South Canterbury U18 had their first hit out of the season playing Mid Canterbury on the Aorangi Oval on Sunday 30th October. Rain in the morning enforced a delayed start, but play did eventually get under way and Mid Canterbury batted first.
Mid Canterbury’s Bird brothers built a half century opening partnership, but once broken there was a steady stream back to the pavilion as players battled to build partnerships with T Bird who in the end batted right through before being run out for 99 on the last ball of the innings but helped his side to a good total of 196.
Mid Canterbury’s running and calling was very poor, and South Canterbury capitalised on this with a good fielding performance with 4 run outs (direct hits) and four catches to support their bowling attack. Nathan McNicol was the most successful with his left-arm medium pacers taking 2-27, while Daniel Dorgan, Ben Watson, Dan O’Brien and Levi McCoy all took one each.
South Canterbury’s reply started badly as opener Harry Millar joined the list of batsmen with “run out” beside their name but then Tom Pavletich and opener Ben Simpson saw the score through to the 40s before 3 quick wickets fell to have SC 47-4.
Michael Hogan joined Simpson and looked good driving or cutting through the off-side before being bowled for 21 by Mid Canterbury spinner Meyrick, who troubled most South Canterbury batsmen on his way to figures of 4-30.
Levi McCoy was the most successful SC batsman scoring 41 from 68 balls before being stumped, and while the tail wagged well for South Canterbury, in the end they couldn’t give coach Chris Galwey the birthday present he would have liked and were all out for 184 in the 47th over, 13 runs short of victory.
Game_Start_Date: 30-Oct-2011 Venue: Aorangi Oval, Timaru South_Canterbury_Cricket_Team: U18 Mid Canterbury J Bird lbw b Watson 23 T Bird run out (Dorgan) 99 K Polson c McNicol b O'Brien 14 W southby c Hogan b McCoy 13 T Meyrick b Watson 0 M Mably run out (Watson) 1 S Strange c Hogan b Dorgan 18 J Meyrick run out (Simpson) 2 J Houston c Millar b McNicol 0 J Whitney run out (O'Brien) 0 S Stagg not out 0 Extras: 25 Total: (for 10 wkts 50 Overs) 196 Fall_of_Wickets: 53, 75, 114, 125, 147, 186, 190, 191, 196, 196 N McNicol 9-1-27-2, D Dorgan 10-3-42-1, B Watson 10-0-37-1, D O'Brien 7-2-15-1, B Simpson 8-0-37-0, L McCoy 6-1-23-1. South Canterbury B Simpson c b Houston 19 H millar run out 2 T Pavletich c b Polson 17 J Dick c & b T Meyrick 3 S Willoughby b T Meyrick 0 M Hogan b J Meyrick 21 L McCoy stp b T Meyrick 41 D O'Brien c b T Bird 18 B Watson c b T Bird 17 N McNicol b T Meyrick 6 D Dorgan not out 8 Oppn_Extras: 26 Total: (For 10 wkts off 47.3 Overs) 184 Fall_of_Wickets:13, 43, 47, 47, 78, 99, 126, 159, 171, 184. Bowling: S strange 8-1-29-0, S Stagg 7-1-20-0, K Polson 7-1-30-1, T Meyrick 9.3-2-30-4, J Bird 9-1-41-2, J Meyrick 3-0-14-1, J Houston 4-0-15-1. Result: Win to Mid Canterbury by 12 runs