Union takes two more wins

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Union’s 100 percent record remained intact with two wins on Saturday in the Dick Hunt Holiday Competition.

The holders toppled Oamaru in their opening fixture with three balls to spare in the last over.

The Choccos batted first, notching 146 for 6 in 20 overs.

Ben Cant posted 25 before being dismissed in the 12th over while James Mallinson recorded 37 and Regan George managed 46.

Glynn Cameron mustered 46 for Union, stalwart Duncan Drew tallied 26 and skipper Jeremiah Shields recorded 36 not out.

George also bowled well, taking 2 for 28 off 4.

Albion downed Eastern in the day’s other round one tie.

The Mungas batted first and posted 171 for 4 with Jeremy Smith enjoying a good day with the bat, hitting 51 while captain Peter Cartwright recorded 24 and Matt Day produced 29.

Bowling for Eastern, Daniel Oldham took 2 for 24 and Brad Williams 2 for 43.

Eastern were all out for 104 for 9, Andrew Grub put on 20 and Dylan Thomas totalled 22 not out.

Union continued their unbeaten run in round two against Eastern with an 8 wicket in the 16th over.

Eastern were 109 for 5 with Brad Williams posting 58 not out while Brad Fleming bowled 2 for 5 off 4 for Union.

Sean Conlan top scored for the Blues with 66 not out and Dylan Edwards totalled 21.

Next Saturday will see Oamaru take on Eastern in round one while Albion lock horns with Valley. In round two Valley will face Eastern and Oamaru will look to end Union’s unbeaten record.

By JAMES FORD