Green vs South Canterbury – played at Polo, Hagley Park
South Canty 104 all out in 35 overs. Metro 107/4 in 24 overs
Metro won the toss and elected to bowl. Apart from the number of wides and no balls bowled (31), the bowling was good and regularly attacking the batsman. Main wicket takers were Kobe Beecroft 2/6 and Ryan Sheehan 2/15. The remaining wickets were spread amongst 6 other bowlers. It was good to see the boy adapting well to the 20metre pitch length and in particular the spinners. There were some great catches taken and the team was ably lead in the field by Etienne Harrington-Watt & Ryan Sheehan (co-captains for the day).
The run chase was well managed with 3 good partnerships doing the trick, - an opening stand of 25 runs (Hugo Reid and Joseph Wells), fourth wicket 34 runs (Sheehan & Harrington-Watt) and undefeated fifth wicket 44 runs (Harrington-Watt & Dominic Gardiner). Etienne finished 27no and Dominic a very aggressive hard hitting 31 off 21 balls. It was pleasing to see partnerships being established and a solid run-rate being maintained throughout the innings.
Thank you to John Hampton for scoring on the Ipad. Game details are on the Cric HQ website under “scorecards” and a match report is HERE.
White 185/8 (40 overs) beat South Canterbury 73 all out
After winning the toss the CJCA White Rep team chose to bat in warm conditions with a slow outfield against South Canterbury. With boundaries hard to come by the boys ran hard working the ball through the field to end the 40 overs with 185/8, with 3 runs outs being the only disappointment. Every one contributed with the standouts being Caleb Williams 38, Matthias Paltridge 37 and Tim Boyle 20.
After a BBQ lunch we set about our bowling attack. With Co-Captains Dominic Cornish and Louie Chapman running the order they were insightful in setting an attacking field from the start and the bowling was magnificent. The performances of note were Dominic Cornish 3/12 of 8, Jack Morrow 3/4 of 8, Milan Raxworthy 2/4 of 5 and Tim Boyle 1/12 of 5.
With 2 wickets in hand Milan Raxworthy was called back in the last over in the hope the could clean up the tail. This proved to be a great call from the captains and Milan took the last 2 wicket in the last over to see South Canterbury all out for 73 in the 40th over.
The win was a testament to the boys working as a team. They batted well, fielded with great passion and bowled like demons with great line and length. It would be fair to say that the pace was too much for the South Canterbury batsman who struggled to get the ball onto the bat and kept our keeper very busy through the bowling innings with only 41 balls being hit with the bat.
Many thanks to the parents of the White Rep team who scored, umpired, organised the BBQ and the after match fizzy, it was a fun day topped off by a great win.
Red 125/9 lost to Canterbury Country 143/8 on first innings
Oscar Wilson 27, Simon Yorston 22, Liam McBreen Smith 2 for 33, Ben Hartland 3 for 23
South Canterbury 113 all out and 41 for 7 lost to Chch Black 133 for 9 on first innings
Rico Syme 3 for 11, Will Harrison 4 for 18, Jack Harris 2 for 23 (1st inns)
Issac Bird 3 for 8 (2nd inns), Fergus McIntosh 24, Rico Syme 47
Blue 111/4 beat Mid Canterbury 86 all out at Ashburton Domain
The Blue team batted first on a difficult, low and inconsistent pitch. All batsmen were able to bat comfortably but they were unable to score with ease due to the variable bounce. Reagan Sheehan (16), Nicholas Lidstone (15), Theo McIntosh (14) and Jackson Hemingway (13) were the highest scorers in the score of 111/4. The Blue bowlers initially struggled with their lines as Mid Canterbury began to get on top. The introduction of spin and two outstanding catches changed the game rapidly as wickets then tumbled very quickly. Mid Canterbury were dismissed for 86. Owen Rees, Nicholas Lidstone and Jackson Hemingway all took two wickets each.
Gold 186/4 beat Mid Canterbury 84/8
Playing at the Ashburton Domain the gold team won the toss and decided to bat on a slow variable bounce pitch and a slow outfield. The batsman did their job and after 40 overs we were 186/4. Pick of the batsman were Bradley Entwistle 32 (retired), Mitchell Hay 28, Shaun Berryman 27 & Liam Foulkes 26*. This was an imposing total with the fire power in our bowling attack. Mid Canterbury struggled to get any momentum and at the end of 40 overs they were 84/8. Best of the bowlers were Joe Bradley 2/7, Matt McCarthy 2/6 and Gareth Barron 1/10. An excellent team performance.
Red 160/6 declared (43 overs) beat Mid Canterbury 60 and 50/6 on first innings
Match report from CricHQ (to follow)
Black beat Canterbury Country on first innings
CJCA Black 170 for 9
Riley Tempero 40, Jack Harris 23
Canterbury Country 77 all out
Will Mace-Cochrane 3 for 8, Issac Bird 3 for 13, Paul Tomkinson 2 for 8
Following on Canterbury Country
58 for 2 at close of play.