Auckland Premier Cricket Short Report – 13 Jan

Jeff Crowe Cup – January 13th

It was another cracking day of cricket in the Jeff Crowe Cup as team’s head into the business end of the season.

In the feature game of the weekend, Eden Roskill played host to Suburbs New Lynn at Keith Hay Park.

Suburbs batted first and got themselves off to a great start courtesy of Blackcaps opener Jeet Raval (59) and Raj Majithia (108) who put on 110 for the first wicket.

Swayam Desai (2-71) picked up a couple of quick wickets to slow Suburbs momentum, leaving the game evenly poised at the halfway point in the innings with the visitors 147/3.

James Parslow (111*) joined Majithia at the crease and the pair exploded with Majithia reaching a well-deserved hundred to set Suburbs up to score big.

Majithia fell soon after reaching his ton, however, Parslow was on fire for Suburbs carting the bowlers all over the park finishing 111 not out to boost his side to a mammoth 360/8 off their 50 overs.

Barrington Rowland (56) was not daunted by the large total bringing up his half-century in quick time to get Roskill’s chase off to the perfect start.

Victor Davies picked up the big wicket of Rowland and the wheels proceeded to fall off for Eden Roskill.

Mitchell Murray (4-7) was the destroyer for Suburbs running through Roskill’s lower order to secure the win for his side, Eden Roskill finishing 170 all out leaving Suburbs with a commanding 190 run victory.

In the day’s other action, East Coast Bays produced a dominant performance against Grafton winning by six wickets with ten overs to spare.

Michael Guptill-Bunce (97) fell just short of a hundred in Cornwall’s six-wicket victory over Auckland University at Colin Maiden Park.

Howick Pakuranga squeaked home in a tight affair against North Shore with David Winn the hero finishing 101 not out, securing victory for his side with only 11 balls to spare.

A massive 377/5 first innings total for Takapuna proved to be too much for Ellerslie to overcome, Will O’Donnell top scoring with a masterful 122.

Papatoetoe produced a brilliant all-around effort to secure a seven-wicket victory against Waitakere.

Parnell proved too strong for Birkenhead with Mitch McCann (98) falling just short of his hundred in a 69 run victory for the away side at Shepherds Park.



Eden Roskill vs. Suburbs New Lynn

Suburbs 360/5 (J Raval 59, R Majithia 108, JM Parslow 111*) defeated Eden Roskill 170 all out (B Rowland 56; M Murray 4-7)


North Shore vs. Howick Pakuranga

North Shore 263/7 (G Beghin 83, T Chitongo 49,S Hinds 43) lost to Howick Pakuranga 264/6 (D Young 32,D Winn 101*, S Borland 58)


Birkenhead vs. Parnell

Scorecard not available

Auckland University vs. Cornwall

Auckland University 225 all out (T Wells 61, BJC Beecroft 44, W Muhammad 33; T Nidamanuru 3-46, L Rodrigues 4-31) lost to Cornwall 227/4 (ML Guptill-Bunce 97,AM Dhadwal 69*)

Papatoetoe vs. Waitakere

Scorecard not available

East Coast Bays vs. Grafton

Scorecard not available

Takapuna vs. Ellerslie

Scorecard not available