The Sumner 1st XI begun their campaign in the newly formed Championship grade today at the Hagley nursery ground (absolute road). Losing the toss and being asked to bat we started extremely well with both captain Johnny Beveridge (63) and our overseas player Tom Davie (68) both making half centuries. Michael Newton-Vesty then pushed the score on as we looked to declare finishing on 90! Sumner finished 297-9 declared.

Riccarton made a very cautious reply only losing two wickets in the first 20 overs with openers Dean Smith (2 for) and debutant Nawid Mohammady bowling very well, but the introduction of Jonny pistols Percasky changed the game taking 6-45!! To have Riccarton end the day 197-9. A great start to the season. #GTB