Tiddy bats Hinuera out of trouble and to victory
A gutsy fighting innings by Reid & Harrison Hinuera A’s Andrew Tiddy saw him steer his team to 2 wicket victory against St Pauls Collegiate 1st X1 on Saturday.
It was the first round of the Waikato Valley 50 over Mike Cotter Cup competition.
After winning the toss and batting first on their home ground, St Paul’s started well with the opening batsmen putting on 45 runs for the first wicket.
Jason Fursdon then broke the partnership with one of the openers, nicking the ball through to wicket keeper Kyle Van Waveren who took the catch.
From then on wickets fell at regular intervals with St Paul’s being finally dismissed for 154 on the the third ball of the 47th over.
The wickets were shared around with medium pacer Jason Fursdon being the top wicket taker finishing with figures of 3 for 29 off his 10 over spell.
At the fall of the 6th wicket for 58, Hinuera looked in all sorts of trouble, and this brought Andrew Tiddy to the crease to join Alan Tappin.
Together they proceeded to dig in and steer Hinuera towards the required total.
With the loss of Alan Tappin and then Mitchell Green, Hinuera were again on the back foot with the score at 122 for 8 wickets.
Then in strode number 10 batsman Jason Fursdon, who supported Andrew Tiddy through the next 13 overs with the winning runs coming in the 40th over.
Tiddy faced 86 balls in scoring a magnificent 62 not out and the assistance in the partnership by Jason Fursdon who only scored 2 runs off 38 balls in 53 minutes, was truly the winning of the game for Hinuera.
Andrew Tiddy, bowling in an earlier game this season. It was with the bat against St Paul’s on Saturday where he made his mark and contribution to the team.