Willows Cricket

By Ken Rust | Posted: Thursday November 2, 2017

Last Sunday the OBHS First XI played its annual fixture against a Willows team at Loburn in North Canterbury.

The local team featured three former students and cricketers from Otago Boys' - Andrew Haig, Richard McCaw and Lance Taylor. Former Highlander, Ben Blair was also in the line up.

A solid batting effort led by Max Chu (55) and Ben Lockrose (48 not out) saw the First Eleven dismissed in the 50th over for 211.

Excellent fielding and bowling ensured that the run chase was going to be difficult for the home team. All of the bowlers stuck to the team bowling plans meaning that the run rate became increasingly challenging. Ben Lockrose picked up three wickets with the remainder shared amongst the seamers. Dismissing a strong Willows XI for 156 was a confidence builder as the OBHS First XI prepares for the First XI Cup Finals in Palmerston North in December.

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