Various Southland age-group cricket teams took on Otago Country in games in Invercargill on Sunday, which included some positive results.
The Southland under-15 A team had a good win over its Otago country opponents on the back of a good batting display which included Ethan Molloy posting his first half-century playing for Southland.
They racked up 208 batting first before Alex Tait and Sean Duff picked up three wickets apiece to help bowl Otago Country out for just 76.
The other win come from the Southland year 5 and 6 team, which bowled Otago Country out for 48 and chased it down with the loss of three wickets.
The big test for many of the Southland age-group representative teams will be this Sunday when they take on Dunedin Metro teams in Dunedin. RESULTS
Year 5&6: Southland win (35-over match)
Otago Country 48 all out (Jack Pyle 4-17-4, Toby Milne 3-8-3)
Southland 52 for three (Tane McKinnel-Steven 25*)
Year 7&8 B: Otago Country win (40-over match)
Southland 67 all out (Devon Brown 31*)
Otago Country 70-5 (Kyle Beck 2-14-5)
Year 7&8 A: Otago Country win (50-over match)
Otago Country 120 all out (Sam Downing 3-6-6, Jack Lowe 3-28-7)
Southland 111 all out (Hayden Hart 47*)
Under 15 B: Dunedin Metro Win (40-over match)
Dunedin Metro 288 for nine
Southland 49 all out
Under 15 A: Southland win (50-over match)
Southland 208-5 (Nathan Kelaart 46, Ethan Molloy 56, Alex Tait 21*)
Otago Country 76 all out (Alex Tait 3-14-6, Sean Duff 3-5-6)
Under 17: Otago Country win (50-over match)
Otago Country 210 (Liam McWilliam 2-23-10, Sam Nicholson 2-22-10)
Southland 184 (Cameron Ryan 52, Sam McCall 47)
- The Southland Times