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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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Last round for Espresso Carwash

The last round has been completed and the bats and pads have been stored away in the garage for another winter, along with numerous Espresso Carwashed cars; now only five cars await their Espresso carwash.

In an unusual move, two people have won the award from the St Albans-Riccarton match such was this performance. Veteran left armer Michael Davidson and rookie right arm quick Kyle Jamieson combined to produce the bowling performance of the Metro club season for St Albans. In tandem, they cut a swathe through the hapless batting line-up to have their former Hagley neighbours packing their kit for a paltry 17 runs!

Make no mistake; this was a performance about outstanding pace bowling and not frivolous batting. Not one batsman threw away his wicket; pace, accuracy and swing combined to unravel the batsmen. From the Riccarton opener shouldering arms to a desperate parry to gully by the number 11, the St Albans duo was unrelenting. Davidson completed a fine Two-day competition by taking 6 for 10 while his youthful lieutenant snared 4 for 7. This was truly a worthy performance for sharing the Espresso Carwash award.

In the Marist Harewood-Old Boys Collegians match, there were a number of decent performances including Dan Thomas continuing his rich vein of bowling form to Theo van Woerkom’s spinning magic but this Espresso Carwash award goes to the resurgent form shown by Marist’s Harewood’s leading batsman in Jeff Case. His first turn at the batting crease saw his 91 allow his team to declare within range of their opposition and his brave 61 as Marist Harewood chased the runs in the second innings almost saw his team secure the outright; a fine batting double worthy of the Espresso Carwash award.

The promising Blake Coburn caught the eye at Sydenham Park as his “bowling in a blender” style allowed Burnside West to stall the advance of a bemused Sydenham as he finished with the excellent figures of 5 for 28. Blake made a further bowling contribution in the second innings with 2 for 41 as Sydenham fell short in its chase for outright victory. Well done on your Espresso Carwash award!

The final award for the season goes to Brent Findlay who powered his way to 88 not out which allowed Lancaster Park Woolston to set East Shirley an imposing fourth innings chase. In a commanding batting performance, Brent butchered the spin bowling at Burwood as he threatened the nearby neighbours when he took 24 off his final over. Having scored 32 in the first innings, Brent claimed 4 for 43 and 1 for 20 at the bowling crease in a fine all-round performance demanding of the Espresso Carwash award.
Espresso Carwash has been an excellent sponsor of Christchurch Metropolitan Cricket and Canterbury Cricket and we are proud to be a partner of them.