It is a cliché to say that MPCC has a team for every age and every calibre of cricketer. However, the cliché is very true in this case. We try hard to look after our players well and provide them with an enjoyable environment to play their cricket.
The top two men’s teams – Both in Division One for 2020/21 – play a good standard of cricket in highly competitive leagues playing a range of formats (T20, 1-Day & 2-Day). Other teams exist through the grades to ensure that our cricketers play at a level that matches their ability while providing a competitive environment.
Christchurch Metro cricket affords you the opportunity to play in some of the most pleasant cricket grounds in Christchurch. None are more pleasant than our own home ground of Edgar MacIntosh Park.
In the 2019/20 season, MPCC fielded seven teams in the Chch Metro men's competitions with a range in age and ability from Championship to Division 8. MPCC fields two Presidents Grade teams catering to the "Over 35's" both of which were highly competitive last season and depending on numbers in 2020/21 may be looking to enter a team or teams into the Cavaliers T20 grade for the first time.
Teams for 2020/21 will be strictly determined based upon confirmed registrations so if you are interested, and want to be in a team, make sure you register ASAP online or come along to the clubs Opening Day.
Merivale-Papanui Cricket Club (MPCC) and Burnside West Canterbury University Cricket Club (BWCUCC) are collaborating to encourage girls' and women’s cricket at a time when there is a growing interest in the game.
In both clubs Junior Cricket is the start of the pathway for girls in either a Friday night program, or playing mixed cricket at club or school. All girls' teams from Year 5/6 up play as ‘North West Women’s Cricket’ (NWWC) all the way from CJCA grades to Christchurch Metro Cricket Women’s Cricket grades. Currently there are seven all female teams playing under the NWWC banner in girls' and women's grades of cricket. Both clubs are committed to ensuring that all female players are able to access effective coaching and are able to play in all female age and skill level appropriate teams.
We are keen to extend the player base even further and would love to hear from any girls and women keen to play cricket. NWWC is organised by an active committee with representation from both of the clubs and from the players. Currently the NWWC Convenor is Ross Hastings, and the Coaching Co-ordinator is Angus McIntosh. By registering with MPCC female players will enjoy all the benefits of membership of the club and be part of the exciting collaboration that is NWWC.