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No surprises in knockout competition


There were no surprises in the first round of the Wairarapa Cup knockout competition played on Saturday.

Holders Carterton Redbacks were pushed hard before coming away with a 3-0 win over Douglas Villa Cams Flooring, extending their impressive unbeaten streak
to 29 games.

Meanwhile, DV Skulls were untroubled in beating division three side Carterton 7-1, Douglas Villa Drake got the better of Evergreens 4-2, Martinborough had a 6-2 win over Greytown The Offering, Featherston United Property Brokers thrashed Douglas Villa Mitre 10 Megabeens 8-0, Greytown Umbrella Group Spartans were 4-2 victors over Masterton Lions, Progressive Engineering Masterton Athletic were too good for Greytown Property Brokers, winning 5-1, and Greytown Tremains defeated Masterton Ziggy’s Glass Presidents 3-0.


Flooded turfs at the Trust House Wairarapa Hockey Complex at Clareville resulted in the cancellation of all local league hockey on Sunday.

In Saturday’s action, Comvita Kia Kaha remain unbeaten in the men’s championship after their 5-1 defeat of Tremains Red Star, Gladstone Bulls demolished Dalefield Dodgers 13-1, and JNL ended a horror run of big losses beating Featherston 3-2 for their first win of the competition.

In the only women’s game played, Gladstone Gold extended their unbeaten run in division one with a 4-0 victory over Comvita Kia Kaha.


Wairarapa were well beaten in a representative fixture against North Wellington at Porirua on Saturday.

The hosts held a comfortable 49-23 advantage after the morning’s round of play in singles, pairs, and fours. The afternoon session was much closer, with North Wellington only increasing their margin by two points, eventually winning 74-46.

On Sunday, Alex Butler and Diane Haswell combined to win the Wairarapa Central Association’s Emerson Mixed Pairs, going through unbeaten in their four games. Peter and Sandra Bain defeated Janice Leighton and John Duncan in a playoff to decide the runners-up.

The busy season for local indoor bowlers continues on Saturday, with the association holding their open triples championship.

Chris Cogdale
Chris Cogdale
Chris “Coggie” Cogdale has extensive knowledge of sport in Wairarapa having covered it for more than 30 years, including radio for 28 years. He has been the sports guru at the Wairarapa Times-Age since 2019.

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