Marist Old Boys confirmed their spot in next Saturdays Chairmans Cup Open Grade final with a nail baiting 31 run win over Wairarapa College 2nd XI. Marist Old Boys bathed first and made 189/7. K.Pullman top scored with 57 and C.Jones made 47, H.Finlayson was the pick of the student bowlers taking 3-37 off 7 overs and C.Elliott 2-49 off 8 overs.
Wairarapa Colleges innings got off to the best possible way with N.Woolgar taking to the Old Boys bowling attack and putting on a 90 run partnership in just under 20 overs for the first wicket. Woolgar was dimissed just before drinks for 65 which saw a major collapse in the student batting order and saw them dismissed for 158. A.Stephen was the best of the Old Boys bowlers claiming 4-11 off 8 overs and J.Sargent 3-22 off 8 overs, N.Elliott scored 24 for the College team.