30th Nov 2014
CJCA Green beat Mid Canterbury 226/4 to 158/4
Green batting. R O’Loughlin 50no (retired), H Forrest 52no (retired), J Rhodes 33.
Bowling, W Pierce 1/19, H Fergusson 1/21, M Joseph 1/8
Metro Gold 194/6 beat Mid Canty 86 all out
Batting - F Raxworthy 53*, M Boyle 43, J Grove 29*
Bowling - O O'Loughlin 6/4/3/2, L Willis 6/3/4/6
Red 225/4 beat Mid Canterbury 36 and 140/6 on first innings
Christchurch Red were asked to bat on a very low and slow wicket. Scoring was very difficult as balls would seldom bounce above the knees. Openers Nicholas Lidstone and Ollie Lewis knuckled down and eventually were able to apply pressure on the field. Together they secured a 137 opening stand until Lidstone was out (1 ball before lunch) for 59. After lunch runs became much easier to score and Etienne Harrington-Watt joined Lewis and they scored a half-century partnership. This allowed Lewis to bring up his century. He concentrated hard and was able to dispatch the loose balls well. A declaration came at 225/4.
Lewis then decimated the Mid Canterbury batting as he took 4/5 from 5 overs, while Harrington-Watt (2/6) and Curits Millard (3/3) were the other main destroyers as Mid Canterbury were dismissed for 36 in 17 overs. Mid Canterbury's second innings showed more fight and at the close of play they had reached 140/6. Lidstone (3) and Duncan Kennett (2) picked up the majority of the wickets, but on the whole the bowling in this innings was often too short and wide.
Black 47/2 rain stopped play v Canterbury Country 199/7 dec
On Sunday 30 Nov Chch Black 2015 SIPST team won the toss and decided to bowl against Canterbury Country at Southbrook Park. Country made it through to 199/7dec after 3:10 with Jesse Frew anchoring the innings with 101 and Sam Clark 35. Bowling for Black, Logan Roberts took 3-33 and Owen Rees took 2-27.
In reply Black were 47/2 after 24 overs when heavy rain stopped play around 4:07 pm. Given the slippery underfoot conditions and light rain still falling, the match was eventually abandoned.
7th December 2014
CJCA blue 159/6 beat South Canty 117 all out
CJCA blue batting S Harris 32no. Bowling T Owens 4/12, O Lyons 2/4
Metro White 111/3 beat South Canty 110 all out
Batting - S Kreft 40
Bowling - O Curtis 3/1/3/13, R Pithey 3/0/3/6, Z May 3/1/2/3
Red 187/6 won on first innings v Canterbury Country 129 all out
Christchurch Red batted first an after the loss of an initial wicket Nicholas Lidstone (29) and Etienne Harrington-Watt (30) combined to form a half century partnership and establish the innings. However, the loss of both of these batsmen saw the innings then stutter. Hugo Reid (33no) gave impetus to the innings in an aggressive stay and he combined well with Dominic Gardiner (46) who was especially severe on anything short. This late burst saw Christchuch Red declare at 187/6. Country had bowled good lengths and the game was set up well.
Country started slowly and lost an early wicket. Christchurch Red bowled good lines and were able to exert pressure on the batsmen throughout the innings. Two run outs, Josh McCarty and Max Heywood, and a top bowling spell by Nicholas LIdstone (4/21) resulted in Country being dismissed for 129. Ollie Lewis (2/17) also bowled well. This performance was a pleasing improvement on their outing last week against Mid Canterbury.
Black 270/2 won on first innings v South Canterbury 213/6
Christchurch Black won the toss on a warm and pleasant morning at the College number 3 pitch and invited South Canterbury to bat on a green looking pitch. Playing Sth Island tournament rules, South Canterbury were 213/6 at the compulsory declaration, with Black bowling well in patches but failing to take a number of chances. For South Canterbury Lachie Harper scored 39 and William Sharp scored 69 off 48 balls.
In reply, and now in blustery and cold conditions, Black were 270 for 2 at the end of play to take a win on first innings. There were standout batting performances from Regan Sheahan (101 not out off 131 balls), who carried his bat through the innings, and Zac Gallagher (89 not out off 77 balls). Together they shared a 176-run partnership, with the last 100 runs coming off 10 overs.
Of note, extras contributed 52 to Sth Canty: 22 byes, 9 leg byes, 19 wides & 2 no balls. Best bowling 1-7 off 6 from Kobe & 1-12 off 7 from Thomas.
Internal CJCA matches - 14th Dec
CJCA Green 232/8 beat CJCA blue 205/7
CJCA Green batting. J Rhodes 38, H Forrest 41, J Barr 33no. Bowling S Whitaker 2/9, W Pierce 2/25
CJCA Blue batting. H Bisphan 25no, R Pringle 50no
Black 206/6 lost on first innings to Red 207/1