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Good morning PlayHQ

After eight years, NZC has decided to move its grassroots participation platform requirements away from CricHQ and to Australian-based provider PlayHQ.

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Stalwarts of the Game Pass

It has been a sad couple of months for the umpiring fraternity in New Zealand with the falling of two giant Totara from our history.

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Umpires are getting younger

Whilst teenage umpires are not unheard of, they are still somewhat unusual. Wellington have two such senior umpires that have started young.

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Boundary Assessments

For many years umpires have been assessed by grading personnel from the boundary. This type of assessment has been particularly successful in Otago. New Zealand Cricket has introduced the concept this season, with some umpires coming through the ranks below first-class level cricket.

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Community Awards Winners Recognised at ANZ NZC Awards

Community Cricket was honoured on the first day of the ANZ NZC Awards with Dunedin junior coach and administrator Gerard Finnie claiming the supreme Sir Jack Newman award for his tireless work in the Otago region.

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Over-40s Cricket is Here - Start your Second Innings

Veterans Cricket New Zealand is delighted to announce the establishment of Over-40s Cricket in this country. While the over-50s, over-60s and over-70s age groups have been around for several years, there has not been any competitive, organised national over-40s competition - until now.

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Cricket programme for refugees

Cricket Wellington (CW) has piloted an initiative alongside the Changemakers Resettlement Forum (an NGO supporting refugee families in Wellington) to give opportunities to children from refugee families to play cricket

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Girls Cricket Growing on the West Coast!

Developing female cricket is an important focus for West Coast Cricket. Development Officer, Tommy Coutts, explains how last December a consistent group of ten girls were playing alongside Year 5-8 boys’ cricket. Following feedback from the girls who expressed a desire for their own night, Coutts decided to create a designated female cricket evening.

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Female Aspiring Umpire Programme a success in 2021/22

A group of seven female umpires were selected to be part NZC's new programme, aiming to provide a development opportunity for female umpires.

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