Boy‘s College in thrilling weekend cricket win

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A thrilling victory, a magnificent century and some skillful bowling - round 6 of the Bayleys Bay of Plenty Cup had it all.

Keen to get their first win in the BOP Cup this season under their belt, the Holland Beckett Law Tauranga Boys College team found themselves having a bowl first after Papamoa won the toss.

Papamoa got off to a flying start with opening pair Aaron Barbour and Ashish Dhameliya putting on 32 runs (which included 13 off the 2nd over) before Dhameliya succumbed to the bowling of Harsh Patel. A 7th wicket partnership of 52 between Jass Randhawa and Xavier Lea helped their team to a defendable total of 179.

At 87 with 8 wickets down in the 35th over, things weren’t looking promising for Tauranga Boys but they dug in and with a couple of solid partnerships from Charles Williams, Finn O’Brien-O’Loan and Troy Barnett who managed to score 94 runs between them for the 9th and 10th wicket. The game ended in a thrilling victory for Tauranga Boys, winning by 1 wicket.

Papamoa Cricket Club 179/10, 48.3 overs (Jass Randhawa 44; Finn O’Brien-O’Loan)

Holland Beckett Law Tauranga Boys College 181/9, 58.2 overs (Charles Williams 49, Finn O’Brien-O’Loan 34*; Michael Brown 3 for 40)

Holland Beckett Law Tauranga Boys won by 1 wicket

Third-placed Element IMF Otumoetai Cadets won the toss and decided to have a bat first against 2nd placed Bayleys Central-Indians.

Fergus Lellman continued his outstanding form with 75 off 110 balls putting him second on the batting rankings, 1 run behind teammate Tim Pringle. Despite Central Indians player/coach Anish Desai snagging 4 wickets for 30 runs, the Cadets cruised to 229 runs from their 60 overs.

The run chase didn’t go as planned with the Rotorua lads who were 54 for 3 in the 14th over. Continuing on from his 4 wicket haul, Anish Desai stabilised the innings with the top score of 39 – helping his team hold on for a losing draw.

Element IMF Otumoetai Cadets 229/9, 60 overs (Fergus Lellman 75, Tim Pringle 36; Anish Desai 4 for 30)

Bayleys Central-Indians 182/9, 50 overs (Anish Desai 39; Tim Pringle 5 for 56)

Element IMF Otumoetai Cadets winning draw

Keen to get their first win in the BOP Cup this season under their belt, the Holland Beckett Law Tauranga Boys College team found themselves having a bowl first after Papamoa won the toss.

Papamoa got off to a flying start with opening pair Aaron Barbour and Ashish Dhameliya putting on 32 runs (which included 13 off the 2nd over) before Dhameliya succumbed to the bowling of Harsh Patel. A 7th wicket partnership of 52 between Jass Randhawa and Xavier Lea helped their team to a defendable total of 179.

At 87 with 8 wickets down in the 35th over, things weren’t looking promising for Tauranga Boys but they dug in and with a couple of solid partnerships from Charles Williams, Finn O’Brien-O’Loan and Troy Barnett who managed to score 94 runs between them for the 9th and 10th wicket. The game ended in a thrilling victory for Tauranga Boys, winning by 1 wicket.

Papamoa Cricket Club 179/10, 48.3 overs (Jass Randhawa 44; Finn O’Brien-O’Loan)

Holland Beckett Law Tauranga Boys College 181/9, 58.2 overs (Charles Williams 49, Finn O’Brien-O’Loan 34*; Michael Brown 3 for 40)

Holland Beckett Law Tauranga Boys won by 1 wicket

Pete Drysdale was the star of the show at Blake Park, scoring a magnificent 137 runs off 165 balls for the Bond & Co Mount Maunganui prems when they faced the Generation Homes Lake Taupo lads. He was backed up by fellow opener, Ollie White, who scored over 80% of his runs in boundaries. Moko Rivers and Will Perry kept their team in the game taking 3 wickets each but it wasn’t enough to keep Drysdale at bay and Taupo found themselves needing 276 runs to take out the win.

An excellent 53 off 35 balls from Luke Woods and contributions from Habib Malik, Jesse Dowd and Will Perry weren’t enough to chase down the mammoth total, falling short by 95 runs. Craig Baldry showed his bowling skills, finishing up with 5 wickets at an economy rate of 2.31.

Bond & Co Mount Maunganui 275/9, 52 overs (Pete Drysdale 137, Ollie White 41; Moko Rivers 3 for 54, Will Perry 3 for 87)

Generation Homes Lake Taupo 180/10, 41 overs (Luke Woods 53, Habib Malik 274; Craig Baldry 5 for 30, Ollie White 3 for 35)

Bond & Co Mount Maunganui won by 95 runs

After last weeks draw, Craigs Investment Partners Geyser City were looking to go one better and post their first win of their BOP Cup campaign and after winning the toss and electing to bat against the Flying Mullet Te Puke side, hopes were high. A 2nd wicket partnership of 57 between Goldendeep Brar and Jasvinder Singh and 36 from the in-form Samuel Devereaux helped Geyser city to 178 in the 55th over.

After an interrupted week with a postponed T20 match and a bye in the lasts round of the Bayleys Bay of Plenty Cup, Te Puke found themselves 36 for 3 in the 14th over. Contributions from captain Blair McKenzie (31), Ben Vyver (38) and a 41 run partnership for the 9th wicket between Christian MacDonald and Mikaere Leef got Te Puke over the line.

Craigs Investment Partners Geyser City 178/10, 54.2 overs (Samuel Devereaux 39, Jasvinder Singh 30; Mikaere Leef 3 for 24, Josh Earle 3 for 42)

The Flying Mullet Te Puke 179/8, 53.4 overs (Ben Vyver 38, Blair McKenzie 31; Samuel Devereaux 4 for 41)

The Flying Mullet Te Puke won by 2 wickets

Mount Maunganui retained their place at the top of the Classic Builders Reserve Grade standings, with a 94 run win over Te Puke at Blake Park on Saturday (27 November 2021).

The home side set their opponents a solid target in reaching 202 for the loss of seven wickets. Tom Bradburn top scored with an unbeaten 48 runs. Mount Maunganui applied the pressure from the start and grabbed their first wicket with just three runs on the board. Denym Clarke made a quick fire 36 off just 28 balls, before the Mount bowlers prevailed with Te Puke bowled out for 106.

R&A Sangha had to work hard to take the win points on offer from Cadets. The Sangha XI batted first and were removed for 184. Varinder Sandu was a rock at one end top scoring with 61 runs. Cadets made a determined attempt for victory, but pulled up short, being restricted to 173/9 to hand the Sangha side an 11 run victory.

United Indians set Hawks a target of 218, to win. before ripping through the reply to post a 99 run victory. Sukdeep Sidhu and Sunil Gaur both posted half-centuries for victors - with Harinder Dhaliwal (4/45) and Sukdeep Sidhu (3/12) removing seven of the Hawks batsmen.

Greerton, defeated Tauranga Boys College after being dismissed for 211, then bowling Tauranga Boys out for 95.

Te Puke Blue bowler Tejveer Singh, ripped through Bay Blasters in a Classic Builders B Grade encounter, to finish his spell with six wickets for just 18 runs. Bay Blasters were bowled out for 101, with the Te Puke side getting home with six wickets to spare. Tejveer Singh produced the best Western Bay of Plenty Cricket bowling figures of the season.

Hawks won the pool one top-of-the-table clash, beating TBC 3rd XI, in a game that went down to the wire. Hawks batted first and set Tauranga Boys third team a target of 213 to win. A Scott Curtis half-century set TBC a good platform, however tight Hawks bowling reeled back the reply to restrict them to 197/4.

Other B Grade contenders to pick up win points were Mount Maunganui, R&A Sangha and Katikati in pool one - and PapaOMA's, Grasshoppers and Cadets in pool two action.

Classic Builders Reserve Grade 27 November 2021

United Indians 217 (Sukdeep Sidhu 59, Sunil Gaur 51) defeated Hawks 118 (Ajay Kumar 30; Harinder Dhaliwal 4/45, Sukdeep Sidhu 3/12)

Greerton 211 (Lee Watkins 75, Brandon Laurenzi 45; Andrew Friskney 5/30) defeated Tauranga Boys College 95 (Narayan Raghunath 4/27, Scott Drabble 3/26, Dan Spencer 3/24)

Mount Maunganui 202/7 (Tom Bradburn 48no, Kade Smit 30) defeated Te Puke 106 (Denym Clarke 36; Mandinder Takhai 3/32)

R&A Sangha 184 (Varinder Sandhu 61, GS Gagan 38; Finn Dempsey 3/34) defeated Cadets 173/9 (Sam Owen 43, Daniel Maathuis 38; Yogesh Kumar 3/23)

Aquinas College v Katikati - to be played at a later date; Papamoa the bye.

Points Table (Provisional) Mount Maunganui 99, United Indians 87, Papamoa 66, Katikati 65, R&A Sangha 65, Greerton 54, Cadets 52, Hawks 46, Tauranga Boys College 40, Aquinas College 35, Te Puke 31.

Classic Builders B Grade

Pool One

Mount Maunganui 139/8 defeated Te Puke Green 116/8 (Karan Singh 55; Karl Friend 4/11, Rajat Tanwar 3/35)

Albion 166/8 (Bruce Majoribanks 44; Gurishwar Singh 3/23) lost to R&A Sangha 167/5 (Swayam Kaul 45, Mayank Tandon 31)

Katikati 183/9 (Ben Warren 47; Sam Brown 3/27) defeated Greerton 135 Brad Ford 3/8, Jacob Morton 3/9)

Hawks 212 (Navpreet Singh 56, Kulwinder Singh 39, Jasvir Dhillon 30; Jake Stott 3/33, Billy Ramsden 3/36) defeated TBC 3rd XI 197/4 (Scott Curtis 59; Billy Ramsden 45, Alex Peterson 40)

Points Table (Provisional) Hawks 30, TBC 3rd XI 24, R&A Sangha 24, Te Puke Green 19, Mount Maunganui 18, Katikati 12, Greerton 11, Albion 6.

Pool Two

TBC 4th XI 122 (Regan Cross 30; Rob Inglis 3/13) lost to PapaOMA's 125/3 (Tony Jackson 42)

Grasshoppers 202/9 (Andy Balfour 55, Bob Curran 43, Chris Uden 43) defeated Mount Maunganui Inanga 144 (Sam Vague 39; Andy Balfour 4/31, Sarn Lee 4/39)

Bay Blasters 101 (Tejveer Singh 6/18) lost to Te Puke Blue 103/4 (Bikram Sandhu 31)

Katikati Singh XI 101 (Depp Bolingford 3/28, Kush Joshi 3/38) lost to Cadets 102/1 Luke McConaghty 60no)

Points Table (Provisional) Te Puke Blue 30, Grasshoppers 24, Cadets 24, PapaOMA’s 18, Bay Blasters 12, Mount Maunganui Inanga 12. TBC 4th XI 12, Katikati Singh XI 6.




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