Trophy field set to thin out

00:00, Feb 22 2013

Waimea Toi Toi United head to Blenheim tomorrow in a bid to regain their winning touch in the Kelvin Scoble Trophy one-day club cricket competition.

Harrington's Beer Cafe WTTU suffered a hefty 67-run loss to Taylors Contracting Wanderers last weekend to lose their unbeaten one-day record, and will face top Blenheim team Biddy Kates Celtic tomorrow at Horton Park.

Celtic currently lead pool two of the series, five points clear of WTTU on 10.

Wanderers, Sprig and Fern Tavern Motueka and Wairau Valley share second place with WTTU on five points, although Motueka and Wairau Valley have each played an extra game.

Either Wanderers or Motueka will fall out of KST contention when they meet tomorrow at Brightwater - although with Nelson championship points also at stake, both will be looking to build on the momentum generated by convincing wins last weekend.

Car Company Stoke-Nayland scored an important five-wicket win over a full-strength Athletic College Old Boys team last Saturday to remain in contention for both competitions.

They head to Victory Square to take on Randall's Cafe and Bar Wakatu, who are already well out of contention in both series but still have the capacity to cause teams grief on a pitch conducive to run scoring.

ACOB will host bottom-placed Renwick in their pool one clash at the Botanics, with ACOB still only a point behind Stoke-Nayland and a genuine chance for maximum points tomorrow.


The Nelson Mail