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Two cricket players who scored centuries in December 1972 were; Ken Nicholson and Neale Thompson for Old Boys. Scoring 104 NO and 101 respectively.
Old Boys ended up with a total of 325 for five wickets declared again Marist who lost six wickets for only 54 runs at stumps.
In the Invercargill cricket competition that weekend, Invercargill beat Union and Appleby beat Georgetown.
Neale Thompson had Graeme Buist to thank for his innings as it was the latter's sound start that gave Thompson the opportunity to score at a fast pace. Buist was magic to watch with his effortless style scoring 55 runs with four sixes.
Des Barnett stayed fleetingly at the crease to keep Thompson scoring but was bowled by K. Ward for two.
Nicholson then joined Thompson and he looked like a man on a mission and made his maiden century in just 58 minutes which included 6 sixes and 11 fours.
Nicholson hammered the Marist bowlers and their partnership totalled 139.
When it was Old Boy's turn to bowl it was Nicholson again that tortured Marist by bowling Kevin O'Connor with the third ball.
Along with Nicholson, Jack Alabaster never let up with only Trevor Thornton making any headway.
Other players were: N. Adam, E. Griffiths, D. Cocks, B. Brown, P. McCartney, W. Scully, L. Ward, J. Mahoney,
For Appleby their batters; Bill Wilson and Nelson Gutsell who scored 41 and 36 gave their team a sound start.
Wilson was in an agressive mood and took 20 runs off Peter Dick's eight over.
The best bowler for Georgetown was Lindsay Bartlett who took four for 49 and Colin Calvert who picked up two wickets with consecutive balls.
Georgetown then got off to a bad start by losing I. Simpson and I. Benseman for only two runs. With Wayne Tinker making 19 and Brent Crawford 13, Georgetown only managed 57 for five wickets.
Other players were:
M.Ramsay, B. McKenzie, R. Malloch, G. Ramsay, H. Hammond, D. Donaldson, J. Healey, O. Ramsay, N. Race. E. Crawford, R. Dick, C. Calvert.
Invercargill's opening batsman were assertive with Bill Lindsay scoring 51 and Gren Alabaster 50 with the former hitting seven boundaries and the latter eight.
Jim Gill, was methodical in scoring just singles to keep the scoreboard ticking over.
Invercargill declared at 203 for eight wickets.
Ian Folster and Jim Stevenson had long spell at the wickets and returned three for 70 and three for 72.
Union struggled to put runs on the board and with Invercargill's John Bell taking two great catches things did not improve.
Doug Crombie was the only Invercargill batsman that had any credible score for 35, when he was run out. Steve Ellis did his bit also at 23 NO.
L. Williams, R. Anderson, B. McKechnie, K. Adams, K. Lindsay, B. Squire, S. Tubbs, J. Singleton, D. Crosbie, S. Ellis, B. Roberts, G. Bickley.
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