Invercargill-Old Boys start points tally
Just one game was played in round two of Southland's senior club cricket one-day competition on Saturday as Invercargill-Old Boys grabbed their first competition points of the 2013-14 season.
Invercargill-Old Boys and Southland Boys' dodged the showers on Saturday to get through a reduced 42-over a-side game.
Southland Boys' High School batted first and got through 25 overs before a heavy period of rain forced the players from the field.
When play returned it was reduced to 42 overs per side and the Southland Boys' High team went about posting 147 for six.
The handy total was set up by a patient and impressive 78 run third wicket stand from Kaleb Geary and Pete Grandiek.
Geary posted 45 from a 105 ball stay which included five fours while Grandiek scored 44 from 56 balls which included four fours.
Southland representatives Jason Domigan and Jonathan Hodson were probably the pick of the Invercargill-Old Boys bowlers picking up one wicket apiece and also bowling tightly.
They also turned out to be the stars with the bat as well.
The pupils got off to an ideal start with the ball as the AWS sponsored-Invercargill-Old Boys team lost early wickets.
At one stage they were reduced to three for nine before the experience of James Wadworth, Domigan and Hodson shone through.
Firstly Wadworth and Domigan put on 61 for the fourth wicket before Wadworth departed for 27 from 67 balls and then Domigan and Hodson continued the march to victory.
The pair put on an unbeaten 78 for the fifth wicket with captain Domigan finishing unbeaten on 69 from 98 balls while Hodson's 33 from 40 balls was just as vital.
The other two scheduled games between Appleby and Albion and newcomers Waikoikoi and Marist were both called off because of rain so they will share the competition points.
Metro had the bye in round two. Southland will have three representatives in the Southland-Otago club knockout competition this season which will feature 13 teams all up.
The Southland teams entered are Marist, Albion (Gore) and Metro who last season progressed to the final before being knocked over by champions Kaikorai.
The draw for the first round of the knockout competition was done on Friday with the first three teams drawn out to get a bye first up.
Those teams were Dunedin clubs Carisbrook-Dunedin, Albion and University-Grange.
Marist will host Dunedin school team Kings' High in round one on November 3 while the North Gore Diary-sponsored Albion will head to Dunedin to take on another school team in Otago Boys' High School.
Metro will play Dunedin club Taieri in Invercargill.
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