Thank you to all those that trialled over the past three Sundays for the two Christchurch Metro U15 teams to compete at the U15 Canterbury Regional Tournament, 19-23 December 2016 in Ashburton.  Congratulations to those that have been selected in the two sides and commiserations to those that missed out.  There was very strong competition for spots especially in the spin and all-rounder departments.  The selectors were very encouraged at the high standard. 

The teams are as follows;


Christchurch Metro Red

George Anderson

Toby Beale

Nick Cooke

Ollie Curtis

Max Hamilton

Max Heywood

Nicholas Lidstone

Josh McCarthy

Matt  Munro

Ollie O'Loughlin

Hunter Rowe

Regan Sheahan

Coach – Greg Dawson


Christchurch Metro Black

Matthew Boyle

Quinn Bungard

Ryan Entwistle

Louis  Gunn

Zach May

Theo McIntosh

Curtis Millard

Bailey Moody

Nathanael Paltridge

Angus Sidey

Charles Smith

Ian Souness

Coach - Freddie Anderson


Caleb Cottom

Tom Flavell

Duncan Kennett

Fletcher Millar


Will Prentice

The 4th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Christchurch Metro Cricket Association (CMCA) was held at the Hadlee Pavilion, Hagley Park late last week.

The highlights of the meeting included the announcement of a small surplus, the induction of three new Life Members and the selection of three Board members from an outstanding pool of nominated candidates.

Acting Chairman Ric Horsfall was pleased to announce to the members a surplus for the year of $26,000.00.  He acknowledged the support of the Canterbury Cricket Association (CCA) and a number of funding and strategic partners who had helped contribute to the result.

Rob Dixon and Fergus Smith were both re-elected to the CMCA board and a new board member, Jackie Behrnes was also elected by the members.  Jackie replaces Ashley Taggart who stood down due to his involvement with the CCA Board.  Taggart was acknowledged for his significant contribution to the Board, including holding the post of Chairperson for the last three years.

CMCA President Alec Astle was delighted to bestow Life Memberships on three individuals on behalf of the CMCA, each who have made a massive contribution to cricket for over forty years.  Bernie Hamilton from the Umpires Association was acknowledged for his outstanding work in the middle, officiating and holding a number of executive positions on the committee for more than thirty years.

Tim Murdoch was inducted for his lengthy service for the Riccarton Cricket Club where he has served on the committee for more than forty years, holding a number of senior positions during this time. 

Lesley Murdoch was acknowledged for significant contribution to cricket as a player, administrator, coach and advocate for cricket from grass roots to international level.

Hamilton, Murdoch and Murdoch now join Heather Steele, Alan Jamieson, Mike Johnston, John Grocott, Garry Saunders, Roger Georgieff and John Thompson as Life members of the Association.


Following the AGM the new Board have met and voted Ric Horsfall as the permanent Chairperson of the CMCA.

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