Duo help Metro to win in top six
A 222 run third wicket stand by Karl McKee and Ryan Acland helped the Metro Cubs to a 258 run win over Waikaka in the top six section of Southland's Combined Country competition on Saturday.
Acland joined McKee at the crease with Metro at 117 for two.
They then proceeded to put on an impressive hitting display taking their team through to 339 before McKee finally departed when Blake Newport grabbed his wicket for 121.
Acland went soon after for a well-compiled 124, which was his first century for the Metro club.
Metro headed up at 369 for four from their 40 overs which was almost mission impossible as Waikaka stared down the target at the change of innings.
They had a crack but lost wickets regularly to be all out for 111.
The win didn't just boost Metro's semi-final chances in the top six section as it also saw them retain the Challenge Shield for at least another week.
Fourteen-year-old Ryan McFaul showed his promise in Waikokoi's top six win over Wyndale on Saturday.
Waikoikoi batted first and posted 223 for seven thanks largely to Ryan McFaul's unbeaten 54, while another promising youngster, Sam McCall, chipped in with 39 before stepping up with the ball.
Cameron Craw took four wickets while McCall took three for 34 as Wyndale were bowled out for 164 in reply.
Matt Wilson's five wicket bag for Riversdale propelled them to a win over the Appleby Cannons.
Riversdale posted 220 all out batting first before Wilson put his mark on the game taking five for 14 to bowl Appleby out for 106.
Tuatapere's Chris Norman was the star in the bottom six section games on Saturday racking up an unbeaten century in his team's win over the SBHS Colts team.
His 101 not out was the catalyst behind Tuatapere making 249 for nine although to the young SBHS Colts team's credit they put up a good fight in reply making 208, but were 42 runs short of victory.
Central-Western continue their positive return to Southland club cricket circles this season with a 119 run win over the SBHS 2nd 11.
Grant Kean was the key figure in getting Central-Western to 235 for nine with his knock of 84 while in reply the students made 116 with Ashliegh Harrison the chief destroyer, taking three for four.
Lumsden's 197 batting first was enough to bank them a win over Albion who were bowled out for 137 in reply, Harry Pardoe-Burnett and Shaun Orchard taking three wickets apiece.
Waikokoi 223 for 7 (Ryan McFaul 54*, Cameron Craw 41, Sam McCall 39, Jeremy McLeod 2-35) beat Wyndale 164 all out (Nathan Sutton 34, Rodney Tait 32, Cameron Craw 4-21, Sam McCall 3-34) by 59 runs
Riversdale 220 all out (James McKee 77, Willy McKee 62, Nathan Smith 4-15) beat Appleby Cannons 106 all out (Jordan Todd 35, Matt Wilson 5-14, Bill Wilson 2-21) by 114 runs
Central-Western 235 for 9 (Grant Kean 84, Tom Norman 27, Cam Rogerson 4-41) beat SBHS 2nd XI 116 all out (Tim Young 21*, Will Heffernan 21, Ashleigh Harrison 3-4, Connor Wells 2-13) by 119 runs.
Tuatapere 249 for 9 (Chris Norman 101*, Nick Egerton 22, S Withy 3-21, Tom Capil 2-30) beat SBHS Colts 208 all out (Nathan Keelart 30, Ethan Yeo 29, Chris Keelart 28, Matt McColl 4-24, Tama Toomata 2-11) by 41 runs
Lumsden 197 all out (Harry Pardoe Burnett 47, Shane Vickory 23, Jack Mockford 3-38, Barry Hamlin 2-32) beat Albion 137 all out (Glen Andrews 21, Jack Mockford 20, Harry Pardoe Burnett 3-29, Shaun Orchard 3-30) by 60 runs
- The Southland Times