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Awatere bite premier bullet

Awatere have been forced to withdraw from the top ranks of Marlborough club rugby after struggling to put together a competitive division one team for the forthcoming season.

Strong Marlborough line-up at Ruataniwha

A strong contingent of Marlborough rowers will line up at the South Island club championships on Lake Ruataniwha, near Twizel.

Honk n' Jack sweeps across the finish line

Honk n' Jack picked up both line honours during race two of the Oddies Marine Summer Twilight Series on Tuesday.

New signing Lolohea's chance to show off his skills

Viliami Lolohea's transition from Junior Warrior to Tasman Mako is well advanced.

Grammer unveils fresh challenge

Nearly 200 people took part in the Marlborough Fun Duathlon Series last year - now they will have the chance to bust out their swimming gear.

Harris far too fast for cup rivals

Thirty-seven entries raced the Marlborough Car Club's Seaview Standing 400m Sprint on Sunday, just outside of Seddon.

Wairau, Celtic Green unbeaten

Wairau and Celtic Green made it two-from-two on Thursday evening when third grade cricketers continued their Twenty20 competition.

Marlborough group among Capital swim medals

Marlborough swimmers took home two medals from the State Ocean Swim Series Capital Classic in Wellington Harbour.

Swim may have cost Rathkeale outright victory

Marlborough Boys' College first XI have started their year with a first innings loss, but avoided outright defeat, in their annual two-day cricket fixture with Rathkeale College in Masterton.

Makos keep MacDonald in the mix

Tasman Makos assistant coach Leon MacDonald has signed a two-year deal with last year's national premiership rugby finalists.

Five titles for Marlborough

Marlborough tennis players picked up five titles when the Marlborough Junior Open took place at the Forrest Winery Marlborough Centre at the weekend.

Peter bang on target at shoot

Andy Peter's aim was true when the Marlborough Clay Target Club held its monthly shoot on Sunday.

Fitness put to test in heat

On a hot evening, 61 men of varying fitness levels slogged their way around a 16km course to complete the Matt Heagney Memorial La-Z-Boy Duathlon on Friday.

Acquiesce sails into first place

Waikawa Boating Club yachts made waves in the second division of the Nelson Bays regatta last week.

Clash of big guns major drawcard

A top-of-the-table clash looms in WineWorks senior Twenty20 cricket tomorrow when Biddy Kate's Celtic and the Cornerstone Wairau Cavaliers do battle in the coloured kits.

Junior driver repays bosses

Matt Anderson probably wishes he could race in Blenheim more often.

Visitors beat weather and the field

The Rarangi golf course was packed at the weekend when 244 hopefuls competed for more than $18,000 at the Rarangi Summer Spectacular Tournament.

Cavalier Clarkson shines for Central Districts

The Central Districts under-19 team, featuring two Marlborough players, topped the standings heading into the second and final week of the national tournament.

Smashing start to T20 season clashes

The third grade Twenty20 season began with convincing wins to Wairau and Celtic Green on Saturday.

Town-Country showdown shared

Honours were shared in the annual town and country bowls fixture on Saturday.

Surplus of quicks a nice NZ problem

Kyle Mills has restored the Black Caps to their full complement of five pace bowlers for tomorrow's one-day international against Sri Lanka in Nelson.

Juniors play in nationals

Marlborough junior tennis players Josh Gwynne and Torban Otway competed with distinction at the national 14s championships played at the Scarbro Tennis Centre at Albany, Auckland, last weekend.

Marlborough players perform well at national tournament

The Upper South Island (USI) under-17 boys softball side, containing Marlborough players Braden Healy, Rawiri Bird, Josh Ludemann and Blake Wisdom, finished fifth at the national tournament in Hastings yesterday.

Tasman are consoled by beating Canterbury

It has been another disappointing national tournament for the Tasman sevens team, with them losing all their pool games and ending up without a trophy once again.

Canty Country too strong for Marlborough

There was action aplenty on the final day of the South Island Primary School cricket tournament in Blenheim of Friday - but not from Marlborough's match.

Christchurch Red win tourney in thriller

There was a thrilling finish at the South Island Primary School cricket tournament on Friday despite both matches pivotal to the tournament outcome finishing in draws.

Celtic move to top spot in T20

Biddy Kate's Celtic moved to the top of the points table at the halfway point of the WineWorks senior Twenty20 competition on Friday night.

Ehlers stars with bat and ball

Criterion Hotel Wairau Valley began their 50-over campaign with a bang on Saturday when Anton Ehlers scored a century and took five wickets.

Widow reunites with batsman who tragically felled husband

Finding closure after his ball left her widowed

Gwen McCutcheon’s world was thrown into turmoil when her husband was killed in a cricket match. Fifty-five years on, she reconnects with the man that hit the fatal ball.

Marshall rounded up to lend a hand

As the WineWorks senior Twenty20 cricket competition moves into round five tomorrow clubs are casting the net far and wide to fill their rosters.

Michel clan to the fore

Ian Michel completed a successful few days on the water for his family by skippering his yacht, Playwright, to a series win in the Vining Shipbrokers Mini Series, hosted by the Waikawa Boating Club, on Tuesday night.

Riverside women claim the spoils

The Riverside women's combination emerged victorious when the Bowls Marlborough Interclub 7s competition was played at the weekend.

Marlborough on ropes

Marlborough are all but out of contention at the South Island Primary School cricket tournament, after their match with Buller finished in a draw yesterday.

Rarangi crew push the boat out

Success at the Whangamata Surf Boat Spectacular has earned a young Rarangi crew a shot at the best Australia can muster.

Fissendens to the fore at Colgate Games

Challenging the Fissenden kids to a race might not be the brightest thing to do. Four members of the Kaikoura family were among the best-performed of the 13 Marlborough athletes at the North Island Colgate Games in Wellington last weekend.

Cricket boss banking on full house

Richard Hayward is anticipating a sell-out crowd of 6100 for Tuesday's one-day international between the Black Caps and Sri Lanka at Saxton Oval.

Strong Marlborough presence in Pride lineup

Five Marlborough players have been named in the Southern Pride men's team to compete at the Softball New Zealand Fastpitch championships in Hamilton from February 19-22.

Hosts turn fortunes around

The sun shone on hosts Marlborough on day two of the South Island Primary Schools' cricket tournament yesterday.

Taupo proves an epic hunting ground

Four Marlborough swimmers journeyed to Lake Taupo at the weekend, to take on some of New Zealand's best open water swimmers and came away with three podium placings.

Reprieve claims the honours

Reprieve beat out defending champ Jive Talkin' to win the Lawson's Dry Hills New Year Regatta raced in the Marlborough Sounds at the weekend.

Neal's ton does the trick for Celtic

A hard hit 101 not out from Celtic batsman Landon Neal carried his team to victory when the WineWorks second grade 40-over competition resumed at Horton Park, in Blenheim, on Saturday.

Marlborough get off on wrong foot

Marlborough kicked off their South Island Primary School tournament in Blenheim with a disappointing first innings loss to Mid Canterbury yesterday.

Sports draws

Sports fixtures and schedules around the region from January 13.

Cricket's summer of discontent continues

The Marlborough senior cricket team's unhappy summer continued yesterday when they suffered a nine-wicket loss to Canterbury in their final Hawke Cup match..

Little to show for USI's gritty efforts

The Upper South Island (USI) side finished sixth at the New Zealand under-19 softball championship in Nelson yesterday.

Marlborough make two changes

The Marlborough senior cricket team head south tomorrow hoping one of the flattest wickets in the country will help provide the therapy to their batting woes.

Jive Talkin' on track to defend title

The weather forecast is good, the planning is done, 50 entries are in and the Waikawa Boating Club is set for their biggest regatta of the year this weekend, the Lawson's Dry Hills New Year Regatta.

Brave campaign ends for four

The Marlborough composite four, skipped by Riverside's Sanjhe Prasad, bowed out at the semifinal stage of the men's fours at the national bowls championships yesterday.

Captains steer teams home

Cool-headed knocks from captains Landon Neal and Matthew Stretch carried Biddy Kate's Celtic and Criterion Hotel Wairau Valley to victory in the Twenty20 cricket last night.

Marlborough's chance to break drought

Next week Marlborough will host the South Island Primary School cricket tournament - 51 years since Marlborough was last crowned champion.
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