Hin­uera bow out to Kaipaki at­tack

Matamata Chronicle - - Happy New Year -

The Hin­uera boys played the Mike Cot­ter Trophy 50 over com­pe­ti­tion fi­nal on Satur­day.

As a showcase of Waikato Val­ley club cricket the game was played at the Square in Cam­bridge on a grass wicket.

Win­ning the toss, Hin­uera de­cided to bat first and put runs on the board.

Open­ers Marsh and O’Shaugh­nessy fell in the sixth and sev­enth overs re­spec­tively with only 20 runs on the board.

Henry Cameron stead­ied the ship, sup­ported by Brad McKen­zie for a short time with the third wicket fall­ing with 24 runs be­ing added.

Ryan

Wilson

joined Cameron, who be­came the brides­maid while Wilson in­jected some ag­gres­sion. Th­ese two added 48 runs be­fore Cameron was caught on 27.

Al­lan Tap­pin joined Wilson who con­tin­ued to score, tak­ing the score through to 153 be­fore be­ing caught.

Wilson’s 79 off 60 balls pro­vided some much needed im­pe­tus in the mid­dle. While the bowler/bat­ters pro­vided brief glim­mers, the pres­sure of push­ing the run rate saw wick­ets fall reg­u­larly with Hin­uera bowled out for 189 in the 49th over.

Prid­ing them­selves on their strength as a field­ing team, the pres­sure was on with Kaipaki show­ing clear in­tent from the first ball as well. While Hin­uera had 37 runs on the board at 10 overs, Kaipaki had 65 runs.

Ja­son Rusk cap­tured the opener in his third over to give some hope but strug­gling to get any calls go­ing their way and three cru­cial catches not be­ing taken, let Kaipaki con­tinue to score runs.

Num­ber two and three bats­men adding 123 to the score be­fore be­ing bowled by An­drew Tiddy. Kaipaki chas­ing the runs down in the 31st over and only two wick­ets down.

With a break for Christ­mas un­til mid Jan­uary the boys have time to re­flect on what could have been be­fore re­turn­ing to the 100 over com­pe­ti­tion.

Pho­tos: TERESA HAT­TAN

SUPPORT: Hin­uera’s Brad McKen­zie.

AG­GRES­SION: Hin­uera’s Ryan Wilson in­jected some ag­gres­sion when he came to the crease.

BLOCK: Hin­uera’s Al­lan Tap­pin.

REP: Hin­uera’s Henry Cameron, who also plays for the se­nior mens Waikato Val­ley team, stead­ied the ship un­til he was caught on 27.

BOWLER: Kaipaki’s Greg Pat­ter­son sends one down.

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