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UPCOMING DATES

04.04.2017
Senior Forum @ Ardmore Rugby Club (Upstairs), Bruce Pulman Park - 17 May

Canterbury Cricket CEO Vacancy

04.26.2017

Canterbury Cricket has a vacancy for a Chief Executive Officer. 

The vacancy is now live and is being handled exclusively by Sportspeople. 

You can view further details here:

https://www.sportspeople.co.nz/sp/position/PositionDisplay.asp?ID=46108

 

PUKEKOHE HIGH SCHOOL CLEAN SWEEP

04.04.2017

Congratulations to Pukekohe High School!

Winning all school competitions available to Counties Manukau High Schools:

NZCT Girls

NZCT Boys

Gillette Cup (T20)

PHS 1st XI also won the ND T20 competition as the CM qualifier from winning Gillette Cup T20

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Weekend Round Up 18 March

02.27.2017

 PUKEKOHE- GRAND SLAM 

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 FOUR TROPHIES AND A WEDDING 

In the end, it happened in a hurry.

Karaka’s storming comeback passed into history as they subsided late on Saturday afternoon. After getting to 212/4, and looking as though they were about to up-end Pukekohe, they submitted to be all out for 260 on the last day of premier cricket.

Pukekohe-Metro’s new signing this season, Ollie Pringle, missed all the cricket action, he was at a wedding on the island Rarotonga.

Pukekohe-Metro added the W.H Taylor Shield and the Warin Cup (overall winner) to their treasure-trove. Earlier in this stretch they snagged the Inder Lynch Trophy (T20) and the Duthie Cup (One day).

Manukau, who needed Puke-Metro to lose to retain the shield, did the job against United, but they finished up four points adrift of Pukekohe-Metro. When Manukau met Pukekohe, back in round two, they squandered an 84-run first innings lead and lost the match. That recent recall may have spoilt their after-match drinks on Saturday night.

In the, “two bald men fighting over a comb match”, Papakura downed Waiuku.

Pukekohe’s monumental 2016/17 is underscored by the fact that they only lost once all season in all three forms of premiership cricket. For the archives, their solitary loss was to Papakura, by five runs, in mid-November.

Saturday’s three premiership games were played as 55 over one-day matches (under two-day regulations) for ten championship points after the Tasman Tempest completely washed out day-one.

This effectively setup a final on the last day, and, for a final that wasn’t meant to be a final, the Pukekohe-Karaka match turned out to be good value.

One of the qualmarks of the entertaining fixture is that there wasn’t one wide bowled in the match.

Pukekohe-Metro v Karaka Bledisloe, Pukekohe

Bledisloe Park number one was in great shape for the curtain fall game.

Karaka won the decision-making toss and after some beard stroking opted to insert Pukekohe.

Barry Rhodes, who excelled with lumber and leather, hit 107 off 66 balls. He took 28 runs off the five balls that he faced in one over late in his innings.

Karaka bowled Pukekohe out for 297 in the 55th over.

Karaka made a muddling start to the run chase but Victor Davies and Luke Williamson joined forces for a wealthy fourth wicket partnership of 155.

Davies, last season’s premier-points winner, is about to fly the coop, he’s heading back to Auckland club cricket.

Rhodes broke the partnership when he bowled Davies (92). But with Luke Williamson well established at the crease, Karaka’s innings was well on the way. They had 212 runs on the board, six wickets still standing, and bags of overs left.

After Davies marched off for the last time Karaka descended faster than a skydiving elephant. They contributed to their own demise with some suicidal running between the wickets and appeared to panic.

Pukekohe-Metro 297 (Barry Rhodes 107, Rishekesh Umasuthan 59, David Simpson 4/80, Hayden Wark 3/92) beat Karaka 260 (Victor Davies 92, Luke Williamson 69, Ash Vodnala 3/51, Corey Hunter 3/64) by 37 runs.

Manukau v United, War Memorial Park, Manurewa

Manukau 246 (Tristan Payle 85, JJ Mills 44, Terrence Brookes 3/54, Jono Lawrence 2/47) beat United 118 (Simon Eves 47, Anthony Brookes 35, Jarrod Halliday 4/24, Gursharn Singh 3/21) by 128 runs.

Papakura v Waiuku, Bruce Pulman Park, Papakura

Waiuku 130 (Jesse Smythe-Kirk 73 no, Vaughan Blanchard 2/10, Ryan Phizackerley 2/14) lost to Papakura 132/2 (Marty Perry 61 no, Ryan Strydom 38, David Shine 1/18) by eight wickets.

Final Points

Puke-Metro 90, Manukau 86, Karaka 74, Papakura 53, Waiuku 29, United 20.


Senior B Final, Bledisloe Park

Pukekohe-Metro Gold 162 beat Pukekohe Metro Green 138.

Pukekohe-Metro Gold wins the Joe Stoupe Cup

 

ENDS

Season Preview

10.17.2016

PREMIER CRICKET SEASON PREVIEW 2016/17

REPORTING FOR DUTY

The CMCA 2016/17 Premiership will be officially uncorked on Labour Weekend when the Inder Lynch Trophy (T20) final will be played at Bruce Pulman Park.

The cricket banquet has already started with three days of T20 competition. This will be followed by one full round of one-day cricket culminating in the Duthie Cup Final on December 17th. The W.H. Taylor Shield (two-day) will be played over ten Saturdays after Christmas.

Whoever turned the lights off at the end of 2015/16 has turned them on again on the same six clubs. They are, in last season’s overall finishing order, Manukau, Karaka, Pukekohe-Metro, Papakura, Waiuku and United CC.

Manukau vacuumed up all of the premier trophies last season and had the most successful season ever for a CMCA premiership side; it was capped off when they played in the National Club Finals in April this year.

There have been a few inter-club moves this semester; the most eye- catching is Luke Williamson’s transfer from Papakura to Karaka.

In terms of imports, Ollie Pringle (Pukekohe-Metro) lands in Counties territory from the Papatoetoe Cricket Club with a pedigree and cricket curriculum vitae. The 24 year-old all-rounder, the son of Martin Pringle, has done well with bat and ball in Auckland Club Cricket and has some English county cricket experience under his belt.

 

PUKEKOHE METRO


 

2015/16 Season

T20

(Inder Lynch Trophy)

One-day

(Duthie Cup)

Two-day

(W.H. Taylor Shield)

Overall

(Warin Cup)

First(equal)

Third

Fourth

Third

 

Players in

Ollie Pringle (Auckland)

Matthew Baxter (England)

Matthew Gardiner (returned from overseas)

Rishekesh Umasuthan (Auckland)

 

Players out

Vaughan Blanchard (Papakura CC)

 

Manager/Coach

Dave Davies

 

Captain

Corey Hunter

 

Squad

Corey Hunter (capt), Kurt Barnes, Matthew Baxter, Kyle Blanchard, Katene Clarke, Richard Crosby, Matthew Gardiner, Jonathan Keen, Simon Lal, Josh Plummer, Barry Rhodes, Reid Somani, Ollie Pringle, Rishekesh Umasuthan and Ash Vodnala.

The club recently shifted from one side of Bledisloe Park to the opposite side and straight into their brand new clubhouse. That may give them the tonic they need to start well?

Last time they over promised and under delivered and by the end of the season they looked like they were shadow boxing.

Corey Hunter has taken over as commander-in-chief on the pitch. Ollie Pringle, who scored 200 no for Papatoetoe at the beginning of last season, will stiffen their batting roster.

Inbound player movements significantly outweigh their single player exit from last season’s regular line-up.

Ash Vodnala, the former CMCA Senior Men’s bowler/ batter is in their squad but he has declared himself available for Central Districts for representative play.

 

KARAKA

 

 

2015/16 Season

T20

(Inder Lynch Trophy)

One-day

(Duthie Cup)

Two-day

(W.H. Taylor Shield)

Overall

(Warin Cup)

Third (equal)

Second

Second

Second

 

Players in

Luke Williamson (Papakura CC)

Harjispreet Singh (India)

 

Players out

Harley Jenkins (Rugby)

Brad O’Callaghan (Work and study)

Lee Ter Huurne (United CC)

 

Coach

Michael Schofield (player coach)

 

Captain

Hayden Wark

 

Squad  

Hayden Wark (capt), Tony Manning, Michael Schofield, Clayton Franks, Navjot Sran, Cory MacKay, Andrew Mckenzie, Dan Power, Sam Huriwai, Shaun Duarte, Tom Thexton, Alec Shackleton, Benji Cornish, Brandon Reid, David Pearce, Harjispreet Singh, Luke Williamson, Matt Hill, Terence Otterson and Victor Davies.

The untiring bridesmaid, the red and whites finished runners-up for the second year running. The gap between them and Manukau, who they didn’t manage to beat all season, was significant.

The annual roll call had some bad news. Harley Jenkins, Lee Ter Huurne and Brad O’Callaghan are non-starters for the club this time round.

Luke Williamson is most likely to couple up with Tony Manning at the top of the order but both players will make overdue starts. Williamson has exams to complete at Canterbury University, and Manning, a civil engineer, is out of town on an engineering project for the first month of the season.

Originally from Auckland, Victor Davies has become Counties-Manukau’s favourite step-son.

Davies, just back from playing club cricket in England, can be a one-man highlights package at times. He took out the premier player points last season with 36 wickets and 407 runs, even though his appearances for Karaka were reduced by his representative commitments.

 

MANUKAU

 

 

2015/16 Season

T20

(Inder Lynch Trophy)

One-day

(Duthie Cup)

Two-day

(W.H. Taylor Shield)

Overall

(Warin Cup)

First (equal)

First

First

First

 

Players in-

Robert Von Elling (returning after a break)

Anthony Niterl (returning after a break)

 

Players out

Brendon Read (went overseas mid last season)

 

Coach

Mike Halliday

 

Captain

Ashwyn Herwels

 

Squad

Ashwyn Herwels (capt), JJ Mills, Jono Hickey, Ish Sodhi, Tamati Clarke, Nick Kelly, Jarrod Halliday, Sandeep Patel, Shalen Singh,  Tristan Payle, Scott Allison, Le-Shur Vermeulen, Dion Joll, Rob von Elling, Ant Niterl, Cullen Halliday, Ram Tirth, Troy Joll and Scott Osmond.

The winners of everything last season; they have retained their players and a couple are returning to their old playground, which, in itself, is a statement under the Fair Warning Act.

Not only did Manukau lap the field in 2015/16 but they did it in entertaining and attacking style with their skipper, Ashwyn Herwels, an obliging partner in that.

Tamati Clarke, Nick Kelly, Jono Hickey and Ish Sodhi have all shown their credentials both at international and domestic level for Northern Districts.

Hickey, a dual code overachiever, is expected to make a late entrance after the end of the Mitre 10 Cup.

But the mouth-watering anticipation is within their youth section.

Jarrod Halliday, Tristan Payle, Sandeep Patel and Dion Joll are among a group of teenagers who threw away their premier water-wings some time ago and are now ready for major-league cricket. 

 

PAPAKURA

 

 

2015/16 Season

T20

(Inder Lynch Trophy)

One-day

(Duthie Cup)

Two-day

(W.H. Taylor Shield)

Overall

(Warin Cup)

Third (equal)

Fourth

Third

Fourth

 

Players in

Jason Brajkovich (Onehunga)

Ryan Strydom (returning after injury)

Vaughan Blanchard (Pukekohe-Metro CC)

 

Players out

Gian Botha (Wellington)

Nik Vishwanath (Mt Maunganui)

Luke Williamson (Karaka CC)

 

Coach

Marty Perry (player coach)

 

Captain

Henry Gibson

 

Squad

Henry Gibson, (capt), Ben Fitzgerald, Devon Jones, Jayden Morris, Marty Perry, Scott Johnston, Shane Gadsdon, Ryan Phizackerley, Anish Shah, Cameron Jerram, Tyler Jerram, Vaughan Blanchard, Jason Brajkovic, Ryan Strydom and Satiam Sharma.

The 2014/15 champions have a huge hole to fill.

Their larger-than-life skipper, Gian Botha, has exported himself to Wellington for work reasons.

Botha has been a talisman-like figure at the club over the last few seasons. With 677 runs from his bat, including a high of 210, he was last season’s overall top scorer in the premiership.

He has left the captain’s armband with Henry Gibson.

Vaughan Blanchard, a former senior men’s representative player and very experienced cricketer, joins the Bruce Pulman Park weekenders.

The young Jerram siblings, Cameron and Tyler, are both in the squad, they are youngsters to keep a watching eye on.

Marty Perry becomes player coach. He’s had bad luck with injuries but still made it to fourth place on last season’s player points table.

 

WAIUKU

 

 

2015/16 Season

T20

(Inder Lynch Trophy)

One-day

(Duthie Cup)

Two-day

(W.H. Taylor Shield)

Overall

(Warin Cup)

Fifth (equal)

Fifth

Fifth

Fifth

 

Players in-

Trevor Greyling (South Africa)

Simon King (Auckland)

 

Players Out

Sam Danes (medical)

Sam Saunokonoko (T20)

Declan McLeish (work)

Ben Naylor (Auckland)

Johnny Morley (retired)

Scott Guthrie (retired)

George Meikle (overseas)

 

Manager/Coach

Shane Robinson

 

Captain

Shaun Lovett

 

Squad

Shaun Lovett (capt), Bayden Morey, Rhys Foy,  Barry Mills, Cameron Brown, David Shine, Haseeb Ashraf ,Jesse Smyth-Kirk, Blair Lovett, Zack Robinson, James Naylor, Trevor Greyling, Mackenzie Buchan, Chad Whitehead and Simon King.

For a surplus of reasons Waiuku has lost seven players from their last squad, this includes Johnny Morley who must hold the club record for the amount of times he’s retired.

Scott Guthrie, the former CMCA Men’s Senior Captain, is also standing down.

The depth of the clubs reservoir will be tested.

Although their 2015/16 season ended in an as-is-where-is condition, it did have its highlights. They beat rampant runaway champions Manukau by 48 runs in the Duthie Cup and pushed Pukekohe-Metro to the limit in their local two-day derby match.

Trevor Greyling and Simon King, both all-rounders, are newcomers to the club and are unscratched lottery tickets.

Shaun Lovett, in his second year as captain, now has the experience to get the best out of his cattle. Much will depend on him, and the other old-hands including Bayden Morey, David Shine and Haseeb Ashraf.

 

UNITED

 

 

2015/16 Season

T20

(Inder Lynch Trophy)

One-day

(Duthie Cup)

Two-day

(W.H. Taylor Shield)

Overall

(Warin Cup)

Fifth (equal)

Sixth

Sixth

Sixth

 

Players In

Lee Ter Huurne (Karaka CC)

 

Players out

Nil

 

Manager

Terrence Brookes

 

Captain

Josh Burgess

 

Squad

Josh Burgess (capt), Jonathon Lawrence, Callum Jude, Harley Bayliss, Terrence Brookes, Anthony Brookes, Matt Mudford, Christopher Farnell, Summit Agnihotri, Simon Eves, Michael Walker, Bruce Page, Manpreet Singh, Lee Ter Huurne and Simar Bahl.

Last season’s bottom feeders had a standing start after being called in at the 12th hour.

After a full turn of the calendar they are in much better shape having learned from their first season in the top drawer. As well, they have been active in the winter getting their players and their new organization into premiership mode.

Lee Ter Huurne, one of the clubs ex-students, has moved back from Karaka where he gained valuable premiership time.

Ironically, both of United’s maiden moments came against Karaka. They came close to rolling the reds in the first round of Duthie Cup and then took the first innings points from them in the Shield.

United’s first Duthie Cup game in this campaign is against Manukau and will be a true test of how far they have come.

Anthony Brookes, United’s top bowler, was a revelation in their debut premiership season. Brookes took 31 wickets and ended up tenth in the player rankings.