Auckland Premier Cricket Short Report – 18 March
Hedley Howarth Top 4
Harcourts East Coast Bays 116 (Sebastian Langridge 44, Louis Delport 34; Elliott Herd 6/28) and 55 (Elliott Herd 8/32) lost outright to Takapuna 219/9 dec. (Hendrik van Vuuren 72, Ryann Scivier 51*, Max O’Dowd 37; Louis Delport 6/86)
In the first innings, East Coast Bays Harcourts Premier Men lost consistent wickets with only Sebastian Langridge (44*) and Louis Delport (34) reaching double figures. Elliott Herd was the chief destroyer for Takapuna claiming figures of 6/28 off 10.4 overs.
Takapuna played their usual attacking style, pushing for the outright win, they passed East Coast Bay’s total 4 down and accelerated quickly. Ryan Scivier finished with an impressive unbeaten 51 off 30 balls, striking at 170. Hendrik van Vuuren (72) and Elliott Herd (26) also assisted in getting Takapuna to 219/9, declaring 103 runs ahead. Louis Delport opportunistically took a 6-for as Takapuna looked to accelerate, finishing with figures of 6/86 off 19 overs.
Trying to avoid the outright loss East Coast Bays simply had no answer to Elliott Herd. In spectacular fashion, they were bowled out for 55 within 14 overs. Herd’s remarkable spell saw him take 8/32 off 6.2 overs to earn a valuable outright win.
Papatoetoe 128 (Abdullah Sayed 38; Michael Ravlic 4/42, Josh Fisher 3/45) lost on first innings to Parnell 457 (Josh Fisher 123, Tim McIntosh 74, Lalit Bose 69, Mitch McCann 63; Arminder Sohal 5/57)
After day one was abandoned Parnell would have wanted to progress the game quickly and they certainly managed to do it. Within 16 overs Papatoetoe was reduced to 47 for 5. After losing early wickets they failed to recover and were eventually dismissed for 128 despite some defiance from number 9, Abdullah Sayed, with a fighting 38. Michael Ravlic (4/42) and Josh Fisher (3/45) were the pick of the bowlers.
Parnell eased past Papatoetoe’s first innings total with the wicket of Ben Rainger the only hiccup. From there they accelerated in the search for batting points. Contributions from Tim McIntosh (74), Lalit Bose (69) and Mitch McCann (63) were overshadowed by Josh Fishers rapid 123 off 44 balls. After 58.4 overs Parnell were dismissed for a massive 457.
Hedley Howarth Bottom 4
Cornwall 241/7 dec. (Sam Anderson 95, Amit Dhadwal 65, Jack Cassidy 33) drew with Marie Raos Howick Pakuranga 185/3 (Bill Walsh 94, Daniel Young 51)
In the only game to get any overs in on day one Cornwall resumed at 82 for 3. Amit Dhadwal and Sam Anderson were at the crease and there they stayed in a fruitful partnership garnering 130 runs before Dhadwal (65) was dismissed. Anderson carried on but was dismissed agonisingly close to a century on 95. Cornwall eventually declared on 241 for 7 setting up the potential for an exciting afternoon.
In reply Bill Walsh provided a steady hand to the Marie Raos Ray White Howick Pakuranga innings finishing up on 94* off 181 deliveries when the captains eventually shook hands. There was no result achieved on first innings.
Suburbs New Lynn 186 (Michael Barry 74, Harshal Vyas 36; Jeet Patel 4/52; Rohan Tuteja 4/68) lost on first innings to Auckland University 201/4 (Hareen Silva 61, Ketan Patel 53*)
Suburbs New Lynn were sent in to bat by Howick Pakuranga. They started well getting to 117 for 3 but lost their last 6 wickets for 76 runs to finish the innings on 186. Jeet Patel and Rohan Tuteja claimed four wickets each.
Suburbs would have felt in with a chance after reducing University to 65 for 3. However, a 132-run stand between Hareen Silva (61) and Ketan Patel (53*) drained all hope. Auckland University claimed first innings points 4 down.
Birkenhead 184 (Phil Treanor 62, Laurie Agnew 51, Dylan Steyn 42; B Rowland 4/44, Bhavik Vora 3/68) lost on first innings to Eden Roskill 186/9 (Jashanjot Bhangu 79*)
Secure Parking Ellerslie 96 (Matthew Wall 40, Aditya Edekar 32; Carl Brungar 4/4, A Choudhary 3/3) and 62/7 (A Edekar 35; Matt Strain 3/11) lost on first innings to Barfoot & Thomson North Shore 167/8 dec (Graeme Beghin 54, C Rajapakasha 46; Kasi Alagappan 3/49)
Harveys Real Estate Waitakere 165 (Sachin Variath 87, Sean Chick 49; C de Beer 3/49) lost on first innings to New World Grafton United (Jarryd Walsh 91, Praneel Hira 4/22)