2015/16 Season commences 17th October 2015

A draw will be established for the Saturday during show weekend and Labour weekend. Any teams unable to play during these weekends should contact the draw convenor, Mike Fisher at the Christchurch Metro Cricket Association on phone 281 8961 or 0272 860419 or email:

Please see the attached pdf document for a more detailed breakdown of dates and fixtures for the season.   

Pre season meeting for ALL Clubs and School Conveners and managers - 27th July (including presentation on funding)

First Saturday cricket - 17th October

The girls are NOT playing on the 14th November as it is Show weekend.

Nominations for Spring Tournament Trials - close from 5pm, Friday 16th October and then 3 days before each trial.

Trials to be held on:

Sun 18th Oct - Boys Yr 6, 12 - 4pm
Tues 20th Oct, Boys Yr 7, 4.30 - 7.30pm
Thurs 22nd Oct, Boys Yr 8, 4.30 - 6.30pm

Sun 8th Nov, Girls Yrs 5 to 8, 10 - 12 noon
All at Action Indoor Sports Community Cricket Centre - 81 Buchanans Rd, Hornby

CJCA Spring Tournament   -  1st, 15th and 22nd November (No rain reserve as missing 8th Nov due to Kings T20 at Hagley). Venue - Yr 8 at CBHS; Yr 7 at Warren Pk and Yr 6 at Polo

Girls Spring Tournament will be played on 29th Nov and 6th Dec. Venue: Polo, all on artificial wickets. Trials on 8th November atAction Indoor, Hornby.     

Selected teams will appear in the Representative section

Representative Matches - 29th Nov, 6th and 20th December. Teams to be selected from those playing in the Spring Tournament. Venues TBA

29th Nov - Year 8 Red vs Mid Cant @ Ashburton Oval (main ground - access off Park Lane) using SIPST rules, Year 8 Black vs Canterbury Country @ Southbrook Park, Rangiora using SIPST rules. Year 7 vs Canterbury Country at Elmwood Pk no 1 (grass), Year 7 Gold vs Mid Cant and Year 6 Green vs Mid Cant both @ Ashburton Domain (off Walnut Ave), Year 7 White vs South Cant @ Elmwood Pk no 4 (grass), Year 6 Blue vs South Canterbury @ Elmwood Pk no 3 (artificial)

6th Dec
- Year 8 Red vs Canterbury Country @ Elmwood 4 (grass) using SIPST rules and Year 7 vs Canterbury Country @ Southbrook Park, Rangiora

13th Dec - Red v Black at Elmwood no 4 (grass) using SIPST rules 

20th Dec - Year 8 Black vs South Cant @ Elmwood no 4 (grass) using SIPST rules (South could not play on 6th Dec)

Last Club / School matches before Christmas -  19th December

South Island Primary School's Cricket Tournament (SIPST): 11th to 15th January 2016 (in Dunedin). Opening ceremony Sun 10th Jan. CJCA Red and Black teams (for 2015 school year 8 players) to compete. These teams are selected from the players taking part in the previous Spring Tournament.

Mandeville Tournament Year 6: (near Rangiora) 5th (Tues) to 8th (Fri) January 2016 - for 2015 school year 6 players - 'Development' teams from previous Spring Tournament, as follows: CJCA Cairns yr 6, CJCA Hadlee yr 6; CJCA Fleming yr 6; CJCA Astle yr 6 teams to compete with replacements from the Emerging teams where necessary.

Mandeville Tournament Year 7: (near Rangiora) 19th (Tues) to 22nd (Fri) January 2016 - for 2015 school year 7 players -  'Development' teams from previous Spring Tournament, as follows: CJCA Cairns yr 7, CJCA Hadlee yr 7; CJCA Fleming yr 7; CJCA Astle yr 7 teams to compete with replacements from the Emerging teams where necessary.

Girls South Island Tournament (4th one) - 22nd to 24th January 2016 at TBA 

Season Recommences - All grades 6th February 

Nominations for CJCA Summer Tournament Trials - Close from 5pm Friday 12th Feb.  If you need to nominate later than this then please contact Barry on

Trials to be held: 

Sun 14th February, at St Andrews and CBHS nets (off Kiwi Rd, off Weka St in Fendalton) - Girls 10 -12 (CBHS), Boys Yr 6 (St Andrews) from 10am - 1pm and Boys Yr 7 (St Andrews) and Yr 8 (CBHS) from 2 - 5pm.  

NOTE: No junior cricket on 20th February so people can attend the Black Caps vs Aus Test Match at Hagley Oval (20 - 24 Feb)

Youth and Junior Cricket Awards Presentation -
To include the awarding of the CJCA Jubilee Awards. Wed 17th Feb 2016 7pm at the Big Room at CBHS

CJCA Summer Tournament  - Boys on 28th February and 6th and 13th March  (No rain Reserve) Venues probably Yr 8 CBHS; Yr 7 Warren Park and Yr 6 Polo. All on artificial wickets.

Girls Tournament 13th and 20th March at either Elmwood or CBHS

Invitation Matches - 20th March for Year 6, 7 & 8 teams selected from the Summer Tournament.

10.30am start unless indicated or agreed by the coaches

Yr 6 - Harris vs Mid Canty at Elmwood 3 (Grass with Artificial backup), Bond vs South Canty at Waihi Sch (Artificial wicket) TBC (11am start) 

Yr 7 - Stead Black vs Mid Canty at Elmwood 4, McMillan Black vs South Canty at Geraldine Oval (main ground) (11am start), Stead Red vs Country North at Southbrook Pk, McMillan Red vs Country South at Weedons Domain

Yr 8 - Papps Black vs South Canty (11am start) at Waihi School (grass) on SH1 north of Winchester, Germon Black vs Mid Canty at Elmwood 2 or 1 (to be decided), Papps Red vs Country North at Southbrook Pk, Germon Red vs Country South at Greendale Domain  

Last Club / School matches for season -  19th March (Easter is final weekend in March)

CJCA AGM - Monday 16th May 2016 - 7.30pm venue The Elmwood Club, Heaton St