Bridg­man-rai­son tops Western Bay ton-up club

Te Puke Times - - Sport -

Te Puke mas­ter bats­man Tai Bridg­man-rai­son set a new record for Western Bay of Plenty premier club cen­turies with an un­beaten 104 against Tau­ranga Boys’ Col­lege at the Te Puke Do­main on Satur­day.

Bridg­man-rai­son en­tered the sea­son tied with for­mer Black Cap Llorne How­ell for the most Western Bay tons, but now stands on top of that par­tic­u­lar record ta­ble with 14.

The vet­eran Te Puke bats­man also leads il­lus­tri­ous com­pany on the Te Puke Hon­ours Board, ahead of play­ers of the qual­ity of Andy Roberts, Lance Cairns and Rob­bie and Mathew Hart. Te Puke bowled first on their home track and had early suc­cess and at 51/4 were in charge. Tau­ranga Boys’ teacher Charles Wil­liams an­chored the fight­back to post a half cen­tury, with Dil­lon Pre­ston bat­ting at seven top scor­ing with a hard­fought 62 runs off 75 balls.

Tau­ranga Boys’ reached 191 for the loss of nine wick­ets in their al­lot­ted overs, with Brody Gil­roy the best of the Te Puke bowlers with 3/31.

Bridg­man-rai­son and skip­per Stephen Crossan worked the ball around the Te Puke Do­main with pa­tience to set up an open­ing part­ner­ship of 114, be­fore Crossan was bowled by Charles Wil­liams for 56. Bridg­man­rai­son kept the runs tick­ing over, with vic­tory com­ing in the 48th over for the loss of just two wick­ets. RE­SULTS Bay­wide Cup Round Four GM Painters Lake Taupo CC 147 (W Perry 37, E Wil­liams 23, M Mitchell 22; U Ra­naraja 3/17, J Boyd 2/15) lost to Eves Re­alty Greer­ton 150/4 (N Hen­drie 60, B Lind 36, H Col­lier 24; J Dolan 2/34) Bay­leys Cen­tral In­di­ans 128 (J Rowe 21no, C Tu­pea 20; J Lo­gan 3/15, S Davey 3/19) lost to El­e­ment IMF Cadets 129/6 (M Galap­paththi 35no, F Lell­man 29; P Gill 4/35)

Bond & Co Tau­ranga Boys Col­lege 191/9 (D Pre­ston 62, C Wil­liams 51; B Gil­roy 3/31, J Earle 2/35) lost to New World Te Puke 194/2 (T Bridg­man­rai­son) 104no, S Crossan 56; C Wil­liams 2/14)

Car­rus Mount Maun­ganui the bye.

Points ta­ble: Greer­ton 26, Cadets 20, Te Puke 14, Mount Maun­ganuui 9, Cen­tral In­di­ans 8, Tau­ranga Boys Col­lege 7, Lake Taupo 0.

Tai Bridg­man-rai­son

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