Manukau Courier : March 13th 2014
22 MANUKAU COURIER, MARCH 13, 2014 SPORT www.stuff.co.nz ➤SCOREBOARD Public Notices Manukau Now is a Business Improvement District and is proposing an expansion to enable better services and create strong united representation. All commercial property and businesses owners in the expansion area will be asked to vote from 27 March by post. To see if your business is in the proposed expansion see the map at www.manukaunow.co.nz To learn about the expansion attend one of the events: 21 March - Street BBQ 26 March – Breakfast Meeting with guest speaker 28 March - Street BBQ 3 April To attend one of these free events, please contact Manukau Now: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ph: 263 7959 Ton: Ash Vodnala’s century against Weymouth has the Pukekohe-Metro batsman challenging for the most runs scored in Counties Manukau club cricket this season. Photo: PHOTOTEK Pukekohe-Metro 303-6 dec (Ash Vodnala 109, Corey Hunter 105. Simon Andrews 3-27) met Weymouth 147-3 (Tamati Clarke 42, Brook Simpson 40 n/o, Liam Hunia 28). Karaka 132 (Brad O’Callaghan 35, Kurt McDonald 15 n/o. Bayden Morey 6-31, Ben Naylor 3-59) v Waiuku 202-5 (Chad Whitehead 46, Ash Panchia 41, Simon Gardiner 31 n/o. Michael Schofield 2-51). Manukau 185 (J JMills 57, Brendon Read 40. Tim Grieg 5-54, Henry Gibson 2-6) v Papakura 133-4 (Gian Botha 36 n/o, Harley Jenkins 27, Shane Gadsdon 25 n/o). Points: Weymouth 61, Karaka 47, Manukau 35, Waiuku 29, PukekoheMetro 28, Papakura 24. Count me in, Manukau Suburban Newspapers Auckland CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph: (09) 525 2100, 0800 022 812 Fax: (09) 634 5600 Email : email@example.com Real Estate : classifi firstname.lastname@example.org (Open Mon- Fri 8am - 5.30pm) Counters open for classifi ed bookings are: Manukau 33 Birmingham Road, East Tamaki (Open Mon-Fri 8.30am 4.30pm) North Shore 1 Byron Ave, Takapuna (Open Mon-Fri 8.30am 4pm) Rodney Cnr Florence & Alice Ave, Orewa (Open Mon-Fri 8.30am 12.30pm) All above counters accept cash/eftpos/credit cards By ALAN APTED Weymouth have Waiuku to thank for putting Counties Manukau club cricket’s two-day championship out of the reach of their nearest challenger, Karaka. Though their match against Pukekohe-Metro at Mountfort Park in Manurewa is delicately balanced with the defending champions a nose ahead, Karaka’s first innings loss to Waiuku at Massey Park in Waiuku last Saturday has all but knocked them out of the running for W H Taylor Shield. It has left Karaka 14 points behind the front-runners with one game in the championship to play. That game is against Weymouth and will be played at Mountfort Park in Manurewa on March 22 and 29. A Pukekohe-Metro outright win over Weymouth is their only hope. But that scenario is highly unlikely with the defending champions needing 17 Weymouth wickets on the final day. Weymouth were 147-3 at stumps on Saturday, still 156 runs behind Pukekohe-Metro’s first innings score of 303-6. Shaun Simpson and company won’t be in a rush for quick runs or an early declaration when play resumes this Saturday. The longer they remain at the crease, the better their chances of avoiding an outright. Pukekohe-Metro are in a strong position thanks to centuries by Ash Vodnala’s 109 and Corey Hunter’s 105. They enabled the visitors to declare on 303-6. Simon Andrews was the best of the Weymouth bowlers with 3-27. Weymouth need a big score from Brook Simpson to save the game. He is unbeaten on 40. Waiuku, Counties Manukau’s Twenty20 champions, will be gunning for an outright against Karaka. That result would gift Weymouth the title. Waiuku went to stumps on 202-5, a lead of 70 runs over Karaka, who were bowled out for 132. Bayden Morey wrecked the Karaka innings with 6-31. Ben Naylor chimed in with 3-51 to continue his good form with the ball. Gian Botha, 36 n/o, and Shane Gadsdon, 25 n/o, are the key to a Papakura victory over Manukau at Bruce Pulman Park in Papakura. The home side are 133-4 in their first innings, still 52 runs behind Manukau’s first innings of 185. JJ Mills, 57, and Brendon Read, 40, were the only two Manukau batsmen to make an impression. The others were stifled by the bowling of Tom Grieg who took 5-54 and Henry Gibson who took 2-6. Pukekohe-Metro make history with one-day victory ➤ SCOREBOARD By ALAN APTED Can’t wait to read the paper? Have missed your delivery or just want to pick up another? 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They lifted the Eric Petrie Trophy by beating the highly fancied Bay of Plenty champions Mt Maunganui at Bledisloe Park in Pukekohe on Sunday. Club president Dave Davies says it is a coming-of-age for the club. ‘‘It’s a fantastic result. It’s something we’ve never been able to achieve before,’’ he says. ‘‘It’s a tribute to the players. ‘‘Mt Maunganui were heavily favoured going into the match.’’ Counties Manukau cricket boss Trevor Gill says the victory is right up there as one of the pinnacle moments in the association’s history. ‘‘It’s definitely the high point of the 2013-2014 season,’’ he says. Pukekohe-Metro 206-9 (Sam Wilkinson 62, Ash Vodnala 52, Blair Feeney 31) bt Mt Maunganui 138 (Jonny Wilkinson 4-30, Mitchell Sweetman 3-12) by 68 runs. Pukekohe-Metro made 206 for 9 off their 50 overs. Sam Wilkinson 62, Ash Vodnala, 52, and former Counties Manukau Steelers first five-eighth Blair Feeney, 31, were the backbone of the innings. The target looked well within reach of Mt Maunganui’s batsmen but Jonny Wilkinson and veteran Mitchell Sweetman had other ideas. Wilkinson took 4-30 and Sweetman 3-12 as the visitors crashed out for 138. Memorable:SamWilkinson topscored for Pukekohe-Metro in their historic win over Mt Maunganui at Bledisloe Park in Pukekohe last Sunday.
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