Win and a loss for Cornwall in twenty20
It was a mixed day for the Cornwall cricket side during round three and four of the Auckland club twenty20 competition on Saturday at Cornwall Park.
After two victories in the opening rounds, Cornwall continued their winning ways with a hard fought nine-run win over North Shore in the blue section, to remain in a three-way tie for first place.
North Shore got off to a flying start in pursuit of the home side’s 152-8, notching up 79 before the first wicket fell.
But despite the best efforts of Aces batsman Richard Jones, 46, and Josh Tasman-Jones, 37, North Shore finished 143-7.
Unfortunately for Cornwall, they fell back to earth with a thud in the afternoon session, failing to reach the century mark against Parnell.
Parnell also struggled with the bat, but managed to claw past their target of 95 with four wickets to spare.
Grafton United also had mixed fortunes, starting the day in winning style with a good win over University Ellerslie.
Tony Manning’s excellent 82 and Craig Borich’s 38 led Grafton United to a very defendable 175-8, which proved too much for University Ellerslie as they finished on 136-7, 39 runs shy of their first victory.
But Waitakere City’s 149-6 proved to much for Grafton in the second match of the day, notching up 140-8 in reply.
Meanwhile Eden Roskill continue to struggle in the competition’s white section.
While East Coast Bays only posted 125-4 in the morning session, Eden Roskill managed 109-7.
Batting first didn’t prove any more successful for the home team in the afternoon, with Eden Roskill managing 114-9 against Suburbs New Lynn.
In reply the visitors scored 119-4, winning by six wickets.
Round five and the final of the twenty20 competition is at Lloyd Elsmore Park on Saturday, with matches starting at 11am and 2.45pm.