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New ‘Black Caps’ win their first game

- Ben War­ren Sports · Cricket · The Boring Company · Ben Warren

The­new“Black Caps” Katikati’s Year 3/4 team had its first win on Satur­day in an ex­cit­ing gameat Moore Park. Katikati bat­ted first and scored 61 runs, Kush­man, Or­lando Hughes and Devesh scor­ing the most runs. Con­rad Mor­ris tak­ing 2wick­ets and most of the bowlers get­ting aw­icket a piece to have the op­po­si­tion score 52 runs. Most of these boys are in their first year of Satur­day cricket. SE­NIORS

The Katikati Se­nior Men’s B Grade side bat­ted first against a good Tau­ranga Boy’s Blue side full of young rep­re­sen­ta­tive play­ers, at the Ure­tara Do­main. KK’s Jay­den Fair­weather im­prov­ing each week, scored a com­fort­able 63 in an open­ing 86-run part­ner­ship with Braden Brewer, who also notched up­his first 50 of the sea­son.

All the hard work was un­done though by the re­main­der of the bat­ting or­der.

The team fail­ing to fire with the bat, limped through to a 191 all out in the last over. Poor shot se­lec­tion and some good bowl­ing from Luke Scrim­geour 4/26 cre­ated the col­lapse.

TBC re­ply was well led by Ai­den Green (ex-KK res­i­dent Brent Green’s son) and Dy­lan Hen­der­son who put on a 54-run part­ner­ship be­fore Dy­lan was bowled by Ben War­ren (2/15). TBC fell to 80/3 be­fore a good part­ner­ship from Scrim­geour and one of TBC2 men’s play­ers Dan Fitz­patrick saw them through to 142 off 32 overs. Need­ing 50 runs off 48 balls it­was setup for an ex­cit­ing fin­ish.

Three quick wick­ets to Bea­van Ed­wards (3/42) and Brewer (3/25) saw TBC sit at 166/8 af­ter 35.3 overs.

The TBC play­ers tried to mis­tak­enly hit big shots and Katikati snap­ping up easy out­field catches.

At 179/9TBC needed only 13 runs off 18 balls with 1wicket in hand. They got to 183 be­fore Gene Darvill had Will Spargo trapped well in front for lbw and the nail-bit­ing game ended. Katikati lucky to es­cape with TBC be­ing in con­trol for most of the­match.

This week Katikati Se­niors take on the other TBC side at the Ure­tara Do­main.

Katikati sit sec­ond equal on the ta­ble with four other teams.

 ??  ?? Black Caps Year 3/4 team mem­ber Con­rad Mor­ris in ac­tion.
Black Caps Year 3/4 team mem­ber Con­rad Mor­ris in ac­tion.

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