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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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    News CMCA Rep team for South Canterbury fixture
    Created on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 09:41
    The following 12 players have been named to represent the Christchurch Metro Cricket Senior A Rep team, to play South Canterbury in Timaru on Sunday 27th November Grant Stewart - Heathcote Dan Vann - Sumner Stewart Van Zanten - Lancaster Park Addington James Carr - Merivale P...

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At the Christchurch Metropolitan Cricket Association AGM on Tuesday 13 October, seven new Life Members were inducted into the Association for outstanding service to grass roots cricket in Christchurch.

Life membership is a special honour bestowed on a few individuals who have committed a lengthy contribution to the game and there is no doubt that the seven who were honoured this week, have achieved that requirement, racking up over 300 years of combined service to local cricket.

The names of Heather Steele, Gary Saunders, Alan Jamieson, John Grocott, Mike Johnston, Derek Burrell and John Thompson have now formed an exclusive group.

Heather Steele joined the Christchurch Suburban Cricket Association as publicity officer during the 1980’s and went on to serve the Association for 30 years holding positions of secretary, executive officer and treasurer.  She is also a Life member of the Suburban Association and is still actively involved with the Sumner Cricket Club and Canterbury Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association.

Alan Jamieson joined the St Albans Cricket Club as a player during the 1960’s.  He soon joined the committee, becoming Club Captain in 1973 and President in 1980, a position he still holds today.  Alan was a member of the Women’s Cricket Advisory Group for 15 years, is a Life member of his club, and an Honorary Cricket Member of Canterbury Cricket.

John Grocott joined East Christchurch Shirley as a player in 1956 and played for the senior team until 1978.  In 1959 he pioneered the Saturday morning East Christchurch Shirley junior programme, which he continued until 1971.  He obtained his Level 2 coaching certificate in 1968 and continued working with club juniors in the Have-A-Go until recent seasons.  He was a selector for Canterbury Plunkett Shield, Rothmans and Brabin Shield teams during the 1970’s and he won the Sir Jack Newman award for services to junior cricket in New Zealand in 2009-10.

Mike Johnston joined the staff at St Andrew’s College 15 years ago and took the role of 1st XI Coach and Director of Cricket.  During this time he has grown the number of cricketers at the College and maintained St Andrew’s Cricket as one of Christchurch’s top cricketing schools.  He has also coached a large number of Christchurch Metro rep teams and has been an influential mentor to hundreds of young cricketers.  He has also coached a number of Canterbury underage teams.

Derek Burrell joined the Sydenham Cricket club in the early 1970’s before moving to New Brighton in 1980.  He played for the Senior A team for over 20 years.  For 11 seasons he captained the Suburban Representative team, and when he finished playing, he became a representative selector.  He has held a number of positions on the New Brighton committee and he is still an active member of the club today.

John Thompson joined West Christchurch University in 1958 as a player, and continued playing until the 1990’s.  In the 1960’s he was appointed to the Hagley Park Grounds Committee and his passion for turf management has remained strong, being head groundsman at Burnside Park for a number of seasons; he is still involved in an advisory capacity.  In 1972 West Christchurch University joined Burnside to form Burnside West Christchurch University.  John was on the committee for forty years and served in all senior posts.  He is a Life member of Burnside West and Canterbury Cricket.

Gary Saunders joined the High School Old Boys Club in 1966, playing a number of years in the Premier Grade, before stints away in Wellington and Nelson before starting with 1988 Merivale Papanui.  He played the next 17 in the Senior A grade, being one of the best performed bowlers in the grade during this period.  Gary joined the committee in 1994 and served in several senior positions including Secretary and President.  He won the Peter Russell Trophy for service to Suburban Cricket in 2009-10, serving as President of the association from 2006-2012.  He was also the driving force behind the centenary celebrations for the CSCA in 2005 and is a Life member of Merivale Papanui.

 

These seven join Roger Georgieff as Life Members of Christchurch Metro Cricket.

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CMCA Life Members (Left to Right)

Roger Georgieff, Heather Steele, Derek Burrell, John Grocott, Gary Saunders,
Mike Johnston, Alan Jamieson, John Thompson