26 Jun, Sunday

Rosmini pull off superb victory at Eden Park

Eden Park

Rosmini pull off superb victory at Eden Park

Iain LaxonEden Park, Game Development, School cricket

Rosmini College have pulled off a sensational two wicket victory over Saint Kentigern College today in the R H Marryatt Cup school boy final at Eden Park.

Winning the toss, Rosmini backed their bowling strength and took the field first, restricting Saint Kents to 159 from 49.2 overs.

The Shore boys bowled well as a unit, each contributing to keep the Saint Kents batsmen in check.

Ryan Harrison was brilliant with figures of 3/11 off 6.2 overs while openers Giles La Ville and Niko Weerakoon both took two wickets a piece in an outstanding all round effort in the park.

Several batsmen got going but couldn’t kick on, captain Fergus Ellis top scoring with 26.

Coming out to bowl and Saint Kents came out firing reducing their opponents to 39/4 including a runout in the third over of the innings.

But the cool head of Zakk Finlay prevailed, batting at number three Finlay anchored the innings scoring 44 to guide his team close to victory when he was dismissed with the score at 130.

The lower order from Rosmini rallied and ensured they got home in a nail biter, La Ville hitting the winnings runs in the final over.

“Today is the greatest day of Rosmini Cricketing history thanks to the wonderful efforts of Ryan Harrison and his team. Thanks also to the coaching staff off Hamish Buxton and Paul Brajkovich and the Manager Sean Delaney for all their efforts to make our Rosmini Cricket four-year plan come true” said Amita Weerakoon Director of Cricket at Rosmini.

Rosmini’s win all the more impressive considering it was their first time in a premier secondary schools’ cricket final.

It also means the victors will represent Auckland at the national secondary school’s championships.

For a full scorecard from the match click here.

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