Tue, Jan 9, 2024 9:31 AM

Young cricketers in action down south


Peter Jones

Marlborough Primary School rep cricketers are currently in action at the four-day Canterbury Primary Festival tournament in Christchurch.

The eight tier one teams each play three Twenty/20 matches on the first two days to decide pool positions, then take part in 40-over play-off matches on the ensuing two days.

In tier one, Marlborough Maroon will contest Pool B along with Canterbury Country White, South Canterbury and Canterbury Junior Cricket Association Black. In the other pool are two CJCA sides, plus Canterbury Country Red and Mid Canterbury.

The Marlborough side comprises nine year-eight students and two year-seven players.

The Marlborough Maroon team: Tom Heagney, George Wilson, Fionn Heagney, Louis Hickman, Charlie Booker, Harry MacNeill, Daniel Baker, Billy Hurren, Reon Holdaway, Josh Abrahams, Lachie Cooney. Coaches: Kyle Heagney, Anna Booker, Kieran Hickman.

A Marlborough primary school yellow team is also in action in Christchurch. They are playing at Mandeville Sports Centre.

The Marlborough Yellow team: Joe Gilhooly, Eddie Russell, Hunter Wong, Kyle Buckley, Harry Nailer, Amiri Noonan, George Frampton, Max Campbell, Harry McKendry, Tamati de Wildt, Noah Hagen.  

Both teams had first round losses in T20 matches yesterday.

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