Central Districts' decision to bat long and slow could play right into the hands of the Canterbury Wizards.
Canterbury United have slipped to fourth in the national football premiership after their first home defeat of the season but they can still cement a place in the playoffs.
The play-off order for the ASB premier women's club tennis semi-finals remains undecided with a round remaining.
A 51-run ninth wicket stand by Micah Campbell and Scott Inglis helped Burnside West-University to a two-wicket win over East Shirley at Burwood Park on Saturday.
A Meg Kendal century helped St Albans displace East Shirley at the top of the premier women's one-day cricket table on Saturday, winning by 65 runs at Burwood Park.
Plunket Shield leader Canterbury recovered from a dismal start to be soundly placed after the first day against Central Districts.
Fight backs with both bat and ball have put St Albans in a strong position against Lancaster Park-Woolston.
Canterbury players urged to make sure tomorrow's match isn't a ''banana skin'' game on run to playoffs.
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Easts took out their first premier one day title since 2010 by winning a gripping final over Lancaster Park-Woolston.
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Hagley Park and Burnside Park cemented their semifinal spots in premier women's tennis on Saturday.
Runaway leaders Hagley Park entrenched its lead at the top of the premier women's table with another dominant performance beating Waimairi 5-1 on the home grass courts at Hagley Park.
Former Black Sox batter Frank Pointon turned on a power hitting master class in Albion's crushing win over Halswell.
Lancaster Park-Woolston appear to be on track for all three trophies this season after a 77-run win over East Shirley.
New Zealand Football says English Park is capable of hosting the national men's and women's club cup finals - but the venue won't be confirmed until Wednesday.
Carlton Redcliffs narrowly escaped defeat in a seven-goal thriller against HSOB/Burnside 4-3 in the fourth round of the Porritt Cup.
Mainland Football announces zero tolerance for referee abusers after a spate of serious incidents.
Dutch import Mirco Pruyser scored twice as the Canterbury Cavaliers men beat Central 4-2.
Double extra-time needed
James Baxendale landed a captain's knock penalty goal to allow the Hornby Panthers to win a record 27th Canterbury rugby league premiership after another pulsating extra-time final at Rugby Park this afternoon.
Barry Alaimalo will be pivotal to the Hornby Panthers' tilt for successive premiership in Sunday's club rugby league final.
Canterbury hockey stalwart Stacey Carr has put retirement on hold to return for an 11th national league campaign.