Blair, Wheeler star for Albion

Blackstone Hill 253 for seven lost to Albion 254 for three

Corey Blair blasted 93 not out to guide Albion to a seven-wicket win against Blackstone Hill in a Vincent Koford Cup 40-over match in Luggate on Saturday.

Blair clouted 10 fours and a six but the opener ran out of time to post a hundred.

His side overhauled Blackstone’s tally of 253 for seven with 10 balls to spare.

Ryan Wheeler played a big role in the exciting win. He clipped four sixes and five fours on his way to 71 from 68 deliveries.

Dave Reinds was the pick of the Blackstone bowlers with one for 35 from his allotment of eight overs.

Raj Singh top-scored for Blackstone with 57 from 41, while Hardick Patel (40), Cam Nicholson (43) and Charanjeet Singh (42) all made useful contributions.

The Blackstone wickets were spread around but Guy Rowley proved hard to get away and Scott Mitchell’s two for 50 was a good effort.

Cromwell 249 for seven beat Maniototo 143

Cromwell recorded a 106-run win against Maniototo in Ranfurly.

Sam Pimm (81) and Sukhdev Singh (70) put on 122 for the second wicket to help set up the big win.

Cromwell posted a formidable total of 249 for seven and Singh’s 70 came off just 42 balls. He whacked six sixes and three fours during his stint at the crease.

Sam Blakely bowled well for the home team. He took two for 34 and Tom Johnston was economical. Everyone else got hammered.

Having made a massive impact with the bat, Singh got to work with the ball. He took four for 19 to help roll Maniototo for 143.

The match between the two Queenstown-based teams was abandoned due to poor weather.

 

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