It was a busy weekend for cricket and the predicted forecast didnt eventuate with two days of sunshine gracing our province.
On Saturday saw day 1 of the 2nd round of the Premier 2 day competition.
Hawera United is in command over FDMC with a 63 run lead on the 1st innings with one wicket in hand.
A full strength Stratford side was dealt a blow by being dismissed for 120 by NPBHS who went on to score 189, day two will be a cracker as both teams will be pushing for outright points
NPMU took bragging rights over their inner city rivals NPOB in a low scoring affair, NPOB was dismissed for 113 with NPMU sneaking past being all out for 133, both teams failing to pick up a batting bonus point.
The final match of the round saw Woodleigh post 233 with Inglewood at stumps being 143 for 3, the Inglewood batsman will look to continue on next week and collect the bonus points and a 1st innings lead.
Scorecards of Day 1 below:
REVITAL PREMIER ONE DAY SEMI FINALS
Sunday saw the top 4 teams square off with Woodleigh taking on NPOB and NPMU up against Hawera United. Both games went the way of the favourites with Woodleigh defeating NPOB by 3 wickets and NPMU having a convincing win over Hawera United by 101 runs with the star of the show Ryan Fleming leading from the front with 101 not out.
Woodleigh and NPMU will go head to head at Pukekura Park Sunday 17th December with the game starting at 11am.
The Taranaki woman’s cricket team made it 3 wins from 3 games in the Mike Shrimpton Trophy, with a 3 wicket win against Wairarapa Woman in Wanganui.
Both teams were unbeaten heading into this game, with Taranaki winning the toss & choosing to bowl first. They regularly took wickets with Wairarapa being bowled out for 146 in the 33rd over. An outstanding bowling effort by Kelsey Husband who finished with figures of 5 wickets for 29 runs from her 8 overs. She was ably supported by Monique Rees, 3 for 21
A 51 run opening partnership by openers Emily Cunningham (30 runs) & Kelsey Husband got us off to a great start, but then we lost a few quick wickets before Aimee Watkins took the attack to the Wairarapa bowlers hitting 59 runs off 26 balls. Another 2 wickets were lost in reaching 147 (7 wickets down) in the 24th over.
The Copelin Trophy retained
The next, and final game, is against Manawatu on January 21st in Palmerston North
LOWER GRADE RESULTS
Results that were recorded on 0800 STUMPS
Auroa 202 (D Perrett 44, K Tai 65, M Cleaver 23, T Luxton 20, G Alexander 4-14, L Brown 3-51) lost to Inglewood 205-7 (P Potroz 35, L Brown 28no, N Andrews 22, T Luxton 3-41, K Tai 2-6) by 3 wkts
Budget Rentals North 2nd Grade One Day
Merrilands Mandrills 307-6 (A Kelly 120no, M Landrigan 39, C Mawson 49, M Lee 24, B Purcell 2-59, T Jury 2-64) beat NPOB 2nds 98 (K Jordan 22, D Earby 3-32, S Markham 4-17) by 209 runs
South T20 Grade
Stratford Old Dogs 209-4 (J Johnson 72, L Gould 52, R Barnard 20) beat Turuturu Blue 100 (L Kelly 3-19) by 109 runs
Stratford White 168-3 (N Callingham 65, C May 28, M Muir 29, C Muir 20) beat Turuturu Titans 109-8 (V Mehta 23, C Coombe 2-29, D MacDonald 3-6, B Gernhoeffer 2-14) by 59 runs
Midhurst 127-7 (A Russ 28, A Jannings 28no, A Riddick 27, M Patel 4-19) lost to Patea 128-3 (M Parsons 70no) by 7 wkts
Budget Rentals North 3rd Grade One Day
Fitzroy White 24 (D Hayman 7-9, D Porter 2-9) lost to Merrilands 25-1 by 9 wkts
Woodleigh 82 (B Goodin 29, P Manu 4-11, R Stachurski 3-23, C Morris 2-37) lost to NPMU Hounds 83-1 (J Mataku 28no, E Herlihy 28no) by 9 wkts
Mill T20 Grade
NPMU Funkwits 96 (A Prestney 4-9) lost to Bell Block Gladiators 97-2 (R Gladding 43no) by 8 wkts
Woodleigh 173-6 beat Bell Block Heat 168 by 5 runs