Selwyn and Ashburton Outlook - - MOTORING -

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.

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