Cornwall on attack in Crowe Cup
Cornwall continued their march toward the Jeff Crowe Cup one-day final with a narrow 21run win over University Ellerslie on Sunday.
In a low-scoring match at Colin Maiden Park, the visitors could only manage 152-9, with Dave Brown’s vital knock of 61 giving his bowlers something to defend.
Despite Cornwall’s low score, the University Ellerslie batsmen found it just as hard at the crease with only James Boyle 40 getting going.
Todd Hewitt’s 3-10 led a Cornwall attack that made short work of the home team, who made just 131 during their turn at bat.
Cornwall now face Parnell in the major semifinal on Sunday.
Unfortunately for Cornwall they couldn’t get a sneak peek at Parnell’s form in the twoday Hedley Howarth Trophy, with the first day of their match at Shore Rd abandoned on Saturday.
Eden Roskill had a mixed day in their Blue Section top of the table clash with Howick Pakuranga at Keith Hay Park.
The home team struggled first up, posting just 150.
However Tom Henderson’s superb spell of 3-1 off five overs left Howick reeling at 12-4 by stumps.
Meanwhile, it was a case of honours being shared once play got under way between Grafton United and University Ellerslie at Victoria Park.
After winning the toss Grafton put the visitors into bat first.
While the home side took wickets at regular intervals, University’s competitive attitude saw them battle through to 175-9 at stumps.
On Saturday Cornwall face Parnell in their Jeff Crowe Cup major semifinal at Shore Rd, while all local sides continue on day two of their respective Hedley Howarth Trophy matches.
Hedley Howarth Trophy Scoreboards:
White Section: Suburbs New Lynn 257-9 dec (Jeet Raval 106, Michael Barry 62, Andrew Niblett 5-60, James Coughlan 3-67) lead Takapuna 104-6 (Shaun McCann 31no, Darren Eckford 4-42) after one day. Parnell v Cornwall – day one abandoned. East Coast Bays 201 (Ryan Newman 66, Matt Mimmack 45) lead North Shore 11-0 after one day.
Blue Section: Waitakere City 254-5 (Dusan Hakaraia 103, Daniel Morton 78no, Michael Nash 32no, Gareth Shaw 3-45) after one day. Eden Roskill (Azhar Abbas 60, Sanjay Patel 39, Donovan Grobbelaar 3-42, Dean Wedlake 3-47, Greg Morgan 3-49) lead Howick Pakuranga 12-4 (Tom Henderson 3-1) after one day. University Ellerslie 175-9 after one day. Points table: White Section: Cornwall 43.96, Takapuna 40.73, North Shore 36.38, Parnell 35.27, Suburbs New Lynn 32.59, East Coast Bays 29.92.
Blue Section: Howick Pakuranga 51.03, Eden Roskill 48.59, University Ellerslie 37.61, Papatoetoe 29.57, Waitakere City 27.62, Grafton United 22.55.