TEACHER IN CHARGE: Mr Regan Cross [email protected]
Kia ora koutou
Welcome to cricket at Tauranga Boys’ College!
Firstly, all of this information including the links to registration can be found on the following cricket pages of the school website:
Cricket website pages: https://sport.tbc.school.nz/titans-sport/summer-sports/cricket
How to get involved: https://sport.tbc.school.nz/titans-sport/how-get-involved/cricket
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. At the end of 2022 our 1st XI finished in 2nd place at the Gillette Cup National Secondary School tournament, an outstanding achievement! We placed 3rd in 2017. Prior to that we last won the Gillette Cup in 2005 and have placed third on four occasions since then. We have also made the final of the Super 8 Cricket tournament in four of the past six years, being crowned champions in consecutive years in the past two seasons.
Our Junior 1st XI has made it through to the NZCT National Year 9/10 Tournament in Palmerston North in the past three seasons to show that we have some fantastic depth across all age groups at school. The season before we were crowned National Junior 1st XI Champions.
High performance aside, cricket is a great medium for our boys to be physically active, develop their cricketing ability, 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’.
To get a bit more of a feel for TBC Cricket, here are our social media platforms:
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)
(Year 9 and above) This is a competitive grade for players of a higher level of ability. (As a guideline for our new Year 9 students, this grade is suitable for players who have played Intermediate Div 1).
TBC T14 Friday League (14 overs, 4.00pm start)
This is a new ‘TBC only’ league in Term 4, 2023 and it has been a real hit. All games are played on grass at TBC each Friday after school. A great option for those that are busy, would like weekends free or have some mates they’d like to join a team with to have some fun! We have the tunes pumping and barbie humming to create a real festival atmosphere to finish off the week!
Our ‘3rd XI’ and ‘4th XI’ play in the WBOP Senior Men’s Division 3 competition. Our 2nd XI plays in the WBOP Senior Men’s Division 1 competition and our 1st XI in the BOP Senior Men’s Grade.
YEAR 9 MUSTER (or new Year 10/11 players)
We will be holding a muster/training session for all Year 9 players (or NEW Year 10/11 players to the school) in the first week of school in February - further details will follow as the boys begin school . There will be a gear bag of equipment available to be USD if your son does not have his own.
The purpose of the session is to allow us to make immediate contact with the boys to assist us in the organisation of teams. The teams we put together for each grade will be of even ability with the primary focus of spreading ability/skill sets for maximum involvement and subsequent development.
Gear bags can be dropped off in the storage sheds below the staff room, near the school canteen between 8.30am-8.35am so the boys don’t have to carry them around school. The shed will then be re-opened for gear bag collection after school.
Registration details will come out at the beginning of 2024.
Please don’t hesitate to make contact if you have any queries at all.
Ngā mihi nui,
Master in Charge of Cricket