March 2013 Invitation matches

March 24th 2013

Year 8

Papps v South Canterbury

Batting first Papps scored 151, being all out in the 43rd over, with the main contributors being G Cooke 28, C Williams 23* and J Bradley 21, after a good partnership of 40 between G Cooke and B Entwistle. South Canterbury, under SIPST rules, had plenty of time to reach this total and achieved in the 58th over for the loss of 7 wickets. The Papps side bowled and fielded well with the key wicket takers being J Bradley 2/5 (off 10 overs) & J Pauling 2/13 (off 4 overs). Given the circumstances the boys showed great spirit and grit to nearly pull off the win under the leadership of Dominic and Bradley.

There was confusion over the playing conditions with Papps playing to a 40 over match whilst it turned out that South Canterbury were playing under the SIPST rules, which allows for time based innings. Thinking it was a 40 over game (as normally is the case) it was well into the Papps batting when it became very clear that South Canterbury were playing to the South Island Primary School tournament rules, something that took coaches Darrin and Jeremy understandably by surprise!

Year 7

Cairns Dev 210/6 beat South Canterbury 98

Nicholas Lidstone 52 retired, Logan Roberts 30 retired,  Charlie Murray 25 retired, Oliver Lewis 3/8

Astle v Country South

Astle won the toss and asked Country South to Bat

Astle restricted Country South to 137/3 with all bowlers bowling consistent line and length. J Fleming 27 retired, J Frew 22 retired and S Rowland 4/13 .

In Reply Astle made 130/9; Josh McCarthy 34, Kobe Beecroft 17

Year 6

Bond Black v Country North

Bond Black played North Canterbury at Mainpower Oval. Great setting for the team. Full 60 meters boundaries and a pitch that was a bit slow meant for a pretty slow scoring event.

They won the toss and battered first and scored 134. Bowling highlights were Ryyan Al-Sukhon 3-11 and Jonte Gallagher 2-9 but all bowlers did a great job with wickets spread amongst all the others.

Bond Black managed to claim the victory scoring 135 off 37.1 overs with the batting highlight being Max Smail 39. Again good contributions came in down the order.

Bond Red v South Canterbury

South Canterbury won the toss and chose to bat but their top order was blown away with a top pace spell from Zak Foulkes 4/8 .They were bowled out in the 32nd over for 128. Wickets for Angus Sidey (2), Elliot Caddick, Ryan Entwistle, Tiaki Ogilvie and Nepia Crowe.

In response Bond Red achieved 129/5 in the 36th over in a slow but steady chase . The top scorer was Sam Kreft 25 but Jaiden James, Zak Foulkes and Ben Abbot all retired unbeaten. There were also good contributions from Tiaki Ogilvie, Nepia Crowe and Jake Grove.

A good win on a testing grass wicket.

Harris Black v Country South

Country South batted first and were restricted to 102/10 off 40 overs (we were batting 12). Harris Black passed that score in the 22nd over and went on to score 240/6.
 
The wickets were shared: Jonty Raxworthy 3/0, Matthew Quin 2/4, Ollie Curtis 2/8, Jacob Hartshorn 1/2, Finn Raxworthy 1/12, Henry Eglinton 1/14. Henry took an excellent catch, Ollie had a straight forward caught and bowled, but the rest were all bowled. The other notable feature  was that Jacob kept for the second half without letting through a single bye (unusual at this age!).
 
Top scorers were: Jonty Raxworthy 47, Nick Cooke 28*, Finn Raxworthy 27*, Sean McClymont 22*, Nate Johanson 21, Matthew Quin 17

March 17th 2013

Germon Yr 8 v Mid Canterbury

CJCA Germon 239 (40 overs) with H Cockram 51, L Chapman 53 and G Barron 47 (off 23 balls), T Dunlop 21 the chief contributors. A solid early partnership of 85 between H Cockram and T Dunlop of 85, before L Chapman, J Paul and G Barron batted aggressively to reach a good total on the grass at Hospital Corner.

In reply, Mid Canterbury were always struggling finishing on 141 all out in the 33rd over. Wickets were shared about with L Murray 2/10, G Barron 2/7, J van Leeuwen 1/17, L Chapman 1/15 from a smart stumping from M Hay, J Paul 1/13 plus 3 well executed run-outs. This was an excellent team performance well captained by L Foulkes.

Fleming Yr 7 v Mid Canterbury

Fleming batted first and made 145 – good contributions from Theo McIntosh (31), Thomas McKay (16) Alex Thompson (15) and Matt Munro (14).

Mid Canterbury 67 all out with standout being Matt Munro with 2 for 1 off 3 and 2 fantastic catches. Thomas McKay also picked up 2 wickets.

Harris Red Yr 6 v Mid Canterbury
 
Harris Red 266/3 beat Mid Canterbury 174 all out.
 
Matthew Gibb 46 retired, Caleb Cottom 40 retired, Zach May 35, Blake Alexander 3/8
 
Played at Hagley Polo grounds. Harris won the toss and elected to bat in overcast conditions. After a solid opening platform was laid by Logan Willis and Will Brownie the top and middle order capitalized with Caleb Cottom enjoying excellent partnerships with Zach May and Matthew Gibb. Attacking stroke play saw the run rate approach 8 runs per over after 20 overs. The lower order also contributed with some late lusty hitting to ensure an imposing total of 266 was posted at the end of the 40 overs.
 
In reply Mid Canterbury made a good start however gradually fell behind the asking rate. Opening bowler Blake Alexander returned to capture 3 quick wickets to put Team Harris in control and leg spinner Ahmad Sultani was economical. It was a very tidy and accurate bowling effort from all the boys as wickets were shared around and Mid Canterbury were finally dismissed on the last ball of the 40th over.
The fielding effort was excellent with great commitment shown in many sprawling boundary saves with Fletcher Anderson, Fletcher Miller and Ben Cornell leading the way. Riley Butt took a brilliant diving wicketkeeper’s catch and Zach May also took 3 catches fielding close to the bat.
 
A good game of cricket played with plenty of competitive spirit shown by both teams.