A top of the table clash

Canterbury snatches lead

NZC National Men’s Under-17 Tournament


Canterbury Under-17 beat Wellington Under-17 by 85 runs

One-day match
Lincoln No.3
8 January 2020


Canterbury U17 made it two from two in the 50-over matches with a solid 85-run win in a top of the table contest against Wellington.

Sent in, Canterbury didn't get a good start at all with the bat, but their lower order came to the party with a maginificent unbroken 170-run stand for the seventh wicket between Mitch McMillan (89* off 80) and Tom Flavell (78* off 88) that got Canterbury up to a total of 251 for six.

At 81 for six, that kind of tally on the scoreboard would have looked like a mirage, or at the least a distant landmark.

After Lachie Bailey had got Canterbury skipper Matt Boyle for a diamond duck (first ball of the match), Elliot Seddon had ripped through the rest of the red and black top and middle order to net himself a five-wicket bag by just the 24th over.

Batting at seven and eight, the unbeaten pair batted for 26.3 overs to frustrate Wellington, then did their bit in the field as Canterbury made quick in-roads with the ball to defend the total.

Will Anderson struck in his first over with McMillan taking the grab to dismiss Peter Bonar for no score, with first drop Sam Morgan following him back next over at 2-3.

Captain Sam French held on for 30, which unfortunately for Wellington would prove the equal top score for their side alongside Oscar Jackson as they struggled to build partnerships against a fired up red and black attack.

Wellington was dismissed for 166, well short in the 46th over with Boyle brightening up his day with a handy 3-36.

Tournament Winner: Canterbury Under 17s

Played Won Lost Drawn Tied No Result Abandoned Bonus Points Total Points
1 Canterbury Under 17s 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 17
2 Northern Districts Under 17s 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 13
3 Wellington Under 17s 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
4 Otago Under 17s 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 10
5 Central Districts Under 17s 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 9
6 Auckland Under 17s 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

Order in the table determined by: 1. Total Points

Most Runs

1Kalhun Challu335
2Curtis Heaphy332
3Alex Wilton306
4J Cumming291
5X Chisholm263
6K Price258
7James Rawnsley251
8M McMillan234
9M Boyle221
10=J Parker220

Most Wickets

1Toby Hart12
2F Hurley11
3J Frew10
4Josh Fairbrother9
5=B Russell8
5=K Weerasundara8
5=L Marconi8
8=Elliott Seddon7
8=J Cumming7
8=M Boyle7

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