Laf­fey leads Sefton to vic­tory

Selwyn and Ashburton Outlook - - AUTOZONE - COUN­TRY CRICKET

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.

ERIN TASKER/STUFF

Tech’s Kody Stuthridge sends a ball down the pitch dur­ing his side’s loss to Methven.

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