The Dick Hunt Holiday competition has taken club precedence over the Borton Cup Christmas lay-off and round three did not disappoint.
Union took on Eastern at Mill Reserve while Valley played host to Albion in Weston.
Union lost two early wickets (2/7) before Thomas Shields and Jake Greenslade put on 52 for the third wicket but he Blues were all out for 140 in the 50th over. Shields made 23 and Greenslade 27. Bowling for Eastern Matt McLelland got 3-18 from9.3, with Cameron Grubb 3-21 from 10 and Richard Snell 2-44.
Eastern were 67/2 in their chase and cruising to victory before a major collapse turned the match.
With youngster Bob Martin batting at 11, James Dempster then tried to play a lone hand in an attempt to push Eastern to victory but was bowled out by Dan Conlan for 31 with the total on 125.
Albion proved too strong for Valley in their 50 run win. The Mungas notched 130 runs whilst the home side could only muster 80.
The Dick Hunt Holiday competition will now be on hold over the Christmas break until January 18 with the Wild Buck Twenty/20 knockout competition being played on January 11.
The Dick Hunt Holiday Competition results.
05-Oct, Round one
Albion vs Union, Albion by 4 runs.
Oamaru vs Valley, Oamaru by 7 wickets.
Eastern – Bye
07-Dec, Round two
Eastern vs Albion, Eastern by 8 wickets.
Oamaru vs Union, Oamaru by 90 runs.
Valley – bye
Pick up tomorrow’s edition of the Oamaru Mail for a report of North Otago’s Hawke Cup clash with Mid Canterbury.
By JAMES FORD