South Canterbury wrapped up the week with a draw at the South Island Primary Schools Tournament.

It was an actio-packed day at Alexandra when Buller won the toss to put SC in to bat on an artificial turf after changeable weather hampered playing conditions.

After Thursday’s disappointment, SC batted well, with newly promoted opener Henry Morley-Hall giving a stunning performance of 50 not out.

Patrick Simpson starred with an impressive 47 while Liam Cosgrove and Jack Woodley were a useful combination with 17 and 18 respectively.

It enabled SC to declare at 156 -4 from 43 overs.

Buller replied and finished with 150-7. It was a tight finish as they required eight runs off the last over but South Canterbury denied Buller the satisfaction.

Taking wickets for SC, James Hawkey swept up 3-19 while Alastair Harvey held Buller with 1-11 off seven overs. Leg spinner Conor Scott took 1-25 and Nick O’Brien 1-31.

The game ended in a draw as SC needed to bowl Buller out to secure a win.

South Canterbury were placed 6th from 14 teams at the tournament.

SC will next play in the Southern Districts U14 tournament at the end of January.  Selected to play are: Patrick Simpson, Brett Walker, Henry Morley-Hall, Liam Cosgrove, Jack Woodley, Conor Scott, Matt McKenzie, Michael Lees, Chris Hogan, Nick O’Brien and Alastair Harvey.

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