Westlake, Grammar and Kings remain unbeaten
Monday, 13 February 2012
St Peters got their first win of the season over Rangitoto College
11th February 2012
Premier A: One-Day Championship - Round Two
St Kentigern College v Westlake Boys High School- Westlake 1
Saint Kentigern made a good start after Westlake elected to bat and at the first drinks break they were 48 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Westlake kicked on strongly though to score 268 runs off their 50 overs with a very fine 126 by Robbie O'Donnell and 76 by Jacob Curtling. O'Donnells ton included 11 fours and one six, and was his third century for the school. St Kentigern College's best bowler was Matthew Ellis with his 10 overs returning figures of 3 wickets for 40 runs. In response St Kentigern lost wickets at regular intervals and were bowled out for 109 in the 42nd over. Manaia Harris lead the quicks with 3/9 and Jaycob Curtling took 4/23 with his leggies. Anubhav Thapa stuck around for a hard fought 20. All in all, a convincing win for Westlake.
Westlake BHS 268/5 (Robbie O'Donnell 126, Jacob Curtling 76; Matthew Ellis 3/40) defeated St Kentigern College 109 (Mania Harris 3/9, Jaycob Curtling 4/23) by 160 runs
Macleans College v Avondale - Macleans 1
In a game reduced to 45 overs Avondale batted first and put a score of 144 on the board for the loss of 7 wickets. Pretesh Patel top scored with 31. It wasn't to be enough though as contributions from their top order meant Macleans got over the line although not without wobbling to the loss of 8 wickets. Captain David Winn's 35 was crucial as was the forty from opener Varun Narula. Patel continued his good bowling form of last week to pick up 3/28 in the losing cause.
Avondale College 144/7 (Pretesh Patel 31) lost to Macleans College 145/8 (Varun Narula 40, David Winn 35; Pretesh Patel 3/28) by 2 wickets
Kelston Boys v Kings College - Kelston 1
Drizzle greeted the teams as they assembled for this second round clash at Kelston and the start was therefore delayed by an hour. Mark Chapman called correctly and chose to bat first on a decent looking pitch. Kelston got a big early breakthrough as one of last week's centurians, Luke Williamson, flashed at one and nicked it to the keeper. The batsmen were not finding runs easy to come by but the bowlers were struggling with their lines and thus wides kept the run rate healthy. Harrison Nash and Mark Chapman added 49 runs in good time, however that promising stand ended with a mid-wicket muddle which resulted in a run out. Sam Klippel then joined his captain in the most convincing batting of the day. Mark reached and passed a good fifty with some lusty blows and seemed set for another hundred when a lapse of concentration saw him bowled without playing a shot. That pair had added a run a ball 62 and then Ben Turner helped Sam Klippel to add a similar number off 82 balls. King's committed the cricketing sin of not batting out their overs leaving five overs unused as Josh Cunis celebrated a five wicket haul cleaning up the tail. However 180 was a score that would test Kelston's batting skills.
Shaneil Sharma looked very dangerous for Kelston early and it was important that his wicket was captured before he caused too much damage. When Mitchell Murray and Mark Chapman started their spells the momentum of the game changed. They bowled very accurately and each enjoyed early successes. Straight bowling wreaked havoc. Four LBW decisions and one bowled had Kelston's innings in tatters. A couple of half chances were missed but Mitchell Murray just had time to grab his fifth wicket with his final delivery to complete an excellent spell. Mark Chapman had equally miserly bowling and picked up three wickets for himself in another convincing Kings win.
Kings College 235 (Mark Chapman 64, Sam Klippel 56, Josh Cunis 5/36) defeated Kelston Boys High School 76 (Mitchell Murray 5/16, Mark Chapman 3/18) by 160 runs.
Westlake Boys 4, Kings College 4, Kelston 2, MacLeans 2, Avondale 0, St Kentigern 0
Mt Albert Grammar v Rosmini College- Rosmini 1
Few would have tipped this result after last week but Rosmini kept the win points on the North side of the Bridge thanks in the main to a fantastic knock from all rounder Connor Ridge. Batting first the boys from the shore accumulated 206 with Ridge single handedly striking 92 of them to anchor the innings. Brett Randell continued his great bowling form of recent weeks picking up 4/35 and he was supported by Teja Nidamanuru's off spin which returned 3/38. Rosmini then looked to their bowlers to take the wickets and they got straight to work taking early MAG's wickets with opening bowler Jake Fitzgibbon blasting out 4/37. MAG's staged a mini revival with seam bowlers Randell and Zane Koch showing the batsmen how to do it with scores of 60* and 36 respectively. Rosmini though had another wicket taker up their sleeve and Mitchell Davie Martins figures of 4/27 from his allocation complimented Fitzgibbons earlier actions and handed Rosmini the win by 36 runs.
Rosmini College 205 (Connor Ridge 92; Brett Randell 4/35, Teja Nidamanuru 3/38) defeated Mt Albert Grammar 171 (Brett Randell 60*, Zane Koch 36, Jack Cassidy 31; Jake Fitzgibbon 4/37, Mitchell Davie Martins 4/27) by 36 runs
Sacred Heart v Auckland Grammar - Auckland Grammar 1
Sacred Heart came back to earth with a bump this week being as they were bundled out for 102 against Auckland Grammar. Tom Ritchie's 38 was the sole bright spot as the Grammar attack led by Shawn Hicks with incredible figures of 3/8 picked them apart. Hicks then turned straight round and blasted an unbeaten half century to see Grammar through to an easy 8 wicket victory.
Sacred Heart 102 (Tom Ritchie 38; Shawn Hicks 3/8) lost to Auckland Grammar 104/2 (Shawn Hicks 51*) by 8 wickets
Rangitoto College v St Peters College - St Peters 1
It was 60 odd and out for the St Peters batsmen on Saturday, but three scores in that region got them to 242/7 in their innings and that proved to be enough. George Hanham 62, Carl Crispin 60 and Robbie Compston 60 all raised the bat once for SPC. Rangitoto put up a spirited fight led by 34 from Taylor Stevenson and 45 from Felix Dewe but ended up dismissed for 196 with Michael Wilkie returning figures of 4/38 for the blue and gold side.
St Peters College 242/7 (George Hanham 62 Carl Crispin 60 Robbie Compston 60) defeated Rangitoto College 196 (Taylor Stevenson 34, Felix Dewe 45; Michael Wilkie 4/38) by 47 runs
Auckland Grammar 4, Mt Albert 2, Sacred Heart 2, Rosmini 2, St Peters 2, Rangitoto 0