Auckland Premier Cricket Short Report – 25 November
Auckland Cricket Short Report -25 November
Hedley Howarth/ Tom Hellaby
Auckland University played host to Cornwall at Colin Maiden Park in the feature game of the week in the Hedley Howarth Championship with both teams playing out a highly entertaining days cricket.
University got off to the perfect start with Caleb Jasmat taking a wicket 3rd ball of the day to put the pressure straight on the boys from Cornwall.
Pierce Fletcher and Thomas Wells turned the game on its head, both bowlers running riot reducing Cornwall to 7/31 in the 18th over, University well and truly in control with Cornwall in disarray.
Enter Teja Nidamanuru..
The Cornwall all rounder played an unbelievable knock batting with the tail scoring a run a ball 145 to bring his side right back into the game.
Nidamanuru shared a remarkable 151 run partnership for the 9th wicket with Fanie De Villiers scoring 73 to boost his side up to 297 all out.
A barely believable first innings ending with both teams a chance of claiming first innings points with University finishing the day 95/0.
Elsewhere around the grounds, Takapuna is in the driver’s seat against Grafton after Craig Cachopa scored 156 to put Takapuna in a dominant position declaring 408/7, leaving Grafton with lots of work to do.
At Lloyd Elsmore Park, Sebastian Langridge scored 101 to carry East Coast Bays to 252 all out before Howick Pakuranga had an early collapse finishing the day 42/5 leaving the boys from ECB in control heading into day two.
Papatoetoe played host to Parnell, the match is evenly poised heading into day two with Papatoetoe finishing day one 278 all out.
In the Tom Hellaby, North Shore put in a dominant display with the ball dismissing Ellerslie for 204 to put themselves in prime position to claim first innings points finishing the day 135/1.
At Shepherds Park, Waitakere anchored by an excellent 120 by Shozib Mirza set Birkenhead 330, before running through the top order to put themselves in control heading into day two with Birkenhead in trouble at 53/5.
In the final game, Eden Roskill batted well scoring 321 with Vikrant Sirohi scoring 102 leaving the match evenly poised heading into day two with Suburbs 15/1.
Howick Pakuranga vs East Coast Bays
East Coast Bays 252 all out ( S Langridge 101, M Ross 46; R Botadra 3-43, M McClenaghan 3-44) playing Howick Pakuranga 42/5.
Papatoetoe vs. Parnell
Papatoetoe 278 all out (C Brookland 49, J Plummer 61, S Money 36, L Clark 47; D Goddard 4-74) playing Parnell 0-0
Grafton vs. Takapuna
Takapuna 408/7 dec (WD O’Donnell 49, C Cachopa 156, HV Van Vuuren 66, DPJ James 50, EH Herd 47) playing Grafton 26/0
Auckland University vs. Cornwall
Cornwall 297 all out (T Nidamanuru 145, S Marra 34, F De Villiers 73; T Wells 3-96, PJ Fletcher 4-39) playing Auckland University 95/0 ( BJC Beecroft 47*, JH Barrett 47*)
Eden Roskill vs Suburbs New Lynn
Eden Roskill 321 all out ( S Sharma 33, V Sirohi 102, B Vora 39, A Abbas 53) playing Suburbs 15/1
North Shore vs Ellerslie
Ellerslie 204 all out ( A Alam 85, P Narsimhan 66; C Brungar 3-41, T Chitongo 3-35) playing North Shore 135/1 ( C Mahoney 46*, G Beghin 68*)
Birkenhead vs Waitakere
Waitakere 330 all out ( S Mirza 120, R Kumar 39, J Challis 35, N Fletcher 32, T Ngatai 36; M Patel 3-39, U Ghani 3-36) playing Birkenhead 53/5 ( R Evans- Moore 4-25)