Paceman's quickfire knock helps win one-day title

Andrew Hazeldine proved pivotal with the bat for Lancaster Park in the one-day premiership final.
Andrew Hazeldine proved pivotal with the bat for Lancaster Park in the one-day premiership final.
Canterbury paceman Andrew Hazeldine's return to club cricket was pivotal in Lancaster Park's 30-run win over Old Boys Collegians to take out the Christchurch one-day premiership competition.

However, his biggest contribution in the match on Sunday was with the bat.

Batting first, Lancaster Park were bowled out for 194 in the 48th over. None of their top order batsmen were able to score more than 30 runs.

Their innings looked in dire straits at 138/8 in the 36th over. But then Hazeldine stepped up to make a crucial knock of 43 from 46 deliveries, including six boundaries.

Old Boys Collegians' chase got off to a rocky start, losing opening batsmen Tom Taylor and David Wakefield inside the first two overs.

However, 52 from Jeff Case had them looking odds on to reach the total and take the title before he was run out by Oscar Wilson in the 34th over to leave Old Boys Collegians on 133/6.

Angus Hamilton and Fynn Hudson-Prentice - who also took three wickets each - then took care of the Old Boys Collegians tail order to have them all out for 164 in the 46th over.

Lancaster Park will now represent Christchurch in the play-offs to qualify for the national club championships next year.

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Lancaster Park 194/10 (Andrew Hazeldine 43, Alistair Burnett 28, Oscar Wilson 28, Tim Braid 3/29, Sean Davey 3/33) beat Old Boys Collegians 164/10 (Jeff Case 52, Jack Lewis 30, Fynn Hudson-Prentice 3/38, Angus Hamilton 3/31).

Two-day premiership

St Albans, Burnside West University and East Shirley Christchurch had perfect starts to their two-day premiership campaigns by completing comfortable victories on Saturday.

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East Shirley 333/1 (Leo Carter 176*, Timothy Hampton-Matehe 136*) beat Heathcote 96/10 (Tom Gooday 3/27, Blake Coburn 3/20) and 184/10 (Nick Durham 50; Nathan McNicol 4/55, Tom Gooday 3/23, Blake Coburn 2/67).

Burnside West 196/10 (Carl Huyser 68, Angus Harman 31; Tim Johnston 4/62) and 153/10 (Angus Harman 45, Matt Hay 41, Mitch Gardner 4/19, Tom Agnew 3/28) beat Sydenham 126/10 (Lane Tutty 26, Josh Peake 5/40, Sam Carlaw 3/22) and 173/10 (Tim Johnston 39, Ryan Wallace 38, Josh Peake 5/61, Matt Hay 4/60).

Riccarton 133/10 (Matt Laffey 78, Richard Turpie 3/31, Theo van Woerkom 3/30) and 249/10 (Matt Laffey 101, Fraser Campbell 56*, Fynn Hudson-Prentice 4/29) drew with Lancaster Park 277/6 (Theo van Woerkom 103*, Michael Davidson 46, Ben McCord 45*, Fraser Campbell 3/29).

Old Boys Collegians 55/10 (Bailen Thatcher 4/2) and 223/10 (Nic Clark 69, Jack Lewis 33, Ben Ward 37, James Tapper 3/23, Reid Gibbens 3/29) lost to St Albans 314/7 (Jack Harper 134*, Matt Holstein 65*, Dan Sharples 50; Harrison Cox 4/70).