Congratulations to Mangorei CC beating Merrilands CC today in the Rodney Bishop Memorial Trophy match at Te Mete Park. This is the 53rd year the annual match between the two clubs is played in memory of Rodney Bishop who was killed in a motorcycle accident while returning home from a Central Districts trial.
Batting first Merrilands scored 236, Daryl Gladding top scoring with 73. Mangorei's Dennis Dravitski and Michael Erb each taking 3 wickets.
It came down to the last ball of the match, with Mangorei getting four off the last ball to win by one run. Michael Erb with an outstanding batting performance 123 not out and Lyall Smart 36. Best of the Merrilands bowlers was Chris Rae with 4 wickets.