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Canterbury extends lead at Nationals

NZC National Men’s Under-17 Tournament


Canterbury Under-17 beat Auckland Under-17 by 8 wickets

One-day match
Lincoln Green
10 January 2020


Canterbury U17 extended its lead at the top of the points ladder with a third one-day win on the trot.

Auckland elected to bat first, but washed up on the low side of a defendable total on the boutique ground after having been dimissed for 184 with almost 10 overs unutilised.

Number four batsman Brodie Harrison's run-a-ball 77 stood out like a beacon as Canterbury ripped through the rest of the line-up, Jordy Frew (3-38) and Reuben Stoffers (3-12) taking care of the middle and lower order while Cam Paul picked up a brace after helping get the Aucklanders three down in just the 13th over.

Harrison batted into the 39th over in a gallant attempt to get his side to a defendable total, but Canterbury would barely raise a sweat as they chased down their target with a whopping 26.1 overs to spare.

Canterbury opener Matt Boyle just dipped out on a half century after he had raced to 47 off just 37 balls, including seven boundaries and two sixes.

He had shared a 100-run stand for the first wicket with partner Kalhun Challu who continued his good form with an unbeaten 77* off just 65 balls.

Elias Falanitule picked up both wickets in the chase, but against an offensive attack with the bat it was a fruitless cause. Canterbury's Mackenzie Smith was unbeaten on 31* when Challu hit the winning runs.

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
8Ethan Jefferson239
9M McMillan234
10M Boyle221

Most Wickets

1Toby Hart12
2F Hurley11
3J Frew10
4Josh Fairbrother9
5=B Russell8
5=Elias Falanitule8
5=K Weerasundara8
5=L Marconi8
9=Elliott Seddon7
9=J Cumming7

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