Celtic and Timaru had comprehensive wins, while Waimate made the most of winning a crucial toss to claim maximum points in the senior one-day cricket competition on Saturday.
Waimate beat Roncalli College by eight wickets after winning the toss and choosing to field when conditions suited them most.
Moving the Timaru v Star match to an artificial pitch could not help the Star batsmen, as they were skittled for 78 in pursuit of 213.
Celtic showed their depth as a club, as their fill-ins defeated a near full-strength Temuka by 112 runs at Temuka Oval.
Roncalli’s fragile batting lineup faced the worst of the conditions against an in-form Waimate opening bowling combination of Matthew Sew Hoy and Alan Reid.
The pitch was unpredictable in its bounce, as it struggled to deal with the rain from the day before.
Sew Hoy, fresh from six wickets against Star in the last game, was at his best again on the Ashbury Park 7 pitch.
He claimed Roncalli’s top-four batsmen, with only Ryan de Joux putting-up any resistance with 25.
A 44-run eighth-wicket stand between former captain Tom Pavletich (25) and current captain Barry Ward (23) got Roncalli into three figures, as the pitch continued to dry.
Daniel Dorgan added 16 with some powerful hitting to get the score through to 124 all out in the 43rd over.
Sew Hoy claimed four for 15.
Waimate decided to play aggressively on an unpredictable pitch.
Nathan Sew Hoy, who took four catches with the gloves, produced the innings required. His run-a-ball 64 not out ensured the run-chase was finished inside 20 overs.
Timaru’s Indian pace bowler, Abishek Baadkar, took five for 35 to help dismiss Star for 78 on Ashbury Park 3.
Earlier, Timaru had amassed 213 all out, thanks to Zane Sanders (53), Gerald Piddock (29) batting with a fractured finger, and 27 not out from Jeremy Smallridge, which included his first senior six.
The day would get better for him, as he added a senior wicket during Star’s capitulation.
Timaru won by 135 runs, despite four for 41 from Star’s Todd Debney and some late-order hitting from stand-in captain Jeremy Lane (19).
Celtic’s unbeaten run in senior one-day cricket was not troubled by Temuka, who fell well short with the bat.
Former South Canterbury representative James Laming made 52, while injured South Canterbury batsmen Jeremy Liddy hobbled his way to 35 as Celtic were dismissed for 206.
The spin of Nick Horsley was the highlight for Temuka, the former Northern Districts batsmen taking four for 15.
Only 29 from David Fisher halted the procession of Temuka wickets.