Cornwall need to up their game
Cornwall’s batsmen will be looking to pick up their game in their Hedley Howarth Trophy twoday match against East Coast Bays at Windsor Park tomorrow.
Despite finishing second in the competition last year, the club sit at the bottom of the blue section thanks to a disappointing batting display last week.
While they scored 243-5 in their second innings against Howick Pakuranga at Cornwall Park, the first innings win went to the visitors, who reached 157-5, compared with Cornwall’s first innings of 123.
Eden Roskill, who sit just above Cornwall on the table, take on section leaders Waitakere City at Keith Hay Park after a solid performance against University Ellerslie last week.
University Ellerslie picked up the points after a sporting declaration from the visitors left Eden Roskill needing just 176 for the outright win. In the last over the home team fell just short of the six runs needed, leaving the match drawn, and University Ellerslie with first innings points.
Meanwhile, in the white section Grafton United failed to overtake North Shore on the second day of their twoday match at Victoria Park.
Jay Chandrathilake reached 82 to help Grafton to a total of 222, well behind North Shore’s 265. Aces bowler Pieter Erasmus took a five-wicket bag, helping to secure the firstinnings win for North Shore.
Tomorrow Grafton continue their campaign when they face Parnell at Shore Rd, Parnell.
Rain played a part in most matches on Sunday. Grafton United reached 215-4 against Takapuna at Victoria Park. Zahir Abrahim picked up three wickets to help restrict Takapuna to 79-7 when rain forced the match to be called off, with Grafton awarded the match on run rate.
Cornwall’s match against Suburbs New Lynn at Ken Maunder Park was abandoned with Cornwall at 85-2, chasing Suburbs’ 243.
In the blue section Eden Roskill were struggling in response to Waitakere’s 235 at Te Atatu Park when the match was abandoned.