Twenty/20’s big guns to clash


Get ready for Queenstown Twenty/20 cricket’s Clash of the Titans. 

Frankton and Kelvin Heights – the two unbeaten teams after six rounds of the Mountain Scene Twenty/20 league – play their final round-robin game on the main Events Centre oval. 

Frankton player/manager Daz Hooper is confident his team will beat Kelvin Heights while admitting he doesn’t know much about them: “I just know that they’ve been buying players left, right and centre.” 

Veteran Kelvin Heights skipper John Cushen replies: “We’re starting to believe in ourselves, I’m pretty confident that if all the guys bring their A games it’ll be a great battle.” 

Cushen has scouted a couple of Frankton games: “They look an exceptionally good bowling unit.” 

Hooper rates his side’s bowling and fielding ahead of its batting: “We’ve got a lot of bowling options but we’re a generally solid batting side as well – we’ve got some hitters and some nudgers.” 

Proof his team can bat came last Friday when they smashed 187 against Wakatipu and won by 71 runs. Cam Fawkner top-scored with 74. 

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