Congratulations to NPBHS 1st XI beating FDMC 1st XI by 22 runs at Pukekura Park in their Gillette Cup match. NPBHS will now face Whanganui Collegiate next week at NPBHS.
NPBHS 156/9 off 50 overs
Josh Gard 37
Jacob Mitchell 30
FDMC Josh Elder 3 for 37
FDMC Keegan Boon 2 for 18
Thomas Watson 34
NPBHS Braydon Baker 3 for 16
NPBHS Eli Darth 2 for 22
NPBHS Liam Carr 2 for 17
NPBHS Josh Gard 2 for 20
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Well done npbhs. Isnt 34 from fdc batsman and figures of 2-18 and 3-37 worth a mention in the intro.
Ross Taylor Festival Day is postponed today due to the weather. ☔️ It will now be held on the reserve day, next Tuesday 9th March. ️ ... See MoreSee Less
MARIST CLAIM PREMIER T20 FINAL
New Plymouth Marist United (NPMU) claimed the Taranaki Premier Grade T20 title by beating Stratford by 17 runs in the final at Pukekura Park.
NPMU skipper Kurt Leuthart won the toss elected to bat first with Ryan Watson taking 14 runs off Grant Commerfords first over. Chris Coombe bowling the second over picked up the key wicket of Dean Robinson for a duck before Commerford had his revenge over Watson by clean bowling him the next over and when Ryan Fleming was well caught by Lachlan Drummond in the gully NPMU were 30 for 3 after six overs. Robbie Yule and Daniel Bernet took the score through to 50 before Yule was caught up in a mix up and run out for 16. Leuthart joined Bernet and the pair started putting pressure on the field with their running between wickets until Nic Merson trapped Leuthart in front for 22. Left arm spinner Liam Muggeridge picked up the dangerous Jarrod Cunningham caught at deep square the following over. This brought Josh Barrett to the crease to join Bernet at 85 for 6 after 15 overs and Stratford seemingly on top. Barrett would get straight into his work taking a couple of boundaries off young Corey Bailey in the 15 over through mid wicket before a big six off Muggeridge the following over. Bernet resorted to some innovation as back to back scoop shots resulted in boundaries also off the bowling of Bailey and momentum was starting to swing NPMU’s way. Coombe would come back and bowl the 18th and 20th overs and in the process pick up the wickets of Bernet for 41 off 36 balls and Barrett 29 off 17 balls as Coombe finished with figures of 3 for 18 off 4 overs. NPMU completed their 20 overs posting 140 for 8.
Stratford got their run chase off to a bright start with both Finbar Moriarty and Denis Mihalijevich finding the boundary regularly. Shay Smith would get the break through bowling Moriarty but the game defining moment was the introduction of spin. At 48 for 1 after six overs Daniel Bernet and Michael Blanks were introduced into the attack, Bernet would go for two off his first over and Blanks would pick up the key wicket of Mihalijevich with the first ball he bowled for 29 off 19 balls, the pair would bowl their four overs straight each and Stratford could only muster 31 runs in that time meaning Stratford were 81 for 3 after 1`4 overs. With the run rate now up to 10’s Josh Barrett came into the attack and picked up two wickets in the 15th over before picking up another in the 17th over and in doing so snuffing out any chance of Stratford had of winning, Barrett finished with figures 3 for 25 as Stratford completed their 20 overs finishing on 123 for 6.
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Was a terrific game in perfect conditions. Great cricket played by both sides.
Over 60's National tournament was held in Christchurch in February. CD had 2 Taranaki reps myself and Roger Stachurski.
We lost all of our games but we batted together for several partnerships and also bowled in tandem to good effect. We both consistently scored 20+ when batting and took 1 of 2 wickets each innings. We ran tournament favourites Canterbury close and Runner up Northern Districts as well. Played our match against Canterbury on Hagley Oval. Four of our side were selected into NZ teams with Roger in the 2nds and I made the first team. Three sides were selected to play in Australia in September Covid dependant. Next year's tournament is in Napier.
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Taranaki U13 Boys v Manawatu U13 Boys - Match Report 28 February
The U13 boys travelled down to Palmerston North to take on Manawatu. Manawatu won the toss and elected to bat.
Noah Lobb bowling first change bowled a great spell taking 3 for 11 off 4 overs. Lincoln Taylor also bowled well through the middle with figures of 2 for 25 off 4 overs. Then Charlie Gadsby and Seb Reid bowled very tightly at the death and finished the innings off well, both taking a wicket each. Manawatu finishes their innings with 176/8 off their 40 overs.
Taranaki started the innings very well with a 38 run partnership between Zahn Hay-Vega (12) and Lucas Vassiliou (24*). Noah Lobb also starring with the bat getting a positive 31 runs putting us in a good position half way through the innings. Charlie Gadsby (16) and Seb Reid (12) batted well but we continued to lose wickets and in the end were bowled out 2 runs short of the target finished on 174 all out.
Was a great game to watch for the spectators and kept everyone on the edge of their seats.
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