A destructive innings from Mark Zillwood saw home side Guthrie Bowron Renwick bag a 67-run victory over UCVC in Marlborough's second grade Twenty20 competition action last Friday night.
Batting first in near perfect conditions at the Renwick Domain, Renwick got off to a steady start through openers Damian Sexton and Tim Burt. The later fell with 41 on the board, bringing Zillwood to the crease for his superb knock.
Renwick's No 3 blasted an unbeaten 79 off 47 balls and had able assistance from Sexton, who made 47 before being run out. The pair led their side to a total of 169-3.
Wickets fell at regular intervals for UCVC and three runouts did not help their cause as they were all out for 102 in the 16th over. No 3 Simon Muir top scored with 28, while Gerald Shand (22) and Dave Clouston (20no) made contributions. Leatham Landon-Lane was the pick of the Renwick bowlers.
Meanwhile, PinkFit Picton collected a six-wicket win over Wairau on the No 3 ground at Horton Park.
Wairau elected to bat first, but a combination of tight Picton bowling and a pitch with variable bounce meant they could only manage 85 all out in the 19th over. Harry MacDonald top-scored with 24 from No 3, Iain Tyler and James Archer bagging three wickets apiece for Picton.
The chase started in positive fashion, but the loss of wickets meant a change to Picton's game plan. With No 3 Nick Hide grafting out an unbeaten 29, they reached their target with four balls to spare. Wairau seamer Ryan James bowled well to take 3-14.
No results were received from the Celtic v Wairau Valley match on Horton Park No 2.
Renwick 169/3 (M Zillwood 79no, D Sexton 47, T Burt 27) beat UCVC 102 (S Muir 28, G Shand 22, D Clouston 20no, L Landon-Lane 2-12, J Martin 2-28).
Picton 86/4 (N Hide 29no, R James 3-14) beat Wairau 85 (H MacDonald 24, I Tyler 3-18, J Archer 3-29).
- The Marlborough Express