Arrowtown’s Otago Country rugby champions are showing their prowess – at cricket.
After losing all their games last year in the inaugural Mountain Scene Twenty/20 Cricket league, Arrowtown Massive, comprising mostly Premiers rugby players, have won their first two matches this season.
After beating Lake Hayes Estate first up, the Arrowtowners took the Ian Paterson Challenge Cup off the Central Queenstown Pelicans last Sunday, overtaking their 99 runs with one over to spare after a pedestrian start.
The cup – which was filled up by several Arrowtown publicans afterwards – is named after league organiser/founder Ian Paterson, who quips that he might have to drug-test the players.
In other action last weekend, Frankton comfortably beat Lake Hayes Estate, Jacks Point couldn’t get a six off the last ball to knock over defending champions Fernhill/Sunshine Bay – and new kids Kelvin Heights had their first win, beating Wakatipu by 10 runs.
At the Events Centre tomorrow at 5pm, Central Queenstown play Kelvin Heights, then from 1pm Sunday Jacks Point are up against Wakatipu, Arrowtown meet Frankton and Lake Hayes Estate take on Fernhill/Sunshine Bay.
Points table after Round 2
Fernhill/Sunshine Bay 4
Central Queenstown 2
Kelvin Heights 2
Jacks Point 0
Lake Hayes Estate 0