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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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    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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New Awards
 
There will be two new awards at this year’s Metro Presentation evening on Wednesday, 16 April. These acknowledge the importance to our club game of volunteers in general and these two positions in particular.
 
The Souter Trophy for the Christchurch Metropolitan Club Groundsman of the Year
This trophy is named after the man who prepared the first pitch at Hagley Oval.  The late Dick Brittenden, doyen among New Zealand cricket writers and long-time reporter for The Press, reports “Mr Souter was the gardener for William Wood of flour mill fame. A very skilful man with lawns, Souter brought the soil by drays from the part of the park now occupied by the United Tennis Club (now renamed the Hagley Tennis Club). He also brought down turf from Dilloway’s ground (currently known as Nancy’s Corner). The turf was relaid, English grasses were sown, and history began. For a long time Souter would use nothing but a scythe on the grass. Trees were planted, wells sunk, live fences were established. The ground was ready for use in November, 1866.’
R.T.Brittenden: 100 Years of Cricket; a History of Canterbury Cricket Association 1877-1977; Papanui Press
 
The Peter Sharp Trophy for the Christchurch Metropolitan Club Administrator of the Year
This trophy is appropriate for Peter Sharp offered so much to the Christchurch and New Zealand cricket. While the Annual Report of Canterbury Cricket (2011-2012) carries an in-depth coverage of his life under Obituaries, Peter contributed as a player to first class level, as a radio commentator and as an administrator. In short, he was a Canterbury selector, an administrator on the Canterbury Cricket Association in various roles from 1967-2010, on the New Zealand Cricket Board of Control into the 2000s, was a Life Member of the Canterbury Cricket Association and winner of the Sutcliffe Medal for outstanding service to New Zealand cricket.  Whether as a wily off spin bowler or as we listened to his easy and sonorous voice on the radio air waves, Peter’s impact and vast cricketing knowledge left a considerable legacy on the Christchurch club landscape.