Rain might have wreaked havoc at the start of the cricket season in many parts of the country, especially in Wellington, but the sun is shining at Lindisfarne College in Hastings after the First XI successfully defended the Hawke's Bay Cricket Association Division 1 Twenty20 title.
In Saturday’s final, Lindisfarne accounted for the Cornwall senior men, having tamed Taradale in their semi-final.
After losing their first pool match three weeks ago against Hastings Boys’ High School, Lindisfarne rallied to defeat St John’s College and Napier Boys’ High School to earn a place in the semi-final which was won by seven wickets.
In the final at Cornwall Park, Cornwall batted first and were restricted to 117-9 in their allotted overs. Lindisfarne was polished and aggressive in the field while the bowling effort was spearheaded by Tom Klingender who claimed figures of 4-12 while Brandon Roberts chimed in with 2-8.
Lindisfarne’s pursuit of the paltry total wasn’t without wobbles, and it one stage it was conceivable the schoolboys would fall short. However Fred Gibson with 32 not out and Sam Moore with 25 not out combined to guide Lindisfarne to a four wicket triumph with eight balls to spare.
The Lindisfarne team in the final was: Sam Ferguson, Fergus Whyte (Sports Prefect), Harry Mowat (captain), Bailey McDonald, Hunter Lowe, Freddie Gibson, Jack Hammond, Sam Moore, Brandon Roberts, Tom Klingender and Fred Mowat. The team was coached by Mr Schaw and Mr Hay.
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