The ever popular Churchill Private Hospital Women’s Social Cricket festival day is this Sunday 12th November at Horton Park and there is still time to enter a team or as an individual. Contact for more information and also to register for the mid-week Women’s social cricket competition which starts on Wednesday 15th Nov.

The Marlborough Senior Rep team fell to a narrow 2 wicket loss to Nelson in Sunday’s exciting Newman Shield clash played at Horton Park. The Marlborough innings of 180 all out was held together by an outstanding unbeaten 99 from Matthew Stretch. Tom Sutherland supported with 21 and there were crucial partnerships down the order to get to a competitive target. Nelson fell to 114 for 7 in reply before a vital 8th wicket partnership of 64 runs proved the difference, former Marlborough player Sean Neal making 41. Nick Weaver led the Marlborough attack taking 4-33 from his 10 overs.

There were some standout performances as WK Junior 4th grade got underway last Saturday including: Billy Hurren (63 & 2-11), George Wilson (31), Fionn Heagney (40 & 3-7), Josh Abrahams (3-26), Charlie Booker (33), George Grigg (2-9), Kyle Buckley (31), Hunter Wong (28 & 2-3), Harry MacNeill (46), Joseph Gilhooly (2-10), Lachie Cooney (17), Noah Hagen (2-33), Reon Holdaway (42 & 5-13), Harry McKendry (33), Tamati de Wildt (4-22), Lachlan Gibb (3-13), Jacob Hefford (18), & Ollie Loose (18). Unfortunately WK 5th grade games fell victim to Friday’s wet weather with the boys and girls competitions now starting this Friday. You can still register for all WK junior grades through one of our clubs via the registration tab on our website. Contact your club representative or if you have any questions or have trouble registering.

In SBS Bank Senior Grade defending champions Wairau has lost their first 3 games following a 7 wicket loss to Renwick last weekend. This leaves Valley, Celtic and Renwick joint top of the table on 10 pts. Top performers in round 2  & 3 games included for Celtic – Jaden Adams (50no & 4-40), Josh Poole (42 & 54), Tom Sutherland (74), Luke Holdaway (47no & 3-40); for Renwick – Rikki Bovey (4-22), Piers Landon-Lane (3-29); for Wairau – Nick Weaver (32 & 2-37), for Valley – Matthew Stretch (44 & 95), Liam George (5-28), Sam Boyce (3-9).

Top performers over the past 2 rounds in SBS Bank 2nd grade Div2 games include for Celtic – John Clark (2-17), Gagan Singh (3-23), John Diamanti (3-34 & 4-27), Jassi Brar (44 & 77), Kayse Holdaway (47), for Renwick – Dane Winstanley (61); for Wairau – Paul Alexander (33no), Ollie Eyles (40 & 2-7), Josh Harris (3-1); for Valley – Spencer Gregg (52), William Baker (4-28). Please note that all players must be registered on PlayHQ prior to playing, otherwise scores and statistics are not allocated to those players.

A reminder for anyone wanting to play cricket this summer to visit the MCA website for information on how to register or contact for advice.