The SC Yr 9 rep team had an even closer finish than their fellow U16 provincial mates after also travelling to Ashburton to play Mid Canterbury in this early season fixture.
South Canterbury batted first with Lawrence Darling top-scoring with 40 and was well supported by Chris Hogan with 31. Mid Canterbury opening bowler Kieran Hunt was South Canterbury’s nemesis taking 5-23 but in the end SC batted into the 50th over before being all out for 138.
In reply Mid Canterbury started well before Matt McKenzie made the initial breakthrough, and then all the bowlers bowled tidily with William Carter leading the way with 3-16 off his 10 overs. McKenzie took 2-16 and George Morgan, Josh Mehrtens and Connor Bradley each took one.
Mid Canterbury progressed steadily towards the target while SC made regular breakthroughs to have Mid Cant 89-7 and SC back on top but a 43 run partnership for the eight wicket put Mid Canterbury in the driving seat when 132-7 before South Canterbury picked up the last 3 wickets to dismiss the opposition for 134 and secure a tight win.
Game_Start_Date: 30-Oct-2011 Venue: Ashburton Domain, Ashburton South_Canterbury_Cricket_Team: YR9 South Canterbury Wyatt McAughtrie lbw Hunt 0 Caleb Grace ct b Hunt 10 Alistair Harvey lbw Sam 12 Lawrence Darling ct b Burton 40 Matt McKenzie b Scott 9 Chris Hogan ct b Griffith 31 George Morgan b Hunt 8 William Carter ct b Hunt 2 Josh Mehrtens lbw b Hunt 1 Sam Lane ct b Mortson 7 Connor Bradley not out 0 SC_Extras: 17 Total: (for 10 wkts 49.1 Overs) 138 SC_Fall_of_Wickets: K Hunt 10-0-23-5, J Griffith 8.1-1-24-1 Mid Canterbury L Gilbert run out 14 M Burton ct b McKenzie 8 J Giffiths b Carter 9 S Eddington b Morgan 6 B Barry lbw b Carter 11 K Hunt lbw b Carter 12 A Mortson b Mehrtens 31 A Jopson b Bradley 1 S Punslie run out 11 P Sandney b McKenzie 1 A Hendricks not out 1 Oppn_Extras: 26 Total: (For 10 wkts off 47.2 Overs) 134 Oppn_Fall_of_Wickets:27, 35, 55, 55, 77, 82, 89, 132, 133, 134 J Mehrtens 9.2-1-31-1, C Hogan 5-3-3-0, M McKenzie 9-3-16-2, C Grace 5-1-9-0, W Carter 10-3-16-3, G Morgan 5-0-23-1, C Bradley 4-0-24-1 Result: Win to SC by 4 runs