This Sunday the PaknSave Marlborough Senior Rep Women’s team travel to take on Nelson for the Hiwa-I-te-rangi trophy. The game will be played at Saxton Oval starting at 11am with Marlborough keen to avenge their 4 wicket loss in the corresponding fixture last season. Also this Sunday our Year 9/10 boys take on Nelson at Horton Park in the Central Districts tournament nearest neighbour fixture. The remainder of the tournament is played in Levin from 15-18 January. Best wishes to both teams.

Our Senior Men’s team came up short over the weekend as Nelson took home the Garry MacDonald trophy with a comprehensive 1st innings win. Corey Bovey (58) and Max Armstrong (39) were the main contributors in a below par score of 177 batting first which Nelson comfortably passed in making 337 for 9 dec. Standout performance for the Marlborough bowlers was Sukh Aulakh who took 5-79 from 18.2 overs in only his second rep match. Hunter Ruffell made an unbeaten 60 as Marlborough reached 75 for 1 in its 2nd innings before the captains agreed to end the match.

In SBS Bank Senior Grade Div1 games Wairau Valley claimed the Challenge Cup with a tight 2 wicket win over Renwick with Lachlan MacNeill (3-29) and Luke Pannell (36) the key contributors. For Renwick Keiran Gaudin made 64 and Eden Pettigrew took 3-11. Celtic were comfortable bonus point winners over Wairau in the other game Luke Holdaway top scoring with 41no while Aidan Conroy had the outstanding figures of 5-21. Sam Young top scored with 39 for Wairau.

There was a century in Div2 to Celtic Green’s Ryan Clark (101), Kobi Kennedy taking 3-11 in their win over Wairau Valley for whom Albert Nott made 53. Top performers in the 1st round 2nd grade T20 games last Thursday included Tom Sutherland (35), Liam Young (56 & 3-27), Archie Cornelius (3-25), Mike Anstis (3-24), Bryn Cotching (44), Michael Mitchell (74), and Eddie Swan (41). Celtic Green and UCVC lead the way after their 1st round wins.

This Friday sees the start of the Senior Grade T20 competition while 2nd grade T20 continues on Thursday nights and Division 1 and 2 final round games on Saturday in a busy period for our local cricketers.

In WK Junior 4th grade last Saturday standouts included: Harry Nailer (17), Fionn Heagney (3-15), Thomas Heagney (33), Aiden Battey (26), Harry MacNeill (2-23), Pippa Yuen (19), Ned Bell (2-9), George Wilson (60), Eddie Russell (29) and Reon Holdaway (29 & 4-21).

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