Win and a loss for Corn­wall in twenty20

Central Leader - - Sport -

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.

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