Like the majority of the competition the weather played a major part in both semi finals.
Number one seeds New Plymouth Marist United played host to New Plymouth Boys High School. NPBHS won the toss and had no hesitation in asking NPMU to bat. After just 9 overs the players left the field for the first weather interruption of the day. In the end NPMU would face 20 overs and score 104 for 4. A total that was increased to 135 when the Duckworth Lewis calculation was completed. Top scoring for NPMU was opener Ryan Fleming and Josh Barrett both making 29, the latter not out and off just 20 balls.
In reply NPBHS got off to the worst possible start and after just 8 balls found themselves 3 for 3. It didn’t get any better as NPBHS were dismissed for just 61, it could have been a lot worse if player coach Mike Rubick didn’t manage to scrape together 24.
Across town NPOB welcomed Inglewood to Western Park, NPOB won the toss and Inglewood was asked to bat first, 5 overs were completed with Inglewood 19 for 1 when the players were asked to leave the field by the umpires due to persistent rain. A lengthy break ensued and players returned to the field to continue play, the first ball saw NPOB seamer Ross Bryans slip on impact of his bowling stride and hit the deck, umpires deemed the pitch unsafe for play until the foot marks were dry, unfortunately for all concerned more rain came and the umpires made the only call they could and abandoned the game.
That leaves the two top teams contesting the final at Pukekura Park on Sunday 16th December, play scheduled to start at 11am.