South Canterbury made it two out of two with a second win at the South Island Primary Schools Cricket tournament yesterday.
Playing Southland Country in Wanaka, South Canterbury won the toss and decided to put Southland Country in to bat. Southland Country were dismissed for 44 off 29 overs, with South Canterbury bowlers Nicholas Lees taking three for 11, Nic O’Brien two for eight, Conor Scott two for nine and Liam Cosgrove two for 12.
South Canterbury declared at 116 for five with opener Brett Walker being 56 not out.
James Hawkey added 20 to South Canterbury’s score.
In its second innings Southland Country were all out for 97, with Alastair Harvey taking two for 19, Scott three for 28 and Chris Hogan, Cosgrove, O’Brien, Lees and Walker taking a wicket each.
South Canterbury needed 26 runs to score an outright win, and managed that for three wickets.
Team manager-coach John Threlkeld said the result was a very good team effort with the boys having fielded and caught well.
They can expect a harder game today when they face Canterbury Country.
Today’s game is due to be played at Molyneux Park in Alexandra.
The tournament runs until Friday.