No cup this year

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT - By KRIS DANDO

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.

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