Hinuera sent into bat against Cambridge
Cambridge hosted Hinuera on Saturday in the first round of the two-day comeptition in the Champions Trophy of the Waikato Valley Premier cricket competition.
Sent into bat, Hinuera struggled on the grass wicket against good pace bowling.
Wickets fell in the 3rd, 6th, 7th and 9th overs so partnerships were small. It was left to Alan Tappin to steady the innings as well as try to get some runs ticking over and he did this.
After an hour he had accumulated 55 runs off 47 balls. With the score on 86, wickets continued to fall with Andrew Tiddy the only other batter to truly get going, finishing on 25 not out - the last wicket in the 30th over and a total of 127.
Cambridge began their innings losing their first wicket in the 3rd over to Tiddy, but they were able to build partnerships more successfully.
A fine period of bowling by Tappin and Marshall saw wickets fall. Tappin finishing his 12 with 3/38 and Marshall 5 with 2/29.
Cambridge were 124 for 6 in the 24 over. Losing both Tappin and Green to other commitments at 4.30pm, Hinuera were fortunate to get replacement fielders.
Paul Graham and Benji Olsen responded to an SOS as there were still lots of overs to complete before end of play at 6pm. Hinuera desperately needed more wickets.
A change in bowling brought this and Anthony Marsh and Ben Blackett were able to finish the innings, Marsh with 1 wicket and Blackett 3 off 10 overs. Cambridge all out for 224 - a lead of 97. So Hinuera basically had 13 overs to survive to the end of play.
Opener Scott Mitchell was joined by Andrew Tiddy - with the intention to not lose a wicket.
They reached 38 in the overs.
Mitchell finishing on 3 and Tiddy on 25. Hinuera will need to bat deep into the second day of the two-day match, which will be played next Saturday. They will need to bowl well to secure a win.
At home, the Hinuera Bs picked up a win and the combined college team suffered a loss to Cambridge Bs. 13
Hinuera batting against Cambridge, at Victoria Square, in day one of their twoday match.