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Lockdown LIVE sessions continue

While we are all seeking some clarity on what the current lockdown levels mean for training and sport we are continuing our  LIVE Training at Home sessions. We are working with Sport NZ and Auckland Cricket and will update everyone shortly - hopefully today - Wednesday 6 October Training at Home LIVE Sessions Weekdays at 4 PM Weekends at 10 AM Join our sessions at the link
10/06/21

Junior Registrations (remain) open

With Auckland still at Level 3 we have extended our registration period. We are hoping, like everyone, that we get good news next week and we move to level 2. Then our holiday programmes can run (with limited numbers) and it's a great sign that we will get the season started on 30 October. Bring it on!
10/01/21

The Raja Sandu interview

Long overdue but in celebration of Raja joining Grafton as our Premier Coach we sat down in lockdown over a few beers for a chat. Check out our interview, we are so excited to have him on the team and I can tell you, he is raring to go! The Raja Sandhu Interview
09/17/21

Junior Early Bird pricing extended

We are pleased to annouce that our Junior early bird pricing has been extended to Tuesday 14 September. Get in and save!
09/01/21

COVID-19, lockdowns, and the cricket season

Friday 20 August It's day 3 in the latest level 4 lockdown and I wanted to share a few thoughts with you. There'll be no fantastic revelation here but in these uncertain times, I wanted to let you know that our thoughts are with you and your whanau, your businesses, our community. Cricket and training during lockdowns We have updated  information on our website  regarding what we
08/20/21

Alert Level 4

All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 4 New Zealand is at Alert Level 4 from 11:59pm tonight, Tuesday 17 August. Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula is at Alert Level 4, likely for a period of 7 days. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 4, initially for a period of 3 days. Key Level 4 Information The clubrooms, bar and indoor school are CLOSED No sport to be played at prof
08/17/21

In memory of Avon Cook

It is with sadness and fond memories as we report the passing of our oldest living Grafton'er, Vice President Avon Cook ONZM, who passed away yesterday. The club is represented at his funeral today by Jeff Meltzer and, our now oldest member, Mike de Lautour. Avon features in our archives with four 7 wickets bags and plenty more memories and wickets to boot. Here we see him being prese
08/12/21

Registrations are open

Registrations for the 2021/22 season are open.  Register Early and SAVE. Early bird pricing is available until 31 August 2021 Junior, Youth and Senior registrations are now open . The cricket season starts on Saturday 30 October.  We are looking forward to a fantastic summer of cricket at Victoria Park, Cox's Bay Reserve and around the grounds of Auckland. This seas
08/04/21

Admin Staff Wanted

We are looking for one or two administrators to help in the running of our summer cricket programme at Grafton. These roles can be for two people or combined into one. Weekly administrator role - 15 to 20 hours Monday to Friday Game-day administrator - 8 AM to 1 PM on Saturdays These roles help ensuring the smooth operation of the club, game and training day experience for our members,
08/01/21

Grafton's 159th AGM

The 159th Annual General Meeting of Grafton United Cricket Club Incorporated will be held in the Victoria Park clubrooms on Wednesday 28 July 2021, commencing at 7 PM for a 7:30 PM start. For more information see our AGM page  HERE
06/24/21

Join the Pride - Premier Head Coach opportunity

Premier Head Coach - Grafton United Cricket Club Grafton United Cricket Club is seeking a dedicated and skilled Premier Head Coach for the 2021-22 season to help our players realise their potential.  Grafton United is Auckland's central city cricket club and has a proud history that dates back to 1862. The Premier Head Coach is responsible for premier and senior coaching alongside yout
06/02/21

No Cricket on the weekend of March 3rd and 4th

All cricket for this coming weekend is off due to current Lockdown Alert Levels
03/04/21

Auckland back to Level 3

With Auckland moving to C19 Level 3 at midnight on 27 Feb 2021, no cricket activities are permitted, all games and practices are off, including our scheduled Super 6s We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates when appropriate.
02/27/21

Auckland back to Level 1

With Auckland moving back to C19 Level 1 all cricket games and practices are back to normal as at midnight tonight. We thanks you all for helping out during Level 2 and ask that you stay vigilent and continue to scan in, sanitise and stay safe.
02/22/21

C19 Level 2 - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Auckland is currently in  COVID-19 Response Level 2  and will be so until the government annoucement scheduled for Monday 21 February. The club is currently working with Auckland Cricket on our Return to Play requirements including the following plans: Return to Play plan Training Plan Club and Changing Room Plan Contact Tracing Plan
02/18/21

Celebrating Sel Shirley

Join us at Grafton as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the passing of Grafton Great, Selwyn Shirley. When: 2 PM, Saturday 13 March Where: The Pavilion, Victoria Park
02/16/21

C19 Level 3 - Monday 15 February, 2021

Auckland is currently in  COVID-19 Response Level 3  and will be so until at least 11.59pm on Wednesday 17 February. While in Level 3 no cricket activity is permitted, including the playing of games, training and workshops (this may, however, occur in an outline format if applicable). This means that all games scheduled between Monday 15 February and 11.59pm on Wednesday 17 February a
02/15/21

Super 6's Registrations are open!!

Register quickly to secure your place in Graftons biggest annual fundrasier, and get ready for a great day with food/bar stalls, bouncy castle, games and a raffle.  We can't wait to see you on February 28th (Junior tournament) and March 14th (Senior tournament). Register now
02/01/21

Games On!

Opening Weekend - Saturday 31 October With the opening of the season we have awoken to an overcast but dry morning at Cox's Bay Reserve so it is all go for our Junior Y2-4 programme and we look forward to seeing you here , check out our  pitch maps so you know where to go. If you are unsure please check out our grade information page , otherwise, we will see you at Cox's Bay
10/31/20

Cricket is on this weekend

Yippee, it all starts this weekend! With the cricket underway starting Friday night for some I thought I'd share a photo of Vic Park getting ready for the ....Auckland Marathon! It might well be the first weekend of junior and senior cricket but here at Vic Park it is all about fencing and marques as the crew get the park ready for the ASB Auckland Marathon. I wouldn't call the fixture clash
10/29/20

Senior Early Bird Pricing Extented to 12 October

Senior Early Bird Pricing ends 12 October We have extended Senior Early Bird pricing - don't miss out! For more information regarding the coming season please see the Senior pages based  HERE  and make sure you register  HERE
10/04/20

Senior Registrations are Open

Senior Registrations on sale NOW We have opened our Senior  player and team registrations for the 2020/2021 season and we are offering an early bird pricing now so get in quick Senior Early Bird Pricing finishes 3 October 2020 For more information regarding the coming season please see the Senior pages based  HERE and make sure you register  HERE
09/11/20

Junior and Youth REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

Register Early and  SAVE We are excited to announce that  Junior and Youth registrations are now Open  for the 2020/2021 Grafton Cricket season.  Senior Registrations open early September. Cricket Starts:  Saturday October 31st This season Grafton is pleased to offer Early Bird pricing for the next three weeks, so make sure you login and register early to take
08/18/20

Alert Level 3 | Update 12 August 2020

As Auckland has moved into Alert Level 3 restrictions from midday today, 12 PM Wednesday 12 August, the following is closed until further notice: The clubrooms are closed The indoor nets are closed The winter academy is postponed until next weekend (there will be some times we need to adjust/manage especially the girls on Sunday afternoon) We will update a further update on Frid
08/12/20

2020 Registrations

Register at Grafton - here soon
We expect to have registrations for the 2020/21 season open mid-August. Looking forward to another great summer of cricket here at Grafton. If you are looking for new kits, be sure to get yourself to Cricket Express or check out their online store . Make sure you join the MVP Loyalty Programme!
07/31/20

Obituary - Kevin Dwyer

Grafton are saddened to hear of the passing of Vice President Kevin Dwyer. The club lost it's oldest Premier player when Kevin passed away in early July at the age of 91.  Kevin will be remembered as a larger-than-life character whose wit and humour made him a very popular team member and mate. Kevin’s funeral will be held on Thursday 16 th  July at 12pm at the Chapel of Resth
07/15/20

Grafton's 158th AGM

Notice is hereby given that the 158 th  Annual General Meeting of Grafton United Cricket Club Incorporated will be held in the clubrooms, Victoria Park, Auckland on Wednesday 29 th  July 2020, commencing at 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start.
06/30/20

Obituary - Steward Speed

Grafton are saddened to hear of the passing of club Vice President, Stewart Speed. Are thoughts are with Stewart's family and friends at this time. Stewart's funeral will be held on Friday 4th July, with more information to follow in the coming days.
06/25/20

COVID 19 Level Two - Grafton United Indoor School update

Our indoor school is open from Tuesday 26 May with extra health and safety measures based on level 2 requirements and New Zealand Cricket guidance.  Pre-booking is essential. No walk-ups are permitted.  To help fight COVID-19 and find out how you can safely enjoy cricket, follow these steps before and after you train.    Book before you arrive: To book, email you
05/25/20

A thank you to our sponsors ......

A huge thank you to the companies who are sponsoring our Junior Super 6's fundraiser on Sunday. We couldn't do it without your support!
02/27/20

New Grafton clothing range available at Cricket Express

Grafton United are excited to announce a new long term partnership with Cricket Express, our official retail partner. This season, extra benefits are available to our club members including online ordering and the Cricket Express MVP loyalty programme. Members who sign up today and add Grafton United as their club receive a $25 credit to spend on club clothing and gear. Offer ends 31st December
11/06/19

Introducing our new look ....

The winter of 2019 has seen Grafton United embark on a refresh of our visual identity, introducing an updated club logo and heritage crest. Whilst recognising the importance of our heritage, our club colours and our mascot, Grafton United aims to foster an even greater sense of pride in our club and build a stronger connection between our juniors and seniors. Grafton United chairperson, Mark Bi
08/28/19

Winter is here ....

Thank you to everyone who helped to make Grafton's 2018/19 season a successful one. We look forward to seeing you soon .... 
03/09/19

Umpire Courses

Auckland Cricket are running their first 'Introduction to Umpiring' evening on the 6th August at Eden Park. This is aimed at umpires who are looking to become official ACA Umpires and part of their regular umpiring stocks. 
07/24/18

Grafton AGM

Notice is hereby given that the 156 th Annual General Meeting of Grafton United Cricket Club Incorporated will be held in the club rooms, Victoria Park, Auckland on Thursday 26 th July 2018, commencing at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
01/01/15