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AGM – Oct 14

The South Canterbury District Cricket Association will be holding our AGM on Oct 14th at 7.00pm in the Graeme Blanchard Indoor Cricket Centre Board room.

All clubs and cricket supporters are welcome.

Indoor Net Protocols for Graeme Blanchard Cricket Centre at Level 2


With people, holiday programmes, winter training and clubs starting to get into training it is important that you understand our requirements as set out by the Government of what we can or can’t allow when using the indoor training facilities.

Note it is imperative you book ahead for any training sessions as we need to allow time between “bubbles” to ensure your safety under Level 2.

Please follow rules laid out below when using Graeme Blanchard Indoor Centre for training / coaching during Level 2 Alert Status. If you don’t adhere to these rules the costs of hire will be forced up so this is in everyone’s best interest 🙂


  • Ensure previous group have all left before entry
  • Scan NZ QR code on outside door or on noticeboard on entry
  • Ideally use handwash for hands on entry.
  • All players gear to be left outside centre or in first foyer only
  • Enter via roped off area directly into nets
  • Toilets are closed (no exceptions). Please use Public toilets by Aorangi Pavilion
  • Maximum of 4 people (including batman) per net.
  • Bring own water bottle
  • Don’t share water bottles, and do not use water upstairs – stay in your downstairs bubble only!
  • No food brought inside

TRAINING, Equipment & NETS

  • Players to use own ball and not share with other bowlers.
  • Batsmen should not pick up ball to return to bowler but use bat to hit back along ground.
  • Always adhere to distancing standards (1m minimum)
  • Avoid activities, exercises and drills where players come in to contact or too close to one another
  • Avoid players handling any coaching equipment (coaches mit, flicker etc.)
  • Avoid sharing equipment (each bowler has their own ball, named with marker.
  • Clean all cricket coaching gear with an alcohol-based disinfectant between sessions
  • Don’t use saliva/spit etc for shining ball


  • Don’t gather in groups (leave immediately)
  • Put training clothes in the wash immediately on returning home
  • Shower and wash hands immediately on returning to home
  • Eat when you get home

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Job Vacancies: Coaches Required TBHS 1st & 2nd XIs

Cricket Coach

Timaru Boys’ High School Cricket Club – 1st XI Coach/es for 2020-2021

We are seeking interest from suitably experienced people to coach the 1st XI.

The 1st XI plays in the Christchurch Metro schools competition. In addition to this they play in the national NZCT Championship (formally Gillette Cup) and have several inter-school fixtures during term one.

Ideally the Coach/es will be available to take trainings, attend Saturday matches in Timaru and Christchurch and mid week NZCT and inter-school fixtures.

They will have a philosophy that will look to continue developing a promising group of young players for the future.

Successful candidates will need to work within the standards, expectations, and values of Timaru Boys’ High School.

If interested in this position please forward your details and coaching resume via email to the Director of Sport, Mr Gavin Miller

Applications for the 1st XI role close on Friday the 17th July and interviews (if required) will follow.

Timaru Boys’ High School Cricket Club – 2nd XI Coach/es for 2020/21 season

We are seeking interest from suitably experienced people to coach a 2nd XI side in the upcoming 2020/21 season.

The team will play in the 2nd Grade SCCA Men’s competitions and ideally the Coach/es will be available to participate in a player/coach role, but this is not a requirement.

Successful candidates will need to work within the standards, expectations, and values of Timaru Boys’ High School.

If interested in this position please forward your details via email to the Director of Sport, Mr Gavin Miller

Applications for the 2nd XI role close on Friday the 17th July and interviews (if required) will follow.

South Canterbury Cricket Association Awards 2019-2020 Season

Below you can find the list of cricket award winners for the 2019 – 2020 season.

Parents or players who have a photo where photos are missing, or a better or more current photo than shown are welcome to email them to and we will update.

Details about getting a photo with your trophy and other happenings will be notified when our world returns to the new normal.

Congratulations to all trophy or award winners, and hard luck to close runners-up, both teams and individuals. 

Individual Awards



Jed Mckerrow

Outstanding Club Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year (JAB Yr 7 & 8):

Jed McKerrow – Scored 449 runs last season in A Grade at an average of 74.83 and with a strike rate of 139. He scored two fifties and had a high score of 70*. He also picked up 12 wickets at an average of 18.



Liam Suddaby

Best Yr 7 Development Player at Tournament:

Liam Suddaby – scored 168 runs including a century (138*) in his three tournament matches to top the tournament table. He also picked up 3 wickets from his 6 overs at an average of 6.33



Toby Clemett

Best Player at Under 17 Tournament:

Toby Clemett was his team’s leading run scorer and scored a fifty.



Toby Clemett

This is for that all round boy, who does it all and might be a leader, or always at practice, or helps with grounds management, etc.



Hamish Caird

Outstanding South Canterbury Player at the South Island Schoolboy’s Tournament:

Hamish Caird – finished 4th best bowler from163 taking 10 wickets, but with mainly T20 matches played the best statistic is that he was the most economic bowler at the tournament going for just 2.89 runs per over from his 24 overs. He also averaged 19 with the bat when required.



Sam Guerin

Best Colts Grade Player:

Sam Guerin scored 304 runs at average of 50.67 for Geraldine and took 12 catches as they won the Colts Grade.



Ben Davenport

Best Cricketer Under 21:

Ben Davenport – represented South Canterbury, Canterbury U19, South Canterbury Emerging Players, Celtic. Scored 434 runs in senior with two half centuries and a high score of 71.



Jacob Gilkison

Outstanding South Canterbury Player at the South Island Schoolboy’s Tournament:

Jacob Gilkison – scored 145 runs to be leading batsman at the tournament with a high score of 51* and was never dismissed. He also took 4 wickets at 10.25 average to be 5th on the tournament table.



Fletcher Rhodes

Best Player Under 15 Years Tournament:

Fletcher Rhodes – Averaged 42 with the bat at the tournament from his 5 innings.



Toby Scannell

Best Player in Second Grade:

Toby Scannell – playing for Roncalli he was the leading batsman in Second Grade scoring over 400 runs at an average of 53 and including three centuries with a top score of 145.

Individual Awards – Senior Club & Representative



Dan Laming

Club Bowler of the Year:

Dan Laming – took 34 senior wickets at an average of 9.38



Glen Drake

Rep Batsman of the Year:

Glen Drake – scored 239 runs including a century and a fifty.



Dan Laming

Senior CLUB Batsman of the Year:

Dan Laming scored 568 runs at an average of 63.11 and included three centuries with a top score of 118



Glen Drake

For Player who Contributed Most on and off the field for the Senior Rep team: Chosen by Coach and Players.:

Glen Drake



Matt Brown

Rep Bowler of the Year:

Matt Brown – took 12 wickets at an average of 13.16 with a best of 5-48.



Glen Drake

For Best Single Senior Club or Representative Performance for Season:

Glen Drake 110 out of a total of 207 for South Canterbury Senior Men in Hawke Cup v Otago Country.



Danny Campbell

For the Senior Cricketer who Epitomizes the Way the Game should be Played: Decided by Umpires:

Danny Campbell – withdrew appeal and asked umpires to recall Dan Laming as he had hit the ball despite being given out lbw.

Individual Awards – Highlights



Taine Cordell-Hull

For a youth cricketer who displays an excellent attitude on and off the field for fair play, a team player who inspires the spirit of cricket and has good work ethics:

Taine Cordell-Hull – South Canterbury U17 captain, TBHS 1st XI captain, SC Emerging Players member, Groundsman. A fine young man and leader of men who has been thrust into leadership roles, often ahead of time and taken these jobs on always with a smile. Leads an inspired group of young cricketers by example and is pivotal to their growth as a group.



Karyn & Andrew Booth

To Player/Umpire/Administrator who contributes most on or off the field::

Karyn and Andrew Booth – this “cricketing couple” have been hugely influential in growing junior cricket again in Waimate. One or both of them can usually be found on Fridays at “Intro to Cricket” sessions, training nights, Saturday matches and in their spare time organizing the club matches, functions, on the committee and helping with planning. They were also roped in to look after, coach and manage a Year 7 Invitation team that was rushed into the Central South Island tournament in January and nothing was a bother. A deserving couple we hope to see for a few more years yet!




Tim Sowden


Tim Sowden – Sowdy has been a pivotal part of the Geraldine club (with help from wife Jolene) coaching or helping their JAB A Grade and Colts teams. But this season he also capped off another representative coaching stint for South Canterbury as coach of the SIPST team this time. The team finished 3rd at the tournament which was not only a great memory for the players, but reward for Tim who travels the 100km round trip to take practices. He sometimes describes himself as an old draught horse, but he has carried a good load not only for his local cricket club but for South Canterbury Cricket too and is a deserving recipient of this trophy.

[Photo: Sowdy catching a chopper over the river in December to ensure he gets to the kids rep game.]

Team Awards

  • NZ Cricket YR 7 & 8 Boys Cup – SC Tournament Winner: Waihi
  • NZ Cricket YR 7 & 8 Girls Shield – SC Tournament Winner: Craighead
  • Saturday Morning A Grade 1 Day Competition: Waihi Wizards
  • Saturday Morning B1 Grade: Celtic Saints
  • COLTS Grade: Geraldine Red
  • SECOND GRADE B: Pleasant Point Rebels       
  • SCCA Trophy Winner Senior Reserve/Second Grade A: Celtic
  • SC CRICKET SHIELD 20-20: Celtic
  • Woolworths Cup Runner Up in One Day Competition: Pleasant Point
  • TWEEDY CUP: Celtic
Celtic Second Grade Winners of T20 and One Day Trophies
Celtic Winners of Tweedy Cup
Celtic Winners of Senior T20 Shield

Important Announcement Re COVID-19

New Zealand Cricket, in conjunction with its Major and District Associations, have agreed to cancel community cricket, including clubs, schools, programmes and training, for the rest of the season. This decision follows our most recent medical advice and recognises our obligations towards the New Zealand cricket family and the wider public interest.

Based on expert advice from New Zealand Cricket’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Martin Swan and recent government information we want to ensure that cricket is acting to pre-emptively supress the spread of coronavirus.

While cricket is a non-contact sport there are considerable measures that need to be in place to adhere to expert advice around reducing the risk of spreading the virus. Our focus specifically is on minimising the risk and impact on the cricket community and ensuring health and well-being is our highest priority.

New Zealand Cricket is working with our Associations to ensure we collectively provide ongoing support to local clubs and the wider cricket community during this challenging and disruptive time.

Locally for South Canterbury Cricket this means all competition matches, representative matches, trial matches practices for teams, and the hire of the Graeme Blanchard Indoor Centre should not happen at all. Coaching or school visits by SC Cricket staff have also been cancelled until further notice.

The South Canterbury Cricket Assn Prizegiving scheduled for March 31st will no longer be held.  We will still announce the Award Winners on that date via the website and social media.

South Canterbury Cricket understands that we all love the game of cricket but the safety of our players, supporters and the public is of the utmost importance in these current times. Please pass this notice along to all members, club players.



COVID-19 Update in Relation to Local Cricket

South Canterbury Cricket wish to be proactive in dealing with the implications caused by the COVID-19 virus. 

As such we are being continuously updated daily (sometimes hourly ) by the Chief Medical Officer for NZ Cricket as to best practice and in conjunction with the Govt Health Dept updates.

Below is correspondence from NZC and an outline of the actions they are taking and recommending.  It is clear at this stage the emphasis is on restricting travel and over night stays. In Summary NZC have made the decision to:

  • Cancel the remaining Plunket Shield matches
  • Immediate cancellation of all NZC Camps and tournaments until further notice
  • The postponement of the ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards
  • The postponement of the NZC National Governance Forum
  • The postponement of the NZC Network & Participation Forum
  • The postponement of the WHITE FERNS tour of Sri Lanka in April 2020
  • The close monitoring of the BLACKCAPS tour of Europe and the West Indies commencing June 2020
  • A hold placed on all NZC staff business travel (domestic and international), and hotel accommodation until further notice

The CCA board fully accept the actions/postponements/ restrictions outlined by NZC, and offer further measures at a Canterbury level to be actioned.

  • The Canterbury Cricket awards night will be cancelled.
  • Any tournament with CCA involvement where teams are required to stay over night will be cancelled.
  • It is recommended to District/Sub Associations running tournaments with teams requiring overnight stays to adopt the same approach

Community Cricket at this stage is still recommended to continue as normal, please refer to the information provided by Dr Martin Swan, Chief Medical Officer NZC. The risk of transmission is low at community level, where there has been no person-to-person spread, but significantly higher in situations in which airports, air-travel and hotels are involved.

South Canterbury Cricket understands that this may disrupt our remaining club and representative season matches and will continue to monitor and follow best practice / advice,  however the health, wellbeing and safety of the people involved in our game is of the highest importance.

The following planned matches or events will currently still occur

  • Rep team training is still on this week
  • U15 Trials Thursday & Sunday are still on
  • Friday Night Competitions (C Grade & Bash) are still on
  • Saturday cricket (A, B1, B2 and Colts grades) is still on
  • Junior rep matches v Chch are still on this Sunday
  • South Canterbury Cricket Prizegiving Tuesday 31 March 6.30 – further details TBA

Clubs – Best Practice

It is important that you endeavour to have your players follow good hygenic practices as outlined below

How to minimise the risk of getting sick at an event of any size

The most important thing to do is practice good hygiene. This means:

  • covering coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or coughing/sneezing into your elbow
  • disposing of used tissues appropriately in a bin
  • washing hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water and drying them thoroughly, or using hand sanitiser: 
    • before eating or handling food
    • after using the toilet
    • after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose or wiping children’s noses
    • after touching public surfaces
  • trying to keep 2 metres away from people who are unwell
  • limiting alcohol and drug use (as this may affect your ability to adequately follow the advice above).

More information

South Canterbury Cricket continue to monitor this situation with NZC support, and as further information comes to light we will communicate with you all at the earliest convenience.



South Canterbury Cricket Yr 8 & 7 Squads Named for Remainder of Season

The following South Canterbury Year 8 squad has been named to play 3 district matches in the coming weeks.

Please note this squad has been picked solely for these 3 matches.

There will be a trial match in early October 2020, to select 2 squads for the Year 8 tournaments in January.

The South Island Primary Schools Tournament (SIPST) is in Rangiora in early Jan 2021 and a Year 8 Development tournament is being run alongside this in which South Canterbury will also enter a team. We expect to have 24 Year 8 boys involved in these 2 tournaments in early Jan 2021, and also in the warm up matches for both squads in the Oct – Dec period.

So boys who have missed selection in this initial squad will still be involved in the selection process for the 2 new squads to attend these 2 tournaments.

SC Cricket would like to thank the independent selectors for their time and efforts in selecting this initial squad.


Flynn Brookland, Lachlan Buckingham, Lachlan Fisher, Alex Eastmead, Austin Gabites, Jacob Gilkison, Sonny Hamilton, Sam Hancox, Connor Howes, Billy McKerrow, Harrison Miller, Harry Munro, Luke O’Connor, Jack Parry, Alex Steele.

There is a match in Oamaru this coming Sunday 23rd February.

The 10 players for this match will be named tomorrow (Wednesday).

The following South Canterbury Year 7 squad has been named to play 3 district matches in the coming weeks.

Please note this squad has been picked solely for these 3 matches.

SC Cricket would like to thank the independent selectors for their time and efforts in selecting this initial squad.


Archie Bowan, Sam Brophy, Max Carr, Dougal Grant, Jack Houston, James Honeybone, Alex Lawrence, Jonty Leary, Toby McClean, Reuben McKeown, Scott McLauchlan, Hamish Peck, Phoenix Smith, Alex Sugrue, Sam Totty.

There is a match in Oamaru this coming Sunday 23rd February.

The 10 players for this match will be named tomorrow (Wednesday).

If anyone is unavailable for this match or the squad, please contact Shane Gilkison (021 02313118) ASAP.


Obituary: Tom Graham

It is with sadness that we read of the passing of Tom Graham on Waitangi Day aged 91.

Tom umpired for many many years in South Canterbury and reading his funeral notice in the paper where it mentions that he was “Finally Bowled Out” it is fitting he retained his love of the game throughout.

Many of the older members of our cricketing fraternity will remember Tom.

Our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Read details here.

South Canterbury District Team Coaches & Managers Required 2020

Cricket coach

Positions as district coaches or managers are required for all South Canterbury District teams from JAB to Senior for the coming year. This includes Yr 8 (x 2), Yr 7, Yr 7 Development, U15 Boys, U17 Boys, Emerging Players, Senior Men.

We are looking for a minimum of two coaches and a manager for each team. You may let us know individually or as a group of your interest in any of these positions.

You may find job descriptions and requirements by clicking the following links. Note that the Coaching Philosophies are now an integral part of the NZ Cricket Age & Stage requirements, so please read the CCA Philosophy which has been adopted by South Canterbury Cricket and the South Canterbury Coaching Philosophy Agreement that you will be required to sign if you are accepted for the role.

District Coach Job Description

District Team Manager Job Description

South Canterbury Coaching Philosophy Agreement

Canterbury Cricket Association Philosophy Document

Please indicate your interest by email to

or call Mark at the cricket office on 6863377 or 027 2698654

Applications close February 17th 2020

Note *** Junior Teams have three matches before the break for winter, and then more matches scheduled leading up to their tournaments in January.

U15 and U17 have matches from October leading up to their tournaments in December.

South Canterbury District Teams Selected for Weekend Matches

South Canterbury Cricket Dostrict Teams

South Canterbury U15 Boys vs North Otago on Sunday (8th Dec) 

Location: Pleasant Point Grass 1

10.30am start, please be at the ground by 9.30am.

Team is as follows:-

Fletcher Rhodes, Oliver Linton, Eli Kerse, Mitchell Suddaby, Logan Sowden, Alex Payne, Kade Macmillan, Luke Slee, Krishna Sridhar, George Powell, Jackson Smith

Anyone unavailable for Sunday please contact Jaime Linton on 027 5982739.

Practice this week will be on Wednesday 4th December from 3.30 – 5pm at the GB Centre. Anyone wanting a ride meet at TBHS school gate after school.

Friday 6th December from 4.00-5.30pm at School Park. GB centre if wet.

South Canterbury Yr 8 match vs Dunedin Metro on Sunday (8th Dec)

Location: School Park #1 (artificial).

Start Time: 11am (please be at the ground by 10am).

Match Type: 40 over match (SIPST rules).

Please bring your lunch and plenty of water. Shirts provided.

Team is as follows:-

Lachie Munro, Harry Elliotte, Flynn Brookland, Will Lemon, Jacob Suddaby, Jed McKerrow, Logan Peck, Jonty Sowden, Angus Carr, Mac Kelliher, Ben Blakemore, Hamish Caird

Coaches: Tim Sowden, Grant Brookland

Manager: Jonts McKerrow

Anyone unavailable for Sunday please contact Tim Sowden or Grant Brookland.

South Canterbury Yr 7 match vs Dunedin Metro on Sunday (8th Dec)

Location: Celtic Sports Ground, Rockdale Road #1 on grass.

Start Time: 11am (please be at the ground by 10.15am).

It will be a 40 over match.

Please bring your lunch and plenty of water. Shirts provided.

Team is as follows:-

Riley Lennox, Luke O’Connor, Billy McKerrow, Jacob Gilkison, Jack Parry, Connor Howes, Harry Munro, Alex Eastmead, Austin Gabities.

Coach: Russel Lennox

Practice will be at the GB Centre from 4.30-6pm on Thursday 5th Dec.

Anyone unavailable for Sunday please let Gilky know.

South Canterbury U17 XII Selected for Canterbury Regional Tournament

The following boys have been chosen to represent South Canterbury at the Canterbury Regional U17 Tournament in Rangiora from the 9th – 13th December. Of special interest is their match on Tuesday 10th where they will play a 50 over match against Canterbury Country at The Willows, a special ground that not a lot of people get the opportunity to play at.

The Team:

Taine Cordell-Hull, Caleb Donaldson, Toby Scannell, Liam Andrews, Toby Clemett, Alex Doyle, Flynn Linton, McGregor Isbister, Jarrod Phillips, Hugh Cameron, Alex Power, George Kerr.

Coaches: Phil Lill and Nigel Clemett.

Manager: Heidi Clemett.

Most games should be live scored on CricHQ and links to matches will be available on the South Canterbury Cricket website.

Good luck to all the squad and coaches and management. 

South Canterbury Girls Training Squad Announced

The following girls have been named in a training squad with matches scheduled in the New Year.

South Canterbury Cricket GirlsTrainng Squad

Ellie Andrews (Craighead), Madi Barclay (Opihi), Amy Boult (Roncalli), Mia Donaldson (Craighead), Lydia Giles (Pleasant Point), Camryn Linton (Pleasant Point), Emmerson Murphy (Pleasant Point), Libby O’Connor (TGHS), Olivia Otley (TGHS), Kate Poulter (TGHS), Pippa Raymond (Craighead), Alexa Ross (Craighead), Maddison Secoy (TGHS), Alyssa Wells (Mountainview), Emerald Willers (Mountainview).

1st Training Wed 27th Nov at GB Indoor Centre, Aorangi Park, Timaru. 4.30-6pm.

Anyone unavailable, please contact Lisa Grant (027 4273427) or Gilky at

South Canterbury Rep Teams Selected for SIPST & Weekend Matches


The following players have been selected to represent South Canterbury at the South Island Primary Tournament to be held in Westport, Buller from January 6th – 10th 2020.

Ben Blakemore, Flynn Brookland, Hamish Caird, Angus Carr, Harry Elliotte, Mac Kelliher, Will Lemon, Jed McKerrow, Lachlan Munro, Logan Peck, Jonty Sowden, Jacob Suddaby.

The following teams have been selected to represent South Canterbury i

n inter-district matches this weekend Nov 24th 2019

South Canterbury U17 Boys v Mid Canterbury U17

Selected are the following players:

T Cordell-Hull, C. Donaldson, A. Doyle, T. Clemett, T. Scannell, G. Kerr, M. Isbister, A. Power, J. Phillips, F. Linton, L. Andrews.

Venue: Ashburton College 1, Ashburton Domain– Entry off Walnut Ave.

Arrival Time: 9:45am – Allowing for time to warm up and be ready

Start Time: 10:30am

Kit: All playing kit will be provided – (shirts, pants, vest and clads)

Please note that players are required to bring their own lunch and water.
We will be carpooling up so if your son requires a lift or you have space then please let Nigel Clemett (021 480 881) or Phil Lill (021 147 4729) know so we can organise something.

South Canterbury U15 team to play Mid Canterbury at Pleasant Point Domain on Sunday 24th November.

Fletcher Rhodes (c), Jock Rollinson, Oliver Linton, Eli Kerse, Logan Sowden, Mitchell Suddaby, Alex Payne, Kade Macmillan, Luke Slee, Krishna Sridhar, George Powell, Jackson Smith.

Players to assemble at Pleasant Point domain at 9.45am for a 10.30am start.
Anyone unavailable for Sunday please contact Jaime Linton on 027 5982739.

The South Canterbury Yr 7team to play Mid Canterbury this coming Sunday (24th Nov) is as follows:-

Riley Lennox, Luke O’Connor, Jack Parry, Jacob Gilkison, Billy McKerrow, Connor Howes, Austin Gabities, Harry Munro, Alex Eastmead, Ollie McKeown.

Coach: Russel Lennox

Anyone unavailable please contact Gilky asap.
Meet at Oak Grove pitch in Ashburton at 9.45am for a 10.30am start on Sunday.

Shirts & vests will be supplied.
Please bring lunch & plenty of water

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