What is Superclub?
Superclub is a Sunday competition run by WBOP at Intermediate, Junior College, and Senior College levels. While the emphasis of Saturday cricket is on participation and development, Superclub is closer to traditional cricket, with players refining their skills and roles in a competitive environment.
The clubs involved are Papamoa CC, Mount Maunganui CC, Greeton CC, and Cadets CC and Lakelands.
Superclub is designed to address three key areas:
- give promising and dedicated cricketers more opportunities to play a high standard of cricket on grass
- create or maintain links with clubs as players move through the college years
- develop club cricket in the region (NZC has recognized that strong club culture is the way forward in growing and strengthening cricket)
How are the squads selected?
Squads for the clubs involved in each grade are selected during the winter by a committee appointed by the Western Bay of Plenty Cricket Association's board. Players are assigned to clubs based on:
- current or previous club ties
- family ties
- travel considerations
However, squads are moderated to try to ensure an even spread of talent and cricketing roles.
In the future, WBOP would like the clubs to have autonomy over the selection process for the teams, but for now, teams will continue to be selected by a WBOP committee.
Queries around selection are best directed to Rana Collett at WBOPCA: firstname.lastname@example.org
Papamoa Cricket Club Contact: Andrew Jacob: email@example.com