WTTU grabs top qualifier's spot

One game is already over with little other than club pride at stake at the remaining two venues when the fifth and final round of the Nelson two-day cricket competition ends tomorrow.

Harrington's Beer Cafe Waimea Toi Toi United completed an astonishing six-wicket outright victory over Car Company Stoke-Nayland on day one to claim the top qualifier's spot heading into next weekend's final at Saxton Oval.

It has set up an intriguing rematch between the two sides, although both have the day off tomorrow in anticipation of their series decider.

However, the Bevan Congdon Shield is still up for grabs at Motueka's Memorial Park where holders Sprig and Fern Tavern Motueka are playing Athletic College Old Boys.

It is contested only at the holder's home ground, with the challenger needing to win outright to claim the trophy.

So, in light of last week's first day progress, where ACOB ended the day at 54 for one in reply to Motueka's 292, the match is still a long way from an outright result for either side.

The contest between home team Taylor's Contracting Wanderers and Randles Cafe and Bar Wakatu at Brightwater is much more evenly poised where Wakatu ended day one with a slender first innings lead at 207 for 8 after dismissing Wanderers for 200.

The Nelson Mail