Scurr Cup finalists agree to share glory

The two teams could not be separated in the final of the Scurr Cup in Central Otago on Saturday.

Blackstone Hill and Queenstown made it through to the final after wins earlier in the day.

Blackstone Hill tallied 186 for six wickets off its 20 overs.

George Catto scored 79 off 49 balls, 58 of those runs coming in boundaries as he hit five big sixes.

Barry White joined in the fun, hitting 53 off 39 balls, 36 of them in boundaries.

Hardik Patel chimed in with 36.

Queenstown equalled the Blackstone Hill score but could not get the winning extra run.

Fraser Wilson led the chase with a nice half-century but could not get over the line.

A super over was supposed to be played but captains Wilson and Tim McCormick conferred and decided to share the cup.

Earlier in the day, the two Queenstown sides had a win and a loss in Central Otago twenty20 club matches.

The Blacks Hill side beat Queenstown by six wickets thanks to a tremendous effort from Tim McCormick. Queenstown batted first and made just 87 in 14 overs as McCormick picked up a five-wicket bag.

He took three wickets in one over as he went right through the middle of the innings of the visiting side. Matt Nevill and Angus Dykes also took a couple of wickets each.

When it was the turn of Blacks Hill to bat, McCormick hit 66 runs off 34 balls, including four sixes and nine fours, and led his side to victory, the win coming halfway through the 14th over.

The other Queenstown side took on Cromwell at home.

Sukhdev Singh scored 54 from 39 balls and was the main contributor for Cromwell as it made 125 for seven wickets.

Queenstown made 126 for five wickets, with Kyle Paterson scoring 44, as it won with seven balls to spare.

 - Valley made it four from five when it defeated Oamaru, last season’s winner, in the Dick Hunt twenty20 final at Whitestone Stadium on Friday night. Oamaru captain Robbie Breen won the toss and put Valley in to bat on a greenish track but Valley made light of the challenge and, inspired by a hard-hit 64 from captain Lachie Kingan, made 182 for five in its 20 overs.

Ollie Kinzett (28), Simon Burnett (34) and all-rounder Cameron Grubb (25) provided support. Stephan Grobler, who took three for 34, and Nick Johnston, two for 32, were the most successful Oamaru bowlers.

Oamaru never built any momentum with the bat and was dismissed for 114. Isaac Clunie was the pick of the batsmen, as Oamaru’s innings closed at 114 for nine after the 20 overs. Cameron Grubb took two for 20 and Eli Ewing, three for 10.


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