Wairau are the winners of the SBS Bank Senior Grade T20 competition following a dominant performance at Horton Park last Friday. Batting first the Celtic innings never got going in the face of a disciplined Wairau attack led by man of the match Chris Turkington (3-19) and backed up by a fine display from wicketkeeper Colin Wood. Hunter Ruffell and Harry Boyce took 2 wickets each while Nick Weaver’s 3 overs went for only 3 runs as Celtic were bowled out for 59. Despite a few wobbles with Greg Knowles taking 3-17, Wairau was relatively comfortable in reaching the target for a 5 wicket win.
The 2nd grade Div1 final was a closer affair with Celtic getting home by 3 wickets chasing UCVC’s 130. Tarin Mason top scored with 35 in the UCVC innings, Wayne Young taking 2-27. Tom Sloan (34) and Greg Knowles (42) got the Celtic reply off to a flying start before 2 late wickets to Tarin Mason (2-37) led to a tense finish with the Celtic lower order holding their nerve for the win.
Celtic also took out the 3rd grade T20 final thanks to a fine bowling performance led by Couper Robinson (4-11) and Ollie Kennedy (3-9) as the normally reliable Renwick batting failed on the big occasion, bowled out for only 39 and leading to an 8 wicket win.
Renwick Rugby Club will meet WCC Awatere in this Thursday’s 2nd grade Div2 final following the final round of games last week. The Rugby boys came out on top in the battle of the two Renwick sides with Daniel Jones (50), Josh Sim (31) and Ryan Holdaway (31) in the runs and Jayden Lister (2-3) miserly with the ball. For the Veterans Wade Cornelius took 3-18 while Tony Andrews top scored with 40.
There were plenty of stand out performances in the latest round of WK junior 4th grade games last Saturday including; Carter Eden (3-22), Dominic Alexander (6-14), Charlie Clark (36), Julian Englefield (3-15), Thomas Heagney (53), Louis Hickman (37), Kobi Kennedy (3-13), George Wilson (3-4), Fionn Heagney (4-3), Billy Hurren (3-10), George Grigg (3-0), Kyle Buckley (38), George Frampton (3-15) and Joseph Gilhooly (3-11).
Best wishes to the Marlborough Senior Rep team that travels to Palmerston North this weekend for the Central Districts Chapple Cup tournament. Featuring all 8 CD District Associations games are all 50 overs a side with Marlborough drawn to play Horowhenua-Kapiti in Friday’s opening game. The winner of that game progresses to the Chapple Cup semi-finals while the loser will contest semi-finals for the Cave Cup.