College team fails to fire with bat
An abysmal display with the bat proved costly to the Matamata College First XI.
Embarrassingly, sundries were the second highest scorer as they went down to Kaihere by six wickets.
Certain individuals with prestigious batting credentials to their names found it difficult to score freely against the Ngatea-based opponents’ swing.
Bradley Rumble was the only player to really boast a respectable total, scoring 30 runs not out in an innings that saw two massive sixes struck back over the bowlers head.
Rumble looked to be playing free flowing shots in a display that drew similarities to Marcus Stoinis’ knock against the Blackcaps at Eden Park.
Just like the Aussie international however, Bradley came in too late to offer his full innings.
Arriving in as the seventh batsman, the constant stream of wickets meant Bradly was restricted the opportunity to go for his half-ton.
The bowling saw hope, Trent Williams securing three wickets in quick succession inspired a push of enthusiasm from the college team, but ultimately their first innings total of just 84 wasn’t enough to defend against a Kaihere line up that played patient and intelligent shots.
The match finished within three hours of the opening delivery.
Bradley Rumble 30 off 39 balls. Trent Williams 3 for 17 off 6 overs.