Games on Saturday 8th March 2014

posted 6 Mar 2014 13:02 by St Bedes College Cricket

Because of the rain earlier in the week, only the 1st XI and Year 9A grades will be played

St Bede's College Cricket - Festival of Cricket February 6th 2013- POSTPONED

posted 28 Jan 2013 01:08 by St Bedes College Cricket   [ updated 4 Feb 2013 20:54 ]

11am Start - 

1st XI vs Invitational Old Boys 

1.00 pm
T 20 for Year 9 cricket players
Senior T 20

Sausage Sizzle and trophies presented at end of day.

posted 2 Nov 2012 13:33 by St Bedes College Cricket   [ updated 2 Nov 2012 13:36 ]

Coaching Session with Daniel Vettori

posted 18 Sep 2011 03:54 by St Bedes College Cricket

Students are asked to email and explain in up to 50 words why our school deserves a personal visit from Daniel Vettori.  Entries close on 30 September 2011.

Six regional finalists will then be asked to submit a short video clip demonstrating their most eye catching cricket moves. The winning school will be announced on October 24 and Vettori will be on his way for a half day coaching session just in time for the cricket season.

Metro Nominations

posted 18 Sep 2011 03:51 by St Bedes College Cricket

For those interested in nominating yourself for the Canterbury Year 9, Under 16 and Under 18 side, please fill in the form at  A flyer detailing the representative pathway is attached.

Pre Season Cricket Sessions

posted 28 Aug 2011 01:16 by St Bedes College Cricket   [ updated 28 Aug 2011 01:21 ]

Pre season cricket sessions start this coming week according to the following timetable.  This may be subject to change, so please continue to check your emails and the website.

All sessions will be from 2:00-3:30pm.  Please meet at the hockey turf prior to 2:00pm for a prompt start at 2:00pm!

 Monday  Under 14A
 Tuesday  1st , 2nd & 3rd XI
 Wednesday  Under 14A,  Under 14 Black,  Under 14 Red
 Thursday  1st , 2nd & 3rd XI
 Friday  Under 14A

Lance Cairns appointed Director of Coaching

posted 5 Jul 2011 19:55 by St Bedes College Cricket

Former New Zealand cricketer Lance Cairns, unwanted as a national selector after just a few months in the role, is coming to Christchurch to take a new coaching position with the Marist-Harewood club and St Bede's College.
Cairns, 61, who played 43 tests and 78 one-day internationals, will be director of coaching at the club and school in a joint initiative.  The position was originally filled by Garry MacDonald.  However, McDonald resigned to take a coaching role in Nelson.
Cairns, who was based in Gisborne, has no qualms about coming to earthquake-stricken Christchurch. He lived in the city for about five years a decade ago, when working with a fudge-making business run by son Chris.  "I love Christchurch and I'm very keen on the role," Cairns said.
Cairns, a New Zealand under-19 selector, believed one of his strengths was identifying teenage talent and helping develop that talent to a bigger stage.   "I'd like to think I can watch a guy bat or bowl for a while and have a fair idea about his ability and where he is heading," he said.  Cairns said too many players burst onto the scene at youth level but were pushed too quickly and had a setback to either be lost to the sport or resurface a few years later.  "I like working with them and getting bowlers working on line and length and batsmen working on building an innings," he said.  "Sometimes we tend to interfere with techniques when this is what has been working for the youngster."
Cairns was reluctant to comment on the reasons for his dismissal as a New Zealand selector, having only been appointed in December.  New cricket director John Buchanan is using a national selection manager to work alongside coach John Wright in picking the Black Caps.  "They have gone down a new path, but I would still like to be involved with New Zealand Cricket and believe I have something to offer," Cairns said.  In the meantime, Cairns will take up his new position in mid-August, about six weeks before the start of the Christchurch cricket season.
Marist-Harewood director of cricket Peter Boock said Cairns' publicised hearing loss was not an issue.  "Previously, his hearing was only 7 per cent, but after surgery it is 75 per cent," Boock said.  "We had Lance in Christchurch to interview him and were very impressed how the surgery had repaired his problems," he said.  Boock said he used to play with Cairns in Dunedin.  He said, at that time, Cairns could often not tell when a batsman had been caught behind from an edge.

Off season update

posted 27 Jun 2011 20:29 by St Bedes College Cricket

The committee are still meeting monthly to make sure things are underway for the start of the second half of the season.  Below are some of the tasks currently in the pipeline.

We regret that Garry MacDonald will not be joining the school as Director of Cricket as announced below, however, plans are still underway to employ someone in this role.  A number of factors have seen Garry leave Christchurch and move back to Marlborough - we wish him well in his continuing coaching career.

Silverstream will visit during the October school holidays for a Twenty/20, 50 over and the traditional 2.5 days game against the 1st XI.

We are investigating holding a Youth Cricket Tournament in early December - details to follow.

Different fund raising activities are being discussed.  If you have any suggestions, please contact any member of the committee.  See the Contact Us link on the left.

Amendment to 2011 Cricket Subs

posted 4 May 2011 01:42 by St Bedes College Cricket   [ updated 27 Jun 2011 20:29 ]

At the last meeting of the cricket committee, we discussed the subs that had been invoiced just prior to the February earthquake. The committee have decided to reduce the subscriptions for the 2011 calendar by 20%, to reflect the lost playing time for the season. The effect of this will be the reduction of the $100 subscription to $80, and the $150 subscription to $120.

In addition, we are happy to receive the subs in two payments. For those invoiced for $100, $30 due for immediate payment, and $50 due before the resumption of the second half of the season. For those invoiced for $150, $45 due for immediate payment, and $75 due before the resumption of the second half of the season. I know many have already paid the sub in full. We thank you for this and a credit will be shown on your account for the balance.

Season End

posted 12 Apr 2011 19:22 by St Bedes College Cricket

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by the earthquake, and especially the Chambers family for their loss of Helen.

The first half of the season has now concluded, with an obviously reduced playing period.  At the last committee meeting, we decided to concentrate our efforts on the second half of the season, starting with an intensive pre season program to be run by Garry MacDonald.  We are also exploring two other proposals for enhancing the amount and quality of the cricket St Bedes will provide for the boys.  More on this to follow - keep an eye on this website for updates
The invoicing for the cricket subs (covering the full year Jan-Dec) was completed prior to the earthquake, so we realise some of you may have queries re this.  We hope that the additional cricket we will supply in the second half of the season will make up for the amount of cricket lost since the earthquake.  If you have any queries re the sub, please don't hesitate to email

We wish you all the best for any winter sports you are involved in, and hope to see you all back for a full cricket programme in the second half of the season.

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