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Club Cricket Report | 8 Jan

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Club Cricket Report | 8 Jan

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Jeff Crowe Cup | Round Four

North Shore 177 (T Chitongo 32, R Quinn 4-39, J Sussex 3-14) lost to Takapuna 183/6 (Q Sunde 56, B Beecroft 52, T Chitongo 3-51) by four wickets.

Takapuna made a winning start to 2022 with a convincing win over neighbours North Shore at Devonport Domain.

Having decided to bat first, a stuttering top-order effort made it difficult for North Shore to post a competitive total. Seven out of Shore’s top-eight made double figures as Ryan Quinn (4-39) and Jordan Sussex made inroads throughout. Tendai Chitongo’s counterattacking 32 off 27 left Shore room to move if all went well with the ball.

Quinn Sunde (56) and Ben Beecroft (52) fifties laid the platform for a comfortable chase. Though the Pirates wobbled briefly with Chitongo picking up three wickets, the tough runs had largely been scored at the top of the order and victory would come with 15.2 overs to spare.

Eden Roskill 57 (G Phillips 3-13) lost to Howick Pakuranga 60/1 by nine wickets.

It was short and sharp for Howick Pakuranga, who steamrolled Eden Roskill at Lloyd Elsmore Park in less than two hours of play.

Disaster struck early for Eden Roskill at Lloyd Elsmore. Electing to bat first, the visitors never got going. A pair of run-outs didn’t help matters before spinners Glenn Phillips (3-13) and Harmeet Singh (2-3) ripped through the Roskill tail.

A chase of 58 was never going to take long, especially with Phillips coming in at three for the Alpacas. Phillips went into ultra-drive, hitting six of his seven balls to the boundary, to finish unbeaten on 26 when Howick Pakuranga picked up their first win of 2021/22.

Cornwall 208 (J Hayes 69, D Gallage 49, L Dasent 33*, D van Deventer 5-37) lost to Parnell 210/6 (W Ormiston 79, KV Prakash 47, F McGregor-Sumpter 42) by four wickets.

Parnell improved to a 2-2 record, coming out on top of a tightly contested duel with Cornwall at Shore Road.

It was all Parnell through the first hour, reducing the visitors to 33/5 in the 13th over. When Jamie Hayes (69) and Dimithri Gallage (49) put on 103 for the sixth wicket, Cornwall were back in the match. For Parnell, Dean van Deventer lit the fire, taking 5-37 including the wicket of Hayes before the death overs.

Parnell’s reply had its own ups and downs. Will Ormiston (79) and Flynn McGregor-Sumpter (42) added 82 for the second wicket. From there, Cornwall pulled Parnell back to 104/4. KV Prakash played a vital role in helping the Peaches inch closer, hitting 47 off 55 balls. Out with ten runs to get, the job was done and Parnell claimed victory in the 48th over.

University 233/7 (C O’Brien 107*, L Delport 4-24) defeated East Coast Bays 120 (K Mackenzie 3-16, J Todd 3-36) by 113 runs.

University’s magical run has continued, but it took a fair bit of grit and determination to put on a total worth defending against East Coast Bays.

East Coast Bays were on top early at Windsor Park. Despite Louis Delport picking up immaculate figures of 4-24 through the middle, University still had several punches to throw. Christy O’Brien salvaged the inning for the visitors with a match-changing unbeaten 107, including 

University kept the momentum rolling with the ball. The work of spin twins Keiren Mackenzie (3-16) and Jamal Todd (3-36) settled the result in favour of University, who are now the only team in the Premier Men’s competitions with a perfect record.

Richard Jones Cup | Round Four

Waitakere 263/7 (S Variath 77, S Mirza 67, A Kaundal 64, C Brungar 3-36) defeated Suburbs New Lynn 133 (N Fletcher 51, J Henderson 3-24) by 130 runs.

Suburbs New Lynn tasted defeat for the first time this season, having been stunned by Waitakere at Ken Maunder Park.

Runs on the board proved just the ticket for Waitakere, working their way to an imposing total. Fifties to Sachin Variath (77), Shozib Mirza (67) and Aman Kaundal kept the Suburbs bowlers on their toes. Kaundal’s knock proved the cheery on top, hitting 3 fours and 5 sixes on his way to 64 off 31 balls, while Carl Brungar (3-36) was the best of the host’s bowlers.

Jack Henderson (3-24) then struck early and often to have their neighbours in deep trouble at 65/6 in the 20th over. Despite 51 to Nathan Fletcher, there was no way back from there. In the end, Waitakere claimed a rare victory over Suburbs by 130 runs. 

Kumeu 264 (T Satti 67, R Jenner 45, T Arora 40, H Dawson 30, A Prasad 3-45) lost to Papatoetoe 266/2 (S Money 105*, S Setia 91, R Gill 36*) by eight wickets.

Papatoetoe passed a significant test at home against Kumeu

Batting first, Kumeu put together a commanding total on the back of a series of contributions. Ryan Jenner (45), Tanmay Arora (40) and Henry Dawson (30) combined at the top of the Kumeu order, but it was Tazz Satti, who drove home the advantage. For Papatoetoe, Avnit Prasad delivered a tidy ten overs, collecting 3-45.

Papatoetoe would have to score the highest total of the day for victory. That’s exactly what they did. First, opener Shane Setia got himself in and made the most of his home track, falling nine short of a century. There would be a century for Papatoetoe and it came from an unbeaten Stephen Money (105*), who guided his side to a comfortable victory in the 47th over.

Hibiscus Coast 206 (R Lakmal 67, S Edkins 4-52) lost to Ellerslie 212/3 (B Dench 78, D Kharel 70) by seven wickets.

Ellerslie paid tribute to the late Frank ‘Bomber’ Lancaster in the best possible way, by putting in a strong performance to defeat Hibiscus Coast.

It was a familiar story for Hibiscus Coast, with Ramesh Lakmal leading the way with the bat. While Lakmal (67) hit his fourth consecutive half-century to start the summer, Ellerslie’s Sam Edkins had the biggest say during the first inning, picking up 4-52. 

Ellerslie appeared in a hurry, taking the score out to 65 inside the first six overs. From there, Beau Dench continued on with Dinesh Kharel and the second-wicket stand took Ellerslie a fair chunk of the way. The pair added 85 before Dench’s knock ended at 78 off 60 balls. The wicket of Kharel (70) fell with the scores level, only for the incoming batter to seal the win with a six.

Birkenhead 77 (J Dymond 5-14, A Ridley 3-17) lost to Grafton 79/1 by nine wickets.

Grafton made short work of Birkenhead to kick off the new year with their third Richard Jones Cup win of the summer.

It was all Grafton at Birkenhead War Memorial. Nikheil Bhana and Alex Ridley got the Lions on top and there was no let-up. Ridley picked up 3-17, but the best was yet to come. And it came from Jack Dymond, whose fine figures of 5-14 dismantled the Birkenhead lower order.

Alex Edwards, Dylan Taylor and Sineth Gunawardene completed the Lions’ dominance, racing to victory within the first ten overs. The game lasted just under 36 overs and the result takes Grafton to the top of the table.

Barfoot and Thompson Royal Oak Premier Women

Pearl Dawson | Rounds One and Two

Papatoetoe 96/7 (R Lilii 37) lost to Auckland University 97/3 (N Parshotam 37, S Petherick 30*) by seven wickets.

Auckland University made a clinical start to 2022 with a seven-wicket win over Papatoetoe. 

Papatoetoe’s Regina Lilii and Tetiare Mataora put on 55 for the second wicket to bat their side into a position of strength. The second half of their innings, however, was dominated by the University bowlers. Samantha Petherick (2-17) led the attack, signalling what would be a fine day for the all-rounder.

Defending 97, Papatoetoe gave themselves a chance by picking up two wickets in the first four overs. From there, University soaked up the pressure and flourished through Petherick (30*) and Nikita Parshotam 37). The 65-run stand between the pair was enough for their side to later seal victory with 20 balls to spare.

Parnell 85 (Y Kareem 35, R McNeill 5-16) defeated Takapuna 81/6 by four runs.

Parnell survived a low-scoring thriller to claim a four-run win over defending champions Takapuna.

Yaz Kareem played something of a lone hand, hitting 35 off 39 balls, including the sole boundary of the Parnell innings. For Takapuna, skipper Roz McNeill picked up the figures of the day, taking 5-16 from her four overs. 

At the halfway mark, Parnell would have been underwhelmed by their total of 85. It would be enough, courtesy of a disciplined effort by the entire Plums’ attack. Fight from Finty Trussler (21) and Luci Hollister (20), in the end, wasn’t quite enough to get the Ponies over the line.

Cornwall 86/6 (T Lamb 45) lost to Howick Pakuranga 87/2 (A Parr 31*, R Patel 30*) by eight wickets.

Howick Pakuranga put in a shift to start the year on a high, defeating Cornwall by eight wickets.

After Amberly Parr put a couple of dents in the Cornwall top-order, it was a long way back for the batting side. Tariel Lamb’s unbeaten run-a-ball 45 ensured Cornwall batted through their 20 overs, but from 22/5, it was always going to be a push for a competitive total.

Chasing 87, the Llamas were never truly under pressure. Simran Bajaj’s two wickets in the fifth over saw Howick Pakuranga wobble briefly only for Parr (31*) to join Radhika Patel (30) and add an unbeaten 56 runs for the third wicket. 

Cornwall 114/6 (A Ewart 52*) lost to Auckland University 117/2 (A Eastwood 44, S Petherick 34*) by eight wickets.

Auckland University made it two-from-two on the day after a second confident chase, this time against Cornwall.

Cornwall bettered their earlier batting effort on the back of Annie Ewart’s 52 not out off 48 balls. While Ewart held the innings together, the University attack stuck to their tasks to restrict Cornwall to 114/6.

University were again confident with the bat, hitting 18 boundaries in the 14.3 overs it took to claim victory. Skipper Alex Eastwood was particularly impressive, hitting 44 off 29 balls, while Samantha Petherick was again unbeaten when the winning runs were hit. 

Howick Pakuranga 106/7 (S Bowden 33, G Lord 3-13) lost to Parnell 109/5 (Y Kareem 47*) by five wickets.

Parnell came out on top in a battle of first-up winners to sit on top of the table alongside Auckland University.

Skye Bowden’s 33 went a long way to putting Howick Pakuranga on track to a competitive total, only for the Parnell side to fight back through the second half of the Llama’s inning. Gemma Lord played a big role for the Plums, picking up 3-14.

Chasing 107, skipper Yaz Kareem continued her solid day with the bat, finishing unbeaten on 47 off 57 balls. Kareem’s patience was required as Howick Pakuranga applied the pressure throughout; Parnell, however, did enough to pick up their second win of the day.

Papatoetoe 35 (C Mains 3-8) lost to Takapuna 38/0 by ten wickets.

Takapuna made up for their opening-round loss, taking care of Papatoetoe in a business-like fashion.

Bowling first, the Ponies were led by Clare Mains 3-8, but all five bowlers picked up a wicket as Papatoetoe were bowled out for 35. Finty Trussler continued her strong start to the season with figures of 2-6 from her four overs.

In reply, Brooke James was in no mood to muck around, hitting an unbeaten 25 off 16 balls to seal a ten-wicket win with more than 14 overs to spare.

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