Meanwhile, Hibiscus Coast cricket will hold an open day at Metro Park, in Millwater, on Sunday October 18, from 10am to 1pm.
Club manager Gair McSkimming says the event will be an opportunity for anyone interested in playing cricket to learn more about the game on the Coast and what the club can offer.
“Young or old, male or female, the club caters for just about everyone,” Gair says. “We’re one of the fastest growing clubs in Auckland and are working hard at developing pathways for young cricketers to progress through to premier cricket.”
This includes the development of a Youth Academy on the Coast, which will deliver targeted coaching to move junior players to the next level in their cricket.
“We plan to have specialists in batting, bowling and other aspects of the game deliver coaching in their areas of expertise. Previously, young Coast cricketers could only get this level of coaching at Auckland clubs. It’s going to be amazing to be able to deliver it right her on the Hibiscus Coast and will be great for the development of the club long-term.”
Guests at the open day will include top cricketers Will O’Donnell and Ross ter Braak.