Auckland Premier Cricket Short Report – 24 Feb

Auckland Premier Cricket Short Report – 24 Feb

The business end of the season has arrived in the Hedley Howarth competition with the top four sides battling for the championship whilst the bottom four are in a fight to avoid relegation.

Papatoetoe played host to East Coast Bays in a vital match in the chase for the championship.

Pap had first crack with the willow, Chris Groenink (2-45) getting the visitors off to the perfect start picking up a wicket in the first over of the day.

Shortly after, Louis Delport and Tyrone Carter combined for a double strike to leave Pap in trouble at 47/3.

Stephen Money (100) and Oliver Reynolds Pringle (47) set about rebuilding for Pap, the pair putting on 75 for the fourth wicket.

Arminder Sohal (109) joined Money at the crease to continue the rebuild for Pap.

Money reaching his hundred, his knock including 12 boundaries and a maximum in a vital knock for his side.

Unfortunately for Pap, Money fell soon after reaching his century leaving the match evenly poised at 209/5.

Sohal did an excellent job batting with the tail bringing up his hundred helping his side to a first innings total of 346.

Bhupinder Singh (1-6) ensuring it was Papatoetoe’s day picking up a wicket in the penultimate over of the day ECB finishing the day 9/1.

Elsewhere at Colin Maiden Park, Adam Jones (4-57) and Matt McEwan (3-41) combined for 7 wickets to run through Auckland University for 188, putting Howick Pakuranga in the driver’s seat heading into day two.

In the bottom four, Cornwall posted a competitive 321 against Parnell to set up an intriguing battle for first innings points.

At Onewa Domain, Matthew Jones (4-9) was the destroyer for Takapuna helping his side bowl Grafton out for 105 before Taka’s batsmen secured first innings points for the home side.

In the Tom Hellaby, Suburbs New Lynn secured first innings points after an excellent bowling performance saw them skittle Waitakere for 145 before their batsmen ran down the total in quick time.

At Michaels Ave, centuries to Anubhav Thapa (112) and Joshua Allan (100) have put Ellerslie in a dominant position setting Birkenhead a massive total to run down.

Graeme Beghin scored a massive 159 not out for North Shore, Eden Roskill’s bowlers doing well to restrict Shore to 256 leaving the match evenly poised heading into day two.



Hedley Howarth

Papatoetoe vs East Coast Bays

Papatoetoe   346 (S Money 100, O Reynolds Pringle 47, A Sohal 109, A Sayed 31; L Delport 3-123) playing East Coast Bays 9/1

Auckland University vs Howick Pakuranga

Auckland University 188 (JH Barrett 55, B Dench 46; MM McEwan 3-41, A Jones (4-57) playing Howick Pakuranga 59/3 (D Young 30; J Patel 3-29)

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) playing Parnell 22/0

Takapuna vs Grafton

Grafton 105 (J Parsons 54; R ter Braak 3-35, M R Jones 4-9) & 54/6 (EH Herd 5-25 ) lost first innings to Takapuna 227 (GH Harley 43, WD O’Donnell 33, R ter Braak 69; K Ruffell 4-45, N Bhana 3-69)


Tom Hellaby

Suburbs New Lynn vs Waitakere

Waitakere 145 (S Mirza 30, J Challis 34; H Vyas 3-21, A Patel 3-27) lost first innings to Suburbs New Lynn 310/7 (S Gunawarde 33, JR Parslow 127*, M Murray 31; B Nash 4-74)

Ellerslie vs Birkenhead

Ellerslie 383/7 (A Thapa 112, V Khanna 36, J Allan 100, A Edekar 54; J Curtling 4-123) playing Birkenhead 14/0

Eden Roskill vs North Shore

North Shore 256 (G Beghin 159*; B Vora 4-46) playing Eden Roskill 115/2 (S Desai 69*, O Chakraborty 31*)