TEACHER IN CHARGE: Mr Regan Cross.     [email protected]

Kia ora koutou

Welcome to Cricket at Tauranga Boys’ College!

Tauranga Boys’ College Cricket aims to offer all students the opportunity to play cricket at a level that they will enjoy and/or that will challenge them. Tauranga Boys’ College has a history of excellent performance at 1st XI level. Our team placed 3rd in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Gillette Cup in 2017. We last won the Gillette Cup in 2005 (so we’re due for another title soon!) and have placed third on four occasions since then. Last season we won the Super 8 title, a magnificent achievement! We have also made the finals of the tournament in four of the past five years. 

Our Junior 1st XI again made it through to the NZCT National Year 9/10 Tournament in Palmerston North to show that we have some fantastic depth across all age groups at school. The season before we were crowned National Champions.

High performance aside, cricket is a great medium for our boys to be physically active, to develop their cricketing ability, to learn social skills from being a part of a team and to develop values such as integrity, commitment and perseverance. It is very important to us that we help to develop ‘good men’ as well as ‘good cricketers’.


The format of cricket for your son will depend on both his ability and/or his preference. So you are aware, there are two divisions of ‘College Grade’ cricket:

College Division 1 (40 overs, 12.30pm start)

(Years 9/10/11) This is a competitive grade for players of higher level of ability. (As a guideline for our new Year 9 students, this grade is suitable for players who have played Intermediate Prem Gold).

College Division 2 (30 overs, 12.30pm start)

(Years 9/10/11) This is for players who are either new to the game or have moderate playing ability. (As a guideline for our new Year 9 students, this grade is suitable for players who have played Intermediate Prem Blue).

Our ‘3rd XI’ and ‘4th XI’ play in the WBOP Senior Men’s ‘B Grade’ competition. Our 2nd XI plays in the WBOP Senior Men’s Reserve Grade Competition and our 1st XI in the BOP Senior Men’s Grade.

Please visit the ‘Cricket Registration’ page of this website to register to play cricket at TBC.


College Grade: The Term 4 season will run for 7 weekends from Saturday 29th October through to and including Saturday 10th December 2022. 

WBOP Mens Reserve and B-Grade: Both grades will begin the season with T20 cricket on Saturday 15th of October with remaining T20 dates yet to be finalised. The 50-over and 40-over 'competition proper' for these grades respectively will start on Saturday 29th October. 

BOP Mens Premier: Baywide T20 Cup begins on October 8th and the Bay of Plenty Cup starts on October 15th.

Please don’t hesitate to make contact if you have any queries at all.

Ngā  mihi nui

Regan Cross

Master in Charge of Cricket

[email protected]