Eastern, Valley and Union take round four spoils

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Round four of the Borton Cup saw Eastern take their first win whilst Union and Valley also picked up victories.

Albion fell to Valley in an 8 wicket defeat.

It was the Mungas first loss of the campaign in a disappointing display, skipper Peter Cartwright said the total of 46 was the lowest for sometime and insisted batting must improve if they are to return to winning way against Waitaki Boys’ High School in round five.

“We were pretty poor, I think it’s our second lowest total (46) in a couple of hundred games,” he said.

“It was a combination of some good bowling and bad batting, we’ll certainly have to do better (against WBHS) than this week.”

Eastern have notched their first Borton Cup win in their maiden fixture in Oamaru at the expense of St Kevin’s College, who chose to bat first. The surface did not prove a problem in the nine wicket win, with a fine bowling display putting the homeside to the sword.

Union downed Oamaru by 4 wickets at King George Park, chasing 165 for victory on what was a uneven bouncing grass wicket and thick outfield early on. The Blues retained the Payne Tempero Cup in their ninth defence since November 2011, giving Eastern will have their first ever challenge at KGP next weekend.

 

BY JAMES FORD