Newsletter – May 2024

Greetings, City Cricket Club enthusiasts!

As we head into June and the middle of winter, we’re thrilled to bring you the latest edition of our club’s newsletter. This edition includes a reflection on last season, updates on opportunities, and the latest developments.

Take care and enjoy the read!

Kind regards,

City Cricket Club

Newsletter – February 2024

Happy New Year and warm greetings City Cricket Club! We hope this post finds you in good health and high spirits as we embark on another promising year ahead.

As we kick off 2024, we’re thrilled to reconnect with you and share exciting updates, insightful content through our newsletter. Your continued support and engagement mean the world to us, and we’re committed to bringing you relevant information that enriches your experience with

City Cricket Club.

Bracewell to coach City Cricket

Northland’s oldest cricket club has found yet another exciting way to mark its upcoming 75th Jubilee — by hiring a Test Blackcap to take it into the future.

City Cricket Club has announced Brendon Bracewell as its new Head Coach and the former New Zealand fast bowler is thrilled to be linking up with the club at its iconic Cobham Oval headquarters in Whangarei.

A member of one of New Zealand’s most accomplished cricketing families, Bracewell made his Test debut on the 1978 tour of England when he was just 18 years old, and went on to represent Northern Districts, Central Districts and Otago in a 13-year career.

Like all three of his brothers — Doug, Mark and ex-Blackcaps coach John, Bracewell went on to give back to the game as a cricket coach and sees his appointment at City as a natural fit at the hub of a region that’s close to his cricketing heart.

“I played a few games for Northland and ND at the “old Cobham Oval”, before the club moved, which is probably showing my age a bit!

“City was always a really strong contributor to cricket in the region and it’s really impressive now when you come to the present-day Cobham Oval and see just how far it has come.

“Not many clubs can say their home field is an international ground, and I think it’s a real testament to the generations of club people who have chipped away on behalf of the club over the years — to see where it is today and what it provides for kids as well as senior cricketers around Whangarei is really inspiring.”

Bracewell previously ran coaching academies in Hawke’s Bay and the Bay of Plenty, where he worked with a young Kane Williamson, Trent Boult and his son Doug (not to be confused with his brother of the same name) who all went on to become BLACKCAPS themselves.

He will begin his tenure with City this month and has a strong desire to grow and develop players through sport, particularly youth.

City Cricket Club President Dean Robinson said it was an honour to have a mentor with Bracewell’s expertise and experience available to its members, with an indoor winter training programme kicking off this month.

“The 2021/22 season is a really special one for us with our 75th Jubilee celebrations coming up in October, so it’s a great time right now to get involved with City cricket,” said Robinson.

“We’re calling for registrations for Brendon’s indoor programmes that will lead us smoothly into the preseason. These are available for both young or experienced cricketers, male and female. And, if you are new to the game, or looking to learn, it’s a really great opportunity to learn from one of the best.”

City’s 75th Jubilee celebrations will be taking place across three days on Labour Weekend, with the Bruce Marshall Memorial Golf Tournament at Mt Denby Whangarei Golf Club on 22nd October, followed by a series of matches and activities at the cricket club, culminating in a Gala Dinner on the 24th.

To register for any of these events or to sign on for Brendon Bracewell’s coaching, visit or contact

For further information please contact:

  • Dean Robinson (Club President)
    Jason Smith (Club Captain) Ph: 021 517 224

Newsletter – December 2016

Greetings to all our followers

Please find our December 2016 newsletter HERE (click on the link) for your interest, we have had a great season on and off the field to date and we look forward to what the new year has in store for us.

Keep in touch and remember to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the happenings at the club during the off-season.

Take care
City Cricket Club

City Cricket Club Announces New Naming Rights Sponsor

City Cricket Club is proud to announce that DURACRETE PRODUCTS Ltd, a local company based in Kauri Country Northland that specialises in precast concrete products along with RediRock retaining walls, has been named as the official sponsor of the City Cricket Club.

As part of the new relationship, DURACRETE PRODUCTS becomes the naming rights sponsor of the City Cricket Club for the next two years. City Cricket Club President Joseph Yovich said he was delighted to welcome such a well-respected and successful local company. “We’re always delighted to partner with local Northland companies, and DURACRETE PRODUCTS Ltd represents a fantastic brand renowned for its quality product and service to the area for over 50 years. It is a company that continues to set the benchmark in staying ahead of the game throughout the North Island.”

The City Cricket Club will now be known as the DURACRETE PRODUCTS City Cricket Club for the next two years. Craig Little, Operations Manager of DURACRETE PRODUCTS, said, “We are very proud of sponsoring and supporting City Cricket Club. We felt this was a great way to share goodwill with the Northland cricketing community. “DURACRETE PRODUCTS see many similarities with the club, both being leaders in their field within the community. Like City Cricket Club we pride ourselves on a family environment and consistently seek to provide a great service and a superior product, which we believe aligns nicely with the club’s mantra. To have secured the naming rights to one of Northland’s oldest clubs and most successful cricket organisations both on and off the field over the past 70 years is very pleasing.”

DURACRETE PRODUCTS City Cricket Club will get its season underway in November when the club takes part in the prestigious Dargaville Shield competition. Check out the new DURACRETE website: For any enquiries, please follow the contact link at the above website address

End of Season Newsletter – April 2016

Greetings to all our followers

Please find our end of season newsletter HERE (click on the link) for your interest, we have had a great season on and off the field and we look forward to what the next cricketing season has in store for us.

Keep in touch and remember to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the happenings at the club during the off-season.


City Cricket Club Prems win NCA 50 over Competition

A HUGE congratulations to City Cricket Clubs Premier Grade captain Ian Page and all the City Cricket Club Premier Grade squad for taking out the NCA Lion Red 50 over competition for the 2015/6 season and in doing so adding more silverware to the trophy cabinet.

The Premier Grade NCA Lion Red 50 over Final was played against Kaipara Flats CC Premiers at Cobham Oval on the weekend.

A big thank you to all the City Cricket Club supporters, sponsors, family and friends who made the effort to get down to Cobham Oval to support the team and share in the success – we are all very proud!

RESULTS – NCA Lion Red Premier Grade 50 over Final

City Cricket Club won the toss and elected to bat

City Cricket Club Premiers
171 All Out (49.2 overs)
J Yovich 44, J Thompson 39, R Darkins 23

Kaipara Flats Cricket Club Premiers
144 All Out
C Little 5-26 (7.1), S Hyndman 3-12 (8), J Smith 1-25 (10)

City Cricket Club won the Lion Red NCA 50 over One-Day final by 27 runs.

MEDIA RELESE –…/…/news/article.cfm…




City Cricket Club Reserves take home NCA Title

A HUGE congratulations to City Cricket Clubs Reserve Grade Team, who is captained by Ravi Maan, for taking out the NCA Lion Red 40 over competition for the season.

The Reserve Grade Final was played against Manungakaramea Cricket Club Reserves at the Mgk Domain on Sunday 6 March

A big thank you to all the club supporters, family and friends who made the effort to get out and support the team and share in the success – we are all very proud and of course it will be great to have more silverware in the cabinet for the season!

City Cricket Club Reserves vs Mangakaramea Cricket Club Reserves at MGk Cricket Domain – Lion Red 40 over One–Day Final;

MGK Cricket Club won the toss and elected to bat

MGK CC Prems
151/5 All Out (40 overs)
C Gurr 49 no, I Wallace 21no
J Ingram 2-23 (5), T King 2-25 (8), R Maan 1-17 (5)

City CCC Reserves
152/7 (39.4 overs)
R Maan 68, J Serotsky 16

City Cricket Club Reserves won the final by 4 wickets


City Cricket Club Newsletter

Check out our NEWSLETTER by clicking on the Newsletter link.

Wishing you and your families a safe & healthy festive season.

City Cricket Club Executive


Well, well, well – look who paid us a welcomed visit and caught up with the City Cricket Club lads at this weeks training session … Can anyone name either of these gents ???

First Clue
-One came off the long run up whilst wearing – it’s fair to say an extra, extra-long jersey for our successful City Reserve grade team of the 80’s.

-The other originally ran off the long run up before reverting to the short run up and becoming a very successful City Premier grade spin bowler.

Still struggling????

Second Clue
-Once described as a ‘player not of this planet’ after an incident involving a plane whilst playing in a Dargaville Shield cricket match.

-The other character was also well known for being a grumpy leg spin bowler, inventing the legendary ‘Moon ball’ that many players described as lollipops but to their demise found themselves walking back to the club rooms after being dismissed by his ‘infamous’ delivery.

Thank you for coming back to visit us – we hope the bodies weren’t too sore this morning after your net session!