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South Canterbury Senior team to play Otago Country named

The South Canterbury Senior XII to play  Otago Country in a Hawke Cup elimination match at Molyneux Park, Alexandra this weekend is as follows;

George Morgan, Matt Brown, Jacob Naylor (capt), Josh Smallridge, Liam Beck, Adam Beck (wk), Sam Carlaw, Phil Lill, Mark Otley, Stan Mair, Craig Hinton, William Sharp (12th).

Coach: Andrew Buckingham.

Scorer: M Medlicott

South Canterbury Primary Rep Teams for Tournaments named

The following representative sides have been chosen for their age group tournaments to be played in January 2019.

South Canterbury Cricket wishes both teams all the best.

The South Canterbury Primary Year 8 cricket team to compete in the South Island Primary Schools Cricket Tournament in Oamaru from 7th – 11th January 2019 is as follows:-

Henry Scott (captain), Luke Slee (vice captain), Oliver Linton (vice captain), Eli Kerse, Kade Macmillan, Lachie Munro, George Powell, Scott Robertson, Hugh Saunders, Jackson Smith, Mitchell Suddaby.
Non travelling reserves (will come into team if any injury or illness occurs)
Tom Allan – batting reserve
Jackson Weir – bowling reserve
Coach: Jaime Linton
Manager: Mark Slee
Practices for the entire squad will be held at the Graeme Blanchard Indoor Cricket Centre every Thursday from 5.30-7pm up until the tournament.

The South Canterbury Primary Year 7 cricket team to compete in the Canterbury Regional Tournament in Mandeville from 21st – 24th January 2019 is as follows:-

Jed McKerrow (Co-captain), Harry Elliotte  (Co-captain), Ben Blakemore, Jack Browning, Hamish Caird, Mac Kelliher, Logan Peck, Swastik Sharma, Jonty Sowden, Jacob Suddaby.
Coach: Tim Sowden
Manager: Jonts McKerrow
Practices for the team will be held at the Graeme Blanchard Indoor Cricket Centre every Thursday from 4pm-5.30pm up until the tournament.

South Canterbury beat North Otago on first innings in Hawke Cup.

South Canterbury came away with the points after two days at Pleasant Point Domain in their Hawke Cup match with North Otago.

South Canterbury captain Jake Naylor won the toss and decided to bat first, a decision that was rewarded by his team as they scored an imposing 400-9 declared, with Phil Lill batting at No 7 the top-scorer with 75. Half centuries to Matt Brown (66), Josh Smallridge (62), Liam Beck (61) and debutant William Sharp (59no) all helped in the total. A great effort, but a couple of lads may rue missing the opportunity to notch up a century.

Declaring with an hour left on the first day South Canterbury had 17 overs to inflict some damage after keeping North Otago in the field all day and had them 33-1 at stumps.

Day 2 dawned with moisture around (not surprising in the last month) and a start was delayed until 11.30 and this meant with a compulsory finish time on Sundays of 7pm, 8 overs were lost from play.

However the breakthrough came in the 3rd over of the morning as the familiar sight of ct AJL Beck (the keeper) b SG Mair began appearing in the scorebook. It would happen 4 times in the innings as Stan Mair picked up yet another 5 wicket bag finishing with 5-42 from his 21.2 overs.

He was supported by Mark Otley who toiled hard at the other end bowling 26 overs to take 2-79. Craig Hinton and Will Sharp each bowled without luck and nor did Liam Beck find any in a three over stint.

North Otago after being 54-3 then had a 131 run partnership as Lew Johnson showed his class and had good support from Jeremy Smith despite a rain break before the introduction of the off-spin of Phil Lill created the breakthrough when a circling overhead catch was taken in the deep by Matt Brown to dismiss Johnson for a fine 88.

Francois Mostert, so often South Canterbury’s nemesis joined Smith and they added 20 before Otley got through Smith’s defenses to remove him for 53 and the team spirit was rising again.

30 runs later Lill took a great caught and bowled to dismiss Mostert for 36 and North Otago were 232-6 and it was game on.

It got even better as Lill dismissed the new batsman four balls later and at 232-7 North Otago looked very vulnerable all of a sudden and Lill’s spell finished with important wickets and tidy figures of 3-43.

More runs were added but Mair cleaned up the tail as North Otago were dismissed in the 78th over for 278.

Still over 100 runs behind and with a couple of hours of play left Naylor asked North Otago to bat again. While it seemed an outright would be unlikely, funny things can happen and after Mair removed the North Otago captain Jeremiah Shields for 11 anything was still possible.

30 runs later Sharp picked up his first Hawke Cup wicket and then Craig Hinton was finally rewarded for a great spell by removing the dangerous Johnson for just 1, but with nothing more happening quickly the match was called off a little after 6pm with South Canterbury taking the 8 points for a first innings win.

A game played in good spirit between the two sides, who both seemed pleased to get some cricket after a month off, and accepting that playing on an artificial was much more enjoyable that watching from the sideline.

Also a big thank you to the groundstaff and club members at Pleasant Point Cricket Club for the help in running this match. Their help and the “crate day” supporters on day 1 certainly added to the atmosphere.

Next up for South Canterbury is Otago Country at Molyneux Park in Alexandra in a fornight, where this weekend Otago Country easily took first innings points off Hawke Cup holders Southland, but a better second innings by Southland following on denied Otago Country outright points, so this match will have a lot on it as districts look for the right to a challenge.

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South Canterbury U15 Boys team selected for tournament

South Canterbury Cricket is pleased to announce the U15 team to play the Canterbury Regional Tournament in Westport from Monday 17th – Friday 21st December 2018.
Flynn Linton, Toby Clemett, Lucas Histen, George Kerr, Ross McCulloch, Jarrod Phillips, Fletcher Rhodes, Jock Rollinson, Harry Schmack, Flynn Smith, Logan Sowden, Navaneethakrishna Sridhar.
Head coach: Nigel Clemett
Asst coach: Grant Phillips
Manager: Vicki Rollinson

South Canterbury Under 17 cricket team to play at the Canterbury Regional Tournament selected

The South Canterbury Under 17 cricket team to play at the Canterbury Regional Tournament in Christchurch on 10th – 14th December has been named as follows:-

Ben Davenport (captain), Taine Cordell-Hull, Ben Cosgriff, Caleb Donaldson, Alex Doyle, McGregor Isbister, Hayden Kerr, James Martin, Lleyton Phillips, Toby Scannell, Balkrishna Uniyal, Jayden Williams.
13th Man – non travelling reserve  – Cameron Slee

Head coach: Phil Lill

Manager: Nigel Davenport

Asst Coach: Shane Gilkison

Good luck at tournament and make yourselves and South Canterbury proud.

South Canterbury Cricket Rep Teams Selected for Nov 24/45

The following teams have been selected to represent South Canterbury in matches this weekend, Nov 24th & 25th.

Senior Men – Hawke Cup

South Canterbury v Mid Canterbury, Ashburton Domain Oval, Ashburton

Two day match 10.30am start.

Sam Carlaw (c), George Morgan, Jake Naylor, Matt Brown, Phil Lill, Liam Beck, Josh Smallridge, Adam Beck, Mark Otley, Stan Mair, Craig Hinton, William Sharp(12th man).

Coach: Andrew (Buck) Buckingham

Players to be ready to leave at 8am from GB Indoor Cricket Centre.

U15 Boys

South Canterbury v Mid Canterbury, MSA Pitch (off Walnut Ave), Ashburton Domain.

50 over match 10.30am start – players to assemble by 9.30am.

Artificial Pitch: No spikes

Reece Burtenshaw, Toby Clemett, Lucas Histen, George Kerr, Flynn Linton, Ross McCulloch, Jarrod Phillips, Fletcher Rhodes, Jock Rollinson, Flynn Smith, Logan Sowden, Naveen Sridhar.

Please let coach Nigel Clemett (021 480881) know if you are not available for the match on Sunday asap.


Job Vacancy: Engagement Officer for Female Cricket

Situation Vacant

Canterbury Cricket are recruiting a Engagement Officer for Female Cricket. The ideal candidate would be someone who is energetic, passionate, and thinks they would be great at getting young women and girls involved.

If this sounds like you or someone you know, please apply in writing to Simon Hill at by the 8th of November.

Click here for full details

South Canterbury Rep Teams selected for this weekend

The following teams have been selected to represent South Canterbury in matches this Sunday, Nov 4th.

Senior Men

South Canterbury v North Otago, Whitestone Stadium, Oamaru.

60 over match 10.00am start.

Sam Carlaw (c), George Morgan, Jake Naylor, Matt Brown, Phil Lill, Liam Beck, Josh Smallridge, Bailey Dryden, Mark Otley, Stan Mair, Craig Hinton, James Blackstock.

Coach: Andrew (Buck) Buckingham

Players to be ready to leave at 8am from GB Indoor Cricket Centre.

Yr 8 – Primary A

South Canterbury v North Otago, Pleasant Point Domain.

40 over match 10.30am start

Eli Kerse, George MacLeod, Henry Scott, Oliver Linton, Mitchel Suddaby, Luke Slee, Lachlan Munro, Kade MacMillan,         Jackson Smith, George Powell.

Coach: Jaime Linton (027 5982739)

Manager: Mark Slee (027 3248143)

Yr 7 – Primary

South Canterbury v North Otago, School Park 1 (artificial)

35 over match 10.30am start

Jed McKerrow, Harry Elliotte, Jonty Sowden, Mac Kelliher, Jack Browning, Swastik Sharma, Matai Sheed, Jacob Suddaby, Bailey Campbell, Hamish Caird.

Coach: Tim Sowden (03 6922899)

South Canterbury Senior XII to play Mid Canterbury announced.

The South Canterbury Senior Men’s side for their first outing this season against Mid Canterbury for the Ron Biggar Memorial 50 over match to be played at Aorangi Oval on Sunday 28th October starting at 10.30am is as follows;

Sam Carlaw  (c), Adam Beck, George Morgan, Jake Naylor, Glen Drake, Matt Brown, Liam Beck, Ben Watson, Bailey Dryden (wk), Mark Otley, Craig Hinton, James Blackstock.

Coach: Andrew Buckingham

South Canterbury U15 Boys Squad to play in the Rangiora Quad Tournament named

The following boys have been selected to play for South Canterbury U15 Boys in Rangiora on the 21st and 22nd of October at Dudley Park in the Quadrangular tournament.

Fletcher Rhodes, Krishna Sridhar, Lucas Histen, Toby Clemett, Flynn Smith, Ross McCulloch, George Kerr, Liam Simpson, Logan Sowden, Jock Rollinson, Flynn Linton, Harry Schmack.

Coach: Nigel Clemett 021 480 881
Managers: Chris & Vicki Rollinson
Scorer: Heidi Clemett

Details about travel and your requirements have already been given to all boys. Any issues please contact Nigel.

All the best and enjoy the opportunity to play (and try and get the South Canterbury representative season off to a great start!!).

Good luck to the boys, coaches and managers.

SCCA AGM Reminder

A reminder to all clubs and supporters that there is a Special General Meeting followed by the AGM of the South Canterbury Cricket Association which are being held in the Graeme Blanchard Indoor Cricket Centre Board room at 7.15pm this Wednesday night 17th October.

Womens Quick Smash 2018 Version

Womens Quick Smash Cricket in South Canterbury

South Canterbury Cricket Association is again looking to run the popular “Womens Quick Smash” competition for all interested females to play.

The competition will be called “Women’s Quick Smash”. It will played on Monday nights starting on the 12th November from 5.30-7pm (90 mins only).

It will be played with an “incrediball” which while still solid is nowhere near as hard as a cricket ball, thus eliminating the need to wear pads, helmets gloves etc.

  • Teams will be 8-a-side, and everybody will bat for the same amount of time (3 overs per pair).
  • If you get out you keep on batting, you just lose some runs off your total.
  • It will be 12 overs per side, with bowlers bowling from one end only.

There is no cost to enter and it is open to all females from primary through to adults. Schools are encouraged to enter teams and clubs as well.

Grab your friends and put a team together and have some fun !

If you can make up a team you can enter by ringing South Canterbury Cricket or emailing Shane Gilkison or Mark Medlicott.

Alternatively if you are an individual who is keen to take part, then get in touch and we will make sure you are allocated a team in which to play.

At this stage, depending on numbers we plan to have 6 games prior to Xmas (Nov-Dec) and 6 rounds after Xmas (Feb-March).

If we have enough numbers/teams we are very keen to develop two tiers – perhaps with younger girls having their own competition but with help from the higher level.

Please get in touch if you would like to participate or with any questions.

Here’s what some of the girls had to say last year

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