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Selwyn Times: July 11, 2018

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22 Wednesday July 11 2018 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES Broadfield A continues winning way SPORTS VISION: Broadfield A goal attack Maia Hill (above) surges through court. Greenpark A’s Jo-Anna Stanbury (right) wins the ball over Broadfield’s Georgie Bolton and Eboni Hill on Saturday. REACH: Georgie Bolton (front), Eboni Hill (behind) and Casey Ashton (right) all keep their eyes on the ball during their Selwyn premier netball encounter. • By Jacob Page BROADFIELD A have gone through round two of the Selwyn premier netball competition unbeaten after a 62-50 win over Greenpark A at Lincoln Event Centre. While round three is where you want to be peaking, heading into the playoffs, Broadfield A can boast bragging rights with their four win, one draw record. Coach Yvonne Crichton-Hill said despite her team’s best season in many years, she was confident they hadn’t hit their full potential just yet. “In the past when we got up by three goals, I’m not sure what happened but we usually switched off, but this year we are learning to keep the foot on the throat because we have too. “ “As a coach, I can feel the other teams breathing down my neck which makes for a good competition but it is all go,” she said. Crichton-Hill said she was thrilled with how both the attack and defensive ends of the court worked for each other during the win. “When we get a turnover in defence, our high shooting percentages are meaning that we are converting that chance and that’s really important.” She praised the work of Eboni PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY ​ Hill and and Georgie Bolton in creating opportunities through court. “Georgie - she was relentless all game, she never gives up on the ball.” Lincoln A leapfrogged Greenpark A into second with a 67-35 win over Southbridge B. The result left Southbridge B in last place, with Southbridge A outlasting Greenpark B 48-45. Results - Broadfield A 62, Greenpark A 50; Lincoln A 67, Southbridge B 35; Southbridge A 48, Greenpark B 45. Points - Broadfield A 18, Lincoln A 16, Greenpark A 12, Southbridge A 8, Greenpark B 7, Southbridge B 1. JOIN US NOW! See website for details NEW ZEALAND NATURAL SCHOOL HOLIDAY DEAL Free Kids Cone when you try one of the New Teas. BONDS OUTLET Jockey Sleep Pants were $65.99 Now $20, Jockey Men’s Dressing Gowns were $99.99 Now $30. STYLES MAY DIFFER TO IMAGE SHOWN CANTERBURY OUTLET SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROMOTION Hoodies & Trackies: Kids any 2 for $79, Adults any 2 for $99. LAZEEZA JEWELLERS SCHOOL HOLIDAYS DEAL Solid 925 Sterling Silver Ball Studs, 4 sizes, 1 pair for $7.50, 2 pairs for $12. BENDON OUTLET The Amazing $15 Bra Sale (selected styles). Sign up to Smart Deals & be in the monthly draw for a $100 Dress-Smart gift card! Be one of the first to hear about the latest deals, sent straight to your inbox each week! CHRISTCHURCH 409 Main South Road, Hornby Open 10am-5pm, 7 Days 03 349 5750

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday July 11 2018 23 Trio make national deaf lawn bowls team • By Jacob Page THREE SELWYN lawn bowlers have made the New Zealand team for the International Deaf Bowls Championships in Christchurch next year. Barbara Herrick, Hazel Littlejohn and Margaret Bailey from the West Melton, Darfield and Leeston bowls clubs respectively will join forces to play triples together. Herrick and Bailey have made regular appearances for New Zealand in the past, while Littlejohn is a fourth year bowler and the tournament in January will be her first international call-up. The event is held in various countries around the world every four years and has been held in Christchurch, Wales, Scotland, South Africa, England, Australia, Northern Ireland and Ireland. This year the teams are from Australia, Wales, Scotland, England, Ireland and Northern Ireland. Littlejohn said she was excited by the opportunities deaf lawn bowls had offered her. “I first met Barbara at a tournament on the West Coast two years ago. When she found out that I was deaf, she asked TEAMWORK: Selwyn bowlers Barbara Herrick (left), Hazel Littlejohn and Margaret Bailey will represent New Zealand in a deaf lawn bowls team at the international championships in Christchurch in January. me then if I was interested in trialling for the deaf world bowls team. “She introduced me to Maggie there, too.” “We had our trials the last weekend in May this year in Pukekohe, where we met other deaf players from the rest of New Zealand,” she said. “In order to qualify we must have moderately severe hearing loss (hearing level 55 or more). “We were chuffed that we had been selected to play in the triples, which is a bonus as we can practice when the grass season gets under way again, in local tournaments together.” Herrick has been playing the sport for 27 years, while Bailey has played for five and Littlejohn three years. From now until the tournament, the fundraising will begin. WINNERS: Ellesmere celebrate winning back the Southbridge Shield last year. PHOTO: KAREN CASEY Ellesmere play to retain Southbridge Shield • By Jacob Page ELLESMERE WILL look to retain the Southbridge Shield on Saturday against North Canterbury at Prebbleton Oval. Ellesmere regained the shield last year with a 35-20 win in Kaiapoi. Ellesmere have had one win and one loss in their two games so far this season. They were outclassed 29-10 by a Queensland Country XV on June 25. However, Ellesmere ended their five-year winless stretch against Mid-Canterbury, toppling them 26-24 in Ashburton last Tuesday, which should give them plenty of confidence for the weekend. Ellesmere coach Alex Robertson said the team were working hard on their scrums and lineouts. “We know if our set-piece goes well that will lay a platform for our attack,” he said. Ellesmere had the better of the scrums against Mid-Canterbury, even earning a penalty try for scrum dominance, but Robertson said he was expecting North Canterbury to make them work a lot harder. “It’s a privilege to play for Ellesmere and for the Southbridge Shield and the boys have formed good combinations over the past two games so we’re expecting to do the area proud,” he said. There will be six games across the grades between the two subunions, all played in Prebbleton. They each won three games last year. Ellesmere v North Canterbury fixtures on Saturday Seniors for Southbridge Shield, 3pm, at Prebbleton Oval; colts for Munro Shield, 1.15pm, at Prebbleton Oval; under-18 for McGiffert Trophy, 1.30pm, at Prebbleton 2; under-16 Tiny Hill Shield, noon, at Prebbleton 2; under-65kg, 11.45am, at Prebbleton 1; under-48kg, 10.30am, Prebbleton 1. •More rugby, 25-27 Preferred repairer and service agent for all major warranty repair companies We service and repair most European vehicles namely Audi, BMW, Land Rover/Range Rover and VW and also Diagnostic Scanners for most other makes and models. MT automotive MT automotive 2/36 Birmingham Drive, Middleton, ChCh Phone: 03 338 8777 Open: Mon to Fri 8am-6pm and Sat 9am-3pm ROLLESTON LAW Rolleston Office: 78A Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Darfield Office: Darfield Business Hub, 68 South Terrace W: T: (03) 374 2547 M: 021 148 6221 Richard Gray E: Anita Molloy-Roberts E: Kate Warren E: Specialists @ Individuality • Focus on sustainability • Award winning family owned business • Proven reputation of quality • Full architectural design package NATIONAL “HOY” WINNER plus GOLD RESERVE 2016 View our display home Phone Jesse 021 701 265 or visit Canterbury