Swan­nanoa hold on for two run win

Northern Outlook - - LOCAL - JONATHAN LEASK

Tony Horne blazed 109 not out off 85 balls in Swan­nanoa’s nail­bit­ing 2 run win over Ohoka in Can­ter­bury Coun­try Se­nior cricket at Swan­nanoa Do­main on Satur­day.

Af­ter elect­ing to bat first, Ru­pert Bool scored an un­beaten 81 off 87 balls in a 198-run stand with Horne that took the hosts from 42/3 in the 14th over to the im­pos­ing tar­get of 240/3 on the ar­ti­fi­cial wicket.

Jared Wil­liams (44) and John Hamil­ton (63) got the Ohoka chase off to a fast start to be 173/3 when Hamil­ton was dis­missed in the 30th over.

Need­ing a run-a-ball in the final 10 overs, the runs kept com­ing but so too did reg­u­lar wick­ets leav­ing Ohoka at 231/9 with seven balls left in the in­nings. Swan­nanoa were able to re­strict the vis­i­tors to seven runs, with Ohoka need­ing three to win off the last ball and only able to pick up a sin­gle.

Di­a­mond Har­bour-Kaituna (DHK) had a 33-run win over Scargill at South­brook to re­main un­beaten at the top of the ta­ble.

Bat­ting first, DHK made 184/9 and then dis­missed Scargill for 151, who had been 130/2 at drinks be­fore ca­pit­u­lat­ing.

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