SC take out Ron Biggar Memorial
South Canterbury have beaten Mid Canterbury to take senior rep cricket’s Ron Biggar Memorial.
South Canterbury won the toss and chose to bat first at Pleasant Point on Sunday, and it was a decision which paid off as they notched up a competitive 217/9 off their 45 overs.
Deon Biggs struck early for Mid Canterbury, picking up the wicket of George Morgan, but from there Sam Carlaw and Jake Naylor set about laying a platform for their side. Carlaw was eventually run out for 33, but Naylor went on to post 91.
Biggs was the pick of Mid Canterbury’s bowlers, taking 4/30, while Methven’s Englishman James Speer picked up 2/22.
Mid Canterbury’s reply never really got going, with a series of middle of the road scores seeing them fall short, making just 161/9 off their 45 overs.
After starring for Lauriston with a 48 not out in their T20 win over Allenton on Saturday, Nick Gilbert carried his good form through to Sunday, top scoring for Mid Canterbury with 35.
Matt Tait also chimed in with 28 and Matt Winter with 20, while Methven’s Toby Redfern finished 21 not out.