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Bowlers in form but batsmen struggling

Supeshala Jayathilake in action for Timaru in the Twenty20 final. He has been performing well for them all season.

A form XI struggles to find many batsmen who qualify.

Paddon ready for Rally of Sweden

Hayden Paddon competes in WRC Rally Sweden for Hyundai in 2015.

Lack of ice delays start of Rally of Sweden.

Father and daughter to face off in Coast to Coast

Jessica and Peter Stray will be competing in the Coast to Coast for the first and third time starting on Friday.

Jess and Peter Fahey are about to do something most fathers and daughters would not even try.

South Canty Cricket back card system

Cricket ball and stumps.

South Canterbury Cricket's Mark Medlicott and Les Ellitt are both in favour of the new yellow and red card system being trialled in cricket in England.

Australian trip great experience for talented basketballers

Milly Ford and Jack Crossan have recently returned from a tournament in Australia with the New Zealand Kea and Koru under-16 sides.

Milly Ford and Jack Crossan look set for an exciting future on the basketball court.

Hawke Cup season a pass despite no challenge

Stanley Mair was outstanding with the ball for South Canterbury this season.

South Canterbury player-coach Nick Horsley feels the season has been a success despite mixed results on the field.

Taiaroa and Cook hit jackpot

Travis Cook (left) and Tom Taiaroa share a special moment after winning Burnside Bowling Club's Little Brown Jug tournament.

Schoolboy Tom Taiaroa and former pro golfer Travis Cook set to face Australasia's best bowlers next year at the Burnside Pairs tournament.

Legends back for two days

Tokarahi Golf Club Pro-Am organiser Barry Matthews outside the 9-hole course near Duntroon.

A tiny North Otago golf club is a legend in thinking big.

Bruce McLaren's widow dies

Wally Willmott (left) with Bruce McLaren and Patty McLaren in the early days.

NZ motor-racing great Bruce McLaren's widow Patty McLaren-Brickett has passed away.

Fowler cruises to Legends Tour win

Peter Fowler was happy with his form after winning the Pro-Am tournament at Gleniti.

Australian Peter Fowler birdied all the par fives on his way to victory at the Legends Pro-Am at Gleniti.

Simpson clubs a beauty to score an ace

Aorangi golf representative Garth Simpson is all smiles on the 13th green where he hit a hole-in-one at the Highfield Golf Club last weekend.

Fifteen years after first playing golf Garth Simpson scored a hole-in-one, something a number of professional golfers have yet to experience.

Paddon hopes high for Rally Sweden

Hayden Paddon is wanting to impress at Rally Sweden.

Hayden Paddon wants a good result in the snow and ice of Rally Sweden.

Walsh forced to pull out of Big Shot

Commonwealth Games shot put silver medallist Tom Walsh has hurt his hip and has pulled out of his Big Shot duel with Jacko Gill.

But an injured Tom Walsh expects to be fully fit for the world indoor shot put championships.

Nuttall in fine nick in Canterbury clash

Canterbury quick Ed Nuttall continued his fine bowling form against Auckland with a five wicket haul in the first innings and two early wickets in the second innings.

Strike bowler Ed Nuttall struck with two early wickets to give Canterbury a fighting chance of toppling Auckland in their Plunket Shield clash at Christchurch's Hagley Oval.

Begg blows opposition away

South Canterbury Speed Skating Club dominated the New Zealand Bank Track The South Canterbury Speed Skating Club dominated the New Zealand Bank Track Championships in Timaru. Local individual title holders were (from left) Ella Benson, Jazmyn McAuley, Nick Frame, Nicole Begg, Jan Kuepper, Charli Nevin, Leah McDonald, Dale Christoffersen, Tash McAuley and Kaylum McAuley.

Timaru impressive speed skater Nicole Begg kept her unbeaten 12-year-old record intact at the New Zealand Bank Track Championships.

Crusaders hail rookies' win over Reds

Codie Taylor of the Crusaders is tackled during the Super Rugby pre-season match against the Reds in Brisbane.

The Crusaders will introduce more of their All Blacks for Thursday's game against the Highlanders near Gore after a rousing first-up pre-season win over the Reds in Brisbane.

Bike polo world champs decided in extra time video

Outlaw Birdz beat Call Me Daddy in extra time to win the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships held at Aorangi Park. (From left) Call Me Daddy (Luca Semeraro, Paul Vergnaud and William Jenneret), Outlawz Birds (Brun-Pierre Yves, Morgan Hidalgo, Jozsef Hageman) and third placed Control Staff (Eric Stahl-David, Andrew Weyland and Forrest Timonere).

The defending champions went down to a golden goal at the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships in Timaru.

Bike polo taking off in Timaru

Marc Maskery brought bike polo to Timaru.

Marc Maskery brought bike polo to Timaru from Christchurch.

Co-founder excited about niche sports potential

Matt Messenger at the Bike Polo World Championships in Timaru. He is the co-founder of the sport.

Matt Messenger is amazed at how bike polo has progressed.

Bike polo champs hit off

Defending world hardcourt bike polo champions will be hard to beat in Timaru (from left) Luca Seneraro, Paul Vergnaud and William Jenneret.

Bike polo's defending champions are intent on keeping their title.

Walsh to grapple with Gill at Big Shot

Shot put stars Tom Walsh (L) and Jacko Gill will resume their rivalry at Christchurch's Big Shot event on Monday.

Rising shot put stars Tom Walsh and Jacko Gill square off on Monday for the first time in 2016.

Timaru Artha chance if skipper leads the way

Dan Laming will be a key player in the Twenty 20 final against Timaru.

Timaru are hoping to end Celtic's long standing reign as Twenty 20 champions.

Plenty of nominations expected for Temuka sports awards

Keanu Darby will once again be one of the favourites for the Temuka Sports Awards.

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Temuka sports awards.

Begg still the one to beat

Nicole Begg is looking to keep her unbeaten record alive at the New Zealand Bank Track Championships in Timaru.

South Canterbury speed skaters will be looking to dominate most grades at the New Zealand Bank Track Championships in Timaru this weekend.

Swimmers exceed expectations

The Timaru Swim Club's senior and junior members with their champship medals. From left, Heidi Uys, Samuel Gray, Millie Cabrera-Martin, Riley Taylor, Taine Dyson, Eva Cloake, Matthew Gray, Yixan Li and William Tudgey.

Timaru Swim Clubs senior and junior members returned from their championships with some extra luggage.

Miles ready to shake up MX1 class

Dylan Miles will compete in the MX1 class at the New Zealand motocross nationals being held at the Back Flips Dirt Farm in Pleasant Point this weekend.

South Canterbury's Dylan Miles is hoping a change in bike will lead to a change in fortunes.

Girls just having fun

One of the two all women teams trying to qualify for the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships are 'Kumaras Bravas' including (from left) Marie Huguet, Virginia Castellan and Catarina Telles.

Two friends from Barcelona believe coming to Timaru for the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships was worth every euro.

PGA legends set to play Gleniti

Plunket fundraising coordinator Becs Smith and Pro-Am organiser Travis Cook are set for the Legends Pro-Am at Gleniti, which is raising funds for the Timaru branch of Plunket.

Peter Hayes is returning home to play in the Legends Pro-Am on his home course of Gleniti.

Perham shoots course record

It was happy days at Highfield for Daniel Perham after a scorching round of golf.

Daniel Perham's perfect round landed him another course record at Highfield Golf Club.

Gibbs grabs three golds

Gold medallists at the South Island Rowing Championships were (from left) Olivia Hughes, Sarah Templeton, Anna Gregan, Jack Gibbs, Tyrone Cox, William Ellis, Sam Anderson and Reagan Ashley

Timaru Rowing Club's Jack Gibbs impressed with three titles at the South Island championships at Lake Ruataniwha over the weekend.

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