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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

School Holiday Programme

South Canterbury Cricket Holiday Programme

South Canterbury Cricket will be running a Cricket Holiday Programme for boys and girls from Yr 2 – Yr 6 at the Graeme Blanchard Indoor Cricket Centre during the October school holidays from the 9th – 11th.

The programme runs over 3 days with each group having a two hour session where coaches will cover some fundamentals of cricket and hopefully set these budding cricketers off in the right direction as well as incorporating fun games and activities for the participants.

Click here for full details and to register


AGM & Special General Meeting



AT 7.15PM



AT 7.30PM


Cricket Club Registration Days

Club Registration Days will be taking place as outlined below, or if a club isn’t holding a registration day please contact the contact person.

Celtic Cricket Club

JAB registration days
Wednesday 19th Sept 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Saturday 22nd Sept 10am-11am
At Celtic Clubrooms on Craigie Ave
Subs $30 payable at registration

Geraldine Cricket Club

Contact Jolene 027-656-4115

Pleasant Point Cricket Club

Contact Brent 027-28-4768

Temuka Cricket Club


Waimate Cricket Club

For junior cricket contact Jason 027-381-6711

Timaru Cricket Club

Timaru Cricket Club JAB Registrations 🏏🏏🏏
for 5 to 13 year old boys and girls Saturday 15th September 10am to 11am at Harlequins Clubrooms on Church Street
Subs $30 payable at registration – cash only.

Any questions contact Louise –
or Timaru Cricket Club JAB Facebook page.

Looking forward to seeing all our young cricketers

South Canterbury Pre-Season Senior Training Squad Named

The following players have been selected for the initial pre-season training squad to train at the Graeme Blanchard Centre starting Wednesday Sept 12th at 7pm.

Sam Carlaw, Glen Drake, Matt Brown, Craig Hinton, Liam Beck, Phil Lill, Ben Watson, Mark Otley, Stan Mair, Josh Smallridge, James Blackstock, George Morgan, William Johnstone.

Adam Beck and Jacob Naylor to join squad on return from playing in England.

This is an initial squad based off last season. Players to be added as season gets underway and availability/form assessed.

There will be an opportunity for overseas players to join the squad. We would also like to add some junior/development players where appropriate.

Any issues please contact Andrew Buckingham 02108399769

Winter Training – Registrations Open

Winter Training

South Canterbury Cricket are again providing winter training options for boys and girls from Yr 6 to U19 and the registration form can be filled in here

Training will take place in the new refurbished indoor nets at the Graeme Blanchard Cricket Centre.

This is your opportunity to work on more off-season skills, technique and to get yourself up to the mark when the new season kicks off in a couple of months.

Register here


Vacancy: Timaru Boys’ High School Cricket Club – Coach/es for 2018/19 season

Timaru Boys’ High School Cricket Club – 1st XI Coach/es for 2018/19 season

We are seeking interest from suitably experienced people to coach the 1st XI in the upcoming 2018/19 season.

The 1st XI plays in the Christchurch Metro schools competition. In addition to this they play 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 Tuesday the 31st July and interviews (if required) will follow.

Timaru Boys’ High School Cricket Club – Coach/es for 2018/19 season

We are seeking interest from suitably experienced people to coach 2nd XI and Colts grade teams in the upcoming 2018/19 season.

The teams all play in local SCCA competitions and ideally the Coach/es will be available to take trainings, attend Saturday and inter-school fixtures if required.

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

If interested in these positions please forward your details and the team you are interested in coaching, via email to the Director of Sport, Mr Gavin Miller

Cricket Coach

New Coaching and Vulnerable Persons Policy

They are the people children listen to, learn from and respect. Just as a great coach can inspire the hearts and minds of children to want to train and compete in sport, a poor coach can cause young participants and their families to walk away – never to return.

At the heart of the new Coaching and Vulnerable Persons policy is the need to maintain a healthy, safe and enjoyable environment for all those who play cricket and especially the coaches.

Children enjoy their experience most when they are in a safe environment, learn and improve, play with their mates and are given opportunities to contribute.

Adults interacting with children and/or vulnerable adults are in a position of trust and influence and, as such, have a significant role to play in creating this safe environment.

As a part of NZC’s overall push for “best practice” standards in the area of coaching and supervision, the Vulnerable Persons policy and coach qualification is viewed as a fundamental requirement.

Further to the above requirements South Canterbury Cricket will be rolling out sessions with clubs so that all our coaches can obtain their Vetting,Child Protection and appropriate Coaching Certification leading up to the season start.

For our coaches this will help them with running coaching sessions, have ideas and show our support to help them upskill, or understand what things they need to coach at various ages. There will possibly be some practical sessions, where you will learn suitable games, drills and more that the children will find enjoyable.

Clubs will be informed of dates and meetings.

South Canterbury Cricket appreciates that you are our volunteers, so we want to make this as helpful a resource as possible and certainly not onerous.

You can read the full NZ Cricket Policy release here


Tender for Groundsman Position

VacancyA vacancy will shortly exist for a Cricket Groundsman at Aorangi Oval beginning August 1st 2018. Hours as required to perform a satisfactory job.

Pitch preparation and turf skills are necessary as is knowledge of the game of cricket.

Interested persons may supply tenders for this position. You may obtain further information and a job description by contacting the office telephone 03 686 3377 or emailing

Tenders close June 10th 2018.


South Canterbury Cricket Prizegiving Awards 2017-2018 Season

The Awards night was held at sponsor DB Brewery’s hospitality area with MC for the night Julian Blanchard.

Those attending were welcomed by the Chairman of the South Canterbury Cricket Association Board, David Fisher and among those attending were life members Chris Galwey and John Davies as well as Simon Hill the General Manager of Community Cricket for Canterbury and Eugene Sanders the Canterbury Cricket Umpires Match Official & Operations Coordinator.

During the evening Julian interviewed local umpire John Bromley who had returned that day from a NZ Umpire Exchange to South Africa where he umpired in two first class matches at The Wanderers and also at Pretoria. He was also based in South Africa while the Australian “ball tampering” incident was taking place. As such Julian utilised this when he had three senior clubs compete against each other to change the condition of a ball, which John was asked to judge. While the man with 41 first class games under his belt, Dinesh de Silva won for Temuka, it was re-iterated that SC Cricket do not condone this, rather it was for some entertainment in the evening!

The top award of “South Canterbury Cricket Personality of the Year” deservedly went to Bevan Guthrie who represented NZ this year in the over 60,s team, but does much more, and to keep an umpiring theme it seems Les Elliott took out “Administrator of the Year”.

At youth level Ben Davenport justifiably took out the supreme award, the Graeme Blanchard Memorial Trophy.

Below are some photos from the evening and below that the full list of award recipients.

Individual Awards

WARNER CUP for Outstanding schoolboy cricketer of the year (JAB):

Toby Clemett – Club – 437 runs @ 33.62, 15 wickets @ 13.93 and 6 catches. At SIPS tournament in Nelson, he scored 128 runs at 42.67 with a high score of 91. He also captained his club and provincial teams.

THRELKELD TROPHY: Outstanding Player at year 5 & 6 Tournament

Jed McKerrow – 50 runs at 16.67, 4 wickets at 7.25 and 2 catches.

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

Fletcher Rhodes 

GALWEY TROPHY: Outstanding Player Year 5 & 6 Season

Jed McKerrow

SCCA Cup Best Player at Primary Yr 7 Tournament:

Jackson Smith – 9 wkts at 8.11 with a best of 5 for 3 runs. Also scored 21 runs at 7

NIXON TROPHY for Best Fourth Grade player:

Toby Scannell – scored 540 runs at 25 including two centuries

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

Caleb Donaldson. Runs: 688, Average: 34.4, Wickets: 23 @ 9.5

MOA PUBLICATIONS CUP – Best Player at Under 17 Tournament

William Sharp 95 runs @ 31.66 and 6 wkts at 21.83 and captained side very well.

Selected for Canterbury tri-series.

LJ GRANT TROPHY Young Player of the year:

Ben Davenport – has scored 953 runs in all forms of cricket this season, including 2 x 100’s (136 off  82 balls and 116 off c 84 balls) and 6 x 50’s inc 59 n.o off 42 balls for Canty Development tri-series team.

Has played Roncalli 1st XI, U17 Canty Development Tri-Series U17, Sth Canty U17 (vice captain) and Sth Canty Senior Club Cricket this season.

ROCKDALE KIA ORA TROPHY for Best Cricketer Under 21:

Sean Wills – took 4-40 in debut game for SC against Chch Metro. During senior season scored 364 runs from 11 innings at average of 45.5, including a century and two fifties, one an excellent 89 in the final. He also took 19 senior wickets at 10.05 for a great season and deserving U21 trophy recipient.

REX BOWDEN CUP for Best Cricketer Under 23:

Glen Drake – scored 272 rep runs @ 30.22 including a fifty and his maiden Hawke Cup century (114 v Otago Country). Also as well as captaining his Temuka Club in an unprecedented club season, winning all round robin matches he scored 441 runs at 40.09 including 5 fifties and led the bowling taking 38 wickets from 103.1 overs at an average of 9.03 with an economy rate of 3.32. His best bowling was 6 wickets for 4 runs in the 20/20 final. 713 runs total for season.

WARD CUP for Best Player in all other grades other than Senior

Paul Coles – Second grade for Temuka scored 567 runs at 56.7 average including 2 hundreds and 2 fifties. He hit 56 fours and 35 sixes in the season. As well this year he kept wicket taking 13 catches and 5 stumpings.

WILLIAMS CUP for Bowler of the Year:

Sam Carlaw 55 (39 club and 16 rep) including two hatricks, a club one against Temuka and a Hawke Cup hatrick against Mid Canterbury.

SCCA Plaque – Senior Batsman of the Year:

Adam Beck 595 runs at 35 average for Pleasant Point Senior.

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

Dinesh de Silva in the 2nd innings of the Hawke Cup match against Otago Country he took 8-31 ripping the heart out of their resistance leading to a comfortable outright victory by SC.

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

Glen Drake.

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

Lleyton Phillips – Lleyton has a great attitude both on and off the field, he trains hard and is always seeking advice on his performance from his coaches. He is always willing to help out at practices and pre match warm-ups and is polite and well mannered. He plays the game with a smile on his face and respects his fellow players and officials. He is a very deserving winner of this award.

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

Josh Smallridge for sportsmanship – In a senior one day match between Timaru and Celtic played at Anzac Square there was an appeal for lbw. The umpire believed the ball had clipped the pad on the way through and gave the Celtic batsman Dan Laming out leg before wicket. The Timaru players gathered together while Laming departed and then the Timaru captain, Josh Smallridge said to the umpires “I would like to withdraw our appeal as we believe that Dan hit the ball”.

The umpires called out to Laming, halfway to the boundary and explained that the appeal had been withdrawn and he may continue his innings.

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

Les Elliott – Les has been the umpire coordinator for a few seasons now since moving with his family to Timaru. As well as umpiring himself, Les makes all the appointments for Saturdays, Sunday rep matches, helps with inter-school appointments, as well as running fortnightly meetings for the umpires where they go over points of law, problems, issues arising and various other aspects involving umpiring and scoring.

Les is always approachable, enjoys a “generally good camaraderie” with the players, and importantly is always punctual and willing to help SC Cricket in any way he can. A lot of work goes into training, scheduling and appointments, and Les is a worthy winner of the Supporters Club Trophy this year.

ALLAN EDGINTON TROPHY for Sports Personality of the year:

Bevan Guthrie – This year Bevan represented New Zealand in the over 60 team and reached the final of their tournament in Australia after being selected following a great inter-provincial tournament where he finished 4th in the batting stats. At the tournament, batsmen had to retire at 35, a feature Bevan achieved twice against Central Districts and Auckland, while he also scored a 34 against champions Canterbury. All up Bevan scored 110 runs across four innings, giving him an average of 55.

Bevan still plays Second Grade A cricket and is still scoring fifties and taking wickets, but when there is no game he doesn’t rest but contributes as an umpire, he umpired at 12 local matches and an interprovincial women’s match between Otago and Canterbury this season, and stood every day at the week-long U17 tournament as well as both days at Finals this past weekend.

Bevan’s impact on the game locally is best said here, as I quote;

Bevan deserves this award due to having seen him over the last 10 years or so playing for a number of teams and helping them along and also if not playing, umpiring club and rep cricket matches which always gave you a feeling of confidence the right call would usually be made with Bevan there and therefore lifting the enjoyment for all players.”


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 Davenport – Scored 953 runs in all forms of cricket this season, included 2 centuries. Ben always gives 100% in effort and attitude – a quiet lad who leads by example, is always well mannered and friendly. Ben works hard on his game and impressed at the Canterbury U17 Tri series tournament in January. He is focused on selection for the Canterbury U17 team next season. Ben has had a tremendous season and has made some big runs for club and province. His drive and dedication are very evident when he steps onto the field, but he also has a great attitude and is well respected by his peers. A very worthy recipient of this prestigious award.

Team Awards

  • NZ Cricket YR 7 & 8 Boys Cup – SC Tournament Winner: Waihi
  • NZ Cricket YR 7 & 8 Girls Shield – SC Tournament Winner: Pleasant Point
  • Saturday Morning A Grade 1 Day Competition: Waihi
  • Saturday Morning B Grade: Waimate                                           
  • Pareora Trophy WINNER 2nd Grade c: Waimate
  • Cox Cup Winner 2nd Grade B: Timaru
  • Winner 2nd Grade B T20: Timaru
  • CCA Shield for 2nd Grade A Twenty20 Competition:  Celtic No Stars
  • SCCA Trophy Winner Senior Reserve/Second Grade A: Celtic No Stars
  • Woolworths Cup Runner Up in One Day Competition: Pleasant Point
  • SCCA TROPHY Cup: Modified One Day Format Winner: Pleasant Point
  • DAILY FREIGHT WAYS One Day Trophy: Temuka
  • SC CRICKET SHIELD 20-20: Temuka
  • Ron Biggar Memorial South Canterbury

South Canterbury U15 Boys Rep team to play North Otago announced

The following South Canterbury U15 team has been announced to play North Otago U15, in Oamaru on Sunday 18th March.

Reece Burtenshaw, Toby Clemett, Ben Johnston, George Kerr, Ross McCulloch, Harper McKerrow, Jock Rollinson, Fletcher Rhodes, Harry Schmack, Flynn Smith, Logan Sowden, Naveen Sridhar.

The ground is at Centennial Park (as you drive in) it is the first on the left, beside hockey turf. See map below. It is a grass wicket.

It is a 10.30am start, please assemble at the ground at 9.30am approx. We are using a red ball so please bring your whites.

Please bring a white shirt, white long pants, own gear, lunch, drink bottle, hat & sunscreen.

If anyone is unavailable, please call coach Nigel Clemett on 021 480881.

Map to ground below

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