In the final rep match before the winter break, the South Canterbury Primary Development side came up against a strong Christchurch Metro side.

The boys enjoyed the opportunity to play on Aorangi Oval, and after Metro won the toss, South Canterbury were asked to field first.

South Canterbury kept a tight rein on Metro through the first 20 overs, before Metro broke away to amass a good score of 182-3 from their 40 overs. For South Canterbury the successful bowlers were Callum Crawford with 2-11 from his 5 overs and Hamish Booth took 1 for 9 from his three overs.

Chasing such a large total was always going to be difficult, but some of the boys got to spend some time in the middle, always a better place to practice than in the nets.

Eamon Bolton top-scored for South Canterbury with 18 and Hamish Stowell was next best scoring 11.

In the end South Canterbury were all out for 89 after 34 overs, but this will show the boys some of the things to think about and work on over the winter to help improve their cricketing skills.

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