26 Jun, Sunday

Kings retain one day crow

Game Development

Kings retain one day crow

Vanilla BriefGame Development


Premier A: One-Day Championship – Final

St Kentigern College v Kings College – Waikaraka Park

Kings College again showed why they are the big game players of Auckland Secondary schools cricket comfortably claiming a 7 wicket win over St Kentigern. After winning the toss and electing to bowl seamer Harrison Nash was troubled the St Kentigern batsmen straight away, picking up wickets in his first two overs. St Kentigern then went into consolidation mode but Kings were in no mood to let up, applying the pressure in the field and with the ball. At 64/6 St Kentigern were staring down the barrel but an onslaught on the short boundary from Matt Ellis pushed them towards respectability. However the return of Nash to the attack brought about Ellis’ demise and then Michael Haddleton cleaned up the tail. The Kings reply was all about one man: Ben Horne. Despite getting Hickey for a duck and a couple of other cheap wickets St Kentigern had no answer for Horne’s huge hitting on the leg side, and he saw the team home in only 23 overs but unfortunately was left stranded one run short of a richly deserved ton.

St Kentigern 158/9 (Harrison Nash 4/25, Michael Haddleton 3/24)lost to Kings College 160/3 (Ben Horne 99*) by 7 wickets

Premier B: One-Day Championship – Final

Auckland Grammar  v Kings College – Waikaraka Park

Auckland Grammar beat Kings in a close but high scoring match.

 AGS 209/10 (McCormack 74, Monterio 31) defeated Kings College 158/10 (Nixon 4-13)

Premier C: One-Day Championship – Final

Long Bay College  v Liston College – Waikaraka Park

Liston College comfortably claimed the Premier C one day title taking only 30.4 overs to bowl Long Bay out for 83 with seamers Ethan and Saumani picking up four and three wicket bags respectively. Opener Ben L then carried his bat to a boundary laden 34 not out as they cruised passed the total in 25 overs for the loss of only 3 wickets.

Long Bay 83/10 (Ethan 4/12, Saumani 3/10) lost to Liston College 87/3 (Ben L 34*) by 7 wickets.

Colts Grade : One-Day Championship – Final

Auckland Grammar  v Kings College – Waikaraka Park

Auckland Grammar and Kings College played out an incredible tie which went almost the full 90 overs, and as the last game standing garnered quite a crowd. Kings College batted first and were indebted to number 5 batsman Robinson with 61 who was the only Kings batsman who coped with the variable bounce and seamer friendly conditions. Opening bowlers for Grammar, Luke Guilford 5/32 and Curtis 3/38 were the main threats. When Grammar went out to bat the bowlers were still in the ascendency and opening bowler Christian Wylie was the hero of the Kings innings. Grammar however looked in control thanks to a patient innings from Mitchell Grimstone despite wickets falling at the other end. When he was bowled by Wylie and then Alex Cammell was acrobatically caught by Hamish McLean one handed, Kings sensed blood and Wylie skittled the tail finishing with incredible figures of 6/19 off 9 overs with the two teams foregoing the bowl out option and electing to share the title.

Kings College 157/10 (W Robinson 61; Luke Guilford 5/32, J Curtis 3/38) tied with Auckland Grammar 157/10 (Mitchell Grimstone 36, Christian Wylie 6/19)