Invitation Games March 2017

Year 8 Invitational Games

CJCA Year 8 Blue vs Canterbury Country North at Mainpower Oval,  Rangiora.

CJCA Blue 266/6  ( C Fyall 53 retired, N Gibb 52 retired, S Prasad 50 retired) beat Country North 187/8 by 79 runs

Christchurch Blue lost the toss and were asked to bat first. The two openers for Blue Sam Prasad and Conor Fyall got off to a very steady start on a wet out field for the first hour. Once the field dried up runs were easier to come by and the pair put on 133 without loss when both of them retired in the same over on 50.

Christchurch Blue went through a short rebuilding phase before Nicholas Gibb really got the run rate up and was ably assisted by the lower order to push on and post a very challenging 266 for 6 off their 45 overs. Country North were also able to get off to a steady start and were only a few runs behind at the 15 over drinks break. Nicholas Gibb was brought into the attack and bowled a very tidy spell and by taking the pace off the ball, Blue were able to exert some real score board pressure and, after a few near misses Blue were finally able to break the partnership with a run out. Three more run outs would follow as the pressure to score the runs mounted. Country eventually finishing on 187 for 8.

CJCA Year 8 Red vs Mid Canterbury at Hagley Corner

CJCA Red 224/9 (J Ackroyd 99 not out)) beat Mid Canterbury 34 (K Griffiths 8/10) by 190 runs

Mid-Canterbury won the toss & elected to bat. Kalani Griffiths opened the bowling taking two wickets in his first over. This was followed up with a wicket in the next over, two the following over & then three more in his fourth over. He finished with an amazing 8-10 after 5 overs. At the other end Sam MacDonald kept the pressure on with 0-5 off 5 overs. Mid-Canterbury were all out for 34 off 14 overs.

It was agreed that CJCA Year 8 Red would bat through the 45 overs once the target was reached. The target was reached with 3 wickets down and the team went on to score 224 off the 45 overs. Jack Ackroyd was left agonisingly close to reaching a century, scoring 99 not out.

Well done to the Year 8 Red team as it was very comprehensive win and a special mention to Kalani & Jack.

CJCA Year 8 Black vs South Canterbury at Waihi School

CJCA Black 163/5 (T Seeto 63 retired, R Thyne 53 retired) beat South Canterbury 162/7 (C Huntley 3/14) by 5 wickets

Year 7 Invitational Games

Year 6 Invitational Games

CJCA Year 6 Harris vs Country North at Dudley Park, Rangiora

CJCA Harris 132/5 (40 overs) lost to Country North 212/9 (40 overs)