The Lower Clarence Cricket Association’s Dan Kirk takes a swing in the match against New Zealand’s Canterbury County Association at Yamba Oval on Wednesday.
The Lower Clarence Cricket Association’s Dan Kirk takes a swing in the match against New Zealand’s Canterbury County Association at Yamba Oval on Wednesday.

Kiwi tourists claim Yamba Oval fun

A NEW Zealand whirlwind ripped through the Lower Clarence yesterday as Canterbury Country Association served up a cricketing lesson to their hosts.

The team is travelling through the North Coast on a tour and met the Lower Clarence at Yamba Oval in their penultimate match.

After batting first, the tourists racked up 9-232 from their 50 overs thanks to a swashbuckling 54 by Henry Nicholls.

Mark Abbott (38) and Matt Rowe (32) also chipped in while Alex Davidson (3-37) was able to apply the brakes.

In reply the home side could only manage 160.

Dean Bartlett notched 48 but the efforts of Jordy Gibbens (4-21) ensured bragging rights were carried across the Tasman.

Yamba Cricket Association vice-president Ashley Lindsay said it was a good day all-round.

“It’s good for the Lower Clarence guys just to watch how they conducted themselves on the field,” he said.

Canterbury wrap up their tour of the North Coast tomorrow with a match against Lismore.



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