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Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

Reid and Har­ri­son Hin­uera Mens A trav­elled to Te Aroha in the sec­ond leg of their Cham­pi­ons Tro­phy com­pe­ti­tion.

Af­ter win­ning the toss and choos­ing to bowl Hin­uera were off to a great start with both open­ers clean bowled with­out sig­nif­i­cantly trou­bling the scor­ers. Tight bowl­ing and great en­ergy in the field led to reg­u­lar wick­ets and al­lowed Hin­uera to re­strict Te Aroha to 189 all out in the 48th over.

Alan Tappin picked up a five-wicket bag, only go­ing for 39 runs in his 12. Antony Marsh played a solid open­ing role with 38 of 75 a great ef­fort on a pitch with vari­able bounce.

Birth­day boy Mitchell Green brought Hin­uera home with a big six over long on with five overs to spare.

Tappin also picked up Tracs Bar man of the match for his ef­forts with the ball. been sec­onded to the As. It mat­tered not a jot.

Win­ning the toss and elect­ing to field Hin­uera re­stricted their hosts to 116 all out on 30 overs.

Im­pres­sive with the ball were Bernie Lead­beater 2 for 12 from five overs, Brad Farmilo 1-14 from six, Paul Gra­ham 2-20, Ben Rush 1-16 and Spencer Spear­point 3-16.

Stung by crit­i­cism from last week Rod­ney Ver­coe re­sponded with gusto notch­ing 68 not out. Fel­low suf­ferer Phil Towler con­trib­uted 29, re­sult­ing in a win at al­most six per over with 25 over to spare and eight wick­ets in hand.

A team ef­fort de­manded player of the day sta­tus.

You are pulling my leg drew at­ten­tion to Jeremy Daw­son who you guessed it pulled a ham­string again. This time the other one. He was Richard of the day.

Next week. Home to Paeroa. As are the As so the bar­be­cue should be busy. Fi­nally a note of sym­pa­thy to the Simp­son fam­ily for the young fulla who broke his leg fall­ing from his bike.

Satur­day Fe­bru­ary 18 was the BIG 4 36-hole four­somes at Mata­mata with 13 pairs bat­tling it out in the heat for fame and for­tune.

Com­ing out on top were steady pair­ing of Brent Ste­wart and Bill Wil­son with two-round net of 135, tak­ing top spot by two shots from Ju­nior Rawiri and Mark Bar­nett.

In the 18-hole scram­ble, Ge­off Caven peaked on time with 41 points to win 3 balls.

Steve Oates and Derek Lug­ton came in just one shot back to pick up 2 balls; and Ryan Stoner’s 39 points earned him the same re­ward.

Mur­ray David­son also claimed 2 for his 38. Af­ter that it was a ball each for 36 from Lyall Cle­ments and John Moody; Ger­ard O’neill’s and Ron Lead­beater’s 35, and the 34 pointer from Barry Patch­ett. Pop­ping up at the wrong end of the ta­ble was Mur­ray Ed­ding­ton get­ting a ball for whacker of the week.

This week­end sees the course be­ing used by the Na­tional Bank, how­ever Busi­ness House is still on Thurs­day nights and the fol­low­ing Satur­day sees our Club Open­ing day so mark March 3 in your diaries.

Wal­ton open­ing day was a good day with 74 starters, we played com­bined stable­ford with drawn part­ners, the win­ning ladies’ pairs were L Carter and M Rev­ell with 80pts, D Ring and D Sweeney 75, H Sharp and S Cornes 71, C Hayr and R Plant 65, J Wil­liams and N Gal­loway 65, J Stevens and Y Cowlrick 65. In the men’s di­vi­sions the win­ners were G Small­wood and W Brooks 79pts, J Adam­son and K Bray­brook 76, G Higgens and M Cowlrick 75, D Sharp and K Pick­ett 75pts, I Up­son and M Be­govich 74pts, N Dixon and V Jones 73pts, D Jack­son and W Reynolds 73pts, G Bruce and P David­son 71pts, B Wal­lace and C Firby 71pts, B Matchett and M Ver­ryt 69pts, D Carter and I Hayr 69pts, A Pen­cavel and R Wil­liams 69pts.

Next week is our first club day and we are hav­ing the first round of the Hock­ley Cup and the Cole­man Builders. There are a few byes and the matches are J Adam­son and G Small­wood v C Firby and R Wil­liams 9.15am, B Fort and D Sharp v W Reynolds and G Plant 9.30am, M Cowlrick and B Raynel v P Mead and N Dixon 10.30am. Starter: N Dixon. Bar: M Munro.

Cards: M Gar­rud.

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