Manukau Courier : February 13th 2014
22 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 13, 2014 SPORT www.manukaucourier.co.nz Top man: Liam Hunia led the batting for Weymouth with 85. PHOTO: PHOTOTEK.CO.NZ By ALAN APTED A resurgent Weymouth have raced to 47 points and a 26-point lead after just two rounds of Counties Manukau club cricket’s two-day championship. They made the most of Switched: Former Papatoetoe fast bowler Kurt McDonald took 7-43 in his first game for his new club Karaka on Saturday. Introducing Fairfax Marketing Services: The full circle marketing solution for ADWORDS PREMIER SME PARTNER the weekend’s variable weather conditions with a first innings win with maximum batting bonus points over neighbours Manukau at War Memorial Park last Sunday. The ideal start has left Karaka on 21 points, Pukekohe Metro on 21, Papakura on 20, Manukau on 18 and Waiuku on 16 and given them all plenty of catching up to do over the remaining three rounds of competition. Karaka and defending champions Pukekohe Metro also scored first innings derby wins over Papakura and Waiuku at the weekend. The pair are still very much in contention and looking forward to their respective matches against Weymouth who they have to beat outright to stand a shot of winning the W H Taylor Shield. Heavy overnight rain Local Leads. Real Results. Business Websites Mobile Search Engine Optimisation Email Marketing Social Media meant Manukau and Weymouth couldn’t get their match started until 1pm on Saturday. It also forced an early finish. Manukau won the toss and asked Weymouth to bowl, a decision that surprised Weymouth skip- ➤SCOREBOARD Manukau 74 (Ashwyn Herwels 18, Simon Andrews 5-27, Nick Kelly 2-9) and 249-4 (Ashwyn Herwels 76 n/o, Ant Niterl 48, Sandeep Patel 34. Harry Lyford 1-1) drew with Weymouth 233-9 dec (Liam Hunia 85, Tamati Clarke 55, Marky JB 47. Ivan Burrows 5-72, Ant Niterl 2-24). Papakura 190 (Devon Jones 86, Harley Jenkins 48. Kurt McDonald 7-43) drew with Karaka 217-6 (Dan Power 101 n/o, Matt Wood 39. Henry Gibson 4-50) Waiuku 95 (Bharat Dogra 22, Bayden Morey 22. Dylan Fearon 5-29, Nick Grala 3-9) and 289 (Haseeb Ashraf 118, James McAuslan 32. Mark Singh 5-76, Ash Vodnala 3-48) drew with Pukekohe Metro 148 (Corey Hunter 30, Matthew Gardiner 29. Bayden Morey 4-21, Ben Naylor 3-35) and 146-8 (Blair Feeney 56 n/o, Corey Hunter 27, Ben Naylor 4-42, Ryan Ruddell 2-19). Points: Weymouth 47, Karaka 21, Pukekohe Metro 21, Papakura 20, Manukau 18, Waiuku 16. Draw (Twenty20 final): Weymouth v Waiuku, Weymouth Oval. Start: 1pm. per Shaun Simpson. ‘‘We couldn’t believe our luck. It was as if we’d won the toss. We were going to bowl had we won the toss and here was Manukau offering us that chance,’’ he says. ‘‘Their decision worked in our favour. The wicket was damp and a little too paced and our bowlers exploited it to the fullest.’’ Manukau were back in the pavilion with just 74 on the board, their first innings wrecked by Simon Andrews 5-27 and Nick Kelly 2-9. Weymouth, led by Liam Hunia 85, Tamati Clarke 55 and Marky JB 47 went to stumps at 197-5 and declared early on day two on 233-9. Manukau batted for the rest of the afternoon, putting on a muchimproved batting performance in their second innings and reaching 249-7 at stumps on the final day. Ashwyn Herwels 76 not out, Ant Niterl 48 and Sandeep Patel 34 led the fightback. Karaka and Papakura spent most of Saturday sitting in the clubrooms watching the Black Caps play India. The covers leaked badly in one spot and despite the use of a blower the wicket wasn’t declared fit for play until 4pm. Papakura went out to bat and scored a quick 134-8 before rain stopped play an hour before the scheduled finish time. Harley Jenkins 48 and Devon Jones 44 not out were the visitors’ top scorers at the end of day one. Former Papatoetoe fast bowler Kurt McDonald made a huge impression in his debut for Karaka. He took 7-43 and was sitting on a hattrick overnight. Papakura added 86 to their overnight score before being dismissed for 190 with Jones going on to score 86. Karaka made 217-6 in reply. Their innings was anchored with an unbeaten 101 not out by Dan Power. The only game unaf- fected by the weather was the match between Pukekohe-Metro and Waiuku at Bledisloe Park in Pukekohe. Pukekohe won on the first innings after the visitors were rolled for just 95. But the hosts were denied an outright when Waiuku put on a better show in their second innings. They scored 289. Pukekohe finished on shaky ground. They were 146-8 at stumps on the final day, still 90 runs short of an outright. The two-day compe- tition takes a break this Saturday with Weymouth and Waiuku playing the Twenty20 final at Weymouth Oval and Counties Manukau away to Poverty Bay. Waiuku not likely to be easy beats By ALAN APTED Search Engine Ads Reputation Management Business Listings Newspaper Ads Online Ads p 0800 123 664 e firstname.lastname@example.org w fairfaxmarketingservices.co.nz Weymouth might have had the wood over Waiuku all season but they’re not going to treat them as easy beats in Saturday’s Counties Manukau Twenty20 final at Weymouth Oval starting at 1pm. That’s the word from Weymouth captain Shaun Simpson who is asking his players to not get carried away by their domination of Waiuku this season. To compound prepar- ations Nick Kelly and Tamati Clarke, two of Weymouth’s best bats, will be away on provincial duties. ‘‘Getting our bowling right will be the key for us. We can’t afford to leak too many runs,’’ Simpson says. ‘‘Our batsmen have been consistent all season. They delivered the runs and this Twenty20 format suits them. It’s our bowlers who need to fire.’’ Simpson says Waiuku won’t be pushovers and will bring a nothing to lose attitude to the final. The stroke makers rather than the big hitter will profit from the Weymouth Oval and ones and twos are going to count for plenty because clearing the oval’s boundaries will be difficult, he says.
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