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  • News The Skippers Diary Book Launch
    Created on Friday, 18 August 2017 11:44
    Sir Richard Hadlee’s father, Walter, captained the New Zealand Cricket Team on the 1949 Tour of England. This was the New Zealand team that prompted the rest of the cricketing world to sit up and take notice; enjoying great success, and promoting several players to world-class st...

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    News Canterbury Cricket Vacancy
    Created on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 11:38
    Canterbury Cricket – Capability Support Manager Canterbury Cricket are passionate about supporting the volunteers and administrators that make our summer game a success. The Capability Support Manager role has been established to support volunteers within District and Sub-Associ...

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    News CMCA Golf Day 2017
    Created on Monday, 07 August 2017 10:05
    The Christchurch Metro Cricket Golf Day will be held on October 13 at the Christchurch Golf Club. It will be an Ambrose format with a Shotgun start of 12pm. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document....

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    News Call out for Golden Oldies 2018 volunteers...
    Created on Friday, 07 July 2017 09:19
    Nearly 1,000 volunteers are needed to help the largest multi-sport event to be held in Christchurch, the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018. Peter McDermott, Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018 event director said volunteers are at the heart of events li...

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    News Jeremy Curwin the New CEO of Canterbury Cricket...
    Created on Friday, 30 June 2017 08:09
    Jeremy Curwin has been appointed as the Chief Executive of Canterbury Cricket.  Jeremy Curwin replaces Lee Germon who has accepted a role as the General Manager of Sydney Thunder.    Canterbury Cricket Board Chairman, Ashley Taggart, said that Jeremy Curwin was a...

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    News Season Calendar 2017-18
    Created on Thursday, 29 June 2017 14:20
    Season Calendar 2017-18     Date Event 7 0ct Start of ALL Metro ADULT cricket except Div 1 and Div 2 Women 14-Oct 1st XI Youth cricket and Div 1 and Div 2 Women start 21-Oct Labour Saturday-cricket for all Adult and Youth grades ...

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    News Winter Training now open
    Created on Monday, 15 May 2017 11:54
    Christchurch Metro Cricket is delighted to offer a comprehensive Winter Training Programme for Year 9 to U19 boys in 2017.  Each session will be held out at the state-of-the-art New Zealand Cricket’s High Performance Centre, Lincoln University. The Winter Training Programme...

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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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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..