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Held in the January school holidays, the Hawke’s Bay Cricket Camps were established in 1979. They have been a successful breeding ground for a number of representative cricketers including Ross Taylor, Jamie How, Jeetan Patel, Jacob Oram, Jesse Ryder, Mike Mason, Ben Stokes (England), Scott Styris, Kane Williamson, Doug Bracewell, Trent Boult, Sara McGlashan, Ameila Kerr and Sophie Devine. They are seen as a huge part of the growth of cricket in the North Island.

We send teams each year, usually in every mixed boys and girls grade from Year 5 to Year 8 and girls only Years 6 - 8  and Years 9 - 10. Frequently we field more than one team in each mixed grade from Year 6. This is a fantastic opportunity for keen cricketers to develop their skills playing on excellent  Hawke's Bay grounds.

  • 3-4 days of cricket, involving up to two games per day 

  • 30 - 50 overs each innings depending on year group (games typically last around four hours)

  • Real cricket rules, including if "you're out, you're out"

  • Higher standard of hard ball cricket - step up from Saturday cricket

Hawke's Bay Cricket have advised that  there will be no longer be separate "A" and "B" tournament dates. They will instead aim to place teams against sides of similar strength.

Collegians approach

Our aim is for players and families to have a great and memorable cricket experience. We actively encourage participation.

The key to a successful tournament is having players and families who want to be there and are committed to playing and supporting a lot of cricket. 

  • Parents / carers are expected to travel and stay with their players

  • Parents / carers  are expected to contribute to logistics to share the load

  • Attitude and resilience are expected of all players (and this will be considered when Grade Coordinators are forming teams)

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Please also note

  • Grade Coordinators via Coaches will contact parents / carers  to advise tournament dates and discuss interest and availability

  • Families need to commit by April / May of the year prior so accommodation can be secured (families book their own accommodation often at the same or nearby place)

  • Based on the uptake of player / family commitment and the most current information from Hawke's Bay Cricket, Grade Coordinators working with Coaches will apply discretion in forming teams

Year 8 Labour Weekend

Competitive cricket tournament where Collegians takes 1 - 2 sides. Priority given to Year 8s, and at the discretion of the Year 8 Grade Coordinator Year 7 players may be asked to complete a side.

Grades: Please note grades are based on School Years, in line with Cricket Wellington junior club grades.

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