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Selwyn Times: March 14, 2017

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26 Tuesday March 14 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SPORTS In Brief CRICKET CHANGES The Canterbury Country premier two-day cricket final between Weedons and Sefton will be squeezed into one day after rain meant no play was possible on Saturday. The match had been scheduled to be played over two weekends with the conclusion this coming Saturday. No extra days will be scheduled to make up for the washout but Canterbury Country Cricket have extended the length of play this weekend. Play at Rangiora’s Mainpower Oval will now start at 10.30am, instead of 12.30pm, with a maximum of 110 overs in the day instead of the normal 90. Usually, over two days, 180 overs would be possible. MIDGET CARS POSTPONED The South Island Midget Car Championship, which had been due to be staged on Saturday, was rained off and will be rescheduled. ARKING UP WINS The Arking Up team consisting of Sam Henderson, Greg Salter, James Mounce and Lance Warren were the overall winners of the Lincoln Bowling Club’s community competition, which finished this month. The last night of competition saw 30 teams of four bowlers compete for the prize for the round as well as the overall win. Weedons rower wins sculls title • By Gordon Findlater LOGAN ANDERSON from Weedons won the under-17 single sculls title at the South Island secondary school championships on Twizel’s Lake Ruataniwha by the slimmest of margins. Anderson, 16, won gold on Sunday for St Thomas of Canterbury College in a time of 7min 37.70sec, just sevenhundredths of Logan Anderson a second ahead of Roncalli College’s Jack Gibbs. He then went on to complete a medal trifecta in Twizel. Anderson and Lachlan Sydney won silver in the under-17 double sculls. They ended up in another tight tussle with Roncalli. However, it was the South Canterbury pairing of Gibbs and Sam Anderson which took the spoils on this occasion, winning by a little more than a second. Logan Anderson was also part of the quad with Jack Hurley, Ben Scarlett, Ethan Bargh and Ben Wright (cox), who won the under-17 coxed quad sculls. St Andrew’s College retained the Bell Cup for most overall points. They took out the much CHAMPION: Weedons rower Logan Anderson won the South Island under-17 single sculls by the slimmest of margins on Sunday. anticipated boys’ under-18 coxed eight in dominant fashion. St Andrew’s powered to gold more than six seconds clear of defending Maadi Cup champions Christ’s College in second, and Christchurch Boys’ High School in third. If the boys’ race was clear cut, the girls’ under-18 coxed eight was the opposite. Just over one second was all that separated gold from bronze. Gold went to Rangi Ruru Girls’ School with a time of 6min 51.08sec, with Christchurch Girls’ High School SELWYN TIMES just a bow ball behind in 6min 51.52sec, and St Margaret’s College taking bronze with 7min 0.93sec. Schools will now turn their attention to the Maadi Cup, which takes place from March 27 to April 2.

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday March 14 2017 27 Lincoln teen picked to swim for New Zealand • By Tom Doudney A LINCOLN teenager has been selected to represent New Zealand at the Australian age group swimming championships in Brisbane next month. Hannah Bates, 16, will be the only South Islander on the team of 23 swimmers, aged between 13 and 17. After achieving the qualifying time at the Southland long course swimming championships in Invercargill in December, she was notified of her selection this month. It will be the first international swim meet for Hannah, who is a member of the Selwyn Swim Club and swam at the national level for Christchurch Girls’ High School. She holds seven Canterbury and West Coast and three South Island swimming records in the 16 and under-16 age groups. Last year, she was a finalist in the emerging talent category of the New Zealand Swimming Awards. While in Australia, she aims to qualify for the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas in July. Hannah said she had taken BIG ACHIEVEMENT: Hannah Bates will be the only South Islander representing New Zealand at the Australian age group swimming championships in Brisbane next month. PHOTO: CAMILLA CONNELL PHOTOGRAPHY ​ swimming lessons since she was six-months-old and had never looked back. Her mother, Susan Bates, said because Christchurch has not had a suitable indoor long course (50m) pool since QE II was wrecked by the earthquakes, Hannah has had to travel to events further afield to record international qualifying times. The only other suitable pools were in Dunedin, Invercargill and the North Island and getting to events at these venues came at a higher financial cost. •Hannah has a web page set up to help raise funds for her to compete at swimming events. To donate, go to https:// hannahrepresentsnz TWO SELWYN youngsters have just earned places in a coveted national junior swim squad. Darfield’s Chloe Newbigging, 12, and Hororata’s Poppy Freeman, 8, won their age groups at the Christchurch Crown swim held recently at Corsair Bay. It was the fifth event in the seven-swim, New Zealand Ocean Swim Series. Their wins in the 200m Ocean- Kids event secured them both places in the Jetstar Super Swim Squad. This means they will travel to Auckland with a caregiver for a weekend camp with some top name elite swimmers and coaches in May. Throughout the season, each qualifying event allows children the opportunity to earn a place in the 36-member squad. SPORTS OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: The newest Jetstar Super Swim Squad members, Will Leech (left), Poppy Freeman, Aidan Blair, Grace Hately, Michael Lansdown and Chloe Newbigging. PHOTO: K & G PHOTOGRAPHY Young swimmers in national squad after ocean series win The girls have both previously participated in New Zealand Ocean Swim Series events. Chloe entered the 300m ‘Give it a Go’ swim in 2015, while this was Poppy’s third event. Chloe said she was “looking forward to the experience and meeting new people.” Poppy said she “can’t wait to go on a plane, and learn new things about swimming.” The Jetstar Super Swim Squad Camp will take place in Auckland on May 6-7. •The New Zealand Ocean Swim Series runs until April. For more information or to register for the 200m OceanKids event or other distances in the series, visit The magazine for gardeners who like To geT Their hands dirTy ‘Famous for their roasts!’ RESTAURANT & CAFÉ Kid's SPECIAL Two courses Seniors SPECIAL Two courses $10 We are family friendly. Great Kids menu plus designated play area. Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert 100% Special available lunch only Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm $20 Start your day with us We are open from 6.30am Cooked breakfasts $18 Check out our extensive breakfast menu from Continental to Cooked The RACECOURSE HOTEL & Motorlodge 118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150 H ORNBY WORKINGMEN’S CLUB «WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK« SUBS ARE DUE SUBS ARE DUE ST. PADDY’S WEEKEND FRIDAY 17 MARCH ROLLICKING LIVE MUSIC 1.30pm: ROBBIE McDREW 5.30pm: BORU Irish Band SATURDAY 18 MARCH MORE ROLLICKING LIVE MUSIC 4.30pm: THE BUSKER 8pm: ROCKABELLA EARLY BIRD DRAW, 6.15pm RENEW YOUR SUB ON WEDNESDAY 15 MARCH BE IN TO WIN ONE OF FIVE LUCKY DRAWS OF $100 Club CAFE OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER Gluten Free & Vegetarian options Chalmers Restaurant Early Bird Special 5.30pm – 6.30pm FRI & SAT Roast (4 Choices) still only and Free Desserts $20.50 Unbeatable value including your choice of Fresh Veges and Salads Hornby WMC | ph 03 349 9026 | 17 Carmen Road | Hornby | Members, guests & affiliates welcome