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HE RAROTONGA Umpires Commission meet today to finalise plans for the upcoming visit of New Zealand Cricket umpire David Tidmarsh.
Forty three year old Tidmarsh is a former Northern Districts first class cricketer and fast riser on the New Zealand umpires ranking.
Tidmarsh will spend a week on Rarotonga delivering Level 1, 2 and 3 umpires and scorers courses aimed at up skilling club scorers and umpires.
Umpires Commission coordinators Nauma Atiau and Oliver Syme advise that the Umpires Commission will be making contact with local clubs early next week to discuss courses times and venues.
Syme and Atiau encourage anyone interested in learning more about umpiring and scoring to attend this evenings meeting.
The meeting is scheduled for 7pm in Matavera opposite Tokerau Jim’s.
For more information contact Oliver 22055 or Nauma 56393.
THE Cooks men’s national cricket team is gearing up for their next regional International Cricket Council tournament this coming November.
The Aitutaki women’s and Pukapuka men’s cricket sides have secured their spots to challenge the New Zealand Croatia cricket team when they touch down in Rarotonga on September 21.
The Aitutaki women progressed to the match up against New Zealand Croatia after an unbeaten run in the Cook Islands Premier League qualifiers while Pukapuka progress after the Rarotonga men’s side conceded their final after not being able to field a side.
The New Zealand Croatia team have a busy tour schedule with matches against Aitutaki, Pukapuka and both the men’s and women’s national sides.
A full schedule of the NZ Croatia’s matches will be released next week.
Meanwhile the national men’s cricket team will hold a golf Ambrose on September 19 to raise funds for their upcoming international fixture in Australia in November.
Team registrations are $120 per team of six and as well as the fun to be had on the golf course – there will be plenty of spot prizes, quick raffles, plates of food, a mini auction and much more.
To register a team contact the Rarotonga Golf Club or Nga Emile on 55449 or Toala Teinaki on 57416.
Buying a new team kit or upgrading parts of an old one just got a whole lot more affordable for cricket clubs in the Cook Islands.
Last week’s successful and highly enjoyable golden oldies cricket exchange between the touring Karaka Stallions and Cook Islands Golden Oldies cricketers is set to become an annual fixture for the mature cricketers.
The Cook Islands Premier Leagues Qualifying cricket final between Pukapuka and Rarotonga will rip into action tomorrow morning at the Turangi Cricket Oval.
Monday marked a historic occasion for golden oldies cricket in the Cook Islands as the association hosted its first ever touring team.
Female cricketers impressed on Saturday with their slick skills and natural talent in the Cook Islands premier women’s league grand finals between the national women and the Aitutaki women.