Grammar and Kings maintain perfect record
Monday, 20 February 2012
Avondale recorded their first win of the season over St Kentigern
Auckland Grammar and Kings are now the only remaining unbeaten sides in the competition after they both completed victories at the weekend.
Kings got home by three wickets over Westlake on the back of a Marc Chapman hundred whilst Grammar cruised to a convincing 77 run win over Mt Albert Grammar.
Those victories put both sides in the driving seat to progress through to the final with three games of round robin play left.
Premier A: One-Day Championship - Round Three
Westlake Boys v Kings College
Two unbeaten sides gathered at Kings for this 3rd round clash but sadly Robbie O'Donnell and Manaia Harris were both absent on rep duty for Cricket and Volleyball respectively for Westlake. Kings bowled smartly to restrict the Harbour side to 78/4 but Jaycob Curtling was the prize wicket and he fell to a smart catch in the outfield by Mitchell Murray. That inspires the U16 Auckland player on to greater efforts and he came back and picked up 4 of the remaining wickets to finish with figures of 6/32, a memorable performance from a young man in only his 3rd game for the school. Visiting international umpire Richard Illingworth was then entertained by Kings College's own international as Captain Mark Chapman exploded with 8 sixes and 10 fours in an astonishing innings of 119 runs off only 73 balls. He was dismissed towards the end but his innings alone meant Kings reached the target in 34 overs for the loss of 9 wickets.
Westlake 177/9 (Mitchell Murray 6/32) lost to Kings College 178/7 (Mark Chapman 119) by 3 wickets.
St Kentigern College v Avondale College
Losing the toss St Kentigern were put into bat and were quickly in trouble at 2/2. Matt Ellis and Tom Hewitt then put on a 64 run partnership for the 2nd wicket, Ellis top scoring with 55 and Hewitt contributing 36. Five ducks from the rest of the team however meant that SKC were all out for 150 and Pretesh Patel's hot form continued with figures of 5/26 from 10 overs. Avondale took their time with the run chase, eventually getting the total in the 48th over with Captain Harshall Vyass and Zubar Smith top scoring with 30 each.
St Kenitgern College 150 (Matthew Ellis 55, Tom Hewitt 36; Pretesh Patel 5/26) lost to Avondale 151/6 (Harshall Vyass 30, Zubar Smith 30) by 4 wickets.
Macleans College v Kelston Boys
The story of this match was a 224 run partnership between the Auckland U18 pair of David Winn and Andrew Morrison for Macleans College. Captain Winn compiled a massive score of 140 and wicketkeeper Morrison played the support role with 78.Opening bowler Josh Cunis for Kelston took the plaudits for his side with 3/64. In response Kelston made a valiant stab chasing down the total of 257 but were eventually dismissed for 172 with Varun Narula's off spin being the most potent weapon picking up 3/31.
Macleans College 257/8 (David Winn 140, Andrew Morrison 78; J Kunis 3/64) defeated Kelston Boys 172.
Kings College 6, MacLeans 4, Westlake Boys 4, Kelston 2, Avondale 2, St Kentigern 0
Rosmini v St Peters
In a game that doubled as these sides Gillette cup clash, Rosmini took home the points and booked their spot in the next round to continue their good start to the season. Batting first SPC compiled 202/9 in their 50 overs with 42 from Jack Parsons and 47 from Sam Cameron being the only knocks of note as the leg spin of Josh Hilton Jones bamboozled the batsmen. He ended up with 4/37 and Nick Vallely helped himself to 3/28. The Rosmini batsmen faired little better in response with Alex Du Rand's 43 and Callum Simmonds 45 being the top scores, but the starts from all the other batsmen meant they chased the total down for the loss of only 6 wickets.
St Peters College 202/9 (Jack Parsons 42, Sam Cameron 47; Josh Hilton Jones 4/37, Nick Vallely 3/28) lost to Rosmini College 203/6 (Alex Du Rand 43, Callum Simmonds 45) by 4 wickets.
Mt Albert Grammar v Auckland Grammar
This was this most eagerly anticipated game of the round as AGS looked to continue their hot form and MAGs looked to bounce back from last weeks loss to Rosmini. At the end of the game AGS cemented their position as the form team in this pool with a comfortable 77 run win. Batting first Shawn Hicks continued his hot streak with 38 runs and Captain James Parslow chipped in with 36 but Shikar Chaturvedi was the top scorer raising his bat for a well constructed 52, helping Auckland Grammar to 202 for the loss of only 7 wickets. Mt Albert's innings was in trouble early and Amit Dhadwal's score of 48 was the only act of defiance as all Auckland Grammar's bowlers troubled the batsman, but the speed and bounce of Kyle Jamieson was the main destroyer as he picked up 4/23 bundling MAGS out for only 126.
Auckland Grammar 202/7 (Shawn Hicks 38, James Parslow 36, Shikar Chaturvedi 52) defeated Mt Albert Grammar 126 (Amit Dhadwal 48; Kyle Jamieson 4/23) by 77 runs.
Sacred Heart v Rangitoto College
Sacred Heart take the title for most comprehensive victory of the week. Batting first they compiled a massive 305/6 with wicketkeeper Glenn Phillips leading the charge with 112 and Captain Jonny Goosman finishing it off with an unbeaten 77. These two were also supported by a boundary laden 47 from Jake Faamalepe. Rangitotos innings never got going and despite a valiant 31 from Thomson they were dismissed for just 88 with Pierce Fletcher's 3/25 the top figures for Sacred Heart.
Sacred Heart 305/6 (Glenn Phillips 112, Jonny Goosman 77*, Jake Faamalepe 47) defeated Rangitoto 88 (Thomson 31, Pierce Fletcher 3/35) by 218 runs.
Auckland Grammar 6, Sacred Heart 4, Rosmini 4, Mt Albert 2, St Peters 2, Rangitoto 0