Date Posted
9th Oct 2021

HCCC Newsletter - October 7

Hi Members,

With the very slight changes in Alert Level 3 announced earlier this week we are now waiting on ACA and Sport NZ to hear how this affects Cricket in Auckland. At this stage trainings cannot go ahead but as soon as we hear more we will let you know.

Open Day Cancelled
We have sadly decided to cancel our Open Day scheduled for 17th October as we cannot be assured of the Alert Level allowing large numbers of people to gather together.

Superstar Cricket - Free this term
Thanks to Kookaburra, Superstar Cricket for all new and existing members is free for Term 4 2021. We are not sure when we will be able to start the sessions but however many we have, they will be free. For those that have already paid and would like a refund please get in touch - Tell all your mates and register before 25th October

Cricket Training
Cricket Training is again on hold until we move to a level where we can safely deliver trainings within the government guidelines.

New this season:
Youth Midweek Social Cricket U13-U16
Our new midweek social cricket for 13-16 year olds (yr 8 - yr 11) is aimed at those not wanting to play the more competitive Saturday grades but still want to hang out playing cricket with their mates, and for those that want a bit more cricket in their lives that isn't as competitive as the Saturday grades they play in. Games will be week about between Metro Park and Kaipara Flats (Warkworth).
Register your interest at you want to make up your own team or play with particular mates enter that into the notes section.
Just $50 for the season starting Wednesday 3rd November.

Business House Cricket - Feb 2022
Interested in reliving your past glory days on the cricket field or just wanting to have some fun with mates?Business house cricket is coming to Hibiscus Coast in February on Wednesday nights.8 a side – 14 x 8 balls overs – maximum of 8 teams.
More information to follow.

Changes to U17 Club Summer Series
Auckland Cricket has indicated that they are looking at changes to the U17 CSS. This could include a LO tournament also or a week of both LO and T20. We will keep you posted as we hear more.

Uniform Shop now open
New to the club?  Last years shirt too small?  Want training gear or a hoodie? This year you can order online – ordering is available now until 15th October. We will notify you to arrange distribution once the product has arrived.Please note:

  • Prices are in Australian dollars and the kit will be delivered to the club for distribution approximately 1 week after the order date closes.
  • Superstar participants do not require uniform.

We will also open up ordering at various times throughout the season. 

Remember when you register with the club for the first time you will receive a free cap, replacement caps can be purchased from Cricket Express in Albany.

Register and Win
Just a reminder that we would love to see you all registering again for the coming season.
Each Thursday for the next 3 weeks we will have a lucky draw for a registered and paid member
This week's prize is a Cricket Express voucher to the value of $25.00 
The draw includes anyone who has signed up for the current season and paid in full before each Thursday
Thanks to Cricket Express for your support

The winner each week will be notified via email and their name published in the following newsletter. 
Last weeks winner was Sol Cousins. Congratulations Sol.

Season Start Dates
At this stage these are the season start dates. If these change we will let you know.

All Hardball grades (both junior and senior) start play on the weekend of Saturday 30th October
Youth Midweek Social Cricket - Wednesday 3rd November
Superstar skills and games - Friday 5th November
Club Summer Series U13 and U15 - Sunday 5th December
Club Summer Series U15 and U17 T20 tournaments - 18-20 January save date 21 Jan

We have started putting the junior teams together so if you are wanting to play and have not yet registered, do so asap.

Sponsors Corner
This week, we continue to introduce you to our sponsors. Please support them as much as you can, and if you would like to sponsor the club to any degree please get in touch, we would love you to join our team.

Health by Logic Silverdale In times when Health is ever so important its with pleasure we introduce you to Rod and Jenny Clark, owners of Health By Logic based in Silverdale. Rod is a wealth of knowledge with over 25 years in health industry and a passion for natural health care and Jenny has a Bachelor of Science and an Honours degree in Osteopathic Medicine specialising in Cranial Sacral Therapy. Rod is often on the sidelines scoring all day, often on both Saturdays and Sundays, his gift of time is always appreciated.Also a shout out to their son Tane who also gives his time to the club helping with our superstar program and open days, thank you Tane. So massive thanks to Rod and Jenny for your support of the club and please mention HCCC when you pop in for your health requirements over the summer, Rod is always up for a chat.

Horse n Harp Orewa
Now into the 4th year of sponsoring HCCC, the team at the Harp are lovers of all things sport, showing all major sporting events. The are happy to offer discounted drinks for members and pride themselves on the Best Guinness around. This little bar was one of the top 10 Guinness bars in NZ a couple years back. With Melbounce cup just around the corner the friendly team will get your bets on, the inside Tip from the bar for this years cup is Incentivise. 

Secure Compute Ltd
In times when the computer world is fast changing its good to know locals have your computing needs secure, Securecompte have all your needs covered. Based in Silverdale for the last 7 years this family owned business is here to help with your computer requirements. A massive thanks to Swapnil and Gargi for their support of the club from sponsorship to assisting on the sidelines and game day management. Also a shout out to Trisha and her dedication to the game mixing it with the boys and her able assistance to our superstar program. HCCC is forever grateful to this Family for all they do for our Hibiscus Cricket family. 

Meet the People
We will also be introducing you further to those helping run the club (managing committee and staff) over the next few newsletters, starting with our Club Manager...
Gair McSkimming
Here are some interesting facts about Gair
He was born in Clyde, Central Otago a very long time ago.
He is number 7 of 13 children, 6 boys and 7 girls.
His favourite food is spicy soft shell crab.
His favourite animals are dogs.
Favourite holiday destination - Khao Lak, Thailand.
His sports are cricket, rugby and boxing.
The most famous person he's ever met is boxing legend Evanda Holyfield.
His favourite band is Dire Straights.
Highest batting score 122 not out.
Best bowling 8 overs 5 wickets 8 runs.
He gives a shout out to his partner Letitia and son Benjamin for being patient with me over all the hours of cricket calls and visitors to the house and being so late home on Saturday’s.