The Catholic connection showed plenty of composure to win all the men’s cricket one-day finals on Saturday.

Celtic took out the second grade A competition while Roncalli College won the B competition and also the fourth grade title.

Roncalli, however, could not keep the momentum going yesterday as their first XI dipped out in the regional Gillette Cup final going down to Timaru Boys’ High School at the Rectory.

Celtic’s victory in the second grade A competition came after posting a healthy 195 in their 40 overs with opener Mike de Joux top scoring with 61.

De Joux was in good touch scoring four fours in a row in his innings which also included a six, while his younger brother Neil chimed in with a very handy 43.

The target, however, proved too tough for the chasing Timaru side, which finished 15 runs short when they ran out of overs.

Several Timaru batsmen got starts and Caleb Rosanowski was unbeaten on 40 at the end after Tim Mackle scored 32 and three others made it into the 20s.

Wily veteran Ants de Joux was the chief destroyer taking four for 40 off his eight overs.

Roncalli romped home in the second grade B final against Timaru.

Put in to bat, Timaru limped to 64 in 28.1 overs with only opener Ellis Ibadulla showing any resistance with 21 while Roncalli held some very good catches and also grabbed a run out.

Ibadulla was also the only batsman to make double figures while Nick O’Brien, Pat Lees and Hamish Race took three wickets each.

O’Brien returned the impressive figures of three for six off his 6.1 overs, which included two maidens while Lees was only slightly more expensive going for 10 off his seven, including three maidens.

Roncalli then cruised to victory just one wicket down with opener Tristian Cooper unbeaten on 29, while Ben Crawford was the only man out for 21, dismissed by veteran Colin Cameron.

Michael Lees then joined Crawford to see Roncalli to a deserved victory in the 17th over.

Timaru, who were the top side going into the final, will be sick of the sight of Celtic teams after being beaten in the Twenty20 final by Celtic’s other side.

In the fourth grade, Roncalli proved too good for Geraldine in a low-scoring final at Geraldine.

The hosts batted first but were rolled for 43 in just 19 overs.

Chief destroyer was second change bowler Sam McCleary who took a five-wicket bag.

Roncalli then lost five wickets in the chase but 14 from Sam Nolan was enough to see his side home.

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