Me’s Twenty20 Competition
Final – 20-Feb-11
Fox’s Ale-House Suburbs New Lynn v North Shore – Lloyd Elsmore Park 1
Suburbs New Lynn successfully defended their twenty20 title on Sunday as they downed North Shore in a low scoring final. Wicket-keeper Jonathon Bassett-Graham led the Suburbs batting effort with 34 that allowed them to post 130/9. North Shore battled hard in reply but the spin of James Nolen helped bowl them out for just 119 and an 11 run victory for Suburbs.
Suburbs New Lynn 130/9 (Jonathon Bassett-Graham 34) defeated North Shore 119 (James Nolen 3-17) by 11 runs.
Fox’s Ale-House Suburbs New Lynn v Howick Pakuranga – Lloyd Elsmore Park 1
A double act from all-rounder Hendro Puchert helped Suburbs New Lynn squeak home in their semi-final clash with Howick Pakuranga by just 8 runs. Puchert top scored with 35 in Suburbs’ innings, which with the help of Aces player Daryl Tuffey’s 30, meant they were able to reach 134/9 off their 20 overs. He then picked up 3/28, which along with Ajaz Patel’s 3/21, allowed Suburbs to bowl out Howick for 126 and book themselves a spot in the final.
Suburbs New Lynn 134/9 (Hendro Puchert 35, Daryl Tuffey 30, Greg Morgan 3-19) defeated Howick Pakuranga 126 (Donovan Grobbelaar 33, Ajaz Patel 3-21, Hendro Puchert 3-28) by eight runs.
Cornwall v North Shore – Lloyd Elsmore Park 3
A solid all-round batting performance from North Shore meant they were able to grab themselves a finals berth with a 12 run victory over Cornwall. Thirties from Laurence Watson (33), Ben Stewart (33) and Daniel Burney (33) led Shore to a competitive 140/7. Cornwall in reply only had two men who got going which eventually cost them victory. Daryl Mitchell (43) and Michael Guptill-Bunce (40) played well at the top for Cornwall but the lower order could’t finish the job.
North Shore 140/7 (Laurence Watson 33, Ben Stewart 33, Daniel Burney 33) defeated Cornwall 128 (Daryl Mitchell 43, Michael Guptill-Bunce 40) by 12 runs.