Greerton opener belts back to back centuries

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Eves Realty Greerton opening batsman Tom MacRury belted his second Baywide century in eight days, to continue his teams unbeaten Bay of Plenty Cup run of form, against Craigs Investment Partners Geyser on Saturday.

Greerton elected to bat, after winning the toss on their home strip at Pemberton Park, with MacRury quickly taking the attack to the Geyser bowlers.

A second quick-fire three figure score, saw the Greerton opener smash 110 off 80 balls at a strike of 137 (per hundred balls). MacRury, put on a match winning opening stand of 141 with Taylor Bettelheim (32) with Nick Hendrie carrying on the momentum with 86 runs, as the hosts posted 331/6.

Geyser made a valiant attempt to chase down the big target, but were removed for 209, to give the competition leaders a 122 run win. Jasvinder Singh and Hayden Mitchell reached the thirties before dismissal, with Mitchell Rush grabbing four wickets for the winners.

A high scoring encounter that was on a knife-edge until a result was declared took place at the Te Puke Domain. Flying Mullet Te Puke batted first and set Holland Beckett Law a big target in reaching 256 for the loss of six wickets. Blair McKenzie, continued his run of form with the bat in top scoring with 94 runs, with veteran Tai Bridgman-Raison contributing a solid 75. Liam Collett took three wickets for 24 runs for Tauranga Boys.

Tauranga Boys weren't fazed by Te Puke's big score but it seemed the end was near when they fell to 227/8. However, Tim Pringle kept them in the match going on to finish with an unbeaten 96, with their last wicket falling just three runs short of victory.

The encounter between Generation Homes Lake Taupo and Papamoa, saw nineteen wickets fall in the day's play, before Papamoa got home with a solitary wicket to spare. Papamoa were chasing 216 for victory, after Habib Malik (64) and Caleb Bate (60) anchored   the Lake Taupo turn at bat. Reece Shelton was in superb touch with the ball taking five wickets for 27 runs.

Papamoa opener Andrew Goldsmith hammered a neat century of 89 balls, before his team squeezed home in the forty-sixth over to post back to back wins, to sit just two points from the top four.

Bond & Co Mount Maunganui got their winning ways back on track with a solid win over Bayleys Central Indians in Rotorua. Mount skipper Ben Musgrave led the way,
with 68 runs in sides score of 236 for the loss of nine wickets. The home side fell 87 runs short of their target when they were bowled out for 150. Nadeera Nawela was in good touch with 66 runs to his name with David Hancock taking a four wicket bag for the winners.

BOPCA Bay of Plenty Cup Results November 28 2020
Flying Mullet Te Puke 253/6 (Blair McKenzie 94, Tai Bridgman- Raison 75, Gareth Wallace 62no; Liam Collett 3/24) defeated Holland Beckett Law Tauranga Boys College 251 (Tim Pringle 96no, Charles Williams 36; Hamish Wilde 2/2)

Eves Realty Greerton 331/6 (Tom MacRury 110, Nick Hendrie 86; Ben Astwood 2/30) defeated Craigs Investment Partners Geyser 209 (Jasvinder Singh 34; Michael Rush 4/45)

Generation Homes Lake Taupo 215 (Habib Malik 64, Caleb Bate 60; Reece Shelton 5/27, David Tuck 3/31) lost to Papamoa 218/9 (Andrew Goldsmith 100; Roger Urbahn 3/51)

Bond & Co Mount Maunganui 236/9 (Ben Musgrave 68; Stephen Nicholls 3/53) defeated Bayleys Central Indians 150 (Nadeera Nawela 66; David Hancock 4/31, Chris Atkinson 3/30)

Points Table (Provisional) Greerton 39, Mount Maunganui 33, Te Puke 25, Cadets 20, Central Indians 20, Papamoa 18, Tauranga Boys College 16, Lake Taupo 6, Geyser 6.





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