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Mid Canterbury Cricket – 2012/13 Season
Mid Canterbury cricket have developed extensively over the past 5 years with an increase of over 100% in playing numbers since the 2007/08 season. This growth can be attributed to the efforts of all those volunteers within the clubs, schools and the association who tirelessly give of their time to offer varied playing opportunities to players at all levels.
Junior cricket in Mid Canterbury is strong with five clubs boasting well-organised junior sections. Senior cricket has come on well in the last few years with the next season shaping up to be a keenly contested one. Twilight cricket is proving to be very popular with an 8-a-side T20 format played on Monday evenings during the summer months. This will continue again next season, with games played on the Ashburton Domain. Any business or group of players interested in participating should contact Mid Canterbury Cricket for more information.
We cater for all ages and abilities with the following options available for junior cricketers:
Have-a-go (5-7 year olds/boys and girls) – This is a fundamental skills programme with the emphasis on cricket skills. Giveaways are available at most sessions including a bat and ball. Contact your nearest club (listed on our advert) or your school may have a centre operating.
Kiwi/7th Grade (8 & 9 year olds/boys and girls) – This is also a fundamental skills programme with more advanced skills being taught. The players also learn the game format in 7th grade, which is played on Friday evenings with a soft ball, where all players get an equal opportunity.Giveaways are also available including a wooden bat next season. Contact your nearest club or your school may also operate a centre.
6th Grade (9 & 10 year old) – This is the first grade where players use protective equipment and hard cricket balls. Games are played on Saturday mornings and the format used ensures that every player gets an equal opportunity to learn the game in match conditions. Contact a club for details.
5th Grade (10 & 11 year old) – The format of these games is very similar to the 6th Grade mentioned above, although the games are slightly longer. Games are played on Saturday mornings as well. Contact a club for details.
4th Grade (11-13 years old) – Games are 40 overs-a-side, played on Saturday afternoons. Contact a club for details
3rd Grade (Secondary School/Youth Players) – Games are played on Saturday afternoons. Contact Ashburton College Cricket Club, Methven Cricket Club or Lauriston Cricket Club. The Ashburton College 1st XI plays in the prestigious Christchurch 1st XI competition.
There are also many competitions/tournaments for school teams such as: Ashburton Trust Year 5/6 Trophy, Ashburton Trust Year 7/8 Vase, National Year 7/8 Cup and Shield, NZCT Year 9/10 competition (boys and girls), National Gillette Cup for School 1st XI’s.
Mid Canterbury also has the following Representative teams who play games on Sundays during the season in preparation for tournaments which are held in December and January. We have the following teams: Year 6, Year 7, Primary (Year 8, who attend the prestigious South Island Primary Tournament and won it in 2009), U15, U17 and U19.
Our Senior team plays in the southern zone of the Hawke Cup, the winner of which gets to challenge the current holder of the Hawke Cup in a three day game.
We also have cricket for girls with Year 5/6 and Year 7/8 teams which play under the auspices of Mid Canterbury in the Christchurch Junior Girls competitions. We have a girls secondary school representative team which plays in the Canterbury Regional Tournament in Christchurch in December. Ashburton College have a girls 1st XI which has played in the South Canterbury women’s competition for the past 5 years.
Last season we had 8 players selected for various Canterbury teams, which is the highest number on record and a good achievement for a small association. Our representative teams are competitive at all tournaments with our U18’s winning the Canterbury Regional tournament for the first time last season. Our senior team also performed very well, narrowly missing out on getting a Hawke Cup Challenge, defeating North Otago and Otago Country outright whilst beating Southland on the first innings.
The senior season gets underway on Saturday 20th October with the junior/youth grades (6th, 5th, 4th and 3rd) starting the following week on the 27th October. The season finishes at the end of March 2013 with a break for the festive season.
I would also like to thank all our sponsors for the forthcoming season, in particular the Ashburton Trust, Lion Foundation, Canterbury Cricket and New Zealand Cricket for your support, which is very much appreciated.
I would like to wish everyone the best for the forthcoming season, may it be a successful and enjoyable one.
We are looking forward to another successful season and ask that anyone interested in playing cricket contact Richard on 021 532 393 for more information.
Mid Canterbury Cricket T/20 Draw 2013
Saturday February 2nd 2013
12.30pm; Round 1
Stags vs. Coldstream @ Tech
Fairfield vs. Sharks @ Fairfield
Allenton vs. Star Old Boys @ Allenton
Methven vs. Lauriston @ MSA
3.30pm; Round 2
Allenton vs. Coldstream @ Allenton
Stags vs. Lauriston @ Tech
Methven vs. Sharks @ MSA
Fairfield vs. Star Old Boys @ Fairfield
Saturday 9th February 2013
12.30pm; Round 3
Sharks vs. Stags @ Tech
Lauriston vs. Coldstream @ Lauriston
Methven vs. Star Old Boys @ Methven
Allenton vs. Fairfield @ Allenton
3.30pm; Round 4
Methven vs. Coldstream @ Methven
Lauriston vs. Star Old Boys @ Lauriston
Sharks vs. Allenton @ Tech
Stags vs. Fairfield @ MSA
Saturday 16th February 2013
12.30pm; Round 5
Methven vs. Allenton @ MSA
Sharks vs. Lauriston @ Tech
Fairfield vs. Stags @ Fairfield
Coldstream vs. Star Old Boys @ Allenton
3.30pm; Round 6
Stags vs. Allenton @ Tech
Fairfield vs. Methven @ Fairfield
Coldstream vs. Sharks @ Allenton
Star vs. Stags @ MSA
Saturday 23rd February 2013
12.30pm; Round 7
Fairfield vs. Coldstream @ Fairfield
Star vs. Sharks @ MSA
Allenton vs. Lauriston @ Allenton
Stags vs. Methven @ Tech
TBC vs. TBC @ Tech
The Ashburton Trust will be sponsoring junior cricket in Mid Canterbury for the 2012/13 season. We would like to thank them for coming on board and for their support of junior cricket. Every team playing in all grades from 7th/Kiwi grade up to 3rd grade will receive player of the day awards provided by the Ashburton Trust. We respectfully request that all cricketers support the various Ashburton Trust Establishments in Mid Canterbury.
Video footage of the SIPT held in Ashburton from 10-14 January can be viewed here:
For junior grade draws and results look under fixtures and results menus.
All junior and senior clubs are to check the website regularly for fixtures and results. All results are to sent to the CEO by Monday 12.00pm following your match. There is valuable information for your club posted under the clubs menu on pitch preparation, running a club and recruitment and retaining players.
Have-a-go and Kiwi Cricket
More information will be circulated once the various Have-a-go and Kiwi Cricket Centres are up and running.
If you would like any more information contact Richard (03) 307 2829 or 021 532 393