The first series of under age rep matches was played on Sunday with the Under 16 boys travelling to Ashburton to play Mid Canterbury.
South Canterbury batted first and the highlight of the innings was the unbeaten 135 scored by opening batsman Adam Beck. At one stage South Canterbury were 50-3 before Beck was joined by Liam Cosgrove and the pair took the game away from Mid Canterbury with a 188 run partnership before Cosgrove was out for 58. South Canterbury finished up scoring 249-5 from their 50 overs.
The Mid Canterbury openers began solidly in reply before Jack Green made a breakthrough taking 3 wickets for only 6 runs from his 5 over spell. Michael Lees removed the other opener, Conor Scott removed No 5 and then James Hawkey took a hat-trick to finish with 3-10 and along with Beck with 2-3 mopped up the long tail and Mid Canterbury were all out for 93 giving South Canterbury a very convincing 156 run win.
The boys next warm up match is in a fortnight against Otago Country in Alexandra.