Just out of four: Saints hold on to hopes to make finals round

Trentham Cricket Club is holding on to hopes it can make the top four after round ten of the Gisborne and District Cricket Association competition.

Trentham played host to top of the league ladder Hanging Rock in their clash at McCashney Oval on Saturday, February 9.

The Saints were chasing the 184 runs after 60 overs set by Hanging Rock during round 9, the week prior, in what shaped up to be a season defining match for all involved. 

For Trentham, new recruit Jason Shaw took six wickets for 30 runs, earning himself the title of best bowler.

Meanwhile Adam Prewett continued his impressive playing season with the ball as he took three wickets for 22 runs – securing him as the leading wicket count for the league.

The Saints were able to chase down Hanging Rock’s 184 runs while only losing two wickets in the process.

The final score was two wickets for 229 runs after 34 overs.

The match’s top scorers included 104 not out from Trentham’s Harley Forgo and 89 to Dolf Reid.

With the end of the season fast approaching, the Saints are just outside of the top four.

The last two games against Sunbury and Kyneton will be crucial if the saints are to secure a place in the season finals.