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New ‘Black Caps’ win their first game

- Ben Warren

Thenew“Black Caps” Katikati’s Year 3/4 team had its first win on Saturday in an exciting gameat Moore Park. Katikati batted first and scored 61 runs, Kushman, Orlando Hughes and Devesh scoring the most runs. Conrad Morris taking 2wickets and most of the bowlers getting awicket a piece to have the opposition score 52 runs. Most of these boys are in their first year of Saturday cricket. SENIORS

The Katikati Senior Men’s B Grade side batted first against a good Tauranga Boy’s Blue side full of young representa­tive players, at the Uretara Domain. KK’s Jayden Fairweathe­r improving each week, scored a comfortabl­e 63 in an opening 86-run partnershi­p with Braden Brewer, who also notched uphis first 50 of the season.

All the hard work was undone though by the remainder of the batting order.

The team failing to fire with the bat, limped through to a 191 all out in the last over. Poor shot selection and some good bowling from Luke Scrimgeour 4/26 created the collapse.

TBC reply was well led by Aiden Green (ex-KK resident Brent Green’s son) and Dylan Henderson who put on a 54-run partnershi­p before Dylan was bowled by Ben Warren (2/15). TBC fell to 80/3 before a good partnershi­p from Scrimgeour and one of TBC2 men’s players Dan Fitzpatric­k saw them through to 142 off 32 overs. Needing 50 runs off 48 balls itwas setup for an exciting finish.

Three quick wickets to Beavan Edwards (3/42) and Brewer (3/25) saw TBC sit at 166/8 after 35.3 overs.

The TBC players tried to mistakenly hit big shots and Katikati snapping up easy outfield catches.

At 179/9TBC needed only 13 runs off 18 balls with 1wicket in hand. They got to 183 before Gene Darvill had Will Spargo trapped well in front for lbw and the nail-biting game ended. Katikati lucky to escape with TBC being in control for most of thematch.

This week Katikati Seniors take on the other TBC side at the Uretara Domain.

Katikati sit second equal on the table with four other teams.

 ??  ?? Black Caps Year 3/4 team member Conrad Morris in action.
Black Caps Year 3/4 team member Conrad Morris in action.

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