A blistering century from Raj Singh led the Celtic second grade side to a four-wicket victory over Renwick in a high-scoring Twenty20 clash at Renwick Domain on Friday night last week.
Chasing 184 for victory on the artificial pitch, Celtic immediately got into their work. Opener Landon Neal took the opening over to score 29, including four sixes and one four. His was the first wicket to fall, for 43, in the fourth over with the score already at 52.
Fellow opener Singh continued to bludgeon the Renwick attack and eventually went on to score 101, the first century by a Celtic batsman in the second grade T20 competition.
His innings took just 11 overs, including 11 fours and six sixes.
Sunny Shahzad and Tim Warner were the not out batsmen when Celtic secured the win with 4.4 overs still remaining.
Earlier, a powerful 73 to Vaughan Wolland helped Renwick post 183 for seven.
Wolland hit eight fours and four sixes in his innings, three of those sixes coming off consecutive deliveries from Wayne Young.
Youngster Piers Landon-Lane provided Wolland good support, hitting five fours in his 35. Patrick Crannitch (2-28) was the best of the Celtic bowlers, Johnny Nicholls also bagging two wickets.
The result from the Picton v Wairau Valley match at Endeavour Park in Picton had not been received at the time of writing.
- The Marlborough Express
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