26 Jun, Sunday

MAGS win two day title

School cricket

MAGS win two day title

Vanilla BriefSchool cricket


Round Five

PREMIER A:  Two-Day Championship Section

Rosmini 1st XI v Sacred Heart 1st XI – ROSMINI G1

1st Innings Rosmini College 167 (Alex Durand 69, Connor Ridge 46),
1st Innings Sacred Heart 218/5 dec (Glen Phillips 59, Tom Ritchie 46no)
2nd Innings Rosmini College 216 (Kieran Seedall 74, Simon Rajwer 40, Alex Durand 30)
2nd Innings Sacred Heart 166/7 (Connor Ridge 5/39)
Sacred Heart Outright Win

Sacred Herat College declared their 1st innings closed at 218 after securing 1st innings points. Rosmini then set about playing positively with the intent of making a result possible for either side. Kieran Seedall 74, Simon Rajwer 40 and Alex Durand 30 batted well ensuring Rosmini would reach 216 all out leaving Sacred Heart 167 to win in 23 overs. The game was in the balance for much of the 23 overs with Rosmini taking 7 wickets but Sacred Heart secured outright points with one over left in the day.

Mt Albert 1st XI v Westlake Boys 1st XI -WESTLAKE BOYS G1

1st Innings Westlake Boys High School 254 (Will O’Donnell 77, Dylan Steyn 48; Aditya Dhawal 4/52, Aniket Parikh 3/60)
1st Innings Mt Albert Grammar 229 (Amit Dhadwal 114no, Jordan Dashfield 49; Brett Bakkerus 5/42)
Westlake Boys win on first innings

Continuing the MAGS innings at 35 for 2, the Dhadwal twins looked to be in no real trouble until Aditya played at a short rising slower ball and was well caught in the gully. A steady stream of wickets fell in the morning session with Brett Bakkerus taking two of the wickets and MAGS going to lunch at 103 for 6 and looking in a precarious position in their endeavor to take first innings points. Jordan Dashfield joined Amit Dhadwal and together they took the attack to the Westlake bowlers, posting their century partnership off 24 overs. However, with Westlake on the back foot and victory looking a distinct possibility for MAGS, Dashfield was well caught at slip for 49 off Bakkerus with the score at 207. Despite this setback, Amit Dhadwal, who had brought up his century and was scoring runs at will, seemed certain to lead his team to a first innings lead. But this was not to be, as the remaining batsmen succumbed to Bakkerus, who took 5 for 42, and were all out for 229 leaving Dhadwal 114 not out at the end and the match was called off at this point.

Saint Kentigern 1st XI v Auckland Grammar 1st XI – AUCKLAND GRAMMAR G1

1st Innings St Kentigern 115 (James Belz 4/15)
1st Innings Auckland Grammar 213/6 dec (James Parslow 79, Jonathan Burkin 61)
2nd Innings St Kentigern 229 (Anubhav Thapa 77, Jeremy Myers 39; James Belz 5/73)
2nd Innings Auckland Grammar 131/9 (George Hollingworth 4/41)
Match Tied (2 points each).  Auckland Grammar 1st Innings Win

Grammar declared immediately on Saturday morning with a 98 run lead, in order to ensure that they would have the most time available to bowl St Kent’s out. Things started according to plan, with King taking a wicket with the 1st ball of the 2nd over, but Grammar were forced to work hard for their chances. St Kent’s were resolute in defence and partnerships frustrated the bowlers as St Kents passed the total and started to build a lead that saw a 62 run stand between Jeremy Myers (39*) and Tom Hewitt (24). Belz bowled a marathon spell of 26 overs picking up 5 for 67. The final 3 wickets were wrapped up relatively quickly with Saint Kentigern all out for 229
Grammar needed 132 runs to win from 18 overs to secure the championship. Keeping up with the required run rate was never going to be easy and Grammar lost wickets in their search for quick runs. The side were going at 6 an over, but this meant that with 3 overs to go they still required 27 runs and were 7 wickets down. Chief destroyer was George Hollingworth who bowled beautifully taking 4-41 off six overs.  Guilford and Rainger did a great job at scampering singles and 2’s, although a run out increased the pressure. Eventually the match came down to the final ball with the scores tied. Grammar, unfortunately were unable to pierce the field and a run out meant the game finished as a draw.

Premier A Championship Points Table – Two Day Competition after Round 5

Mt Albert 1st XI                       15  
Auckland Grammar 1st XI        13
Saint Kentigern 1st XI              10   
Sacred Heart 1st XI                   8
Westlake Boys 1st XI                 4               
Rosmini 1st XI                          2       

PREMIER A:  Two-Day Plate Section

Avondale 1st XI v Kelston Boys 1st XI – AVONDALE G1

Ist Innings Avondale 159 (Marcus Smillie 36; Travis Nagatai 5/31, Dylan Lombard 3/29)
2nd Innings Kelston 123 (Navan Lombard 49)
Match Abandoned.  Avondale 1st Innings points

Rangitoto 1st XI vMacleans 1st XI – RANGITOTO G1

1st Innings Rangitoto College 154 (Patrick Thomson 33; Kanav Dogra 7/33)
1st Innings Macleans 125 (Harry Palmer 45, Chris Dunn 31)
2nd Innings Rangitoto College 149 (Ullrich Boshoff 53, Isaac Snell 42; Kanav Dogra 5/35)
2nd Innings Macleans 179 (Liam Winn 60no; Nathan Banks 3/31)
Macleans Outright Win; Rangitoto College 1st Innings points

The last day of Premier A cricket was played in glorious summer weather. Macleans resumed their second innings positively, with a fighting innings of 45 runs by Harry Palmer. It took a great catch from Patrick Thomson diving left and forward to break Palmer’s partnership with Dylan McGall, and swing the momentum back towards Rangitoto. In the end Macleans fell just short on 125 all out, with Rangitoto winning the first innings and 2 points.

Both teams made a game of it in the afternoon. Rangitoto batted quickly, led by Ullrich Boshoff 53 and Isaac Snell 42, setting a target of 178 to get in 40 overs. Leg spinner Kanav Dogra was again the chief destroyer, taking 5 wickets for 35 off 6.1 overs. Keeper Adam Baard also had a good day with 5 dismissals, including 3 stumpings. The fourth inning started well for Rangitoto, taking two quick wickets. Three catches by Ullrich Boshoff capped a good day for him in his last school match. Nathan Banks was the most successful bowler picking up 3 for 31 off 8 overs. But a determined innings of 60 not out from Liam Winn led Macleans to winning the second innings points.

King’s 1st XI v St Peter’s 1st XI – ST PETER’S G1

1st Innings Kings 254 (Charles Bevan 92)
1st Innings St Peters 214 
2nd Innings Kings 216/4 dec (Tristan Payle 138)
2nd Innings St Peters 204
Kings Outright Win

Commencing day two at 110 for 7, St Peter’s worked their way to 214 all out through some resolute lower order batting.  Unfortunately it was to be 41 runs short of the required 1st Innings total, thereby handing valuable points to King’s.  King’s in the 2nd innings went about their business posting 216 for 4 before declaring.  This was largely due to the 138 run contribution from Tristan Payle.  The target of 256 for the outright was to be just out of reach for St Peter’s who finished 52 runs short.

Premier A Plate Points Table – Two Day Competition after Round 5

Kings 1st XI                 15
Rangitoto 1st XI           12   
Avondale 1st XI             7       
Kelston Boys 1st XI        6               
Macleans 1st XI             6
St Peter’s 1st XI             4