The U17 Regional Boys cricket tournament is being held in Timaru this week. Below you can find day to day results, the points table, and daily reports.

Pool 1:Pool 2:
Canterbury CountryMetro Black
Metro RedMetro White
Mid CanterburySouth Canterbury
BullerWest Coast



Canterbury Country vs Metro White at Aorangi  (Winner Pool 1 v Winner Pool 2)

Mid Canterbury vs Metro Black at The Rectory (Runner-up Pool 1 v Runner-up Pool 2)

Buller vs West Coast at Ashbury No 4 (3rdPool 1 v 3rd Pool 2)

Metro Red vs South Canterbury (4thPool 1 v 4th Pool 2)

Points Table

DateMid CanterburyCanterbury CountryBullerMetro RedMetro WhiteWest CoastMetro BlackSouth Canterbury
Monday, 2 Dec0 440404 0
Tuesday, 3 Dec3 40 1431 0
Wednesday, 4 Dec4 40 044 0 0
Thursday, 5 Dec0 30 330 3 0
Thursday, 5 Dec0 33 0 00 3 3
Total Points:7187415711  3

Day One Matches.


South Canterbury 230-10 (J O’Connor 48, J Trezise 47, T Irie 3-32 lost to Metro Black 231 – 8 (J Williams 76, T Irie 48, C Marsh 36, B Williamson 33)

Mid Canterbury 84 (F Sheat 6-17) lost to Canterbury Country 87 – 1 (F Loader 52no)

Metro Red 200-10 (M Hay 64, C Wakefield 34) lost to Buller 203-4 (A Burnett 94no, M McDonald 35)

Metro White 231 (C Arnold 58, H Wilson 38, M Allen 32, V Lucas 4-22) beat West Coast 156-10 (S Carston 69, E Hone 4-4, H Wilson 4-33).

Day One Report

Alastair Harvey

NICE SHOT: South Canterbury under-17 batsman Alistair Harvey strokes a ball through the covers during his team’s first regional cricket tournament match against Canterbury Metro Black at Aorangi Oval yesterday.

SC gritty but just fall short 
( Courtesy Jacob Page @ The Timaru Herald )

The South Canterbury under-17 cricket team suffered a tough two-wicket loss to Christchurch Metro Black in the opening 60-over game of its regional tournament at Aorangi Oval yesterday.

The home team got themselves back into the game on several occasions with gritty fightbacks with both bat and ball but ultimately came up just short.

South Canterbury made a strong recovery from early trouble after batting first.

They posted 230 all out after 59.5 overs.

The team rallied thanks to 48 from Jacob O’Connor and 47 from Jamie Trezise. The pair put on 70 for the seventh wicket after coming together at 135 for six.

They were able to play aggressively against the Christchurch Metro Black spinners and make the most of a fast outfield that gave value for shots.

Alistair Harvey was the best of the top-order batsman, making 23. Taylor Irie was the pick of the visiting bowlers taking three for 32.

South Canterbury did well to restrict Christchurch Metro Black’s early momentum with the bat.

While South Canterbury was unable to get an early wicket, they kept the openers to just 26 runs in the first 12 overs.

After 31 overs, they had moved through to 91 for 1 and were looking comfortable.

However, two wickets from Lawrence Darling’s medium pace and a direct-hit run out from Chris Hogan helped South Canterbury get four wickets for 10 runs and reduce Christchurch Metro Black to 108 for five.

While the visitors consolidated after the mini-collapse, they still needed a run a ball from the last 16 overs.

Joel Williams turned out to be the saviour. He hit 76 to guide the visitors to victory with five overs to spare.

Darling finished with four for 47 while Mark Otley and Josh Mehrtens also got a wicket.

South Canterbury will be back at Aorangi Oval today to face Christchurch Metro White.


Day Two Matches


Metro White 123 (J Turner 33, C Hogan 4-17, J Mehrtens 4-33) defeated South Canterbury 79 ( H Wilson 3-12, C Arnold 3-16).

Canterbury Country 261-6 (S Heard 71, F Loader 57, T Ziolo 43) defeated Buller 115 (A Burnett 41, F Sheat 3-11).

Mid Canterbury 230-?? had a winning draw over Metro Red 115-9 (official scores to be updated). Result is correct.

West Coast 202-10 (J Costello 66no, J Watts 40) had a winning draw over Metro Black 198-9 (R Williamson 60).

Day Three Matches


Buller 73 (S Punsley 5-22) lost to Mid Canterbury 74-1 (J Southby 45no)

South Canterbury 127-10 (R Gibbens 3-27) lost to West Coast 128-0 (J Watts 56no, J Costello 50no)

Metro Red 188-9  (M Hay 39, J Hyde 4-26) lost to Canterbury Country 189-4 F Loader 115no, L McKellar 3-25)

Metro White 218-10 (C Hooper 61, H Deadman 45, L Germon 3-14, H Cox 3-19) beat Metro Black 172-10 (C Marsh 37, S King 35)


Day Four Matches


T20 Round One

Buller 71-10 (H wilson 3-13) lost to Metro White 76-5 (H Deadman 33no)

Canterbury Country 167-3 (F Loader 80) defeated South Canterbury 140-8 (W McAughtrie 60, S Bint 3-14)

West Coast 135 (J Watts 60, H Pringle 31no) lost to Metro Red 137 (M Hay 77no)

Metro Black 132-9 (C Marsh 31, T Hanrahan 3-19) defeated Mid Canterbury 125-6 (R Bell 76no)

T20 Round Two

Buller 141 (A Burnett 81no, V Lucas 4-16, B Alexander 3-22)) defeated West Coast 112 (J Costello 32no)

Mid Canterbury 113-6 lost in super over to South Canterbury 113-9 (K Hunt 4-16)

Metro Black 192-5 (C Marsh 58, R Williamson 52, J Williams 40) defeated Metro Red 147-10 (R Cantwell 39, L Annet-Chee 34).

Metro White 57 (F Sheat 4-18) lost to Canterbury Country 58-2.

Day Five Matches

Canterbury Country 232 (F Loader 151no) defeated Metro White 231 to win U17 Tournament

Mid Canterbury defeated Metro Black in 3rd vs 4th playoff

Buller beat West Coast in 5th vs 6th playoff

South Canterbury lost to Metro Red in 7th vs 8th playoff

 Day Five Report

Lewis does the damage to South Canterbury
( Courtesy Jacob Page @ The Timaru Herald )

The South Canterbury under-17 cricket team’s hopes of ending their regional campaign with a victory were dashed by a magnificent 147 from Jack Lewis in their gritty 29-run loss yesterday.

The Christchurch Metro Red batsman showed plenty of ability in being the main contributor to the visitors’ 289-7 off 60 overs at Ashbury Park.

Two South Canterbury bowlers impressed despite the large total.

Opening bowler Mark Otley took 3-34 from 12 overs, while leg spinner James Copland snared 2-43 from nine overs.

The run chase always looked like a tough ask.

Despite a couple of starts from the top order, South Canterbury were 79-3 after 20 overs. Lawrence Darling was the mainstay of the innings. He finished on 95no as South Canterbury finished on 260.

Darling and Jamie Trezise shared in South Canterbury’s best partnership of 54, for the sixth wicket.

Darling was one of five South Canterbury players named to play trial games that would help select the Canterbury A under-17 team.

The others were Alistair Harvey, Chris Hogan, Nick O’Brien and Josh Mehrtens.

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