The last wicket eludes Corn­wall

Central Leader - - Sport -

Corn­wall’s spin­ners did ev­ery­thing but bowl their team to a first in­nings victory against Sub­urbs New Lynn in their ma­jor cham­pi­onship two-day club cricket clash on Satur­day.

Af­ter the first day’s play was aban­doned thanks to rain the pre­vi­ous week, Corn­wall notched up 151-8 de­clared at Ken Maun­der Park.

In re­ply the Sub­urbs New Lynn bat­ting line-up was blown apart by spin­ners Fraser Diver and Ron­nie Hira, who took three wick­ets each. But an un­beaten 31 from Ajaz Pa­tel meant Corn­wall couldn’t grab the last wicket they needed for the win, al­low­ing Sub­urbs New Lynn to se­cure the draw af­ter fin­ish­ing at 104-9.

An­other draw was played out be­tween Eden Roskill and Waitakere City in the mi­nor cham­pi­onship at Te Atatu Park.

Bat­ting first Eden Roskill de­clared at 160-8, with Chris Dittmer’s 40 the top score. Bradley Stee­don was the main de­stroyer for the vis­i­tors with 4-41, but a stale­mate was reached when Waitakere could only man­age 144-8 by the end of play.

And at Wind­sor Park play be­tween Grafton and East Coast Bays was aban­doned af­ter just five overs be­cause of a danger­ous pitch. Score­boards: Ma­jor cham­pi­onship Corn­wall 151-8 de­clared (Jimmy Nee­sham 3-47) drew with Sub­urbs New Lynn 104-9 (Ajaz Pa­tel 31no, Ron­nie Hira 3-26, Fraser Diver 3-28).

Pa­p­a­toe­toe 156-5 de­clared (Colin Munro 43, Jack Dowd 30, Ben Ste­wart 4-33) lost to North Shore 162-6 (Ben Ste­wart 50, Terry Crabb 40no, Aniket Joshi 3-51, Bhupin­der Singh 3-71) on first in­nings. Mi­nor cham­pi­onship Eden Roskill 160-8 de­clared (Chris Dittmer 40) drew with Waitakere City 144-8 (Mukesh Pa­tel 37, Bradley Stee­don 4-41).

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