Marlbororugh beat Nelson in junior Blair Cup clash

Nelson's Amy Hurst in action during the doubles in the Blair Cup fixture against Marlborough at the Tasman Tennis Centre.

Marlborough proved too strong for Nelson in the weekend's junior Blair Cup tennis fixture.

Picton pounce on UCVC slip up

Keita Maxwell played an important innings in an important second grade match for Picton on Thursday.

Picton scored a crucial win at their home venue in second grade Twenty20 cricket on Thursday evening, keeping their finals hopes alive.

Galloway grabs third at nationals

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Tua Marina Equestrian Rider Melissa Galloway (22) has won a couple of awards over the weekend on her Dressage horse "Windermere J'Obei W".

Leading Marlborough equestrian rider Melissa Galloway continued the development of her two young horses at the Bates Dressage Nationals over the weekend, coming away from the meet in Feilding with a third place finish in level three.

Nelson bowls team edge out Marlborough

Ian Tyler won his final round triples match as part of Nelson's winning effort against Marlborough at the Stoke Bowling Club on Sunday.

while the Nelson women got their second hurry-up from Marlborough in two weeks

Crusaders hail rookies' win over Reds

Codie Taylor of the Crusaders is tackled during the Super Rugby pre-season match against the Reds in Brisbane.

The Crusaders will introduce more of their All Blacks for Thursday's game against the Highlanders near Gore after a rousing first-up pre-season win over the Reds in Brisbane.

Central, Saints Aces share points

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Nathan Gill hits for Saints Aces vs Central in softball at Lansdowne park, Blenheim.

Despite being outscored in both matches, Central came away from their senior softball double-header in Blenheim last week with a draw from one of their clashes with Saints opposition.

Cavs await final opponent

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Senior T20 cricket starts 5.15pm. Wairau Valley v
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A semifinal was not scheduled for Marlborough Cricket’s senior Twenty20 competition this season, but it will play out that way on Wednesday with Biddy Kate’s Celtic and Criterion Hotel Wairau Valley set to battle for a place in the final.

No pain no gain

Jeremy McKenzie, knee well strapped, strides over the Sounds Half finish line on London Quay in Picton on Saturday, securing victory. Finn McKenzie, right, ran the final kilometre with his father.

Marlborough multisport ace Jeremy McKenzie battled pain and injury on Saturday to win the second edition of the Sounds Half race, based in Picton.

Blair Cup bound

Bella Rose will make her debut for the Marlborough under-18 tennis team age of 13 in Richmond on Sunday.

Marlborough enter their annual Blair Cup tennis fixture against Nelson on Sunday seeking to overcome their recent struggles in the under-18 matches.

Sounds Half set for round two

Sounds Half race organiser Pete Halligan, left, and pre-race favourite Jeremy McKenzie, who will be battling injury to be ready, on the Picton foreshore where the race will be centred on Saturday.

Leading Marlborough multisporter Jeremy McKenzie will be looking to go one better while race organiser Peter Halligan is hoping for a repeat of last year’s occasion when the second te Pa Marlborough Sounds Half ironman is raced in Picton on Saturday.


Top rugby action in Blenheim

Crusaders lock JImmy Tupou and Hurricanes lock James Broadhurst contest a lineout during their Super Rugby match at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

"If we get a good turn out and there's lots of support, maybe it'll only be five or six years rather than 12."

New Makos coach gets to work

New Tasman head coach Leon MacDonald is already well under way with this season's planning.

New Tasman Makos head coach Leon MacDonald is already well-advanced in his planning for the season ahead.

Tasman off the pace at nationals

Tasman's Andrew Knewstubb attempts to bring down Canterbury's Jesse Houston at the National Sevens in Rotorua International Stadium.

Rotorua has been no sevens heaven for Tasman but at least the women's team get to take home some silverware.

Valley climb to top of table

Renwick opener Rikki Bovey slams the ball through the off side during Wednesday's Twenty20 match at Horton Park. The Wairau Valley keeper is Matthew Stretch.

Criterion Hotel Wairau Valley moved to the top of the Marlborough senior Twenty20 table with a comprehensive victory over Guthrie Bowron Renwick at Horton Park on Wednesday evening.

Primary cricketers win

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Marlborough's primary school cricketers made it two wins from three matches at the South Island tournament in Dunedin on Wednesday.

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