The Wild Buck Twenty20 competition will take to Centennial Park tomorrow as Valley, Albion and Union looked to prise the title away from defending champions Oamaru.
The Choccos landed the competition for the second time since its inception last January with the victory was a fitting way to begin the club’s 150th year.
Matt Murphy’s side toppled Valley in their semifinal tie by six wickets before downing Albion by one wicket in a tightly contested final in which James Backhouse scored the winning runs off the third to last ball of the innings.
Valley defeated Union in the playoff for third place, Union batted first and posted 123/3 with Duncan Drew(45), Glynn Cameron(29) and Jason Todd(22 not out) the best of the Blues’ batsmen.
Valley replied with 124 for nine with Mark Broughton(40 not out) and Hayden Tisdall(29) in fine form with the bat for a one wicket victory.
Team captains will meet at 12pm at Centennial for the draw of fixtures.