AUSTRALIAN CRICKET TOUR
Canterbury Country completed a successful preseason tour of Brisbane losing only one of their seven matches. Country lost the tour opener against an Ashgrove Invitational Xl by five wickets but bounced back to beat the same opponents by 47 runs (Jack Boyle 88). Day three was a T20 with Country claiming a big 83 run win (Shanan Stewart 53). On day four had two T20 wins beating Caloundra by 68 runs (Jeremy Benton 72*) and then the Sunshine Coast Scorchers by nine wickets (Jack Boyle 67*). A Joel Harden 100 not out had Country make 267/6 against Wanderers, who they dismissed for 218. They finished the tour with a one run win over a Wests/Laidley Xl, defending 177.