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Club Cricket | 19 Feb

Club Cricket

Club Cricket | 19 Feb

Praneel HiraClub Cricket

Premier Men
Jeff Crowe Cup | Round 10

East Coast Bays 133 (S Keene 4-32) lost to North Shore 136/4 (R Mudford 92, L Delport 3-23) by six wickets.

An early finish saw North Shore do the 50-over double over East Coast Bays at Windsor Park. 

Batting first, Bays ran into a red-hot Simon Keene. The ACES latest debutant starred with the ball, picking up 4-32 from his ten overs. The Shore spinners then combined for four wickets, while Louis Delport (28) fought to take Bays past 100. 

Chasing 134, Shore were in a hurry to make the short trip home. Riley Mudford, in particular, had places to be, hitting 92 off 48 balls. The opener scored 92 out of the 116 runs scored during a knock that included 9 fours and 6 sixes. Delport continued his recent run with the ball, picking up three of the four Shore wickets, as victory for the visitors came in the 17th over.

Auckland University 184/6 (J Low 33*, H Lowe 30) lost to Parnell 185/2 (F McGregor-Sumpter 75*, R Clinton 62) by eight wickets – match reduced to 35 overs.

Parnell kept their place at the top of the Jeff Crowe Cup table courtesy of a confident win over Auckland University at Shore Road. 

A delayed start saw the match reduced to 35 overs; when play commenced, Parnell applied the pressure with the ball. The University top order couldn’t break free and seven scores between 15 and 33 meant the visitors finished with a total of 184/6. For Parnell, Henry King and Aniket Parikh both picked up two wickets. 

In reply, Ruben Clinton set Parnell on their way with a run-a-ball 62. The hosts rarely got out of second gear, cruising to an eight-wicket win with 2.5 overs to spare as skipper Flynn McGregor-Sumpter (75*) hit another half-century. 

Cornwall 292/6 (J Cassidy 110, M Guptill-Bunce 51, J Hayes 34, D Gallage 31) defeated Howick Pakuranga 193 (S Borland 50, B Walsh 39, L Winn 30, C de Beer 3-19) by 99 runs.

At Lloyd Elsmore Park, Cornwall posted the highest total of the day on their way to a resounding win over Howick Pakuranga.

Jack Cassidy continued his fine summer at the top of the Cornwall order, turning his sixth 50+ score into a patient hundred. With support from Michael Guptill-Bunce (51) and cameos by Dimithri Gallage, Jamie Hayes and Carl de Beer, Cornwall finished with 292/6. 

Howick Pakuranga were in reasonable shape with openers Bill Walsh (39) and Sam Borland (50) putting on 80 for the first wicket. Spin duo de Beer (3-19) and Lucas Dasent (2-25) then hit back, sparking a collapse that saw the Alpacas bowled out for 193 at the end of the 44th over.

Eden Roskill 173/8 (O Chakraborty 39, H Johal 33) lost to Takapuna 175/5 (W O’Donnell 86*, F Goodley-Hollister 31*, S Sharma 3-29) by five wickets – match reduced to 40 overs.

Takapuna kickstarted a memorable weekend with a hard-fought win over Eden Roskill at Onewa Domain. 

With the match reduced to 40 overs before play begun, Takapuna sent Eden Roskill in. Out past 50 in the 7th over, the visitors made a promising start. The Pirates then fought back and it was only the knocks of Oyishik Chakraborty (39) and Harjot Johal (33) that saw Roskill through their allotted overs.

Roskill were well and truly in the game when Shaneil Sharma (3-29) rocked the Takapuna top order. Tristan van Ingen-Kal and Flynn Goodley-Hollister both combined with No. 3 Will O’Donnell to bat the Pirates out of bother. O’Donnell remained at the crease when the winning runs were score, unbeaten on 86 off 97 balls.

Richard Jones Cup | Round 10

Birkenhead 205 (J O’Brien 60, S Krishantha 4-31) defeated Waitakere 121 (N Narayanankutty 34, A Frew 4-34, D Oelofse 3-34) by 84 runs.

Birkenhead closed the gap to second place after victory over Waitakere at Birkenhead War Memorial. 

A back-and-forth first inning saw Birkenhead slip from a strong position to at the 25-over mark to be bowled out for 205 in the 49th over. James O’Brien top-scored with 60, while no other Birkenhead player crossed 30. There were, however, enough contributions to keep the hosts in the game, despite Sujith Krishantha picking up 4-31 for Waitakere.

Early wickets all but delivered Birkenhead the game and they came through Angus Frew (4-34), who took four wickets in the opening ten overs. While Nikhil Narayanankutty and Aman Kaundal fought to give the Waitakere inning some respectability, Damen Oelofse (3-34) ensured Birkenhead maintained the ascendancy Frew had given the hosts. 

Grafton 228/9 (F Campbell 51*, S Edkins 3-32, W St John 3-53) defeated Ellerslie 176 (H Drillen 48, D Kharel 36, N Bhana 4-24, S Gunawardene 3-21) by 52 runs.

At Michaels Avenue, Grafton continued their run to the Richard Jones Cup final with a scrappy win over Ellerslie.

Batting first, Grafton fought back from 119/6 to see out their 50 overs and post a winning total. The top score would come from No. 9 Fraser Campbell, who hit an unbeaten 51 off 42 balls. Combining with Jack Dymond (27), the pair lifted Grafton to 228/9 after Sam Edkins and William St John had picked up three wickets apiece.

In reply, Ellerslie were in early trouble at 13/2. A series of partnerships kept the hosts in the match, with Henry Drillen (48) and Dinesh Kharel (36) the best of the Ellerslie batters. The match turned one final time; Sineth Gunawardene added three wickets to patient 28, while Nikheil Bhana (4-24) wrapped up proceedings, taking his 100th Premier wicket as the Lions picked up their eighth Richard Jones Cup win.

Hibiscus Coast 162 (C Elliot 74*, T Treadaway 37, D Bhatti 3-33) lost to Papatoetoe 164/0 (B Rowland 98*, S Setia 53*) by ten wickets.

Papatoetoe remain in the chasing pack after a dominant win over Hibiscus Coast. 

It was all Papatoetoe through the first five overs as Hibiscus Coast slipped to 19/3 early on. Daman Bhatti (3-33) was a threat throughout, but there was some resolve from Coast, who had Craig Elliot (74*) and Tony Treadaway (37) to thank for their total of 162. Barrington Rowland and Herschele Hendricks ensured it wouldn’t be any more than that, wiping away the Coast tail. 

Chasing 163, in-form openers Rowland and Shane Setia combined to lead Papatoetoe to their second ten-wicket victory of the campaign. Rowland would finish on 98* off 105 balls, while Setia scored his fourth 50-over half-century to go with a pair of hundreds. 

Kumeu 189 (A Christian 117, S Devereaux 4-36) defeated Suburbs New Lynn 157 (G Hanham 54, T Satti 3-19) by 32 runs.

Kumeu pulled off a remarkable 50-over double over Suburbs New Lynn at Ken Maunder Park.

Asked to bat first, the Devereaux brothers, Sam (4-36) and Luke, were all over the Kumeu top order. So much so, the Kumeu scorecard has an odd look to it with Akash Christian scoring 117 out of the 189 runs scored by the visitors. The next highest score was 16 as Kumeu were all out in the 48th over.

Suburbs ran into early trouble and couldn’t recover. 34/3 became 59/5 before there was any semblance of resolve. George Hanham (54) fought to give his side a chance but the experienced duo of Tazz Satti (3-19) and Christian (2-21) continued to break partnerships. The hosts were eventually all out for 157 to give Kumeu a fifth Richard Jones Cup win of the summer.

Barfoot and Thompson Royal Oak Premier Women
Prichard Cup

Auckland University 86/8 (E Buchanan 36, J Barnett 3-13) lost to Takapuna 87/1 (B James 36*) by nine wickets.

In Hobsonville, Takapuna made it 4-from-4 in the Prichard Cup, with a grinding win over Auckland University. 

Winning the toss and bowling first, the Ponies were into their stride early. Elizabeth Buchanan top-scored for University, with her 36 coming from 131 deliveries. It was a struggle for University to generate a run-rate and the Takapuna bowling figures make for some mesmerising reading. Jane Barnett (3-13) and Finty Trussler (2-15) both bowled nine tidy overs as University limped to 86/8 from their 50 overs.

In reply, Takapuna made short work of the chase with victory coming in the 16th over. Brooke James (36*) and Kate Irwin took the game on to add an unbeaten 58 for the second wicket to keep the Ponies defence on track. 

Howick Pakuranga 173 (M Downes 80) defeated Papatoetoe 136 by 37 runs.

At Papatoetoe Recreation Ground, Marama Downes had an outstanding day to help Howick Pakuranga to defeat Papatoetoe.

Coming in at 20/3, Downes hit 80 off 82 balls to almost single-handedly drag Howick Pakuranga to a winning total. Three other players made double figures as Downes dominated the scoring. The inning fell away after the allrounder’s dismissal and the Llamas were all out for 173 in the 38th over. For Papatoetoe, five bowlers took two wickets apiece.

In reply, Papatoetoe lost wickets regularly and were eventually all out for 136. Meddy Hyde top-scored with 27, batting at six, while Downes added two wickets and two catches to a memorable day. 

Parnell 193 (O Anderson 38*) lost to Cornwall 197/9 (S Carnachan 45, K Craig 42, C Crooks 32) by one wicket.

Cornwall defeated Parnell in a thriller at Cornwall Park. 

Asked to bat first, Parnell were given a strong platform of 115/2 by their top three. The highest score, however, came from Olivia Anderson (38*), who held the second half of the inning together. For Cornwall, Eve Meachan and Isabelle O’Connell both claimed two wickets. 

Chasing 194, openers Kate Craig (42) and Sarah Carnachan (45) set Cornwall on their way. The pair put together 88 for the first wicket before a trio of run-outs saw Parnell find a way back into the match. Yaz Kareem then picked up two wickets and soon enough Cornwall were down to their last pair needing three runs from the final over. No. 10 Holly Lightbourne held her nerve and found the fence to secure victory with three balls remaining.