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Budding cricket stars

Thursday 29 July 2010 | Published in Cricket

Around 50 budding cricket players took part in the first day of the 88FM and Avarua Bakery school holiday cricket programme on Tuesday with more action expected at the Nikao field for today’s programme. Children were split into various age groups for fun cricket activities. The smaller children had plenty of fun learning to hit […]

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Arorangi opens cricket nets

Tuesday 20 July 2010 | Published in Cricket

The Arorangi Cricket Club is the proud new owner of the island’s first proper cricket training nets. The training nets were officially unveiled and blessed in a special ceremony at the Arorangi sports ground where Arorangi cricketers beamed with pride. The practice nets are a steel frame construction covered in safety nets where players can […]

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Cricket, athletics all set to go

Tuesday 13 July 2010 | Published in Cricket

After a wet start to the ANZ Tamariki Sports programme last week, today’s programme promises to be heaps of fun for kids. A small but enthusiastic bunch of kids made it to the BCI Stadium last week for the first day of the popular kids sport programme. A much bigger turn out is expected for […]

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Junior cricketers in training

Wednesday 7 July 2010 | Published in Cricket

Rarotonga’s next generation of cricketing stars has begun training in the Telecom high performance programme three months ahead of the ANZ Junior Cricket season. The junior cricket season includes all age groups for boys and girls from under 19 through to primary schools and will be held in term four. The reason for the early […]

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Major boost for women's cricket

Wednesday 7 July 2010 | Published in Cricket

In a major boost for women’s cricket, Cook Islands Cricket’s Telecom women’s high performance coaching begins tomorrow at the Nikao field from 5.15pm. The programme initially runs for six weeks and is open to all women (young and mature) who want to attend. Cook Islands Cricket general manager Alister Stevic explains that the course is […]

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Women's cricket the flavour of summer

Wednesday 7 July 2010 | Published in Cricket

Women’s cricket in the Cook Islands has seen a massive growth in numbers for the upcoming season and with the netball season just finished – what better way to stay active than playing the fun game of cricket. The number of women’s cricket teams have gone from eight at the start of the year to […]

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Cricket umpires course a hit

Friday 2 July 2010 | Published in Cricket

As of last week, there are now over 20 new accredited Motor Centre Cricket Umpires on the rock. Last week visiting Northern Districts Cricket umpire and Bay Of Plenty (NZ) umpire training officer Colin Elstob arrived on Rarotonga to deliver cricket umpire courses to aspiring male and female umpires and cricketers. Over 20 participants attended […]

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New U19 cricket league for women

Friday 2 July 2010 | Published in Cricket

Women’s cricket is expanding to include a new junior under 19 cricket league starting in October. This new initiative is due to the success of the women’s cricket in the country and the increased interest in the up and coming season. The new junior women’s initiative will be formerly known as the Island Hire Women’s […]

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Cricket for tamariki

Wednesday 30 June 2010 | Published in Cricket

Energetic athletics coach Ake Hosea-Winterflood is starting up her popular ANZ Tamariki Sports programme with the help of some big hitters from the Cook Islands Cricket Association. Hosea is thrilled to announce that her junior programme resumes on Tuesday July 6 at the BCI Stadium in Tereora for kids aged between 6 and 12. But […]

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New clubs join cricket season

Wednesday 30 June 2010 | Published in Cricket

The men’s cricket season will see the inclusion of two new clubs as participation numbers across the board grows this year. Something that Cook Islands Cricket general manager Alister Stevic believes cements cricket as the Cook Islands’ fastest growing game. “Last week we held our annual men’s council of clubs meeting and it was great […]

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Boost for cricket umpires

Tuesday 22 June 2010 | Published in Cricket

Northern Districts Cricket umpire and Bay Of Plenty (NZ) esteemed umpire training officer Colin Elstob arrives on the rock next week to deliver the Motor Centre Cricket Umpire courses. Elstob, who is an experienced umpire, is responsible for the recruitment and training of umpires throughout the Bay of Plenty of New Zealand. “We are very […]

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Mitiaro cricket visit a big hit

Friday 4 June 2010 | Published in Cricket

The Cricket Cook Islands Association team have returned from a brief, but successful, trip to the outer island of Mitiaro to spread the cricket spirit to the school children there. The cricketers were able to visit Mitiaro thanks to the assistance from ANZ Bank and the Cook Islands National Sports and Olympic Committee. Mitiaro is […]

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Cricket names U17 squad

Tuesday 1 June 2010 | Published in Cricket

After an enthusiastic two month training regime, culminating in a week long under17 high school cricket tournament, Cook Islands Cricket has had the tough job of selecting its initial under 17 boys high performance squad. Cricket Development Manager Shane Thompson said he has been encouraged to see how naturally talented and passionate all those involved […]

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Teachers taught cricket

Saturday 22 May 2010 | Published in Cricket

Cook Islands Cricket completed its two week teacher education initiative this week with over 20 teachers from the western side of Rarotonga going through a fun filled ‘getting started in cricket coaching’ certificate course at Arorangi Primary School. Teachers went through all the major aspects of cricket which included learning the rules, techniques of bowling, […]

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High school cricket league a hit

Wednesday 19 May 2010 | Published in Cricket

Cook Islands Cricket is continuing its recent run of ‘first evers’ with the inaugural High School Cricket League last week. This proved popular among Cook Islands youth as Titikaveka, Nukutere and Tereora College did battle in the league, putting to the test their skills learnt from lessons with local junior cricket coaches. Last Monday saw […]

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Cricketers show off their skills

Tuesday 11 May 2010 | Published in Cricket

Titikaveka College students John Maruariki (15), Tamatoa Hunter (12) and Pastor Tekarea (14) were among the junior players that took part in yesterday’s under 17 cricket trials. The Titikaveka College players played against students from Tereora College in an 11-a-side twenty/20 match. Tomorrow, Tereora College students will play against Nukutere at the Nikao field starting […]

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Cricket coach returns from Indonesia course

Thursday 29 April 2010 | Published in Cricket

Arorangi cricket club captain and coach Tereapii Mamanu has returned home wiser about the game after attending the International Cricket Council (ICC) East Asia Pacific (EAP) Advanced Coaching and Development Seminar in Jakarta, Indonesia. Mamanu was one of only 14 representatives selected from across the East Asia Pacific region by the ICC to attend the […]

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Trans-Tasman cricket duel set

Saturday 24 April 2010 | Published in Cricket

A trans-Tasman Anzac cricket match will be staged today to raise funds for the Cook Islands Cricket under 17 development programme. The battle between the Kiwis and Aussies will be held today at the Matavera Cricket Grounds starting at 12.30pm. Leading the Aussies will be captain John Hobbs who is quietly confident his team, with […]

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Holiday cricket back on

Thursday 22 April 2010 | Published in Cricket

Rain or shine, the school holiday cricket programme will go ahead today at Nikao. Rain forced the cancellation of Tuesday and Wednesday’s programme but it will not have any effect on today’s plans. That’s because if it rains, fingers crossed it doesn’t, the programme will be held at the Princess Anne Hall at Tereora College. […]

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Cricket kids have a blast

Wednesday 21 April 2010 | Published in Cricket

There wasn’t a bored kid in sight at the Matavera field when Cook Islands Cricket launched its fun-filled school holiday programme on Monday. About 30 boys and girls were given expert advice and tips to improve their batting and bowling skills learned through the cricket in schools programme. Kids were split into two groups and […]

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