CANTERBURY CRICKET AWARDS EVENING 2017

The 2016-17 Canterbury Cricket Awards Evening was held on Saturday the 8th of April in the Hadlee Pavilion at Hagley Oval.

Celebrating what had been an outstanding season with our First XI Men’s and Women’s teams winning three out of the five National competitions we recognised these achievements as well as our top individual performers. We also celebrated the retirements of two long-serving players of the game; Rachel Candy and Peter Fulton.

See the list of our Award Winners below:

 

Red & Black Inductee: Debbie Hockley

 

Special Awards: 

Cole McConchie

Maiden First Class Century

103 vs Otago

14 November 2016

Queens Park, Invercargill

Maddy Lloyd Photography

 

Chad Bowes

Maiden First Class Century for Canterbury

155 vs Auckland Aces

24 November, 2016

Mainpower Oval, Rangiora

Maddy Lloyd Photography

 

Kate Ebrahim

Maiden Century for Canterbury

100* vs Auckland

12 February 2017

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Maddy Lloyd Photography

 

Kyle Jamieson

Maiden 10 wickets in a match

11-160 vs Auckland Aces

23 November, 2016

Mainpower Oval, Rangiora

Maddy Lloyd Photography

 

Peter Fulton

Fastest 1-day century in New Zealand

116* off 58 balls vs Wellington Firebirds

Ford Trophy Final

24 November, 2016

Mainpower Oval, Rangiora

Maddy Lloyd Photography

 

Canterbury Kings Award – Player’s Player:

Henry Nicholls

Maddy Lloyd Photography

 

Canterbury Magicians Awards

Bowler of the Year – Amy Satterthwaite

Batter of the Year – Frances Mackay

Canterbury Magicians Player of the Year – Frances Mackay

PHOTOSPORT NZ

 

Canterbury Men’s Awards

Bowler of the Year – Todd Astle

Batter of the Year – Cole McConchie

Canterbury Men’s Player of the Year – Todd Astle

PHOTOSPORT NZ

 

Images courtesy of PHOTOSPORT NZ & Maddy Lloyd Photography

JEREMY CURWIN THE NEW CEO OF CANTERBURY CRICKET

Jeremy Curwin has been appointed as the Chief Executive of Canterbury Cricket. Jeremy Curwin replaces Lee Germon who has accepted a role as the General Manager of Sydney Thunder.

Canterbury Cricket Board Chairman, Ashley Taggart, said that Jeremy Curwin was a stand-out candidate in a very qualified field of applicants and that he brought with him an understanding of elite sport and running highly motivated teams towards goals and a common vision. Jeremy Curwin excelled as being a strategic thinker, with a high attention to detail and possessing strong leadership skills.

Jeremy Curwin’s most previous role has been as the Head of Commerical Operations at Somerset County Cricket Club. In his 5 years in this role, he has helped Somerest CCC increase their sponsorship revenue by 30% year on year as well as bucking the national trend in the UK, by increasing the Somerset CCC membership base. He introduced a media and digital strategy that led to subsequent increases in social media following at the Somerset CCC.

Prior to that, Jeremy Curwin has worked at Bath Rugby Club as their Commercial Manager and Marketing and Communications Director and with Red Bull where he was the Regional Brand Manager and the Mainstream Sports Manager.

Jeremy Curwin will start his role in late September and will move to Christchurch with his partner and young family.

BURGER KING SUPER SMASH SCHEDULE RELEASED

New Zealand’s Christmas and New Year holiday season will once again be jam-packed with explosive T20 action, this time with a new name and partner.

The Burger King Super Smash will again focus on the festive part of the summer, beginning at a slightly later date of 13 December and culminating in a final on 20 January.

The 2017-18 Burger King Super Smash will include:

  • A total of 32 matches; 30 round robin matches, an elimination playoff between 2nd & 3rd, and the Final
  • The competition will be played across 11 different venues between Invercargill and Auckland
  • SKY Sport will broadcast 15 of the matches, including both the elimination match and Final
  • There will be live commentary of 15 matches on radio sport, while all matches will be live-scored on supersmash.co.nz

New Zealand Cricket’s CEO, David White, said the public had made it clear what the best window for the shortest format was.

“We made some changes to our T20 competition last year and the feedback we received was really positive,” said White.

“The popularity of the games being played over the Christmas and New Year period really shone through, so you can expect to see even more of that this season.

“The atmosphere and quality of cricket played in 2016-17 was exceptional and we want to use that momentum coming into this year’s competition.”

White added that Burger King’s enthusiasm in helping to promote T20 cricket was a huge asset of the new partnership.

“Obviously they have a significant profile which stretches across New Zealand, so their involvement is going to be hugely valuable and we’re lucky to have them on board.”

James Woodbridge, BK’s GM-Marketing believes the brands involvement can elevate the competition to a new level, leveraging off the learnings from Joseph Parkers “Road to the Title” campaign.

“The competition has all the ingredients to engage main stream NZ in a similar vein to other high profile Twenty20 competitions around the world. We’re very excited about the opportunity to bring summer to life with the Burger King Super Smash”

The women’s domestic schedule and remainder of the men’s domestic schedule will be released in the coming days.

Full Burger King Super Smash schedule:

CRICKET TICKETS

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Canterbury Kings

The Canterbury Kings are back for the 2017-18 Burger King Super Smash with the desire to bring the trophy home to Canterbury.
Enjoy the action packed, fast-paced Twenty20 cricket whilst sitting back and relaxing on the grass embankments of Hagley Oval & Mainpower Oval this Summer.
Grab a bunch of mates or your family and come along to support the Canterbury Kings this season!

For more information about the Canterbury Kings head to our website

Hospitality

Watch our summer game from the comfort of corporate hospitality at the beautiful, picturesque Hagley Oval.

Select one of the options below to purchase your hospitality passes for the 2017-18 season.

To enquire further about corporate hospitality, email ncox@canterburycricket.org.nz or phone (03) 366 3003