Cornwall still unbeaten in competition
Cornwall maintained their impressive start in the Jeff Crowe Cup one-day cricket competition with a narrow win against Takapuna on Saturday.
Aces opener Paul Hitchcock was able to provide Takapuna with a successful start to the match at Onewa Domain, scoring 31.
But Cornwall pace bowler Craig Pryor ripped through the Takapuna line-up taking 4-14, while Paul Thomas captured 3-25, restricting the home side to 158-9.
The visitors made tough work of reaching the meagre target, eventually reaching 159-8 thanks to spinners Ronnie Hira, 42, and Taran Nethula, 31.
Cornwall’s unbeaten start to the competition means they lead the white section after two rounds.
Meanwhile, Grafton defeated East Coast Bays at Windsor Park, after a disappointing twenty20 competition.
DR Jith held the Grafton innings together with an unbeaten 60 in his side’s total of 166.
However Jith’s efforts weren’t in vain, as Grant Thorpe and Zahir Abrahim picked up three wickets each, bowling out East Coast Bays for 139.
In the blue section Eden Roskill couldn’t contain a dominant Parnell outfit at Keith Hay Park.
Vivek Trichy carried on his fine early season form, top scoring with 41 in Eden Roskill’s 168.
The visitors didn’t have it all their own way, losing four wickets on their way to 169.
But Mark Turner, 54no, and Doug Winger, 41no, showed their class and composure in guiding Parnell home with a solid fifth wicket partnership.
Next week in the white section Grafton host North Shore at Victoria Park.
In the same section Cornwall face East Coast Bays at Cornwall Park.
And in the blue section Eden Roskill visit Papatoetoe at the Papatoetoe Recreation Ground.
All the matches start at 11am.