Broadfield A produced an upset in Saturday’s Selwyn premier netball semi-finals, to book themselves a place in the final against this year’s frontrunners Lincoln A. Broadfield A took on Greenpark A, who were second after the round robin, and after a tight clash it was Broadfield A who came out on top, 56-53. Meanwhile Lincoln A had a much easier time of it, beating Southbridge A 78-29 in the other semi-final. Lincoln A and Broadfield A will now face off in the big final this Saturday at the Lincoln Events Centre, at 1.30pm. The premier two final will be between Lincoln B and Burnham A, Lincoln C will play Templeton A in the premier three final, and Southbridge B and Rolleston B will contest premier four.
Canterbury Country cricketers are currently away on a 10-day pre-season cricket tour in Brisbane. The side is a mix of established and emerging representative players as incoming coach Michael Sharpe begins preparations for reclaiming the Hawke Cup by seasons end. The team is playing on seven of the 10 days they’re away, including a Twenty20 double header, against club and invitational sides. The Canterbury Country touring squad: Harry Fitzpatrick, Scott Burnett (Cheviot), Toby Doyle (LeestonSouthbridge), Jeremy Benton, Joel Harden (Lincoln), Ian King, Fraser Sheat (Sefton), Shanan Stewart, Jack Boyle (Southbrook), Jono Green, Matt Parker (Weedons).
Mid Canterbury’s Heartland rugby side didn’t have the best day against North Otago on Saturday, but some of their other teams fared better. It was a derby day, and Mid Canterbury Development produced a good win, 46-25 over North Otago Development, while Mid Canterbury’s under-18s just snuck home against North Otago’s under-18s, 20-19. North Otago were too good in the under-16s, winning 23-10, while arguably Mid Canterbury’s most impressive result of the day came from the under-13 Mid Canterbury Gold team. They defeated North Otago Under 12/13, 81-0.