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“Gown” retains cricket title

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 4:40pm

The winning “Gown” cricket team with Chancellor John Ward and Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne (from left) Chris Morris, Professor Richard Blaikie, Tony Buchanan, David Cross, Adam Miles, Dan Prain, Jason Cushen, Jared Anglesey, Stephen Baughan, Professor Murry Rae, John Woodhouse, Simon Chu and Nick Bates.

The University has continued its unbeaten record on the cricket field – winning the second Town versus Gown cricket match at the artificial wicket near the University Oval on Monday.

A small but loyal group of spectators braved a cool autumn day to watch the University team take on the Dunedin City Council (DCC) team. Among the crowd were Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) Professor Helen Nicholson, Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull and DCC Chief Executive Officer Sue Bidrose.

"Town" batted first, scoring 71 for nine wickets; "Gown" chased easily, scoring 73 with just one wicket lost.

The University's excellent performace was thanks in part to the stand-out play of Campus Cop John Woodhouse, who took three wickets for five runs.

University team member Jason Cushen says it was an “enjoyable hour and a half, with the game played in good spirit.”

The game was held as a prelude to the international test match which begins in Dunedin today. The Black Caps will take on South Africa at the University Oval.

Some more photos from the game. Credit: Sharron Bennett: