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Selwyn Times: February 28, 2018

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday February 28 2018 21 • By Gordon Findlater WEEDONS AND Sefton have seized the early initiative in the top-four section of the Canterbury Country premier one-day competition. Weedons defeated Leeston-Southbridge by three wickets in a tight match played in bowler-friendly conditions at Weedons Domain. Batting first, Leeston- Southbridge made a slow but steady start before Weedons’ Jonathan Green dismissed both William Macfarlane for 17 and Chris Beatson for a duck in quick succession to have the visitors at 28/2. Opening batsman Liam O’Sullivan was the only batsman to make a healthy contribution, grinding out 39 from 101 deliveries before being bowled by Green. Leeston-Southbridge were bowled out for 119 in the 38th over. Weedons were able to clean up the middle order and tail with relative ease. Brad Nightingale and Green were the best of the SPORTS Weedons take tight match bowlers, both claiming three wickets. Weedons’ run chase got off to a shaky start. They found themselves two wickets down for just 10 runs early. Gareth Painter and Sam Wilson were able to steady the ship by combining for a third wicket partnership of 32. However, it was the lower order that fired to get Weedons over the line. Number 6 Shannon Dunnett and No 9 Kane Meyerhoff both scoring 23 runs each to see their side reach the total in the 24th over. O’Sullivan continued an impressive day of work with three wickets to finish as the best Leeston- Southbridge bowler. The other top-four match RUNS: Liam O’Sullivan was the top scorer on Saturday with 39. saw competition defending champions Sefton defeat defending newcomers Cheviot by eight wickets. Andrew Laffrey and Harley James both claimed three wickets for Sefton as Cheviot were all-out for just 75. Sefton reached the small total with ease in the 27th over. Scoreboards: Leeston-Southbridge 119 (L O’Sullivan 41; J Green 3/14, B Nightingale 3/19; J Watson 2/38) lost to Weedons 123/7 (S Dunnett 23, K Meyerhoff 23; L O’Sullivan 3/30, C Norton 2/28). Cheviot 75 (e Anderson 15; A Laffey 3/2, H James 3/8, T Waller 2/16) lost to Sefton 76/2 (M Rowe 29, H James 22; S Burnett 1/6, H Fitzpatrick 1/9). Proudly sponsored by CANTERBURY SPORTS AWARDS 2018 AERIAL: Jack Thorpe sends the ball flying towards the boundary. HOW’S THAT? Weedons successfully appeal for an lbw on Hamish Malcolm. STOP: Gareth Painter puts his body on the line to prevent a boundary. SHOT: Tim Field pulls the ball to the onside. CUT: Oscar Hooper slashes the ball over point. PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY •More sport, p22 ROLLESTON LAW Rolleston Office: 78A Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Darfield Office: Darfield Business Hub, 68 South Terrace LiQUiD LaUnDroMatS 47 CarMen roaD, hornBy GaSoLine aLLey Site, Cnr CarMen & WaterLoo roaDS 7 DayS: 6am-7.30pm WaSh & Dry aLL yoUr LaUnDry in aBoUt 1 hoUr $4.00 WaSh $4.00 Dry Wash 2 Mink Blankets, Duvets or Woolrests for only $8 Dry UP to 3 LoaDS in onLy 25 MinUteS! $4 Save tiMe & eLeCtriCity W: T: (03) 374 2547 M: 021 148 6221 E: E: E: • Fast Dryers • Sports Gear • Duvets • Mink Blankets • Bedding • Washers • Domestic Laundry SeLF ServiCe other Locations: 289 Colombo Street, Sydenham • 345 Stanmore Road, Richmond 17 Halswell Road, Hoon Hay • 713 Ferry Rd, Woolston • 261 Burwood Road, Burwood • 319 Pages Rd, Aranui GOLD CARD LUNCHES MON - FRI Woodfired Pizzas / Full Menu • $20 Pizzas Mon/Tues • $7 Beers 4-6pm Everyday • Gaming Room • Tues Quiz Nights • Thirsty Thursday 7-9pm • Chill Out Guitar Session Thurs 7-9pm • Thurs / Fri Curry Special • Takeaways Available • Open 7 days Coffee/Lunch/Dinner Open 11.30am Mon-Sat | Ph 03 421 6481 Sunday Breakfast from 9am West Melton Village, Weedons Ross Road Courtesy Van available