About Us.

North Shore Cricket Club is located on the beautiful Devonport Domain, one of the most picturesque grounds in New Zealand and was established in 1864.

Our club is friendly and inclusive. We have men's, women's, youth and children's teams in the Auckland Cricket Competitions. We also offer a men’s and women’s social cricket.

Devonport Domain.

Home of North Shore Cricket Club.  

Annual Report.

Please find the 160th Annual Report for the 2022/23 Season in the link below

What are we about?


Devonport Domain is widely known as one of the most attractive cricket grounds in the country. Nestled between three extinct volcanoes on the Devonport peninsula and surrounded by 70 - 100 year old trees. “The Domain” has four senior grade grass pitches. We also have a senior grade artificial pitch in close proximity to our clubrooms on the adjacent Vauxhall Reserve (North Shore Rugby Club). We have additional artificial wickets at Stanley Bay Park, Bayswater Park, Takapuna Grammar School and Belmont Intermediate School.

Practice Facilities

At Devonport Domain, the North Shore Cricket Club has four-lane fixed practice nets (concrete pad) suitable for all grades, accessed via the Chelthenham Road side of Devonport Domain. There are outdoor nets at at Takapuna Grammar School with three lanes and three lanes in their indoor net facility.

Changing Rooms

At Devonport Domain we have two changing rooms including showers and toilet facilities.


We boast one of the most attractive and social clubhouse in Auckland. It includes a large lounge, a fully professional bar facility, and a patio viewing area out front.


The North Shore Cricket Club is governed by an Executive Board and a Junior sub-committee.

Junior Cricket

We provide for and manage cricket for players of Primary, Intermediate and Secondary school ages. The North Shore Cricket Club provides quality coaching and player development courses for the improvement of junior and senior grade players.

Playing Strength

We field both competitive and social men’s teams. We actively foster girls and women’s cricket in the schools and the community in our geographical area. We hold a twilight cricket evening during the season's for non-saturday playing social teams, it is played during the evenings midweek for men and Friday for women.

Cricket Development

The North Shore Cricket Club has a relationship, which includes the sharing of facilities, coaching resources, etc., with Takapuna Grammar School. In January 2003 the North Shore Cricket signed a partnership agreement with Takapuna Grammar School to provide the school with all coaching resources and with the shared goal to raise and return the standard of cricket in the school to the high levels of 20 years ago. 


Devonport is located a ferry ride across the Waitemata Harbour from Auckland city. It was originally established as a naval base during the early days of Auckland and, as a result, a township grew up around it to service its needs.

When the fleet was in, rival crews would often come ashore to play games against each other. The local community would watch these contests with curiosity and eventually they challenged the crews to a game. Devonport became known as the cradle of New Zealand sport as many top athletes from cricket, rugby, league, yachting and horse racing, all had their early beginnings there.

The North Shore Cricket Club was established in 1864, primarily by military and civil officers who brought the love of game with them from England. The first club captain was Captain G. Wynyard of the 68th Regiment. The first recorded inter-club game was in 1867 against a city club called Blackstones, which was made up of lawyers and law clerks.

A return game was played at Auckland Domain the following year with the North Shore players travelling across the harbour in rowboats. Unfortunately, it rained and a soggy North Shore team had to row home again, the game abandoned.

It was not until 1870 that another inter-club game was played, as the owner of the land where the club's pitch was laid wanted it for hay. Forced to move, the club laid a new pitch on the Cheltenham Flat, a popular sporting area just to the east of where Tainui Road is today, behind the sandhills, which then skirted Cheltenham Beach. Here matches were played every Saturday during the summer months.

The pitch was watered from a well dug about 500 metres away, local boys were employed at the rate of a penny a bucket to carry the water. Through the 1880s the land was being sold for private housing and the club went into a period of inactivity.

In 1890, the newly formed Devonport Borough Council met with the club and agreed that a pitch would be laid on a reclaimed mangrove swamp nestled between three extinct volcanoes, if the club matched its commitment to forward fifty pounds to the project.

The minutes of the meeting record several conditions. One was that the club would have "just claim on the ground for 100 years and that no other games which will damage the ground be played thereon". Apart from ensuring that public would have free access, no heavy stock were to be grazed on the prepared ground for at least 100 years. In the end not one but two pitches were laid, both of which are still in use today and are stand-alone (they do not have winter sport played over them).

The ground was for many years known simply as "the cricket ground" but was named the Devonport Domain sometime later. It wasn't long before two more grass wickets were laid.

There are many colourful stories recorded - like the time the club decided it needed a new roller and, having seen one parked in Albert Park in the city, decided to "borrow" it. The club members commissioned to perform the task found that while rolling it down the hill from Albert Park to the Devonport ferry was not a problem, getting it onto the ferry was. It is said that the ferry listed severely to starboard all the way across the Waitemata Harbour to Devonport. However, the roller eventually resided for many years at Devonport Domain, providing good service to the club, without anyone coming to reclaim it.

The current clubrooms, which were built in 1966, are the second to be built on the Domain.

Health & Safety.

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Our Constitution.

Privacy Policy.

North Shore Cricket Club

Privacy Policy

North Shore Cricket Club (“NSCC”) takes your privacy seriously and is committed to protecting your personal information.

This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, store and disclose your personal information. This Privacy Policy has been created in accordance the Privacy Act 2020.

Collection of information
When you register with us to become a member of NSCC or to participate in activities conducted by us, we collect your personal information, which may include your name, date of birth, postal address, email address and telephone number (“Personal Information”). 

Use and disclosure of information
We will use your personal information to enable you to be a member of NSCC and/or to participate in activities conducted by us, and for the purposes of delivering to you all associated services and products (“Purpose”).  We may also use your Personal Information to contact you, including via newsletters and to advise you of offers and other information we think may be of interest to you.

We may disclose your Personal Information to other cricket and sporting organisations (including New Zealand Cricket and the Auckland Cricket Association) and to our trusted third party service providers as is reasonably necessary for the Purpose.

Security and storage of information

We will ensure that all of your Personal Information is held securely in accordance with data protection laws, regulations and best practice. We take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss of Personal Information.

Access and Correction

You are entitled to obtain confirmation of whether or not we hold any Personal Information about you and to obtain access to that information. You may request the correction of your Personal Information at any time. We will inform you of any steps taken by us in response to your request for a correction.

If you have any questions about your personal information or want to amend your details you can contact us by email (administration@northshorecricket.co.nz) or by post (North Shore Cricket Club, PO Box 32423, Devonport 0624, Auckland).

Information retention

The Personal Information we collect about you will be retained for the duration of your membership of North Shore Cricket Club and for a period of five years thereafter.

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Updates to our information practices

From time to time we make changes to our information practices or alter the functionality of our website. We always update this statement accordingly, so we encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on privacy practices at NSCC.
If you have any questions about our privacy policies or any other matter, please contact us.

June 2021


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