Who Can Play and Game Format and Rules
Vintage cricket is available to any player who has reached 35 years of age during the year of the competition. Games are 35 overs each with batsmen having to retire at 35 runs but can come back in if other players have all batted. Games are held every two weeks on a Sunday and each year there is also a Wellington v Hutt Over 55 and Under 55 match which is used to select the Wellington Over 60s team for Nationals and for nominations for the Central Over 50s team.
Download Rules for Vintage Cricket.
If you are interested in playing Vintage Cricket or putting a team together. Please contact the Club. firstname.lastname@example.org
A History of Vintage Cricket in Wellington
Vintage and Golden Oldies cricket started in Wellington in 1988 when Tawa Turtles (representing what was then Tawa Cricket Club) and Onslow Oldies (representing Onslow CC) started attending Air NZ Golden Oldies (over-40) tournaments and then, in 2006, Vintage tournaments (over-35s) around the world.
Tawa Turtles have attended tournaments in Canada (2), South Africa (2), Sri Lanka, England (2), Barbados, Queensland (2), Western Australia, NSW, Argentina and New Zealand (4).
In 2012 the Tawa Turtles spearheaded the 6th International Vintage tournament, which was held in Wellington with 32 teams from around the world attending the week-long carnival. Six Wellington teams participated in the planning and played in this tournament. As a result of this tournament, older cricketers expressed a desire to continue to participate in vintage cricket.
For a full history of Vintage/Veteran Cricket in Wellington please download A Brief Journey of Veterans Cricket in NZ