Tokora cricket team in fi­nal

South Waikato News - - SPORT -

The Toko­roa men’s cricket team con­tin­ued their good run of form when they de­mol­ished Piron­gia in the fi­nal round of round robin games to make the Waikato Val­ley Zone fi­nal.

Sent into bat, Toko­roa quickly es­tab­lished their mo­men­tum with a 65 run open­ing stand be­tween Brad King and Dean Tereu, be­fore King was dis­missed for 50. Tereu and Mac Sey­mour car­ried on the good work be­fore Sey­mour holed out for 44. Look­ing to bat through the in­nings, Tereu was even­tu­ally dis­missed in the 42nd over for a pa­tient and chance­less 73.

Some cameo per­for­mances from the lower or­der saw Toko­roa post a chal­leng­ing 275. This proved more than enough, as Tom Fer­gus­son pro­duced the best spell of the sea­son to take 5 wick­ets while An­thony Meacham picked up two cru­cial wick­ets at the top of the or­der. The home team was rolled for 125, set­ting up the grand fi­nal for the new boys in the com­pe­ti­tion. The team will need to con­tinue to pitch the ball up to al­low it to swing and be pa­tient with bat­ting if they are to stand any chance against the heavy favourites.

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