Cornwall bounce back after poor first innings
It was literally a game of two halves when Cornwall took on North Shore in premier club cricket’s two-day major championship at the weekend.
Cornwall were disappointing in their first innings, scraping together just 102 with veteran Craig Pryor making 37.
North Shore cruised past the meagre total, notching up 107-2 declared, which secured them first innings points at Cornwall Park.
But the situation turned on its head in the second innings with Cornwall putting together a much more competitive 207, leaving the visitors 203 to claim an outright victory.
And the chase is where it all fell apart for North Shore. Cornwall’s spinners Fraser Diver and Ronnie Hira reduced their batting line-up to 138 all out after taking four wickets apiece, giving the hosts an outright victory by 64 runs.
In the minor championship Parnell gave Eden Roskill an old-fashioned hiding.
Batting first, Parnell set an impressive 279-4 before dismissing Eden Roskill for 77 and 169 to claim the win by an innings and 33 runs.
Grafton United didn’t fare much better against Waitakere City.
Grafton were bowled out for 158 in their first innings before Waitakere claimed first innings points after scoring 200-9 declared.