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.