THE South Canterbury year 5 and 6 primary boys’ cricket team had a close loss to Canterbury Country South on day two of the South Island primary tournament in Rangiora yesterday.

South Canterbury batted first and were all out for 118. Top scorers were Ben de Joux, 31, Alistair Harvey 24, Willy Harvey 20, and Burns Mills, 9 not out.

De Joux and A Harvey had a third wicket partnership of 66.

In reply, the Canterbury Country team scored 126 for eight wickets.

Bowling well for South Canterbury were Harvey taking 2 for 21, Conor Bradley 2 for 30, and Matt Mackenzie 2 for 16.

Coach-manager Ants de Joux said the team again didn’t get enough runs with the bat but fielded and bowled very well.

Today they take on Buller, who have also lost both their games.

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