Cricket final looms large


Fernhill/Sunshine Bay finished top qualifier in the Mountain Scene Twenty/20 cricket league following a one-run win over Jack’s Point. 

In a top-of-the-table clash last Saturday, studded with dropped catches, Jack’s Point needed two runs off the last ball to overhaul FSB’s 140. 

However Jack’s Point – who were just two wickets down – failed to score a run and couldn’t convince the umpire to call a wide. 

FSB’s total had been dominated by a fine 86 from Jarred Andrew. 

FSB play Kelvin Heights in one semi-final this Sunday and Jack’s Point play Arrowtown in the other semi. 

Kelvin Heights upset Arrowtown, who’d also been competition co-leaders, in their clash last Friday. 

Kelvin Heights won by 28 runs – and claimed the Ian Paterson Challenge Cup – on the back of 73 runs from opener Rob von Elling and fine bowling by Logan Clinch and Simon Tyrrel.

In other final round-robin games last weekend, Lake Hayes Estate beat Central Queenstown, running down their 125 off the last ball. 

Wakatipu had their first win of the tournament, beating Frankton. 

LHE will take on Frankton this weekend in a playoff between the fifth- and sixth-placed teams. 

The final will also be played on Sunday, at 2.30pm.