1.                      HKCA Speedy Signs Year 6's
2.                      HKCA Old Foundry Year 7’s
3.                      HKCA Harcourts Year 8’s
4.                      HKCA BJ’s Builders Year 7/8 Female
5.                      HKCA PlaceMakers Under 15's
6.                      HKCA Under 15's Female
7.                      HKCA Cricket Express Under 17's


1. HKCA Speedy Signs Year 6's

HKCA Year 6 Squad.

  1. Jackson Shuker

  2. Max Cullerton

  3. Ollie Parkinson

  4. Fintan McHugo

  5. Willem Young

  6. Hunter Mahar

  7. Nico Block

  8. Corban Dellar

  9. Daniel Lynch

  10. Matty Prentice

  11. Jack Sharp

  12. Jack Blake

  13. Luca Albert

  14. Lennox Collinson

  15. Quinn Weekes

Coach - Paul Mahar Manager - Daniel Block

2018 Fixtures/Results

On the weekend we hosted our close neighbours Wanganui for a series of fixtures played in perfect conditions at Donnelly Park and Weraroa Domain. Some of our girls were also in action with a fixture in Masterton vs Wairarapa.

HKCA U11 Invitational XI Vs Wanganui U11 Development XI
Win to Wanganui by 51 runs
Wanganui Batted first and scored 166 all out off 30 overs
Top performers for Wanganui were Archie 18, Logan 20, Ryan 19 & Luke 19.
Top Performers for HK were Jack Tyson 5/7, Nikau Davis 1/14, Riley Mead 1/13.
Nikau also got 1 catch and 1 runout, Oliver Jessop 1 run out, Cooper Cotterill 1 catch, Kooper O’Donnell 1 run out.

In reply HK scored 109 all out off 27.5 overs.
Top performers for HK were Kooper O’Donnell 20, Riley Mead 13 & Fletcher Cooper 12.

This was the first game that these boys have played together and they came up against a very well drilled team in Wanganui. There was some great standout performances that our boys should be proud of. I’m looking forward to seeing more kids show off their skills in the North v South fixtures next Sunday and then forming an Under 11’s development squad for the off season in preparation for the 18/19 season. Match report courtesy of Shaun Tyson. Well done to both teams on a top game of cricket that was great to watch.

HKCA Speedy Signs U11's vs Ray White Cricket Wanganui U11
Win to Wanganui by 67 runs.
Wanganui batted first in this fixture and proved to be a very talented young outfit making their way to an imposing total of 169/6 off their 35 overs. J Bigwood and C Rees both retired on 33 whilst T O'Leary contributed 27 as the young Wanganui batsmen batted with confidence and skill. Hunter Maher with 2-15 off 6, Jack Blake (1-18 off 5) and Matty Prentice (1-12 off 2) were the pick of Horowhenua Kapiti's bowling attack and were well supported in a fielding effort that included 2 run outs.

In response the Horowhenua Kapiti batsmen struggled to get themselves going against tight and disciplined bowling and were eventually all out in the 27th over for 102. Classy young batsman Max Culleton top scored with 18 and received support from talented youngsters Nico Block (14) and Fintan McHugo with 10. For the Wanganui attack D Coleman(2-7 off 4) L Bullock (2-6 off 3) H Rowland (2-16 off 4) and J Bigwood (2-7-3) all bowled superbly to restrict the HK batsman and take regular wickets. Well done to Wanganui on a well deserved victory and to Horowhenua Kapiti for a gutsy effort!


Wanganui 11.02

Wanagnui U12 won the toss and elected to bat first.

Wanganui 120/10 32.1 overs (Ollie Parkinson 06-09-02) HKCA U11 96/9 in 35 overs (O. Parkinson 21)



Wairarapa 18.02

Wairarapa U11 won the toss and elected to bat first.

Wairarapa U12 180/4 in 30 overs HKCA U11 112/10 in 26.1 Overs (O.Parkinson 26, C. Deller 25*)



Riverbend Camp match results

Match 1-  Hutt Districts CC 

HKCA U11 won the toss and elected to bowl first.

HDCC  139/9 in 30 overs HKCA U11 100/9 in 30 overs.



Match 2 - HBCC Hamilton

HKCA U11 won the toss and elected to bat.

HKCA U11 115/8 in 30 overs (Ollie Parkinson 30 retired ) HBCC Hamilton 117/8 28.2 overs (D Lynch 3/15, L Collinson 3/8)



Match 3 -Western BOP

Western BOP won the toss and elected to bat.

WBOP - 126/6 in 30 overs  (D Lynch 2/9) match abandoned



Match 4 - Parnell Cricket Club

Parnell CC won the toss and elected to bat

Parnell CC - 148/6 in 30 overs(H Mahar 2/21) HKCA U11 72/10 in 25.3 overs (L Albert 20).



Match 5 - Auckland University Cricket Club

HKCA U11 won the toss and elected to bowl first

AUCC - 163/1 in 30 overs HKCA U11 47/10 



Match 6 - Karori Cricket Club

HKCA U11 won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Karori CC - 132/9 in 30 overs(Ollie Parkinson 2/10, H Mahar 2/12, N Block 2/22) 122/6 in 30 overs (Ollie Parkinson 24, H Mahar 32)



Match report for U11 Horewhenua Kapiti vs Manawatu.  

HK won the toss and chose to bowl on a cold and windy Palmy day. The boys opened with some great pace and bowled good line and length to keep the openers tied down. This saw Manawatu head to the drinks break after 15 overs at only 38/2. After the break Manawatu started to lift the scoring however 2 wickets in 2 balls from Quinn Weekes saw us peg them back again. Some late hitting saw them finish on 111/8 after 35 overs. 

Confident from the outset HK looked for the boundaries and singles with 12 runs off the first over 2 overs however some good bowling from Manawatu along with a little impatience from the batsman saw a regular stream of batsman heading back to the sheds. The batsman continued to go for their shots and finally were all out for 62 in just the 15th over. While disappointed with the result as we felt the game was ours to win , the bowling and fielding was first class and the intent in the batting was really positive. 



Played at Springvale park Wanganui, Sunday 10 December. An overcast day with threatening skies greeted both teams along with a dodgy and slightly dangerous pitch and outfield. HK won the Toss and chose to bowl. Taranaki started with good intent hitting the loose ball and looking for singles when available. This was halted fairly swiftly when Nico Block ripped through both openers in the third over to have them at 15/2.Buoyed HK really lifted in the field and looked bowl a better line and length.Sharing the wickets around Hunter Mahar, Jack Sharp, Ollie Parkinson and Willem Young all took regular wickets and by the drinks break HK had Wanganui at 65/6.

Willem Young continued to threaten the batsman with every ball and before long he and William Lemmon tidied up the tail to have Taranaki all out for 104.Some pleasing stats, 7 catches taken with only one difficult chance put down, 6 of the 7 bowlers used took wickets. Batting first HK’s run chase started disastrously with Hunter Mahar run out first ball however Dan Lynch and Ollie Parkinson set about rebuilding the innings and put on a game high 52 runs for the second wicket.A couple more wickets and HK went into the drinks break at 65/4 needing 40 runs to win.Ollie Parkinson retired on 30 in the 20th over and HK needed just 25 runs off the last 10 overs.

What followed was some great bowling by Taranaki to tie down the HK batting along with a few nerves from the HK batsman….HK then lost 5 wickets for 17 runs and when Ollie came back as our last partnership with Willem Young they still required 8 runs for the win. With Taranaki sensing an unlikely victory and HK chasing their first Win both sets of Supporters were on the edge of their seats.Taranaki’s best bowlers were on and HKs number 11 was facing, a 2 down fine was followed by 2 byes as Willem saw off the over. Ollie Parkinson wasted no time clipping his first ball fine for 4 and HK had the win in a game that could have gone either way.

Last game before Riverbend and great for the boys to get the confidence boost of a win.


Match 4 Wairarapa 03.12

Wairarapa won the toss and elected to bat first

Wairarapa 179/6 in 30 overs (H.Mahara 2/26) HKCA U11 (118/10) in 30 overs (N.Block 26)



2. HKCA Old Foundary Year 7's

HKCA Year 7 Squad 2017/18

  1. Brayden Meikle

  2. Emileo Rosson

  3. Joel Harvey

  4. Keown Scheepers

  5. James Potts

  6. Zane Yeo

  7. Charlie Mead

  8. Declan Prentice

  9. Henry Butler

  10. Samuel Thompson

  11. Rico Albert

  12. Karl Newton

  13. William Lemmon

  14. Otis Blake

  15. Jack Stevenson

  16. Hugo Abdat

Coach - Nigel Harvey  Manager - Stephanie Tessier 


HKCA Old Foundry U12's vs Ray White Cricket Wanganui U12's
Win to Wanganui by 79 runs.

In our other fixture at Donnelly Park the HKCA Old Foundry U12's came up against a well drilled unit in the form of the Wanganui U12's. Batting first Wanganui compiled 156 all out courtesy of an outstanding knock of 63 not out by M Sheriff. The young batsman stood tall as wickets fell around him, playing more expansively as his innings progressed and sharing in a number of useful partnerships,securing himself a well deserved not out and ensuring Horowhenua Kapiti had a decent run chase on their hands. Otis Blake was superb for HK delivering a devestating spell of 4-18 off 4.2 overs which threatened to derail Wanganui's innings before Sheriff's stepped up.
In reply HK were in trouble early and never recovered as they mustered 77 all out. William Lemmon and Emilio Rossen displayed tremendous fight and character counter attacking to add respectability to HK's score registering 17 and 14 respectively. Well done to both teams on a hard fought match.


Riverbend Tournament

Game 1 Porirua

First day of Riverbend camp the boys played a 40 over match against Porirua. After winning the toss and deciding to bat first Brayden Meckle and Sam Thomson got us off to a great start with an important 30 run opening partnership. Brayden (40)was joined by James Potts (22) and together they put on a second wicket stand of 58.We lost some quick wickets before Joel Harvey(19no) and Rico Albert (15) steadied the ship with a 43 run partnership to see us through to 151/9.A good score on a big ground with a slow outfield.

In the field our opening bowlers Jack Steven and Charlie Mead bowled outstanding line and length Putting Porirua under pressure for runs right from the start. The pressure was kept on by our whole bowling unit backed up with excellent fielding to bowl Porirua out for under 100.While the guys bowled as a unit wicket takers of note where Jack Stevens 3-9 off 7, William Lemmon 2-10 and Declan Prentace 2-18. Special coaches mention to Hugo who I thought bowled extremely well.Good first win.

RIverbend honours boards honours from HK today went to. -Brayden Meckle 40 runs Jack Stevens 3-9 Joel Harvey (wk) 3 catches and a run out assist.



Game 2  Karori Sharks

In the first game of the day we played Karori Sharks batting first HK batted very well turning over the strike, putting pressure on the field and accumulating runs at a good rate. Brayden Meckle again batted well with our  top order again putting some good partnerships together. Declan Prentace' excellent 48no supported well at the end by Otis Blake and Emilio Rosson(22) the strong finish see us get through to 176/6 off our 30 overs.

Our opening bowlers again started well with Charlie Mead bowling outstanding swing with out reward. William Lemmon then took over and swung the ball to take 3/15, Hugo Abdat also bowled some very accurate leg spin 3/28 before Brayden Meckle in his own special style come on and mopped up the tail to bowl out Karori for 103.



Game 3 Johnsonville

Game two against Johnsonville showed how tough the Riverbend cricket camp is with our boys looking a little tired and struggling through to be all out for 79. Good batting from Otis Blake and Jack Stevens  seen us through to a total that would be hard to defend. Luck didn't go our way in the field with the heat and wind getting to us dropping  a few catches but we kept trying tell the end. Unfortunately we could not take a wicket before our total was passed.Two wins from Three and looking forward to tomorrow.

Rivebend Honours Board - Declan Prentice 50 no,Hugo Abdat 3/28,William Lemmon 3/15 Brayden Meckle 3/5



Game 4 - Wellington Collegians.

Bowling first our opening bowlers Charlie Mead and Jack Stevenson continued our good starts with great line and length bowling which rest of our bowling unit followed all bowling extremely well with the wicket taker being Emileo Rosson with 2/14.One of the boys favourite warm up games showed that their micro skill are improving with us running four of the opposition batsmen out with direct hits. Well done Otis with 2 and Joel and Charlie with 1 each.  Collegians all out 123.

Our chase was a patient and well timed response with our top three laying a good platform Brayden Meikle  (18) Declan Prentace (24) supported well by James Potts and the middle order with Joel Harvey and Charlie Mead there at the end to finish the job at 125/6.Very good win and the boys, coach and supporters were very proud of their effort.



Game 5 vs Brooklyn cc

Buzzing after the morning effort the boys were excited and ready to field and put on a great performance! they didn't let us down. The bowling continued to be on the money and the catching and ground fielding was outstanding. Rico Albert bowled well picking off 2/14 of five overs. it was also great to see Charlie Mead get some reward for his bowling over the last few days finally getting a couple of wickets. Well done to Hugo and William who also bowled well into the wind.Moment of the match in the field was an outstanding catch by Sam Thomson followed up by some great ground fielding.

We eventually restricted Brooklyn to 112/8.

From a coaching perspective really pleasing to see the field settings and players learning where they needed to be. Well done Joel as skipper you managed your field and bowling changes very well. I am sure Joel would want to also thank Declan for his support over the last few matches.Brayden Meikle continued his excellent tournament anchoring our run chase with an unbeaten match winning 50. The rest of the team batted around Brayden as they could see what great form he is in. Congratulations Brayden highest score and first 50! One to remember.  A nice finish to the match was completed by Jack Stevenson and Sam Thomson. Team Hk 113/6.

The boys really enjoyed their day, they had a lot of fun great to see plenty of smiles and them doing it for each other.The lads want to thank all the families their today they appreciate the support.



Match 5 Hawkes Bay Invitational XI

Bowling first in a 25 over match our opening bowlers continued to keep the pressure on giving no width making it very difficult for the batsmen to score runs early on. As the innings went on some older boys in the Invitation XI were able to find the boundary with them posting a target of 120/8.  Pick of our bowlers was Rico Albert with 2-14 off his 4 overs.

A change around in our batting line up seen us never really get going in our chase. We struggled to turn over the strike and find the fence. Unfamiliar batting combinations lead to 4 run outs. The boys never gave up to be all out for 75. Brayden was again the pick of our batsmen with 17.



Riverbend wrap up.

Riverbend was a successful tournament for our team. We are happy with the results we achieved on the field and more importantly what the boys have learnt and how we have developed as a team and cricketers.Our bowlers, I feel from umpiring against other sides, bowled very consistent line and length, pitching ball up to give it a chance to swing. They also worked out that batsman want to hit to the leg side and by not bowling short, restricted scoring options.

I thought our  field sets, commitment and bowling to our field was very impressive for boys of this age. They worked it out generally themselves unlike other side who's coaches set the fields.We did a lot of work on fields leading into the tournament which was very new for the guys. Very  pleasing to hear them using fielding positions by name. This was not in their vocabularies 6 weeks ago.

We will work on catching and moving the field when a left hander comes to the crease.Our batting showed improvement with they guys working out the value of batting in partnerships and how runs come from spending time out in the middle. Time in the middle is a challenge at club cricket and a mindset change for the boys to switch to representative mode when they have more time.

We set a couple of really challenging scores and chased down scores by pacing our innings well and batting around guys that were in.We will continue to work on batting in a positive mind set.Outside of the cricket the boys all got on really well, had a lot of fun on and off the pitch.We can be all very proud of their sportsmanship, behaviour off the field and at the Riverbend Camp. They set themselves a very high standard and representatives HKCA very well.

On behalf of the team and management I would like to thank our main sponsors Old Foundry, PlaceMakers, HKCA, all the parents, family and supporters  that made the week possible. It was a great and exciting few days for all that attended.


1st game match report  vs Manawatu  @ Ongley Park

We travelled to Ongley park in Palmerston North to play against Manawatu.

HK batted first and after a slow start and some quick wickets managed to put 80/9 on the board in 33 overs. Highlight of our batting was Otis Blake who top scored with 25. In reply, Manawatu chased down our score in around the 20th over, though continued to bat on to give their and our boys a chance to keep learning throughout the game.

Manawatu were eventually all out for 152 in the 32nd over, Brayden Meikle was our pick of the bowlers picking up 4-13 off 4.A good game of cricket first up with our boys supporting each other and showing great respect to the other team.

Looking forward to our next game where will will continue to improve as a team.


The HKCA U12’s vs Taranaki South u12’s at Donnelly Park in Levin.  12/11/2017

Taranaki won the toss and chose to field first.

After a slow start by HK we picked up our run rate, played out all our overs and put a competitive total of 131/9 off 35 on the board.

Taranaki South headed out to begin the chase, our bowlers started well and picked up some early wickets having Taranaki South at 39/4 at 10 overs, we were upbeat in the field and full of encouragement with lots of chatter but unfortunately their next two batters took the game away from us, with Taranaki South chasing our total down in the 23rd over.

A great improvement on our first game with the boys learning a lot.

Highlights were J.Stevenson 17*, O.Blake 17, Z.Yeo 2-16 off 3 



Match 3: 19th November 2017 HKCA vs. Manawatu Paraparaumu Domain

Batting first and facing a very disciplined and accurate Manawatu bowling,  HKCA’s  top 5 batted for long periods of time but struggled to score and dominate the bowling. A good middle order partnership between Otis Blake (25 NO) and William Lemmon (10 NO)  seen us get through to 79/5 off our allotted overs.It would be a tough total to defend but on a used slow and low wicket however  if we bowled well we could put some pressure on. A very good opening partnership from Manawatu of 58 put us under pressure and was enough to set a good platform for Manawatu to chase down the total. After breaking the opening partnership we took wickets at regular intervals but it was too late with Manawatu scoring 124.

The boys showed a lots of spirite in the field which was pleasing to see.


Match 4: 3rd December 2017 HCKA vs. Wairarapa at Levin

A valuable cricket lesson for our boys on what happens when you show up and are not focused on the job at hand. Batting first HK were quickly bowled out for 53 with extras being the top score of 21.Wairarapa quickly chased down our total scoring 252/3. Not an easy day for our bowlers. The boys were very disappointed in the day and all agreed afterwards about the lesson learnt.We will come back stronger after this performance.




3. HKCA Harcourts Levin Year 8's



  1. Matthew Waterhouse

  2. Charlie Waterhouse

  3. Rachel Bryant

  4. Campbell Reynolds

  5. Jack Harley

  6. Keegen De Veris

  7. Jacob Power

  8. Peripi Beric

  9. Rylie McLean

  10. Sam Kennett

  11. Alec Strydom

  12. Yash Patel

HKCA U13s v Manawatu

Manawatu won the toss and elected to bat it was a tough fight between the opening bowlers and the two opening batsman, eventually both their batsman retiring.Mathew and Campbell kept the bowling tight from both ends, Mathew finishing on 2 for 39 off 6 and Campbell finishing on 1 for 34 of 4.The spin attack started with Sam and then changing up the pace with Jack at the other end, the two bowlers started creating chances but unfortunately the field couldn’t capitalise on this, Jack finishing on 1 for 26 off 3.

Next in the bowling line up was Rachel and Jacob, Rachel picking up a wicket in her first over, then followed it up with a wicket in her second over ending with 4 for 43 off 7, and Keegan taking 2 catches Manawatu battered extremely eventually finishing on 248 for 8 off 33.2 overs.We stepped into bat, the two opening batters had to see off some very tight bowling then wickets started to fall with a very slow run rate eventually getting all out for 85.

Charlie, Piripi and Jacob batting well with top scores (Charlie 16, Piripi 15, Jacob 15).All in all we couldn't rise to the challenge 


HK U13 v Taranaki 12/11/2017 Donnelly Park Levin

We won the toss and elected to bat first, Taranaki had us all out for 73 in the 32nd over.Top scorers Piripi 12, Rachel 9. Taranaki came into bat and chased our total down in 6 overs



Riverbend Tournament

Game 1

HK v HB Invitation X1

We lost the toss and were put into bowl we started the innings well with Ruben and Isaac having the opposition 50 for 5 at one point, they ended their innings on 168.We came into bat and started well our first wicket falling at 45 runs, sadly our middle order collapsed and we ended all out for 106.

Yesh 26, Callum 25


Game 2 

Upper Hutt

We lost the toss and were put into bat we had a good first wicket partnership then unfortunately our middle order collapsed, luckily the tail wagged getting us to 102.We went into bowl the opening bowlers bowled really well having them 50 for 6 then eventuality having them all out for 51.

Batting - Yesh 18, Braydon 15, Campbell 13

Bowling - Ruben ( 04-01-09-02)  Braydon (04-0107-04)



Game 3 

Game 3 v Hutt Districts 

We lots the toss again Hutt Districts choosing to bat first getting 176 for 5.Our opening bowlers bowled well only going for 30 runs between them.  Our first change also bowled well with both Isaac and Sam taking a wicket. We came into bat with Callum having a good knock hitting 56 balls for 56 runs then retiring unfortunately it wasn't enough finishing on 139/8.

Batting - Callum 56, Jacob 26



Game 4 vs Taradale

Another hot day in the Hawkes Bay and another lost toss with Taradale putting us into field thinking this would work against we fought hard.

Our bowlers came out strong with a stand out performance by Braydon getting a fifer.  Taradale continued to tick the score board over in 30 degree temperatures finishing out there innings on 171/9.

It was then our turn to chase and with the sun still beaming down on us our two openers Sam and Yesh did a great job seeing off there opening bowlers with a partnership of 52.  Then in came Callum batting with patience defending the good balls and hitting the bad ones he hit an exceptional 68 from 39 balls (not out) with 9 fours and 2 sixes Callum was well supported by his teams mates and we reached there total in the 38th over 177/6.

Bowling - Braydon (9-02-22-05) 

Batting - Callum 68, Yesh 26, Sam 26, Campbell 15



Game 5 v Western Bay Of Plenty White

We went into our last game of the tournament against Western Bay Of Plenty White on another hot sunny day in the Hawkes Bay they won the toss and chose to bat first.Our opening bowlers put pressure on the opening batters early on taking our first wicket and having them 1-1 in the 2nd over then 5-2 in the 4th and 58-4 in the 14th.  Tom getting 18 for 2 off 5, Braydon 14 for 1 off 5 and Sam 13 for 2 off 5.  However their middle order dug in and got them to a total of 156/9 to complete there innings.

Our innings begun with our opening batters falling early on and they had us 53-3 in the 17th over.  Our middle order needed to stand up Jacob and Campbell got the runs flowing again (Jacob 29, Campbell 12), then Callum came in and got a quick explosive 52 of 26 balls (Retired) we were 125/5 in the 25th over.With 5 overs to go it was up to the tail end to pick off the final runs.  Piripi, Braydon & Declan gave it their all, Piripi getting 23 off 22 balls before getting out leaving Braydon & Declan to try and close the game for us needing 8 off the last over but unfortunately we fell short by 3 runs finishing our innings 154/6.

Bowling - Braydon (05-14-01) ,Sam (05-01-13-02)

Batting -  Piripi 23, Jacob 29, Callum 52


5. HKCA PlaceMakers Under 15's

PlaceMakers U15 SQUAD 2017/18

  1. Thomas Kirk

  2. Thomas Harris

  3. Daniel Browne

  4. Sam Patterson

  5. Luke Radcliffe

  6. Ben Parker

  7. Samuel Anderson

  8. Callum Kennett

  9. Logan Kendell

  10. Marcus Flattery

  11. James Birrell

  12. Jonty Hughes

  13. Nathan Hopkins


Coach - Damian Parker Manager - Claire Kennett

Match Report vs Taranaki @ Hawera 28.01.18


The message for the day for the lads was hydrate, manage yourselves and save energy.Daniel Browne was promoted to skipper and had his first victory by winning the toss. Daniel elected to bat on a wicket in which the boys would have to adapt and be patient.

We got of to a shaky start with 4 back in the shed with about 40 on the scoreboard. Whilst we lost wickets at one end Daniel managed to dig deep and keep himself in whilst building his innings.Tom Harris joined Daniel and with a few tentaive strokes got himself established. Both Daniel and Tom spent time in the middle and got themselves set they batted from the 15th over to the 44th over where Tom was caught for 71 of 84. Daniel continued on to the 48th over where he was caught for 86 of 135. The partnership was worth 140. This laid a platform for our mid to lower order to gain some quick  runs, James Birrell 14, Sam A 19. At the end of our innings we had amassed 240/7.

Taranaki started their run chase of with some quick boundaries then with the introducton of spin, Tom Harris and Luke Radcliffe the brakes went on.Both Tom and Luke combined well and bowled good tight lines which added pressure. This frustrated the Taranaki batters and as a result the wickets started to fall. Luke bowling his full 10 overs with figures of 3 for 30, Tom 8 overs 2 for 19. Our mediums also added further injury by bowling a consistent length with wickets being shared between Jonty and Nathan. Callum and James also ending up with one wicket each.

A great team effort in the field with great urgency and pressure applied which helped minimize their scoring rate adding to the frustration for the Taranaki team. Taranaki all out in the 37th over for 125.  




Central Districts U15 Tournament


PlaceMaker HKCA's U15's Vs Malborough @Donnelly Park. 11.12.17

HKCA U15's played hosts to Malborough in the opening round of the CD National Under 15's tournament in Levin. Captain Tom Kirk won the toss and elected to bat on the beautiful looking Donnelly Park. H-K were on the back foot from the first over which saw them reduced to 10-3. All 3 wickets falling to the impressive J.Pannell. But what followed was something that I am sure will be talked about for a very very long time... Jonty Fleck and Sam Paterson then decided to counter attack and in doing so smashed the Malborough attack to all parts. Jonty and Sam put on 152 together in one of the finest partnership you could have wished for. Both batsmen batted with maturity beyond their years and raced along at a risk free 5 an over for the best part of nearly 30 overs. Jonty fell for an excellent 67 but nobody could have predicted the next what was to happen next. Sam took it upon himself to up the run rate despite just losing Jonty an in doing so, took the game by the scruff of the neck. Sam brought up his first 100 for H-K, off just 89 balls, with a lovely shot through wide mid on and entered lunch on 103* and H-K 197-4. 

A few words from the manager and teammates, Sam was in the mood to make his first 100 a big one. He went back out after lunch and continued to find the gap with ease and the middle of his bat was getting regular working over. Despite Sam hitting 29 boundaries in his knock, his running between the wickets, particularly for his partners, was very impressive to see. Sam ended up on 164* with useful contributions from Marcus Flattery (26) and Callum Kennett (27). H-K declaring inside 55 overs for a huge 309-5 dec.


H-K knew despite the huge score, the job was only half done. Openers Kennett and Kirk started well, beating the bat regularly before Kennett picked his and H-K's first with a beauty to dismiss the opener for 6. A partnership of 40 was then built by Malborough but the boys didnt stop trying. Sam Anderson then got the break through with Kennett taking a great catch a slip before leg spinner Harris picked up a wicket the very next over. Harris bowled with control and looked threatening every ball. He snared a few more quick wickets and this left Malborough 107-7 and in trouble. With Kirk thinking of making Malborough follow on, should his bowlers finish the job off, he now had to juggle his bowlers around with Kirk, Kennett, Anderson and Harris all approaching their maximum allocated overs for the day. Dan Browne was brought on and bowled an impressive spell of 3.4-3-0-2 but not before Tom Harris completed his 5-fer. Tom finished with 5-34 off 13 impressive overs. The bowling unit as a whole bowled consistently and allowed Kirk to set aggressive fields and keep his catchers in. Kirk enforced the follow on and it was that man again Harris who claimed 2 wickets in the first over of Malborough's second innings. The boys pushed hard and had the visitors 66/4 before the players shook hands, giving HKCA the win via first innings.

Congratulations on a remarkable innings Sam, you should be very proud of your efforts and well done Tom Harris. 7 wickets in the match and unlucky not to get more. Despite these two stand out performances the boys worked well as a unit all day with batters building partnerships with Sam and bowlers applying pressure through dot balls.



Horowhenua Kapiti v Nelson: Game 2

Today we played Nelson at Paraparaumu Domain. We lost the toss and Nelson elected to bat. Nelson got of to a rocketing start and at one stage were 98/1 after 16 overs. The lads were staring down the barrel of 300.

However with some commitment in the field and tight bowling lines by our spinners and mediums we were able to peg the score back to 250 after 60 overs.

Shout out to Nathan Hopkins 2/21, Luke Radcliffe 2/35 and Sam Anderson 2/54.

Our turn to bat. With the fall of an early wicket Daniel Browne and Callum Kennett looked to build a partnership. Unfortunately we lost Daniel at a key moment when I believe we might have been just starting to gain some momentum.

This trend continued as Callum and Jonty Fleck combined to steady the ship however we continued to loss wickets at key moments.

Several boys got starts but didn't kick on. Callum 32, Tom Kirk 29, Sam Paterson 23 and Daniel 20.

The key to our batting team is to form good partnerships and don't let the scoreboard dictate how we play the game.

A solid performance against the top qualifiers for the tournament however I do believe we put ourselves in a good position to take it out but didn't quite grasp the opportunity.

Nelson 246/8 - Horowhenua Kapiti 156/10



Horowhenua Kapiti v Hawkes Bay - Game 3

Our two day game was against Hawkes Bay. We were sent into bat against a very good bowling unit who hit their length and lines early. we were in early trouble with being 65/6 after 17 overs. James Birrell 54 came to the wicket and with Jonty Fleck 17 staged a come back. With some stubborn resistance from the lower order we were able to post 138/10.

Hawkes Bay batted and with the dismissal of both their openers reasonably early we were in with a chance however their middle order fored and placed our bowling under pressure and were able to mount a score of 255/6.

Hawkes Bay declared and put us in for 20 minutes. The lads had to dig deep however at the end of the first days play we were 11/2.

Day Two: After a stern chat and a few words of encouragement both Marcus Flattery and Daniel Browne walked out to the wicket. We were 117 runs behind.After a cautious start both Marcus and Daniel started to build a partnership. They wore the Hawkes Bay bowling attack down with sensible shot selection to lead us through to lunch without losing a wicket. At that stage we trailled by 4 runs. Soon after lunch Daniel registered his 50 however was out soon after. Marcus continued his resistance however no one else was able to support him in his quest to three figures.Marcus battled away when he was eventually out for 71. Marcus lasted 230 minutes facing 174 balls. We were eventually all out for 178. This left Hawkes Bay a total of 62 to win the game. They knocked the runs of without losing a wicket. Highlight of the games was Daniel and Marcus who fought hard with grit and determination to try and make a game of it. At the end we were outplayed however the highlight of the tournament was that all players stood up at some stage during the tournament and contributed.



Manawatu 05th November @ Ongley Park. 

Manawatu won the toss and elected to bat first. Thomas Kirk opened the bowling getting a wicket (bowled) with the first ball of the match. Both Thomas and Callum Kennett bowled extremely well in their respective opening roles restricting Manawatu to 10/3 after 12 overs. Manawatu rebuilt and two of their middle order batsman batted extremely well to get the home team to a total of 230/4.

Unfortunately our batters were not up to the challenge and posted a combined total of 99 all out. Sam Paterson 24 and Daniel Browne 20 were the top scores for our team.


Taranaki 12th Novemebr @ Donnelly Park 4 - Hat trick for Luke and a 5 for

We won the toss and elected to bat first. The boys got of to a solid start and laid a good platform for our middle order to post a competitive score. Jonty Fleck 47 and Thomas Kirk 35. Several batters got a start but were unable to kick on. We ended up batting our full 50 overs scoring 180. Taranaki also had a solid start but through determined economical bowling by Sam Anderson, Tom Harris and Daniel Browne the pressure built allowing Luke Radcliffe to come in and change the game. Luke took 5/12 and Tom Harris 2/26. All in all a solid performance by the team. Everyone contributed to the win and showed good team work and determination to get across the line.



Manawatu 19th December @ Weraroa Domain

We won the toss and elected to bat first. We scored 180. Sam Paterson batted exceptionally well to get 72. Daniel Browne with a useful 36.

Our bowling was solid with Tom Harris getting 3 wickets and Sam Anderson 2 wickets. Manawatu chased down the target in the 50th over for 6 wicket down. very close game. A vast improvement from our previous encounter with Manawatu. Some very economical bowling figures with little reward and a much improved effort in the field.



Wairarapa 03rd December @ Donnelly Park 4

HK lost the toss and bowled first. We bowled well in spells with Sam Anderson getting 3/24 and Luke Radcliffe 2/16. Wairarapa got bowled out for 146/10. In reply for HK Sam Paterson 29, Thomas Kirk 24 and Tom Harris scored 21. Unfortunately we fell short bowled out for 113 in reply. 


6. HKCA Under 15's Girls

Match Report's Under 15 Horowhenua-Kapiti Girls

Game 1
26/11/17 vs Taranaki

In the shadows of the first class womens match taking place at Donnelly Park between the Central-Districts Hinds and the Wellington Blaze the Taranaki Under 15 girls travelled to Levin to take the Horowhenu-Kapiti Under 15 girls team. With a feeling of excitement in the air H-K won the toss and elected to bowl first, in what was a move designed to get everyone out in the field and use to playing together, as for a lot of these players it was the first time meeting members of the team. Ayesha Carley was named captain for the day and Rachel Cowie named Vice captain. The opening bowling pair of Nikita and Ayesha got the team off to a good start with Nikita taking a wicket in the first over, however this bought in their captain and from the get go it was quite evident she was going to be their best batsmen and hardest wicket for our girls to dismiss. Despite our bowlers taking  regular wickets at the other end we were just unable to dismiss their captain as she ended the innings with a well made 63 not out which took their total to 122-7 off the 20 overs. Wickets were shared between Nikita, Ayesha, Madison and Rachel, with Madison being pick of the bowlers with figures of 2-14 off her 4 overs. This looked a formidable total to chase with it being the first game of the season, but the H-K girls were keen to get stuck into the Taranaki score. Hayley and Genevieve opened the batting and with some good bowling from the opposition openers had us off to a quiet start. After the first wicket fell in came Aurilie at 3 and was immediately on the offensive with a quick fire 17, unfortunately wickets then fell regularly  with only Rachel showing any resistance in the lower order being the pick off the batsmen before being dismissed for the last wicket with a top score of 21. The H-K girls finished well short of the target being bowled out in the 16th over for 78, the main difference in the match being the 63 not out made by the Taranaki captain. Good effort from the girls considering it was the first game together as a group.



Game 2
26/11/17 vs Taranaki

With the heat picking up in the afternoon we kicked off the 2nd game of the day where Taranaki won the toss and chose to bat first. The opening bowling pair of Nikita and Ayesha started strongly conceding only 5 runs off the first 3 overs. Madison came on at first change and immediately took the wicket of their opener. This then started a regular stream of wickets with all our bowlers bowling very economically with the pick of the bowlers being Erin with figures of 2-9 off 4 and Madison 2-13 off her 4 overs. This all round bowling effort restricted Taranaki to 73-7 off their 20 overs. With such a good bowling and fielding effort from the girls H-K were quietely confident in the run chase to take the second of the games of the day. The openers put on a steady 15 for the first wicket before Ayesha was joined at the crease by Aquila, who together put on a partnership of 32 for the 2nd wicket. After a couple of quick wickets in came Erin who smacked the ball around for a well compiled 20 not out, with Aysha remaining steady at the other end finishing up with 18 not out. Together they stared the girls home to win by 7 wickets. This was a very pleasing bounce back from the team after a dissapointed start in the 1st game. Now with our first win under our belt we look forward to continuing this momentuem into next week where we take on Wairapa-Bush in a couple of T20's.



Match reports vs Wairarapa at Kena Kena Park Paraparaumu on 03/12/2017

Game 1  Wairarapa - Hatrick For Ayesha

It was another hot day for cricket, and the Kena Kena Park was looking in fine order. HK lost the toss and Wairarapa decided to bat. It became clear quite early on why they chose to bat, with their openers proving to be very effective. Our bowlers worked really hard but couldnt get any offerings from the opening pair who went on to post a stand of over 90. This was only broken with the retirement of their opener for over 50. They decided to retire the other opener shortly after, and so we were still without a wicket. Shortly after we got our first wicket with Ayesha Carly-Hendry returning to the crease and bowling a beautiful delivery hitting middle stump. A new batsmen came in and the same thing happened - middle stump getting hit. The team wre really excited with Ayesha on a hattrick and the mood was bouyant. Ayesha came in and bowled another beautiful delivery, again knocking over middle stump. HATTRICK. Everyone was pretty excited about the feat. The innings was wrapped up shortly after with Wairarapa making 106 for 4. With Ayesha finishing with 3 for 19 off 4 overs.  The HK openers got off to a shaky start against some sfull and straight bowling with Genevieve falling early. The bowling proved very tight throughout the entire innings with our batsmen finding it hard to score runs consistently. HK lost wickets regularly as well, with the middle order getting bogged down. HK ended with 91 after losing 6 wickets. Top scorers were Madi with 16 and Ayesha 19 not out. The girls wre disappointed to lose with wickets in hand but Wairarapa bowled well with consistent lines.

Game 2

Due to circumstances, HK asked if they could bat first and Wairarapa were happy to oblige. Two girls who missed a bat in the first game, Zoe and Nikita got the team off to a lively start, putting on 20 in three overs before Nikita was dismissed. Rachel came in and got into stride quite quickly and her and Zoe had a good partnership before Zoe was out for a good 20. Madi joined Rachel and another good partnership developed in good time, with numerous bounderies being scored by both batsmen. The score was rolling on , and even Madi was dismissed for 20, the run rate kept on. Rachel eventually finished the innings on 39 not out off 38 balls, with the team finishing on 125 for 4. The girls thought that this total would be competitive as long as they bowled well. Nikita opened the bowling and was immediately successful taking a wicket in her first over.  Rachel was also tight in her first over with Nikitas next over also producing a wicket. This had the effect of putting scoreborad pressure on the Wairarapa girls who had to chase a big total for a long time. All our bowlers bowled very well maintaining the pressure. Regular wickets also helped and Wairarapa were unable to chase the HK total down falling 14 runs short on 111 for 8. Nikita ending with 3 for 10 off 4 overs and Hannah Reynolds producing a great 4 over spell with 4 for 22. The girls worked hard for the win and things are looking promising for the tournament in Palmerston North.


7. HKCA Cricket Express Under 17's

Squad 2017

  1. Jack Culleton

  2. Yanik Van Den Berg

  3. Dylan Reder

  4. James Gilland

  5. Reece Gilden

  6. Ben Spiller

  7. Connor McKenzie

  8. Locky Spring

  9. Caleb o' Connell

  10. Campbell Martin

  11. Hamish Cowie

  12. Charlie Cowie

  13. Umer Lohya

  14. Sam Hayward

  15. Jaeden Daweson

Match Report - Manawatu 26th  of November @ Donnelly Park 5

Beautiful condition greeted both teams in levin with the pitch while used,still looking in good order.HK got first use of the conditions and both Dylan and Caleb bowled with pace and discipline with Dylan eventually breaking through.Manawatu developed a couple of good partnerships but just when things were looking good a wicket would fall.Manawatu looked in no hurry but this may have been because Charlie bowled a good first spell of 1 for 5 off six. Charlie regularly beat the bat with no real luck.Spinners featured through out the innings with varying success. Charlie came back and finished with 1 for 17 of 10 overs,as Manawatu tried to pick the run-rate up towards the end. Manawatu ended their innings on 187/7.

With no demons in the pitch the HK openers set about the chase,starting confidently . Unfortunately Campbell was out with his score on 15 . Jack came in and set about composing a good captains knock . Jack and locky built a strong partnership with good shot selection and decision making . Jack brought up his fifty in fine style but was shortly out for 57. This left the team well in control with 90 required off 25 overs and 8 wickets in hand . Unfortunately this was not to be. Through a combination off bad calling , bad shot selection and tight bowling Manawatu blew through the rest of the batting line up with locky being the last wicket to fall with locky on 47 and the score at 153 . A disappointing end to a good fixture .



Match reports - December 04th & 05th  vs Taranaki @ Western Park New Plymouth

Game 1

Taranaki won the toss and decided to bat first. Taranaki 249/7 in 50 overs Umer Lohya 2/29 of 10 over and Dylan Reder 2/44 of 10 bowled best for HK, in reply HK loss wickets regularly and eventually bowled out for 135 in the 44th over. Same Hayward batted exceptionally well to score 65* runs of 61 balls batting at number 9 and Umer Lohya scored patient 37 runs. Plenty of learning to be had for the boys. 

please click below for scorecard.


Game 2

After plenty of learning's from game 1 HK won the toss and elected to bat but, again top order failed to deliver, at 33/4  opener Locky Spring and Umer Lohya got together and complied an excellent partnership of 94 runs. Locky fell for 54 and Umer scored 41. Dylan Reder then took the attack to Naki bowlers by scoring 68 runs of 41 balls. HK manged to score 50 runs in the last 3 overs to finish on 218/9. in reply Taranaki  got bowled out for 200 runs in the 48th over of the game Brilliant fight back from HK boys to level the series 1-1. In bowling Dylan Reder (9-27-03), Tom Kirk(6 -30-02), Caleb O' Connell impressed. HKCA will be carrying positive momentum to the CD U17 district tournament. please click below for the scorecard. 



CD U17 Tournament 2017.

Game 1 vs Nelson

HK Won the toss and invited Nelson to bat on a green Nelson Park 2 pitch, Caleb and Dylan started well with the ball with Jaeden Dawson supporting them. Nelson lost 4 wickets for 31 runs but, then Nelson recovered from the to post 225/8 wickets in 55 overs leaving HK to chase the target in 55 overs. Caleb O’ Connell achieved an honours board performance by taking 5 for 49 in 14 overs, Dylan Reder(14-57-1) Jaeden Dawson( 13-53-2) bowled best for HK.

In reply HK started their innings well with Campbell and Locky, however HK lost their first wicket at 23 (Locky) and then they lost Jack Culleton on 59. Frequent wickets meant HK was not in par with the required run rate and eventually bowled out for 184 runs. Campbell Martin impressed with the bat with a well complied 72 runs of 111 balls. Plenty of learnings for the boys to take in to next game. Please click below for the scorecard



Game 2 vs Wairarapa

Wairarapa won the toss and elected to bat first on a hard Nelson Park 3 wicket, HK suffered an early blow when opening bowler Caleb came out of the ground with a back complaint however, HK bowled and fielded extremely well to have Wairarapa at 123/6 in the 50th over with Umer Lohya bowling exceptionally well (16-25-01) and Jaeden Dawson 3/40 in 14 overs and Skipper Jack taking 2/30 in 12 overs, Wairarapa then decided to bat  the whole 60 overs and batted well to score 78 runs in last 10 overs with HK relaying on part time bowlers and minus Caleb to bowl the last 10 overs.

Openers James Gilland and Campbell Martin started well for HK but by 12th over HK were 43/2, then came the Partnership of the match with Reece Gliden (65 of 55 balls) and Jack (23). They scored 74 runs in 11 overs to put HK in a very comfortable position at tea. 2nd over after tea HK lost Jack and Dylan in the same over and then Reece 2 overs after at 129/5. HK then lost wickets in regular intervals to be needing 16 runs with 2 wickets in hand. Umer Lohya was batting impressively but just needed support from the other end. He found that support from Locky who was batting at number 10 Umer then control the situation to take HK to wining target in the 44th overs with an excellent 42 not out. Well done HK!  Please click below for scorecard



Game 3 vs Hawkes Bay

HK Won the toss and elected to bat first on a hard Nelson Park 2 wicket, but HK lost their first wicket Campbell Martin in the 2nd ball of the innings to an excellent catch and HK lost number 3 Reece Gilden in the 4th over HK never recovered from this difficult start and eventually got bowled out for 124 runs just after lunch. HB fielding and bowling was to a very high standard. For HK, Umer Lohya top scored with 30 runs.

In reply Hawkes Bay was on the attack from very first ball. HB didn’t allow any of HK bowlers to settle at the crease with some splendid stroke play. They chased down the target with 2 wickets down but, continue to bat till tea break. William Clark for HB scored a fabulous 100 in the chase. This defeat meant HK will play for the 5th place on last day of the tournament. Please check the score card below



Game 4 vs Manawatu (5th Place play off )

Persistent rain in the morning delayed the game, Umpires decided to start the game at 1pm with more rain to come in the radar two teams decided to play a T20  match. HKCA won the toss and elected to bat first, Openers Campbell Martin and Jame Gilland started aggressively but, HK lost James for 16 runs and then came the partnership of the tournament for HK with Campbell Martin (43 off 33 balls) and Reece Gilden (60 of 31 balls) shared a 95 runs partnership in 9 overs. This was Reece Gilden's second 50 for the tournament. HK scored very impressive 171/7 in their 20 overs. 

Chasing 171  Manawatu was attacking from outset and when rain halted play for final time they were 105/4 in the 13 over. Two teams shared points and finished joint 5th.