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 and a place in the Team of the year and Carolyn Esterhuizen from Sydenham who took out the female Club Cricketer of the Year and shared the bowling award with team mate Jenna Waghorn.

Liam Bartholomeusz of Riccarton claimed the Canterbury Glass men's batting prize while Canterbury Magicians and Lancaster Park East Shirley stalwart Frances Mackay claimed the female equivilent.  Matt Farrant of Burnside West claimed the Canterbury Glass Premier bowling award.  

Laura Hughes of Lancaster Park East Shirley and Brad Gordon of Riccarton claimed the respective wicket keeping honours for premier women and men.

Matt House of Heathcote claimed the Prinatable Senior A batting award, Ben Cochrane of Lancaster Park Addington the Printable Senior A bowling award for the second straight year and Mike Mccardle of Halswell the prinatable Senior A keeping award.

A number of volunteers were recognised for their efforts, the main award going to Alan Jamieson of St Albans who is standing down as President of the Club after 40 years.  Emma Scarf of Sydenham was recognised for her contribution to womens cricket while Heidi Newsome of Heathcote was recognised as an up and coming administrator.   

Here is a full list of winners:

Peter Russell trophy for outstanding contribution to Senior A Club Cricket:
James Carr – Merivale Papanui


The Souter Trophy for Club Groundsman of the Year
Chris Lewis – Elmwood, Upper Riccarton and CBHS

Brian Adams Trophy which recognises a committee person who is in the early years of his/her work for their club.

Heidi Newsome - Heathcote


The Ana Rouse Cup for Services to Women’s Cricket - 
Emma Scarf - Sydenham

Umpires Trophy is for the Most improved umpire as voted by Premier captains (minimum 10 playing days)
Anvesh Achanta

The R.W Conway Cup – awarded to the most consistent umpire as voted by Premier Grade captains (minimum 10 playing days)
Eugene Sanders


Walter Hadlee Trophy which acknowledges player behaviour, attitude towards the Spirit of the Game, dress and punctuality in the Premier Grade as voted by the Umpires
Lancaster Park


Umpires Trophy, for the Senior A team who shows the best attitude towards the Spirit of the Game, dress and punctuality as voted by the Umpires


Peter Sharp Trophy for Club Administrator of the Year
Alan Jamieson

The Espresso Car Wash Presidents Top 4
Merivale Papanui Identity Signs and East Christchurch Shirley Blue


Espresso Car Wash Presidents Grade Championship
East Shirley Gold and Merivale Papanui Identity Signs


The Graham Frampton Memorial Challenge Cup
St Albans

The 4B Championship and Trophy
Richmond Gold

The 4A Championship and Trophy


The 3D Championship
Sydenham Cardinals


The 3C Championship
East Christchurch Shirley Firebirds


The 3b Championship


The 3B Trophy
East Christchurch Shirley Kings Punjab XI


The 3A Championship
Marist Harewood


Cavaliers Twenty20 Grade Section three Championship
East Shirley Sheas


Cavaliers Twenty20 Grade Section two Championship
Halswell Vets


Cavaliers Twenty20 Grade Section two Trophy
Riccarton Hogs


Cavaliers Twenty20 Grade Section One Championship
Burnside West Dubai Diamond Traders and Old Boys Collegians Super Colds


Chairman’s Cup


Division Two women
Burnside West


Phyl Blackler series One Day
Old Boys Collegians


Phyl Blackler Top 4
Merivale Papanui


Phyl Blackler Twenty
St Albans


Social Women’s Twenty20
Sydenham Stars


The Kirsty Bond Series
Old Boys Collegians

2C, Graham Dowling Series

2C One Day


2C Two-day
Lancaster Park


Graham Dowling Series Red
Lancaster Park


Graham Dowling Series Black


2A One Day


2B two day
Burnside West


2A 2 day
St Albans


Carter Consultants Premier Womens T20
Lancaster Park East Shirley


Carter Consultants Premier Grade Women – One-day
Lancaster Park East Shirley


Barry Hadlee Series Twenty20
St Albans Cobras


Nathan Astle Series T20


Dick Motz series T20  


Printable Senior A Challenge Trophy
Merivale Papanui


Skilton Trophy for Printable Senior A One Day

Ken Haworth Trophy for Printable Senior A Two Day

Canterbury Glass Premier Men Challenge Trophy
Old Boys Collegians


Canterbury Glass Premier Men – One-day Competition
Old Boys Collegians


Canterbury Glass Premier Men – Two Day Competition
Old Boys Collegians


Melhuish Sheild
2C and Premier Women from Lancaster Park


Petersen Shield – For overall Premier club excellence


John Cowens Award - Awarded to the under 20 batsman in Men’s Club Cricket who scored the most runs in the Premier 2-day, 1-day and Twenty20 competitions for his club:
Alistair Burnett - Lancaster Park

John Cowens Award - Awarded to the under 20 bowler in Men’s Club Cricket who took the most wickets in the Premier 2-day, 1-day and Twenty20 competitions for his club:
Connor Marshall - Lancaster Park


Senior A Most promising Batsman selected by the Senior A Rep selection panel –
Brett Taylor - Sumner


Senior A Most promising Bowler selected by the Senior A Rep selection panel –
Sam Gillespie – Merivale Papanui

Sportsmanship Trophy for Batting
Cam Hawkins Burnside West and Greg Dawson St Albans

Sportsmanship Trophy for Bowling
Ben McCord – Lancaster Park and Matt Farrant – Burnside West


Centenary Cup for Wicket keeping dismissals in Printable Senior A One and two day,
Mike McCardle - Halswell

Chattle Hayes Cup for most Premier Wicket Keeping Dismissals
Brad Gordon - Riccarton

Zena Hocking Cup Womens Premier wicket keeping 1 day competition
Laura Hughes - Lancaster Park East Shirley


Felton Trophy - Awarded to the player taking the Most Wickets Women’s in Premier Grade one day competitions.
Carolyn Esterhuizen and Jenna Waghorn – Both Sydenham


Bowling Trophy for Senior A – Awarded to the bowler taking the most wickets in the Senior A One day and Two day competitions.
Ben Cochrane - Lancaster Park Addington


Stephen Lester Memorial Trophy - Awarded to the bowler taking the most wickets in the Men’s Premier Grade 2-day Trophy and1 day Cup competitions:
Matt Farrant - Burnside West

Stead Rose Bowl - Awarded to the player scoring the most runs in Women’s Premier Grade one day competition
Frances Mackay - Lancaster Park East Shirley 

Diamond Jubilee Trophy awarded for player with the most runs in Senior A one and two day. 
Matt House - Heathcote

Roger Blunt Memorial Trophy - Awarded to the player scoring the most runs in the Men’s Premier Grade 2-day Trophy and 1 day cup:
Liam Bartholomeusz - Riccarton

Jean Ruddenklau Trophy - This award goes to a player who has shown consistency in both Women’s club and representative cricket:
Frances Mackay - Lancaster Park East Shirley

The D N Stokes Trophy for the Senior A Representative most outstanding performance in a rep match
Mitch Dimond - Merivale Papanui

Women’s Club Cricket Player of the Year
Carolyn Esterhuizen - Sydenham


Men’s Club Cricket Player of the Year:
Ben McCord Lancaster Park


Canterbury Glass premier Men Team of the Year


Joel Abraham – Old Boys Collegians

Liam Bartholomeusz – Riccarton

Greg Dawson – St Albans

Matt Farrant – Burnside West

Mitch Gardner – Sydenham

Brad Gordon – Riccarton

Scott Inglis – Burnside West

Ben McCord – Lancaster Park

Ben Rapson – Riccarton

Theo van Woerkom – Lancaster Park

David Wakefield – Old Boys Collegians

Ryan Wallace – Sydenham 

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 since then. 

The 38-year-old has just completed his 16th full season of first class cricket and has racked up a number of Canterbury records in that time.

• Most capped first class cricketer – 121
• Most first class runs – 8719
• Most first class catches – 128
• Most first class matches as captain – 66

Fulton said that there has been mounting speculation about his retirement but he wanted to wait until the end of the season before making his decision. “From making my debut, I never would have thought I would play this many times and achieve these records for Canterbury. At that stage, I was just stoked to play one. When I was growing up I had dreams of playing for Canterbury and New Zealand, but when I was younger I didn't think I was going to do it.  I am very proud to have played that many games and experienced so much success with different Canterbury teams throughout my career." Gary Stead, Fulton’s coach and Director of Cricket at Canterbury Cricket, stated that Fulton will be “remembered as one of Canterbury’s great players.”  Pete’s numbers speak for themselves. The thing we will miss most about Pete is his calming influence and mentorship in the dressing room and his clarity of thought when the pressure is on”. 

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 during the week of 27 to 31 March.

St Bede’s College Colts XI will be joined by another team from the lower South Island region, as well as the winners of the four North Island regions.  This year the national tournament will again be hosted by New Zealand Cricket, being staged at Fitzherbert Park and Manawaroa Park in Palmerston North; with the playing format consisting of five 40-over matches on a round-robin basis.  The team that records the most wins over the course of the week will take home the coveted NZCT National Trophy.

We will have score updates on how the team is going next week on the CMCA Facebook Page.

2017 Tournament Squad for the NZCT Top Six Boys Nationals:

George Baker, Matt Boyle, Walter Brown, Elliott Caddick, Nepia Crowe (VC), Mason Cumming, Nate Johanson, Sam Kreft, Sam Lawry, James McSweeney (C), George Methven, Sam Sandford, Riley Stirling, Rueben Stoffers, Coach - Ben McCord