Mighty McKones feed Reptiles


A Father and son bowling team have helped keep the Frankton Reptiles unbeaten after three rounds of the Mountain Scene Twenty/20 Cricket League.

Delivering “slow mediums”, Mark McKone, 44, notched up the comp’s first hat-trick in the opening round. Son Shaun, 18, was reportedly “unplayable” with his medium-fast deliveries the next week.

Shaun McKone also took 4-19 for the Queenstown senior side last Saturday, but a lack of sleep – due to a few beers that night celebrating his heroics – blunted his bowling fury in Sunday’s Twenty/20 game at the Events Centre, says dad Mark.

Frankton still beat Arrowtown, 109 runs to 97, to claim the Ian Paterson Challenge Cup.

In other third-round games, Central Queenstown hit a competition-record 242-5, with Fraser Wilson top-scoring on 78, before bowling out Kelvin Heights for 140. Defending champions Fernhill/Sunshine Bay beat Lake Hayes Estate and Jack’s Point recorded their first points with a win over Wakatipu.

At the Events Centre tomorrow at 5.30pm, Arrowtown play Fernhill/Sunshine Bay. From 1pm on Sunday newcomers Jack’s Point square off against Kelvin Heights, Central Queenstown take on Lake Hayes Estate and Frankton play Wakatipu.

Points table after Round 3

Fernhill/Sunshine Bay 6
Frankton 6
Arrowtown 4
Central Queenstown 4
Jacks Point 2
Kelvin Heights 2
Lake Hayes Estate 0
Wakatipu 0