Timaru and Celtic go into this Friday’s Twenty20 final full of confidence after both notched wins in the final round of the competition.
Celtic will be favourites to take out the title, particularly after their batting lineup demolished Temuka on Thursday.
They hit 243-7 off 20 overs batting first, as the ball disappeared to all parts at Temuka Oval.
The leather-chasing took its toll on the hosts who folded to be all out for 90 in reply.
It was a different story for Timaru’s batting lineup at Knottingley Park on Saturday as they found themselves 16-5 early on, Jonathan Roguski taking four wickets for Waimate.
A fighting 40 from Zane Sanders lifted Timaru to 124 which turned out to be enough, Waimate limping to 99 all out.
Roncalli/Celtic continued their good form, comfortably beating Star by nine wickets on Thursday night.
Grant Watt knocked over Star’s long tail to end with figures of 4-13 while young keeper Tristran Cooper hit another half-century.
He ended the match 59 not out as Roncalli/Celtic easily chased down Star’s 104.
Timaru and Celtic will each welcome back a host of South Canterbury players for the final after most were missing due to Hawke Cup duty.
The first ball of the final at Aorangi Park will be bowled at 5.30pm on Friday.