Top-order batsmen instrumental in two Queenstown results

Cromwell 121 for six lost to Wakatipu 126 for six


Wakatipu opener Jason McGirr smashed 52 from 36 balls to help his side beat Cromwell by four wickets in a T20 Scurr Cup match in Queenstown on Saturday.

Cromwell posted a below par 121 for six.

The opening pair of Sam Pimm (23 off 44) and Michael Dobbs (14 off 28) used up too many deliveries. But a rapid knock of 46 by Sukhdev Singh gave the visiting team a half-chance.

Bradley Jackson took three for 41 for Wakatipu and Fraser Wilson nabbed two for 22.

Wakatipu’s chase got off to a flyer.

Reece Collin crunched 20 from seven in a whirlwind cameo and Jeremy Morriss added 39 from 37.

But McGirr was the star, with nine boundaries in his fine knock.

Andrew Ritchie was the pick of the Cromwell bowlers with two for 23.

Queenstown 149 for two lost to Blackstone Hill 153 for two


Blackstone Hill top order batsman Tim McCormick bludgeoned an unbeaten 83 to guide his side to an eight-wicket win against Queenstown in the resort town on Saturday.

It was not much of a day for the bowlers, as the bat dominated the ball.

Queenstown rattled on 149 for two. Opening pair Seth Mawhinney (44) and Jordan Gibbons (64) put on an impressive 114 for the opening wicket.

But their departures robbed the innings of a little momentum. George Catto picked up both wickets and also clouted an undefeated 43 from 25 balls to help seal the win.

But McCormick’s innings was tremendous.

He whacked 10 fours and three sixes to steer his side to an eight-wicket victory with more than four overs to spare.

 

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