About Us

Hutt District Cricket Club

Founded in 1909

Club Colours : Royal & Mediterranean Blue

Home Ground and clubrooms : Hutt Recreation Ground

Club History

Founded in 1909, Hutt District Cricket Club is a leading club for senior and junior cricket in the Wellington region.

Hutt District Cricket Club was founded in the 1908-09 season to play in the Wellington Cricket Association (WCA) district competition. The club flourished in the early 1920s, winning WCA Senior championships in 1923, 1926 and 1927.

In 1923 the Club adopted is colours of dark blue and light blue (know today as Royal and Mediterranean Blue).

Three more WCA senior championships were won prior to affiliating with the newly formed Hutt Valley Cricket Association (HVCA) in 1946. Schoolboy cricket was introduced at this time.

In 1948, the Club won its first HVCA senior championship. Following further titles in 1965, 1967, 1971 and 1974. And in 1974 the Club also finished runners up at the inaugural National Club Championship in Auckland. The Senior men won 3 more HVCA titles 1979, 1981 and 1992 before the dissolution of HVCA. The club integrated into the combined Cricket Wellington inter city completion for the 1996/97 season.

Celebrating the Club centenary In 2009, the Club won the men's One Day Championship and were again runners up in the National Club Championship held in Auckland. The men's senior continue to perform strong in the Wellington Cricket completions, Ewen Chatfield One Day , Pearce 2 day and CricHQ T20 competitions.

Women's cricket was introduced to the Club in 1978. Our Women's Senior team have celebrated success over a number of seasons 1989, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2001 and 2013.

Today, players of all ages enjoy playing their cricket for Hutt District Cricket Club at our home ground the Hutt Recreation Ground in the central of Lower Hutt. With a proud tradition, the Club continue to have a strong player representation in the Men's and Women's Senior competitions, two day and one day grades and a very strong junior section:

      • Senior Men - Premier, Premier Reserve, First Grade, T20
      • Senior Women - Premier & Premier Girls (Under 18)
      • Junior - 25 teams (for 5-12 year olds for boys and girls)

This mix of teams provides an opportunity for everyone to play at their own pace and skill level.

NZ Representatives

MEN

James Condliffe (1920 -24)

Herb McGirr (1930)

Eddie McLeod (1930)

John Reid CNZM, OBE (1949 -51 & 1958-63)

Trevor Meale (1958)

Artie Dick (1961-65)

Chris Nevin (2000-03)

Women

Jackie Lord (1966-82)

Barbara Bevega (1973-83)

Maureen Peters (1973-83)

Julie Harris (1987-97)

Anna Dodd (2001-06)

Lucy Doolan (2007-13)

Sophie Devine (2009-13)

Wellington Representatives

MEN

Current Firebird members

Iain McPeake,

Rachin Ravindra,

Ben Sears