Hinuera edges closer to final
The Hinuera cricket team travelled to Otorohanga for their oneday, 50-over match in the Hamilton/Waikato Valley competition.
The Hinuera team was buoyed by their win the previous week and knowing that the match against Otorohanga would not be easy.
Winning the toss sition elected to bat.
It was a decision that would prove to be a poor one.
Jason Rusk struck in his first over and then Andrew Tiddy in his second dismissed the danger man, Leighton Parsons. Both openers gone for 2 each. Batters 3 and 4 steadied the ship until Alan Tappin got his first with the runs at 49 and next at 62.
Bowling in tandem with Mitch Green, Otorohanga struggled to build any partnerships and wickets fell regularly.
They found themselves all out in the 30th over for 100 runs.
The damage was inflicted by Green who took 6 for 20 off 7.1 overs.
Hinuera’s run chase started badly with the loss of Ryan Wilson in the first over as well.
Scott Mitchell and Anthony Marsh built a 76-run partnership to reach 80 before Marsh was caught on 60 off 60 balls.
Nitin Dhiman and Scott finished the innings off, chasing the total down in 18 overs and finishing not out on 13 and 20 respectively.
The Hinuera boys only running 9 singles the majority of runs coming from 4s.
The rest of the team enjoyed the view from the sideline.
This was a resounding win over a team that was simply outplayed on the day, by a very committed Hinuera.
Next week sees a crucial game, away to Te Awamutu with a win potentially seeing the Hinuera players in the final of the Valley 50-over competition.
- Leanne Green the oppo-