Bovey bats Renwick to victory with century
An unbeaten century from Renwick batsman Corey Bovey helped his side overcome Celtic by seven wickets in a high-scoring third-grade Twenty20 clash at Renwick Domain on Friday night.
Bovey belted 105 not out, enabling the home team to chase down its 179-run target in just 15 overs. George Kenny and Piers Landon-Lane provided support, both making 31.
Earlier, 90 from Sunny Shahzad and an unbeaten 59 from Shane Dobson saw Celtic post a competitive 178 for two from their 20 overs.
At Endeavour Park in Picton, the father-son duo of Corey and Isaac Rawlings were the key figures as the home side downed Wairau Valley by 118 runs.
Picton/QCC made 177 for five batting first, Corey Rawlings top-scoring with 46 not out, including seven fours and one six. Blair Timms made 42, while Ahren Watene-Jones contributed 25.
Shaun Rush was the pick of the Valley attack, taking two for 40.
Valley never threatened, all out for 59 in the 17th over. Isaac Rawlings was the chief destroyer for Picton/QCC, bowling four of the Valley batsmen and returning five for 12 from four overs, while Dylan Burns had two for five.
Andrew Forgesson top-scored for Valley with 16.
On Saturday, Celtic and Renwick were winners over Wairau and Wairau Valley, respectively, in 45-over matches.
Celtic bowlers James Croker (3-13) and Nathan Shott (2-46) did the bulk of the damage as Wairau posted 141 for eight at College Park. It took just 16 overs for Celtic to secure a three-wicket win, Dilraj Singh belting 51 and Croker making 20 not out.
Top knocks from Ryan Holdaway (88) and Mark Zillwood (64) allowed Renwick to make 237 for five in reply to Valley's 236 all out at Renwick Domain. Ben Lowes hit 78 for Valley, Duncan Cameron (3-14) and Holdaway (2-35) the pick of the home team's bowlers.
Third grade T20, Friday, February 1:
Renwick 179-3 (C Bovey 105 ret, G Kenny 31, P Landon-Lane 31, S Shahzad 1-36) beat Celtic 178-2 (S Dobson 59no, S Shahzad 90, D Cameron 1-22). Picton/QCC 177-5 (C Rawlings 46no, B Timms 42, A Watene-Jones 25, S Rush 2-40, A Pope 1-16) beat Wairau Valley 59 (A Forgesson 16, I Rawlings 5-12, D Burns 2-5).
45-overs, Saturday, February 2:
Celtic 142-7 (D Singh 51, J Croker 20no, B Allan 4-20) beat Wairau 141-8 (R Banbury 32, B Scott 30, J Croker 3-13, N Shott 2-46, T Shahzad 1-16). Renwick 236-5 (R Holdaway 88, M Zillwood 64, L Murphy 2-45) beat Wairau Valley 236 (B Lowes 78, K Lane 34, S Neil 30no, D Cameron 3-14, R Holdaway 2-35, A Baker 2-41, T Mckenzie 2-43).
Fourth grade Renwick Green 158-4 (J Brown 51no, L Woollcombe 38, D Allan 1-8) beat Wairau Valley 157-4 (H Morel 50no, H Pine 47, L Annis 3-22, A Neal 1-9). Celtic Gold 149-6 (J Adams 47no, W Pope 25no, D Croker 14, J McFadden 4-31) beat Picton/QCC 74 (C Moorehead 42, J McFadden 12, C Elkington 6-6, W Pope 2-9).
Celtic Green 135-3 (C Cooke 30no, B Jessop 26, T Sutherland 26, S van Asch 2-19) beat Awatere Black 132-6 (K Brownlee 32, B Proctor 19, N Westenra 14, C Cooke 3-24, E Jones 2-14). Wairau Originals 46 (S Cameron-Dunn 24, R Baker 4-6) beat Wairau Blue 45 (F Sloan 13, M Deaker 3-2).
Fifth grade Wairau Lions 134-7 (L Yarrell 31no, B Sloan 29no, M Armstrong 26, A Lavender 2-5, R Morgan 2-6, J Lavender 2-9) beat Witherlea Leopards 130-7 (A Lavender 28no, J Lavender 23, B Wilson 20, M Struthers 16, J McElwain 2-20).
Renwick White 77-4 (J Gutsell 24, B Ivory-McCullum 14) beat Wairau Valley 73 (H Hamlin 24). Celtic beat Awatere Stags by default. Mega Cafe players of the day Fourth grade: Jakeb Brown (Renwick), 51no in his side's win over Wairau Valley.
Fifth grade: Aiden Lavender (Witherlea Leopards), 28no and 2-5 in his side's narrow loss to Wairau Lions.
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