Auckland Premier Cricket Short Report – 3 March
Auckland Premier Cricket Short Report
It was a wicket fest at Colin Maiden Park on day two between Auckland University and Howick Pakuranga with the boys from Lloyd Elsmore picking up a vital outright win.
Howick Pakuranga started the day 59/3 in reply to University’s first innings total of 188.
Andrew Morrison (65) played a vital hand for the visitors keeping the scoreboard ticking over as wickets fell around him.
Jeet Patel (5-94) put in a great shift for University keeping his side in the hunt for first innings points.
The work of Morrison, who also found support from David Winn (30) and Dale Phillips (20) was enough for Howick Pakuranga reaching 189/7 and declaring with first innings points secured.
University found themselves in a deep hole early in their second dig courtesy of Donovan Grobbelaar (3-20) who ripped through University’s top order to put Howick Pakuranga on top.
Adam Jones (5-22) really turned the screws running through University’s batsmen in quick fashion.
University simply had no answers slumping to 81 all out, with Jones wrapping up his five-wicket haul, leaving his side 81 to chase for victory.
Howick Pakuranga’s chase had an early wobble losing both openers early on to give University a sniff with the total at 16/2.
The nerves continued for the visitors, Thomas Wells (3-33) destroying the middle order to leave the match on a knife’s edge at 54/6.
Cam Neale (35*) was the hero for Howick Pakuranga clearing the fence twice in his quick-fire knock seeing his side home with four wickets to spare in the process picking up a valuable outright victory for the visitors.
In the other top four fixture, Papatoetoe picked up a vital outright victory due to an excellent display from Bhupinder Singh (7-102) who carried his side to victory.
In the bottom four, Takapuna scored an outright victory against Grafton, Elliott Herd the star of the show finishing with 6-55 in a dominant win for his side.
It was a nail-biter at Shore Road, with Parnell securing first innings points against Cornwall after a spirited rearguard action from their lower order.
In the Tom Hellaby, Ellerslie’s first innings total of 383 proved too much for Birkenhead, Ellerslie’s bowlers all contributing to pick up an outright victory.
At Eastdale Reserve, James Parslow scored a massive 218 not out for Suburbs New Lynn, before Anas Patel destroyed Waitakere’s lineup with excellent figures of 7-26 to help secure a comfortable outright win for the home side.
Eden Roskill put together a classy performance to defeat North Shore at Keith Hay Park, Barrington Rowland (59) getting his side home despite a tricky chase.
Papatoetoe vs East Coast Bays
Papatoetoe 346 (S Money 100, O Reynolds Pringle 47, A Sohal 109, A Sayed 31; L Delport 3-123) and 53/7 (L Delport 3-11, R W Schierhout 3-24) Won outright against East Coast Bays 158/8 Dec (C Ridge 56* R W Schierhout 37) and 203 (M Ross 92,L Delport 38;B Singh 7-102)
Auckland University vs Howick Pakuranga
Auckland University 188 (JH Barrett 55, B Dench 46; MM McEwan 3-41, A Jones (4-57) and 81 (D Grobbelaar 3-20,A Jones 5-22) lost outright to Howick Pakuranga 189/7 (D Young 30,A Morrison 65,D Winn 30; J Patel 5-94) and 81/6 (C Neale 35*;T Wells 3-33)
Parnell vs Cornwall
Cornwall 321/9 (ML Guptill-Bunce 54, S Crooks 98, B Barnard 55, F de Villiers 34; J Fisher 5-88, D Van Deventer 3-51) lost first innings to Parnell 336/8 (F McGregor-Sumpter 33, B Rainger 67, B Rodden 40, D Van Deventer 61*, J Fisher 50*)
Takapuna vs Grafton
Grafton 105 (J Parsons 54; R ter Braak 3-35, M R Jones 4-9) & 120 (EH Herd 6-55, MR Jones 3-39) lost outright to Takapuna 227 (GH Harley 43, WD O’Donnell 33, R ter Braak 69; K Ruffell 4-45, N Bhana 3-69)
Suburbs New Lynn vs Waitakere
Waitakere 145 (S Mirza 30, J Challis 34; H Vyas 3-21, A Patel 3-27) and 66/8 (T Ngatai 32; A Patel 7-26 lost outright to Suburbs New Lynn 456/7 Dec (S Gunawarde 33, JR Parslow 218*, M Murray 31, A Patel 57*; B Nash 4-121)
Ellerslie vs Birkenhead
Ellerslie 383/7 (A Thapa 112, V Khanna 36, J Allan 100, A Edekar 54; J Curtling 4-123) Won outright against Birkenhead 113/8 (G Blackmore 36) and 73/8
Eden Roskill vs North Shore
North Shore 256 (G Beghin 159*; B Vora 4-46) and 152/5 Dec (M Olsen 50, R Thompson 35 lost outright to Eden Roskill 260/7 (S Desai 70, O Chakraborty 69, B Vora 34*; T Chitongo 3-81) and 151/5 (S Desai 31, B Rowland 59)