National Club Cricket Championships – Match Reports Day Six

St Albans (Christchurch)74/4 PLAYED Eastern Suburbs (Wellington) – Match abandoned

In an unfortunate end to the National Club Cricket Cricket Championships it was Auckland’s weather that had the greatest say in the final. After the match was able to get underway and with nearly half of St Albans’ allotted 50 overs completed steady rain saw players leave the field.

Unfortunately for both sides they were unable to return as the rain came down for much of the day making it impossible to complete a match. Eastern Suburbs handed their first ever National Club Cricket title thanks to a superior run rate during the course of the tournament round robin.

Full scorecard here.

Napier Tech Old Boys (Central Districts) 154/8 (Christian Leopard 54, Indika Senarathne 40; Josh Presland 3/30) PLAYED Suburbs New Lynn (Auckland) – Match abandoned

In the brief play that was possible today Napier Tech Old Boys once again showed their impressive hitting ability in the short format. Christian Leopard showed why he was one of the stars of the tournament’s round robin as he crunched his way to 54 off 52, Indika Senarathne also once again got off to a rocketing start with 40 off just 22 balls. The knock including 5 4s and 3 6s. For Suburbs Josh Presland showed his talent and importance to Suburbs as he snapped up 3 wickets.

Full scorecard here.

Kaikorai (Otago) 248 (Iain Robertson 101, Rhys Bayly 30, Georgie Scott 30; Ish Sodhi 4/41, Nick Kelly 4/88) PLAYED Manukau City (Northern Districts) 23/1 – Match abandoned 

A rollicking batting effort from Kaikorai saw this match get to the most advanced position of any of the three that started today. The Dunedin club’s effort led by a supreme display from Iain Robertson. The opener nailing his ton in just 34 balls and with 13 4s and 7 6s. Robertson was however the only Kaikorai batsman who was able to go large and without another batsman chipping in a big score the side were all out for 248 in just the 27th over. In reply Manukau’s chase was ended by consistent rain.

Full scorecard here.

Final Placings

1st    Eastern Suburbs (Wellington)

2nd   St Albans (Canterbury)

3rd    Napier Tech Old Boys (Central Districts)

4th    Suburbs New Lynn (Auckland)

5th    Kaikorai (Otago)

6th    Manukau City (Northern Districts)