Oamaru to play Union in Borton Cup Final
Oamaru will play top qualifier Union in the Borton Cup cricket final next Saturday after Oamaru beat Albion by five wickets in the semi final on Saturday. Albion won the toss and decided to bat first in the 45 over match. It found runs had to get against the pace of David Sewell whose three for five off his first five overs had Albion reeling at 38 for three after just nine overs. Albion never really recovered from the Sewell onslaught and wickets fell regularly,72 for four after 15 overs, 99 fo more..
St Kevin's cause upset
St Kevin's College scored an upset eight wicket win over Union in the final round of Borton Cup qualifying play but it was to no avail as Union had already qualified for the final on points. Oamaru beat a tenacious Valley side by 61 runs with its place in the semi finals already confirmed for next weekend and its semi final opponents, Albion beat Waitaki Boys High School by six wickets at Milner Park. more..
Oamaru Slip as Semi-Final Race Heats Up
Union confirmed its place as top qualifier in Borton Cup cricket with five wicket win over Waitaki Boys High School and will go automatically into the final on 4 April. Albion by virtue of a three wicket win over Valley at Weston drew level with second placed Oamaru which was beaten by St Kevin's College by 63 runs in the penultimate qualifying round on Saturday. more..
Union Qualify For Final
Union maintained a 20 point lead in Borton Cup cricket when it struggled to a four wicket win over Valley at Weston. Third placed Albion moved to within 10 points of second placed Oamaru with a 37 run win over Oamaru while Waitaki Boys High School gave itself a chance of making the semi finals when it beat St Kevin's College by 70 runs at Milner Park. All three games were affected by slow, grassy outfields and soft green top pitches. Oamaru asked Albion to bat first at Whitestone stadium and r more..
Club Cricket Cancelled
All club cricket was cancelled in the weekend due to heavy rain. more..
Union Remain on Top
Union maintained its ten point lead after the eighth round of Borton cup cricket with an eight wicket win over St Kevin's College. Waitaki Boys High School upset Albion with a two wicket win while Oamaru retained second place with a six wicket win over Valley. more..
Union maintain lead
Union maintained a ten point lead in Borton Cup cricket after the seventh round on Saturday with a 50 run win over Waitaki Boys High School. Oamaru retained its second place with a two wicket win over St Kevin's College in a high scoring game while Albion remains in third place with a 44 run win over Valley at Weston. more..
Oamaru Dick Hunt Champions
The weather played a major role in the Dick Hunt trophy final played at Whitestone stadium on Saturday between top qualifiers Oamaru and Union. Union won the toss and put Oamaru in to bat, a decision which appeared to bear fruit with the Union bowlers dominating having Oamaru 32 for three after 11 overs. Only Anthony Sewell showed any stickability batting more..
Both Finalists Beaten In Final Round of Dick Hunt
Although both Union and Oamaru were beaten in the final round of Dick Hunt trophy cricket on Saturday, both will meet in the final next weekend. Albion beat Oamaru by 140 runs but Albion was still 15 points behind Oamaru at the end of the day. Valley beat Union by 137 more..
Oamaru Qualify For Dick Hunt Final
Oamaru's Khalil and Valley's Robbie Smith dominated the seventh round of Dick Hunt trophy cricket with fine individual performances with both bat and ball to qualify for the Dick Hunt Final on Saturday week. Khalil guided Oamaru more..
Albion make it three from four Tui Twenty/20 Competitions
Albion won the Tui 20/20 tournament played at Whitestone Contracting stadium on Saturday with a six wicket win over Union in the final. In the playoff for third and fourth, Oamaru beat Valley by 42 runs. In the semi finals Union beat Valley by 28 runs. Batting first Union made 106 before the tenth wicket fell in the 20th over. more..
Simpson Scores 143
A magnificent 143 from wicketkeeper batsman Scott Simpson carried Oamaru to a 125 run win over Albion in Dick Hunt trophy cricket on Saturday. Union continued on its winning way with a 28 run win over Valley at Weston. Oamaru won the toss and elected to bat on the all weather pitch at St Kevin's College. Although Oamaru lost opener Josh Gutsell for six Simpson and Alex Baddock put Oamaru back on track and after 21 overs Oamaru was 109 for four. Oamaru added 31 runs from the more..
Butler Scores 115 as North Otago take first innings honours
North Otago beat Southland on the first innings in a Hawke Cup elimination match played at Queens Park over the weekend. Southland won the toss on Saturday and elected to bat, albeit in rather pedestrian fashion, to be 90 for four at lunch. Southland accelerated in the second session to be 227 for four at tea before slumping to be all out for 281 midway through the final session of the first day. more..
Valley, Union have easy wins in Dick Hunt Action
Union and Valley scored wins in the dick Hunt trophy competition played over the holiday period. Valley beat Albion by eight wickets at Weston while Union downed Oamaru by seven wickets. Albion won the toss and decided to bat first against Valley but the side could face only 19 of its 45 overs before it was dismissed for a meagre 59.The Valley bowlers had a field day. Simon Robins continued his fine form taking three for five off four overs while Hamish McKenzie took three for 14 off his five more..
Union Stay on Top
Union stayed at the top of the Borton Cup competition with a 98 run win over Valley at Weston on Saturday as the first half of the competition concluded. Waitaki Boys avenged its early season defeat by St Kevin's College with a one wicket win at the College top ground while Oamaru moved into second place with a five wicket win over Albion. Union won the toss and decided to bat first against Valley. Openers James Cutt(65) and Duncan Drew(65) featured in an opening stand of 149 more..
Union Stays On Top
Union stayed at the top of the Borton Cup competition with a 98 run win over Valley at Weston on Saturday as the first half of the competition concluded. Waitaki Boys avenged its early season defeat by St Kevin's College with a one wicket win at the College top ground while Oamaru moved into second place with a five wicket win over Albion. more..
Top of the Table Union lose to Albion
Albion handed unbeaten Union its first Borton Cup defeat of the season when in the fifth round it scored a convincing 63 run victory at King George Park. Union won the toss and put Albion in to bat and the visitors scored brightly to be 51 for one after ten overs with opener Jon Sinclair out for 23.Albion lost Peter Cartwright soon after but Brad Kernahan(56) more..
Union Remain Undefeated
By Terry O'Neill of the Otago Daily Times Union maintained its Borton Cup lead and retained the Payne/Tempero trophy when it beat Oamaru at King George Park on Saturday by five wickets. St Kevin's College moved into second place with a 23 run win over Albion in a game that produced 535 runs while Waitaki Boys High School registered its first win of the season with a seven wicket win over Valley. Oamaru won the toss and decided to bat first against Union. Oamaru started brightly and a more..
Union Led Borton Cup
Union remains the only unbeaten side in Borton Cup cricket after the playing of the third round on Saturday. Union beat St Kevin's College the only other unbeaten team going into the round by five wickets. Albion beat Waitaki Boys High School by four wickets at Milner Park while Oamaru beat Valley by 143 runs. Union won the toss and put St Kevin's in to bat and St Kevin's openers Simon Butler(36) and Ben Cant(30) featured in an opening stand of 63. more..
St Kevin bowlers spark upset win
St Kevin College showed they have what it takes to contend for the Borton Cup this season after upsetting defending champions Oamaru on Saturday. The St Kevin's bowling attack caused chaos for the Chocco's top order on a difficult first-up batting wicket. more..
St Kevin's win schools clash against WBHS
Union, St Kevin's College and Oamaru had wins in the first round of Borton Cup cricket on Saturday. Union beat Valley by ten wickets at King George Park, St Kevin's beat Waitaki Boys by 58 runs, while Oamaru beat Albion by 69 runs at Whitestone Stadium. Bating first with only 10 players, Valley was dismissed in more..
Oamaru Inflicts Huge Defeat Over Valley
Oamaru scored a massive 136-run win over Valley in the third round of the 20/20 cricket played on Saturday.Oamaru won the toss and elected to bat first and in its 20 overs accumulated 220 runs for the loss of six wickets. more..
Oamaru leads Dick Hunt
Oamaru won its first two rounds in the twenty/20 cricket competition being played over two weekends in Oamaru. It beat Union in the first round by 33 runs on Saturday. Batting first, Oamaru made 126 for six in its 20 overs. Jody more..
Changes for New Season
In a move to help out the schools the first two weekends of cricket will see six twenty/20 matches played between the four club teams in the senior grade. With the school term starting in mid October, schools have struggled to provide teams for the first two rounds of club cricket, NOCA decided more..
Oamaru Borton Cup Champions
In a thrilling finish, Oamaru's Khalil ur-Rehman hit the winning runs with three balls remaining in the innings to give Oamaru the Borton Cup for the 2007/08 season, defeating Valley by two wickets. more..