New Zealand Over-50s Cricket
Welcome to the website for New Zealand Over-50s Cricket. Here you can find details on the past, present and future of over-50s cricket in New Zealand.
Our History page goes through the 3 years of NZ over-50s cricket, starting with the Australian tour of NZ in February 2018, right through to today. We have profiles on all the players who have represented New Zealand and our Statistics page keeps track of the leading run-scorers, wicket-takers, etc., both at international and domestic level.
Our Calendar (below) lets you know what is coming up (and recently completed).
The 2021/22 Inter-Provincial Tournament (IPT) will be held in Blenheim in January (5-10). This event will see the top 4 sides in the country (Auckland Cavaliers, Districts Evergreens, Wellington/Tasman Firehawks and Canterbury/Otago Mainlanders) compete over 5 days. Auckland are the defending champions, while Wellington/Tasman won in 2019/20.
It is hoped that the IPT will include 2 divisions this season, with each of the 4 above-mentioned regions entering two teams.
Plans are afoot for trans-Tasman tours, involving the full New Zealand side, as well as New Zealand "A" and New Zealand "B".
New players are always welcome. If you are interested in participating, please contact Jim Morrison at email@example.com. Kindly provide your date of birth, club affiliation and brief details about your cricketing background.
2021/2022 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
October 2021: New Zealand tour to Australia (TBC)
October-December: Inter-provincial matches (dates TBC)
January 5-10, 2022: Inter-Provincial Tournament (IPT) - Blenheim
February 20-24: New Zealand "A" and New Zealand "B" competing in Australian State Championships
March: Australia tour of New Zealand, 3 O50Is (TBC)
2020/2021 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
October 3: Firehawks vs Cornwall CC (Hastings)
October 4: Districts trial (ND vs CD)
October 10: Firehawks vs Upper Hutt CC
October 18: Districts trial (ND vs CD)
October 25: Firehawks vs Wellington Blaze (women's team) (Wellington) - cancelled
October 25 & 26: Canterbury vs Otago (Timaru) - Canty won by 3 wickets
October 30 & November 1: Wellington vs Canterbury (Christchurch)
Match 1 - Canty won by 3 wickets
Match 2 - Wgtn/Tasman won by 11 runs
November 22: Districts vs Waipuna Valley XI (St. Paul's Collegiate)
November 27 & 29: Canterbury vs Auckland
Match 1 - Abandoned after first innings
Match 2 - Canterbury won by 7 wickets
December 6: Districts vs Kaipaki CC (Cambridge)
December 6 & 7: Auckland vs. Wellington/Tasman Firehawks (Auckland)
December 13: Districts vs Auckland (Waiuku CC)
February 15-19: National Regional Tournament (NRT) (Wellington)
February 26-28 (TBC): North Island vs South Island (2-match series) (Christchurch)