Auckland Premier Cricket Short Report – 11 November
Auckland Cricket Short Report -11 November
Hedley Howarth/ Tom Hellaby
University played host to Howick Pakuranga at Colin Maiden Park on Saturday with both teams looking to continue their strong start to the season.
Howick Pakuranga won the toss and chose to bat first in overcast conditions, Anthony Ireland getting University off to the perfect start taking a wicket with only the fourth ball of the match.
Jeet Patel continued the momentum for the home side removing Bill Walsh and Andrew Morrison to give University the upper hand heading to lunch with the score at 85-3.
David Winn and Donovan Grobbelaar steadied the ship putting on a patient 79 run partnership before Grobbelaar was dismissed by Ireland for a well made 43 leaving the match evenly poised at 144-4.
Winn made his half-century before being dismissed for 59, University took another wicket and suddenly found themselves on top with the score at 177-6.
Cameron Neal proved to be the savior for the boys from Lloyd Elsmore scoring a quickfire 50 off 46 balls, which ensured that Howick Pakuranga would set a decent total for University to chase.
In the end a very up and down day at Colin Maiden Park with both teams having their moments setting up a very entertaining day two with Howick Pakuranga finishing the day 313 all out.
Elsewhere in the Hedley Howarth Championship, Grafton set Cornwall 265 with the bat with Sam Anderson taking 5-36 for Cornwall to Set up an interesting day two chase.
Papatoetoe had a day to remember with the bat scoring 400 in their first innings with Logan Clark and Stuart Money both scoring excellent hundreds, leaving Takapuna with a lot of work to do on day two.
Shore Road played host to a great game, with Parnell setting East Coast Bays 239, Louis Delport taking 6-83 before Parnell’s Bowlers ran through the visitors line up to leave the home side on top.
In the Tom Hellaby, Ellerslie’s batsmen had a field day ending the innings 402-3 With Abrar Alam scoring 130 and Aditya Edekar compiling a massive 167 leaving Birkenhead with a mountain to climb.
North Shore all out for 276 before ripping through Eden Roskill’s top order to leave the Shore boys on top heading into next week.
A wicket fest at Te Atatu Park with Waitakere in the drivers set heading into next week with first innings points all but assured, after an excellent bowling performance leaving them only one wicket to take with plenty of runs in the bank.
Auckland University vs. Howick Pakuranga
Howick Pakuranga 313 all out (D Winn 59, D Grobbelaar 43, D Phillips 34, C Neal 50, R Botadra 36, M McClenaghan 31; AJ Ireland 4-54, J Patel 3-103) Playing Auckland University 0/0
Grafton vs. Cornwall
Grafton 265 all out (S Variath 44, N Hendrie 46, I Cockbain 77, J Parsons 37; S Anderson 5-36) playing Cornwall 51/1
Takapuna vs. Papatoetoe
Papatoetoe 400-9 dec (L Clark 102, S Money 119, AS Sohal 44, N Aujla 40, L Istead 48) playing Takapuna 15/0
Parnell vs. East Coast Bays
Parnell 239 all out (B Rainger 42, M McCann 51, D Van Deventer 87; R Harrison 4-62, L Delport 6-83) playing East Coast Bays 128/6 (Cole Briggs 45*; MT Ravlic 3-43)
Waitakere vs. Suburbs New Lynn
Waitakere 209 all out (J Challis 47, R Evans Moore 33) playing Suburbs New Lynn 122/9 (R Evans Moore 5-30)
Birkenhead vs. Ellerslie
Ellerslie 402-3 dec (A Alam 130, A Edekar 167, V Khanna 60) Playing Birkenhead 35/0
North Shore vs. Eden Roskill
North Shore 276 all out (A Wickramanayake 83, T Chitongo 59, S Hinds 34; R Sandhu 4-66) playing Eden Roskill 52/3