Manukau Courier : December 2nd 2010
20 MANUKAU COURIER, DECEMBER 2, 2010 SPORT 3035502CL MT WELLINGTON WITH PASTORS PETER & BEV MORTLOCK Mt Wellington Highway - Entrance, Aranui Rd, Opposite Sylvia Park 6am -TUESDAY & FRIDAY 9a m-SUNDAY TV3 PRIME .com 3283578AB 391 NEILSON ST, PENROSE MT SMART STADIUM END Beautiful Gift Ideas Stunning Artificial Christmas Trees Elegant Accessories to decorate your home One off samples, seconds, excess stock. NEW STOCK COMING OUT DAILY IMPORTERS CLEARANCE at the CHRISTMAS OUTLET SHOP PENROSE OPEN 6 DAYS Monday to Friday 9-5pm Saturdays 9am to 3pm 3 Pulemau outstanding By ALAN APTED Mangere College's Sitoga Pulemau was named the most valuable female player at the Auckland Secondary Schools junior volleyball championships held recently. The 14-year-old had an outstanding tourna- ment and was one of the keys to Mangere College successfully defending their Auckland title. They beat One Tree Hill College 2-0 in the final. Under coach Nancy Palelei the team has now won back-to-back Auck- land titles. Pulemau is one of three players from Mangere College selec- ted for the tournament team. The others are Elizabeth Tualima and Foalalo Ioasa. Six south Auckland players made the 12-strong tournament team. The other players are Jenny Helsall and June Potifara of McAuley High School in Otahuhu and Aman- dalei Tamua of Aorere College. De La Salle College were unsuccessful in the defence of their boy's title, losing to One Tree Hill in the final. But they did manage to get two players into the tourna- ment team -- Fatu Lafaele and Simon Ioane. The pair are among five south Auckland players named in team. The others are Oata Pasi and Hansen Sami of Aorere College and McKay Laulu of Otahuhu College. Aorere finished the Auckland championships fourth. Other top 10 finishes were Sir Edmund Hillary Collegi- ate in seventh place and Otahuhu College ninth. Weymouth need to occupy crease By ALAN APTED Let'sdoit:Karaka's opening batsmen Sam Varcoe, left, and teenager Matt Cole meet for a mid-wicket discussion during their two-day cricket match against Manukau at War Memorial Park in Manurewa last Saturday. Two faces: Manukau captain Brendon Read is all frustration when a chance is put down against his bowling but, inset, becomes all smiles when he successfully grabs a Karaka wicket. Photos: SHANE WENZLICK SCOREBOARD: Weymouth 61-9 (Brook Simpson 25. Tim Hartland 4-12, Mitchell Sweetman 3-17, Jonny Wilkinson 2-23) and 23-2 (Jonny Wilkinson 2-14) v Pukekohe-Metro 249-6 dec ( Kevin Farrell 72, Tim Hartland 60, Jonny Wilkinson 45, Riley Hohepa 3; Liam Hunia 2-25). Karaka 238 (Matt Cole 88, Todd McDonald 47; Daniel Masiutama 4-23, Brendon Read 3-49) v Manukau 78-1 (Mike Halliday 35 n/o, Fraser Allan 26). Papakura 280 (Danny Shine 84, Ant Niterl 44, Jesse Housham 41 n/o. Simon Gardiner 4-48) v Waiuku 80-8 (Bayden Morey 29, Henry Gibson 4-11, Tim Grieg 2-9). Bat all day. That's the only strategy backs-to- the wall Weymouth have heading into the final day of their Counties Manukau club cricket two-day match against Pukekohe-Metro at Bledisloe Park in Puke- kohe on Saturday. At 23-2 in their second innings and still 165 runs behind the home team's 249-6 declared, Weymouth are in an impossible situation. The only way out of jail is for their remaining batsmen to occupy the crease all day. Otherwise rain is the only thing that can deny Pukekohe- Metro maximum points. The good news for Weymouth is that three of their leading batsmen, Vaughan Blanchard, Tamati Clarke and Jason Martin, will be available for the stone- walling. The trio were unavail- able for the opening day because they were playing Hamilton in a two-day Fergus Hickey Rosebowl match in Ham- ilton last weekend. Blanchard acknow- ledges how deep a hole Weymouth have dug for themselves but is looking forward to the challenge. We have to try and bat out the day. It's going to be a real challenge but we're going to give it a crack. A lot will depend on how well Tamati, Jason and I bat. We're all in pretty good touch. We know what's required. It's a matter of going out and doing it.'' Pukekohe-Metro's me- dium pacers Tim Hartland, Mitchell Swe- etman and Jonny Wil- kinson will be key to their team's success. The trio combined to take nine Weymouth wickets in the first innings. Hartland took 4-12, Sweetman 3-17 and Wilkinson, who bowled 11 consecutive overs, took 2-23. Wilkinson also cap- tured the first wickets of Weymouth's second inn- ings and has figures of 2-14 heading into the final day. The left-handed Hart- land with 60 and opener Kevin Farrell with 72 scored the bulk of their side's runs. Manukau's match against defending cham- pions Karaka at War Memorial Park in Manu- rewa is evenly poised. Manukau are 78-1 chasing Karaka's first innings of 238. Mike Halliday, pres- sed into action because frontliners Ashwyn Her- wels, Jono Hickey and Richie Faust were away on representative duties, leads the fightback with an unbeaten 35. But the talking point of the match was the heroics of two teenagers -- 17-year-old Karaka batsman Matt Cole and 16-year-old Manukau bowler Daniel Masi- utama. Cole hit 88 in Karaka's first innings of 238 and Masiutama took 4-23. Though on opposite sides this weekend, the pair will be playing for the Counties Manukau secondary school team in a Northern District Cricket Association tour- nament in Gisborne next week. Cole and captain Todd McDonald, 47, were the backbone of the Karaka innings. They put on 83 for the fourth wicket. Manukau captain Bre- ndon Read took 3-49. And Papakura are on their way to an outright against Waiuku at Massey Park in Waiuku. Papakura made 280 in their first innings and have the home side reeling at 80-8. Opener Danny Shine 84, Ant Niterl 44 and Jesse Houshan 41 not out made the bulk of Papakura's runs while Henry Gibson 4-11 and Tim Grieg 2-9 tore the heart out of the Waiuku batting. Play resumes on Saturday at 11am.
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