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  • News CMCA Awards 2016/17
    Created on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 10:11
    Christchurch Metro Cricket have held their 2016/17 Awards evening, recognising volunteer contribution, team winners and individual award winners across all grades. The major winners for the night were Ben McCord of Lancaster Park, who claimed the men's Club Cricketer of the Year...

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    News Fulton Pulls stumps on outstanding career
    Created on Tuesday, 04 April 2017 14:59
    Fulton pulls stumps on outstanding career  Peter Fulton has officially announced his retirement from first class cricket.  Fulton made his Canterbury first class debut in the last match of the 2000-01 summer and has been the cornerstone of Canterbury Cricket teams sin...

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    News St Bedes Colts off to NZCT Nationals
    Created on Friday, 24 March 2017 15:18
    After beating Christchurch Boys High School in a closely fought final of the regional tournament held last month, the St Bede’s College Colts Cricket Team’s reward is an invitation to the NZCT Junior Secondary School Boys National Competition, to be held in Palmerston North durin...

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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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CMCA Crest no shadow

Dusty days, dirty cars

Another round of outstanding performances in Premier club cricket produced four worthy winners in the Espresso Carwash awards.

St Albans’ Greg Dawson (114no) made it back-to-back hundreds, and Espresso Carwash awards, with a dominant batting display against Lancaster Park Woolston. Conditions were excellent for batting at Garrick Park and Greg and James O’Gorman (50no) swept their team to a declaration at 224/2 in an effort to set up a thrilling finish as Park looked to chase down 272. Despite their forthright effort, Park, through the doughty rearguard batting deeds of manager, Luke Hayward, kept Saints at bay.

 

Tom Meyrick almost spun his Marist Harewood side to victory at Redwood where he extracted considerable spin to mesmerize Sydenham on a wearing pitch. After taking 2 for 13 in the first innings, Tom showed the true worth of a left-armer against an opponent who is looking to chase down a fourth innings’ total in search of outright victory. His reward for his 20 overs and 4 maidens were an excellent 6 for 48….. and a Player of the Match Espresso carwash.

Burwood Oval witnessed a finish full of tension as Burnside West clawed their way to an unlikely outright victory. Needing just 162 to win, the boys from the west had collapsed to be 84/6 before Micah Campbell set about securing his team victory with an innings full of character. His 43no in 41 balls formed an unlikely alliance with tailender Scott Inglis (17no) as they scored an undefeated 51 runs to secure victory. Micah’s heroics confirmed an excellent all-round match for him (20no in the first innings and 3 for 53 and 1 for 17 at the bowling crease) and a deserved Espresso Carwash award.

Another outstanding all-rounder’s performance occurred at Upper Riccarton Domain with Matt McEwan dominating the picturesque ground. Matt’s quick-fire batting (42) helped Old Boys Collegians to a formidable total but his real impact came at the bowling crease. In Riccarton’s first innings, he produced 13 rapid overs to end with 4 for 46. But it was in the second innings that Matt displayed his aggression and stamina as he and Tom Johnston (5 for 19) routed a hapless opponent for 84. They bowled unchanged to dismiss Riccarton in 31.5 overs and Matt was rewarded with 5 for 49 and an Espresso carwash award..