Ro­torua pips Toko­roa

South Waikato News - - NEWS/SPORT -

Game two of the ju­nior cricket sea­son was again played in Ro­torua. Bat­ting first, Toko­roa Ju­niors scored 70 runs off their 25 overs which saw the last 3 wick­ets fall in the fi­nal over. Opener Kee­gan Hall and his younger brother Ryan both top scored with 15 runs each with plenty of bat­ters get­ting a start but not be­ing able to go on.

Ro­torua needed fewer than 3 runs per over to win the game so that meant Toko­roa needed to bowl tight. Ro­torua only lost 5 wick­ets in their chase which came down to 4 runs needed off the fi­nal over. Great bowl­ing by ev­ery­one had given Toko­roa a chance, es­pe­cially Rueben Hurli­man with only 2 runs from 3 overs and a valu­able wicket as well. Corey Chesterman was given the re­spon­si­bil­ity to bowl the last over and started well by beat­ing the bat twice, only for a bye to be run, 3 runs from two balls and the pres­sure was on. The next ball was struck and man­aged to get through the field, Ro­torua at­tempted to run two runs which gave the boys a chance for a run out, but the close range throw missed which al­lowed Ro­torua to run the win­ning run.

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