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Tonight’s the last chance for aspiring cricket umpires and keen cricketers to learn more about the magnificent game from New Zealand umpire David Tidmarsh.
New Zealand Coach Force educator and Northern Districts Coach Pat Malcon will be delivering a fun and interactive coaching course for cricketers.
Cook Islands Cricket strategic partners Northern Districts cricket’s Pat Malcon is on Rarotonga to deliver Level 1 and 2 coaching courses this week.
To add to the excitement of a full on week of cricket, Cook Islands Cricket has New Zealand cricket umpire David Tidmarsh on Rarotonga.
THE CRICKETING family have lost one of the game’s biggest characters and largest competitors. Sepa Tangimetua passed away peacefully Tuesday morning surrounded by family and loved ones.
HE RAROTONGA Umpires Commission meet today to finalise plans for the upcoming visit of New Zealand Cricket umpire David Tidmarsh.
Forty three year old Tidmarsh is a former Northern Districts first class cricketer and fast riser on the New Zealand umpires ranking.
Tidmarsh will spend a week on Rarotonga delivering Level 1, 2 and 3 umpires and scorers courses aimed at up skilling club scorers and umpires.
Umpires Commission coordinators Nauma Atiau and Oliver Syme advise that the Umpires Commission will be making contact with local clubs early next week to discuss courses times and venues.
Syme and Atiau encourage anyone interested in learning more about umpiring and scoring to attend this evenings meeting.
The meeting is scheduled for 7pm in Matavera opposite Tokerau Jim’s.
For more information contact Oliver 22055 or Nauma 56393.
THE Cooks men’s national cricket team is gearing up for their next regional International Cricket Council tournament this coming November.
The Aitutaki women’s and Pukapuka men’s cricket sides have secured their spots to challenge the New Zealand Croatia cricket team when they touch down in Rarotonga on September 21.
The Aitutaki women progressed to the match up against New Zealand Croatia after an unbeaten run in the Cook Islands Premier League qualifiers while Pukapuka progress after the Rarotonga men’s side conceded their final after not being able to field a side.
The New Zealand Croatia team have a busy tour schedule with matches against Aitutaki, Pukapuka and both the men’s and women’s national sides.
A full schedule of the NZ Croatia’s matches will be released next week.
Meanwhile the national men’s cricket team will hold a golf Ambrose on September 19 to raise funds for their upcoming international fixture in Australia in November.
Team registrations are $120 per team of six and as well as the fun to be had on the golf course – there will be plenty of spot prizes, quick raffles, plates of food, a mini auction and much more.
To register a team contact the Rarotonga Golf Club or Nga Emile on 55449 or Toala Teinaki on 57416.