Oamaru SKC take Borton Cup
By Terry O'Neill on Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Oamaru-SKC 288 ( A. Abraham 110, J. Bartlett 43, N. Johnston 35, C. Smith 34, F. Mostert 4-44, B. Martin 2-24 )
WBHS 145 ( S. Kitto 62, B. Mavor 22, M. James 15, C. Smith 3-28, R. Breen 3-42 )
Oamaru-SKC by 143 runs
Scorecard for the match


Oamaru/St Kevins College won the Borton Cup defeating Waitaki Boys First X1 by 143 runs in the final at Centennial Park Oval on Saturday.

Oamaru won the toss and elected to bat but opener Reece Curle was dismissed by the last ball of the first over by Francis Mostert but Ash Abraham and Nick Johnston righted the ship adding over one hundred runs for the second wicket before Johnston fell to Mostert leg before for thirty five. Craig Smith joined Abraham and added thirty four runs before he fell with the total at 181 with Abraham in full flight. Big hitting James Ferris joined Abraham but the pair added only two runs before Ferris was caught at long on on the boundary by Scott Kitto, the total at 183 for four.Abraham carried his side past the two hundred mark bringing up his century in 111 balls in 151 minutes before he was finally dismissed for 112 when bowled by Mostert. Jordan Bartlett(43) kept up the momentum despite losing Matt Murphy and Ben Coleman and his journey back came with the total at 278.Mostert with four for forty four and Blake Martin, two for 24 were the most successful Waitaki Boys bowlers.

Chasing 289 runs to win the trophy it had last held in 2016, Waitaki Boys lost opener Ollie Kinzett on thirteen and Mostert on thirty two.Wickets fell steadily. Mason James for fifteen but Glen McLay and Sam Senior both fell without adding to the total. Blake Martin went for three and Toby Johnson for eleven before Scott Kitto came in at eight.Kitto took the long handle to the opposition bowlers with a rapid fire sixty two before he was run out by a briiliant piece of fielding from Craig Smith. Jacob Davies went cheaply but Ben Mavor hit out confidently for twenty two before the tenth wicket fell at 145.Smith and spinner Robbie Breen finished with three for 28 and three for 42 respectively.

In the senior reserve final played on adjoining ground Glenavy defeated Union.


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