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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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White Ferns contracted players announced

A strong blend of youth and experience makes up the first contracted list of ten White Ferns players for the season between 1 August 2014 and 31 July 2015.

Senior players such as captain Suzie Bates, Sara McGlashan and Rachel Priest all received contracts, while also rewarding strong performances from last season’s international newcomers Holly Huddleston, Hayley Jensen and Felicity Leydon-Davis.

Contracted White Ferns for 2014-15 season

Suzie Bates (Otago Volts)
Samantha Curtis (Auckland Hearts)
Sophie Devine (Wellington Blaze)
Holly Huddleston (Auckland Hearts)
Hayley Jensen (Canterbury Magicians)
Felicity Leydon-Davis (Northern Spirit)
Sara McGlashan (Auckland Hearts)
Morna Nielsen (Northern Spirit)
Katie Perkins (Auckland Hearts)
Rachel Priest (Wellington Blaze)

The contracts come under the terms of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and the New Zealand Cricket Players Association (NZCPA).

It will be the first occasion a group of New Zealand women’s players have been retained on annual contracts for playing cricket, having previously been only paid assembly fees when training and playing for the White Ferns.

White Ferns Coach Hamish Barton was pleased with the balance they’d struck.

“This group of players are expected to form the core of our team over the next 12 months and likely play a key role in how successful we are during this time,” says Barton.

“Young players like Felicity Leydon-Davis and Hayley Jensen really took their opportunities during the summer and we’re excited about their ongoing development. That’s balanced out by more experienced players like Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine, so there’s a good mix in there.”

“It’s a busy upcoming summer for us and I know that both myself and the team are incredibly excited about the opportunities in front of us, beginning with our tour of the West Indies in September.”

Veteran all-rounder Nicola Browne opted out of consideration, as her current job with the Hamilton City Council may mean she isn’t available for every tour.

“Nicola is really keen to stay involved, but also has a number of exciting things going on outside of cricket and we understand that. She’s a valued member of the side and we’ll be working closely with her.”