The second round of the Premier 2 Twenty20 competition takes centre stage with games at Tasman Tanning (Victoria) Park and Springvale Park on Saturday.
Ten club sides have been split into two pools of five, with first-round victories on January 8 going to Wanganui Old Boys, Hunterville Hackers, Wanganui Renegades, and Matt Burke Engineering Marton Saracens.
Wanganui Old Boys' victory over Tech Old Boys was a thriller, coming with three balls to spare and three wickets in hand.
Tech had made 130-7 through Dom Lock scoring 49, backed by Quinn Mailman (23) and Anthony Bell (19).
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Old Boys appeared to be heading to a comfortable win through Duncan Hall (52), supported by Henry Strang (20) and others, until Sam Roebuck (3-11) took a hat-trick in his first over, leading to a grandstand finish.
There will be a double round on January 29, with the last round on February 5 to find the two finalists.
Draw for January 22
Wanganui United 3rds vs Kaitoke Cricket Club
Wicket Warriors Whanganui vs Wanganui Renegades CC
Bye: Matt Burke Engineering Marton Saracens
Wanganui Old Boys vs Marist Bs
Treadwell Gordon United 2nd XI vs Tech Old Boys
Bye: Hunterville Hackers