Eden Roskill and Shore battle for first innings
Friday, 5 March 2010
Waitakere's Daniel Morton is all defence
It’ll be a tight battle for first innings points between Eden Roskill and North Shore on the second day of their Major Championship clash at Keith Hay Park tomorrow.
While the home side could only manage 160 batting first, they reduced Shore to 77-4 at stumps.
Eden Roskill player-coach Azhar Abbas says the result could go either way.
“They still need 83 runs with six wickets in hand. Bowling is our strength but we need to take our chances. If we take our chances things will be really good for us, but if we don’t we’ll make things really hard for ourselves.”
Abbas says there was some movement off the seam and in the air on day one, but Keith Hay Park surfaces often get slower and lower on day two.
In other Major Championship action Howick Pakuranga look odds on to claim first innings points against University Ellerslie at Michaels Ave. They scored 292-6, while University Ellerslie are 44-2 in reply.
And after scoring just 158 in their first innings, Cornwall have already conceded first innings points to Takapuna.
Meanwhile in the Minor Championship Parnell are on the verge of overhauling East Coast Bays’ 167. Suburbs New Lynn have snuck past Grafton United’s 127, resuming day two at 137-7, while Papatoetoe will be chasing Waitakere City’s mammoth 332-9, starting the final day at 67-2.
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