Friday, August 23, 2019

The unexpected rise of a country cricket team

Two years ago they struggled to put together a team. But the tide has turned.

Watch: Christchurch pro golfer plying his trade in the alps.

He may be ranked well outside the world's top 1000, but that's not deterring Christchurch pro golfer Shaun Jones from chasing his dream of...

WATCH: U17 stars return, Canterbury Pride go for fourth title

With six Canterbury players on the bronze medal-winning, FIFA U17 Women's World Cup and Canterbury Pride headed into its sixth consecutive final tomorrow, football in the region is going strong.

Watch: Christchurch Boys’ High School on a roll at Gillette Cup

The decision to have a roll, cookie and apple juice at lunch today inspired Christchurch Boys' High School captain Louie Chapman to an unbeaten knock of 77 as his side defeated King's High School by seven wickets. A win over Wellington College tomorrow would hand CBHS their sixth Gillette Cup national cricket title in seven years.

Watch: Christchurch teen becomes youngest winner of 117 year old trophy

A Christchurch teenager has become the youngest winner ever of the Canterbury Open.

Watch: Son helps dad get ready for Over-50s Cricket World Cup

Former Canterbury left-arm spinner Andrew Nuttall will be the oldest player in the New Zealand squad to contest the inaugural Over-50s Cricket World Cup in Sydney this month. Cricket is in the genes - his son Ed is a current pace bowler for Canterbury. Ed gave dads bowling a test before he heads away for the tournament.

Watch: Christchurch United’s 14 year veteran ready to bring up 100...

Canterbury United could rack up their 100th national league regular season win on Sunday. If they achieve the milestone there will be one player still in the squad from their first league victory 14 years ago.

Watch: Mum juggles two rugby codes and playing for two nations

Sui Pauaraisa could be the definition of a real-life wonder woman. She represents two nations in two different codes. On top of that she fits in a full-time job while also being a mother of two.

Villa aim to play spoiler at national champs

The South Island's best secondary school netball team is set to take on the best school teams in New Zealand

Famous test win, being arrested to Canterbury role.

Canterbury’s new assistant cricket coach Dion Ebrahim brings a lot more than just experience on the cricket field in his pursuit to develop the next generation of cricketers.

Watch: Koru Games take over Selwyn

Close to 2500 year seven and eight student competed at the recent Koru Games. Now in it's fifth year the sports tournament continues to grow and this year consisted of 13 sports played across four venues in Selwyn.

Watch: Christchurch hosting top international indoor cricket stars

The world's top junior indoor cricket players are competing in Christchurch this week, with New Zealand represented by 80 players across eight teams, including local young gun Ryan James. Gordon Findlater reports.

Basketball loses stalwart

Basketball in Canterbury will never be the same after the passing of Bruce Martin following a battle with cancer.

Rising league stars lift Aussie silverware

Three rising Christchurch rugby league products tasted success across the Tasman at the weekend.

Bulls control destiny after thumping Waikato

The Canterbury Bulls are on the cusp of their first national premiership final since 2015.

Bates on target for shooting win

No rust on Burnham farmer as he hits the mark in clay target shooting competition.

Shirley/Avonside win South Island korfball title

The Shirley/Avonside korfball team learnt from an early loss to claim the South Island title.

Chris Thormley calls time as Waihora president

Chris Thornley believes the time is right for a change at the top of the Waihora Rugby Club.

Challenge ahead for Cavaliers

The Canterbury Cavaliers’ haven’t had an ideal build up to the NHL.

Wilson eyes up US baseball scholarship

Hard working Southern Astros pitcher Joshua Wilson loves baseball and he's hoping a trip to the United States with the New Zealand U18 side might be his ticket to a college scholarship.