Sunday at 11am will see the beginning of the Revital Fertilisers Premier One Day final at Pukekura Park. As top qualifiers New Plymouth Marist United will go into the match with the favourites tag over New Plymouth Boys High School. A number of players in the NPMU line up have been successful in the finals and that experience should put them in good stead. NPMU will be hoping for opener Dean Robinson to be fit having injured his wrist two weeks ago.
For New Plymouth Boys High School they will need their form players to step up once more, Sebastian Lauderdale Smith and Jordan Gard have been away this week with the CD U19 side and if the pair can perform on Sunday it will go a long way to seeing NPBHS being successful. Lauderdale Smith is the leading run scorer in the one day competition, all rounder Oli Burbidge continues to impress as does young left arm spinner Liam Carr. Captain Ben Frewin will be looking to himself and these players to lead the side to the schools first one day title since 2001.
LEADING RUN SCORERS Sebastian Lauderdale Smith - NPBHS - 340 @ 56.67 Ryan Fleming - NPMU - 231 @ 46.20 Josh Roguski - Woodleigh - 206 @ 34.33 Kurt Leuthart - NPMU - 202 @ 25.25
LEADING WICKET TAKERS Viranchi Upadhyay - NPOB -16 @ 12.50 Kyle Pillay - NPOB - 15 @ 14.00 Oliver Burbidge - NPBHS - 14 @ 6.86 Liam Carr - NPBHS - 14 @ 9.07 Jason Dombroski - Inglewood - 14 @ 13.43 Christopher Coombe - Stratford - 14 @ 14.00 ... See MoreSee Less
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The first round of the Revital Fertilisers Premier two day cricket competition has been completed with New Plymouth Old Boys the only team to achieve maximum points. Beginning the day at 196 for 6 NPOB lost overnight batsman Ross Bryans very quickly, Kyle Pillay the other overnight batsman was selected for Taranaki and therefore replaced in the line up by former Taranaki captain and opening batsman Matthew Broadmore. The goal was to reach 280 to complete the batting bonus points, with Broadmore looking secure it allowed Dean Stewart to club 44 off just 26 balls, Stewart fell one run short of the target but NPOB secured the bonus point and declared immediately on 280 for 9, Broadmore finishing with a valuable 30 not out. With a deficit of 155 runs FDMC started their 2nd innings with survival in mind and its something they did well, a number of batsman occupied the crease for a length of time with Ambrose Moriarty top scoring with 28 off 69 balls. Eventually the college kids succumbed to the pressure being bowled out for 133 giving NPOB an outright win by an innings and 22 runs. Viranchi Upadhyay picked up 4 for 46 off a marathon 31 overs.
New Plymouth Boys High School sit in 2nd place two points adrift after completing a dominant victory over Inglewood, having been asked to follow on Inglewood started the day at 32 for 3 still 136 in arrears of NPBHS 1st innings. The Inglewood batsman once again struggled and found themselves 78 for 7 within the first hour of play. Clint Frost put some respectability into the Inglewood innings scoring 58 off 42 balls but he was the last man out with the score of 162. Frosts wicket would give left arm spinner Liam Carr a 5 wicket bag after he bowled unchanged for the entire innings finishing with figures of 5 for 87 off 27.3 overs. An innings and 6 run victory to NPBHS.
New Plymouth Marist United could not quite complete the outright victory over Woodleigh, having picked up 1st innings points on day one NPMU set out after the batting bonus points with opener Ryan Fleming starting the day on 113 not out, Fleming would see his side through to the bonus points finally being dismissed for 161. Robbie Yule would complete the innings with 63 off 37 balls to allow NPMU to declare on 365 for 5, a lead of 241. With no other option than to survive the Woodleigh batsman needed to find some form quickly if they were going to see out the remaining 85 overs in the days play. Woodleigh opener Mitchell Proffit fell in the first over and at 89 for 6 Woodleigh looked destined to fold. However new recruit Chad Quinney combined with Jared Phillips to see out the next 38 overs, Phillips would depart for 38 with 13 overs left in the days play, Quinney continued to bring up his century and thwart the NPMU attack, Quinney would be the 8th wicket to fall as he was dismissed for 105, Archie Marsh and Scott Evans would see out the final 10 balls of the days play with the game ending in a draw.
In the final match of the round Hawera was in pursuit of Stratfords first innings total of 255, starting the day at 62 for 1 Hawera progressed nicely through the morning session with Adam Keene scoring 68. Liam Fowler made 55 not out and combined with Amitoze Singh for a 98 run partnership to have Hawera sitting pretty at 160 for 3. At the lunch break Hawera had progressed through to 201 for 5 with the game hanging in the balance. Unfortunately for both teams only one over was possible after the lunch interval due to steady rain and the game was called off later in the afternoon with both teams recording points for a no result.
With the representative players available for the next two weeks prior to Christmas, two heavyweights of the competition go head to head in what should be a mouth watering clash. New Plymouth Marist United will host New Plymouth Old Boys at Lynmouth Park.
Inglewood hosts Woodleigh at Karo Park with both teams looking for valuable points after disappointing efforts in round one, Woodleigh with their rep players back in the side could prove too strong.
Stratford take on Francis Douglas at Victoria Park with Stratford desperately looking for maximum points.
In the final match Hawera will host the in form New Plymouth Boys High School at the TSB Hub, with NPBHS playing in the one day final the following day it could be an opportunity for Hawera to pounce while NPBHS have their mind on the bigger prize. ... See MoreSee Less
NP PHYSIO TARANAKI WOMEN - MIKE SHRIMPTON CAMPAIGN CONTINUES
Round 3 of the Mike Shrimpton Trophy is played on Sunday with the NP Physio Taranaki Women heading to Wanganui to take on their Wairarapa counterparts. The team are without Natalie Dodd, Emily Cunningham and Kate Baxter who are all away with the Hinds on Supersmash duty. Their absence gives a chance to 14yo Grace Foreman and 16yo Sarah Allen to make their debut. The side will be captained for the first time by Aimee Wisnewski. After a wash out and a loss the girls will be desperate for a win to get their campaign back on track before they take on a strong Manawatu side in the new year.
Taranaki U17 Boys v Manawatu U17 Boys - Friday 6th December 2019.
Manawatu won the toss and elected to bat. They made a solid and steady start as they moved through to 40 for 1 at the first drinks break. At the halfway stage they were 82 for 4 as the Taranaki bowling attack made it hard to score quick runs. Ben Olliver and Gareth Duffy picked up two wickets a piece to reduce Manawatu to 116 for 8 after 35 overs. However, the visitors fought back to eventually were all out for 152 after 47 overs. All the Taranaki bowlers bowled well to their fields. Taranaki hard a terrible start losing two quick wickets inside the first six overs. Thomas Graham showed resistance producing a well compiled 42 runs to steady the ship. He was also supported by Sam Darth (23 runs) and Gareth Duffy (28 runs). However, Manawatu kept fighting with their pace attack and reduced Taranaki to 140 for 9 in the 44 over. Hamish Coombe and Liam Carr eventually held on to win the game for the home team by one wicket. Scores: Manawatu U17 152 all out (B Olliver 2-4, G Duffy 2-19) lost to Taranaki U17 153/9 (47.2 overs; T. Graham 42, S. Darth 23, G. Duffy 28) by one wicket. www.crichq.com/matches/801418/2nd_innings
The Taranaki U17 team for the Central Districts Tournament has been named by Kurt Leurthart. The team travel to Napier on Sunday, where they will play four 50 over games. Monday v Marlborough, Tuesday v Hawkes Bay Wednesday v Horowhenua-Kapiti , Thursday Play offs. Team - Sam Darth, Joshua Elder, Terry Norgate, Thomas Graham, Jake Fowler, Shale Foy, Sam Rankin, Hamish Coombe, Liam Carr, Jason McGrath, Ben Olliver and Gareth Duffy. Coaches: Kurt Leurthat and Dean Robinson Manager: Jason Elder
The Revital Fertisers Taranaki Men’s cricket season hangs in the balance after another disappointing performance against Horowhenua over the weekend.
After winning the toss Taranaki skipper Icons Sports Bar Mattie Thomas had no hesitation in bowling first on a fresh pitch that had enough green grass on it to get the seamers excited. Unfortunately for Thomas and the Taranaki side the opening pair of Energy Ford Ryan Watson and Kyle Pillay could not execute the plan and were made to pay for their inaccuracies and inconsistency. On top of the bowling the fielders did back them up as they spilled three chances that would have made a huge difference. Horowhenua went to lunch at 108 for 3 and happy with their mornings work. After lunch an early strike by Watson created some momentum for the Taranaki side which allowed them to get back into the game. Mattie Thomas bowled in partnership with Davis Mills to see Horowhenua go from 140 for 4 to be all out for 157. Thomas picking up 4 for 26 and Mills 3 for 30. With the batting talent in Taranaki’s order such as Black Cap pairing of Will Young and Tom Bruce coach Debu Banik was comfortable with the target they were chasing even though Horowhenua scored 30 more than they should have on what was proving to be a difficult wicket to bat on. Taranaki did not make the best of starts with both openers back in the changing rooms with only 16 on the board. That brought Young and Bruce together but not for long as Bruce was trapped in front for 2. Young and Liam Muggeridge went about resurrecting the innings as both players worked hard in difficult conditions. Young looked composed and showed moments of class for his first outing after major shoulder surgery. Muggeridge was first to go with the score at 62 followed by Young the following over with no addition to the score. In fading light India Today Phil Barraclough and Davis Mills put on a valuable 46 runs for the 6th wicket, when both players departed it was 113 for 7, soon to be 113 for 8 with the demise of Ryan Watson for a duck. Still requiring 45 runs for 1st innings and only 10 overs left in the day, light was offered to the pair of Mattie Thomas and Michael Blanks, with the forecast predicting no play on Sunday skipper Thomas declined the offer and the pair pushed on in attempt to secure 1st innings, they got through to 139 before Thomas departed, 19 required with 3 overs to go and the final pairing of Blanks and Shay Smith were at the crease. The pair saw off all but the final ball of the day as Smith was unluckily given out caught behind with Taranaki all out for 139.
Coach Debu Banik was frustrated as every attempt was made to get play underway on Sunday however continual showers came across the ground and with a downpour at 2pm put pay to the chance of any play. Banik stated “the pitch offered plenty to the bowlers and we did not make the most of it in the first session, from there we were chasing the game and trying to beat the weather, we now have a break from playing until mid January and we know what we must do to give ourselves a chance to gain a challenge”. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to all of the winners of our Taranaki Junior Cricket competitions.👏👏👏
SECONDARY SCHOOL 🏏 Premier Division 1 - FDMC Gold Junior Division 3 - FDMC Blue
SOUTH TARANAKI 🏏 Super Bash Vern Betts - Hawera United CC Vern Betts Super Smash Peter Ingram - Hawera United CC Red
NORTH TARANAKI 🏏 Super Bash Div 1 - Highlands Heat Super Bash Div 2 - Bell Block Blue Caps Super Smash Div 1 - St Josephs School Rockets Super Smash Div 2 - NPOB CC Rising Stars Super Star Incrediball Div 1 - Mangorei Machines Super Star Intro to Incrediball Div 2 - Tikorangi Titans Super Star Incrediball Kiwi Div 3 - Frankley Williamsons
A big thanks to all of the coaches, managers, parents & supporters who offer their time to help the kids play and enjoy cricket! Thanks to The Gas Hub, sponsors of Taranaki Junior Cricket! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less