Pukekohe Metro Cricket Club News pages

18 Sep 2017 : PMCC website has moved - this site to be switched off

The PMCC website has moved to a site hosted by CricHQ, the website and statistics provider for NZ Cricket.


The new website is now hosted at www.pmcc.org.nz.


As a result of these changes the current website, hosted by hitssports.com, will soon cease operation. Any photos, news, data, results and statistics plus other information which you may have saved onto your personal profile will become inaccessible by the end of this year.


If you wish to retain any of this information, you will need to download it before this website is switched off.


Please let me know if require any assistance with this.


Kind regards,


Mark Fleming

Website Manager

08 Aug 2017 : 2017/18 Registrations Now Open
2017/18 Registrations Now Open

Registrations for the 2017/18 season are now open.


Beat the queues, register and pay online now.


Click here to be taken to the CricHQ registration page.

04 Jul 2017 : Changes on the Committee

There were a few changes to the committee at last night's AGM, with three positions being vacated.

Harry Chhagan stepped down from the position of Treasurer, Ivan Truong stepped down from his position as Junior Club Captain and Kyle Watson stepped down from his position as the Equipment Manager.

PMCC would like to publicly acknowledge the hard work and tireless efforts which these committee members contributed to the smooth and successful running of our club. Running a successful sports club with more than 250 members would not be possible without the support of community-minded volunteers such as Harry, Ivan and Kyle.

Enabling more than 20 teams to take to the field each week, and compete to such a high standard, requires a team effort behind the scenes which can easily be taken for granted. As a testament to the work which these three members provided, the club is in possibly the strongest financial position it has ever been, it has the largest number of junior teams with each one boasting a competent and enthusiastic coach and the teams are all kitted out in new clothing and equipment which has been fully replaced in the past few years. It is no coincidence, therefore, that PMCC cleaned up at the junior and senior CMCA awards for last season.

The three seats have been filled by equally capable and enthusiastic club members to ensure that PMCC continues to provide opportunities for cricket-lovers across the region.

The full committee for the 2017/18 season looks like this:

Patron - Neil Watson
President - Dave Davies
Secretary - Kasey Shackleton
Treasurer - Jonathan Keen
Senior Club Captain - Andy Farrell
Junior Club Captain - Jason Marconi
Equipment Manager - Wayne Kingham
Website Manager - Mark Fleming
Committee Member - Mark Downie

Life Members: Greg Saunders, Neil Pollock, Jimmy Ross, Reg Castleman, Neil Watson, Kyle Avison, Alistair Massey

03 Jul 2017 : Subscription Rates Remain Unchanged for 2017/18

At last night's AGM, it was agreed that subscription rates will remain unchanged from last season.

Even though the club has recently registered for GST, and subscriptions will now be GST inclusive, the club committee agreed to absorb the GST element on behalf of members.

Registration forms will be available before the end of July, but the fees will be as follows:

Senior $225
Senior Full-time Student $165
Senior T20 $125*

Affiliate $30

School Year 1-4 $70 
School Year 5-11 $100

Three or more members of the same immediate family qualify for a 20% discount off their registration fees ie. parent plus two children or three siblings.

*T20 registrations are to be made as a team, with a minimum of 8 players per team.

03 Jul 2017 : Fred Watts' is Retiring
Fred Watts' is Retiring

After 29 years of service, Weymouth Cricket Club's popular and enigmatic groundsman, Fred Watts, is finally retiring.

Well known to anyone who has played on the grass block at Weymouth Oval, Fred has been a trustworthy and loyal servant to local cricket for almost three decades.

He will be farewelled at the Manurewa Rec Centre, Mountfort Park, from 7pm on Friday 7th July.

Come and join us as we wish Fred all the best for his retirement.

Light refreshments will be available and there will be a cash bar.

03 Jul 2017 : AGM Tonight
The 2017 AGM will be held at the clubrooms tonight, starting at 7:30pm.

20 Dec 2016 : Overseas Player Opportunity in the UK for 2017
Overseas Player Opportunity in the UK for 2017
The following email has been received via the club website, offering an exciting opportunity to play cricket in the UK next year. Please liaise directly with the author if you are interested:

I am contacting you on behalf of Keynsham Cricket Club, a Premier League side from the south west of England.

We are currently looking for an overseas player for the 2017 season and having had success with players from New Zealand, predominantly from North Shore, over the past few years I wanted to get in touch to see if any members of your club are interested in a season playing abroad.

Our club is able to offer flights, accommodation and work for the duration of our season (April - September) as well as opportunities to earn income from one to one coaching with players from our junior section where appropriate. We are an extremely social club with the majority of the senior squad having played together for at least ten years so we can provide a welcoming environment for players to come and enjoy their cricket while playing a strong standard. We are keen to attract a seam bowler (batting ability would be a welcome bonus) who can help lead our 1st team attack in the West of England Premier League and also help out with coaching junior teams.

I would appreciate you passing on this message to any players who may be interested. I am happy to be contacted for a more detailed discussion and equally we can put people in touch with players from Auckland who have come over in the last few years who I'm sure would be able to provide some good references on the club more generally.

Kind regards,

Joe Tarring
Cricket Manager - Keynsham CC

21 Nov 2016 : Claim your CricHQ Profile
You should all have received an email from CricHQ inviting you to claim your profile.

For each player who clicks the link and claims their profile, the club will receive $1 from CMCA. With all of the members in this club, that is quite a nice sum of money which we can spend on things for the club and its members. The offer of money expires on the 1st of December.

Please take the opportunity to claim your profile, as this will save the club admin and secretary a huge amount of manual data entry next season and will earn us $$$ as well :)

As a club, we are currently sitting well down the table which has been produced, showing how many players have registered and how many have claimed their profile.

If for no other reason than to leap-frog Waiuku in the performance table, get clicking!

15 Nov 2016 : Club Day Saturday 3rd December

Mark the date in your diary now, Saturday 3rd December, further details to follow in the next few days.

The club will be hosting a carnival day at the new clubrooms, and there will be lots of cricket on display. The 5/6 Div 1 Gold team is playing in the morning and the Senior A and Senior B are playing in the afternoon.

We also hope to be hosting the Premier T20 final (Pukekohe v Karaka) to ensure that Bledisloe is filled to capacity with top flight cricketers all day, and there will be plenty for partners and children to do as well!


20 Oct 2016 : Uniform Orders



Uniforms that have been ordered can be collected on TUESDAY 25 OCTOBER between 5.30pm - 6.30pm at the clubrooms (John Street Pukekohe).  If you need to place an order, please urgently forward an email to admin@pmcc.org.nz with the details and it will be ready on Tuesday for collection as well.