MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
We are halfway through the season and Christmas is already here. Let me take the opportunity to thank everyone involved in local cricket and wish you well for the festive season ahead.
Senior cricket recommences on 10 January 2015 and the Juniors on 24 January 2015.
The front end of the 2014/15 season has been hectic and characterized by
1) Change in personnel at CMCA
2) Lots of Senior and Junior Representative cricket
At the same time we have visited lots of schools and touched base with thousands of kids. Early in 2015 the phenomena known as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will hit us and what a festival it's going to be.
Take care over the holidays and come back safe and well
TREVOR M GILL
AGE GROUP TOURNAMENTS:
PRIMARY BOYS â€“ Hamilton, Waikato University
Coach: Rob Dickson
Assistant Coach: Jason Marconi
Manager: Martin Forde
This was the only unbeaten team over the three days in Hamilton, we however missed out narrowly to both Northland and Waikato Valley before our team started working as a unit. There is a great future ahead for these kids and Counties Manukau Junior Cricket is definitely looking strong for years to come. Congrats to Marcel Marconi on his 105* during the tournament.
JUNIOR SECONDARY â€“ Weymouth, Mountfort Park
Coach - Grant Douglas
Manger - Richard Mabin
The Junior Secondary had a rough time of it at tournament with many players going down with injury. A couple of narrow losses early on in the tournament cost them a chance of contesting for 1st place. They eventually finished up in 6th place. This is a talented group of young men whom we have high hopes for in future years.
SENIOR SECONDARY â€“ Gisborne, Harry Barker Reserve
Marky JB Bhattacharya
This team showed great character and beat Hamilton in the final in Gisborne. There were no real stand out performers in this team but everyone had individual success during some stage of the tournament. This was definitely a group effort and a well-deserved first place finish. Congratulations to Scott Johnston who picked up 5 wickets in the final and also finished the successful tournament with a six.
FERGUS HICKEY 2 DAYERS
Bay of Plenty @ Bay Oval
CMCA 233 all out
Lost on First innings
Hamilton @ Galloway Park
HAM 209/8 declared
Won on first innings but lost outright
BRIAN DUNNING- Three One Dayers @ Owen Delaney Sports, Taupo
CMCA 200/8 (48.3)
Win by 2 wickets
POVERTY BAY 298/5
Won by 140 runs
4 points plus a bonus point
BAY OF PLENTY 132/10
Won by 56 runs
4 points plus a bonus point
FERGUS HICKEY POINTS TABLE SO FAR:
CM 18, HAM 15, N 14, WV 9, BOP 8, PB 0
BLACK CAPS - ISH SODHI
NORTHERN KNIGHTS â€“ JONO HICKEY, ISH SODHI
ND A â€“ BEN HORNE, NICK KELLY, TOM URRY
ND U19 - HARLEY JENKINS, SANDEEP PATEL, SCOTT JOHNSTON
ND U17 - REID SOMANI, CALLUM DOUGLAS, KATENE CLARKE
GIRLS U21 â€“ BROOKE HALLIDAY Â©, KATIE GURREY, JAYDA TAINUI
GIRLS U18 â€“ MAXINE RAWNSLEY
GIRLS U15 â€“ ROXANNE RAWNSLEY
Barry Rhodes â€“ Cricket Development Officer
Barry took up the Development Officer role in September.
Originally from South Africa he has lived in Auckland where he played for Grafton and Auckland A and before that Wellington where he played for Wellington A and four matches for the Firebirds.
Barry is a seasoned campaigner having played in Africa, Netherlands, Australia and the UK.
These days he lives in Manurewa and turns out for Pukekohe-Metro.
Already fairly busy he got handed the captaincy of the CMCA Senior Men
As an employee Barry is leading the player & coach development programme that were set up by Peter Zanzottera & before him Alan Whimp.
Owen Steverson â€“ Head Coach CMCA Senior Men
Formerly a Waikato Valley Cricket Association player and head coach, Owen was offered the CMCA job in September and immediately started work.
Itâ€™s a part time seven month role that he fits into his schedule as a teacher at St Peters School, Cambridge.
Owen is a NZC Level 3 coach who comes with an impressive coaching CV. The last major role was as assistant coach of the White Ferns.
He & Barry Rhodes (Captain) along with Kim Williamson (Manager) have forged a strong and effective leadership group.
Michael Schofield â€“ Cricket Clubs and Communities Coordinator
Michael has stepped into the gap left by Alysha Jensen who moved to Netball NZ last month.
Michael is a proud Counties man who plays his cricket for Karaka and has done since he first picked up a cricket bat. Michael also plays for the Counties Manukau Senior Men.
Michael, a Bachelor of Communications graduate has fit well and is enjoying his new role at CMCA.
Clubs are the nucleus of what we do â€“ they are the members of CMCA
In 2014 we have 12 clubs ranging from 1 to 18 teams.
There have been a number of amalgamations. Waiuku Juniors and Seniors are now one club, similar to a move Pukekohe-Metro made some years ago
The current CMCA board is;
Braeden Makgill â€“ Chair