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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.

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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.

AGM – October 16th








ON Wednesday 16th of OCTOBER

AT 7.30PM




Minutes 2018 Annual General Meeting
– Matters Arising
Voting Delegates
Appointment of Scrutineers
President’s Annual Report
Adoption of other Annual Reports
Annual Financial Reports for 2018-19
Election of Patron
Election of Board
Appointment of Auditor

Junior Cricket Launch – Saturday Oct 5th

South Canterbury Cricket are holding a FUN Season Launch Day for all our junior cricketers and for anyone just wanting to give it a go this Saturday at Aorangi Oval.

We will have the Canterbury Cricket inflatables there too that everyone enjoyed last year. You can practice your dive catches on a soft landing, oir see how fast you can bowl in the bowling lane.

We will also have a “Biggest Hit” competition and some other activities.

This is open to anyone interested in giving cricket a go. Last year they had lots of fun so now it is your turn.

Tell your mates.



Girls Cricket – your time to get involved this summer

Girls Quick Smash Cricket Competition 2019

This year’s Girls grade starts on Tuesday 29th Oct and runs for 6 weeks every Tuesday afternoon.
Please note it is a hard ball competition, so protective equipment is needed.

Age: Yr 7 – Yr 13

If you are interested in playing please contact the person in charge of cricket at your school and let them know so they can enter a team.

If want to be involved and your school doesn’t have a team then contact South Canterbury Cricket and we will get you all sorted,

Find out more.

Pre-season Coaching

South Canterbury Cricket is holding pre-season training for girls aged Yr 7 – Yr 13 and are really excited to have two former first class players leading the training with Lisa Grant who played for the Otago Sparks and Central Hinds as well as Michelle Mitchell (Canterbury Magicians and Central Hinds).

A great opportunity to upskill before the season gets under way.

Register here now


Coaches Conference with Gary Stead, Shane Bond & more

Canterbury Cricket is holding a coaches conference on Sunday September 15th at Hagley Oval for coaches of all abilities with a wide range of presenters including Black Caps coach Gary Stead, Sydney Thunder Coach Shane Bond, Blackcaps Spinner Todd Astle, Canterbury Rugby Educator Coach Jimmy Sinclair, Mental Skills Coach John Quinn, Skillset NZ Coach Royden Gibbs as well as the Canterbury Kings coaches Brendan Donkers and Dion Ebrahim.

A full day from 8.45am  –  5.45pm with the following aims;

  • Interact with coaches of varying backgrounds
  • Share knowledge and experiences
  • Focus on the ‘how’ of effective coaching
  • Better understand your athlete
  • Leave with new ideas to apply in your own setting

The cost is $50 for the day which includes lunch.

For Full details click here – Coaches conference programme – Sep 2019

For South Canterbury people wishing to attend please contact Mark or Gilky so we can arrange shared transport.

To register and pay click here

An experience not to be missed!!

South Canterbury Cricket Prizegiving 2018/19

A good turnout tonight to the Prizegiving where CEO Mark Medlicott emceed the event which was led off with a a season review by Board Chairman David Fisher who thanked the players, parents, umpires, club administrators, coaches, rep coaches, staff and his Board from last year and new board members this year for all their work over the past year. He touched on the challenges overcome with the new ‘Age & Stage’ formats across club and representative levels as well as congratulating all those who picked up awards tonight.

The awards were presented by Life Members Chris Galwey, John Davies and John Threlkeld and the Umpires Award by Les Elliott.


Individual Awards

 WARNER CUP for Outstanding club schoolboy cricketer of the year (JAB Yr 7 & 8):

Ollie Linton

 L NIXON CUP Outstanding South Canterbury player at the South Island schoolboy’s tournament:

Henry Scott – as captain he led South Canterbury into the finals where they finished 3rd. 10th in the tournament batting stats with 166 runs at 41.5 and he also took 7 wickets at 12.43, took 3 catches and had a run out assist to top off a great all round performance for the week.

SCCA Cup Best Player at Primary Yr 7 Tournament:

Harry Elliotte

NIXON TROPHY for Best Colts Grade player:

Lucas Histen – topped the bowling with 10 wickets @ 11.8 average and was second in the batting with 135 runs at an average of 33 and top score of 50*

EDDIE McEWEN MEMORIAL TROPHY for the Best Player Under 15 Years Tournament.

Toby Clemett – scored a century and a fifty at tournament and was selected for Canterbury Tri-series tournament

 MOA PUBLICATIONS CUP – Best Player at Under 17 Tournament

Ben Davenport – scored a fifty against the top side Canterbury Country and was then selected for Tri-series and Canterbury U17 team. Over the season he scored 7 x 50s on his way to 782 runs across all formats.

ROCKDALE KIA ORA TROPHY for Best Cricketer Under 21:

Mark Otley 30 club wickets at 12.73 with a best of 5-18 and 9 Senior Rep wickets at 20.00 with a best of 5-32.

WARD CUP for Best Player in all other grades other than Senior – change to Second Grade

Paul Coles – scored 465 runs for the season at an average of 66.43 including two centuries, one which was 200no.

WILLIAMS CUP for Club Bowler of the Year:

Mark Otley 30 club wickets at 12.73 with a best of 5-18.

SCCA Plaque – Senior CLUB Batsman of the Year:

Liam Beck 588 club runs at an average of 49 including one century and four fifties.

Senior Rep Bowler of the Year

Craig Hinton 11 wickets at 22 best of 4-70 in his final match.

Senior Rep batsman of the year

Matt Brown – 179 runs at 29.83 including two fifties with a high score of 66

JIM DAVIES CUP for Best Single senior performance or representative season:

Matt Brown 59 v Otago Country in the Hawke Cup when he opened and batted the entire innings and was the 10th wicket to fall.

PHIL D’AUVERGNE TROPHY for player who contributed most on and off the field for the senior rep team: Chosen by Coach and players.

 Phil Lill

  • 70 and 3 crucial wickets against North Otago
  • 40 odd not out to stave off outright loss against Otago Country
  • Filled in as wicket keeper against Southland
  • Provider of rubbish music and shit banter in changing rooms!!!
  • Groundsman whilst playing against Southland

Ernie Aitchieson Fair Play award on and off the field for youth cricketer:

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.

Flynn Smith (Timaru CC and Timaru Boys CC) Flynn plays for TBHS White in the Colts Grade. He is always available and attends all trainings. He has also played for TBHS 1st X1 and for the South Canterbury Under 15 Rep side. Flynn will also play for any other team that is short of players. This season he has played for the Timaru Senior, Senior Reserve and Social teams. Flynn also helps to coach the Timaru JAB B1 team, attending the games on a Saturday morning. He has given up his time to complete the online and practical coaching courses required to coach a junior team. Flynn is a genuine team player who supports and encourages everyone. Flynn always gives 100% and takes his cricket very seriously. He loves cricket and has a deep understanding and knowledge of the game. Flynn is an asset to any team and club lucky enough to have him!

SCCUA GRAEME LOWRIE SPIRIT OF CRICKET AWARD for the senior cricketer who epitomizes the way the game should be played: Decided by Umpire

Liam Cotter for sportsmanship in the Roncalli v TBHS 1st XI match when he quickly told the official umpires the ball hadn’t carried to him in gully when many were unsure.

GRAEME BLANCHARD MEMORIAL TROPHY: 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.

Ben Cosgriff

Ben Cosgriff presented award by John Davies, Life Member.


Ben Cosgriff –  Ben has only just turned 17 and took 19 senior wickets at 25 in his first season of senior for Temuka, played for

SC U17, SC Emerging Players, and in the Canterbury U17 Tri-series and if he progresses at current rate we will be reading about his deeds for many years to come. A great lad on and off the field, always turning up for any practices or helping at any other club events, Ben is a very deserving winner of the Graeme Blanchard Memorial Trophy.

SOUTH CANTERBURY SUPPORTERS CLUB TROPHY – To player/Umpire/Administrator who contributes most on or off the field:

Cm Lundie

Cameron Lundie  – A stalwart of the Pleasant Point club and the person responsible for getting their adult grade club back up and running, Cam still plays senior cricket to a high standard, is an important member of the PPCC committee, while still looking after the bar, changing rooms and helping the groundsman prepare pitches for the numerous sides. Many of the off the field jobs wouldn’t be done without someone like Cam, and he takes this responsibility with him when attending other matches, whether Emerging Players for South Canterbury, or interacting with players at other clubs.

ALLAN EDGINTON TROPHY for Sports Personality of the year:

Craig Hinton

Craig Hinton – Craig retired this season from SC Rep team after 15 years in the side. One of the good guys around the traps and you never hear a bad word about him. He capped off his rep career as the leading bowler for SC this season, and last season featured in the SC Record 10th wicket partnership. Always available to come and help train bowlers at mid-winter practices or come to rep team trainings to help. He has captained Star for the last three seasons as well as being on their committee, and helping organise their teams.

This season he finished a long senior rep career as the leading bowler with 11 wickets at 22 best of 4-70 in his final match.

He played 68 matches for SC, 42 Hawke Cup, 24 one day and captained the side in two T20 matches against Canterbury A and Canterbury Country in the Mid Canterbury 150th anniversary tournament. He bowled nearly 1000 overs (927.4) and took 134 wickets at an economy rate of 3.2 including 5 five wicket bags with a best of 6-71 and also as a dogged No 11 adding a record unbeaten partnership for the 10th wicket of 122 last season with Dinesh de Silva scoring 24no but batting for 84 balls.

He has been a leader in the men’s game for many years, whether club or rep, at practices, on trips away as a driver, player and member of senior leadership team, and importantly brings the best values in a person to all his cricket and is a fitting winner of the Personality of the Year award.

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: Pleasant Point
  • Saturday Morning B Grade: Pleasant Point Thunder
  • COLTS Grade: Roncalli
  • SCCA Trophy Winner Senior Reserve/Second Grade A: Celtic / Geraldine
  • SC CRICKET SHIELD 20-20: Temuka
  • Woolworths Cup Runner Up in One Day Competition: Celtic
  • DAILY FREIGHT WAYS One Day Trophy – ROUND ROBIN WINNER: Pleasant Point
  • TWEEDY CUP: Pleasant Point

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South Canterbury JAB Rep Teams for this Weekend v CJCA

The following teams have been selected to represent South Canterbury against Christchurch Junior Cricket Association this Sunday March 17th.

If anyone is unavailable, please let me Shane Gilkison (021  0231 3118) know asap.

Primary Year 8

The following Year 8 team has been named to play Christchurch Metro at Geraldine Oval (grass) on Sunday 17th March.

Flynn Brookland, Hamish Caird, Angus Carr, Harry Elliotte (capt), Mac Kelliher, Will Lemon, Logan Peck, Jonty Sowden, Jacob Suddaby, Cody Wilkins.

Interim Coach: Tim Sowden

The match starts at 10.30am, please assemble by 9.45am.

White SCCA shirts will be provided, please bring your cricket gear, white long pants, lunch, plenty of drinks and sunscreen.

There will be no practice this week due to numerous school camps.

Primary Year 7

The following Year 7 team has been named to play Christchurch Metro at Waihi School (grass) on Sunday 17th March.

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

Unavailable: Billy McKerrow

Coach: Russel Lennox

The match starts at 10.30am, please assemble by 9.45am.

White SCCA shirts will be provided, please bring your cricket gear, white long pants, lunch, plenty of drinks and sunscreen.


SC Cricket Club CricHQ Scoring & Results Training

Next Monday night 25th February, South Canterbury Cricket is holding a training session at 7pm in the Graeme Blanchard Indoor Cricket Centre Boardroom on scoring on crichq, and importantly how to submit results when you only use a book.

Many coaches will be here completing their practical coaching sessions so will also be able to get some training too. This is not onerous but a few pointers will hopefully take away those frustrations from your kids or own teams matches.

Please bring your iPad or even laptop if that is what you submit results with and we will run through what you need to do at the end of games. Wi-fi will be available.

Could those planning on attending please send an email to or text Mark on 027 269 8654 (with your name and team) so that we can set up room for the numbers coming accordingly.


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