“Pleasant Point and Temuka will face off for early bragging rights after Celtic and Star both sustained their second consecutive losses. Defending champions Celtic are not used to dropping two in a row but were outclassed at the Pleasant Point Domain.
For Pleasant Point Adam Beck notched up his second half-century in a row, hitting 51 off 48 balls. Brother Liam Beck also got a well compiled 39, which got Point through to 98-3, before wickets started to tumble. Dan Laming was the best of the Celtic bowlers grabbing 3-19, off his nine overs, including the Beck brothers. Chasing 152 Celtic struggled to be all out for 144. Apart from Jake Naylor’s 45 off 40 balls at No.3 there was not a lot of resistance from the older hands. A determined Will Blackstock faced 66 balls for his 18 not out, adding 46 runs for the eighth wicket with Andrew Holden to keep Celtic in the hunt. The last three wickets however fell for five runs ending Celtic’s hope.” (Stu Piddington – Timaru Herald)