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Weedons stay unbeaten

Weedons are the only unbeaten team in the Canterbury Country Premier one day cricket competition. They met Lincoln over the weekend and came away with a five wicket win. Lincoln opened the batting and Hamish Drummond looked to set the innings up with 42, however once he was out the innings petered out with only Joe Williams managing a hard fought 29. Arnav Deb was once again the best of the bowlers for Weedons, with 3/34.  Weedons got their reply off to a solid start with Brad Nightingale 22, and Todd Inness 26, but it was Sam Wilson’s 43 that set them up for the win. Jamie Costello toiled away for Lincoln picking up 3/30, but it wasn’t enough and Weedons reached 169/5 in the 38th over.

Cheviot picked up their first win of the competition with a good win over Darfield. They put on 222/5 in their 45 overs, with Ryan Ellis anchoring the innings with 50, and well supported by Archie Redfern 20, and Will Smith 27. Chris Burnett then smashed 60 not out, off 40 balls to set up a tough run chase. Unfortunately for Darfield, it was well beyond them, with Ryan Hughes 27, and Alister Collins 23, the only two to get starts. Scott Burnett took 3/23 for Cheviot, as Darfield were all out in the 25th over for 104.

In the quickest game of the weekend, Ohoka could only muster a mere 64 runs in 27 overs against Oxford. Lachie Stove and Liam Bartholomeusz both picking up three wickets. Oxford did make hard work of the chase but got there in the end 66/6.  Extras was the top scorer.
In the final game of the weekend, Leeston Southbridge batted first putting on 158/10. Rupert Young opened the innings at scored 53, with Sam Chamberlain adding a further 28 in the middle order. Unfortunately for Sefton, they were a man down losing captain Tim Harrison to a finger injury, and they could only reach 117/9.

Points: Weedons 32, Leeston Southbridge 32, Ohoka 24, Sefton 24, Darfield 16, Oxford 12, Southbrook 12, Cheviot 8, Lincoln 0

In the Metro 1st XI Bowl competition Rangiora High School faced Darfield High School. Darfield batted first scoring 186 from 36.5 overs. The best of the Rangiora bowlers was Jack Sail taking 3/38. The Rangiora High batsman got some good starts, Andrew Prain 26, Archie Prain 25, James Mullan 22, and Jordan Nortman 21, but together they could only made 142, and were defeated.

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