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Dunedin Test poised for intriguing final day

first_img(REUTERS)-Dean Elgar failed to join a select group of South Africa batsman while New Zealand took three late wickets to leave the first Test at University Oval delicately poised at the end of the fourth day on Saturday.South Africa were 224 for six at the close of play in a chilly Dunedin with a lead of 191 runs entering the final day on a pitch that is turning but offering little assistance for the pace bowlers and is proving difficult to score from.Captain Faf du Plessis was on 56 at the close of play, with Vernon Philander on one after New Zealand had taken three wickets after tea, including Elgar, who was dropped twice and overturned a caught behind decision during his innings.The 29-year-old had been seeking to become the sixth South Africa batsman to score a century in both innings of a test but fell short when he was caught by Kane Williamson for 89 from offspinner Jeetan Patel. He scored 140 in the first innings.Temba Bavuma was then bowled by Mitchell Santner for six and Quinton de Kock also bowled by Patel for four in gloomy conditions, with players leaving the field with nine overs remaining.South Africa had begun the day with a five-run lead and nine wickets in hand and with rain forecast for the final day on Sunday, the hosts needed to make the most of their opportunities to try to dismiss the visitors cheaply.New Zealand, however, only had themselves to blame for not being in a better position having dropped Elgar twice and JP Duminy once.The hosts were also further hampered with opening bowler Trent Boult trudging off the field from midway through the middle session with a groin strain.It is also debatable whether batsman Ross Taylor would bat in the second innings after he suffered a torn calf muscle in the first.South Africa lost just two wickets in the first two sessions when Duminy was trapped in front by Neil Wagner for 39 after lunch, while Hashim Amla was dismissed for 24 early in a disrupted first session.Play had been due to begin 10 minutes earlier than the scheduled start of 1100 (2200 GMT) after a fire alarm in the main stand forced the evacuation of the entire venue and held up play for about 30 minutes on Friday. SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 308 (D. Elgar 140, T. Bavuma 64, F. du Plessis 52; T. Boult 4-64)New Zealand 1st innings 341 (K. Williamson 130, J. Raval 52, B. Watling 50; K. Maharaj 5-94)South Africa 2nd innings (Overnight: 38-1)S. Cook c Watling b Boult 0D. Elgar c Williamson b Patel 89H. Amla c sub b Wagner 24J. Duminy lbw b Wagner 39F. du Plessis not out 56T. Bavuma b Santner 6Q. de Kock b Patel 4V. Philander not out 1Extras (b-1 lb-3 w-1) 5Total (for 6 wickets, 102 overs) 224Fall of wickets: 1-0 S. Cook,2-39 H. Amla,3-113 J. Duminy,4-193 D. Elgar,5-206 T. Bavuma,6-218 Q. de KockTo bat: K. Maharaj, M. Morkel, K. RabadaBowling: T. Boult 15 – 4 – 34 – 1, N. Wagner 27 – 7 – 57 – 2(w-1)M. Santner 19 – 6 – 37 – 1,J. Patel 36 – 15 – 72 – 2J. Neesham 5 – 0 – 20 – 0.last_img read more

WHS volleyball girls finish 2nd at Chaparral Tournament; tennis team places third.

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School variety volleyball girls took second place at the Chaparral Tournament, Saturday.Along with this three Wellington girls were named all-tournament team while competing at Chaparral.Siarah Walker, sophomore; Micah Rogers, senior; and Erin Goodrum, freshman, were all selected to all-tournament team.  “This is a huge recognition,” said Cherity Elder, Wellington head volleyball coach. “The girls went 3-2 on the day losing the championship game to Clearwater. They did a great job all day long and battled through with some ups and downs.”Elder said going into the tournament, Wellington was beginning a new rotation since sophomore McKenna Oathout was out with a concussion.  “Erin Goodrum did a phenomenal job taking her place as starting setter,” Elder said. “In fact, she did such a good job that she was selected to the all tournament team. The girls did an excellent job making the changes and adjusting quickly that they were able to defeat Medicine Lodge and Chaparral early on in the day.”Wellington struggled against Conway Springs to end pool play with the Cardinals winning in three games.“We struggled passing in the beginning, and when I finally thought we had it together during the Conway game we incorporated different errors with serving and hitting,” Elder said.The Crusaders finished Wichita Independent off in the semi finals and finally faced Clearwater in the championship.  The second game they battled extremely well, but came up short of 1st place.  On the day, Micah Rogers finished with 11 kills, Siarah Walker finished with 26 kills, and Erin Goodrum finished with 55 assists.“I’m extremely proud of the girls and the way they adjusted, played, and finished out the tournament,” Elder said. “It’s so nice to have a group of competitive girls that make it their goal to finish off teams and win!  The girls got hardware to take home in the form of a medal which they were extremely proud to have.”Wellington is now 9-8 on the season. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Also…WHS “C” Team won their Wellington tournament by beating both Clearwater and Rose Hill.•••••Wellington tennis: The Wellington varsity girls tennis team traveled to Kingman. The Crusaders finished third.Team results are as follows: Conway Springs 36, Wichita Trinity 32, Wellington 28, Chaparral 16, South Barber 14, Kingman 6 and Haven 3. Wellington individual results are as follows: No. 1 Doubles Peyton Adams & Kelsey Whaley, 4-0, 1st Place.No. 2 Doubles Madison Adams & Maggie Fink, 3-1, 2nd Place.No. 2 Singles Kaitlyn Utt, 4th Place.No. 1 Singles Auni Williams, 5th Place.center_img WHS vs. Medicine Lodge25-1225-16WHS vs. Chaparral25-2125-13WHS vs. Conway Springs25-1922-2515-25WHS vs. Independent25-1725-21WHS vs. Clearwater16-2518-25last_img read more