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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.

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.

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 sccricket@xtra.co.nz

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 gilky@southcanterburycricket.co.nz

South Canterbury Rep Teams Selected for SIPST & Weekend Matches

SIPST Logo

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

South Canterbury beat North Otago in pre-season 50 over match

Winning the toss and batting first with a plan of defending a total turned out to be the correct decision if you go on the result, but it certainly didn’t look that way for most of the match between Souuth Canterbury and North Otago at Aorangi Oval.

However there were plenty of positives and a few headaches for the selectors now as the debutants made the most of their opportunities.

Danny Campbell back from a long hiatus to fill the wicketkeeping role showed grit and determination to top score with 45 not out while schoolboy Ben Cosgriff in his first official match for South Canterbury led the bowling attack taking 4-24 from his 8.3 overs.

South Canterbury could only manage 134-7 off their 50 overs. 

Ben Davenport batted for over an hour as opener and was fourth out when the total was only 43. Glen Drake 23 and Phil Lill 20 also had long innings in the middle but it was Campbell’s innings that helped South Canterbury to a defendable target in the end, batting for 84 minutes. He dug in against the good deliveries but took no prisoners on poorer balls striking 5 fours and a six in his unbeaten stay.

For North Otago Jeremy Smith was the pick of the bowlers taking 2-13.

Will Sharp’s run out of North Otago captain Jeremiah Shields in the second over of their innings certainly got the South Canterbury heads up but it wasn’t until the first change bowlers came on that the next breakthrough came with Cosgriff picking up his first wicket. Glen Drake picked up the next wicket (caught Sharp) that of North Otago’s top scorer Lachie Kingan for 34 and then he and Cosgriff got into their middle order as North Otago went from 58-2 to 81-8.

This brought veteran and former Otago first class player Duncan Drew to the crease and the former opener soon showed his experience as he had partnerships of 20 and 25 with Nos 10 and 11 batsman, but in the end he couldn’t quite get his team over the line as Cosgriff returned to take the final wicket to dismiss North Otago for 127, eight runs short of victory.

A tight match with plenty of learning for both sides, and for the South Canterbury coaches perhaps more questions than answers with the first Hawke Cup match now just three weekends away.

Click to view full scorecard

 

South Canterbury District Teams Selected for this Weekend’s Matches

The following players have been selected to play for South Canterbury against various opposition this weekend.November 10th 2019.

U17 Boys v Canterbury Country U17

Selected are the following players:

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

Venue: Weedons Domain – Entry off Maddisons Rd, (search ‘Weedons Domain, Christchurch’ in Google Maps)

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 & 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 Yr 8 to play Mid Canterbury in Ashburton.

Team as follows:-

Lachie Munro (c), Ben Blakemore, Flynn Brookland, Will Lemon, Mac Kelliher, Jonty Sowden, Logan Peck, Angus Carr, Swastik Sharma, Cody Wilkins.

10.30am start. Please assemble at the AshCol No 1 ground (TBC) on Walnutt Ave at Ashburton Domain at 9.45am. 40 over match.

The 4 boys not playing this Sunday will be playing the following Sunday against Canterbury Country.

If you are unavailable for this match, please let Tim Sowden 03 692 2899 or Grant Brookland 021 134 0736 know.


South Canterbury Yr 7 to play Mid Canterbury Yr 7 at Ashburton Domain, Oak Grove pitch on Sunday Nov 10th

Team as follows:-

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

Please can you let Shane Gilkison 0210 231 3118 know if you are available or unavailable for this match.

South Canterbury Yr 8 & Yr 7 teams to play North Otago announced

The following district teams have been selected for inter-district matches with North Otago this  Sunday Nov 3rd.

Yr 8

Team: Harry Elliotte (c), Jacob Suddaby, Flynn Brookland, Will Lemon, Mac Kelliher, Jonty Sowden, Logan Peck, Angus Carr, Hamish Caird, Swastik Sharma.

Match to be played at Celtic Sports Ground #1, Rockdale Road, Timaru. 10.30am start. Please assemble at the ground at 9.45am. 40 over match

White SCCA playing shirts & vests will be provided. Please bring lunch and plenty of water to drink.

Any questions, please let me know or talk to the coaches Tim Sowden or Grant Brookland.

Yr 7

Team: Alex Steele, Riley Cook, Ethan Taylor, Lachlan Fisher, James Fennessy, Sonny Hamilton, Harry Miller, Lachlan Buckingham.

Match to be played at Celtic Sports Ground #2, Rockdale Road, Timaru. 10.30am start. Please assemble at the ground at 9.50am. 35 over match.

White SCCA playing shirts & vests will be provided. Please bring lunch and plenty of water to drink.

Any questions, please contact Shane Gilkison

South Canterbury Senior Men’s XII announced to play Mid Canterbury

The following players have been selected to represent South Canterbury in the Ron Biggar Memorial Trophy 50 over match against Mid Canterbury at Aorangi Oval this Sunday Nov 3rd.

M Brown, R George, J Naylor (captain), G Drake, L Beck, J Smallridge, P Lill, M Otley, W Sharpe, B Watson, B Leonard, W Johnstone.

Coaches: A Buckingham, A de Joux.

Manager: L Hamilton

Umpires: D Walker, L Elliott

The match starts at 10.30am.

Junior Season Launch Cancelled

Unfortunately due to the strong winds we have had to cancel today’s Junior Season Launch.

Unfortunately we would be unable to safely secure the inflatables in these conditions (even inside) so have made the unfortunate decision to cancel.

We hope to bring this opportunity back to Timaru at a later date.

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