The 20th anniversary of the NZCT National Club Cricket Championships (NCCC) will be held at Cornwall Cricket Club from Tuesday April 8th to Sunday April 13th 2014.
NCCC sees the top side from each of NZC's major associations come together in a round robin battle to be crowned National Club Cricket Champions.
The 20th edition will feature Suburbs New Lynn (Auckland), Pukekohe Metro (Northern Districts), Greytown (Central Districts), Eastern Suburbs (Wellington), East Shirley (Canterbury), and Albion (Otago). These teams will feature a number of first class players and potentially even Martin Guptill, who may turn out for Subrubs New Lynn.
Also featuring will be Reece Young and Jeet Raval for Suburbs New Lynn, Seth Rance for Greytown, Ili Tugaga for Eastern Suburbs, Tim Papps and Darrin Broom from East Shirley, and Mark Craig and Nick Beard from Albion.
Out of the competing teams only East Shirley have been crowned National Club Champions in its 20 year history. They always produce a good showing at the tournament as do Eastern Suburbs who have been in 3 of the last 4 and will be keen to walk away with the trophy. Albion have been tough competitors in the past whilst Greytown, Pukekohe Metro and Suburbs New Lynn are new-comers to the tournament. Suburbs New Lynn have been the best team in Auckland club cricket for a number of years now and they are expected to be competing at the top come finals day.
All games are free to the public so come down and see some fantastic Grassroots club Cricket. Matches start at 10am with Prize Givings commencing at 6.30pm daily.