Country cricket team secures big win as season restarts


Liam Foulkes steps as pretty a lot as bat. His group, Southbrook, misplaced to Darfield on Saturday. Picture / Equipped

Darfield and Ohoka prevailed in low-scoring affairs inside the latest spherical of nation cricket on the weekend, whereas Sefton had an infinite win over Weedons.

The CRV Ambreed Nation Premier One Day 2020/21 rivals resumed with its first post-Christmas spherical on Saturday.

At picturesque Cheviot Dwelling, visiting Ohoka bowled first and shortly had the Magpies in draw back, with left-arm paceman Hamish Williams doing the damage on the prime of the order.

Williams picked up 4 vital wickets, as did New Zealand under-19 star Rhys Mariu who ripped by the middle-lower order.

Chris Burnett was the one shining light for the house XI – his 65 runs off 74 balls standing out like a beacon.

Chasing 144 to win, Ohoka obtained off to a shaky begin, decreased to 20/2, with Mariu making a golden duck, earlier to former Cheviot participant Will Hamilton took over the match, smashing an unbeaten 81 off 63 balls and first his side to a comfy seven-wicket win with 21.1 overs remaining.

A tricky wicket at Mandeville produced a beautiful encounter between struggling Southbrook and a strong Darfield side.

The ‘Brook have been cruising at 94/three, with Canterbury legend Shanan Stewart (29 off 83) and keeper-batsman Gus Mowat (27 off 59) grinding out an reliable first innings full.

Nonetheless after they fell in fast succession, Southbrook shuffled to lose six wickets for 36 runs, stuttering to 130/9 of their allotted 45 overs.

Even with the low rating, the ‘Brook felt they have been contained throughout the hunt, with batting proving sturdy.

Darfield obtained off to a gradual begin with Zak Foulkes (13) and Nick Gilbert (18) earlier to the Brook clawed as rapidly as additional into the encounter.

Canterbury rep Henry Shipley obtained one which saved low off promising teenager George Gunn who snared two wickets and Darryn Boyle furthermore nibbled out two additional.

Nonetheless the damage had already been carried out and Jesse Frew’s unbeaten 33 seen Darfield to a hard-fought four-wicket win.

Sefton thumped Weedons after amassing 261/7 of their 45 overs, with contributions by the order and each batsman displaying aggressive intent.

The massive full was an excessive amount of for Weedons who fell virtually 100 runs quick.

Lincoln had the bye whereas the last word phrase fixture of the spherical was deserted as a consequence of a water-logged pitch at Pearson Park.

Oxford, on the underside of the Canterbury foothills, seen additional rain than a substantial amount of the world closing week, and though membership volunteers coated the primary oval block, the 50-60mm of rain that fell proved an excessive amount of, sneaking beneath the covers at one finish and making it unplayable.

Quick scorecards:

• Cheviot 143 (C Burnett 65, S Burnett 21; H Williams four/18, R Mariu four/18)
Misplaced to Ohoka 144/three (W Hamilton 81no, H Fitzpatrick 26no; C Burnett three/14).

• Southbrook 130/9 (S Stewart 29, G Mowat 27; J Frew three/17, Z Foulkes three/21, L Foulkes 2/18)
Misplaced to Darfield 133/6 (J Frew 33no; D. Boyle 2/6, G Gunn 2/16).

• Sefton 261/7 (C Warner 48, L Taylor 45, M Smith 34, M Campbell 32no, T Harrison 23, N Granger 22; J Richards 2/34, C Robson 2/50)
Beat Weedons 170.

• Oxford-Rangiora vs Leeston-Southbridge match deserted.



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