To see what has been happening during the week at the U18 Boys Tournament at Lincoln, I will add all reports to this page below.
South Canterbury restricted the West Coast/Buller/Chch Metro Combined side to 79 in Friday’s one day match after Glen Drake this time led the way by taking 5-13 from 5.4 overs after earlier catching the opening batsmen off Ben Watson’s bowling and creating a run out as well. Josh Dick with 2-17, Ben Watson 1-7 and Ben Simpson 1-2 were the other successful bowlers.
The run chase didn’t start well with the first wicket falling at six, but today was opener Harry Millar’s day as he raced to and unbeaten 57 off only 42 balls despite losing four partners along the way as South Canterbury reached 80-4 to win the match.
South Canterbury’s nemesis (Mid Canterbury) came back to haunt them today in a 50 over match.
Mid Canterbury won the toss and asked South Canterbury to bat first and the best partnership of 27 for the 2nd wicket meant it was hard to set a tough total. Glen Drake again top-scored for his team with 34 and Harry Millar next best with 17 but SC were all out for 142 in the 45th over.
In reply Nathan McNicol made early breakthroughs to have Mid Canterbury 37-4, but then a couple of good partnerships got Mid Cant back into the game to be 107-5, when a mini breakthrough saw South Canterbury still in with a chance as Mid Cant slipped to 117-7 but this pair then got them home in the 45th over.
Unfortunately the scoring system broke down in Christchurch when the match was at 125-7, so the scoresheet below does not show the full 2nd innings.
Unfortunately the rain has intervened and play has been abandoned on day two. Final results from day 2 below:
South Canterbury 213/10 (G Drake 129, A Marshall 5/68) beat Christchurch Red 138/10 (B Ward 39, M Day 27, D Dorgan 2/32, J Dick 2/18, G Drake 2/9) on the first innings
Canterbury Country 357/10 (H Patterson 56, A Richards 51, S Fleming 47, D Akehurst 4/66) met Christchurch Black 58/1 (M Keen 39)
Buller/West Coast/Christchurch 187/10 (A Chapman 42, B van Eyk Menkman 29*, H Jones 3-24) met Mid Canterbury 236/8 (S Strange 75*, J Houston 32, J Bird 32, M Ross 4-54)
South Canterbury 4
Mid Canterbury 4
Canterbury Country 1
Christchurch Black 1
Christchurch Red 0
West Coast/Buller/Christchurch 0