The 2013 Borton Cup has passed its medial stage with Union, Valley and Eastern picking up wins in round six as the teams enter the business end of the round robin phase.
Union maintained their 100 per cent record at Milner Park with an eight wicket win over Waitaki Boys’ High School.
WBHS were in search of redemption following their first loss of the campaign to Albion last weekend but coach Stephan Grobler said a lack of aggression with the bat cost the school boys.
“We batted first and didn’t get enough runs,” he said.
“There were some soft dismissals and better bowling from them.”
Valley produced a consistent performance for a nine wicket win over St Kevin’s College at Weston Park to put themselves in a commanding position on the points table. Skipper for the day Andrew Fisher praised his team’s display.
“It was a very tight performance,” he said.
“We bowled very well and batted patiently. It was generally a good all-round performance.
“The batting was sharp, and everybody chipped away bowling.”
Eastern prolonged Oamaru’s suffering with a 133 run win in Waikouaiti.
The home side batted first, totalling 235 for eight, then bowled the Choccos out for 102.
Eastern’s Jeff Grubb said his team seemed to have found some rhythm, with an impressive bowling and fielding display, and was now looking ahead to their round seven clash with WBHS.
By JAMES FORD