Three new Life members were inaugurated at the 4th Christchurch Metro Cricket Annual General Meeting on October 12th.

Each person has made a massive contribution to cricket within their chose field.  You only need to look at each list of achievements to understand what they have done for the game.  Awards were presented by CMCA President, Alecl Astle.

Bernie Hamilton

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Umpired local club cricket since 1989 at premier and Senior A level
Life Member of CCUSCA
President x 3 terms, the only person to have served three different terms as President
He has served as Secretary of the association for countless years
Training Officer responsible for upskilling current umpires and training new ones

Tim Murdoch

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Played for St Bedes 1st XI from 1971-73
Played for Riccarton CC 1974-2008, seniors from 1974-1990
Played for Sydenham Presidents from 2010-16
Represented Canterbury schoolboys, Canterbury Under 20, Under 23 and Canterbury A
Member of the Riccarton committee since 1974
Treasurer from 1974-80, 1984-87, 2000-2016
Secretary 2003-2016
Life member of Riccarton in 2004
Worked for NZ Cricket 1987-2012 as cricket operations manager

Tournament director for womens world cup in 2000 and Under 19 world cups in 2002 and 2010


Lesley Murdoch 





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Played for Canterbury at 19 year's old
Played 1975-1991: 78 matches; captain
Selected for NZ in 1979
Played until 1990.
Captain from 1986
Two World Cups: 1981-82 and 1988-89
Appointed NZ selector 1990s until 2000; won World Cup
On NZ Cricket Board
Coaches at Riccarton at junior level including bringing through girls' team in last 6 years
NZ Cricket Board
NZ Hockey Board
currently Board of Netball NZ
2014 received IOC award for Women in Sport (acknowledges outstanding work in providing support and encouragement to women and girls at all levels of sport
Awarded MBE in 1986 and ONZM in 2016
since 2008 a trustee on NZCT providing funding to community organisations including sport