We trust that you are all well and coping with the lock-down and families. In our last updates we talked about two of the key projects underway — the building of nets at St Paul’s College spearheaded by Dion Nash and the work that Kit Perera is doing with Avondale College. Here is an update...
We have supported the club and the efforts of Garry Wood for a few years. They continue to do great work with over 25 schools in South Auckland. Before cricket was recently curtailed, Garry had an active programme of inter-school tournaments, coaching and musters at the club...
Will Young has set up a trust to help youth cricket in Taranaki. As a contracted player of New Zealand Cricket he has decided to donate a portion of his retainer to the trust, and invite applications for grants. We see this as a fantastic project and have granted the trust an initial $5,000.
Having moved to Whakatane, Colin Rampling found there was no cricket being played in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, despite there being four clubs at one point. Colin and some others have incorporated the Eastern Bay of Plenty Cricket Club with an initial focus on low-decile youth cricket (what a great concept!).