Cricket season all go at Woodlands

The newly revamped Woodlands Cricket Club has held its first match of the season, against Cambridge Antiques.

N8N sports reporter Sally Moore kept score and filed this report, aided by nine-year-old photographer Jessica.

Cambridge batted first and reached 180. Two of their batsmen reached 30  – at which score under the competition rules they had to retire. Ant Rigter was the best of the Woodlands bowlers with four wickets.  All the same, Woodlands were left with a big chase.  They reached about 130 (Hey, who was  keeping score? –ed) before they ran out of overs. Trevor Mathieson and Mike Stewart reached 32 and 31 and also had to retire.

A great lunch of club sandwiches, pastry savouries and beer was provided by the Woodlands Cafe.  Thank you to Judy and Rod for their hospitality.

The next game is set for November 4 at the Woodlands Oval.

*Calling all able-bodied cricketers – the Woodlands Cricket Club still has room for new members.  The current age range is 12 to mid-forties.   Email club captain Richard Riddell for more details.

Share this page:


Number 8 Network - a community website for the rural areas northeast of Hamilton, NZ, is run by Gordonton journalist/editor Annette Taylor.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: