SC take out Ron Big­gar Me­mo­rial

Selwyn and Ashburton Outlook - - MOTORING - ERIN TASKER

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.

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