ECB Softball teams have practice and games at Rosedale Park located at: 
Jack Hinton Drive
Albany, Auckland 0632 

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Rain Out/Cancellations - In the event of bad weather and potential game disruption the NHSA rainout procedure is as follows: 

  • Friday Night Games: NHSA will make a call at 4:00pm on whether games go ahead. 
    • Clubs will be notified, ECB will contact coaches/managers informed.
    • We will also post on the ECB Softball facebook page.
    • If you hear nothing games are on.
  • Saturday: NHSA will make a call at 7:00am for junior games at 8.30am, 9.30am for all games at 11am and a call will be made at 11:30pm for all Senior Games. 
    • Clubs will be notified at these times, ECB will contact coaches/managers informed.
    • We will also post on the ECB Softball facebook page.
    • If you hear nothing games are on.
  • If games have not cancelled and the weather turns please note that once games have started the umpire control the game and it is their call with discussion with team coaches to stop a game and re-schedule due to game being unsafe. The NH office must be notified straight aft the game has to be re-scheduled and has not reached the minimum number of inners required.  Please notify 


Umpiring Duties – ALL Grades will need to umpire themselves if there is no “Official Umpire” appointed. If this is the case the first named on the draw is to do this. If Officials are available for your games, they will be made to the draw on each Thursday Night.

No Metal Cleats – The council have advised that NO METAL CLEATS are to be worn on the Grass diamonds due to the AstroTurf inserts that have been put in place (Rubbers are allowed). ALL sporting grounds managed by Auckland Council with AstroTurf have this rule. Anyone found wearing METAL CLEATS will incur a FINE of $50, this will be charged to the Club. Each Club will get a 1 Strike warning, then be fined from thereon. 

Training at Rosedale - Diamonds at Rosedale are booked midweek and weekend for training.  If you wish to train privately please be mindful of those teams that have booked space for training. 

Public Holiday’s – There will be NO play on Labour Weekend, Auckland Anniversary Weekend or Waitangi Weekend (This will include any play that would have been on the Monday’s of these holiday weekends).

Liquor License Laws - You cannot bring your own alcohol to training or to Rosedale Park. This is being closely monitored by the Police and Liquor Licensing Authority.  There will be no drinking of alcohol on the diamonds.  You can purchase alcohol from the Club bar, however this can only be drunk in the designated area. 

Default - Teams who default will be charged $200 from North Harbour Softball – this will be reinforced.  It is important if you are unable to play that you let your team manager so they can ensure you have enough players on the day.