Southland cricketer claims international wickets
Teenage Southland leg-spinner Jack Mockford has claimed his first two international wickets.
Mockford (Southland Boys' High School) was part of a Governor General's Youth XI which took on a Willows XI at the historic Willows Club in Christchurch on Sunday.
The Willows side included New Zealand World Cup star Grant Elliott and recent internationals James and Hamish Marshall, along with the likes of Shayne O'Connor, Evan Gray, Ervin McSweeney and the great Ewen Chatfield.
Former All Black halfback Andy Ellis was also a member of the team.
A member of Southland's successful Hawke Cup team, Mockford was joined in the Youth XI by fellow Southlander Ben Lockrose, a New Zealand under 18 left arm spinner who is currently playing for Otago Boys' High School.
Mockford claimed the wickets of James Marshall and Ervin McSweeney and scored 10 runs with the bat as the Youth XI secured a win over their senior opposition.