Junior Sports Results

Patrick Moran eyes up a Wairau White delivery during fourth grade cricket on Saturday while batting for Wairau Valley Tua Marina at Oliver Park in Blenheim.

Junior sports had Marlborough children engaged in variety of activities over the last week, on courts, fields and the water.

Blenheim Polo weekend a winner

Matt O’Sullivan playing for the McCarthy Contracting team during the first round of the South Island Open polo league at Rewi Murray Polo Park in Blenheim on Saturday.

The Canterbury Equine South Island Open polo league got underway in Blenheim on Saturday and Sunday, with success on and off the field.

Top reward for hard work

Kaikoura Gymnastics Club gymnast of the year Ayla Sweeney.

Young gymnast Ayla Sweeney has been named Kaikoura Gymnastics Club gymnast of the year following an outstanding year of training and competing.

A hard day’s night for Harper

Marlborough’s Craig Harper, following his gruelling four-lap 640km Maxi Enduro win at the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge on Saturday.

Craig Harper powered his weary body through driving rain to a resounding, but far from comfortable, victory in the Maxi Enduro 640km race at the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.

Blenheim bowlers wrap it up

Blenheim club bowlers, from left, Maurice Symes, Lloyd Gallop, Roy Biggs, Neil Davies, Kelvin Chapman and Salve Muollo celebrate success in the Allan Scott summer league.

The team from the Blenheim Bowling Club were clear winners when the Allan Scott summer league wound up at the Riverside club on Saturday.

Primary school cricket squad named after draw with Buller

Tom Sloan.

Two age group rep cricket matches were played on Sunday by Marlborough teams, with the primary school side to play at the South Island tournament named following their match against Buller.

Price relishes latest challenge

Steve Price, speaking at the Marlborough Sports Awards last week, made a whistle-stop trip to Blenheim from Waipu in Northland where he owns a supermarket.

After climbing to the top of rugby league, Steve Price is starting from the bottom in his new career and thoroughly enjoying it.

UCVC hit the ground running

Ryan Cottrell.

Defending champions United Country and Vineyard Cricket took little time stamping their authority on the second grade Twenty20 cricket competition in Blenheim on Friday night, rolling Celtic for 61 to set up a four-wicket win on the opening evening of matches.

Weekly sports draws


Marlborough sports fixtures

Cresswell to try luck in Scotland

Jake Cresswell in action for Marlborough.

Red Devils’ centre Jake Cresswell’s rugby career headed in a whole new direction this week when he set out for Scotland.

Tears at the finish line

Katrina Taualupe, left, Kirsty Barrett, Virginia Archer, Kylie Senior, Shanae Yates, her mum -Betty Yates, Danielle Blackmore and Tasha Williams.

For Shanae Yates, Sunday was a truly memorable day.

Marlborough lose to old foe

Ricky Bovey, seen here during his first-innings knock of 61, was Marlborough’s best performer in a 152-run first innings loss to Nelson at Saxton Oval in Nelson over the weekend.

A day one batting collapse by Marlborough led to a first innings loss against Nelson in their opening Hawke Cup match of the season, played on Saturday and Sunday.

Late call pays off for Nikita

Eventual winner Nikita Watkins strides along the Taylor Riverbank during the opening stages of the Jules Taylor Marlborough Women’s Triathlon.

She may have been nearly the last to enter Sunday’s Jules Taylor Marlborough Women’s Triathlon, but Nikita Watkins was clearly the first to finish.

South Canterbury qualify at Southland's expense

South Canterbury's Pangi Iketau tries to wriggle through the tackle of Southland's Hayden Edgeley, left, and Scott Eade in their fifth and sixth playoff match.

The South Canterbury men's sevens side is on its way to Rotorua.

Falcons beat league leaders

Nelson Marlborough Falcons midfielder Max Winterton celebrates after scoring his second goal during his team's 3-1 win over Team Wellington at Trafalgar Park.

The Nelson Marlborough Falcons have blown the ASB Youth League title race wide open.

Final play anguish for Tasman

Jesse Pitman was a standout for Tasman during the Southern regional sevens tournament in Timaru on Saturday.

Tasman lose Southern regional sevens final after conceding a try after the hooter.

Decisive innings decide Aces' fate

Saints Aces' batter Jordan Tulloch lines up a low pitch during his side's match against Central at Lansdowne Softball Park on Saturday.

A pivotal inning in both their matches spelled bad news and good for Saints Aces, who played a double-header at Lansdowne Softball Park on Saturday.

Otago win regional sevens qualifiers

South Canterbury's Leone Nawalu on the attack as Southland's Scott Eade, left, approaches him in the Southern Regional Sevens Qualifiers in Timaru on Saturday.

A try after the final hooter propelled Otago to a 29-27 win over Tasman in the final of the Southern Regional Sevens Qualifiers.

Nelson calling the shots against Marlborough

Nelson wicket keeper Joel Harden watches proceedings as Marlborough batsman Rikki Bovey plays a defensive shot in their Hawke Cup cricket clash in Nelson on Saturday.

Big half centuries to Dan Cooper and Greg Hay have left Nelson firmly in control after day one of their zone 3 Hawke Cup elimination cricket match against Marlborough at Nelson's Saxton Oval.

Mainland Football backs Tasman bid

Trafalgar Park hosted the early 2014 ASB Youth League final between the Nelson Marlborough Falcons and Auckland City.

This time next year Julian Bowden hopes to be sitting at Trafalgar Park watching Canterbury United take on Tasman United.

A big score for women's football

Waimea College player Flo MacIntyre and Nelson College for Girls player Anna McPhie compete for the ball during their Nelson Bays Football senior women's football league match at Little Wembley.

Nelson-Marlborough will enter the Mainland Women's Premier League from 2016.

Stanton to debut in do-or-die clash

Marlborough's Nick Stanton is set to make his debut for the Nelson Marlborough Falcons.

Can the Nelson Marlborough Falcons keep their title hopes alive?

Keane fires parting shots

Former Tasman head coach Kieran Keane will work at the Chiefs next year after seven years with the Makos.

Crusaders and Canterbury boss Hamish Riach refuses to become embroiled in a public spat with the outgoing Tasman coach.

MGC side in semis


The Marlborough Girls’ College Junior A volleyball team bowed out in the semi finals of the South Island Secondary Schools Junior Volleyball Championships on Thursday in Christchurch, a tournament the MGC Junior B team and Marlborough Boys’ College Junior A also attended.

Cricket reps seek redemption


The Marlborough senior rep cricket team has a shot at redemption this weekend when they begin their 2015-16 Hawke Cup zone three campaign at Saxton Oval in Nelson.

Sailors kept busy

The crew of Oldsmobile sit starboard on their way to fourth place during Spring Twilight Series racing on Wednesday evening in the Marlborough Sounds.

Two top-three finishes this week have Slingshot and Flying Fox vying with the competition front-runners for the Marlborough Sounds Marinas Spring Twilight Series title, with two races to go.

Tri-ers of all ages

Marlborough competitor Wynne Garrick cools off after completing the 2014 Marlborough Women's Triathlon, the 32nd consecutive year she has done so. She will be lining up at the start line again on Sunday.

Female athletes boasting varying degrees of fitness, ranging in age from 10 to 70, will turn out for the Jules Taylor Marlborough Women’s Triathlon on Sunday.

Family effort to the fore

Flying Fox heels over in the breeze.

The Williams family handled windy conditions on Sunday afternoon to take out race one of the Burnsco Marine Island Hopper series, getting Flying Fox across the line second, but winning by over seven minutes on handicap in the Waikawa Boating Club race.

Big future for rugby-mad Ryan

Avid young Picton rugby player Ryan McLeod sizes up the opposition during a game for the Waitohi Rugby Club.

 A young Picton ruby player has been given a full sponsorship to attend the International Rugby Academy of New Zealand in Palmerston North in January.

Storm continues to build

Eveline Van der Linden lofts a backhand return during her premier interclub doubles match at the Forrest Winery Marlborough Tennis Centre on Wednesday evening.

Under smoky skies, Marlborough Storm consolidated their second position in the Allan Scott premier interclub tennis competition on Wednesday.

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