted to say that as of this year, all junior cricket in our region will be played under our new Cubs Junior Cricket banner. Cubs Cricket is an exciting new structure which caters for all ages and abilities as well as providing a platform for those wanting to push for higher honors. All registrations will be centralised so for for infomation, or to regiser today, please click the link below.

HKCA KEY CONTACTS

HKCA CEO

Dave Obrien
dobrien@hkca.co.nz
(021) 400 065

 

HKCA Community & Pathways Co-ordinator

Chad Law
Claw@hkca.co.nz
(021) 088966553

Please contact Chad for all HKCA Pathway enquiries.

HKCA Female Development Officer

Mikaela Greig
063688303
mikaelagre@waiopehu.ac.nz

Please contact Mikaela for all Girls Cricket enquiries 

 

 

 

HKCA Development Manager

Matt Good
mgood@hkca.co.nz
(021) 192 9293

Please contact Matt for all school and Development enquiries.

 

HKCA Community Cricket
Co-ordinator

Matt Gibbs
hkcaclubs@gmail.com
(022) 381 8967

Please contact Matt for all Senior Club, tournament ground and event enquiries.