Rodney have capped off a dominant run to take out the Dargaville Shield.

The most southern of teams in the competition, Rodney had reached the final against Mid Western in strong form after going through the first three games undefeated.

Mid Western were tough opponents and their attack bowled good lines to limit the damage Rodney's batting lineup could inflict.

Still, Matt Taylor (63) and Kyran Dill (48) found enough opportunities to keep the score ticking over and helped them to 199/6.


Mid Western battled admirably in their innings but it wasn't to be as Rodney restricted them to just 150, taking the title.

Whangarei took out third spot after repeating their victory over City from the week before.

Big contributions from batsman Brad Kneebone (77) and Ben Hyde (69) led Whangarei to an intimidating 250/5.

City gave it a good crack but finished on 185 all out.

Bert Horner (57), Stacy Hyndman (41) and Harry Darkins (40) did their best to get City over the line but Whangarei's bowling, led by Caleb Boswell-Smith (3 for 38), was too good on the day.

In the Greg Guy Shield, Mid Western took on Whangarei Boys' High in a final warm-up fixture ahead of the regular season.

Nathan Condon again led Mid Western with an unbeaten 42, with contributions from Mason Foster (37) and Todd Skudder (31) taking them to 185.

Brandon Peck was the pick of the WBHS bowlers with 4 for 23.

In reply, WBHS cruised home as Isaac Osbaldiston (65 not out) and Fletcher Coutts (63) got them home with just three wickets lost.

Kamo High School grabbed a strong high-scoring win over City.

Bruce Kessel's unbeaten 35 helped City to 196/6 with Kobe Walters (2 for 36) the pick of the bowlers.

Nathan Parkes (62) and Tom Bolton (50) were in top form with the bat and their contributions were vital in reaching the target with four wickets in hand.