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HISTORY

CCC HISTORY BOOKS - WRITTEN BY SAM GARDINER

We currently have our three history books in stock written by club historian and former 1st XI player Sam Gardiner.

They include 125 years of Cricket at Canterbury - $20

Great Innings at Canterbury -$10

Great Bowlers at Canterbury - $10

Contact Harry Crothers - harry.crothers@gmail.com for a copy!

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LEGENDS AT CANTERBURY

The Canterbury Cricket Club takes great pride in introducing another publication about the life and times of some of the people of this club.

 

Canterbury was founded in 1887. It has played cricket on the Canterbury Sports Ground since 1905. It is the oldest continually playing cricket club in the Eastern Cricket Association.

 

Legends at Canterbury celebrate this longevity and seeks to answer the question: what are the circumstances, both external and internal to the Club that has allowed it to thrive when so many other Clubs, founded at around the same time as Canterbury, have folded?

 

Canterbury Cricket Club historian, Sam Gardiner, suggests that there are key individuals who create a sustainable culture that provides a dynamic of continuity. Culture can be lived and handed down through generations of cricketers.

 

The Canterbury Cricket Club believes in the importance of nurturing and sustaining a connected and inclusive culture. A culture, such as described in this book, can have a positive impact on individuals, on the club collective and becomes a social good within the broader community.

 

This is Canterbury’s fourth recent cricket club publication. Others are Cricket at Canterbury: 125 years of cricket at Canterbury, Great Innings at Canterbury and Great Bowlers at Canterbury. All have been written by Sam Gardiner. Sam started playing cricket at Canterbury in 1964, as an 11-year-old. He finished in 1989, having played as a wicketkeeper in the first XI for 20 years. Today, Sam sits on the Hill at Canterbury, with old Canterbury friends, to watch the changing fortunes of the Club.

Legends and other publications are available from the Club.

CCC HISTORY RECORDS

First XI games (50 plus) played since season 1964-65

200 games

John Bate 214

John McCarthy 209

Paul Dillon 208

150 plus

Sam Gardiner 179

Mick Maguire 172

Peter Mirkovic 169

Grant McCarthy 163*

Ewen McCarthy 159

100 plus

Greg Powick 138

Andrew Cumming 131

Joe Goodear 122**

David Everard 120

Barry Maguire 120

Jamie Southall 102

James White 100

50 plus

Bernie O’Brien 96

Andy Mills 96*

David Womersley 94

Dave Dillon 93

Paul Hillman 90

Adrian Sambell 87

Levi King 86*

Allan Callaway 75

Lachie Streat 75*

Jon Wilson 72

Alex Townsend 71*

Himesh Sandaradura 70

John Murphy 70

Phil Tatterson 69

Harry Crothers 69*

Jono. Boyd 68

Adam Powick 67

Jim Whiting 63

Jessie McClaren 63

Steve Bates 61

David Gates 58

Ian Coles 54

Eddie Illingworth 53

Dalton Wegener 53

Steve Day 51

Andrew Heffernan 51

 

Nearly there

Michael Alexeeff 49

Mark Gardiner 46

Michael Hawking 44

Jesse Greenwood 44*

*Current player

** Includes only games played by Joe from season 1958-59 to 1969-70. Joe’s record is incomplete. Joe played with Canterbury from 1946-47 to 1969-70.

Highest wicket takers in first XI from season 1887

800 plus

T. Mackie 871

H. Swan 811

600 plus

J. Goodear 674*

400 plus

P. Mirkovic 466

300 plus

M. Maguire 363

N. Shores 357*

T. Alway 336

L. Larkin 326*

200 plus

P. Dillon 292

B. O’Brien 250

C. Ingram 230*

H. Sandaradura 221

150 plus

F. Gion 197*

S. Mackie 190

B. Maguire 187

W. Pockett 175

JP. Campbell 169

100 plus

L. Baker 137

E. Illingworth 137

J. Southall 132

M. Hawking 127

J. Murphy 127

P. Hillman 113

S. Watsford 111

A. Sambell 108

L. Maguire 105*

D. Hadlam 100

 

*Joe Goodear, Norm Shores, Clyde Ingram, Len Larkin, Les Baker and Leo Maguire’s ’s playing records are incomplete.

Highest run scorers in first XI since 1887

 

8000 plus

J. Goodear (1946-1970) 8652*

 

6000 plus

M. Maguire (1965-81) 6358

K. Silvers (1932-46) 6019

 

5000 plus

P. Dillon (1970-1996) 5351

W. Lachlan (1913-32) 5257

 

4000 plus

S. Mackie (1907-09, 1920-37) 4869

G. Powick (1992-2017) 4688

J. McCarthy (1964-1984) 4312

J. Bate (1966-19 91) 4167

 

3000 plus

G. McCarthy (2004-21) 3106

F. Shepherd (1909, 1914-25) 3040

2000 plus

H. Swan (1899-01, 1907-09, 1919-33) 2950

C. Ingram (1929-38) 2769*

J. White (1996-2009) 2622

N. Shores (1935-1964) 2505*

D. Everard (1973- 1987) 2483

E. McCarthy (1966-1987) 2446

J. Wilson (2006-2017) 2162

L. Warmbrum (1923-35) 2100

A. Mills (2008-2021) 2054

1000 plus

A. Leach (1897-1912) 1968

P. Mirkovic (1992-2008) 1880

T. Alway (1916-38) 1784

A. Cumming (1992-2012) 1711

S. Gardiner (1966-1989) 1699

D. Dillon (1964-1978) 1586

L. Streat (2015-21) 1581

A. Powick (1988-2001 1409

L. King ( 2010-21) 1386

M. Gardiner (1974-78, 1988) 1384

A. Sambell (1970-1978) 1353

T. Mackie (1887-02,1908-10,1916-20) 1314

C. Graham (2016-19) 1288

A. Townsend (2014-21) 1283

J. Whiting (2005-16) 1266

C. Denman (1928-34) 1262

G. Guiver (1926-38) 1194

P. Hillman (1975-1985) 1165

J. Murphy (1983-1989) 1113

L. Mash (2014-16) 1111

B. O’Brien (1964-1975) 1097

H. Gates (1910-18) 1067

M. Alexeeff (1974-85) 1047

Barry Maguire (1967-79) 1033

J. Greenwood (2007-21) 1014

I. Coles (1963-1981) 1001

L. Larkin (1933-1947) 1000*

 

*Incomplete record

All rounders in first XI since 1887 (in order of debut date).

Batting and bowling: 1000 runs and 100 wickets

1887: T. Mackie 1314 runs and 871 wickets.

1899: H. Swan 2950 runs and 811 wickets

1907: S. Mackie 4869 runs and 190 wickets

1916: T. Alway 1784 runs and 336 wickets

1929: C. Ingram 2769 runs and 230 wickets*

1933: N. Shores 2268 runs and 357 wickets*

1933: L. Larkin 1000 runs and 326 wickets*

1946: J. Goodear 8652 runs and 674 wickets*

1964: B. O’Brien 1097 runs and 250 wickets

1965: M. Maguire 6358 runs and 363 wickets

1968: B. Maguire 1141 runs and 187 wickets

1970: P. Dillon 5351 runs and 292 wickets

1971: A. Sambell 1353 runs and 108 wickets.

1975: P. Hillman 1165 runs and 113 wickets

1983: John Murphy 1113 runs and 127 wickets

1992: Peter Mirkovic 1880 runs and 466 wickets

 

*record incomplete

 

Wicketkeeping and batting: 1000 runs and 100 dismissals

1966: S Gardiner 1699 runs and 252 dismissals (208 catches and 44 stumpings)

2004: G. McCarthy 3106 runs and 187 dismissals (160 catches and 27 stumpings)