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It’s off to the walk of shame – and Fernhill/Sunshine Bay batsman Darren McCullough (right) knows it.

McCullough is pictured after being bowled first ball by Central Queens­town’s Brad Patterson in a Mountain Scene Twenty/20 Cricket League at the Events Centre last Sunday.

Patterson took 3-25 and the nor­­mally expensive Ryan Clements collected 4-16 – including the wickets of Queenstown Cricket Club openers Sean Windle and Jared Andrew – to roll Fernhill/Sunshine Bay for 116 runs.
Fernhill’s highest run maker was a bloke called Wides with 25.

In reply, Hayden Finch (49 not out) and Damian “Human Dart” Petre (40 not out) did the damage for Central Queenstown, but Fernhill tried hard, with Hayden Cosgrove taking 3-8 off four overs. Central triumphed by seven wickets.

In the other semifinal, Frankton restricted Arrow­town to 79 for 9 – their best bowler was Fraser Hill with 2-6 from four overs – then racked up the required runs in the 15th over for the loss of just two wickets. Captain Donald Jackson chimed in with an unbeaten 26.

The final will be played this Sunday from 2.30pm at the Jack’s Point ground – Central Queenstown are understood to be the bookmakers’ tip after beating Frankton in round-robin play with two balls to spare.

Patterson says the Central Queenstown side are “quietly con­fident – we just need to make sure half the team don’t turn up drunk”.