Metro, Old Boys have strong start


SOUTHLAND’S one-day premier cricket league took a break last Saturday; some T-20 cricket was played which left time in the afternoon for the boys to attend the races.

In round seven this Saturday, Waikoikoi will host Metropolitan, which has made a good start to the season, winning three of its games and losing just one so far.

Appleby and Old Boys are at Appleby this Saturday. Old Boys are also in good form after winning three out of four games so far this season.

Southland Boys’ High School (SBHS) will be on holiday, with a game against Marist already having been played before round one started in October. Marist won that game.

The two top teams in division one, Central Western and Te Anau, will square off in Winton on Saturday. The locals are likely to win this one if they can contain Jono Hodson. Hodson is a former Southland representative and scored a century a fortnight ago. Hodson is also the recent recipient of the Otago Cricket volunteer of the month for the effort he puts in to coaching and administrating junior cricket in Te Anau.

In the other division one matches, Wyndale will host the Old Boys Royal Riders at Menzies College, while Riversdale make the trip south to take on Appleby’s B team. Blue Mountain has the bye.

In division two, Albion and Central Western’s B team will be playing at Hamilton Park in Gore. SBHS’ 2nd XI will host Waikoikoi’s B team. Marist B and Metropolitan B are at Miller St, Invercargill.