Albion moves ahead as other teams suffer abandonments

Green Island 137 lost to Albion 141 for seven

Albion moved to the top of the senior declaration standings with a good win against Green Island at Sunnyvale on Saturday.

The Eagles stole a march on the rest of the field as well because the other two games were abandoned due to poor weather.

Former Otago all-rounder Sam Wells helped set up the three-wicket win with his second consecutive five-wicket bag in the format. He took five for 26 from 11.1 overs to go with the five for six he took the previous Saturday.

Josh Tasman-Jones also nibbled out two top-order players with his right-arm medium pacers.

Green Island had slumped to 13 for four but recovered somewhat through a decent partnership by Gregor Croudis (35) and Geordie Scott (62).

The home side clawed its way to 137 which proved a reasonably testing total in the end.

Wells, who did the job with the ball, added 36 to help steer his side closer to the target.

Tommy Clout made a telling contribution with 31 not out as well.

Legspinner Jack Mockford picked up three wickets for Green Island.

Kaikorai 155 and University-Grange 10 for none

Kaikorai had a weather-assisted escape at Bishopscourt.

The home team was bowled out for 155 and University-Grange was 10 without loss in reply when poor weather closed in and the game was called off.

Kaikorai crashed to 17 for three before Jeremy Smith (26) and Fergus Ellis (44) added some starch to the innings.

Dillon Wijesinghe (20) and Josh Bates (23) played helpful cameos.

Predesh Soobramoney, Usman Shah and Jacob Cumming took three wickets apiece.

University-Grange’s reply was cut short after four overs.

Carisbrook-Dunedin 226 for seven declared versus Taieri

Carisbrook-Dunedin had worked its way into a decent position against Taieri at Brooklands Park.

But the poor weather intervened before Taieri had a chance to reply and the match was called off.

Otago keeper Max Chu continued his improvement with the batting, blasting 86 off 102 balls before he was run out.

Anjas Bhogal was just as attacking with 99 from 109 balls.

They rescued Carisbrook from 37 for four with a terrific partnership of 184 for the fifth wicket.

Otago all-rounder Dale Phillips was the best of the Taieri bowlers with four for 28.


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