Manukau Courier : December 16th 2010
20 MANUKAU COURIER, DECEMBER 16, 2010 NEWS !"#$" %&'"(! ) &&% %# )*+ ! +-! #",+'* "#% '- " .& +%"/# -. /01 23-43 !"" 1/9 906/9 :: @A"'B# / >938686 23* 3"*&4 BC 7@D@E5@0 :B#""# GHI Faust the hero in win over Bay Middle order batsman Richard Faust was the hero of Counties Manukau's first in- nings win over Bay of Plenty in their Fergus Hickey Rosebowl two- day match in Mt Maunganui last week- end. The Manukau bats- man hit an unbeaten 147 batting at number six to guide his prov- ince to 337 all out in their first innings. The two Papakura representatives in the team Shane Gadsdon and Steve Horne hit 70 and 33 respectively. Bay of Plenty fin- ished the first day on 41-2 and were bowled out for 244 the next day. Waiuku's Scott Guthrie marked a return to full fitness with 3-23 while Wey- mouth's Jason Martin took 2-49. The match ended early because neither side was in a position for an outright win. The win moves Counties Manukau into second place in the Fergus Hickey Rosebowl behind Hamilton. They also hold the outright lead in the one-day championship for the Brian Dunning Cup. There are two more games to go in both the one-day and two- day competitions. Scoreboard: Counties Manukau 337 (Richie Faust 147 n/o, Shane Gadsdon 70, Steven Horne 33) bt BOP 244 (Scott Guthrie 3-23, Jason Martin 2-49, Ash Vodnala 2-44) by 93 runs on the first innings. -- Alan Apted Brilliant batting puts Karaka in contention By ALAN APTED Cutting: Weymouth's Haamiora Clarke cuts square off the wicket against Manukau at War Memorial Park in Manurewa last Saturday. SCOREBOARD: Karaka 313-4 (Matt Cole 107, Sam Kett 90, Todd McDonald 70. Jesse Housham 2-58) lead Papakura 144-6 (Ashley Abraham 62, Ant Niterl 34 n/o. Stu Kett 3-40) by 169 runs. Manukau 71 (Dean Giles 22, Sumit Agnihotri 4-6, Matt Hunia 3-10) and 97-3 (Dean Sutherland 57) lead Weymouth 149 (Ankur Grover 60, Haamiora Clarke 38, Brendon Read 4-31, Dean Sutherland 3-39) by 19 runs. Waiuku 108 (Bayden Morey 48, Jesse Smythe-Kirk 25no. Tim Hartland 3-20, Mitchell Sweetman 2-25, Richard Crosbie 2-25) trail Pukekohe Metro 233-5 (Kevin Farrell 70, Mitchell Sweetman 68, Tim Hartland 47. Keegan Lloyd 2-68, Simon Gardiner 2-54) by 125 runs. Poised: Manukau medium pacer Joe Samuels readies to let loose against Weymouth at War Memorial Park. Photos: FIONA GOODALL Papakura are in danger of losing their five-game winning streak when their two-day club cricket match against neighbours Karaka resumes at McLennan Park in Papakura on Saturday. The home side's record is on the line courtesy of brilliant batting from Karaka's top order of Matt Cole, Sam Kett and captain Todd McDonald. Cole, 17, celebrated his call-up to the Northern Districts under-18 team with 107, his maiden premier century. He fea- tured in two big partnerships, the first with Sam Kett who hit 90 and then with Mc- Donald who scored 70. It was the 132-run third wicket partnership between Cole and Mc- Donald that put Papa- kura on the back foot. It enabled the defend- ing two-day champions to declare on 313-3. Papakura were 144-6 in reply with Ashley Abraham their best bats- man back in the pavilion on 62. Club captain Russell Duncan concedes that Papakura are up against it. We've a lot of runs to chase down,'' he says. Duncan says the chal- lenge will be to avoid an outright defeat. A lot of the respons- ibility will fall on the shoulders of Ant Niterl who is 34 not out. Weymouth produced a timely return to form against Manukau at War Memorial Park in Manu- rewa. They rolled the home side for 71, scored 149 in reply and have Manukau at 97-3 in the second innings. Teen bowlers Sumit Agnihotri and Matt Hunia were also imposs- ible to play. Agnihotri took 4-6 and Hunia 3-10 reducing Manukau to one of their lowest scores of the season. The absence of Manu- kau's top order of Rich- ard Faust, Luke Glenn, Jono Hickey and Ashwyn Herwels who are away on representative duties was telling for the home team. Weymouth had Vaughan Blanchard, Jason Martin, Tamati Clarke and Ash Vodnala also away with the Counties Manukau team in Mt Maunganui but they coped better with the situation. Pukekohe-Metro has secured first innings points against Waiuku at Massey Park in Waiuku and will be pushing for an outright when play resumes on Saturday. Waiuku were dis- missed for 108 in their first innings. Pukekohe- Metro are 233-5 in reply. Kevin Farrell 70 and Mitchell Sweetman 68 topped the Pukekohe- Metro scoring. Play resumes on Saturday at 11am.
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