Finnie’s 185 by itself enough to win match

Josh Finnie
Josh Finnie
CDK 326/8dec beat Green Island 178

Carisbrook-Dunedin/Kaikorai all-rounder Josh Finnie clobbered 12 sixes and 20 fours in an extraordinary innings to help his side post a large win against Green Island at Bishopscourt on Saturday.

The Otago contracted player whacked 185 from 123 deliveries to guide his side to a formidable 326 for eight declared.

Those quick at maths you will have already worked out 152 of those runs came in sixes and fours.

He probably barely broke a sweat with the odd single he actually had to run.

There were other contributions. Vinay Chandrappa added an undefeated 40 and Richard Sillars chipped in with 29.

Fergus Ellis (27) shared in 144-run stand with Finnie.

Seamer Ryan Whelan stuck to the task for Green Island and was rewarded with four for 77, while opener Gregor Croudis did his best to keep his side in the chase with a fine knock of 93 from 104 balls.

He lacked meaningful support, though. Just two other batsman reached double figures.

Finnie picked up three wickets to complete a good day, and Kurt Johnston took four for 59 to help dismissed Green Island for 178 and win the game by 148 runs.

North East Valley 141 lost to Albion 142 for three

Albion opening bowlers Angus McKenzie and Tommy Clout bagged four wickets apiece to help set up a seven-wicket win against North East Valley.

McKenzie nabbed four for 32 and Clout four for 37 at Tonga Park.

Hunter Kindley top-scored for North East Valley. He made a patient knock of 66 from 118 deliveries.

With a bit more support his side would have been able to post more than a modest tally of 141.

Josh Tasman-Jones (36) and Max O’Dowd (42) put on 67 for the first wicket.

The chase was a formality thereafter. Jesse Simpson saw the job through with 36 not out to secure a comfortable victory.

Albion has two wins from two games in the declaration tournament and leads the competition standings.

Taieri 193/8 beat University-Grange 92

Fringe Otago left arm spinner Ben Lockrose took five for 12 to help bowl Taieri to a comfortable 101-run win against University-Grange at Brooklands Park.

He had some quality help at the top. Regan Flaws (two for 12) and Nathan McNicol (two for 23) accounted for the majority of the top order and Lockrose ripped out the rest.

He took the final five wickets to fall in a wonderful 7.2 over spell.

University-Grange was all out for 92 in the 29th over. Seb Kyle top-scored with 16 in a dismal scorecard.

Earlier, Taieri posted 193 for eight. Cameron Jackson (37) and Flaws (39) made solid contributions but Dwayne Weir anchored the innings with an undefeated knock of 60 from 124 deliveries.


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