Upsets mean four-way battle at top


The two unbeaten teams in the Mountain Scene Twenty/20 Cricket League both came a cropper in the fourth round last weekend.

Defending champions Fernhill/Sunshine Bay, who went undefeated last summer, were beaten by five wickets by Arrowtown. And Frankton pulled up two runs short of Wakatipu when their last batsman was fired out lbw – the result giving Wakatipu their first win of the season and allowing them to claim the Ian Paterson Challenge Cup.

The two upsets mean four teams share the lead with three rounds to go.

In other games, Jack’s Point convincingly beat Kelvin Heights after strangling them in the field, and Central Queens­­town overtook Lake Hayes Estate’s 104 in the 15th over.

At the Events Centre tomorrow at 5.30pm, Arrowtown get a chance to reclaim the Ian Paterson Cup when they play Wakatipu. From 1pm on Sunday Central Queens­­town take on Fernhill/Sunshine Bay, Jack’s Point play Frankton and Lake Hayes Estate face Kelvin Heights.


Points after Round 4

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