Riddell’s love affair with T20 continued when it knocked off Rupertswood in Gisborne and District Cricket Association Johnstone Shield District Firsts.

Riddell has been one of the competition’s premier T20 sides in recent years and has showed why this season by winning both its matches.

For the first time, the T20 matches are being played for points this season, making wins against the top two sides even more important.

Rupo, second on the ladder, made 6-116 from its overs. Captain-coach Andrew Pizaro continued his good form, top-scoring with 52.

Heath Brown and Daniel Fisk took two wickets each for Riddell.

The Bombers had little trouble in the run chase, finishing 3-117 with four overs remaining.

Rupertswood’s Michael Treweek. Picture Shawn Smits.

Photo Gallery: Rupertswood vs Riddell 

The win keeps the Bombers in fourth spot with just five and half points separating the top four sides.

Ladder leader St Anthony’s tough T20 run continued with a loss to Gisborne.

East Sunbury got its second win of the season, knocking off the in-form Bacchus Marsh, which is third on the ladder.

In the other match, Ashfield kept the pressure on the top four with a win against the Eynesbury Eagles.

Ashfield made 7-158 from its overs with captain-coach Mace Green top-scoring with 46. Green took 6-11 as the Eagles were dismissed for 132.

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