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  • News CMCA Side named for Mid Canterbury fixture
    Created on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 09:06
    The following 12 players have been named for the CMCA Senior A Fixture against Mid Canterbury on Sunday 26 February at Halswell Domain Matt House Rory Hawes Michael Newton vesty James Carr Charles Grey James Rennie Mitch Dimond James Pearson  Ben Cochrane  Nic...

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    News Super Boom Teams Named
    Created on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 11:20
    Teams have been named for the 2017 Year 9/10 Super Boom cricket festival being run on 26 February, 5 March and 12 March. All games are to be played at Christchurch Boys’ High School grounds, on artificial pitches so please wear sports shoes rather than cricket spikes. There will...

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    News Senior A Team for Country Fixture
    Created on Wednesday, 25 January 2017 08:50
    The following players have been named to represent Christchurch Metro Senior A in the fixture against Canterbury Country on Sunday 29 January at Heathcote Domain.  It is a 50 over match starting at 11am. Matt House - Heathcote Rory Hawes - Merivale Papanui Jame Carr - Mer...

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    News Future Magicians Results
    Created on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 09:03
    Results from the Future Magicians fixtures 1st T20 - Christchurch Metro 110/1 Abby Gerken 34* Casey Liddington 29* Lost to Districts 111/0 Emma Kench 36* Missy Banks 60* 2nd T20 - Districts 128/3 Emma Kench 65* Ash Mortimer 18* beat Christchurch Metro 85/8 Jodie Dean 23 Missy ...

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    News Future Magicians Tournament
    Created on Thursday, 19 January 2017 10:10
    The following players have been named by Christchurch Metro Cricket for the Future Magicians Tournament to be played 23 and 24 January in Rangiora. Sarah Asmussen Jodie Dean Abby Gerken Tatiana Gibbs Sophie Gray Gemma Hickson Casey Liddington Fanchea Molony Grace Moore ...

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    News Metro Clubs Blast into Twenty20
    Created on Friday, 13 January 2017 13:47
      This weekend will see the morning grade Christchurch Metro Cricket teams blast into the re-vamped Twenty20 competition, which will culminate with finals day on Waitangi day for all three divisions. Six hubs around Christchurch will host 36 teams across three divisions. ...

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    News Junior Magicians Tournament Results
    Created on Monday, 19 December 2016 14:42
    Day 1 - 40 overs Combined Districts 94/10 (B Longdin 14, J Dean 3/5, B Washington 2/13, C Liddington 2/1) lost to Christchurch Metro 97/3 (A Gerken 30*, J Dean 16*) CJCA Red v CJCA Black not played Day 2 - T20 CJCA Red 77/2 (L Murray 21*, G Edge 21*) lost to Christchurch Metr...

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    News Women's Cricket Extravaganza
    Created on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 15:31
    Christchurch Metro Cricket and the Canterbury Cricket Association are now calling for entries to Secondary School and Adult mid-week social women's cricket to be played for six weeks in February and March.  Games will be played on artificial pitches at Hagley Park grounds fr...

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    News CMCA Rep team for South Canterbury fixture
    Created on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 09:41
    The following 12 players have been named to represent the Christchurch Metro Cricket Senior A Rep team, to play South Canterbury in Timaru on Sunday 27th November Grant Stewart - Heathcote Dan Vann - Sumner Stewart Van Zanten - Lancaster Park Addington James Carr - Merivale P...

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CMCA Crest no shadow

Post-Christmas is a time for the batsmen to shine

This round of the Metro Premier Two-Day competition was a round for the batsmen to come out and play and this they did in spades!

Darren Broom’s 60 not out looked a race-course certainty to claim the carwash voucher with a skilful innings on a very difficult and damp batting surface at Sydenham Park; that is, until Sydenham’s Simon Keen defied the awkward pitch. At tea, Sydenham were 133/6 with Simon on 97 not out! He left the scene with 169 runs next to his name scored off 129 balls including 18 boundaries and five sixes. He continued this batting dominance in the second innings with a breezy 43 off 31 balls including six boundaries and one six. Simon’s outstanding dual performance with the bat ensured his team registered their first outright win of the season …. and another visit to an Espresso Carwash.

At the same time similar batting carnage was occurring across the city when Burnside West’s Sam Noster bestrode the batting crease at Elmwood Park. He was at his brilliant best as he cut, hooked and drove his way to his first club century for some time. He peppered the back gardens of the residents of St Andrew’s Square with five towering sixes and 15 boundaries as he charged to 138, and a richly-deserved Espresso Carwash voucher.

Travel east to Garrick Park and you would have seen an innings of real maturity from Park’s leading batsman in Keryn Ambler as he guided his team to a dominant position (201/5) against Riccarton (117) at the end of Day one. With Park losing four early wickets, Keryn found an able lieutenant in Dean van Deventer (50) and they set about consolidating their position in the match. Another Ambler century (107) ensured another Espresso Carwash award.

A fourth significant batting performance that would determine the outcome of a Premier match was seen at Ilam 3. Despite the short boundaries at this picturesque ground, most batsmen were unsure on a slow and holding surface. An inexperinced Dan Sharples came to the wicket with his St Albans’ team in tatters at 30/5. He found batting support in his side’s tail as he consolidated, then flourished, in a mature innings that yielded 85 not out, a team total of 241, and an Espresso Carwash award as Player of the Match.