Sum­mer heat puts pres­sure on college team

Matamata Chronicle - - Motoring - AN­THONY SEWELL

It was an­other tough day at the of­fice for the Matamata College 1st XI.

Af­ter los­ing the toss the boys were asked to bowl first by Waikare in swel­ter­ing con­di­tions.

They toiled hard and made early in­roads with Tom Con­ner tak­ing two key wick­ets at the top of the in­nings.

Un­for­tu­nately luck wasn’t on the college team’s side as some tough chances were missed.

Waikare pounced on these chances and col­lated a very daunt­ing 237 runs in their 40 overs.

In re­sponse Matamata got off to a hot start, bat­ting above the re­quired run rate but un­for­tu­nately wick­ets fell reg­u­larly.

With Kieran Holdsworth and Bradley Rum­ble at the crease the college team saw hope but af­ter Rum­ble and then Holdsworth fell, the moun­tain was too tough to climb with Matamata College even­tu­ally dis­missed for 124.

Next week Matamata College plays against Otoro­hanga at home.

Tom Con­ner 2 for 56 off 8 overs; An­thony Sewell 2 for 12 off 3 overs.

Kieran Holdsworth 26 runs off 28 balls; An­thony Sewell 25 runs off 23 balls.

Bowl­ing: Bat­ting:

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