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More cricket coaches certified

Tuesday 17 May 2011 | Published in Cricket

A concentrated effort over the last four months has resulted in around 65 school students and teachers receiving Cook Islands Level 1 cricket coachs certificates. Cook Islands Cricket junior development manager Shane Thompson, pictured on the far right, recently presented certification to Apii Te Uki Ou cricket coaches Mary Young, Teiaa Potoru, Liz Griggs, Jo […]

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Arorangi school cricket coaches certified

Wednesday 20 April 2011 | Published in Cricket

Twenty-four Arorangi school students were recently presented with Cook Islands Cricket Level 1 certificates for their hard work over the two-week coaching course. Cook Islands Crickets junior development manager Shane Thompson put the kids through their paces as they learned new coaching skills which they can now share with their peers at school. This is […]

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Captain Cricket takes a holiday

Saturday 16 April 2011 | Published in Cricket

With the school holidays underway, Cook Islands Cricket is gearing up for the 2-week break with the ever popular 88FM and Avarua Bakery school holiday cricket programme. This will be held on both Tuesdays and Thursdays of both weeks at the Princess Anne Hall in Nikao. Start time is 9am and the programme is for […]

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National cricket squad bound for Samoa

Wednesday 30 March 2011 | Published in Cricket

After months of intense training, the Telecom Cook Islands national men’s cricket team is on the way to Samoa to contest the ICC East Asia Pacific Division 2 trophy. The squad is led by Telecom Cook Islands coach Alister Stevic and team manager Dave Leeming. The squad members are Davis Teinaki (NZ), Peter Tare (NZ/Aitutaki), […]

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Cricketers tune up for Samoa

Saturday 26 March 2011 | Published in Cricket

The Telecom Cook Islands national men’s cricket squad will be at Turangi today to take on a Rarotonga Club selection side in an encounter with a difference. This will be conducted in the popular Twenty/20 format, which is the format for the ICC EAP Division 2 trophy in Samoa early next month which will involve […]

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Patia looks forward to Samoa cricket challenge

Saturday 26 March 2011 | Published in Cricket

Cook Islands Cricket is very excited at the appointment of one of its own local cricketing umpires, Koria Patia, who will be travelling to the ICC East Asia Pacific Division 2 trophy tournament in Samoa next Tuesday. Cook Islands Cricket general manager Alister Stevic says the decision to appoint Patia to officiate in the tournament […]

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CI playing 'origin' cricket

Thursday 10 March 2011 | Published in Cricket

The Auckland Country of Origins 20-Twenty Cricket Tournament is well underway with around 10 teams including the Cook Islands vying to take out top honours. Formerly known as the Pacifica Cup, this competition has expanded to include teams from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who have very strong cricketing backgrounds and are passionate […]

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Mangaia cricket draws crowd and laughs

Friday 25 February 2011 | Published in Cricket

Weekly cricket matches on the outer island of Mangaia are drawing in the crowds and new players for a day of fun filled cricket and untold laughter. The second round of the Mangaia Cricket Competition saw Oneroa 2 take on the in-form Tamarua side. Batting first, Tamarua amassed 38 runs as Oneroa 2 exerted some […]

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Mauke cricket comp enters final round

Thursday 24 February 2011 | Published in Cricket

The weather wasn’t the only thing heating up Mauke last Friday as the island’s men’s and women’s cricket teams blazed it up on the pitches. The women’s competition saw the Admin team take on the School team in what was a great game to watch. Batting first, School’s Teata Ateriano led the way with a […]

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Mangaia launches new cricket season

Saturday 19 February 2011 | Published in Cricket

A new senior cricket competition debuted last Friday on the island of Mangaia. For many, it was welcoming back a sport that had not been played competitively on the island for over 20 years. And they definitely did this in style as four teams squared off in the first round. Oneroa put together 2 teams […]

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Puaikura-Titikaveka win cricket league

Wednesday 16 February 2011 | Published in Cricket

As the sun rose last Saturday it was evident that the weather was definitely going to be hot just like the action at the BCI Stadium for the final day of play in the 2011 Turtles D League Cricket Competition. Te-Au-O-Tonga were facing a double header and first up was Ngatangiia-Matavera who were eager to […]

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Mauke launches first cricket season

Tuesday 15 February 2011 | Published in Cricket

The much anticipated Mauke cricket season got under way last Friday with over 70 players putting all their training into action on the pitch. With four men’s and four women’s teams, there was definitely no shortage of action and fun at game time. In the women’s competition – Mauke School took on Telecom with both […]

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Cricket finals

Saturday 12 February 2011 | Published in Cricket

With the weather wreaking havoc over the last two weekends, the Turtles Domestic League II competition will be looking for clear conditions today as the teams prepare to do battle in what will be the league finals. And there certainly has been no let up with training schedules as each team has been fine tuning […]

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Cricket starts up in Mangaia

Friday 11 February 2011 | Published in Cricket

Mangaia school students competed in their first ANZ in Schools cricket tournament of the year with some with some exciting talent and skills seen by the outer island students. Cook Islands Cricket general manager Alister Stevic and junior development manager Shane Thompson visited the island last week to organise and run another successful ANZ tournament […]

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Mauke cricket officials trained

Thursday 3 February 2011 | Published in Cricket

With the Mauke cricket season starting this Friday, the island will be keen to put their newly certified umpire, coaching and scoring skills to work. Junior development manager Shane Thompson visited Mauke last week and successfully ran a coaching course at Toianga sports field certifying 15 new coaches. They then headed to the classroom where […]

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Youth cricketers take it to Mauke

Saturday 29 January 2011 | Published in Cricket

Enthusiastic youth cricketers have been sharing their love for the game and discovering that the outer islands have a wealth of cricketing talent. Matavera women’s cricket stars Bene Matapo and Amelia Moetaua have just returned to Rarotonga from their home island of Mauke where they ran three cricket courses. The talented cricketers were approached by […]

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Junior cricketers show skills

Tuesday 25 January 2011 | Published in Cricket

The ANZ junior cricket season kicked off last week with the under 19 boys playing in an East versus West Twenty-20 showdown at Matavera. Western captain Tere Punua won the toss and elected to bat first. A strong Western batting line up soon had the runs flowing, scoring 142 from their 20 overs. Tom Wicks […]

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Puaikura-Titikaveka lead cricket league

Tuesday 25 January 2011 | Published in Cricket

Another action packed day of cricket was seen on Saturday even though rain tried to interrupt the day’s two Turtles Domestic Cricket League II match ups. A concerted effort by hosts Puaikura-Titikaveka to cover the wicket meant that even with a delayed start there was no reduction in the number of overs. Winning the toss […]

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Cricket honours its 90 officials

Tuesday 18 January 2011 | Published in Cricket

Rarotonga now has over 90 qualified cricket officials from umpires and coaches to scorers with 57 new officials awarded their certificates last week. A presentation of awards evening was held on Friday, January 14, at the Edgewater Resort and Spa for the newly qualified cricket scorers, umpires, coaches and managers. The evening included presentations by […]

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Junior cricket ready to play

Saturday 15 January 2011 | Published in Cricket

Junior cricketers on Rarotonga are polishing up their game ahead of the ANZ Under 19 Junior Tournament this month. Under 19 boys will flex their cricketing muscles first when they take to the pitch on Wednesday, January 19, at the Matavera Cricket Grounds with games starting at 12pm. Not to be out done, the ANZ […]

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