Central Cricket Club was formed in the late 1940’s by Returned Servicemen, no doubt in the interests of clubbing together in pursuit of camaraderie, community spirit and healthy lifestyle. Some seventy years on, the goals have changed little. The club still remains intact, despite the challenges of today’s busy lifestyles impinging on the individual’s ability to participate in a community club. Central has two senior teams, with ages ranging from fifteen through to early 50’s. In 2016/17 our club and the BOP Indians club formed a new partnership where we would pull our resources for a joint premier team in an effort to compete more strongly with the dominant Tauranga sides. This partnership has grown from strength to strength with a fantastic season in 2018/19 coming runner up in the marque Williams Cup competition and also placing 3rd in the 20/20 competition. Our reserve side has also performed well coming runner up in the pre-xmas comp and steadily building a strong player network which bodes well for the coming season. A growing number of the reserve team are also getting opportunities in the premier side through strong on field performances.