Our Union B team will play in the Club 30 final this coming weekend after a 41 run victory over the St Kevin's 2nd XI.
After losing the toss and being asked to bat Union lost both openers early to leave them 17-2 in the 5th over. Daniel Martin (42) then combined with Glen Curry (30) to turn the match in their teams favour putting on 74 for the 3rd wicket before Martin was caught of the bowling of Lloyd Fellowes. Union then lost wickets as they tried to hit out in the final overs, finishing with 154/9 in their 30 overs, helped by 39 extras. For St Kevins Daniel Tait took 2-28 while promising youngster Lloyd Fellowes took 4-13 of his 6 overs.
St Kevins got off to a very bad start losing opener Liam Cameron and Campbell Fowler before the end of the second over. Toby Grewcott and Jacob Klemick then bot made 20 or more but when the final wicket was taken they were 41 runs short of Union's total. Ash Nockels put in a player of the match performance ripping through the middle to lower order taking 5-23 of his 5.4 overs while Leighton McLay took 2-9.
Our Union B team will now take on Oamaru in the Club 30 final this coming weekend.
Glen Curry | Daniel Martin | Leighton McLay | Ash Nockels |
Union 2nds 154-9 ( D. Martin 42, G. Curry 30, L. Fellowes 4-13, D. Tait 2-28 )
St Kevins 2nds 113 ( T. Growcott 36, J. Kelemick 20, A. Nockels 5-20, L. McLay 2-9 )
Union 2nds won by 41 runs