Three big wins in weekend’s action

Blackstone Hill 188 for four beat Cromwell 93 for nine

Blackstone Hill thumped Cromwell by 95 runs in a Koford Cup match at Poolburn on Saturday.

The home side posted 188 for four thanks to a solid effort by the top order.

Opener Hardik Patel clouted 39 from 44, while George Catto (47) and Andy Singh (57) put on 92 for the third wicket.

Ross Anderson did his part for Cromwell. He produced a tight spell, taking one for 17 from seven overs.

Cromwell’s chase staggered early, with Michael Dobbs (5) and Abhishek Kumar (8) missing out.

Mandeep Dhaliwal gave it a red hot crack with 38 from 53. But the tail capitulated. Will Stewart took four wickets for three runs from nine balls to wrap up the innings.

Maniototo 259 for nine beat Queenstown 170

Dean McAuley smashed 127 and Ryan Becker took six for 40 to help Maniototo post a 89-run win against Queenstown at Oturehua.

The pair may have had to share the man-of-the-match award for that effort.

McAuley’s fine knock included four sixes and 16 fours. It was quite some display of hitting, and he got his side through to a formidable total of 259 for nine from 40 overs.

Queenstown used eight bowlers but Adam Hubber was the pick of them with one for 34 from eight.

Queenstown’s chase got off to a decent start. Jason McGirr (41) and Tim Sutherland (17) put on 49 for the opening wicket. Gihan Fernandez added 35 and Regan McIntyre made 23 not out.

But Becker was too good. He accounted for five of the top six players.

Wakatipu 43 lost to Albion 44 for none

Albion banked a 10-wicket win and an early finish at the Queenstown Events Centre.

Wakatipu folded into a heap and continued to collapse inwards until the team was all out for 43. The pain lasted 21.3 overs. Only two players managed to reach double figures.

The spoils were shared, but Seb Arratia’s three for 11 from eight overs was a top spell which included three maidens.

The chase was all over in 10.2 overs and the total overhauled with all 10 wickets intact.


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