AGS and MAGS all tied up

Monday, February 25, 2013


Premier A: Pool B - Round Four

Mt Albert Grammar v Auckland Grammar - MAGS 1

It was a game with everything on the line as this year's two unbeaten sides came up against each other, so perhaps it was not surprising it ended in a tie. Mt Albert batted first and amassed what AGS would have thought was an eminently gettable 186/9. They would have felt even more comfortable with opener Taffarel Monterio stroking a fine 61 and James McKenzie's lower order knock of 48 but wickets kept falling to the medium pace of Hamish Campbell and Auckland Grammars final wicket fell with the scores level and College Sport will need to go to the calculators to figure out who tops the group and advances to the one day final.

Mt Albert Grammar 186/9 tied with Auckland Grammar 186 (Taffarel Monterio 61, James McKenzie 48; Hamish Campbell 5/29).

Avondale College v St Kentigern College - Avondale 1

St Kentigern College went down to defeat to Avondale College but will still progress to the top 6 of the two day championship. Avondale amassed 183 in their innings as Wynan Classens top scored with a hard hitting 63, and finding support from Anas Patel with 37. Seamer Lachlan Walker was the pick of the St Kentigern bowlers with fine figures of 3/27 from his allocation of overs. In response SKC again built their innings around opener Anubhav Thapa but his 40 was the only score of note as they were skittled out for 117, with Andrew Glubb doing the majority of the damage with career best figures of 5/13.

Avondale College 183 (Wynan Classens 63, Anas Patel 37; Lachlan Walker 3/27) defeated St Kentigern College 117 (Anubhav Thapa 40; Andrew Glubb 5/13) by 67 runs.


MacLeans College v Kelston Boys - Macleans 1

Macleans picked up their second 2 points of the season on the back of a strong all round performance. Kelston batted first and made it through their 50 overs amassing 192/9. In response a number of the Maclean's batsmen stood up and saw the side home by five wickets - Vaibhav Mor with 58 and Liam Winn with an unbeaten 43 the standouts.

Kelston Boys 192/9 lost to Macleans College 193/5 (Vaibhav Mor 58, Liam Winn 43*) by 5 wickets.


Points after Round Four: MAGS and AGS 9 pts, SKC and Macleans 4pts, Kelston and Avondale 2pts,

Premier A: Pool A - Round Four


Westlake Boys v Kings College - Kings 1
Westlake visited traditional rivals Kings College in the last round of the one day competition, having already secured a Marrayatt Cup final spot. Captain Mitchell Atkins had his first defeat at the coin toss for the season and Westlake found themselves setting a target for the first time this year. Vice-captain Jarrod Baker led the top order with a well played 69 and Tamati Harris steered the rear-guard to help the team reach a respectable total of 194-9. Hamish McLean's spin was a real success for Kings with his maiden first eleven 5 wicket bag. Mitchell Atkins with 3-19 set a tidy bowling example, supported by Luke Steyn with 3-22 to restrict Kings to 157 despite a strong brotherly batting act from Scott Bevin (50) and Charles Bevin (39). The end result was a well-deserved 37 run victory for Westlake, to remain unbeaten thus far and qualify for the ASSCA Two day championship.

Westlake 194/9 (Jarrod Baker 69; Hamish MacLean 5/29) defeated Kings 157/9 (Scott Bevin 50, Charles Bevin 39; Mitchell Atkins 3/19, Luke Steyn 3/22) by 37 runs.

Rangitoto College v Sacred Heart- Rangitoto 1
Sacred Heart booked their place in the top 6 and in the Gillette Cup quarter finals with a win against Rangitoto College with the credit going solely to their bowlers. In the field first SHC ran through Rangitoto for only 112 with opening bowler Pierce Fletcher recording figures of 3/17 and fellow seamer Conrad Benefield also snaring three scalps. With the bat Sacred encountered their own problems but a settling 30 from skipper Glen Phillips saw them through to a 4 wicket victory.

Rangitoto College 112 (Pierce Fletcher 3/17, Conrad Benefield 3/18) lost to Sacred Heart 113/6 (Glen Phillips 30) by 4 wickets.

Rosmini College v St Peters College - Rosmini 1
In another game that had top 6 ramifications, St Peters College came back across the Harbour Bridge with the two points. A total of 240 all out from SPC was littered with contributions throughout the order but the main knocks came from Northern Districts age group player Josh Plummer (46) and Jack Parsons (73). It was a similar story in Rosminis chase but Captain Alex Du Rand's 68 was in vain as St Peters picked up Connor Ridge cheaply and despite valiant knocks from Callum Simmonds and Jake Fitzgibbon they fell 25 runs short.

St Peters College 240 (Josh Plummer 46, Jack Parsons 73, Joel Croos 37, S Cameron 35) defeated Rosmini 216 (Alex Du Rand 68, Callum Simmonds 34, Jake Fitzgibbon 32; Cameron Jones 3/22) by 25 runs.

Points after Round Four: Westlake Boys 10 pts, Sacred Heart 6 pts, Rosmini College, St Peters College and Rangitoto College 4pts, Kings College 2pts


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