T20 final rained off

The Vincent T20 reached a climax on Saturday, well almost.

The final of the Koford Cup senior competition was rained out and will be played at a later date.

Blacks Hill had got through to 92 for nine when the rain came, leaving Queenstown Ballarat unable to chase the total.

Earlier,   the Blacks Hill side beat the table-topping Queenstown Wakatipu   by six wickets when  it posted 136 for four, chasing the 135 for four that the young Wakatipu side scored.

The promising Seth Mawhinney  was run out for 59. He was  supported by Lachie Marshall  (28). Tim McCormick bowled tidily, taking two for 12 off three.

Opener Barry White took the game away from  Wakatipu,  smashing 72 runs off 36 balls including  seven sixes and four fours.  Dave Lilley, batting at No5, added 22 to get the Omakau-based side across the line. Mawhinney took two for 35.

The other semifinal was a low-scoring affair. The Queenstown Ballarat side scored 87 for three to chase down the Cromwell total of 83 all out.

In the Jim Barrie Cup senior reserve final, the fancied Queenstown Zephyr side was beaten by the fourth-qualifying Albion team. The Zephyrs batted first and made 138 for nine, with Nikunj Vithalani making 62 and Jagtaran Dhillon 31. The Albion side made short work of the chase, finishing on 141 for two wickets. Blayne Weir top-scored with 49, Jonathon Homer made 46 and Lachie Weir added 24.  Earlier Albion had beaten Molyneux, and the Queenstown Zephyr side, 172 for seven, had accounted for Cromwell 144. In the play-off for fifth   in senior reserve, Dunstan High School scored 173 without loss to beat Albion Colts  95 for nine.

- Malcolm Jones

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