Cricket: Central, Geyser fired up for final

By Gary Hamilton-Irvine

Central Cricket Club and Geyser Cricket Club will meet in the final of the Rotorua reserve grade T20 competition, after a smashing run of results for the two sides.

Wickets and boundaries came thick and fast at Boord Park on Saturday, as cricket clubs Central, Wanderers, Geyser and Indians met to contest the first two rounds.

Each team played two games with both Geyser and Central winning their two matches handsomely.

Geyser won their first match against Indians, chasing down 113 runs with about four overs to spare.

The side then backed up with another win over Wanderers in the afternoon, smashing 168 in their 20 overs proving too much for the Taupo-based Wanderers to chase.

Central also advanced to the final next week after winning their games in similar fashion.

They chased down 104 runs with about two overs left against Indians, before smashing an unmatched 170 in their 20 overs against Wanderers.

Geyser manager Karl McKnight said there was a strong rivalry between themselves and Central, so it would make for a good day of cricket in the final next weekend.

He said their stand-out performance came from Shayde Perham on Saturday, with the gloves and bat.

Central captain Rees Uerata said it was good to have all players back during the weekend, and they were fired up for the final this Saturday.

- Rotorua Daily Post

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