Holiday cricket for kids

Thursday 15 April 2010 | Published in Cricket

Programme offers young cricketers a great time Cook Islands Cricket, Avarua Bakery and 88FM have come up with something exciting for the kids these school holidays. They have devised a holiday programme full of fun and interactive cricket for children of all ages to get them active and learning some great skills. The programme will […]


Women's cricket a smashing success

Tuesday 6 April 2010 | Published in Cricket

Heavy rain in Ngatangiia did little to dampen the spirits of women cricketers who gathered at Muri for the inaugural Takitumu Easter Women’s Cricket Tournament. The tournament was so successful that organisers of the event expect to expand the tournament and make it an annual sports event over Easter. Six teams took to the Ngatangiia […]


Cricket for Easter

Saturday 3 April 2010 | Published in Cricket

A charity cricket match will be played today in Nikao between the Mongoose Golden Oldies club and the Glamour Boys. The charity match is to raise funds for the island of Aitutaki as it recovers from the devastation of Cyclone Pat. It is also a match in honour of Colin Munokoa who died last week […]


150 kids in cricket

Wednesday 31 March 2010 | Published in Cricket

More than 150 budding cricketers took part in last week’s ANZ Cricket in Schools junior cricket tournament hosted by Papaaroa College. Games were played in conditions that would have tested the senior players but the mini cricketers took it all in their stride with big hits and fantastic catches seen. The tournament, which was run […]


Cricket honours its stars

Thursday 25 February 2010 | Published in Cricket

Cook Islands Cricket held its swept-up, new-look annual cricket awards recently. Twenty-six awards were presented in the women, junior and men categories including honouring international performances and volunteer contributions. Five Rarotonga men’s club awards were up for collection across 12 weeks of club competition. Muri and Arorangi dominated the awards as Arorangi picked up the […]


Overwhelming success for new cricket league

Tuesday 9 February 2010 | Published in Cricket

Enhancing the development of local cricket players and officials was the objective of the highly successful Turtles Domestic Cricket League which ended at the weekend with the Royal Heat winning the inaugural domestic league over the Storm Chasers. “I wasn’t necessarily looking for everyone to perform every week,” says Cook Islands Cricket Association general manager […]


Cricket final today

Saturday 6 February 2010 | Published in Cricket

Who will be crowned the Turtles Domestic Cricket League champions today? You will have to head to the MCG (Matavera Cricket Ground) at the Takitumu School to find out. The Storm Chasers led by Ronnie Forbes will do battle against the Royal Heat captained by Apii Mamanu. The grand finals game is going to be […]


Avatiu-Nikao win inaugural cricket comp

Saturday 6 February 2010 | Published in Cricket

The victorious Avatiu-Nikao women’s cricket squad (pictured) after making history by winning the inaugural western league Aero women’s cricket competition on Thursday. The team of (from left) Kara Matenga, Brenda Tyack, Lotu Vea, Luciana Matenga (with son Anapa), Dorothea George, coach Shane Thompson, captain Curly George, Indie Haines and Matariki Wilson celebrate what was a […]


Cricket finals time

Thursday 4 February 2010 | Published in Cricket

The last week of cricket is going to be a big one. After delays to both the women’s and men’s finals scheduled to take place last week, teams will be anxiously awaiting good weather come today and Saturday. today sees the finals of the Aero Women’s Cricket League. The Eastern League finals will be played […]


Top cricket in second Turtles 50-over game

Monday 18 January 2010 | Published in Cricket

Royal Heat cricketers continued their winning streak at the weekend by beating the valiant Storm Chasers. The match was the second of the Turtles Domestic League Cricket Tournament played at the Takitumu School field. The 50-over match was well attended by cricket fans who were treated to what has been described as one of the […]


Women's cricket heats up

Thursday 14 January 2010 | Published in Cricket

Women’s cricket got off to a great start last Thursday as many of the players turned on some fantastic performances and with all teams dressed to impress. In the western league, the Arorangi Lindaur Ladies batted first against Avatiu-Nikao. Avatiu-Nikao’s talented bowlers set the winning foundation for the team who won the first match in […]


Women's cricket to hit off

Tuesday 5 January 2010 | Published in Cricket

As the bellies are full from Christmas pudding it’s time to get back into exercise and some excitement with the Aero Women’s Cricket League starting on Thursday, January 7. The competition comprises of eight teams battling for the first Raro Women’s Cricket trophy. Cook Islands Cricket Association general manager Alister Stevic says the eight teams […]


Cricket reaches out to Creative Centre

Tuesday 17 November 2009 | Published in Cricket

Cook Islands Cricket coaches were out and about with the crew from the Creative Centre last week as they took them through some of the fun drills and skills of cricket. The programme is part of Cook Islands Cricket’s community outreach programme which aims to take the game to groups across Rarotonga. “Cricket in the […]


Junior cricket starts up

Friday 13 November 2009 | Published in Cricket

Bridging the cap between junior and senior cricket is the aim of the newly launched junior cricket programme. The Cook Islands Cricket Association launched its new junior cricket programme at St Joseph’s primary school on Wednesday. The cricket association was bowled over with the enthusiasm with which the school kids and teachers took to the […]


National cricket squad named

Wednesday 26 August 2009 | Published in Cricket

Monday 24: Twenty-four cricketers have been doing it tough these past six weeks being put through their paces as part of the Cook Islands Cricket High Performance Programme in a bid to be selected to play in the national team at the forthcoming International Cricket Council Tournament in Samoa. CICA General Manager Alister Stevic says […]


New cricket coach

Wednesday 19 August 2009 | Published in Cricket

Tuesday 18: Cook Islands Cricket’s ability to attract big name coaches continues with its most recent announcement. After the departure of previous national coach Grant Bradburn who has been appointed as coach of one of New Zealand’s premier teams, the Northern Districts Knights, Cook Islands Cricket have secured the services of highly experienced and talented […]


Cricketers prepare for competition

Wednesday 5 August 2009 | Published in Cricket

Thursday 30: Cook Islands Cricket’s national preparations got underway last week at their Turangi base with the attendance of Rarotongan-based players to the code’s high performance programme. “The objective was to dust off a few cobwebs and ready the boys for more vigorous training sessions to follow,” says general manager and acting assistant coach Alister […]


Cricketers gear up for overseas tours

Wednesday 22 April 2009 | Published in Cricket

Saturday 18: The Cook Islands Cricket Association held a national development programme over the Easter weekend with players from Aitutaki also taking part. The purpose of the programme was to keep cricketers at the top of their game in terms of skill level especially with two overseas tours in the pipeline. A cricket development programme […]


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