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The Star: September 06, 2018

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44 Thursday September 6 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi NOW IS THE TIME TO REGISTER FOR JUNIOR BOYS & GIRLS CRICKET FOR THIS SUMMER JUNIOR CRICKET sign up now Thousands of junior cricketers throughout New Zealand are dusting off their cricket bags and practising their batting and bowling in the back yard. Players in Christchurch are no exception as they prepare for the extremely popular Christchurch Junior Cricket Association (CJCA) season which starts on 20 October. Now is the time to contact your local club or school to register your interest. Some will be hosting open days while others may just be seeking registrations online or through school co-ordinators. The majority of the junior competition is played on Saturday mornings with players from year 0 to 8 participating in a variety of different versions of the game representing the 19 clubs in the competition. This year the CJCA is fully implementing the New Zealand Cricket ages and stage formats – programmes which introduce appropriate skills and games at the right age so the game is achievable and fun for all participants. If you child has not played cricket before please feel free to contact CJCA by emailing gm@cjca.co.nz or by calling 027 6644 999. If you require further information about participating clubs, coaching, representative opportunities or competition details, go to the CJCA website www.cjca.org.nz. CJCA Key Dates for 2018/2019 Team entry close off 3 October Competition Start 20 October Finish date before Christmas 15 December Restart in 2019 2 February wishes all young cricket players the best for the coming cricket season (playing days include Labour and Show weekends) play cricket this summer! Junior Cricket Registration - NOW OPEN Follow the link from our Facebook page: Riccarton Junior Cricket Club Boys and girls and new players welcome Superstar Academy - Y0 to Y1 St Albans School, Fridays 5:30-6:30pm from 26th October 2018 Y2 to Y8 Saturday morning cricket for all abilities For more information or the registration link contact: Deborah Granger on 021 689 597 or deborahgrangernz@gmail.com BE ON THE BALL THIS CRICKET SEASON 210 St. Asaph St. Christchurch (03) 377 3069 WWW.CRICKETEXPRESS.CO.NZ East Chch Shirley CRICKET CLUB NEW PLAYERS WELCOME JUNIOR OPEN DAY Sun 6 th Oct, 9am-11am Burwood Park Adult Registrations: Contact Dave Grocott 027 453 2641 Junior Registrations: Clubrooms, 15 Sept 10am - 12pm Junior Open Day, Sun 6th Oct, 9am-11am Contact Nicola Smith 021 744 114 www.eastchchshirleycricket.org.nz Heathcote Cricket Club Registration Day Saturday 22nd Sept at Heathcote Domain (Wet or fine) Junior Registration 9am – 12pm Adult Registration 1pm – 4pm Great people, location & facilities. Mens & womens teams. Phone for more information Juniors: Matt 022 043 1142 Adults: Dave 027 414 7659 www.heathcotecricket.co.nz “Possibly the best cricket club in NZ” The Star Sport in brief Blakemore wins world masters title Jeannie Blakemore has won a masters world title at the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Varese, Italy. Blakemore was crowned time trial world champion in the female 40-44 age bracket title. She completed the course in 33min 25sec at an average speed of just under 40km/h. Blackmore also finished eighth in the road race. Canterbury bowls players in line for awards Canterbury are well represented amongst the finalists for the Bowls New Zealand annual awards. Woodend Bowling Club is a finalist for the club of the year. Other finalists are Murray Dickson (greenkeeper of the year), Raelene Peters (coach of the year), Mandy Boyd (female player of the year), Bruce Wakefield (para sport award) and the Canterbury women’s inter-centre team (team of the year). Automatic promotion for netball teams The Christchurch Netball Centre’s Saturday competition has concluded with closed grade premiership-winning teams earning automatic promotion to start 2019. In the senior one grand final Marist defeated St Andrew’s A 45-40 to win the Joyce Edwards Cup and also won promotion to the premier two competition next year. The senior two final Saints B defeated Belfast A 49-48 to win automatic promotion to senior one next year. International opportunity for baseball player Mt Pleasant’s Joshua Wilson will travel to the United States next month as part of the New Zealand under-18 baseball team. The team will compete against US and other international sides between October 10 and 14 at the invitational event. Baseball Canterbury president Brian Hemera said Joshua was a determined player who had rapidly risen in the sport over his two-year tenure. He said the trip was an opportunity for Joshua to be noticed by the college and pro scouts who regularly attended the event. Cotton selected for international panel Canterbury umpire Kim Cotton has been selected for the ICC development panel of umpires. Cotton made her international umpiring debut last season in the White Ferns series against the West Indies women and just last week umpired in an ICC world T20 qualifier in Suva, Fiji. The ICC Development Panel of Umpires is seen as a pathway for associate and affiliate nation umpires as well as female umpires hoping to gain experience. She is now eligible to umpire ICC events such as associate men’s internationals, ICC women’s championship and any other games the ICC deem appropriate. Former Canty players make junior Kiwis squad Christchurch products Jordan Riki (Brisbane Broncos) and Cruz Topai-Aveai (Cronulla Sharks) have been named in the Junior Kiwis wider training squad ahead of their upcoming match against the Junior Kangaroos on October 13.

The Star Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Thursday September 6 2018 45 Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk Warriors wary of Panthers enforcer ONE MAN alone doesn’t make a team but the Warriors openly acknowledge Penrith enforcer Viliame Kikau isn’t your ordinary, off-the-shelf type of rugby league player either. The Warriors insist they won’t specifically target the 119kg, 1.95m Fijian behemoth in Saturday night’s elimination final at ANZ Stadium even if they are very aware of the myriad dangers the Panthers second-rower poses. And well the Warriors might be wary. Kikau set up a try, scored another and made a general nuisance of himself racking up 174m and seven tackle breaks in the 36-4 thrashing of the Warriors in July, a night that opposing centre Peta Hiku in particular is keen to forget. Kikau wasn’t quite as effective (91 run metres, six tackle breaks and 29 tackles made) when the Auckland club avenged that round-17 loss with a 36-16 win at Mt Smart Stadium in round 24. He even displayed a human side by coughing up a bomb that led to David Fusitu’a crashing over early in the second half, a try that effectively snuffed out a short-lived Panthers comeback. But Kikau’s average of 128m in his 23 Telstra Premiership appearances this season, coupled with 100 tackle breaks (at 4.34 per game), will make him a marked man as counterpart Tohu Harris recognised. “He certainly is one of the biggest challenges in the comp,” said Harris. “He hasn’t just shown flashes throughout the season, he’s done it consistently throughout the season, you know, tearing sides apart and showing how dangerous he is. “He’s definitely someone we have to prepare for but in saying that they’ve got a lot of players who can do damage to footy sides so we’ve all got to be on the ball and all defend as well as we can to stop the other team.” Warriors coach Stephen Kearney offered a “not necessarily, no” retort when asked if there was a blueprint to specifically target the left-edge destroyer. But he agreed Kikau needed to be watched – just like many of his Panthers teammates. 2018 NRL CAR OF THE WEEK! TIPPING COMPETITION 2008 HOldEn CAPTIVA lX Auto, alloys, ABS, twin airbags, leather, 7 seater. $13,990 275 Colombo St, Christchurch Cnr Colombo & Milton Sts Ph: 337 9629 THE SWAMP ISLINGTON TAVERN 670 MAIN SOUTH RD, ISLINGTON P. 349 7337 12 cold beers on tap Bar Meals | 18 Pokies Full TAB Facility Garden Bar | Weekend Music BOTTLESTORE BEST DEALS IN TOWN! Andy Carr OuR ExPERT’s sELECTIONs Austin Motor Company Rabbitohs Panthers Roosters Broncos FINALS - WEEK 1 Qualifying Final: Fri, Sept 7 Storm v Rabbitohs Elimination Final: Sat, Sept 8 Panthers v Warriors Qualifying Final: Sat, Sept 8 Roosters v Sharks Elimination Final: Sun, Sept 9 Broncos v Dragons Ben Rogers The Flooring Warehouse Storm Panthers Roosters Broncos Mike Olds Rockcote Rabbitohs Warriors Roosters Broncos LET OUR COURTESY VAN COME TO YOU Currently placed: 3rd= Currently placed: 2nd Currently placed: 1st engineered timbers of the week successfully selected: 110/192 successfully selected: 111/192 successfully selected: 115/192 $119 sQm $85 sQm Dali White Oak steve Lennon Woodford Glen Speedway Rabbitohs Andrew McCormick Brandts-Giesen McCormick Rabbitohs stephen Moffat Islington Tavern Storm Sanderson York PLUS MUCH MORE INSTORE 47 Gasson Street Ph 353 8899 Hours: 8.30am-5pm Mon-Fri www.theflooringwarehouse.co.nz Warriors Sharks Dragons Currently placed: successfully selected: 3rd= 110/192 Warriors Roosters Broncos Currently placed: successfully selected: 5th 102/192 Panthers Roosters Broncos Currently placed: successfully selected: 4th 107/192 The Big Show of 2019’ Tickets on sale now at the woodford glen Shop, 129 North Avon Rd, Richmond, Ph 385 1515. or buy on line now at www.woodfordglen.co.nz or www.iticket.co.nz