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Selwyn Times: October 03, 2017

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24 Tuesday October 3 2017 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES Selwyn teams aim to knock off Sefton Extended one day season gets under way • By Gordon Findlater THE CRICKET season starts on Saturday with the opening round of the Canterbury Country premier one-day competition. Selwyn’s four premier clubs – Leeston-Southbridge, Weedons, Lincoln and South Malvern – will be looking to end the dominance that Sefton showed last season. The North Canterbury club won all three formats in last season’s Canterbury Country cricket competition. They defeated Leeston-Southbridge in both the one-day and twenty20 finals and Weedons in the twoday final. “Sefton will definitely be the team to beat again but there’s a number of teams that have what it takes to win this competition,” said Canterbury Country Cricket Association cricket manager Toby Doyle. There has been a change in format this summer. The end of season two-day competition has been scrapped in favour of an extra one-day round-robin. “The decision came down to the clubs, with a vote in favour of ALL-ROUNDER: Lincoln’s Jeremy Benton (bowling) made his way into the Canterbury side last summer after a string of impressive displays. PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY moving to an extra round of the 45 over one-day competition,” said Doyle, who also plays for Leeston-Southbridge. “It came down to a number of factors. The majority of players want to know they’re going to get a bat and a bowl every Saturday. Sometimes in the two-day competition you can end up spending a day just out fielding,” said Doyle. The one-day competition will now see eight teams play each other twice before splitting into a top and bottom four before the finals in March. A twenty20 competition will also be played over three weekends in January. Last season’s one-day competition top performers: •Run scorers: Shannon Stewart (Southbrook), 451 runs, 150.33 average, 70.48 strike rate; Toby Doyle (Leeston- Southbridge), 285 runs, 40.71 average, 63.47 strike rate; Jeremy Benton (Lincoln), 234 runs, 58.50 average, 79.87 strike rate; Jack Boyle (Southbrook), 222 runs, 55.50 average, 41.94 strike rate; Peter Fulton (Oxford), 217 runs, 217 average, 57.24 strike rate; Harry Chamberlain (Leeston-Southbridge), 201 runs, 28.71 average, 83.75 strike rate; Simon Edwards (South Malvern), 194 runs, 48.50 average, 115.52 strike rate. •Wicket takers: Fergus Fairburn (Southbrook), 17 wickets, 9.76 average, 3.69 economy; Ian King (Sefton), 13 wickets, 9 average, 2.25 economy; Matthew Rowe (Sefton), 12 wickets, 16.58 average, 4.10 economy; Harrison Cox (Leeston- Southbridge), 12 wickets, 17.08 average, 3.68 economy; Tim Gruijters (Leeston-Southbridge), 10 wickets, 6.50 average, 2.02 economy; Matt Parker (Weedons), 10 wickets, 12.40 average, 3.10 economy; Ollie Bragg (Sefton), 10 wickets, 17.80 average, 3.97 economy. COMMITTED: Kane Mayerhoof (left) was Weedons’ second highest wicket taker last season. Round one fixtures (Saturday): •Leeston-Southbridge v Cheviot, Leeston Park, 12.30pm. •Southbrook v Weedons, Southbrook Domain, 12.30pm. •Oxford v Sefton, Dudley Park, 12.30pm. •South Malvern v Lincoln, Darfield Domain, 12.30pm. NEW LOCATION ADVERT.pdf 1 1/05/2014 11:51:35 a.m. The 31 October wood burner deadline is fast approaching. VISIT OUR NEW LOCATION LOCATION 430 ST ASAPH STREET! RECOVER YOUR LOVED FURNITURE No job too big or small Let’s talk. Hours of Business: 7am-4.30pm Mon-Thurs Fri 8am to midday or by appointment with Keith 027 566 3909 Still able to offer you the finest top quality new furniture Visit us online P. 371 7500 Older style wood burner Low emission Ultra-low emission QUALITY FURNITURE SPECIALISTS RE - UPHOLSTERY SPECIALISTS KEITH HARTSHORNE 0275 663 909 The deadline to get a building consent to replace older style wood burners older than 15 years with a low emission wood burner is 31 October 2017. After that, your only option might be the ultra-low emission model or a heat pump. The Automotive Lamp Specialists Does my burner need to be installed by 31 October? No, your building consent needs to be lodged by then Is there any funding available for new burners? Yes! From $500 to $5000 per eligible application Will I be eligible for low income funding assistance? Call us to find out your options Do you have any burning questions? 0800 329 276 New and Used Lamps for Cars, Trucks, Vans, 4WD and Motorhomes PH 0800 225 483 | 325 Brougham Street, CHRISTCHURCH

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday October 3 2017 25 Lincoln reaches high to take national champs • By Gordon Findlater LINCOLN UNIVERSITY women’s basketball solidified their national dominance by winning the national tertiary basketball championship at Cowles Stadium last week. Their 60-46 win over Victoria University of Wellington in the final handed the Lincoln women their second title of the year after they took out the 3x3 tertiary title in April. The team were dominant throughout last week’s tournament. They went through pool play undefeated with wins over University of Waikato (71-50), University of Otago (67-50), and Victoria University (55- 41). They then accounted for Auckland University of Technology 56-45 in the semi-final. The team stepped up in the final with standout performances from Connie Poletti (17points, 10 rebounds), Sophie Schrader (14 points, 3 assists), and Bianca Malifa (11 points, 4 assists). The Lincoln men came agonisingly close to also doing a clean sweep in the tertiary basketball. They won the 3x3 title in April but were pipped by Canterbury University in MVP: Connie Poletti led Lincoln in the final with 17 points and 13 rebounds and was named as the tournament’s top player. James Cawthorn (below) made the men’s tournament team. ​ the 5x5 final 90-101. The men had two wins and a loss in pool play. They then defeated University of Auckland 84-67 in the semi-final. Following the tournament Poletti and Lucy Brown were both named in the women’s tournament team, with Poletti also being named as the MVP. James Cawthorn was named in the men’s tournament team. Bathurst dream comes true for Prebbleton driver A DREAM will become reality for Prebbleton’s Jack Milligan when he races a Toyota 86 sports coupe at the Bathurst 1000 this week. Milligan, 21, has had a challenging few years battling his way through karts and RX7 racing to eventually secure the second CareVets scholarship car in last season’s Toyota 86 Championship. A win and a brace of podium finishes marked him as a standout talent and he finished his first season in the category as 2016- 2017 rookie of the year. Fellow New Zealand drivers Scott McLaughlin, Fabian Coulthard and reigning Supercar champion Shane van Gisbergen will likely be hogging the limelight for Kiwi fans, but Milligan hopes to turn a few heads himself with his first trip to the mountain. He will be the only New Zealander in the 36-plus field at the Toyota 86s, which is one of the main support classes for the V8 Supercars. The 86 racing at Bathurst begins on Thursday and runs until Sunday. Milligan secured the trip to Bathurst to compete in this round of the Aussie 86 series as part of the New Zealand Toyota 86 championship prize pool. Milligan will have just two 20min practice sessions and one BATHURST-BOUND: Jack Milligan will drive in the Toyota 86 support races at Bathurst this week. 20min qualifying session, which will set the starting grid for the first of three six-lap races over the weekend. The Australian cars are slightly different to the New Zealand specifications. “It’s a huge challenge, but I am used to those,” said Milligan. “I’ll also have to learn the circuit, but it’s a place we all dream about racing and I still pinch myself that I have this opportunity. “I’m still a long way from the top, but racing at Bathurst gives me a clear view of the summit and where I want to be. It’s a golden opportunity and one I intend to take with both hands.” FREE installation* We’ll keep you warm this winter. Fully rated heating right down to -15°C...guaranteed. $3,299 SALE HIGH WALL HEAT PUMP FH50 6.0kW *Conditions apply Back-to-back basic installation $10 off * your in-store purchase at 223 Annex Road, Middleton * Coupon to be surrendered upon purchase. Minimum spend of $50. Terms & conditions apply. Shop in-Store or oNliNe Bulk nappies & wipes Joggers & strollers Capsules & carseats Nursery furniture plus muCh more! Book your FREE in-home quote TODAY! 0800 324 678 223 Annex Road, Middleton, Christchurch Phone 03 338 0508 Open Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm & Saturday 10am - 2pm Competitive pricing from $1498 per sq.m Standout Homes for an Outstanding Price New Showhome 6 Craig Thompson Drive Flemington, Lincoln Wednesday to Sunday 12pm - 4pm (03) 341 3000 or 029 201 2453 Office and Showhome 2 Harvard Avenue Wigram, Christchurch Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm Gold Award for New Home - Up to $450,000 Gold Award and Gold Reserve Award for Showhome Registered Master Builders House of the Year 2017 Local Category Winner for New Home - Up to $450,000 3x Silver Awards for New Home - Up to $450,000