Rain stops play in Borton Cup round


The penultimate round of the Borton Cup’s round-robin fixtures was abandoned on Saturday due to poor weather.

Union hosted Albion at King George Park. The Mungas won the toss and elected to bowl.

The home side was all out for 259 with Duncan Drew (61) top-scoring. Jake Greenslade (43) and Sean Conlan (51) also performed well with the bat.

Jeremy Smith and Ricky Whyte took 3 for 48 off 10 and 3 for 64 off 10 respectively, while Ian Cooney posted figures of 2 for 38 off his four overs before the rain brought an end to proceedings.

Oamaru/ St Kevin’s was 220/8 against Waitaki Boys’ High School at Milner Park before the rain came in the 46th over.

Waitaki is in a good run of form, having taken a 189-run win over St Kevin’s in a Gillette Cup Cricket match last Thursday.

Oamaru’s Ben Cant (71) performed well and Regan George (58) was next best with the bat, while Waitaki skipper Nathan Smith was the pick of the bowlers, taking 2 for 15.

Eastern’s clash against Valley was called off earlier in the day due to heavy rain at Palmerston’s Mill Reserve.

Next weekend’s fixtures will see Albion entertain Oamaru/St Kevin’s at the Whitestone Contracting Stadium’s outer oval, Valley hosts Union at Weston Park and WBHS welcomes Eastern to Milner Park.

By James Ford

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