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.