Tiddy bats Hin­uera out of trou­ble and to vic­tory

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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.

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