Teams set for week three

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Week three of the Oamaru Liquorland Borton Cup will see Eastern take on Albion in Palmerston, Waitaki Boys’ High School entertain Valley and Oamaru/St Kevin’s welcome Union.

Valley, Union and Albion took wins last weekend.

The Mungas dealt Waitaki Boys’ a five wicket defeat.

The school boys went in to bat first with Jake Greenslade top scoring on 33, while Cameron McClea offered up 32 and Llewellyn Johnson notched 17 not out as Waitaki totalled 108.

Jeremy Smith was in fine form for the Mungas, taking 4/23, while Ammer Mirza also stood out with 3/16.

Albion achieved 110 for 5 in the 24th over, with Gary Mahuika posting 64 not out.

Union took a narrow two wicket win over Eastern in Waikouaiti.

The home side batted first, with Michael Dodd recording 40, while Cameron Grubb and James Dempster hit 30.

Union bowlers Paul Johnston claimed 3/30 and Duncan Drew 2/32.

Union chased down Eastern’s 178 in the 49th over through fine shifts from Duncan Drew (64) and Thomas Shields (37).

Cameron and Andrew Grubb were Eastern’s best bowlers, with 4/35 and 3/27 respectively.

The Payne Tempero Cup remained with Valley, following a fine individual display from South African Francios Mostert, as he led the side to a 12 run win over Oamaru/St Kevin’s in Weston.

Mostert produced a fine spell of fast bowling to capture seven wickets for just 13 runs and give Valley a perfect start to the Borton Cup season, while condemning Oamaru/St Kevin’s to another loss.

Valley were sent into bat and struggled throughout.

The home team managed to post to 101, thanks to 27 extras from the joint venture side, as well as 18 from Andrew Harding and Tom Squire.

The standout bowlers for Oamaru/St Kevin’s were Brayden Lindsay who claimed 3/15, Regan George who took 3/12 and captain Matt Murphy with 2/33

Oamaru/St Kevin’s then set about scoring the 102 required to claim the Payne Tempero Cup, but Mostert dismissed Ben Cant with a fine delivery, before sending Regan George back next.

All fixtures will begin at 12.30.

By JAMES FORD

PHOTO: JAMES FORD – Cameron McClea posted 32 runs in his last outing against Albion.