Manukau Courier : November 11th 2010
24 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 11, 2010 SPORT Turn your special qualities into a rewarding career in social work, mental health or counselling at Manukau Institute of Technology. Bachelor of Applied Social Work Certificate in Social Services National Diploma in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work) National Certificate in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work) Diploma in Counselling (General or Young People specialisations available) Make helping others a rewarding career APPLY NOW FOR FEBRUARY 2011 Contact us now for a complete list of programmes or more information. Faculty of Education and Social Sciences 0800 62 62 52 | www.manukau.ac.nz 7566 000105 subs On-form Papakura threatens Manukau Twice unbeaten: Matthew Gurrey has been in fine touch for Papakura, hitting an unbeaten 60 against Karaka last Saturday to add to the unbeaten 58 he scored against Pukekohe-Metro in the previous match. Steaming in: Karaka medium pacer Stu Kett sends down a delivery against Papakura at War Memorial Park in Manurewa last Saturday. Quick: Karaka's Alex Borrie in action against Papakura at War Memorial Park in Manurewa last Saturday. Driving: Papakura's Simon Hardy on the drive against Karaka during their Counties Manukau one-day cricket match at War Memorial Park in Manurewa last Saturday. Photos: JASON OXENHAM/FAIRFAX MEDIA By ALAN APTED One question occupies the minds of everyone with an eye on round four of Counties Manu- kau cricket on Saturday. Can Papakura upset Manukau at McLennan Park in Papakura and stretch their winning streak to record three wins in a row? It's not going to be easy against a side with several of the most tal- ented young cricketers in the province. But after having deli- vered consecutive upsets against Karaka and for- mer champions Puke- kohe-Metro, the one-time easybeats of Counties Manukau are chomping at the opportunity. Coach Michael Jamie- son says it's a great chal- lenge for his young team who, against all odds produced, back-to-back wins against two of the more fancied sides in the competition. But he cautions against getting caught up in the hype. Manukau are the twenty20 champions and they boast players from the Counties Manukau representative squad. They have the batsmen and the bowlers and are not an easy team to beat.'' But he's confident that if his players stick to their tasks and don't get too far ahead of them- selves they can give the favourites a run for their money. Jamieson, who has had the side for two years now, believes the victories over Karaka and Pukekohe Metro show the team is starting to deliver on their promise. They are starting to gel as a team. They're maturing and beginning to understand their roles within the team better. The experience Shane Gadsdon and Ant Niterl have got playing rep- resentative cricket is also rubbing off on their teammates.'' For the second week in a row, teenager and middle order batsman Matthew Gurrey has been a match-winner for Papakura. He hit an unbeaten 58 in the win over Pukekohe-Metro on October 30 and his unbeaten 60 was key to the victory against Karaka last Saturday. Papakura made 185 off 49 overs and were able to successfully defend that total thanks to captain Gian Botha and Hayden Wark whose six wickets helped bowl Karaka out for 160 in the 40th over. Matt Cole 90 and Sam Huriwai 24 looked like they would rescue their side with a partnership of 70. But when Cole was out leg-before the Kara- ka innings fell away. Karaka face compe- tition leaders Weymouth at the Karaka Sports Complex on Saturday. Unfortunately for Papakura, Manukau will have time to consolidate after they were nearly upset by Waiuku last Saturday. Waiuku made 155, a total which should have easily been within the reach of Manukau's openers. But they lost seven wickets in the chase and only an unbeaten 75 from Luke Glen and 26 from Jono Hickey got them home. Weymouth scored an emphatic 177 run win over Pukekohe-Metro at Mountfort Park to re- main the only unbeaten side in the one-day championship. Tamati Clarke 69, Brook Simpson 67 and Vaughan Blanchard 42 helped Weymouth to an impressive 290-8. It was too much of a chase for the visitors who were bowled out for 113. Counties win by six wickets The Counties Manukau second XI were too strong for Waikato Val- ley, beating them by six wickets in a one-day match at War Mem- orial Park in Manu- rewa last Sunday. All-rounder Ash Vod- nala (Weymouth) put in a man-of-the-match performance, taking 3-35 with the ball and top-scoring with 57. Other notable perfor- mances were put in by Alex Borrie who took 2-21 and Steven Horne (Papakura) who hit 51 as Counties Manukau reached 155-4 in their chase of the visitors' 154 all out. It was Horne's first game for Counties Manukau while Brook Simpson (Weymouth) and Kevin Farrell (Pukekohe Metro), the former Counties Manu- kau scrum half, made their return to rep- resentative cricket. The team was coached by Michael Jamieson, the coach of Papakura. Scoreboard: Waikato Valley 154 (Ash Vodnala 3-35, Alex Borrie 2-21) lost to Counties Manukau 155-4 (Ash Vodnala 57, Steven Horne 51, Brook Simpson 18, Matt Gurrey 15 n/o) by 6 wickets. Win 4 at stake Counties Manukau will be looking to make it four wins in a row when they host the Northern Districts schoolboy cri- cket championship in Manurewa from Decem- ber 13 to 17. The eight-team tour- nament will be played at Mountfort Park and War Memorial Park. Teams are Counties Manukau, Northland, Waikato Valley, Waikato Plains, Bay of Plenty Coastlands, Bay of Plenty Lakelands and Hamilton. SCOREBOARD Papakura 187 (Matt Gurrey 60 not out, Steven Horne 25, Hayden Wark 3-25) beat Karaka 160 (Matt Cole 90, Sam Huriwai 24, Gian Botha 3-34) by 27 runs. Weymouth 290-8 (Tamati Clarke 69, Brook Simpson 67, Vaughan Blanchard 42, Mitchell Sweetman 3-49, Mat Singh 3-51) beat Pukekohe-Metro 113 (Jonny Wilkinson 31, Clint Van Eyeson 23, Jason Martin 3-12, Vaughan Blanchard 2-8) by 177 runs. Waiuku 155 (James O'Neill 65, Scott Guthrie 14, Ivan Burrows 3-35) lost to Manukau 157-7 (Luke Glen 75no, Jono Hickey 26. Simon Gardner 3- 51, Keegan Lloyd 2-34) by three wickets. Points table: Weymouth 6, Weymouth 4, Papakura 4, Pukekohe Metro 0, Waiuku 0.
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