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Selwyn Times: March 21, 2018

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16 Wednesday March 21 2018 Latest Christchurch news at SPORTS Weedons bowler Fraser Austin (right) and batsmen Will Hamilton look to see if Todd Inness managed to get a glove to the freshly edged ball. SELWYN TIMES Bowler James Richards toiled away in his side’s loss to Cheviot. PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY Leeston-Southbridge, DEFENDING champions Sefton and competition young guns Cheviot will compete for country cricket’s one-day crown after dominant semi-final displays on Saturday. Top-qualifiers the Sefton Seals romped to a seven-wicket win over Leeston-Southbridge in the country premier one-day competition semi-final, while the Cheviot Magpies soared to a 130- run victory over Weedons. At Sefton Domain, the home side dominated from the moment the challengers chose to bat. Sharp catches by Brent Fleming and Lance Taylor saw Leeston- Southbridge immediately on the back foot at 2/2. The combined side battled hard but the relentless Sefton attack, led by Canterbury representative seamer, Fraser Sheat, saw them bundled out for 99 runs in just 42.1 overs. Sefton opener Matt Laffey attacked the chase, making 69 off 88 balls, in spite of losing two early partners to an impressive Dougal Munro. Harley James continued his good batting form with another undefeated effort to guide Sefton home and book a place in the final. In the other championship semi-final at Weedons Domain, Cheviot batsmen Will Hamilton and Jack Harris bludgeoned the home side’s attack to post a commanding 244 first innings total. Hamilton batted serenely for his 90 off 93 balls, while Harris smashed six sixes and six fours in his whirlwind 78 off 46 balls. The Weedons run chase never got going after paceman Harrison Cox knocked off the top three batsmen. Simon Wilson watched wickets fall around him and was stranded on 51 not out as Weedons were all out for 114 runs in the 29 th over. In the plate semi-finals, Lincoln beat Darfield-South Malvern by three wickets in a low-scoring encounter at Darfield Domain, while Oxford-Rangiora beat Southbrook by 63 runs. Scoreboard: •Leeston/Southbridge 99 (D Munro 27, C Beatson 22; F Sheat 4/9, A Laffey 3/33) lost to Sefton 101/3 (M Laffey $2.00 ADMISSION 16 th ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION 2018 Sat 24th & Sun 25th March, 10am-4pm | Rolleston Community Centre Art with heart Selwyn artists, some of whom have never exhibited before, will have their work showcased at a two-day exhibition in Rolleston this weekend. The 16th annual Arts Heart exhibition is a celebration of local artists, both young and old, and gives them the opportunity to not only display their art forms, but also sell them. Arts Heart chairwoman Rails Mackey says approximately 50 artists will be displaying everything from sculpture, fine arts and photography to pottery, mosaic, sewing and graphic art will all feature during the exhibition which will be held at the Rolleston Community Centre on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th March from 10am to 4pm. Entry to the exhibition is $2 per person. The exhibition is open to Selwyn artists and includes pieces from well known names such as Mike Glover, Henry Turner, Lyn and Gray Leonard, John Bromley, Jennifer Stebbings, Ross Mackey and up and coming new artists. “It’s all about supporting our local artists and giving them the opportunity to show their talents. We have had queries from many different artists who have never exhibited before so there will be all forms of art featuring a wide variety of mediums.” Arts Heart is an initiative of the Selwyn Arts Council that encourages, promotes and develops, arts and artists in the Central Selwyn region. It holds regular art workshops for all ages and all levels of expertise. To find out more, visit

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday March 21 2018 17 Fraser Austin fires the ball down to batsman Will Hamilton, while Cheviot’s Ted Whelan hears the death rattle behind him. Weedons out in semis 69, H James 23no; D Munro 2/23). •Cheviot 244 (W Hamilton 90, J Harris 78, H Fitzpatrick 30; D Nightingale 3/57, J Green 2/29, J Richards 2/39) beat Weedons 114 (S Wilson 51no, D Nightingale 20; H Cox 3/22, H Fitzpatrick 2/12, S Burnett 2/19, P Rayner 2/26). •Darfield-South Malvern 124 (S Edwards 46; H Paterson 4/25, L Robinson 2/18, J Benton 2/24) lost to Lincoln 125/7 (J Benton 42no, N Lerm 20; C Warner 2/21, N Jenkins 2/35, T Kars 2/39). •Oxford-Rangiora 245 (D Fulton 107, D Smith 45, J D’Arcy 29; J Boyle 3/44, D Boyle 2/39) beat Southbrook 182 (J Boyle 58, S Lewis 40; N Cook 4/36, M Murphy 3/38).​ Shannon Dunnett keeps his eyes on the ball as he tries to save some runs. Springston set for return to division one • By Andrew King SPRINGSTON WILL have a rugby team in the top flight for the first time in 17 years as they look to rub shoulders on Saturday with the big boys in the Lussetti club combined competition. The division two side have been dominant, winning the Greg Hill Shield last year and in 2015 after being beaten finalists in 2014. With club stalwart Anton Sutherland taking the reins as head coach this season, the call was made to move up a grade. Club captain Nigel Johnston said they thought it was time to have a go in the top division. “They [the players, coach and management] are all really keen at having a crack at these top sides. We have quite a young squad with a mix of older player but there is heaps of enthusiasm,” he said. The colts are also champions, winning the Tony Lee Shield PROGRESSION: Springston will field a division one side this season. PHOTO: NIGEL JOHNSTON last year. In the past, some of those players have moved on due to the club not having a division one side, president Lance Field said. The side will be captained by open-side flanker Sam Lawn and will get its campaign under way against Kaiapoi in Springston on Saturday at 2.45pm. “Sam is a brilliant player,” Johnston said. “He is small but extremely fit and tough and there is no better tackler in the game. He captained the division two team for the past few years and always leads from the front.” The match coincides with a junior club day so younger players can meet their teammates and the coaches involved. Two players in the Springston backline worth a mention include Connor Hamlin, a utility who will play at fullback and sometimes at first-five, and midfield-machine Michael Sheenan, a big, strong, fast, ball carrier who is lethal on defence, Johnston said. The side is looking for more sponsorship, Johnston said. Anyone keen to help out should call 027 777 2877. Are you a new business or Organisation in Selwyn? You need to let people know who you are, where you are and how to find you. Changes to Easter rubbish collection Collections for all bins, bags and crates on Good Friday (30 March) will take place on Saturday 31 March. Collections on Easter Monday 2 April will occur as normal. The 2018 Selwyn District Residents Guide will be delivered into 20,015 rural & residential addresses across the entire Selwyn District on Monday 30th April, 2018. If you want to promote your business in this A4 Gloss Magazine that is the essential A-Z of information on Selwyn townships, business services, recreation, contact Lynette Evans to find out more. Bookings close Thursday 29 th March Selwyn District 2017 Residents' Guide Your essential guide for better living in Selwyn Published by Selwyn Times - Star Media Selwyn District Residents' Guide Your essential guide for better living in Selwyn Published by Selwyn Times - Star Media Selwyn District NEW publication out 30th April 2018 Residents' Guide Published by Selwyn Times - Star Media west melton The firs town West ı P17 selwyn snow fun Six ski fields to choose fromı P18 2017 Your essential guide for better living in Selwyn walking and tramping tracks Castle Hill to Arthur's Pass ı P22 west melton The first town West ı P17 selwyn snow fun Six ski fields to choose fromı P18 walking and tramping tracks Castle Hill to Arthur's Pass ı P22 2017 west melton The firs town West ı P17 selwyn snow fun Six ski fields to choose fromı P18 walking and tramping tracks Castle Hill to Arthur's Pass ı P22 To receive these alerts via text, scan the QR code or visit and enter your details. Contact Lynette Evans for more information: Phone 03 364 7434 Email