2017/18 Season Newsletter #2

The first weeks cricket was cancelled and with the amount of rain we have had we are all relying on a dry day on Friday to help dry out the saturated grounds as well as a lot of work, planning and prayer from all of the ground staff across Christchurch to try make the grounds playable. Keep and eye out this week for last minute grounds changes and Facebook for cancellations.

  • Premiers, 2a, 2b and President’s Foxes at home on Saturday
  • Matt Hay, Aero gear scholarship recipient for the season
  • Junior Year 5 & 6 Trials
  • Heroes and Villian’s function on the 28th
Club Sponsors – Fox and Associates


This week sees the Premier Men playing in the 2nd day of their 2 day fixture against East Christchurch Shirley, play will start earlier than normal to make for lost time in the match with no balls being played.

Our 2a side lead by Steve McKean will be face Lancaster Park in a one day match, and 2B will be playing OBC again in a One Day match.

The other home match is the President’s Foxes after training at the Avonhead Tavern last Saturday will be ready to meet Sydenham Hospital.

As mentioned, please keep an eye out for any last minute grounds changes.


Matt Hay – Aero scholarship recipient

This year Cricket Express in connection with Aero Cricket have provided an equipment scholarship to a club member and this year’s recipient is Matt Hay . Matt is in his 2nd season of the Premier Squad and we also wanted to reward Matt for the time he puts into coaching junior’s.  The club wishes Matt every success with his cricket and we thank the support of our sponsor’s to provide this.


Junior Cricket

The timing of the school holiday’s and implementation of CricHQ online registration has proven a bit of a challenge to complete the organisation of all of our sides, and I would thank you for your patience. Our final part will be the trials to be held for Year 6 and Year 5 cricket.

Year 6 Trials are on Monday at 4.30pm

Year 5 Trials will either be on Monday from 5.30pm, or on Thursday. This will be confirmed before the weekend.

CJCA Saturday Morning cricket starts on Saturday the 21st o October with our Friday Night Super Star and Kiwi cricket starting on the 27th of October.

Heroes and Villians

On the 28th of October the club’s function will be a Hero’s and Villian’s themed event featuring Nyree Huyser. We are very lucky to book in Nyree, so it’s sure to be a great event – support the club and get involved. Here is the link to the facebook event


Pics from the Past

While I was in at Cricket Express this week I spotted this photo on wall of the 2004/2005 Christchurch Red team, managed by Peter Burke, featuring Thomas Latham as vice captain as well as Nick Tinning and Gerard Pottinger who still play for the club in T20 format for the DDT, not sure who else in the side still plays.







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