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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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Opener Michael Davidson came tantalisingly close to the first century of the Christchurch Metro premier grade season as champions Lancaster Park Woolston launched their title defence.

Davidson scored 97 at Garrick Park on Saturday before he was trapped leg before by Canterbury bowler Todd Astle on the first day of LPW's match with Old Boys Collegians. 

The left-hander struck eight fours in his 163-ball innings and put on 43 for the first wicket with Canterbury Kings Twenty-20 skipper Ronnie Hira, who made 25.

But no-one else managed more than Ryan McCone's 20 and LPW mustered only another 34 runs for the final four wickets after Davidson's dismissal to reach 206 off 59 overs.

Astle was the best of the Old Boys Collegians bowlers with four wickets for 60 off 17 overs, but Ben Brady also chipped in with three for 40.

Old Boys Collegians reached 142 for three wickets at stumps with Astle unbeaten on 57 and Hamish Walsh 34 not out.

McCone led the LPW attack with two wickets for 38 off 12 overs.

Fraser Sheat impressed with bat and ball for Marist Harewood against Burnside West University at Redwood Park.

He top-scored with 47 in Marist Harewood's paltry innings of 133 off 59.1 overs and then took three wickets  for 13 runs as BWU were bundled out for 84 after 31.2 overs. But Will Otte went one better with the ball, snaring three for 12 off seven overs. 

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BWU's Blake Coburn took four wickets for 32 in Marist Harewood's first innings. 

The home side were 24 for two at stumps in their second dig for an overall lead of 73.

It was another low scoring affair at Burwood Park where East Christchurch Shirley could only manage 129 off 40.3 overs before bowling rivals Riccarton out for 144 off 43.2.

Wicketkeeper Nick Johnston top scored for Easts with 42 at seven in the order  and Hamish Teale chimed in with 30 as Riccarton spinner Cole McConchie grabbed four wickets for 17 runs off 6.3 overs, including trapping Teale lbw.

Liam Bartholomeusz led Riccarton's innings with 36 in his first game since switching from Canterbury Country cricket. Easts' left-armer Nathan McNicol ripped through the Riccarton batting with the season's first five-wicket bag (5 for 25) off 17 overs.

Easts were 41 for 1 at stumps in their second innings with Canterbury batsman Leo Carter 41no.

Scottish import Dylan Budge showed no signs of jetlag after arriving in Christchurch the day before game to bolster the St Albans batting lineup. The Scot scored a valuable 43 as St Albans posted the highest runs tally of opening day at Sydenham Park.

They reached 247 for eight off 60 overs with Ben Langrope top scoring with an unbeaten 63 and Robbie Polson 55. That pair put on 107 runs for the fifth wicket before Polson was run out.

The Sydenham bowlers suffered during Saints' onslaughts, although Mitchell Gardner bagged three wickets and veteran ex-Black Cap Chris Harris and Tom Agnew both took two.

Harris was 28 not out as Sydenham reached 165 for the loss of four wickets following 53 by opener Finn Loader.

 - Stuff