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After nine rounds of Southland’s 50-over premier competition, Southland Boys’ High School is still looking for its first win.
Old Boys beat the school team by 123 runs on Saturday.
The Old Boys opening batsmen put on a 106-run partnership before Braydon Thomas (56) was dismissed.
Chris Case went on to score 74 from 75 balls, while Jake Kura (29) and Kieran O’Neil (21) chipped in further down the order to help bring the team’s total to 263.
Dylan Hawkes was best of the Boys’ High bowlers with two wickets for 38 runs.
All six of the Old Boys bowlers then put pressure on the pupils. Kura was the most successful with four for 12 off seven overs.
Aaron Hart (38) and Nick Brown (25) scored the majority of the boys’ 140 runs.
Appleby demolished Metropolitan by six wickets at Appleby.
Metro was rolled for 92 in the 37th over with only Lachie Nimmo (28), Geoff Wijesinghe (26) and Matt Burgess (20) putting up a fight.
Appleby’s Jacob Downing took five for 10 off eight overs, while Hayden Hart also impressed with three for 23 from his 10 overs.
Downing then opened the batting and scored a patient 25, and Clint Goad was unbeaten on 43 when victory was secured in the 25th over.
Competition leader Waikoikoi beat Marist by 20 runs at Miller Street.
Waikoikoi scored 175 and bowled Marist out for 155.
Marist and Boys’ High need to get a win in the next round to avoid losing touch with the top four teams.
- John Langford