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Selwyn Times: November 28, 2017

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16 Wednesday November 29 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES SPORTS OUT OF THE CREASE: Weedons’ Devon Nightingale runs Brendon Wellington out at Weedons Domain on Saturday.​ Weedons just staying in touch on leader board • By Andrew King WEEDONS’ PREMIER cricket team have dropped to fourth on the table after a 14-run loss to Sefton on Saturday. Set 213 to win in the country premier one-day competition, Weedons looked in control for most of the game, but lost wickets at crucial times to be all out for 199 in 41.1 overs. It was the return of Nigel Granger from injury that swung the game in Sefton’s favour as he hit an unbeaten 65 and put on a 100-run partnership with Ollie Bragg. Sefton president Chris Rowe called it a “match-winning performance” after Granger came back from an achilles injury. “He had been out since the first round but he has come back with a really strong performance,” he said. The competition now moves into the second round before splitting into a top-four, bottomfour competition, meaning WELL HELD: Sandeep Singh holds onto a catch. Weedons can’t afford to drop any more games to keep in touch with the top four. Country premier one-day table: Leeston-Southbridge, 1, 39pts; Cheviot, 2, 27pts; Sefton, 3, 27pts; Weedons, 4, 21pts; Lincoln, 5, 15pts; Southbrook, 6, 15pts; South Malvern, 7, 15pts; Oxford, 8, 9pts. SAVING RUNS: Gareth Painter shows commitment in the field. FAST PACE: Jono Green charges in. PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY Artisan Homes Builders of superior homes. Built to last. Silver medal winner in Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year Awards Artisan Homes Office & Showhome 5 Broomleigh Drive, Faringdon Artisan Homes New Showhome 72 Blakes Road, Prebbleton Open Sat & Sun 12–4pm Office & Show Home: 5 Broomleigh Drive, Faringdon, Rolleston New Show Home: 72 Blakes Road, Prebbleton Phone: 03 374 9172 or Rob: 021 324 876 E-mail - robin@artisanhomes.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday November 29 2017 17 CHAMPIONS: Darfield’s Leah Zydenbos (left) helped the New Zealand mounted games under-17 team win a world championship in Auckland. ​ Darfield rider part of world champion team DARFIELD’S LEAH Zydenbos helped the New Zealand mounted games under-17 team win a world championship in Auckland at the weekend. The year 11 Rangi Ruru Girls’ student was up against some of the world’s leading equestrians at the event named Equitana. Teams from Australia, Ireland, and England held the next top spots in the competition. Rangi Ruru director of equestrian Pippa Young said it was a tough ride for the team with Leah, riding her borrowed mount Cheeky. “It was very tense in the final particularly, with two eliminations and a tie-breaker in the very last game of the competition,” she said. “The New Zealand under-17 team has been amazing over these few days. Leah and her teammates worked so hard to triumph over the riders from all the other countries, with Australia, Ireland and England being particularly strong.” Ms Young said Leah really excelled at the event. “She has been outstanding; an exceptional team member. “Her parents Sue and Rick, and brother Luke – all mounted games competitors themselves – are understandably very proud of their daughter too.” GREAT EFFORT: Leah Zydenbos on her borrowed mount Cheeky. Leah was a key part of the school’s success at the South Island Schools’ Mounted Games held at the Ellesmere Showgrounds in late April this year. She and Lily Buckley won the South Island interschools competition. Leah has also excelled in a number of other competitions, throughout New Zealand. She was recognised for this as a finalist in the Zonta individual sporting awards this year. Huge turnout at motor fest • By Georgia O’Connor- Harding MORE THAN 400 cars and trucks drove into Rolleston last week for the district’s first motor festival. About 800 people attended the first outdoor car truck, motor-cycle and farm machinery show on Sunday. District councillor and organising committee member Craig Watson said it was a huge event. “It was massive. It was far bigger than we could have ever expected which is really positive and the feedback has been amazing,” he said. Funds raised from the day have gone into supporting St John Ambulance Rolleston. Cr Watson said while the committee did not yet have a figure for how much was fundraised it is estimated to be between $20,000 to $30,000. “A lot of people don’t know about St John having to fundraise locally to survive - it was good for them to tell their story,” he said. Cr Watson said the committee will now work out whether another event can be organised for next year and what is involved. Perfect conditions for Courtenay show Fine weather greeted all those who went along to the Courtenay A&P Show on Saturday. The event offered a countrystyled day out featuring horses, sheep, cattle, goats, poultry, sheep dog trials, Highland bands and steam tractors. There was also a varied selection of trade stalls, food, liquid refreshments, entertainment and fairground rides. PHOTOS: JANE PANKHURST