Southland wins U-15s OD tournament

Southland have won the Otago Districts under-15 cricket tournament.

Southland had two teams attend the tournament with what was regarded the top team going under the banner Southland Maroon and the other team Southland Gold.

The tournament was played in Alexandra this week and with the pre-tournament games included the Southland Maroon team won five from five.

In their last game yesterday they got away with a narrow win over North Otago.

Southland Maroon made 193 batting first with opener Nathan Keilaart again leading the way scoring 49.

Keilaart was one of the best for the Southland under-15 team during the tournament, as was Alex Tait who chipped in with 45 yesterday.

In reply North Otago looked as if they were on track to win at 123 for five, however Southland kept chipping away and eventually bowled North Otago out for 191 for a two run win.

Ben Rae was the pick of the Southland bowlers taking four for 37 from 12 overs.

The Otago Under-14 team will be named today.

The Southland Times