Aiming to ruin Kings' reign
Unbeaten Kings College have a final hurdle in Christchurch Boys High to overcome before they can capture their third consecutive Gillette Cup national secondary schoolboys crown today.
The Auckland team is unbeaten from four rounds and poised to make history, but Boys High will seek to spoil their record despite losing their unbeaten record at the six-team tournament yesterday.
Boys High succumbed to Palmerston North Boys High by 25 runs at Lincoln University after being unable to overhaul the Manawatu team's 214 for nine. On Saturday, Boys High had accounted for Otago Boys by 75 runs.
Short scoreboards: Saturday - Christchurch Boys High 227-7 (A Burnett 89, A Richards 50no, J Canaan 32) beat Otago BHS 152 (J Finnie 42, J Renton 30; M Ross 3-21, T Gore 3/37); Hutt Valley 229 beat Palmerston North BHS 205; St Peter's 139 lost to Kings College 142-4.
Sunday - Palmerston North BHS 214-9 (A Noema-Barnett 47; J Benton 3-51, D Stanley 2-25, T Gore 2-27) beat CBHS 189 (Stanley 36, T Braid 67; H Hill 4-39, Noema-barnett 2-29); St Peter's 242-8 beat Hutt Valley HS 176; Kings College 294-6 beat Otago BHS 283-7.