A thriller as comp resumes





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Senior cricket resumed for the second half of season 2021-22 with the Premier 2 Twenty20 competition on Saturday. Ten club sides have been split into two pools of five, with the next round on January 22, followed by a double round on January 29, and a final round on February 5 to find the finalists. Wanganui Old Boys won a Pool 2 thriller with just a few balls to spare against Tech Old Boys, despite Tech’s Sam Roebuck taking a hat-trick of wickets. In Pool 1, Wanganui Renegades’ top order delivered to set up a big 122-run win over Wanganui United 3rds. Nigel Sherborne (73 from 58 balls), supported by Josh Trillo (21) and Adam Heap (49), set Renegades up as they made 173-5. United’s Sundeep Puli took 3-28 and Charlie Meredith conceded only six runs from four overs. In reply, United were bundled out for 51, only two batsmen reaching double figures. Renegades’ best bowlers were Ryan Balsley (3-10), Garry Sandhu (3-14) and Matt Deighton (2-0). The other games saw Kaitoke Knight Riders travel to Centennial Park to meet Matt Burke Engineering Marton Saracens, while Marist B hosted the Hunterville Hackers.