Friday, January 19, 2018

Young cricket stars take centre stage in Canterbury

Canterbury will host more games than any other region when the Under-19 Cricket World Cup starts on Saturday. Sports reporter Gordon Findlater previews the...

From casual cyclist to national champion in 12 months

Two years ago the only time Ian Talbot jumped on a bike was to get to university, his part-time job, and the odd weekend ride with friends. But now he is on one of the most promising young riders in the country.
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Watch: Tree snaps rowing crew’s boat ‘I expected them to be...

The Shirley Boys' High School rowing team, who were lucky to survive when a 30 metre tall tree crashed onto their boat, retrieved it from the Avon River yesterday. They tell reporter Gordon Findlater about the incident.
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Watch: Helicopter could be called in to dry track before BMX...

It has been all hands on deck to dry out Kyle Park ahead of this weekend's BMXNZ Championship Nationals and South Island Titles - and it is rumoured a helicopter may be called in to help dry out the track.
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Future cricket stars on display at U19 tournament

Canterbury will host 26 of the 48 games for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, which starts tomorrow. Reporter Gordon Findlater caught up with some of the players gearing up to compete.

Bernie Smith on cough-gate: ‘It was pretty crazy I tell you’

Bernie Smith is hoping the recently completed World Darts Championship isn't his only appearance on the sport's biggest stage. However, if it is, he will always be remembered for being part of a great piece of sporting controversy.

Hundreds of bowlers vying for shot at national honours,

Canterbury bowlers will be among the favourites at the national championships which are set to start in Dunedin.

Andrew Ellis celebrates 100 domestic T20 wickets

Andrew Ellis has become the first player to reach 100 domestic T20 wickets in New Zealand.
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Wimbledon meets Masterchef: Social tennis group going strong after 35 years

A social Thursday tennis group at the Cashmere Tennis Club recently reached a 35 year milestone.

Swiss cycling team heading for Denton Park

Seven riders from the Switzerland national team will begin their 2017 campaign by racing at the Denton Park Velodrome.

Heathcote win metro cricket title

Heathcote will head into the Christmas break in fine spirits after winning the metro A one-day cricket title on Sunday.

Stroke survivor heads to Florida to compete

A specialised electronic wheelchair is allowing Papanui stroke survivor Diane Williams to represent New Zealand in powerchair football.
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NZ U19 Cricket World Cup squad named

Connor Sullivan is the lone Canterbury player to make Paul Wiseman's 15 man squad for next year's ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. The squad was named following the conclusion of the national U19 tournament at Lincoln University on Tuesday.

Go on, give us the trophy to take home

James Meredith had to do some wheeling and dealing in order to take home the trophy he won to Christchurch so he could drink Lion Brown out of it.

Cashmere wins polo champs

Cashmere High's year 10 water polo team won the B Grade title at the South Island junior secondary schools championships.
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NZ’s best young cricketers battle for World Cup spots

The national under-19 tournament is currently taking place at Lincoln University. When the tournament concludes on Tuesday the team to represent New Zealand at the ICC Under-19 World Cup will be chosen.

Christchurch teen youngest person to win New Zealand Rally champs

Christchurch's Amy Hudson is the youngest person to ever win a New Zealand Rally championship alongside Auckland's driver Dylan Thompson.

South title in five years on the line for Pride

The Canterbury United Pride are one step away from their fourth title in five years and continued dominance of the National Women's League.

Righting the wrongs of a rugby injustice

Seventy years ago Brigham Riwai-Couch's great grandfather was not allowed to go on the All Blacks' tour of South Africa because he was Maori. Now his great-grandson has the chance to right that wrong.
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Watch: Pride ready themselves for fifth straight final appearance

Canterbury United Pride will look to continue their dominance of the National Women's League on Sunday when they go for their fourth title in five years.

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