Originally from Christchurch, Cridge received a strong rugby schooling at Christchurch Boys' High School before heading north to link up with the Hawke's Bay Magpies in 2013.
He was also a member of the New Zealand Under 20 team in 2014. While his provincial experience may be less than some of his teammates, Cridge has been identified as a promising talent with a big future.
Unfortunately injury ended his 2018 season before it started.
Cridge has also had a frustrating start to the 2019 season with injuries again proving problematic.