McFaul looks a young star on the rise
Fourteen-year-old Liam McFaul produced the individual highlight in Saturday's round of club cricket when the Waikoikoi youngster took four wickets for just one run to help clean up the Metro Cubs for just 75.
McFaul's team batted first and made a respectable 186 for seven but it was McFaul and his bowling buddies who did the ultimate damage in the 11-run win.
It was also the bowlers who did the damage for Riversdale in their win over Wyndale on Saturday.
Batting first Riversdale posted 142 before Kyle Wills (4-20), Jarrod Lindsay (3-18) and Derek Deans (2-4) stepped in to do the business with the ball, bowling Wyndale out for 80.
In the other top-six section game in the Combined Country competition on Saturday the Appleby Cannons grabbed a three-wicket win over Waikaka with Rick Rima again leading the charge with the ball for Appleby.
Rima took four for 16, while Aaron Baigent chipped in with three wickets, as Appleby bowled Waikaka out for 121.
In reply the Cannons lost seven wickets before reaching the required runs.
In bottom six action on Saturday the Southland Boys' High School 2nd XI had a good win over Lumsden which was set up by the O'Neill combination.
John O'Neil (71) and Kieran O'Neil (29) were the key contributors in getting the Southland Boys' High team through to 227 for nine, batting first.
Sanjay Undre (70) tried his best for the Lumsden cause in their chase but they fell 43 runs short finishing at 184 for seven.
Tuatapere got one up over Central-Western with Mark McColl's five wicket haul the standout performance.
Tuatapere posted 127 batting first which Central-Western would have backed themselves to get, but they feel 14 runs short on the back of McColl's performance and Nick Egerton's three wickets as well.
In the other bottom six game Albion beat the SBHS Colts team.
The semi-finals in the two sections will be played this Saturday, however, officials haven't yet confirmed just who will play who in these games.