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  • News The Skippers Diary Book Launch
    Created on Friday, 18 August 2017 11:44
    Sir Richard Hadlee’s father, Walter, captained the New Zealand Cricket Team on the 1949 Tour of England. This was the New Zealand team that prompted the rest of the cricketing world to sit up and take notice; enjoying great success, and promoting several players to world-class st...

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    News Canterbury Cricket Vacancy
    Created on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 11:38
    Canterbury Cricket – Capability Support Manager Canterbury Cricket are passionate about supporting the volunteers and administrators that make our summer game a success. The Capability Support Manager role has been established to support volunteers within District and Sub-Associ...

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    News CMCA Golf Day 2017
    Created on Monday, 07 August 2017 10:05
    The Christchurch Metro Cricket Golf Day will be held on October 13 at the Christchurch Golf Club. It will be an Ambrose format with a Shotgun start of 12pm. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document....

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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
    Season Calendar 2017-18     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 ...

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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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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.

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