Corn­wall need to up their game

Central Leader - - News -

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.

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