Otago Boys’ High School today claimed the New Zealand Community Trust Junior Boys’ Cup, beating Hamilton Boys’ High School by 52 runs in the final at Manawaroa Park in Palmerston North.
A fine performance in the Cup match from Captain Taine Bayly (74 off 48) set up the triumph for Otago Boys, leading them to an imposing total of 136. In reply Hamilton Boys’ gave up too many wickets early and was in the end restricted to 74 for eight.
The southerners booked their place in the final with a victory over Hutt International Boys’ College in the Pool B Twenty20 match in the morning. That got them a meeting with Pool A’s Hamilton Boys’, who had convincingly beaten New Plymouth in their third round match.
Rounding off the podium was Christchurch Boys’ High School, who narrowly toppled Tauranga Boys’ College. Sacred Heart College wrapped up fifth ahead of Napier Boy’s High School, while New Plymouth Boys’ High School finished with a win over Hutt International.
While Bayly’s 74 in the final was the top score from the day, the top overall individual accolade went to Sacred Heart’s Dale Phillips, who was announced as the Player of the Tournament. Phillips top scored with 142 runs from his four matches at an average of 47.33.
Pool A round three
Sacred Heart College, 78-8, 20 overs (H Fletcher 17; J Thiele 2/16, A Harford 2/16) LOST to Christchurch Boys' High School, 82-4, 14.3 overs (Q Clinton 31, B Lapsile 33; H Fletcher 2/1)
Hamilton Boys’ High School, 105-3, 20 overs (W Ferrar 50, J O’Sullivan 42; B Slater 2/14) BEAT New Plymouth Boys’ High School, 57-10, 16 overs(J Borrell 14; B Gaylor 4/10, K Deo 2/11)
Pool B round three
Napier Boys’ High School, 127-8, 20 overs (M Thompson 34, W Tremain 28; B Campbell 2/22) LOST to Tauranga Boys’ College, 128-5, 19.2 overs (T Renouf 37, J Oakley 36; R Brigham 2/21)
Hutt International Boys’ School, 58-9, 20 overs (J Foote 15; T Bayly 2/9, K Johnston 2/7) LOST to Otago Boys' High School, 59-4, 17.3 overs (J Taig 26; R Ravindra 2/11)
Afternoon - Finals
Pool A (1) v Pool B (1)
Hamilton Boys High School Otago Boys’ High School
Pool A (2) v Pool B (2)
Tauranga Boys College, 90-10, 18.4 overs (T Renouf 39; J Thiele 4/13, A Harford 4/13) LOST to Christchurch Boys’ High School, 95-1, 13.4 overs (Q Clinton 48, B Lapslie 37)
Pool A (3) v Pool B (3)
Napier Boys High School, 109-8, 20 overs (J Dresser 38; H Fletcher 3/16, D Phillips 2/18) LOST to Sacred Heart College, 110-2, 16 overs (D Phillips 62, J Turner 25)
Pool A (4) v Pool B (4)
New Plymouth Boys High School, 100-2, 20 overs (K Boshier 50, B Northcott-Hill 30; C Hewson 1/4) BEAT Hutt International Boys School, 94-9, 20 overs (A Webster 26; K Boshier 4/11, B Northcott-Hill 3/22)
Otago Boys’ High School 1st
Hamilton Boys’ High School 2nd
Christchurch Boys’ High School 3rd
Tauranga Boys’ College 4th
Sacred Heart College 5th
Napier Boys’ High School 6th
Hutt International Boys’ School 7th
New Plymouth Boys’ High School 8th