50th Tournament Christchurch

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Photos from the tournament can be seen HERE . They can be ordered directly from Glyn Davies, see his website for details.

All the essential information can be found on this page for the 50th Tournament at Christchurch - 7th to 11th January 2013

Christchurch Red, coached by Blair Hartland and managed by Mike Parker, proved that they were worthy winners of the 50th South Island Tournament with a 100% winning record for the week. On the last day they played Nelson knowing that a win was needed to secure the title. They batted first and had a nervous start loosing their first four wickets for 44. That brought Isaac Anderson (115no) and Simon Yorston (100no) together and they would remain unbeaten amassing a further 219 to enable a declaration at 263-4.

That proved enough with Campbell Reid taking 4-21 and Nelson being bowled out for 155. However Red performed brilliantly as a team throughout the week and 4 other bowlers took wickets against Nelson and nine dismissals were catches. MATCH REPORT

Jack Pryde also scored an unbeaten century (102) for Dunedin in their win against Otago Country to add to a hat-trick taken on Tuesday against South Canterbury. This is only the fourth time a player has achieved this feat at the same tournament.

Another highlight of the week was a new individual score record of 159 by Llewy Johnson for North Otago against Marlborough on Thursday, He replaces Craig MacMillan in the record books and we will be interested to see if he goes onto play for New Zealand also.

The grounds were excellent (thanks to City Care for the extra outfield cuts at Elmwood and Hospital Corner), Christ's facilities immaculate, the Christchurch weather stunning and the players, management and spectators a credit to the truly wonderful game of cricket. Hopefully all the players feel that they have developed over the week as this is certainly the primary objective of this wonderful tournament.

Final Points
Christchurch Red 25, Canterbury Country 22, Nelson 18, Christchurch Black 18, Dunedin 18, Mid Canterbury 17, Marlborough 14, Invercargill Metro 13, North Otago 13, Southland Country 13, South Canterbury 10, Otago Country 10, West Coast 9, Buller 4

Some images will be placed on the website in due course.

Tournament Documents

The intention is to provide copies of documents from this tournament to assist the Associations running of future tournaments.

Programme - internal pages and cover and inside cover. The internal pages include a history of the first 49 years and this can simple be updated and used for future programmes. Roy Sinton of SintPrint roysinton@clear.net.nz would be able to adapt this for future use.


Grounds and draw doc

Umpires card inc fielding cup criteria and back

Umpires meeting notes

Rules with notes (notes are based on the opinion of CJCA organising committee)

Coaches meeting notes

50th Social gathering on 6th January - Lone Star, West Wing, Bush Inn, Riccarton

Breaking News ................. Stephen Fleming confirmed as attending the Opening Ceremony from 3pm at Christ's Pavilion, Hagley Park. Others hoping to attend depending on diaries - Chris Harris, Craig McMillan, Andrew Ellis, Nathan Astle and some of the Wizards after their match at Rangiora.

Please make a note of the social gathering at Lone Star, West Wing, Bush Inn from 5.30pm on Sunday 6th January after the end of the opening ceremony. All former players, coaches, managers and officials are most welcome to attend. If you are able to attend please drop a quick email to Barry Hazeldine on cjca@hotmail.co.nz or ring 03 356 1991.

Please do spread the word as we want to get as many former participants attending as possible.

Details here

Tournament Rules

RULES can be found here.


Check out the tournament page on the CricHQ website here. All matches will be live scored so you can follow them from wherever you are. We will also add the umpires for each of these games so that can be a reference for them as well.

Draw and pitch allocation

Draws for the tournament are established many years in advance using an agreed "round robin system" in which five rounds, one for each of the tournament days, are used. For the 50th Tournament, rounds 13 to 4 will be used. These are as follows and the pitch location can be found HERE

Pitches used will be at Christ's Grounds (3), Hagley Park Hospital Corner (2) and Elmwood Park (2). The Admin base will be at Christ's Pavilion. The opening ceremony will also be at Christ's Pavilion or if wet at St Andrew's College main gym, entrance off Normans Rd, Strowan, Christchurch.

Monday - Round 13
Christchurch Black
V Dunedin
Invercargill Metro V Southland Country
Christchurch Red V Marlborough
Otago Country V Nelson
Mid Canterbury V Buller
Canterbury Country V South Canterbury
North Otago V West Coast

Tuesday - Round 1
Christchurch Black
V Christchurch Red
Otago Country V Mid Canterbury
Marlborough V Canterbury Country
North Otago V Buller
Dunedin V South Canterbury
Southland Country V Nelson
Invercargill Metro V West Coast

Wednesday - Round 2
Christchurch Black
V North Otago
Buller V South Canterbury
Marlborough V Southland Country
Invercargill Metro V Mid Canterbury
Nelson V West Coast
Otago Country V Canterbury Country
Dunedin V Christchurch Red

Thursday - Round 3
Christchurch Black
V Otago Country
Invercargill Metro V Christchurch Red
Nelson V South Canterbury
Buller V Dunedin
North Otago V Marlborough
Canterbury Country V Mid Canterbury
West Coast V Southland Country

Friday - Round 4
Christchurch Black
V South Canterbury
Canterbury Country V West Coast
Dunedin V Otago Country
Nelson V Christchurch Red
Invercargill Metro V Marlborough
Southland Country V Buller
North Otago V Mid Canterbury