Big weekend of sport: What's on in Canterbury

It's going to be another big weekend of local sport in Canterbury - here's what's on at a venue near you.

Cricket

At club level the men's two-day premiership continues with day two of the fourth round of action and the premier women's one-day competition hits round nine.

Premier men's two-day

St Albans 254/10 (Tyler Lortan 60, Jack Harper 52, Matt Holstein 37; Jack Turner 4/73, Fraser Campbell 3/52) lead Riccarton 125/10 (Jack Turner 30, Nick Kwant 24; Matt Holstein 3/12, Lachie Harper 3/30) and 4/0 at Riccarton Domain, 10.30am, Saturday.

Lancaster Park 221/10 (Alistair Burnett 51, Michael Davidson 38, Will McDowell 31; Tom Agnew 4/40, Tim Johnston 3/89) lead Sydenham 77/8 (Connor Sullivan 3/38, Ben McCord 2/12, Josh McCarthy 2/9) at Sydenham Park, 10.30am, Saturday.

Burnside West 284/9 (JJ Naude 125, Carl Huyser 33; Blake Coburn 3/92, Ben Hanham 2/51) lead East Shirley 145/3 (Jeremy Duncan 59*, Tim Hampton-Matehe 31; Jackson Latham 2/45) at Burnside Park, 10.30am, Saturday.

Old Boys Collegians 239/7 (David Wakefield 103, Luke Germon 37; Ben Cochrane 2/44) lead Heathcote 124/9 (Josh Jones 29; Luke Germon 4/18) at Heathcote Domain, 10.30am, Saturday.

Premier women's one-day

Lancaster Park v Sydenham at Garrick Park, 10.30am, Saturday.

Old Boys Collegians v St Albans at Elmwood Park, 10.30am, Saturday.

Ford Trophy

It's also do or die for Canterbury in their final round Ford Trophy one-day match against Central Districts in New Plymouth on Sunday. A loss to Otago at Hagley Oval on Wednesday saw Canterbury drop to third in the competition. Auckland have already secured top spot and a home final. However, a win for Canterbury will see them qualify for the second and third playoff match to decide the second finalist.

Harewood's Matt McLean is among the favourites at the Canterbury Strokeplay. Photo: Supplied
Harewood's Matt McLean is among the favourites at the Canterbury Strokeplay. Photo: Supplied
Golf

The Canterbury Strokeplay championship is being held at the Harewood Golf Club this weekend.

Harewood member and New Zealand rep Matt McLean will lead the local charge in the men's event, with the likes of Hayato Miya, Mike Toeke, Reid Hilton, Scott Manyweathers, Zach May, Nic Kay, Jordon Latter, Ryan Bellamy and Dominic Brettkelly.

The strongest challenge outside the local contingent is likely to be launched by New Zealand rep Kerry Mountcastle from Wellington.

The women's field includes local hopes Maddie May, Sayaka Okada and Amy Weng. Also likely to feature are Mimi Guo, of Auckland, and Sumin Kang, of Wakatipu.

The field will play two rounds on Saturday starting from 7.30am. The third and final round will take place on Sunday morning.

Softball

Premier men

Albion Anteaters v Papanui at Mizuno Ballpark 1, 6.15pm, Friday.

PCU Devils v Halswell Hornets at Mizuno Ballpark 2, 6.15pm, Friday.

Albion Anteaters v PCU Devils at Mizuno Ballpark 1, 1pm, Saturday.

Papanui v PCU Devils at Mizuno Ballpark 1, 3pm, Saturday.

Kaiapoi Kings v Halswell Hornets at Kaiapoi Park, 3pm, Saturday.

Premier women

Kaiapoi Queens v PCU Angels at Kaiapoi Park, 1pm, Saturday.

Sydenham Kereru v Halswell Hornets at Mizuno Ballpark 2, 1pm, Saturday.

Papanui v Halswell Hornets at Mizuno Ballpark 2, 3pm, Saturday.

Tennis

Premier men
Elmwood v Cashmere at Elmwood, 2pm Saturday.

Bishopdale v Waimari at Bishopdale, 2pm Saturday.

Shirley v Te Kura Hagley at Shirley, 2pm.

Football

The Canterbury United Dragons travel to Napier on Sunday to face Hawke's Bay United. The Dragons are looking to end a four-match losing streak and lift themselves from the bottom of the ISPS Handa Premiership standings.