TeamTalk Update – 7 July 2024

TeamTalk Update – 7 July 2024

July 10, 2024 0 Team Talk

Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club


Contents usually include: Old Boys Marist Senior & Junior rugby reports – weekly competition & draw winners – NZ Marist – affiliates Cricket, Netball, Football and Softball seasonal reports – Club Social events  +  News & Views etc etc.

Views and comments often expressed in this publication are not necessarily
those of the executive or policy of the Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club.

“Team up with a Winning Club in 2024”.

Why would you play for Old Boys Marist ?
We have a simple philosophy at Napier Old Boys Marist  –  that we are a well organised rugby club both on and off the field, we are fit, disciplined, well coached and our players are very loyal.  Our teams are always well presented.
At Napier Old Boys Marist we promote a strong work ethic, we play with a special passion and honesty which is fun to be part of, but we also expect our players to carry that honesty through to their work and personal lives.
In summary we as a club will create a positive environment so that players can expect to progress in their rugby careers.  To excel players must also take responsibility for their rugby and life in general.



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A classic shot of  workaholic Ricky Hayes in action in yesterdays hard fought Maddison Trophy semi-final
at Tremain Field backed up by OBM halfback Kade Manuel


2024 Bayleys Commercial Maddison Trophy   –  SEMI FINAL

NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST Premiers  30 –  27    Pirate  Premiers

The highly anticipated match between  Benson Property Napier Old Boys Marist (NOBM) and Napier Pirates did not disappoint, with a thrilling encounter that went into overtime. The home team, NOBM, emerged victorious with a score of 30-27, thanks to a dropped goal from Ellery Wilson in the dying minutes of the first extra  ‘golden point’  period.

The game got off to a flying start, with the home team scoring tries in the early exchanges.  Kere Penetito and Pedro Bezanilla crossed the line for NOBM, while the Pirates responded after 30 mins to get back into the game with three tries of their own.  The first half saw both teams trade blows, but just before the end of the first stanza, the green machine took the lead through a well earned try to Dylan Holman and close out the first half 20 – 17 setting up a thrilling second half.

The second half was just as intense, with both teams creating scoring opportunities.   The Pirates took the lead with a well-worked converted try and after a penalty, held on to the 77th minute when club legend Pouvi crossed the paint from close quarters to level the scores at 27 each after 80.   The match was poised for a grandstand finish, and the teams did not disappoint.   With play resumed for the first 10 mins of extra time both teams traded blows, but a crucial turnover penalty to centurion Ricky Hayes gave our boys the chance to plug the nor eastern corner and apply pressure, with time almost up and NOBM refusing to give up, and despite both teams being exhausted but fighting all the way to push for the win.

It was NOBM who finally broke the deadlock, with Ellery Wilson landing a dropped goal from in front of the sticks, 15m out to secure the win and for the first time in several years a place in the final for the home team.   Later quoted as saying “It was the ugliest droppie I’ve seen, worse than my goal line clearance in the first half,  but hey, it’s still worth 3.”   He can take that confidence and this team all the way and bring it home next week in the Final against Taradale.


*Try Scorers*  – NOBM: Kere Penetito, Pedro Bezanilla, Dylan Holman, Pouvi Fatialofa.   *Conversion Kickers*  – NOBM: Ellery Wilson – 2.   *Penalty Kickers*  – NOBM: Ellery Wilson – 1.   *Dropped Goal*  – NOBM: Ellery Wilson

Red Steel Players of  Day  –   3. Ricky Hayes      2. Hannon Brighouse        1. Kade Manuel

Report courtesy –  Anthony Easson

Other Premier Semi-Final Results –
Maddison Trophy  –  Taradale  59 – 12 Tech


The games final Try from veteran loosie Pouvi Fatialofa to tie the semi-final game up at 27-27.

Golden Point coming up……

& OBM Premier Developments semi-final Result….


Tom Mulligan Cup   –     SEMI-FINAL
NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST Premier Reserves 21 – 18   Waipawa Premier  Reserves

The Richard Kepka Builders Premier Reserves hosted Waipawa at Tremain field this weekend in the Tom Mulligan Cup Semi Finals. We came from behind to beat Waipawa a few weeks ago and they have been tracking well this season so we knew they would be up for this one and it would be a battle.

Playing with the breeze in the first half Waipawa started strong and opened the scoring in the 10th minute to go ahead by 7, they added 3 more soon after before they crossed again in the 20th minute and had a handy lead of 15-0. Another 3 off the trusty boot of Bain had them well in control until we finally opened our account just before halftime through Migao Lauano, converted by Johnny Lauano and half time arrived with Waipawa up 18-7.

Cory Wilson got us off to the ideal start in the second half scoring in the corner after only a couple minutes, Johnny stepped up and nailed the important conversion to have us back in the contest down 4. Waipawa continued to get under our skin and the boys’ discipline lapsed on a few occasions meaning no team really took charge in the second half.  We got down close to the Waipawa line with a few minutes to go and Morunga Whaanga stretched out and scored next to the posts, the boys had their first lead up 21-18 with 2 minutes left.

Just needing to take the kick off and close out the game we gave the ball straight back to Waipawa and they marched towards our line. A tense few minutes and some great defence saw one of their players knock on going for the game winner. The final whistle blew and the boys had booked themselves a date with Otane in the Final next weekend.   Waipawa put in a huge effort and it really took the full 80 minutes to find a winner in this one.

We were treated to the sight of coach Chris Halas watching from the sideline, the boys were stoked to see you Scoop and they will welcome your wise words again next week.   And well done to the Prems on their hard fought win yesterday and to the Colts and 3rds on their successful seasons.   A tough final down in Otane for us next Saturday awaits.


Tries:  Migao Lauano, Cory Wilson, Morunga Whaanga.     Conversions:  Johnny Lauano (3)

Red Steel Players of  Day  –   3. Kitiona Moleli         2. Migao Lauano         1. Johnny Lauano

Report courtesy – Chris O’Connor

Other Premier Reserve Semi-Final  Results  –  Otane 25 – 22 MAC


Pat Ryan Memorial Trophy      –      SEMI-FINAL
NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST Colts  14 –  41         Taradale  COLTS
Unfortunately no match report was forthcoming on yesterdays above last fixture.  Although the boys didn’t win this one they still improved markedly across the season since they kicked off back at the beginning of April.  Unfortunately performance tapered off in the last few rounds.  But still we got a team on the paddock which gave these young players an opportunity to show their wares.  Almost the whole team will still be in the age category to have a crack again at the competitive Colts grade in 2025.  A special thanks  our coached and management team.    Ed


Red Steel Players of the Day –    3. Hope Stower         2. Michael Evans          1. Jordie Martin

Report courtesy  – Jason Evans

Other Colts Semi-Final Results –    Havelock North 32 – 21 Pirate




Saturday 06/07

SHAPE  LIFE INSURANCE  – Supporter of the Day   –  Tony O’Connor
ICIB BROKER WEB INSURANCE – Lucky Members Draw – $200 –  Mark Tremain  –  Not Present ($250 next week)



club noticeboard

MISSION statement

“To provide a sporting and recreational club for both men and women which encourages both individuals and teams to reach their maximum potential in their chosen sporting club endeavours.
In doing this it would always be our aim to maintain a fun club spirit, which treats every person equally and which ensures that the club runs on a profitable basis”

>  OBM Brothers in ARMS  <


New Players Always Welcome

Team Management Personnel 2024 Season
Premier –  Ellery Wilson  – 027 964 9060
Manager –  Mitch Gardiner  –  027 877 6322  :  Assist. –  Peter Bainbridge – 027 245 8729   :  Ants Easson – 0275 347 800
Premier Reserves –  Chris Halas  – 027 533 0925   :   Ross Clements   –  022 350 0281
Manager – Chris O’Connor  –  027 311 5222
Thirds –  Robbie Morrison  –  8452535     :  John de Lautour  –  027 276 7952
Manager  –  Bryan McGreevy –   021 195 1944
Colts – Steve Smithers  – 022 498 5367  :  Sam Birch –  027 355 8379  :  Jason Evans: 021 191 3248


New Players still Welcome in 2025
>  Bring along a mate next year  <

23/03  vs  Havelock North – Tremain Field  – lost 12-24  :  29/03  vs  MAC –  Tremain Field  – won 65-14  :   6/04  vs  CHB –  Central Park won 20-15   :  13/04  vs  Tech –  Whitmore Park – lost 28-47      :   20/04  vs Taradale – Tremain Field  – lost 0-36     :  27/04  vs Clive –  Farndon Park – won 85-7  :  4/05  vs HRS –   Elwood Park  – won 42-22     :   11/05  vs Pirates –  Tremain Field  – lost  19-38      :    18/05  vs Aotea –  Tremain Field  – won  73-35
Maddison Trophy :  25/5 vs Pirates  – Tamatea Pk – won 46-31  :   8/6  vs Tech  – Tremain Field –  lost 26-35  :   15/06 vs  Havelock North –  Anderson Park  – won 38-26   :   22/06 vs Taradale  – Taraha Reserve  – lost 24-52    :    29/6 vs HRS – won 63-17    :    06/7 Semi-Final vs Pirates – Tremain Field – won 30-27   :   13/07 FINAL  vs Taradale – Tareha Reserve –

2024 Jack Swain Cup  NOBM Premier Reserve   –  6/4 vs Havelock North – Tremain Field  :  13/4 vs Tech – Whitmore Park – won  41-25   :  20/4 vs Maraenui – Tremain Field  – won 41-7  :  27/4 vs Bridge Pa – lost 27-31  :  4/5  vs MAC – Flaxmere – lost 24-37  :  11/05  vs Porongahau – Porongahau-  won 60-31  :   18/05 vs MAC – Tremain Field – won 54-22
Tom Mulligan Cup :  25/5 vs WCUMR – Coronation Pk – won 52-41  :  8/06  vs Otane  –  Tremain Field  – lost 19-22   :  15/06  –  Bye   :  22/06 – Maraenui – Maraenui Park  – lost 19-29  :     29/6 vs Taradale  – won 76-15    :    06/7  vs  Waipawa Country United  – Tremain Field  –  won 21-18

2024 Maury Cody Cup  NOBM Thirds  –
6/4 vs Pirates – Tremain Field   :  13/4 vs Bye   :  20/4 vs YMP – Raupunga  – lost 0-47  :  27/4 vs Maraenui – Tremain Field – lost 25-39 :  4/5 – Tamatea – Bill Mathewson Park  – won 33-27 :   11/5 – Bridge Pa – Won by default  :   18/5 vs Maraenui – Maraenui Pk – won 59-17
AJ Gardiner Trophy :   25/5 vs Takapau – Takapau Domain – won 52-12  :   8/06  – vs Tamatea  –  Tremain Field – lost 19-20  :   15/06  vs MAC  – WBD   :   22/06 vs Takapau – Tremain Field – 20-27   :   29/6 vs Tamatea – lost 17-42

2024 Arthur Brown Cup   NOBM Colts
6/04 vs Onga Tiko   –  Tremain Field  – won 47-17  :  13/04  vs Bye   :   20/04  vs Tech  –  Tremain Field – won 62-7   :  27/04  vs Pirates  –  Tamatea Pk – lost 24-33
:   4/05  vs HRS  –  Elwood Pk  – won 36-19   :  11/05  vs Havelock North – lost 10-30 :  18/05  vs Taradale  –  Tremain Field – lost  21-43
Pat Ryan Memorial Trophy :  25/5 vs Havelock Nth Colts – Tremain Field – won 50-29  :   31/5 vs Tech – Bond Field under lights – won 84-14   :   8/06  vs Pirates  – Tremain Field – lost  37-42
15/06 –  Bye   :  22/06 vs Taradale  – Taradale Reserve – lost 14-26  :    29/6 vs Onga-Tiko – lost 7-41   :  6/7  vs Taradale – Taraha Reserve – lost 14-41



Above are our two young U8’s NOBM sides post an epic game and first time experience at the Hawkes Bay Rugby
Unions Ian MacRae Fields that are adjacent to our Tremain Field grounds thanks to HB CEO Jay Campbell for
making it possible.  Both teams have are jamb packed full of generations of current and past NOBM players,
Club Management and of course current colts and premier coaches children / grandchildren.
The Waterforce U8’s went down to Birch flooring U8’s but the result wasn’t going to hamper
our clubs future spirits as they enjoyed the mud a little longer post game together.

>>>  For the latest NOBM Junior Club information  <<<
Any queries can be directed to Josh Wynard  (Chairman) at –
or  027 200 7555

2023 NOBM Junior Rugby Committee
For further Junior Rugby Info please contact >
Josh Wynands (Chairman)  027 200 7555
Glenn Fulcher (Secretary)  021 676 174  –   Bevan Condin (Treasurer)  021 160 5118
(Convenor)  –  Ben Guild  –   027 208 9306


“New Players always Welcome to Team up
with Marist Junior Rugby ”

Tough times never last, but tough people do




THAT   All Blacks v England – History –  England tour New Zealand for two tests, as they return here for the first time since 2014.   The two teams opened the series in Dunedin this yesterday before squaring off at Eden Park next Saturday  July 13.
The last time the two teams clashed was at Twickenham in 2022 when England scored three late tries in the final nine minutes to force a 25-25 draw.  The previous meeting before that was the 2019 semi-final when England won 19-7.   The All Blacks last win over England was in 2018.
England haven’t won in New Zealand since 2003, just their second ever win over the All Blacks on New Zealand soil.   The Overall record All Blacks v England prior to their current tour of New Zealand.   Played 43.  All Blacks won 33.  England won

THAT we wish to encourage our members and supporters to get out next Saturday and lend your vocal support to any of our teams they wish to follow.  Your Support will be most appreciated by both our players and coaches.    SEE  YOU  SATURDAY….

THAT  in the latest HBRU  rugby Stats following yesterdays Premier semi-finals,  two  Napier OBM premier players are featuring in the most tries scored this season to date.  Leading the table is OBM winger Kere Penitito with 16 tries and in fourth equal position is winger Te Kahika Thompson with 13 touchdowns..

THAT a reminder to all NOBM players – Pass the word around amongst your team mates and also any likely New Players your know of  –  be they family, friends or workmates.     In 2024 we will still vacancies in all grades from  Colts  through to  Premiers  so remember   –   New Players will always be Welcome at Napier Old Boys Marist


THAT  Razor Robinson’s inaugural big test had the eyes of our rugby nation’s eyes glued on the All Blacks  v  England  match last night in Christchurch.  And they didn’t disappoint, but, how lucky were they !   There was certainly no break dancing  out on the ground after the  final whistle.  It will certainly be back to the drawing board stuff this coming week.  Still it’s a start.


IRISH LOGIC ~ “If you’re drinking to forget, please pay in advance.”

THAT  Do you know someone missing these newsletters ?   If you know someone that would like to receive our Napier Old Boys Marist weekly newsletters,  please forward this email on to them  –  to forward their address to   –          We know there are supporters out there who will have changed their email addresses who will want to receive  the latest info and messages from our club.


HERE and THERE . . .

Celebrating 29 years of News, Views, Opinion and Stats from the man in the stand . . .

FOLLOWING . . . the round-robin of the Maddison Trophy being competed there’s been 136 tries scored, 88 conversions, 19 penalties and one dropped goal kicked.  The top points scorer is Will Cole (Havelock North) 52.  Top try scorer with is the Green Machine’s TK Thompson with 8.

IN THE 2024 . . . Black and White Shield TRSC still leads with 169 followed by Pirates 153, MAC 134 and NOBM 129.

IN BOXING . . . I love the term the Tale of the Tape when comparing fighters before a bout.  So, I’m going to do the same for the four teams taking part in the Maddison Trophy semi-finals.

Game One :- In the Maroon corner Taradale played 5, Won 5. Points for 205 – 30 tries, 20 con and 1 penalty.  Points against – 90 – 14 tries and 10 con.  In the Red corner The Texans played 5, Won 2, lost 3. Points for 135 – 12 tries, 12 con and 3 penalties.  Against – 129, 18 tries, 12 con and 5 penalties.

Game Two:- In the Green corner NOBM played 5, Won 3, lost 2. Points for 207 – 30 tries, 16 con and 5 penalties.  Against 161, 25 tries and 17 conversions.  In the black corner Napier Pirate played 5, won 3, lost 2. Points for 155 – 24 tries, 15 con and 1 penalty.  Against – 170, 24 tries, 16 con and 6 penalties.

THE FOURTH . . . series of the popular Match Fit begins on TV3 on the 24th July.  The new season features League vs Rugby Union.  The league team coached by Tawera Nikau features Ali Lauititi, Henry Fa’afili, Lesley Vainikolo, Clinton Toopi, Lui Anderson and Paul Whatuira.   The Rugby Union is once again coached by Sir Ted Henry and features Pita Alatini, Piri Weepu, Frank Bunce, Carlos Spencer, Paul Miller and Ofisa Tonu’u.

THIS IS A . . . lovely quote I picked up from USA sprinter Noah Lyles while watching the latest Netflix series of Sprint.  “The 200 is my wife and the 100 is my mistress.”   Lyles is the current World Champion over both distances at in Budapest last year.  One to watch out for in the 2024 Paris Olympics later this month.

ELLERY’S . . . extra time golden point winning dropped goal against P.Rats yesterday was the first DG he’s kicked in any rugby game !

Cheers McGoo –


THAT  If  YOU wish to take the opportunity and want to have family members, relations or friends receive a copy of our regular TeamTalk newsletters just forward their name & email addresses to –

THAT  An interesting snippet from HB Rugby Statistician Adrian Hill:   An enthralling finish to yesterday’s semi-final.  The last successful drop goal recorded by NOB Marist in a HB Premier club match was by Sam Giddens in the 2016 Maddison Trophy final v Taradale, won 41-8 by NOB Marist.


·   THAT we extend our warmest congratulations to Afa Moleli, Stacey Ili, and Lolani Faleiva, current and former players of Napier OBM,  on their inclusion in the Manu Samoa team that faced Italy on Friday.    A match which saw Samoa recover from a 10-point deficit to beat Italy 33-25 in a sweltering Test in Apia on Friday.

THAT  As usual we apologise for any errors or mistakes you may find in this edition.     Ed.


“Team up with the  ‘GREEN MACHINE’ again in 2024 – New Players are always WELCOME


“Ardie, his on-field stuff speaks for itself as world player of the year.   He’s the spine in the pack at No 8, with Jordie in the backline. Having those two across the park as well as your natural leaders helps you.”
Scott Barrett.

Just as Ian Foster favoured established ties to Cane, Robertson’s long-standing relationship with Barrett, his Crusaders captain for four years, was the major, but not sole, factor in his anointment.
Scott Robertson explained and continues..…
……“His ability with game management and working with the refs.  He’s highly regarded and respected. He’s the lineout caller and he brings in other leaders when required.  He’s got a really good feel for the game to make the right calls at the right time.  He’s won a lot of big games and big moments.  And he has always risen to the occasion with the All Blacks and I know he’ll do it as a captain too.”

“If I’m playing, this is going to be top of the list.  Obviously I’m an England supporter but grew up watching the All Blacks loads and admiring those guys.  The likes of Beauden Barrett is someone I’ve looked up to since I was young.  It will be an amazing experience to face the haka….. I know how much rugby means to the Kiwis and I’m sure it’s going to be a decent experience.”

England fullback George Furbank prior to the first test.

“We haven’t even spoken about the haka. We might do a ‘W’ for Wales. I was just thankful England didn’t do some Morris dancing.”
– Never mind beating the All Blacks, the world’s media wanted to know how Warren Gatland was going to line up Wales to face the haka.

In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take

This weeks Poser 1 – Who has played the most games for the HB Magpies ?

Poser 2  – Who scored the most points for Hawkes Bay ?

Poser 3 – Who has scored the most tries for Hawkes Bay ?

Poser 4  – Who is the President of HB Rugby ?
Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

This weeks Poser 1   –  Magpie hooker Tyrone Thompson is about to head off to join his twin brother at which Australian NRL club ?
Answer –  The Newcastle Knights

Poser 2  – Who are the vice captains of the new All Blacks team ?
Answer – Ardie Savea  &  Jordie Barrett

Poser 3  – Who do Hawkes Bay play in their next Shield challenge ?
Answer –  Whanganui

Poser 4 –  On how many occasions did Michael Johnson win the KR Tremain Memorial Cup as the clubs Sportsman of the Year ?
Answer –  4  (2002, 2007, 2008, 2011)

The price of victory is high but so are the rewards


All Blacks  vs
6 July –  England   –  Dunedin – won 16 – 15
13 July –  England   –  Auckland
20 July –  Fiji   –  San Diego,
10 August –  Argentina   –  Wellington



June 26 – Regional Sports Park – Hawkes Bay 57 – 7 King Country    :    July 27 –  Hawkes Bay  v  Whanganui

The Hawke’s Bay Magpies Bunnings NPC draw for 2024:  August 11 (Sunday, 2.05pm), v North Harbour, at North Harbour Stadium   –   August 17 (Saturday, 4.35pm), v Southland, at McLean Park, Napier   –   August 23 (Friday, 7.05pm), v Northland, at McLean Park, Napier   –   August 28 (Wednesday, 7.05pm), v Canterbury, at Apollo Projects Stadium, Christchurch  –  September 1 (Sunday, 4.35pm), v Manawatu, at Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North   –   September 7 (Saturday, 7.05pm), v Tasman, at McLean Park, Napier   –   September 14 (Saturday, 7.05pm,), v Waikato, at FMG Stadium, Hamilton   –    September 20 (Friday, 7.05pm), v Taranaki, at McLean Park, Napier   –   September 28 (Saturday, 2.05pm), v Auckland, at McLean Park, Napier   –   October 5 (Saturday, 4.35pm), v Wellington, in Wellington (venue to be confirmed).

Living for the moments that take your breath away







We look forward to seeing YOU at the Clubrooms soon.
Come in and join us whether its
Football,  Netball,  Cricket,  Softball  or  Rugby…

New Zealand Marist Rugby Federation
An organization initiated to promote and foster a spirit of union, co-operation and close friendly relations between all Marist and similar rugby union football clubs in New Zealand, Australasia and the Pacific.

Ellwood Function Centre,  Otene Road,  Hastings.     Phone: 0274 070 809
President: Neil Murphy      Vice President: Mike Donoghue
Secretary: Robert McCoid      Treasurer: Jack Sanders

Chairman: Terry Gittings

Contact: 0274 524 521

Committee:   Andi Burrell, Josh Costello,  Martin Devoy,  Bernard Gittings,  Neil Murphy,  Paul Teddy

>>>  NZ Marist website  <<<


There is no ‘I’ in TEAM



Pass the Word Around………
Come along and join our club in 2024  –  New Players always Welcome


Napier Ex High Marist Netball club would like to acknowledge and thank our major sponsor

Bill Reilly.

Your continued support of our club is hugely appreciated!  Thank you !!
The Super 40s would like to acknowledge and thank JOCK EDDY Massage Therapist
for supporting the Player of the Day awards each week!

>>> For more Info please Contact:

Committee Members
President – Anna Campbell
Treasurer – Maudena Kemp
Secretary – Amanda Rich
Club Captain and Gear Custodian – Chesna Morgan
Committee Member – Louise Grinstead
Or contact us via Facebook and Messenger  –  (Napier Ex High Marist Netball Club)

This  Weeks Poser – Can you name the outgoing Tactix coach that has eyes Silver Ferns role ?

Last  Weeks Poser  – When was Hawkes Bay Netball (HBN) founded ?      Answer –  2012

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the
2024 Season

Napier Marist Football

Napier Marist fields 5 senior teams and 28 Junior teams
& is one of the largest Football clubs in Hawke’s Bay

Masters lost 0-5 vs Western Rangers
Marist Div.2 won 3-2 vs WesternRangers
Pak n Save Prems lost 0-4 vs Havelock North

2024 Committee Members

Chairman –  Andy Smith   –   /  027 559 1254

Club Captain  –  Jayden Barrow  /  027 612 7216

Junior Club Coordinator  –  Michelle Reilly  /  021 705 385

Junior Development  –  Dwayne Smith   /  021 081 30914

Sponsorship Manager  –  Byron Fergus  /   021 512 751

Treasurer  –  Jermey Norman   /   027 707 9915

Social Media  –  Paige Hunt  /  027 321 7645

Secretary  –  Mel Morgan


Junior football queries –

Senior football queries –

This  Weeks Poser – Who is the captain of the NZ Womens team ?

Last  Weeks Poser  – What was the results of the 2023-24 FA Cup ?      Answer –  Manchester United 2 – 1 Manchester City




Best Travel  –  Onlineautoshb Mechanical  —  Ian Dick Concrete  –  Muscle Injury Clinic   –  ITM Napier  –  Vision Homes  –  Devine Physiotherapy
Alexander Electric  –  Bay Mazda Napier  –  Create  –  Dave Argent: Greenstone Insurance  –  Lattey Group  –   Nelson Signs  –   Online Auto’s  –
Pak n Save Tamatea   –  Alexander Construction   –   Roguehop  –   Shed 2  –   Vision Homes  –  Westshore Beach Inn
“Play Napier Marist Football in 2024
Remember New Players Always Welcome”




Patron: Mr Lawrence Willis

President: Mr Dave Herrick

Vice Presidents: G. O’Shaughnessy, D. Pearson, D. Bovey, J. Williams, G. Rogers, P. Nixon, B Reilly, A Burrows & B. Pollock.

Secretary: Andrew Frame

Auditor: John McCorkindale        Treasurer: James McCorkindale

Chairman: Del Whyte

Committee: Del Whyte, Glen Walklin, Daniel Whyte, Stuart Lindsay, Scott Morgan, Cameron Todd.

For all Cricket Info please contact:
– Secretary – Andrew Frame   –   021 102 4990      or     Del Whyte – 021 705 030

This  Weeks Poser – Who is Central Districts Umpire of the Year  ?

Last  Weeks Poser –  Who is the President of NZ Cricket ?      Answer –  Lesley Murdoch

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the
2024-25 Season

Contacts: Club Chairman: Craig Smith.  Secretary: Abby Whitley – 027 8450 735
Club Contact: Dianne de Lautour – 027 240 3235
“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the 2023-24 season”



The Leprauchan Comments

A woman and a man driver are involved in a horrific collision, but amazingly both escape completely unhurt
– though their cars are written off.
As they crawl out of the wreckage, the man sees the woman is blonde and strikingly beautiful.

Then the woman turns to the man and gushes breathily: ‘That’s incredible – both our cars are demolished but we’re fine.
It must be a sign from God that we are meant to be together!’

Sensing a promise, the man stammers back, ‘Oh yes, I agree with you completely!’

The woman goes on, ‘And look, though my car was destroyed, this bottle of wine survived intact, too!
It must be another sign. Let’s drink to our love!’

‘Well, OK!’ says the man, going with the moment. She offers him the bottle, so he downs half of it and hands it back.

‘Your turn,’ says the man.

‘No, thanks,’ says the woman, ‘I think I’ll just wait for the police.’


Reilly is walking through a graveyard when he comes across a headstone with the inscription “Here lies a politician and an honest man.”
‘Faith now,’ exclaims Reilly, ‘I wonder how they got the two of them in one grave.’.


A Belfast man was ashamed of his accent, and decided to go to elocution lessons in London.
Three years later he was speaking perfect BBC English, and he decided to return home and celebrate with a drink.
He caught the Shuttle to Belfast, got a taxi into the city and walked into the first establishment he came to.
‘I say, old chap,’ he said to the proprietor, ‘perhaps you could furnish me with a large gin and tonic and one of your finest Havana cigars.’
‘You’re from around these parts, aren’t you?’ said the proprietor.
‘Good grief,’ said the stunned Belfast man. ‘How did you know that?’
‘Well, you see,’ said the proprietor, ‘this is a butcher’s.’


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