|Full name||Carl Cachopa|
17 May 1986 |
Bloemfontein, Orange Free State,
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Relations||Brad Cachopa (brother)
Craig Cachopa (brother)
|Domestic team information|
Source: CricketArchive, 17 November 2014
Carl Cachopa (born 17 May 1986) is a New Zealand cricketer who plays domestically for Auckland (and previously also for Central Districts). He was born in Bloemfontein, in what is now South Africa's Free State province, and represented the Free State cricket team at under-15 level. His family emigrated to New Zealand in 2002, and he and two younger brothers, Brad (born 1988) and Craig Cachopa (born 1992), have each since played first-class cricket in New Zealand. A right-handed batsman who also bowls occasional right-arm medium pace, Carl Cachopa debuted for the Auckland under-19s at the age of 16, during the 2002–03 National Under-19 Tournament, and made his senior debut late in the 2004–05 season of the State Championship, aged 18. The following season, when the West Indies toured, he was used as a substitute fielder during the first Test, and took a catch off the bowling of Shane Bond to dismiss Brian Lara.
After the 2006–07 season, Cachopa left New Zealand to play grade cricket in South Australia, which precipitated a single appearance for the state's second XI in the Cricket Australia Cup. He returned to New Zealand for the 2010–11 season, signing with Central Districts. Good form during the 2012–13 Plunket Shield season, including a career-high 179 not out against Auckland, led to Cachopa's selection for New Zealand A on a tour of India in August and September 2013, which included matches against India A and Sri Lanka A. Cachopa returned to Auckland for the 2014–15 season, and will play alongside his younger brother, Brad, a wicket-keeper who switched from Canterbury.
- Miscellaneous matches played by Carl Cachopa (41) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- David Leggat (30 November 2012). "Cachopa reaping rewards after difficult start" – New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- First-class matches played by Carl Cachopa (47) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- George Binoy (10 March 2006). "West Indies hit back with crucial wickets" – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- Anendra Singh (6 November 2012). "Cachopa just keeps on keeping on" – New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- – (25 July 2014). Nicol, Broom and Nethula switch teams – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2014.