Paritutu’s Darren Goodin and Barbara Batley have this afternoon won the Cross Country Rentals-sponsored Taranaki mixed pairs at West End.

The duo defeated clubmates Don Christensen and Cheryll Sharrock 25-10 in the final. Goodin and Batley have been a highly successful combination in the mixed pairs, but this is their first title in the event. Goodin now has 26 Taranaki titles and Batley four.

They led throughout the final and were aided by two fours. The first four came on end five, giving them a 9-2 lead. But Christensen and Sharrock took a four of their own on end eight to reduce the deficit to 12-9. But Goodin and Batley dominated the scoring after that, including a further four on end 13, to claim the title after 15 of the scheduled 16 ends were played.

Meanwhile, in the Bayleys Real Estate-sponsored Hugh Moss junior pairs, Nathan Goodin and Camron Horo (Rahotu) came from behind mid-game to beat Fitzroy’s Dean and Lea File 18-13 in the final.

The Files led 9-6 after eight of the 14 ends. But a three to Rahotu on the next leveled the ledger. Fitzroy took a single on the 10th to edge in front, but a five and two twos to Rahotu settled the issue.