Koi extends lead in club cricket comp


IN round seven of the Southland ILT Cricket Premier League, Waikoikoi stretched its lead in the competition thanks to a win against Metropolitan and more rain forcing the other two games to be abandoned.

Waikoikoi kept its unbeaten record intact when it won by 69 runs against Metropolitan.

Waikoikoi had the first turn at bat and was bowled out for 174 in the 40th over.

Hamish Cooke was cruising when he was stumped on 57.

Opener Jack Hilton scored 34 runs, while Liam McFaul was the other significant contributor with 31.

Jason Osborne took two cheap wickets, and then top scored for the visitors with 37.

Andrew Armour (27) and Matt Baker (20) were the only other double figure scorers as Metro was dismissed for 108 in the 31st over.

Waikoikoi bowler Kurt Thompson took four wickets for 25 runs from his six overs.

Southland Boys’ High School batted first in its match against Marist and was on 75 for four when patience ran out with the weather.

Meanwhile, the Appleby and Old Boys’ game never got started.

Rain had been the major factor in the 50-over competition to date; Old Boys’ abandoned game was its fifth this season.

Defending champions Marist was also still looking for its first win of the season.

Appleby’s B team was also beaten on Saturday in the division one competition.

Wyndale racked up 207-9 from its 40 overs and then dismissed Appleby B for 111.

Wyndale’s Josh Bucknell top-scored with 56 runs from 48 balls, Nathan Sutton made 46 runs while Noah Sutton was unbeaten on 22.Sneakers StoreNike Air Force 1 High