The South Canterbury Women’s Cricket team played Southland in the first round of the Aotea Cup cricket competition last Sunday at Aorangi Artificial.

Winning the toss Southland elected to bat in hot conditions. Kane and Osborne got the visiting side away to a good start and the first wicket did not fall until 47 runs were scored. Mollison, batting at 4, kept the runs coming, but was lacking in partners at the other end. Her 28no was the shinning light in what was a disappointing total when the last batsman was out with Southlands score at 112.

Bowling for South Canterbury, Amber Boyce (who has been named in the Canterbury Magicians squad) with two wickets, and young Chloe Austin 4-32 bowled well.

After the early loss of Lisa Grant (11), Boyce settled into her work, and taking a liking to the shortened boundaries, smashed a typically aggressive 85no. South Canterbury winning easily with the loss of only 2 wickets.

South Canterbury’s next game is against Dunedin in Timaru on 16th November.

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