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New Mums Enjoy Women’s Social Cricket

New Mums Enjoy Women’s Social Cricket

It is a Wednesday evening in Marlborough in late summer, the sun is out and some dads with young babies and prams are on the side lines of a Women’s Social Cricket game. The team is made up of (mainly) new mums who are enjoying a bit of time out and some social...

Celebration of Cricket to End to the Season

Celebration of Cricket to End to the Season

What a fantastic celebration of cricket last weekend as the 2020-21 season came to a busy conclusion. On Saturday we had the SBS Bank Challenge Cup final followed by our end of season awards and then on Sunday a great Festival of Women’s Cricket to close the season in...

Penultimate Weekend of Summer Cricket

Penultimate Weekend of Summer Cricket

The 2020-21 Marlborough summer of Cricket comes to a close this weekend with the SBS Bank 2nd grade Challenge Cup Final on Saturday followed by our end of season awards evening, then the Churchill Trust Women’s Cricket festival day wrapping things up on Sunday. Wairau...

Newman Shield won by Marlborough Senior Rep Team

Newman Shield won by Marlborough Senior Rep Team

The Marlborough Senior Rep team ended its season on a high with victory over Nelson last Sunday to bring the Newman Shield back to Marlborough. On a good Saxton Oval wicket Nelson made a competitive 240 batting first, Harsh Visavadya top scoring with 76 while the...

Wairau Valley 2nd Grade Remains Unbeaten

Wairau Valley 2nd Grade Remains Unbeaten

Wairau Valley are the only unbeaten side in the SBS Bank 2nd grade challenge cup competition following a narrow 8 run win over Kaikoura at Horton Park on Saturday. Luke Pannell was the match winner for Valley scoring 89 out of the team total of 166 and taking 3...

Athletic College Old Boys Stay As Tasman Premier League Champions

Athletic College Old Boys Stay As Tasman Premier League Champions

Athletic College Old Boys are this season’s Tasman Premier league champions after defeating the Marlborough Labour Hire Falcons by 6 wickets in Sunday’s final at Saxton Oval. The defending champions proved too strong as the Falcons could only muster 141 batting first...

Celtic win SBS Bank Senior Grade T20 Championship

Celtic win SBS Bank Senior Grade T20 Championship

Celtic are this season’s SBS Bank Senior Grade T20 champions following their 28 run victory over Renwick in last Friday evening’s final. Josh Poole was named man of the match top scoring with 56 and sharing a 98 run opening partnership with Tom Sutherland (45) and...

Junior Cricket Starts for 2021

Junior Cricket Starts for 2021

Junior cricket grades got underway for the 2021 season last weekend. I watched most of the WK 5th grade game between the two girls teams, the Renwick Royals and WV Blasters, and was impressed by the skill and sportsmanship of the players who were obviously greatly...

Junior Cricket Celebrated at Awards Night

Junior Cricket Celebrated at Awards Night

Junior cricket grades return this weekend with the start of the 2021 season. We again have 10 teams taking part in WK 5th grade while 4th grade has increased to 8 teams. The female game continues to flourish with a 2nd girls’ team in 5th grade under the Wairau Valley...

Marlborough Narrowly Loses to Nelson

Marlborough Narrowly Loses to Nelson

Marlborough missed out on a Hawke Cup challenge by the most slender of margins last weekend as Nelson scraped to a one wicket win on first innings in a tense finish. The Marlborough batsman performed well all down the order with number 8 Akhil Pant top scoring with 65...