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10 December 2017

CBHS claim National Schools Cricket Title

The Christchurch Boys' High School first XI clinched the national secondary schools cricket final with a 50-run win over hosts Palmerston North Boys' High School on the final day of the tournament.

Unbeaten Christchurch have won the title twice in a row and five out of the past six years.

Against Palmerston North at Fitzherbert Park on Thursday, Christchurch batted first and scored 261-8. 

Ben Hartland, who scored a century on Thursday, scored 91 and Louie Chapman scored 81.

Jack Harris took 3-58 opening the bowling for Palmerston North and spinner Ben O'Connor grabbed 3-56.

Palmerston North were then bowled out for 211 in 47.1 overs


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