Papatoetoe Cricket Club

We celebrate our past and hope to be a successful and vibrant club long into the future!

We're OPEN on Monday under Level 2 restrictions, Registrations Open plus new Chairman Onboard!
26 Aug 2020

Papatoetoe Cricket Club Newsletter

Wednesday, 26th August 2020

We're moving to Alert Level 2 on Monday!

Papatoetoe Cricket Club - Kolmar will re-open on Monday, 31st August when Auckland moves into Alert Level 2.  

However, club meetings and trainings must be limited to a maximum of 10 people until further notice. Kolmar will not take any walk-ins for indoor center use, only pre-arranged club bookings. If you have any further questions or concerns around indoor center bookings, please contact 09 277 6710 or

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The cricket season is almost upon us! Despite Covid-19 throwing plenty of various spanners in the works, we are confident that summer will arrive along with an exciting 2020/21 season so get registered!

  • Premier & Reserve: $440 (10% discount provided if paid before 1st Oct 2020)
  • Senior Grades: $275
  • One Day Team: $2400
  • Tertiary Student: $260
  • Secondary Student: $160
  • Premier: $220
  • Premier Reserve: $180
  • Tertiary Student: $160
  • Secondary School: $160
  • Juniors/Youth: $160
  • Sprites: $50

Note: Additional charges will apply for teams that have pre-season training in September to cover Indoor Center Hire charges.
When registering please ensure all required fields have been completed correctly and include a valid email address. All Subscription Fees will be invoiced as registrations are received with full payment to be made by 1st October.

Thank you Peter Boyd for 8 years of commitment, service, and support as Club Chairman!

After eight years of service as Club Chairman, Peter Boyd has decided that the timing is right to step down from the role in the hopes that the Club will be taken in a new direction with the enthusiasm and involvement of those active within the Club.

Peter, on behalf of all members, we would like to thank you for all the time, wise judgment and sound advice you have invested in the Club over many years. We wish you well in your future ventures - with hopefully a little bit more spare time on your hands - and look forward to seeing you on the occasional Saturday afternoon upstairs enjoying a beverage and watching some club cricket.

Garry Wood
Club Manager

Get to know Lindsay Rewcastle - the Club's new Chairman!

Pictured below: Papatoetoe Premier Men, 1984/85
Back Row: Mark Bradley, Tom Hellaby, Gary Peach, Andy Birkenhead, Glenn Karam, Mark Plummer, Noel Burnside
Front Row: Smudge McNeilage, Alan Jones, Lindsay Rewcastle, Wally Stamp

History with Papatoetoe Cricket Club?

•    My first game at Papatoetoe in 1966. I played for Manurewa from 1966 until 1972, many of our games were at Papatoetoe.
•    In 1973 I went to Massey University in Palmerston North. In my last year at Massey, I met Tom Hellaby. I convinced Tom to come & play for Massey University in the annual University Tournament, which we won. After finishing university, I got a job in Auckland, Tom suggested I come & play for Papatoetoe.
•    I joined Papatoetoe in 1978 and apart from two years living in England, I played for the Premier Men’s team until 1987.
•    When Nigel Hurst & Alan Rewcastle started up a President’s side in 1998, I came back to the club & played for 3 seasons. 
•    My last game was In 2006, I captained one of the two teams in the centenary, Tom Hellaby captained the other team.

Biggest influences on your cricket early on?

•    Dad had played for Southland for 10 years, when I got to Form 3,  Manurewa High School didn’t have a cricket team, Dad was instrumental in getting the Manurewa club into the ACA. We played U18, we won the Auckland title as 14-year-olds on Papatoetoe No 4, beating Mangere in the final.
•    Graeme Gedye. Graeme was playing for Papatoetoe, but always found time to come back to coach the Manurewa junior teams.
•    Martin Horton, I got invited to a CD camp as a net bowler. Running the camp was Martin Horton the national coach. Two years later I was in Auckland playing for Papatoetoe. Martin recommended that Papatoetoe play me as their sole spin bowler. 18 months later I was playing for the Aces.


•    Being part of the champion Papatoetoe team in the mid-’80s. This side won three championships in 4 years. 
•    Captaining Papatoetoe to win the Premier one-day championship in 1986. This is Papatoetoe’s only one day win, this would be a good year to change this.
•    Playing in an Aces team that beat Canterbury on Lancaster Park

Outstanding cricket experiences?

•    I stood on the boundary rope at Molyneux Park. Alexandra waiting for Glen Turner & Stu McCullum to step onto the field. Once I crossed that rope, I would be a first-class cricketer, no-one could take that away from me. I bowled 19 overs took 0/53. Most of those overs were bowled to Glen Turner, he got his 98th first-class 100,  it was one of the great days of my life.
•    Tom Hellaby came out to join me, we were 48/6 against Western Districts. Three hours later Tom was dismissed for 135, we were 294/7. I got 150*. Tom then took 13 wickets.

Best player you played with or against?

•    Best player I played with – Martin Crowe. I was batting with Crowe when he got his first 50 for Auckland. I remember watching him from the bowler’s end, just marvelling at his technique & talent. 
•    Best player I played against – Glen Turner. 

Biggest Characters?

When I put this list together, it hit me how all of this group have gone on to do great things after their playing days were over. The character that shone through on the cricket field made them leaders in later life.
•    Ian Gould. A cricketer who enjoyed every minute of every day he was playing cricket. A real positive influence of those around him. When he retired from umpiring last year, he was acknowledged by the players as one of the great international umpires.
•    Gary Peach. Peachie was a central part of the Premier Men’s team in the 1970’s & 80’s. Always had plenty to say, you would never in doubt as to Peachie’s opinion. After finishing with cricket, Peachie decided to change careers & become a school teacher. I don’t have room here to list all his achievements, but he did become a great teacher, principal & mentor for many of his pupils.
•    Smudge McNeilage. Smudge is a special man, beyond the left arm autumn leaves & the sevens suit is a very caring, sharing man. He went on to do a great job for Auckland Rugby referees & was rewarded with his appointment as a referee side-line co-ordinator at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
•    Chook Fowler. What can I say about Chook that hasn’t already been said, he was a real positive influence both as a player & a captain, but also after finishing playing with the creation of the Auckland Cavaliers where ex first class players play school 1st 11’s. My Chook experience relates to an Auckland A side were both in. Chook wasn’t the captain, but he became the heart & soul of the team. We went on to win the national A championship.
Vision for the Club with your involvement?

My vision for the club is to create a multi-racial community club that is admired for both for its cricket and for its contribution to the South Auckland community.

This will take time but will involve
•    Increased coaching, especially at junior & academy
•    Financial stability
•    An organisation that is reflective of the multi-racial club
•    Embracing all forms of cricket, including Kilikiti, twilight & indoor
•    Growing our junior club
•    School outreach, Papatoetoe, Mangere, Flat Bush, Botany, 
•    Winning championships
•    Getting players into representative teams

Just over 3 weeks to go before cricketing legend John Wright is in our midst - still a few tickets left so get in quick! 

When: Friday, 18th September at 12pm
Master of Ceremony: Nigel Hurst
Where: Papatoetoe Cricket Club Kolmar Sports

Come along and listen to former Papatoetoe Premier Men's captain, New Zealand captain, Indian Men's Coach, New Zealand Men's Coach, Mumbai Indians IPL Coach, and current Mumbai talent scout, the legendary John Wright! We are extremely lucky to have him as our guest speaker at the club's major fundraiser for the season. We look forward to hearing all about his cricket experiences to date!
We are limited to 150 guests. Tickets are $95 per person, $950 for a table of 10 and includes a buffet lunch. There will also be an auction and raffle.

This event will sell out so book a ticket or table now!

If you have any queries, contact us.
Photo credit: Wisden: Former Indian Coach, John Wright with Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid

Junior Training Start Dates

  • Sprites (Year 1-4): Friday nights from 11th September at 4.30pm at Kolmar Indoor Centre.
  • Juniors/Youth (Year 5-8) Hardball: Tuesday nights from 18th August at 4.30pm - 6pm up until school holidays*, then team practices at Kolmar Indoor Centre
  • Secondary School (Year 9-12) Hardball: Thursday nights from 19th August at 4.30pm - 6pm up until school holidays* then team practices at Kolmar Indoor Centre.
*NOTE: In the next school holidays (28th Sept to 9th Oct) there will be a Breakaway program for 11-17 year-olds from Monday – Thursday at 1pm - 4pm

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Friends of Papatoetoe Cricket Club

If you would like to support your local Club and are keen to get a tax rebate, donations can be made to bank account number:


Once you make a donation please email us and we will arrange to send you a tax receipt as soon as possible. 

Thank you for your support!
To those that have generously supported:

Andrew Crocker
Brett Plummer
Cecil McClean
David Price
Denis Currie
Gareth Shaw
Gary Troup
John Crocker
Lance Shaw
Malcolm Rowsell
Glenn Rowsell
Neil Ronaldson
Noel Burnside
Peter Boyd
Simon Poole
Gary Peach
Shane Singe
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