TARANAKI PREMIER CRICKET - UNITED DESERVING OF DOMINANT WIN! 🏆
New Plymouth Marist United (NPMU) have won Taranaki Crickets Premier grade two day final in dominant fashion over Inglewood. The final will be remembered for the individual performance of NPMU’s Ryan Watson, his performance will go down as one of the greatest of all time in a final at this level.
On Friday, NPMU lost the toss and on a green wicket Inglewood skipper Aaron Zame had no hesitation in asking his opposition to bat first. The Inglewood bowlers were probably guilty of not quite hitting the right line and length consistently in the first session however they created enough chances to have put pressure on NPMU but NPMU went to lunch at 89 for 3. NPMU started to assert their dominance in the second session with Robbie Yule and Ryan Watson at the crease. The pair would bat for the entire second session and part of the final session putting on a 179 run partnership to lift NPMU to 263 for 4. Watson would be the first dismissed for a magnificent 122 off 165 balls, an innings that included 18 boundaries and two sixes. Yule would follow Watson back to the sheds a couple of overs later for a patient 60 off 180 balls, once Inglewood had both the set batsman out, they chipped away and in the final hour of play on day one picked up a further couple of wickets with NPMU reaching stumps at 299 for 8.
The decision to play the final over three days once again paid dividends as Saturday was a complete wash out.
Sunday morning and the weather had improved with the NPMU tail wagging before finally dismissed for 330. Inglewood seamer Jason Dombroski picked up 5 for 89 in a marathon 31 overs.
The Inglewood batsman came out knowing they had to score the runs to lift their first two day title as a no result would see NPMU awarded the trophy as top qualifiers, it started off badly for Inglewood with Troy Chilcott dismissed for a duck in the second over. Sam Broadmore continued his good form making 41 however did not get a lot of support. Ryan Watson would come back for his second spell and prove to be the match winner as he ripped apart the Inglewood middle order picking up 5 for 38 off 17 overs as Inglewood capitulated for 112, with NPMU leading by 228 there was not going to be enough time for Inglewood to force a result and therefore conceded, the victory put an end to NPMU’s impressive season which saw them also win the Premier T20 title.
It was easy to pick the man of the match with Ryan Watson picking up a century in difficult and trying conditions and finishing the season with a five wicket bag to lead his team to victory.
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TARANAKI PREMIER CRICKET FINAL SHOWDOWN
The Premier two day title is up for grabs with New Plymouth Marist United (NPMU) taking on Inglewood over the next three days at Pukekura Park. The prized piece of silverware has been elusive for both these teams with NPMU last winning in the 2012/13 season and Inglewood yet to have their name engraved on the trophy.
This year sees NPMU go in as top seeds after defeating New Plymouth Boys High School in the semi final. They go into the game unchanged from their semi final win and will once again look to their senior players to steer them to victory, openers Ryan Fleming and Dean Robinson will look to get their team off to a steady start with the Taranaki seam duo of Ryan Watson and Shay Smith to do the damage with the ball.
On the other hand Inglewood has been forced into a change through injury, up and coming allrounder Chris Logan has had surgery this week and will be missing from the line up. Inglewood would be one of the most consistent teams over the last 12-15 years but struggle to get the job done in the final. They have a wealth of experience right throughout their side with Aaron Zame, Jason Dombroski and Hayden McIntyre all lining up.
The game is scheduled to start at 10:00am each day.
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All to the best to Will Young playing for Durham in the County Championship before joining the Black Caps squad in their tour of England! 🙌
See the full story at Durham Cricket ➡️ www.durhamcricket.co.uk/news-and-media/will-young-signs-for-opening-stages-of-county-championship...Rachin Ravindra, Jacob Duffy and Devon Conway are the only uncapped players in a 20-strong touring party named to face England Cricket in two Tests in June.
The squad will then be trimmed to 15 for the ICC World Test Championship Final at the Ageas Bowl starting on June 18, as per ICC regulations.
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TARANAKI AGE GROUP
REPRESENTATIVE & PATHWAY
Congratulations to our age group representative & pathway players receiving the following awards! 👏👏👏
YEAR 7 & 8 GIRLS
Top Batter - Simone Heath
Top Bowler - Niamh Moriarty
Most Valuable Player - Niamh Moriarty
YEAR 9 & 10 GIRLS
Top Batter - Sophie Campbell
Top Bowler - Caitlin Marshall
Most Valuable Player - Sophie Campbell
YEAR 11 - 13 GIRLS
Top Batter - Jessie Hollard
Top Bowler - Sarah Allen
Most Valuable Player - Jessie Hollard
CD U19 Representative: Jessie Hollard
Top Batter - Charlie Broadmore
Top Bowler - Tommy Ingram
Most Valuable Player - Tommy Ingram
Top Batter - Jamie Ingram
Top Bowler - Kade Froome
Most Valuable Player - Jamie Ingram
Top Batter - Joshua Gard
Top Bowler - Jackson Norgate
Most Valuable Player - Joshua Gard
Top Batter - Jacob Mitchell
Top Bowler - Aaron Manning-Fleming
Most Valuable Player - Liam Carr
CD U17 Representative - Liam Carr
DON STEWART TROPHY - U12 BOYS - Charlie Broadmore
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Congratulations to our WINNERS of Taranaki Junior Cricket Term 1!
SOUTH VERN BETTS INTERMEDIATE - Hawera United CC White
SOUTH PETER INGRAM PRIMARY - Hawera United CC Black
NORTH SUPER BASH INTERMEDIATE DIV 1 - Waitara CC Slashers
NORTH SUPER BASH INTERMEDIATE DIV 2 - Bell Block Stars
NORTH SUPER SMASH PRIMARY DIV 1 - NPOB CC Rising Stars
NORTH SUPER SMASH PRIMARY DIV 2 - Central School Young Guns
SUPERSTAR INCREDIBALL - Waitara CC Titans
SUPERSTAR INTRO TO INCREDIBALL - St Josephs Comets
SUPERSTAR KIWI - Fitzroy Reds
PREMIER SECONDARY DIV 1 - Inglewood High School Blue Seniors
JUNIOR SECONDARY DIV 3 - Hawera High Schoool Juniors
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Congratulations to the Central School Young Guns! Winners of Super Smash Primary Division 2! 🏆
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Well done boys!
Great result Bell Block Stars
Yay! Well done Bell Block!!! 🎉🎉🎉