Bowlers put Corn­wall in com­mand

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It was day made for bowlers in the open­ing round of the Hed­ley Howarth Tro­phy two­day club cricket com­pe­ti­tion on Satur­day.

In the white sec­tion, Corn­wall won the toss and had op­po­nents Sub­urbs New Lynn floun­der­ing at 3-4.

Sub­urbs New Lynn even­tu­ally limped to 108, with Jimmy Nee­sham’s 53 the only shin­ing light.

In re­ply Craig Pryor, 53, and Matt Davies, 43no, put Corn­wall in a com­mand­ing po­si­tion in the match at Ken Maun­der Park.

Mean­while, in the blue sec­tion Eden Roskill bat­ted twice in the same day against Uni­ver­sity Eller­slie at Colin Maiden Park.

Joe Castelino’s 40 pro­vided the vis­i­tors with a solid start, steer­ing them through to 50-1, be­fore a mid­dle or­der col­lapse ended the in­nings at 116.

Uni­ver­sity Eller­slie weren’t much bet­ter dur­ing their first in­nings, post­ing 156.

The match is well poised as they en­ter day two with Eden Roskill 23-1 in their sec­ond in­nings.

Grafton United also strug­gled with the bat in their match against Waitakere City at Vic­to­ria Park, reach­ing just 97 in their first in­nings.

Waitakere worked hard in re­ply, fight­ing their way to 167, de­spite Grafton player-coach Zahir Abrahim’s haul of 4-35.

The home side fin­ished the day at 21-0.

Each match con­cludes on Satur­day with matches start­ing at 11am. Score­boards: Sub­urbs New Lynn 108 (Jimmy Nee­sham 53, Brent Find­lay 326) trail Corn­wall 143-3 (Craig Pryor 53, Matt Davies 43no).

Eden Roskill 116 (Joe Castelino 40, Tha­reeb Ali 6-18, Bren­dan Small­bone 325) and 23-1 trail Uni­ver­sity Eller­slie 156 (Steven Venville 81, John Dolan 3-43)

Grafton United 97 (Matt Cornes 4-34, Michael Jones 3-20) and 21-0 trail Waitakere City 167 (Kee­ley Todd 31, Zahir Abrahim 4-35, Jarred Cun­ning­ham 3-35).

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