The Kai Kings moved up the table to joint second in the South Otago Cricket 40-over competition standings with a solid 11-run win over the Waihola Swans in Milton last Saturday.
The Kings opted to bat and recorded 150 for nine.
William Casey was unbeaten on 62 by the end of the innings, his equal highest total for the season. Brady Carmichael (23) and Mark Shepherd (16) also offered useful runs.
Captain Dylan Bungard’s two for 27 off eight was the pick of the Swans’ bowlers.
In reply, the Swans were dismissed on the last ball of their innings, 11 runs short of the target. Most of their top order got starts, but no-one anchored the innings as Casey did for Kai.
Opening batsman Greg Webber top-scored with 26 for the home side. Mark Shepherd’s three for 19 were Kai’s best figures, while Jason Young took two for 12 off eight overs.