An investigation has been launched into allegations of violence during a club cricket match in Horowhenua-Kapiti on Sunday.

A match between Paraparaumu and Weraroa reportedly sparked farcical scenes, with Stuff reporting that one player repeatedly kicked an opposition player-umpire in the head, as he lay prone on the ground.

A witness told Stuff that the attack was "absolute thuggery", with the attack stemming from a decision from a Paraparaumu player-umpire, and escalating to the point that police were called.

Horowhenua-Kapiti Cricket Association CEO David O'Brien said the organisation were made aware of this incident yesterday and immediately launched an investigation into the matter.

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"We are extremely disappointed to hear of allegations of violence on our cricket grounds and simply don't condone any form of abuse," O'Brien said.

The organisation have received a New Zealand Code of Conduct report from the official umpire, and those identified in the report will now go through the formal process outlined by New Zealand Cricket.