Star power fails to shake cricket team’s winning streak


Kelvin Heights remained unbeaten in the Mountain Scene Twenty/20 cricket league despite their latest opposition fielding two big rugby names. 

Jack’s Point played both visiting Wallabies coach Robbie Deans, who was run out for 10, and their more regular player, former All Black star and rugby commentator Justin Marshall (right), who took 2 for 25. 

Batting first, Kelvin Heights reached 150 for 7, Kyle Paterson top-scoring with 67. Jack’s Point fell nine runs short – their top scorer Darren Paki Paki also made 67. 

Frankton remain the only other unbeaten team after four rounds, beating Central Queenstown by nine wickets last Friday. 

Top scorer for Frankton, who only had to chase 103, was Otago rugby player Michael Collins. 

In the other game last Friday, defending champions Arrowtown beat winless Lake Hayes Estate by five wickets.
Fernhill/Sunshine Bay won their first game this season with a narrow four-wicket win over Wakatipu on Sunday. 

FIFTH ROUND DRAW (all at Queenstown Events Centre): Friday 5.30pm – QEC 1: Jack’s Point v Wakatipu; QEC 2: Fernhill/Sunshine Bay v Kelvin Heights; Sunday 1pm – QEC 1: Arrowtown v Central Queens­town; QEC 2: Lake Hayes Estate v Frankton