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Canterbury Country (Batting) v Otago Country

Hawke Cup home for the winter

The Canterbury Country cricket team were aiming to tuck the Hawke Cup away for the winter, after capturing it from Hamilton, when they met Otago Country at Mainpower Oval over the weekend. Otago Country won the toss and elected to bat, however morning dew delayed the start to the match. Once underway, Otago Country put on 228/7, with Steve Hobson reaching 93 not out. Shannan Stewart was the pick of the Canterbury Country bowlers taking ...

Excellent end to club season

North Canterbury junior athletes were making their way on to the podium again this weekend, at the final meeting of the Canterbury athletics club season. The Canterbury Children’s Athletics championships were held at Nga Puna Wai, and several of our local athletes were in hot form. Recently crowned National U18 high jump champion, Jess Hendren, backed up that title with the Canterbury junior 14 girls title. She also finished 4th in the long jump, and 5th ...
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And then there were two

The finalists for the Canterbury Country Cricket 45 over competition have been found, with Leeston- Southbridge defeating Oxford-Rangiora, and Cheviot overcoming Southbrook. Oxford-Rangiora set a target of 186 from their 45 overs, with Rhys Mariu top scoring with 68.  The middle order got starts but were unable to go on, with Ethan Hobbs and Mitch Power getting 20 and 24 respectively.  Sam Chamberlain was the best bowler for Leeston-Southbridge, taking 4/38.  Oxford-Rangiora picked up the ...

Kaiapoi Softball Club

March 7th and 8th, was the penultimate week of the Canterbury Premier Softball competition. A full round of competition was played across both days of the weekend, really testing the depth of the squads. In the Premier Women’s competition, the Kaiapoi Queens came away with three wins, and a loss. They defeated the Halswell Hornets 10-3, Papanui 6-5, and Sydenham Kereru 9-2, but lost to the PCU Angels 1-3. This put them second on the league table, ...

Rage on the Rakahuri

The Rakahuri Rage is a six hour team mountain bike relay race, held on the tracks near the Ashley river, and is open to riders 12 years and over. The event is organised by the North Canterbury Sport and Recreation Trust, with proceeds going to the Mainpower Waiswim program and Primary Schools Sports Coaching program. Riders can compete in teams of 2-4, in a number of categories, or as solo riders. The 7km loop ...