Laffey leads Sefton to victory
A gritty last wicket stand steered Sefton past Southbrook in the latest round of the CRV Ambreed Country Premier One Day cricket competition on Saturday.
At the Sefton Domain, Sefton batted first and made 149 before dismissing Southbrook for 104, while Leeston-Southbridge continued their strong form, ruthlessly dispatching Lincoln.
Lincoln were rolled for just 39 in the 22nd over, with Cameron Norton (3/12) and Dougald Munro (3/7) the main destroyers, and the chase took just 15 overs, with the loss of two wickets.
Weedons demolished DarfieldSouth Malvern (DSM) by 161 runs at the Darfield Domain. Batting first, the visitors racked up 216/8. Shanon Dunnett led the way with an unbeaten 47 off 36 balls and Matt Parker added 35, while Chris Warner took 3/12 for DSM.
Sandeep Singh tore through DSM, finishing with figures of 6/23, as the home team capitulated to be all out for 55.
In the other match, Cheviot secured an 82-run win over Oxford-Rangiora at Dudley Park.
The opening round of Mid Canterbury’s Pritchard Shield competition saw Methven and Tech square off for the second weekend in a row, after Methven beat Tech in the final of the season-opening T20 competition.
It was Methven’s day again too, as they bowled Tech out for 105, and then chased the total down for the loss of just three wickets, with Mitch Sim finishing 33 not out. Jeremy Punselie was the best of Tech’s batsmen in the first innings, with 26, while Toby Redfern took 3/15 off six overs for Methven.
Coldstream was struggling before the first ball was even bowled in the day’s other match against Lauriston, only managing to muster eight players. They made just 51-7, with Bo Houston top scoring with 16 and Alex Hooper standing out with the ball for the second week running for Lauriston, taking 4/9 off 4.3 overs. Lauriston lost just two wickets chasing the mediocre total, with Nick Gilbert top-scoring with 28. Houston picked up both Lauriston wickets, finishing with 2/25. Allenton had the bye. Meanwhile in rep cricket action, Canterbury Country cruised to an eight wicket win over South Canterbury in a Hawke Cup warm up match at Mainpower Oval on Sunday.
South Canterbury made 164, before an 86-run opening stand between Lance Taylor and James Richards put Country in control.
Tech’s Kody Stuthridge sends a ball down the pitch during his side’s loss to Methven.