No cup this year
North City’s premier cricket side continued their disappointing summer, with a loss on Saturday to Hutt District confirming they will not contest the Pearce Cup.
Under the new format, only teams making the top six of the competition can play for the Pearce Cup.
Norths’ bad start to the season meant they were always up against it. The scored just 14 points in their pool.
On Saturday at Linden Park, Norths scored 170 all out in just over 41 overs after being asked to bat by Hutt District.
Nick Walters (25) and Russell Pepperell ( 31) started tidily enough, putting on 46 for the first wicket, and Raj Chawla kept the scoreboard ticking along as he registered 64 not out.
In reply, Hutt District reached their target for the loss of seven wickets, with Chawla (1-23) and Australian import Dane Hutchinson ( 1- 33) the pick of Norths’ attack.
There are still two T20 matches to come for Norths, the first tomorrow night against Johnsonville at Alex Moore Park – 5.30pm start – and they take on Onslow at Linden Park on January 30.