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Selwyn Times: January 24, 2017

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16 Under strength Leeston Southbridge lose T20 • By Tom Doudney Tuesday January 24 2017 LEESTON SOUTHBRIDGE put in a spirited performance but still lost the CRV Ambreed country premier T20 cricket tournament to Sefton by nine runs. Chasing Sefton’s 143/9, Leeston Southbridge, which were missing nine first-choice players, finished on 134/6 from 20 overs at Mandeville on Saturday. Leeston Southbridge had six players away with the Canterbury Country team which beat Marlborough at Mainpower Oval, Rangiora, on Saturday in a two-day match, and another three players were away on holiday. Opener Ben Chamberlain hit an impressive 66 not out off 48 balls for Leeston Southbridge, but it was not enough to get his team over the line. In Rangiora, Canterbury Country bowled Marlborough out for 102 before racking up 281/7 at the end of the first innings. For Canterbury Country, former Black Cap Shanan Stewart hit 105, while Matt Laffey scored 69 and Tim Guijters scored 50. The best of the Canterbury Country bowlers were Fraser Sheat with 4-23 and Stewart with 4-27. Due to rain on Sunday, it was not possible to play the second innings and Canterbury Country were awarded the win. Talented Lincoln team take out Ellesmere bowls rooster title • By Karolyn Boon LINCOLN 4 have taken out the Ellesmere bowls rooster competition. With such a large club, Lincoln had the luxury of entering four teams in the competition. The selectors got it right with Lincoln 4, keeping last year’s performing junior team together after they won the Canterbury Centre junior triples. That team of Michael Begg, Mundy Carroll and Martin Rowson were joined by Dave Williams, Lynton Withell and Nick Alfeld, another talented junior, to finish two points ahead of an experienced Lincoln 3 team. Dunsandel came in third on 27 points. In the recent quadrangular representative tournament, Ellesmere bowlers defended three out of the four trophies up for grabs in a hot and windy day on the greens. They played against some strong Mid-Canterbury, Malvern and Hurunui teams. The men’s teams played at Allenton, Hampstead and Methven, while the ladies were hosted by Darfield and Kirwee. Unfortunately, it was only the senior men who managed to retain their Mugford Trophy, winning it on differential. The day gave selectors an opportunity to select the country development team to play a town team, selected from Christchurch clubs, on February 12 at Methven. Ellesmere’s Bev Skurr was named in the country development ladies’ team, with Sandy Guy selected as a reserve for the team of 10. As yet, the men’s development team is still to be named. Results: Senior Ladies: Mid- Canterbury 18 points; Ellesmere 10 points; Malvern 8 points. Senior Men’s: Ellesmere 23 points, differential +50; Malvern 23 points, differential +40; Mid- SELWYN TIMES SPORTS IN ACTION: Players from Ellesmere, Malvern, Hurunui and Methven competed in the recent quadrangular representative tournament played at various locations, including Kirwee. Canterbury 22 points; Hurunui 4 points. Junior men: Mid- Canterbury 20 points; Ellesmere 16 points; Malvern 10 points; Hurunui 2 points. Ladies Development: Mid-Canterbury 18 points; Malvern 12 points; Hurunui 11; Ellesmere 7 points. •More sport, pages 20-21 B A L L E T J A Z Z C O N T E M P O R A R Y Normal classes resume for 2017 on Monday 23rd January Beginners come on a Wednesday from 2.00 till 2.30pm to allow Mum time to pick up other siblings from school Classes for children and young people of all ages from 4-18yrs over 6 days a week in Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary Annual production at Middleton Grange Theatre in April 2017 Annual exams in Ballet,Jazz, Contemporary usually October each year Sharing her love of dance A lifelong passion for dance is one dance teacher Ann Judson still inspires in her pupils today. Once herself a Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer and awarded a M.N.Z.M. in 2015 for her services to ballet, Ann now runs the Aspire Dance School at Springston in Selwyn along with her daughter Fleur Cullinane, also a former R.N.Z.B. dancer and Rebecca Adam who was invited to perform her solos in New York and was successfully placed. “We are very lucky to have a school where we have all had professional dance experience,” she says. “It does make a difference to the way we teach.” This high-calibre school has also received international acclaim recently when past pupil Monica Brosnahan was invited by the Russian Government to take part in the Vaganova International Competition in St Petersburg. As a result of her success at this event she has now been invited to apply as an international student to the Russian Ballet School in St Petersburg. “We are so delighted for her as she is a dedicated student who has worked so hard to become a successful dancer.” It is just not the high performing students that Ann is interested in teaching. “We absolutely love teaching young people that just want to come and enjoy dance. Its good for deportment and we enjoy sharing a love of moving to music and a quiet gaining of confidence.” Ann recently had to move the dance school from the Tai Tapu Hall to the Springston Hall but is delighted with the new location. She is now taking enrolments for the 2017 year in Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary classes for pupils aged from 3 ½ years to 18 years of age. For those interested in attending classes, the best way to contact Ann is by email or text as she has limited coverage where she lives. Her email address is annjudsonfarr@ and her mobile is 027 672 2999. B.B.O. Ballet, N.Z.A.M.D. Jazz and Contemporary Venue: Springston Community Hall, 3ks south of the front of Lincoln University on Leeston Rd Ann Judson M.N.Z.M. B.B.O. Fellow Email: Phone: 0276 722 999

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 24 2017 17 Pets & their owners to celebrate new pet food shop Tails will be wagging and whiskers quivering with excitement as the dogs and cats of the south-west areas get wind of the new pet food shop that has opened in Rolleston. Real Pet Food, previously trading as Hillmorton Pet Food in Hoon Hay for almost 25 years, has just opened its doors in Jones Road. Owner Bernie Hutton is thrilled with his new premises in a newly constructed block of five shops, which he says are much bigger than his former shop and are equipped with brand-new machinery for processing the pet food. The Hillmorton staff members have come to work at the new premises, plus an additional staff member has been employed, and since the shop opened many of the Hillmorton customers have been in for their pet supplies, Bernie says. These also include a range of birdseed. Real Pet Food offers fresh, raw meat, which the business sources from reputable suppliers, processes on site without the addition of any artificial colours or preservatives, and displays for sale in the store’s brandnew chillers and freezers. “This is proper food without any additives so it’s better for the animals, plus they don’t eat as much because it satisfies them,” says Bernie. Real Pet Food is also offering online sales through its new website, The meat is available for purchase frozen in carton lots, and there is no delivery charge for customers across Christchurch city and the Selwyn district. The business also supplies meat for several organisations that need to have quality food for animals. These include sheep stations requiring meat for their dogs, the greyhound racing industry, and Orana Wildlife Park, to feed their hungry lions, cheetahs and meerkats. To celebrate Real Pet Food’s arrival in Rolleston, the store is holding an official opening event this Saturday, starting at 10am. There will be a sausage sizzle and refreshments, plus it will be a great opportunity for pet owners to swap doggie tales and chat about what their cats get up to. n Real Pet Food is located at Shop 4, 855 Jones Road Rolleston, opposite Redpaths. Opening hours are Monday and Tuesday, 9am-5pm, Wednesday to Friday, 9am-5.30pm and Saturday 10am-1pm. BEEF Steaks Mince Brisket Bones Beef & Tongue Beef Bones HORSE Steaks Mince Hearts, Livers & Tongue CHICKEN Mince Necks MIXES Cat Mix Dog Mix Stockists of: Birdseed & Bird Acessories, Rabbit Mix, Rat & Mice Mix, Guinea Pig Mix, Fish Food & Accessories. Manufacturers of Fine Natural Pet Food Real Petfood Phone (03) 347 0626 | Shop 4, 855 Jones Road, Rolleston (opposite Redpaths) Hours: Mon-Tues 9am-5pm, Wed-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 10am-1pm