Cornwall off to winning start in NZCT Club Champs

After a delayed start, all three NZCT Club Champs fixtures got underway on grass today in reduced over matches at Cornwall Park.

North East Valley (Otago) vs Onslow (Well)

On the number one ground, Onslow dominated North East Valley with a seven-wicket victory after the Wellington side won the toss and bowled first.

Onslow ripped through the North East Valley batting lineup, opening bowlers Daniel Rose (3-10) and Alex Ridley (2-17) doing the early damage.

At 5-8 the writing was on the wall, Malcolm Nofal coming on and taking a hat trick in a devastating two over spell where he took 4-8.

North East were bowled out for 42 inside 15 overs.

Onslow made short work of the chase, Andrew Fletcher (28*) did the bulk of the scoring and despite losing a couple of wickets, the Wellington based side reached 46/3 after 11.1 overs to complete the victory.

For a full scorecard from the fixture, click here.


Napier Tech Old Boys (CD) vs Pukekohe Metro (ND)

On the number two, Napier Tech Old Boys claimed a 70-run victory over Pukekohe Metro.

Napier Tech were sent in and after a few early wickets were in a spot of bother at 32/3.

However, Isiah Lange (72) and Jesse Ryder (66) put on 122 runs for the fourth wicket to steady things, Lange’s innings including four maximums.

Napier Tech posted 212/7 from their 30 overs, Reid Somani (3-37) and Barry Rhodes (3-23) both claiming three wickets a piece.

A couple of early wickets put the Napier side on top early in the reply and despite 40 from Katene Clarke the team in red bowled well as a unit to strangle and eventually bowl out Puke Metro in the 27th over for 142.

For a full scorecard from the fixture, click here.


Cornwall (Akl) vs Burnside West (Cant)

Over on the number three Cornwall and Burnside West played out a high scoring affair with the home side taking out a four-wicket victory after both teams scored over 200 runs.

Burnside were sent in by Cornwall and put on 94 for the first wicket, the Huyser brothers in belligerent form early on.

Carl Huyer (51) passed the half century mark but was then dismissed soon after by a screamer from Scott Marra at point.

From 94/1 they pegged it back to 101/4, Louis Rodrigues (4-44) the best of the Cornwall bowlers.

Matt Hay blasted a quickfire 41 off 15 balls but when he departed the lower order were kept in check, eventually bowled out in the 31st over for a still imposing 235.

With rain about, the Cornwall chase got off to a shaky start with a couple of early wickets but number four Teja Nidamanuru (85) came in a changed the complexion of things.

Nidamanuru was sublime in an innings which included nine sixes and 6 fours, his 85 coming off just 34 deliveries.

When he departed the middle and lower order continued the good work, Jack Cassidy (30) and Sam Anderson (39*) putting on a partnership before Anderson and Scott Marra (27*) finished off the chase with five overs in hand.

For a full scorecard from the fixture, click here.


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