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Country cricket lead changes again

The Leeston Southbridge cricket team went back to the top of the Country One Day competition, with a solid win over Ohoka. Ohoka could only manage 93 from 35 overs. Harry Fitzpatrick contributing more than half of those runs with 40 not out, but nobody could stay with him. Leeston Southbridge reached the target within 15 overs, 97/2.

In the match between Darfield and previous competition leaders Weedons, Darfield amassed 222/6 in their 45 overs. Jesse Frew and Henry Chamberlain led the scoring in the top order with 73 and 52 respectively. Arnav Deb was the best of the Weedons bowlers taking 4/41. In the run chase, Weedons lost wickets early and never gained enough momentum. James Richards top scored with 59, but they were all out for 143.

In Duckworth Lewis effected match, Cheviot were beaten by Sefton. Archie Redfern top scored for Cheviot with 63 not out. But Chris Warners 58 not out was enough to see Sefton meet their rain effected target.

Southbrook were left to default to Lincoln due to player shortages.

Oxford-Rangiora had the bye.

Points: Leeston Southbridge 48, Weedons 40, Sefton 40, Darfield 32, Ohoka 32, Cheviot 24, Oxford-Rangiora 20, Lincoln 8, Southbrook 4

The Rangiora High School 1st XI had an emphatic win over the Selwyn Districts XI. Selwyn could only manage 114/10, with Charley Ward doing most of the damage taking 4/12. The target looked simple when Archie Prain smashed 84 not out, and they took the win in the 17th over, 115/1.

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