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Monday, 11 November 2019
Weedons pull off country cricket upset
Weedons caused the biggest upset in round six of the Canterbury country premier cricket competition on Saturday.
They earned a three-wicket win over Cheviot thanks to an unbeaten 128 from Charlie Robson.
In other results, Leeston Southbridge were able to hold off a much-improved Darfield by 10 runs at Darfield Domain.
Southbrook beat Lincoln by four wickets at Southbrook Domain after chasing down Lincoln's 198, while Oxford comfortably beat Sefton by 102 runs at Pearson Park.
In what was a high-scoring sixth round, Weedons looked to be up against it on the new Cheviot pitch after wicketkeeper/batsman Will Hamilton hit 113 for the hosts.
He and opener Ted Whelan, who made 53, put on 147 runs for the second wicket.
They were the main contributors as Cheviot scored 236/6 from their 45 overs.
Jack Henderson was the pick of the Weedons bowlers, taking 3-49 from nine overs.
At 40/2 the chase looked to be getting away from the visitors until Robson came to the crease.
He hit 11 fours and four sixes on his way to a match-winning 128 off just 114 deliveries.
He put on 62 for the third wicket with opener James Richards, who added 43.
Weedons got home with 10 balls to spare.