MENU

Auckland A take two from three against Northern Districts A

Match 3 – 26 November

After two solid wins over Northern Districts A, Auckland A have taken a stumble in their third game in three days against ND. The side that came into this match had some big changes from the day before. After Glenn Phillips got off to his customary fast start the loss of his wicket set a theme for the A side’s batting order. Apart from 40 to Alan Burton who came in first drop the side struggled to get going.

Northern’s bowlers did well to contain Auckland’s batting line up as they could only manage 167/9 in their 50 0vers. Ash Vodnala their leading taker with 3/34. Henry Cooper playing a key role in slowing Auckland down as he took 1/18 off his 10.

In reply Northern had some early shocks as they found themselves 40/2 early on but some very solid middle order work had them looking home and hosed. Batting at 3 Sam Cooper anchored the innings in making 63*. ND got a scare when they needed just one run to win and lost two wickets in a short spell. But Tyler Lortan was able to survive and Cooper could take them to a win. Teja Nidamanuru the pick of Auckland’s bowlers with 2/28.

Auckland A side –

Ben Horne

Alan Burton

Max O’Dowd

Jesse Simpson

James Parslow

Teja Nidamanuru

Sean Solia

Niranjan Naguleswaran

Nav Aujla

Freddie Klaassen

Glenn Phillips

James Fuller

For a full scorecard click here

Match 2 – 25 November

A calm and steady knock from Shawn Hicks has helped Auckland A take a second win in two days against Northern Districts at Melville Park. The home side were chasing Northern’s 249 and were given a very quick start by Hicks’ fellow Mondiale Ace Glenn Phillips who quickly made his way to 83 off just 66 balls. The knock included 13 fours and 1 six, as the opener showed how dangerous he can be.

However after the departure of Phillips and his fellow opener Alan Burton the Aucklanders lost some cheap wickets and it took a steadying hand from Hicks who was coming off 98 the day before to guide his side home. He did have some troubles as after building a partnership with Ollie Pringle his side lost three quick wickets. That gave Northern a sniff but Brett Randell came to the middle to join Hicks and the duo were able to calmly take their side home.

Earlier Northern had looked to build a big total as opener Bharat Popli batted well to anchor the majority of their innings. With Popli rock solid at one end Northern needed someone to stay with him to really build their innings. They had some trouble through the middle order until Joe Walker came in and was able to bat well with Popli. However the pair lost their wickets in quick succession and couldn’t take Northern to the close. Popli finished with 94 and Walker with 52. Auckland’s bowling highlight came from Brad Schmulian 3/37.

Auckland A side –

Ben Horne

Alan Burton

Ollie Pringle

Max O’Dowd

Brad Schmulian

Sean Solia

Dane Watson

Blair Smith

Michael Ravlic

Glenn Phillips

Shawn Hicks

Brett Randell

For a full scorecard click here

Match 1 – 24 November

Auckland A have won the first of three one-day matches against Northern Districts to be played at Melville Park this week. ND won the toss and sent Auckland in. Despite losing their openers early the home side through some strong batting through the middle order were able to build a strong score. The batting efforts were headlined by 98 from Mondiale Aces contracted player Shawn Hicks and 71 from Michael Barry. Those knocks helped Auckland  A post 263/4 from their 50 overs.

In reply Northern started strongly as their openers looked to build a solid base for the chase. However neither opener was able to stay around and anchor their side’s innings. Joe Carter did however top score for ND with 62. After the fall of the first wicket Northern lost their next two men in cheaply which slowed their chase. A solid partnership between Henry Cooper and Tyler Lortan gave ND hope, but the Auckland A side were able to remove both in the final two overs to extinguish hopes of a Northern victory. The visitors finished on 246/6.

Auckland A side-

Bill Walsh

Michael Barry

James Parslow

Andrew Morrison

Mitchell Murray

Dane Watson

Elliot Herd

James Fuller

Glenn Phillips

Michael Guptill Bunce

Lockie Ferguson

Shawn Hicks

Full scorecard here. 

  • SHARE