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Junior Cricket Tournament

Ken Rust —

There was further success for our teams in this week's Junior Cricket Tournament.

The Year 9 A was undefeated and in beating John McGlashan on Wednesday they qualified for the Zone Final of the NZCT Knockout Competition. This will be played against King's on Thursday December 7.

The Year 9 B team had two good wins over their opponents from King's and two gutsy performances against Year 10 teams at Memorial Park. Ollie McKewen led the side by example.

The Year 10 A team had two good games , one on Littlebourne and the second a convincing win over a McGlashan team.

The OBHS 10B and 9B cricket teams were involved in a tournament at Memorial Park along with King's and Taieri College.

10B Tournament Winners   Played 4, Won 4 

Game 1: V Taieri College
TAIC 105 (Jaxon Bennington 2/10) V OBHS 106/2 (Brynn Buchanan 35)

Game 2: V King's
King's 102 ( Sam Chadwick 2/11, Brynn Buchanan 2/7) V OBHS 103/0 (Matt Sims 27no, Harry Coggan 50no)

Game 3: V OBHS 9B 
OBHS 9B 90 (George Taylor 3/22) V OBHS 10B 94/6 (Brynn Buchanan 23, Jaxon Bennington 26)

Final V Taieri

Taieri batted first and a tight bowling performance limited them to 108/2. OBHS were in trouble slumping to 40/5 but a match winning knock of 49 not out by Jacob Barnes saved the day and we won by five wickets. All players performed well during the two day event and chipped in with wickets and runs when needed. Most importantly, they played in the spirit of the game and were fine ambassadors for the school.