A top weekend of sport on offer

Ed Nuttal and Henry Shipley show off the Kings new uniform which they will debut at Hagley Oval...
Ed Nuttal and Henry Shipley show off the Kings new uniform which they will debut at Hagley Oval on Sunday. Photo: Supplied
With Christmas just around the corner, there's no shortage of action on the sports front this weekend. Here's what to look out for.


At English Park on Sunday, the Canterbury United Pride will aim to win their fifth National Women's League title in seven years. They take on the Northern Lights in a repeat of last year's final, which saw the Pride win 3-2 in extra-time.

Entry to the match is free for Canterbury United club member card-holders or $5 at the gate.

Canterbury United Pride v Northern Lights 2pm Sunday at English Park.


Hagley Oval is turning on the entertainment for Sunday afternoon with a Twenty 20 double-header.

At 12.40pm the Canterbury Magicians continue their T20 Super Smash season against the Wellington Blaze.

Then at 4pm the Canterbury Kings begin their campaign against the Wellington Firebirds. The match will also see the Kings return to the traditional Canterbury colours of red and black. Entry to the matches is free.


At club level the two-day premiership resumes for the second day of round two matches.

At Burwood Park, Sydenham will resume 17/0 in their second innings, trailing East Shirley Christchurch's first innings total by 85 runs. At Garrick Park, Lancaster Park resume 152/5 in their first innings, trailing Heathcote by 86 runs. At Hagley Park, 2 Burnside West resume 26/0, trailing St Albans first innings total by 68 runs. Meanwhile, at Elmwood Park Old Boys Collegians resume 135/3 in their first innings, 19 runs ahead of Riccarton. All matches begin at 10.30am.


Premier men: Halswell Hornets v Albion Anteaters, 6.15pm, Friday, Mizuno Ballpark 1; PCU Devils v Albion Anteaters, 1pm, Saturday, Mizuno Ballpark 1; ELE Papanui v Kaiapoi Kings, 1pm, Saturday, Papanui Domain; PCU Devils v Halswell Hornets, 3pm, Saturday, Mizuno Ballpark 1.


Premier women: SK v PCU Angels, 6.15pm, Friday, Mizuno Ballpark 2; SK v Halswell Hornets, 1pm, Saturday, Mizuno Ballpark 2; Kaiapoi Queens v Halswell Hornets, 3pm, Saturday, Mizuno Ballpark 2; PaknSave Papanui v PCU Angels, 3pm, Saturday, Papanui Domain.



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