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Selwyn Times: January 24, 2018

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14 Wednesday January 24 2018 Latest Christchurch news at SPORTS SELWYN TIMES EXPLOSIVE: Weedons’ Shannon Dunnett scored 24 from 20 deliveries at the top of the order. PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY YOUNGSTER: Lochie Stove took two wickets and scored 10 runs in Weedons’ 25-run loss to Cheviot. (Below) – Darfield/South Malvern’s Andrew Inch smashes a ball through the covers. ALL OR NOTHING: Lincoln’s Hugh Paterson goes for a big shot but is bowled. ORTHODOX: Leeston-Southbridge’s Sam McGuire plays a great looking drive during their loss to Sefton. Selwyn sides re-focus on one-day competition IT WAS a torrid weekend for Selwyn clubs in the Canterbury country twenty20 tournament at Mandeville Sports Centre on Saturday. The competition essentially came down to one-off games to decide the semi-finalists after last weekend’s opening two rounds were rained off. No Selwyn team made it to the semi-final stage with Leeston- Southbridge, Lincoln, Weedons and Darfield/South Malvern all suffering defeats on Saturday. Leeston-Southbridge lost to Sefton, Lincoln lost to Southbrook, Weedons lost to Cheviot, and Darfield/South Malvern lost to Oxford. The Selwyn teams will now turn their attention to the country premier one-day competition which restarts on Saturday. After 10 rounds, Leeston- Southbridge lead the competition on 51 points, ahead of Weedons in second on 39 points. •Saturday fixtures (home side first): Sefton v Cheviot; Lincoln v Southbrook; Darfield/South Malvern v Leeston-Southbridge; Oxford v Weedons. ADVERTISEMENT More than just a taxi The elderly and those with disabilities often find it difficult to access health appointments or take care of shopping, things that can be physically and mentally challenging for them. Helen Beddard understands how difficult it can be. When her mother’s mobility was compromised by an injury, Helen stepped into the role of driver and companion where she learned first-hand, the importance of someone retaining their independence. It was this experience that sparked the idea of a driving service that went further than a taxi or shuttle provider. Lift Companion Driving is an individual, personalised service that helps the elderly, people with disabilities, and parents who need their children safely transported to an activity such as a dance class or afterschool programme. Helen takes her clients where they need to go, filling the role of companion and assistant, a role that gives her considerable satisfaction as she is helping those less mobile regain their independence. “It’s a privilege to do something positive for the community by making someone’s life easier. You meet the best people. They put a lift in my day as much as I put a lift in their day,” says Helen. Lift Companion Driving is a licensed transport service with a high emphasis on safety right down to the vehicle used. As driver, Helen is passenger endorsed, has been police checked, and has full first aid certificates. Lift Companion Driving is a caring, high quality bespoke yet affordable service that assists clients to retain their independence so they are less reliant on family and friends. • For a competitive free quote and set price up front, call Helen on 027 775 5671 or email: Special requirements such as wheelchairs and walkers can be catered for, with plenty of room in the boot. Our pricing is very competitive. Contact us to discuss your requirements on 027 7755 671 or email

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday January 24 2018 15 Milligan takes 86 lead; Ransley crashes out • By Gordon Findlater PREBBLETON drivers Jack Milligan and Jaden Ransley were at opposite ends of the spectrum during the latest round of the Toyota 86 Championship in Invercargill. Milligan had another consistent performance behind the wheel at the weekend to take the championship lead, while Ransley’s season is potentially over after hitting a wall at Teretonga Park. Jack Milligan Jaden Ransley The Prebbleton pair both featured prominently in the qualifying session and opening race on Saturday. Ransley had secured a rare double pole and went out in the first race keen to retain his position – but it was not to be. Instead Milligan hunted Ransley down over the opening half dozen laps before completing a clean pass to take the lead. The victory moved Milligan into the overnight CONSISTENT: Jack Milligan has taken the lead in the Toyota 86 Championship. championship lead which he did not relinquish. In the second race on Sunday morning, Ransley crashed out when his car and that of driver Bramley King made contact. The Ransley car was written off when it slid at high speed off the track and into the tyre wall. In race three, Milligan carved his way through the field to briefly hold second before he slid wide to finish third and secure another podium. Two rounds remain in the championship with the next one at the New Zealand Grand Prix meeting at Manfeild from February 9-11. Championship standings (top eight): Jack Milligan 702pts, 1; Michael Scott 694pts, 2; Connor Adams 654pts, 3; Jordan Baldwin 638pts, 4; Jaden Ransley 561pts, 5; Tom Alexander 505pts, 6; Bramwell King 504pts, 7; Sam Wright 387pts, 8. Brettkelly wins stroke play title in play-off HORORATA’S Dominic Brettkelly held his nerve in a sudden death play-off to claim the Canterbury stroke play title at Waitikiri at the weekend. Brettkelly, 18, fired rounds of 71, 70 and 71 to finish tied on 212 with Rangiora’s Kazuma Kobori. Brettkelly needed just two holes to prevail in the play-off. He also became the inaugural winner of the Ron Clement Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the top under-19 player at the tournament. Clement had a very long list of achievements throughout SPORTS his career. In particular, he was part of the winning Canterbury team, which included Bob Charles, that won the NZ Freyberg (now known as the NZ men’s interprovincial) in 1957, 1962 and 1965. He also won the Canterbury stroke play title on four occasions. A full field of 96 players contested the Canterbury stroke play tournament. The women’s section was won by Russley’s Juliana Hung with rounds of 75, 69 and 68. Both Brettkelly and Hung were rewarded with 49in televisions for their efforts. ON TOP: Dominic Brettkelly claimed the Canterbury stroke play title with victory on the second hole of a sudden death play-off. Rolleston’s ReGIsteReD RetIRement vIllaGe 34 Kendon Drive (Off Strauss Drive) Woodcroft Estate is being presented by Manor Group, which has 30 years experience developing villages in the north island. Some of the most recent include Waterford Estate in Auckland, kempton Park in tauranga and roseland Park in the Waikato. the concept of ‘own your own’ village is designed to give residents the freedom and financial benefits similar to home ownership, so should they need to move they will still enjoy the capital gain of their home. the village will be owned via a licence to Occupy that ensures all proceeds from a villa’s sale will go to the actual resident. Once the village is finished, Manor Group will transfer village ownership into a residents’ company, enabling residents to contribute to the operation of their own village, assisted by an on-site manager. this manager also takes care of the day to day running of the village - repairs and maintenance as well as the welfare of the residents, giving everyone peace of mind. 2 Bedroom Villas from $400,000 Rolleston’s ReGIsteReD RetIRement vIllaGe OPEN DAYS Thursday and Friday, 1st and 2nd February, 10am-2pm Woodcroft Estate brings you all the benefits of living in a thriving community while retaining all the rewards of owning your own village. • 78 villas with Club rooms/ Pavilion and a bowling green • 2-3 bedroom villas with single or double garage • On site manager • Secure lifestyle village • Emergency call system in each villa • 100% capital gain FOR MORE INFORMATION Call Corinne on 021 821 683 Phone: 03 421 7796 | Email: 34 kEndOn drivE, rOllEStOn