THERE are possibilities galore at the halfway stage of the Hamilton District Cricket Association’s Harvey Norman B grade season, with three teams establishing a sizable gap on the others.
St Andrew’s, Tahara and Grampians look on target to fill three of the four spots in the finals, while one of the three is sure to become one-day champions.
Coleraine is clinging onto fourth and the last spot available for the premiership finals from Southern Grampians, while winless St Mary’s will need to find some winning ways before long to try and avoid the wooden spoon.
St Andrew’s – 1st 69.10
TOP of both the premiership and One-Day ladders, with 350 more runs scored than any other team and over double that of the lowest scoring team, with the top three run scorers and six of the top 20, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Drews were unstoppable for a clean sweep.
Darren Groves, Craig Dimond and Robbie Phillips have been hard men to keep quiet with the bat in their hands and with Simon VanKalken, Geoff Barker and Nathan Lester all having an effect when it has been their turn, the Drews are one powerful run scoring machine whose sheer weight of numbers have meant that they have won all matches bar one.
Full story in The Spectator on Thursday, January 2, 2014.