This web page is about cricket and cricket community in New Zealand. We at Global Cricket Community are happy and enthusiastic about the cricket at pro level and community level at New Zealand. We will keep this page updated with information about cricket structure, players, clubs and tournaments. We are doing this to promote cricket and have community development through cricket. In case you have any useful information, news or opportunities, you can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cricket Structure and Culture:

Currently playing in the ICC World Twenty20 championship in India, New Zealand cricket is a leading cricketing nation. Cricket is played in New Zealand since 1850 and has been a leading sport in the country. Rugby is the most popular sport in New Zealand. Cricket in new Zealand is well structured. With greats like Richard Hadlee who have made a mark in world cricket. The official body for cricket in the country is NZC - New Zealand Cricket board. Cricket is played at International, domestic, community and corporate levels.

Official Website of New Zealand Cricket: the website is well organized and structured. We recommend you visit the website.

CRICKET RANKING: 6 in ICC Test Ranking - 2 in ICC ODI Ranking - 3 in ICC T20 Ranking - 3 in ICC Women's Ranking.

Cricket Clubs at New Zealand:

Cricket Wellington: Website - celebrate your love of the game with the ultimate cricket experience, by signing up for Firebirds and Blackcaps hospitality packages.  There are a number of options to suit all tastes and budgets, covering the four Georgie Pie Super Smash T20’s, the Pakistan ODI and T20, and the Australian ODI and Test.  And in case you weren’t already aware, this year we’re hosting the Blackcaps vs Pakistan ODI at the Basin Reserve!  Cricket was one of the original sports seen in Wellington, a notice in the NZ Gazette on 16 May 1840 stating “that a game of cricket had been arranged between the gentlemen of Thorndon and members of the Pickwick Club.” Additionally, a cricket club was formed on 21 February 1841, and two teams from the Wellington Club are noted as having played a game at the Te Aro Flat on 28 December 1842.

Otago Cricket: Website - Otago Cricket's responsibilities include the administration and promotion of cricket at all levels, grass-roots through to our flagship Volts & Sparks representative sides. Our goals are pretty simple, more players, better players and more supporters. We have a number of fantastic First Class and International Grounds including the Otago University Oval, Queenstown Events Centre, Queens Park and Molyneux Park. Our ranks currently include BLACKCAPS and WhiteFerns captains Brendon McCullum and Suzie Bates.

Cornwall Cricket Club: Website - The Cornwall Cricket Club is situated in the picturesque Cornwall Park, Auckland, nestled against the slopes of One Tree Hill, with an atmosphere reminiscent of a traditional English village cricket field.

The Sydenham Cricket Club: Website is one of the oldest cricket clubs in New Zealand and was officially founded in 1895 but our heritage in other forms dates back even earlier. We are the largest senior cricket club in the South Island with 12 Senior Mens and Womens teams, 35 Junior teams, and over 650 registered members. We are a "Premier" club operating in the Christchurch Metro Cricket Association competition and based at Sydenham Park in beautiful Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand.

Cricket Tournaments of New Zealand:

Plunket Shield

The Ford Trophy

Georgie Pie Super Smash

Women's Twenty20 Competition

Women's One-Day Competition

New Zealand Tourism and Cricket Tours

There’s also New Zealand tour operators that you can work with to create a New Zealand tour based on your interests. Get information on where to go, things to see and places to stay. They’ll also make the bookings for you.

Official travel website for New Zealand is - Sports lovers rejoice - New Zealand offers a raft of activities for energetic bodies and minds! Whether you choose to participate or spectate, New Zealand is a sports mad country and you can lap it all up. Join the locals at a game of rugby or relax on a world-class golf course.

Cricket Tours to New Zealand: website tour operators Premium Sport Tours have conducted more international cricket tours than any other sporting or travel company in Australia. Our experience in this field has allowed us to obtain an intimate knowledge of the destinations we visit, the hotels to stay at, the sights worth seeing, even down to the finer points of each tour match such as where the best seats are at each ground. With ground operators that we have been dealing with for over many years, it is comforting to know that all arrangements and contingencies have been taken into account and that we are using reputable operators. 

We have also operated special school cricket tours with numerous colleges and have contacts with many of the leading British educational institutions that will allow us to develop specialised itineraries for school groups.

Our Featured Profiles:

Occidental Cricketers touring India

Jim Morrison Cricket Tour IndiaI had this wonderful opportunity to meet the members of “Occidental Cricketers” on their tour to India. The dictionary meaning of the Occidental is “relating to the countries of the west.” Occidental Cricketers is a group of active cricket enthusiasts who decided to tour India in mainly four cities comprising Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Goa. It was way back in 2014 that Jim Morrison, a New Zealander initiated the idea of “Great India Cricket Tour 2015.” Jim contacted his friends and colleagues who he thought would be interested in becoming a part of this tour. Soon he received some positive response and that fuelled his idea. Jim along with Jason, another New Zealander started working on this idea.

New Zealand - Mark Coles - A multinational Coach

Mark Coles is a Multinational Coach who has an experience of Coaching in Australia, New Zealand and Vanuatu. Mark has worked with ICC and Cricket Australia and is heavily involved with the Female Game in Australia and New Zealand. Mark was also appointed as the Head Coach for Vanuatu Cricket. Mark, who is a Cricket Australia and Cricket New Zealand Level 3 Coach has bagged several achievements and recommendations from his colleagues and Coaches for his excellent Coaching skills. Currently, Mark is appointed as a Development Manager and Head Coach for Waikato Valley and ND Cricket, where he undertakes strategic planning for development of female cricketers. Global Cricket Community would like to wish you all the best for your future endeavours. 


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