Union take holiday comp final

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Union have won the Dick Hunt Holiday competition for the second successive year, after toppling Albion at the Whitestone Contracting Stadium on Saturday.

The Mungas were all out for 130 in the 31st over, with the holders chasing them down in the 33rd.

Matt Lilley gave the Albion top order a torrid time in an effective Blues bowling attack, while Paul Johnson and Thomas Shields’ partnership of 64 put Union in good stead.

Johnston said he was happy with the win over the old enemy but is now looking ahead to the return of the Borton Cup on Saturday.

“It was pretty good. We’re missing some players with the rep stuff that’s on, but so were they,” he said.

“Matt Lilley bowled really well at the beginning. It’s always good to beat Albion. We’ve had some good tussles over the years.

“It’s sort of starting again. The rep guys will be back and we’ll all get back in to it.”

Albion stalwart Steve Halliwell said a lack of strong partnerships proved costly for his side but praised the performance of Johnson and Shields.

Both sides will next be in action in round eight of the Borton Cup.

Borton Cup fixtures, Saturday, Round eight:

Albion vs Oamaru WCS Outer Oval

Valley vs Union Weston Park 1

WBHS vs St Kevin’s Milner Park 1

Eastern vs Bye

By JAMES FORD

PHOTO: Brad Kernahan (54) in action for Albion during Saturday’s Dick Hunt Holiday Competition final – JAMES FORD