Freakish win for Cannons
An outstanding bowling display by Rick Rima led the Appleby Cannons to a freakish win over Tuatapere in Southland's Combined Country competition on Saturday.
Rima took six wickets for just eight runs as Appleby rolled through the entire Tuatapere lineup for only 33 runs in the game played at Appleby in Invercargill.
It left the Cannons with little work to do in reply as they overtook the required 33 runs with the loss of one wicket and in just seven overs.
Albion's Matthew Ferguson produced another highlight in round 10 of the competition on Saturday, scoring an unbeaten 108 not out.
The Southland Boys' High School second XI had posted an encouraging 186-6 from their 40 overs but Ferguson took the game away from the students as his unbeaten 108 helped get the Gore-based Albion club home with the loss of just two wickets.
The Metro Tigers took the Challenge Shield off Waikoikoi in their top-of-the-table clash at Waikoikoi on Saturday.
Bowling first, Waikoikoi made inroads into the Metro lineup, picking up Ben Morrison, Shaun Turner, Karl McKee and Ian Taylor cheaply.However, the hard-hitting Tyler McLean (63) along with some help in the middle order from Zak Kelly (35) and Danny George (20) helped Metro through to a competitive 177.
Waikoikoi openers Matt McCall (17) and Ross McCall (50) had the home side in a strong position before McKee took six wickets with the ball to turn the game in Metro's favour.
Waikoikoi were eventually bowled out for 156, falling 21 runs short.
Central-Western grabbed what would have to be regarded as an upset win over Wyndale on Saturday.
Batting first, Wyndale were bowled out for 125, with Ashleigh Harrison and Conner Wells picking up three wickets apiece.
Grant Kean then played the key role for Central-Western in getting their team home, scoring an unbeaten 56
Riversdale again confirmed their status as one of the frontrunners in the competition with a commanding 88-run win over Lumsden.
Riversdale posted 210 batting first on the back James McKee (56), Mikey McKee (32) and Matt Wilson's (29) knocks.
In reply, Lumsden mustered just 122 despite captain Darren Baucke's 65.
In a low-scoring contest, the SBHS Colts team recorded a thrilling four-run win over Waikaka
- The Southland Times