Corn­wall bounce back af­ter poor first in­nings

Central Leader - - Sport -

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.

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