Devel­op­ment side fight back to win bat­tle of Bays

Rotorua Daily Post - - Sport -

CRICKET

Bay of Plenty Cricket’s devel­op­ment match against Hawke’s Bay may have been dubbed a friendly, but when­ever the two Bays go head-to-head there is al­ways a com­pet­i­tive edge.

Brag­ging rights were up for grabs at Owen De­laney Park in Taupo¯ on Sun­day and Hawke’s Bay got off to a good start by win­ning the toss and ask­ing Bay of Plenty to bat.

Early mo­men­tum was with the bowlers and Bay of Plenty faced an up­hill bat­tle when they lost their sixth wicket with 123 runs on the board.

Tim Pringle and Ja­cob Lo­gan came to­gether to steady the ship with a 77-run part­ner­ship be­fore Lo­gan was dis­missed for 56.

Pringle car­ried on to top score for his side with 62 as Bay of Plenty were dis­missed for 241 in the fi­nal over.

Hawke’s Bay made a solid start and at 128/2 looked right on tar­get to chase down the tar­get.

Bay of Plenty’s Iman Singh took charge and grabbed three wick­ets to put the brakes on the Hawke’s Bay bats­men.

Pringle backed up his bat­ting ex­ploits with the ball, tak­ing four wick­ets at a cost of just 18 runs.

Lo­gan was also in good form, tak­ing two wick­ets as Hawke’s Bay were bowled out for 189 in the 47th over.

Devel­op­ment Friendly

Owen De­laney

Sun­day

Bay of Plenty Devel­op­ment 241 (Tim Pringle 62, Ja­cob Lo­gan 56, Blair McKen­zie 25; TR Richard­son 4-45) beat Hawke’s Bay 189 (HY Young 64, LT Ken­wor­thy 50; Tim Pringle 4-18, Iman Singh 3-40, Ja­cob Lo­gan 2-18) by 52 runs. — Sup­plied con­tent

Park,

Taupo¯, on

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