Palmerston North BHS came back from their defeat yesterday to beat local side Christchurch Boys’ High school by 25 runs.
A team effort with the bat saw Palmerston North post 214 for nine in the first innings. Christchurch Boys’ batting line-up failed to fire in reply and were dismissed for 189 in the 48th over.
Tim Braid fought hard in the pursuit, but found little help on his way to 67. Daniel Stanley was the other main contributor with 36, but it wouldn’t be enough.
Hayden Hill was the chief wicket-taker for Palmerston North and finished with figures of four for 39 from 8.3 overs.
Earlier six batsmen had made scores of 20 or more to lift Palmerston North past 200.
Aran Noema-Barnett continued his consistent form in the tournament with the team’s top score of 47. Bits and pieces continued to add to the total and some late boundaries took them to a decent total in 214.
Jeremy Benton was the best of the local bowlers and had three wickets for 51 runs.
Both sides are still behind King’s College on the points table, but remain contenders for the Cup tomorrow.
PALMERSTON NORTH BHS 214-9 50 overs (A Noema-Barnett 47; J Benton 3-51) BEAT CHRISTCHURCH BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL 189 all out 47.4 overs (T Braid 67; H Hill 4-39)