Yetman in the four

Old warhorse and the comeback kid, Tom Dowling, helped lead Border to victory on Saturday.
Old warhorse and the comeback kid, Tom Dowling, helped lead Border to victory on Saturday.

Yetman has grabbed a spot in the four after giving Yagaburne only its second defeat of the season on Saturday.

In other games Macintyre downed Boomi, Border-Tarawera had a big win over Yelarbon while Railways had a convincing victory over Inglewood who are just outside the four.

At Yetman Yagaburne batted first. Plenty got a start but no-one could go on with it. Opener Sam Jobling made 24, number four Scotty Bell made 26, number five Chris Groat made 21 and number six Tom Jobling at seven made 20. They were all out for 116. Ben Dight 3-26 and Hugh White 3-31 did the damage. In reply Yetman got away to a solid start with White making 12 and Scott Baker making 33. White fell with the score on 52. Sam Dight, 33, made sure there were no disasters. Yetman passed Yagaburne five down. Cam Rathie took 2-2 to put some pressure on.

Border-Tarawera were in trouble at 4-24 with the dangerous Andy Dayas and Dom Pender back under the shed. But enter bowler - alllrounder - Nick Wadsworth and old stager Tom Dowling. The pair took the score to 121 before Dowling went for 41. But another old warhorse Andrew "Crow" Webster joined Wadsworth and they took the score to 166. In the end Border made 183 with Webster making 21 and Wadsworth top-scoring with 78, the highest score of the round. McAuley was the pick of the bowlers taking 2-8 off eight overs. Singh took 2-10. In reply Yelarbon was never in the hunt although Bottington made 32 while Todd Cranney scored 19. Seth Brady was Borders' best with 3-15 while Wadsworth finished off a top day taking 3-34.

Macintyre openers Nathan Turner, 67, and Karl Jackson set up Macintyre's win over Boomi. They put on 123 for the first wicket. The innings was then held together by McKannah Gibson after Boomi fought back. Alex Corlis 3-34, Murphy 1-21 and Henry Hickson 2-13 put the brakes on. Macintyre made 199. At 2-63 with Simon "Tangles" Walker at the crease it was well and truly game on. He'd made 49 of them. Five of Boomi's batsmen got into double figures. Unfortunately for them no-one could make the most of the starts. They were all out for 147. Chook Smith was the pick of the bowlers taking 3-18.