The January winner of the Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP
Performance of the Month is Ryan Watson from New Plymouth Marist United Cricket Club.
Ryan was representing NPMU's Premier Men's team when he produced the leading MVP performance of the month, and wins a brand new Kookaburra cricket bat courtesy of Fujitsu Heat Pumps.
Watson whacked two centuries in the two innings match, scoring 100 (97 deliveries) in the 1st innings...
Canterbury Cricket captain Peter Fulton is pleased to announce the launch of a cricket scholarship aimed at assisting promising Canterbury Country cricketers. Up to two scholarship(s) will be awarded annually to young country cricketers who display the potential to go on to play first class cricket.
Fulton says the idea came from a desire to give something back to Canterbury Country Cricket.
George Worker was in scintillating form throughout the Ford Trophy and ended the competition as the leading run scorer (538 at 48.91) and deserved winner of the Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP title with 154.44 points.
Worker completed three dominant centuries, including a personal best 194, and was one of the pivotal figures in Central Stags’ successful one day campaign.
Guy Coleman lofted the third to last delivery over the deep square leg fielder to dispel the NZ Croatian side's ambition to erase the memory of last season’s defeat to the Masters. Coleman’s final blow concluded what had been a tense run chase in hot and humid conditions at Devonport Domain on Sunday afternoon.
Facing a tricky total of 138 to win on a slow wicket, the Masters were rocked early with Sanj Silva’s dismissal in the first over. Mathew Sinclair strode purposefully to the wicket, showing no sign of the nerves that could emerge from debut performances throughout his illustrious career – dismissed first ball in domestic one-day, first class and ODI matches, before balancing the ledger with that historic 214 on Test debut. Sinclair’s CPA Masters debut was less dramatic,
The NZCPA Masters will meet New Zealand Croatia at Devonport Domain this Sunday in a match full of tension, as the Cro’s look to register a win against the solitary opposition they have yet to taste success against.
Mathew Sinclair is one of six former international players in the line-up for this eagerly anticipated rematch of last summer’s inaugural fixture between the teams.
The Masters will look to the forthright Sinclair to assert himself during the match and opening bowlers Guy Coleman and Dean Askew will once again be a handful with the new ball