First XI cricket - the final weekend
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Premier A: Two-Day Championship - Round Five
12th November 2011 & 19th November 2011
Kings College v St Kentigern College- Kings 1
St Kentigern College pushed their score up to 231 before being dismissed on day two. Reve Anstis finished with what was ultimately the top score of the match with 75 and Harrison Nash picked up a couple of wickets to join Chapman with three for the innings. Kings lost an early wicket but recovered well thanks to 49 from Ben Horne until he was dismissed just before lunch. After lunch left arm spinner Nick Kelly continued his electrifying season form and despite 72 from Captain Simon Hickey and 50 from Mark Chapman at 216/8 there were a few nervous faces around Kings College. However the tail enders did their job and got Kings past the total before eventually being dismissed for 264. Nick Kelly was the standout bowler with 6 wickets for 71 runs off his 22 overs.
St Kentigern College 231 (Reve Anstis 75, Harry Lyford 36; Mark Chapman 3/38, Harrison Nash 3/38) lost to Kings College 264 (Ben Horne 49, Simon Hickey 72, Mark Chapman 50; Nick Kelly 6/70) on first innings.
Auckland Grammar v Sacred Heart - Sacred Heart 1
Auckland Grammar ended the season on a high note with their second consecutive outright victory and had all rounder Shawn Hicks to thank after a dominant performance with the bat. Pushing on from last week Hicks increased his score to 45 and Grammar were able to declare their first innings with a lead of 46. This gave the bowlers plenty of opportunity to repeat their performance of the first innings. Although there was stubborn resistance from the Sacred Heart top order especially wicketkeeper Glen Phillips with 54, concerted pressure and the introduction of off spinner Jack Driscoll meant wickets soon began to tumble. Grammar created and took all their chances with a near faultless display in the field, meaning Sacred Heart were eventually dismissed for 115. Driscoll finished with the outstanding figures of 6 for 29 off his 9 overs, in his last game for the school. This left Grammar needing 70 runs in 34 overs to complete the victory and there was an uneasy start when one of the opener's was dismissed 2nd ball. The batsmen at the crease however held their nerve and guided the team to the target with no further loss of wicket. Jamieson batted well and Hicks completed a useful allround performance in finishing on 43 not out.
Sacred Heart College 80 (Ganesh Ratnasabapathy 3/11) and 115 (Glenn Phillips 54; Jack Driscoll 6/29) lost to Auckland Grammar 126/8 dec (Shawn Hicks 45*, A Quinn 3/34) and 70/1 (Shawn Hicks 43*) outright by nine wickets
Westlake Boys High School v Mt Albert Grammar School - Westlake 1
MAGS declared their first innings closed after having assessed the pitch upon arrival and Westlake countered by forfeiting their first innings. Game on. MAGS were soon in trouble at 24/2 but some hard work from Beck and Amit Dhadwal saw them through to a declaration at 60/6 meaning Westlake required 190 off a minimum of 71 overs. Solid batting throughout the day from O'Donnell, Curtling, Jordan Ranson (43), and an unbeaten 49 from Wesley Jarman got Westlake into a winning position at 135/6 with 25 overs remaining but some good bowling from MAGs saw them all out for 175 after 67 overs. Teja Nidamanuru added 5 more wickets to his season haul and was aided by seamer Brett Randell with 3/26.
Mt Albert Grammar 129/5 dec (Hamiora Clarke 47*) and 60/6 dec defeated Westlake Boys High School 0/0 dec and 175 (Wesley Jarman 49*, Jordan Ranson 43;Teja Nidamanuru 5/40, Brett Randell 3/26) outright by 14 runs.
Points after Round Five: Kings 14 pts; Auckland Grammar, Mount Albert Grammar 9 pts, Westlake Boys 7 pts, St Kentigern 5 pts, Sacred Heart 2 pts
Premier A: Two-Day Plate - Round Five
Rangitoto College v St Peters College - Rangitoto 1
Rangitoto wrapped up St Peters first innings quickly on day two to dismiss them for 205 with Connor Hamilton and Ben Mana picking up 3 wickets each. Wanting to finish the season on a winning note fired up the North Harbour side and a team effort with the bat saw them reach their target for the loss of only 8 wickets. Standout performances were Jackson Tredray with 31, Guy Harley 34 and Michael Jeram 67. Robbie Compston completed a good all round match for St Peters picking up 3/10 but Rangitoto were not to be stopped.
St Peters College 205 (Robbie Compston 55; Connor Hamilton 3/21, Ben Mana 3/30) lost to Rangitoto College 206/8 (Jackson Tredray 31, Guy Harley 34, Michael Jeram 67; Robbie Compston 3/10) on first innings.
Kelston Boys High School v Avondale College - Kelston 1
Avondale resumed with 22 overs to bat and pushed their total up to 185 thanks to 70 from Sachin Variath and 55 from Harshal Vyas before declaring to have a go at Kelston. Kelston started well and had a couple of good partnerships with Captain Sean Chick's 53 getting them to the strong position of 110/2. Avondale though produced a devastating spell of cricket to remove the last 8 wickets for only 30 runs and join Kelston in second place on the final table. Vishi Kumar was destroyer in chief with 4/10.
Avondale College 185/? (Sachin Variath 70, Harshal Vyas 55) defeated Kelston Boys High School 140 (Sean Chick 53; Vishi Kumar 4/10) on first innings.
Rosmini College v MacLeans College- Rosmini 1
Fingernails were chewed to the quick by the end of this game on Saturday as Rosmini's tail wagged violently to see them pick up the first innings points that ended up clinching them the Plate title. After good Macleans College bowling had reduced Rosmini to 56/5 they must have thought a comfortable victory was on the cards but first Mark Gill with 31 and then an amazing innings of 75 not out by Mark Casey saw Rosmini home by one wicket. Dhruv Dogras seam bowling figures of 3/41 were the standout for Macleans.
Macleans College 246 (David Winn 80, Chris Dunn 48, J Guy 31) lost to Rosmini College 247/9 (Mark Gill 31, Mark Casey 75*; Dhruv Dogra 3/41) on first innings.
Points after Round Five: Rosmini 9pts, Kelston, Avondale 7pts, Rangitoto 5pts, St Peters, MacLeans 2pts