Manukau Courier : March 4th 2011
12 MANUKAU COURIER, MARCH 4, 2011 SPORT Don't miss this Sunday's... SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUNDAY STAR-TIMES AND SAVE! Ph: 0800 SUNDAY (0800 786 329) AttheMus e umof Broken Relationships Freedom of information Heartbreak and keepsakes The"EatIt"singer psychoanalysed by Matt Suddain Weird Al Yankovic The woman who made millions of f unpaid bloggers A perfect Chinese daughter and her imperfect love story ROSEANNE LIANG SUNDAY MAGAZINE Your glossy Sunday treat. n Roseanne Liang - A perfect Chinese daughter and her imperfect love story n Heartbreak - The heartbreak Museum of Broken Relationships in Croatia n Deeply Weird - The 'Eat it' singer gets put on the psychiatrist's couch n Hardcore holidays - NZ holidays that will work up a sweat n Pint of view - welcome to our new beer column n Kate's Country - a tour of Kate Middleton's home turf PLUS go in the draw to Win the new Volvo S60! Find your key word in the paper on Sunday ESCAPE The best of travel, food, wellbeing and entertainment. Two wins and a finals spot is Weymouth's By ALAN APTED Top scorers: Sam Varcoe, left, and Matt Cole guided Karaka to a 99-run win over Manukau with respective scores of 52 and 75 not out. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK SCOREBOARD: Weymouth 212 (Kyle Blanchard 33, Jason Martin 27. Steven Hughes 3-36, Keegan Lloyd 3-41) bt Waiuku 146 (Jesse Smythe-Kirk 36, Simon Gardiner 19no. Vaughan Blanchard 4-23, Sumit Agnihotri 3-36) by 66 runs. Karaka 248-7 (Mat Cole 75no, Sam Varcoe 52, Todd McDonald 36. Jono Hickey 2-33, Richie Faust 2-25) bt Manukau 149 (Jono Hickey 31, Luke Glen 22, Mark Dass 3-13, Todd McDonald 3-30) by 99 runs. Pukekohe Metro 183 (Matt Gardiner 46, Kevin Farrell 43. Gian Botha 3-23, Matt Gurrey 2-33) lost to Papakura 184-9 (Shane Gadsdon 52, Ashley Abraham 34, Ryan Strydom 25no. Jonny Wilkinson 3-36, Damien Smith 3-35) by one wicket. Points: Weymouth 12, Papakura 9, Karaka 8, Manukau 6, Pukekohe Metro 6, Waiuku 1 Weymouth face a tough three weeks as they try to secure their defence of Counties Manukau club cricket's one- day championship. The Mountfort Park-based club has a three-point cushion heading into the final rounds and are hot favourites to make the final. But they can't take their place in the final for granted just yet -- looming are Puke- kohe Metro, Karaka and Manukau, three of the most capable sides in the compe- tition. The three can beat anyone on their day and with Wey- mouth needing two wins from their final three matches to cement a place in the final, the pressure to perform is beginning to mount. The match against Puke- kohe Metro at Bledisloe Park in Pukekohe on Saturday will be a real test of depth for the defending champions. Weymouth will be handi- capped -- their best players, captain Vaughan Blanchard, Jason Martin, Brook Simpson and Tamati Clarke are the mainstays of the Counties Manukau representative team and they are strongly tipped to play in the two-day match against Poverty Bay at Weymouth Oval in Manu- rewa starting on Saturday. Pukekohe Metro will be at full strength. Weymouth will also be dis- appointed with the way they played against Waiuku last Saturday. Waiuku managed some- thing only Manukau have achieved this season -- to bowl Weymouth out on the Wey- mouth Oval. And the visitors managed it without their three frontline bowlers -- Scott Guthrie (injured), Matt Aspin (family) and Bayden Morey (rugby). Blanchard, Clarke and Simpson fell for only 12 as Weymouth struggled to 212 all out. Kyle Blanchard, 33, and Martin, 27, carried the day for the home side. The Waiuku batsmen couldn't match the example set by their bowlers and were bowled out for 146. Pukekohe Metro head into Saturday's match with plenty of motivation. They lost to Papakura last weekend for the fourth time this season and will be determined to prove their victory in the two- day champs was no fluke. They made 183 while Papa- kura reached 184-9 for a one- wicket victory. Papakura remain second with the win. Karaka took sole charge of third place with their 99-run win over Manukau at War Memorial Park in Manurewa. They made 248-7 off their 50 overs while Manukau fell for 149. Matt Cole, 75 not out, and Sam Varcoe, 52, gave the Karaka innings substance and Mark Dass, 3-12, and Todd McDonald, 3-30, bowled them to victory. Manukau face Waiuku at Massey Park in Waiuku on Saturday while Karaka host Papakura at the Karaka Sports Centre.
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