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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
    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 23-Oct Only Premier Men play on Labour Monday ...

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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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    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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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.