Day Four: vs Mid Canterbury
Mid Canterbury won the toss and sent South Canterbury in to bat. After a slow start against some good swing bowling South Canterbury progressed through to 33 for 3 after 20 overs before Isaac Kinney 36 and Hamish Booth 28 from 28 balls got the score moving to finish at 118 for 6 after our 40 overs.
Mid Canterbury batted steadily and kept wickets in hand to get through to a winning score of 120 for 5 after 35 overs before finishing off with a 5 over bash to end up with 153 for 7 after 40.
Charlie Martin bowl well; 1 for 12 off 6 overs with H Booth, H Stowell, S Williams, L McRae, C Towler each getting a wicket.
Although the team lost they proved that their name ‘Development’ was accurate, with continued improvement throughout the season in their third encounter with the Mid Canterbury boys. At the start of the season this team was dismissed for about 40, last weekend prior to tournament they were out for 80 odd and in this final match made 118 against Mid Canterbury; a threefold improvement.
So well done boys – by next season you will be overtaking them and winning more often with continued improvement!
Day Three: Hard day out for cricketers
The South Canterbury Year 7 and 8 cricket team had a long hard day in the field in a comprehensive loss to Christchurch Metro Hadlee at the Canterbury District’s tournament yesterday.
Christchurch Metro, one of the favourites to win the tournament, piled on 225 for three after batting first.
South Canterbury managed three run outs in the field. The visitors were then dismissed for 57 in 34 overs. Ben Stayt did his best to keep the innings together with 27 not out.
South Canterbury face Mid Canterbury today.
Day Two: Last Pair see South Canterbury home
The South Canterbury year 7 cricket team earned a nervous one-wicket win over a Canterbury Country side at their Canterbury District’s tournament yesterday.
An all-round effort restricted Canterbury Country to 79 all out in 27 overs.
All eight South Canterbury bowlers took a wicket with Stuart Williams (2-5) and Charlie Martin (2-19) the pick of the bowlers.
Despite the low score to chase, three early run outs immediately put the visitors on the back foot.
As the wickets tumbled their tiny target appeared further away.
At 62-9 all hope appeared to be lost for South Canterbury, but some stubborn batting from Luke McRae and No 11 Martin eased them past their target.
At the end of their 40 overs South Canterbury finished on 95-9.
The 33 run last wicket stand provided more than half the team with their first representative win.
Well done boys!
Day One: Tough start for cricket team
The South Canterbury year 7 cricket team started their Canterbury District’s tournament with a 45-run loss to Christchurch Metro Fleming in a 40-over match yesterday.
South Canterbury won the toss and chose to field. They restricted the home team to 161 for nine, but could only manage 116 all out in reply.
Ben Stayt was the pick of the South Canterbury bowlers as he took three for 25, while Todd Phillips and Daniel Fitzgerald each took two wickets.
The largest contributor to the South Canterbury run chase were 44 extras. Opener Hamish Stowell made 15, while Stayt and Phillips made 14 and 13, respectively.
South Canterbury will face Country North today.