Three clubs lead cricket con­test

Te Puke Times - - SPORT / COMMUNITY -

Te Puke, Mount Maun­ganui and Greer­ton Singh XI lead the stand­ings in the West­ern Bay’s re­serve T20 com­pe­ti­tion.

A Re­serve Grade hat-trick and a Tau­ranga Boys’ Col­lege bats­man car­ry­ing his bat, were the high­lights of the West­ern Bay of Plenty Labour week­end cricket played on Satur­day.

Greer­ton Sikh XI all-rounder LS Bhatti, who bowls with great ac­cu­racy of a very short run-up grabbed a hat-trick in tak­ing three wick­ets at a cost of just 4 runs, against Cadets in their Twenty 20 Sec­tion Two clash. The Sikh XI posted a big tar­get reach­ing 173 for the loss of seven wick­ets, with LS Bhatti top scor­ing with 56 runs.

Cadets made a de­ter­mined charge for the win points, be­fore be­ing re­stricted to 159/7 in their al­lot­ted 20 overs. Ge­orge Catto was the best of the Cadets bat­ting at­tack with an un­beaten 60, with LS Bhatti turn­ing the mo­men­tum in the game with his three suc­ces­sive dis­missals.

De­spite sit­ting out the af­ter­noon bye, the Sikh XI’s win over Cadets took them to the top of Sec­tion Two af­ter the first four rounds of the T20 com­pe­ti­tion.

Last sea­son Re­serve Grade cham­pi­ons Te Puke and Mount Maun­ganui led the Sec­tion One points ta­ble. Te Puke chased down the 111 run tar­get set by Aquinas Col­lege with­out los­ing a wicket then posted a com­fort­able vic­tory over Greer­ton.

Mount Maun­ganui won an ab­so­lute thriller in their match-up with R&A Sangha. Led by a solid 48 from Lo­gan Carr, the Mount side reached 138/8. There was ten­sion on both sides en­ter­ing the last over of the game, with both sides des­per­ate for vic­tory. The Mount Maun­ganui bowlers put the brakes on the Sangha bat­ting at­tack, to re­strict their op­po­nents to 135/8 and claim a pa­per-thin vic­tory.

Tau­ranga Boys’ Col­lege B Grade bats­man, Josh Man­ners, car­ried his bat through his sides in­nings to post the best West­ern Bay Cricket score of the week­end with 81 not out, against new com­ers Pa­pamoa Tan­garoa. The Pa­pamoa new re­cruits re­stricted TBC to 155/8 and then got home to a six-wicket win.

Other sides to post wins on B Grade open­ing day, were Pa­pamoa Pa­paMOA’s, Singh CC and Pa­pamoa Wanderers. Points: Pa­pamoa Tan­garoa 6, Pa­pamoa Pa­paMOA’s 6, Singh CC 6, Pa­pamoa

Wanderers 6,

WBOPCA Re­serve Grade Twenty 20 Sec­tion One — Round Three

R&A Sangha 166/5 (Deepak Singh 68, GS Ma­hal 31) de­feated Greer­ton 103 (Rob Velt­man 37, Kuldeep Singh 3/29) Aquinas Col­lege 110/6 (Louis Robin­son 28, Ryan Cross­ley 2/11, Cam Mur­ray 3/12) lost to Te Puke 112/0 (Josh Earle 57no, Johnny Coul­ter 47no) Round Four

Greer­ton 95 (Chann Mul­tani 33, Ryan Cross­ley 3/20, Luke El­liffe 3/8) lost to Te Puke 96/4 (Chris Rowe 29no)

Mount Maun­ganui 138/8 (Lo­gan Carr 48, Ga­gan Singh 3/23) de­feated R&A Sangha 135/8 (Ga­gan Singh 39, Jimmy Davis 4/18) Points ta­ble: Te Puke 6, Mount Maun­ganui 6, R&A Sangha 4, Aquinas Col­lege 0, Greer­ton 0.

Sec­tion Two — Round Three Greer­ton Sikh XI 173/7 (LS Bhatti 56, Rash­pal Cheema 37, Mor­gan Bi­dois 3/20) de­feated Cadets 159/7 (Ge­orge Catto 60no, Ker­s­ley Corder 33, LS Bhatti 3/4 in­clud­ing a hat-trick) Singh CC 164/8 (Jasper Bhullar 40, Kuljit Singh 29, Joe Smythe 3/31) de­feated Tau­ranga Boys’ Col­lege 88/7 (Hunter Dick­son 36, Ravi Brar 3/31) Round Four

Katikati 80 (Ravi Brar 3/4, Nasib Ku­mar 3/29) lost to Greer­ton Singh XI 84/2 (Kuljit Singh 42no)

Cadets 157/9 (Matt Man­ners 47, Scott Cur­tis 4/10) de­feated Tau­ranga Boys Col­lege 121 (Scott Cur­tis 28, Sam Owen 3/17)

Points ta­ble: Greer­ton Sikh XI 6, Singh CC 4, Cadets 4, Tau­ranga Boys Col­lege 2, Katikati 0.

WBOPCA B Grade Cham­pi­onship Mount Maun­ganui 127 (Jaski­rat Singh 3/29, Kul­winder Singh 3/13) lost to Singh CC 128/6 (Jasvir Dhillon 52no)

Tau­ranga Boys’ Col­lege 155/8 (Josh Man­ners 81no, Aaron Barbour 3/37) lost to Pa­pamoa Tan­garoa 157/4 (Aaron Barbour 42, An­drew Boyd 41)

Pa­pamoa Wanderers 173 (Mark Martin 34, Sarn Lee 33, Gur­winder Singh 3/17) de­feated Al­bion 43 (Ivan Fo­ord 5/13, Chris Uden 4/20) Pa­pamoa Pa­paOMA’s 249/9 (Paul Dunn 53, Mark Dive­hall 49, Finn Wat­son 32, Brad Hard­ing 32, Alex Tod 3/35) de­feated Grasshop­pers 210/9 (Grant Man­ners 60, Ray Body 56, Bob Cur­ran 32, Tony Jack­son 5/45) Katikati v Cadets to be played at a later date; Greer­ton the bye.

Points: Pa¯pa¯moa Tan­garoa 6, Pa¯pa¯moa Pa­paOMA’s 6, Singh CC 6, Pa¯pa¯moa Wanderers 6, Mount Maun­ganui 0, Al­bion 0, Tau­ranga Boys Col­lege 0, Grasshop­pers 0 — Cadets, Katikati, Greer­ton yet to play.

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