Mount secure big win, Papamoa eke out victory

Brett Randell took three wickets for Mount Maunganui. Supplied photo.

It was a dominant performance from the Mount Maunganui premier side as they faced off against the Otumoetai Cadets in the latest round of the Bayleys Bay of Plenty Cup.

Meanwhile, Greerton, Papamoa and Central Indians also picked up wins.

Double figure contributions from the top eight, which included a high score of 43 from Ben Musgrave, saw Mount Maunganui in a great position with 234 runs after 60 overs.

The Cadets chase got off to a good start with opening batsman Marcel Collett falling just short of his half ton on 47.

Coming in at four, Tim Pringle contributed a batting masterclass, finishing up on 77 not out. However, brilliant bowling by Pete Drysdale and Northern Districts contracted player, Brett Randell and three ducks in as many overs secured Mount Maunganui the win.

Meanwhile, over in Rotorua, Greerton prems won the toss and elected to bat against Geyser City prems with the game played on artificial surface due to rain.

After a slow start, Nick O'Sullivan and Umesh Ranaraja put on a fourth wicket partnership of 49. After O'Sullivan was caught and bowled in the 20th over, Ranaraja continued on and formed a partnership with Mitchell Rush (69) helping take their total to a healthy 211 in the 51st over.

Jared Tutty and Daniel Spencer opened the bowling for Greerton, Tutty steaming in from one end making players duck and weave while Spencer worked his magic with the ball at the other. Wickets fell regularly with good catches taken. A brilliant 65 off 56 balls for Samuel Devereaux and a 10th wicket partnership of 41 with Cohen Stuart wasn't enough with Stuart falling to Spencer with Geyser all out for 141 in the 39th over.

Lake Taupo Cricket Club played hosts to Papamoa in a nail biter. Aaron Barbour started strong for Papamoa, anchoring the innings and bringing up his half century in the process. Tight bowling from Taupo, in particular John Dolan who took 3 wickets at an economy rate of 2.36, restricted Papamoa to 195 in 60 overs. Michael Mitchell was in fine form for the home team, coming in at three and amassing 87 runs, but Mitchell's efforts as well as contributions from Caleb Bate (30), and Jesse Dowd (21) couldn't chase down the runs needed to secure the win and were bowled out in the 50th over four runs short of a win.

It was a low scoring affair in Te Puke as the Flying Mullet Te Puke prems took on Rotorua's Bayleys Central-Indians.

The Central-Indians chose to bowl first and were rewarded with two quick wickets in the first three overs. Blair McKenzie and Ben Vyver settled the innings with a 48 run partnership but central bowler, Andrews Gibbs was on fire, ripping through the middle order and helping bowl Te Puke out with a modest total of 114.

Bharat Popli opened the batting for the Central-Indians for the first time this season and showed his class with 55 not out from 68 balls. He partnered up with new player/coach Anish Desai (46) to chase down Te Pukes score in the 25th over. Cameron Riley was the only bowler to put a dent in the run chase, taking two wickets off his eight overs.

Bond & Co Mount Maunganui vs Element IMF Otumoetai Cadets

Bond & Co Mount Maunganui - 234/9, 60 overs (Ben Musgrave 43, Peter Drysdale 34; Fergus Lellman 3 for 66)
Element IMF Otumoetai Cadets - 173/10, 46.4 overs (Tim Pringle 77, Marcel Collett 47; Brett Randell 3 for 35, Peter Drysdale 3 for 47)

Bond & Co Mount Maunganui won by 91 runs

Eves Realty Greerton vs Craigs Investment Partners Geyser City

Eves Realty Greerton - 211/10, 51.5 overs (Mitchell Rush 51, Umesh Ranaraja 44; Samuel Devereaux 3 for 28, Gurtej Billing 3 for 43)
Craigs Investment Partners Geyser City - 141/10, 39.5 overs (Samuel Devereaux 65; Daniel Spencer 4 for 39)

Eves Realty Greerton won by 70 runs

Papamoa vs Generation Homes Lake Taupo

Papamoa - 195/8, 60 overs (Aaron Barbour 52, Reece Shelton 22 not out; John Dolan 3 for 33)

Generation Homes Lake Taupo - 192/10, 49.2 overs (Michael Mitchell 87, Caleb Bate 30; Ashish Dhameliya 4 for 35, Michael Brown 3 for 26)

Papamoa won by 3 runs

The Flying Mullet Te Puke vs Bayleys Central-Indians

The Flying Mullet Te Puke - 114/10, 37.4 overs (Blair McKenzie 31, Ben Vyver 31; Andrew Gibbs 4 for 37)
Bayleys Central-Indians - 118/2, 24.5 overs (Bharat Popli 55, Anish Desai 46; Cameron Riley 2 for 22)
Bayleys Central-Indians won by 8 wickets

A 178 run partnership took centre stage in the Classic Builders B Grade First Round over the weekend.

A 178 partnership from Hawks B Grade openers Jasvir Dhillon and Kulwinder Singh, batted Albion out of the match, at Fergusson Park. The defending B Grade champions belted 295 for the loss of eight wickets, in their forty overs at the crease.

Jasvir Dhillon top scored with 105 off 121 balls, with Kulwinder Singh accelerating the total with 103 runs, at a strike rate of 143 (per one hundred balls). Rodney Henderson troubled the Hawks middle order taking 4/46, as they lost their last five wickets for 30 runs.

Albion were on the back foot and at 66 for the loss of four wickets, were in some strife. Shane Espitalier shone out like a beacon with 41 runs in Albion’s turn at bat, before they were dismissed for 132.

Te Puke Green posted the biggest winning margin of the B Grade round one, in beating Greerton by 196 runs. Two half centuries provided by Te Puke's Kala Singh and Sodhi set the stage for their side to post 236.

Greerton were rolled for 40, with the Hawks emphatic win coming with the fifth ball of the 18th over. Prabhjot Singh returned 3/5, with Sukhpreet Singh (2/4) and Malkit Mann 2/8) also grabbing wickets with little resistance.

A feature of the day was the two victories by the Tauranga Boys College B Grade entrants. The TBC third eleven set Mount Maunganui a target of 112 before bowling them out for 72. The TBC fourths, removed Bay Blasters for a neat century then got home with six wickets in hand.

Defending Reserve Grade titleholders United Indians, had a good tussle with Katikati before prevailing with three wickets to spare. The team from the Western Bay extremities batted first and posted 119 for nine wickets. Former Bay of Plenty representative player, Brody Gilroy, top scored with an unbeaten 30 runs. Gurjant Singh was in top form with the ball, with four wickets for 18 runs from his 7.2 overs.

United Indians made a respectable start, at 39/1, when Sukdeep Sidhu was dismissed for his sides top score of 31. The Katikati bowlers upped the ante and at 50/4 had the Indian side in some trouble. Harbinger Ohaliwal turned the momentum, with 30 at tick over a run a ball, with United Indians reaching their target in the 32nd over. Jacob Morton returned figures of four wickets for 43 runs with the ball.

Other Reserve Grade side to take maximum points, were Mount Maunganui, R&A Sangha, Papamoa and Cadets picking up the twenty points on offer.

Western Bay of Plenty Cricket Results 30 October 2021

Classic Builders Reserve Grade Round One

Tauranga Boys College 87 (Manvir Singh 5/16) lost to R&A Sangha 93/1 (GS Gagan 54)

Hawks 123 (Aman Singh 34; Nick Smith 3/13) lost to Mount Maunganui 124/1 (Nick Smith 63no, David March 37)

Greerton 158 (GM Mangat 4/35, Vishal Groundar 3/14) lost to Papamoa 160/5 (Scott Drabble 4/40)

Katikati 119/9 (Brody Gilroy 30no; GurjantSingh 4/18, Sukhdeep Singh 3/23) lost to United Indians 122/7 (Sukdeep Sidhu 31, Harbinger Ohaliwa 30, Jacob Morton 4/43, Blake Gilroy 3/16)

Aquinas College 107/7 (Jordy Smith 35) lost to Cadets 110/1 (Sam Owen 44no, Blake Pentecost 37no)

Te Puke the bye.

Points Table (Provisional United Indians 20, Mount Maunganui 20, Cadets 20, Papamoa 20, R&A Sangha 20, Katikati 6, Greerton 6, Aquinas College 2, Hawks 3, Tauranga Boys College 2, Te Puke 0.

Classic Builders B Grade

Pool One: Te Puke Green 236 (Kala Singh 52, Sodhi 50, Karan Singh 48; Dugald Hossack 4/30) defeated Greerton 40 (Prabhjot Singh 3/5)

R&A Sangha 234/8 ( GS Dhoni 62, Pardeep Kumar 40) defeated Katikati 71/9 (Nitish Kumar 3/5, Gurishwar Singh 3/31)

TBC 3rd XI 111 (Scott Curtis 49) defeated Mount Maunganui 72 (Bryn Robertson 3/6, James Stratton 3/15)

Hawks 295/8 (Jasvir Dhillon 105, Kulwinder Singh 103; Rodney Henderson 4/46) defeated Albion 132 (Shane Espitalier 41; Mani Singh 4/18, Lakh Jattana 3/29)

Points Table (Provisonal) Hawks 6, Te Puke Green 6, R&A Sangha 6, TBC three 6, Greerton 0, Albion 0, Mount Maunganui 0, Katikati 0.

Pool Two: Bay Blasters 100 (Jake Stott 4/9, Reuben Carter 3/8) lost to TBC 4th XI 101/4 (Jason Spice 33no)

PapaOMA's 194/9 (Stefan Heuberger 39, Simon Clotworthy 39) defeated Mount Maunganui Inanga 118 (Sam Vague 33; Rob Inglis 5/33)

Katikati Singh XI 145 (Rajkaran Singh 34) lost to Grasshoppers 147/4 (Andrew Balfour 54, Craig Williamson 41no)

Te Puke Blue 168 (Harkirat Dhillon 40, Jassi Sidhu 37, Amritpal Bopari 36; Adam Manners 4/14, Cameron Murray 4/30) defeated Cadets 124 (Cameron Murray 33; Rana Virk 5/30, Jassi Sidhu 3/21)

Points Table (Provisional) Te Puke Blue 6, TBC four 6, PapaOMA's 6, Grasshoppers 6, Bay Blasters 0, Katikati Singh XI 0, Cadets 0, Mount Maunganui Inanga 0.

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