Boys’ School v Tauranga Boys’ College
Tauranga Boys College won the toss and for a second
consecutive time chose to bat in what was an important match for the school who
is chasing their first win of the tournament.
The Fitzherbert ground looked in
great condition and had many of the young players looking forward to putting
their skills to the test on a first class wicket. Tauranga had a shaky start
losing Andrew Mascall in the fourth over and shortly after lost their second
opening batsman, Craig Baldry bowled out for 5 after Josh Rogerson found a way
passed the bat.
Sean Dykes and Mikaere Leef steadied the ship until there was a
mix-up between the wickets and Dykes was run out for 13. Taylor Kite joined
Leef and their partnership of 35 looked to get Tauranga back on track until
Leef was caught out by Harry Simpson through some good bowling by Rachin
Ravindra. Kite managed to stick around to make a much needed 26 but wickets
kept regularly dropping down the opposite end through some terrific bowling by
Caleb Hewson and Jess Tashkoff who both picked up 3 wickets.
restricted to 88 runs and would need to bowl very well in order to get any
points out of this match.
Coming off a terrific batting display yesterday Hutt
International Boys’ School would have been confident in their chase and after
two early catches were put down the confidence was starting to show as Hutt’s
opening pair of Adam Webster and Ravindra made a 41 run partnership, halving
the team’s required runs before Ravindra was caught well in the outfield by
Korban Eades off the bowling of Bradley Howard.
Howard managed to pick up the
wicket of Webster shortly after for 13 runs but that was as good as it got for
Tauranga as Josh Rogerson (19*) and Tashkoff (25*) batted well together to help
Hutt cruise to an 8 wicket win in the 16th over.
International Boys’ School won by 8 wickets
Hutt International Boys’
Ravindra 31, Jesse Tashkoff 25*; Bradley Howard 2-29) beat Tauranga
Boys’ College 88-all out from 30.5 overs (Taylor Kite 26; Caleb Hewson
3-7, Tashkoff 3-20).
Otago Boys’ High School v Hastings
boys’ High School
Hastings Boys’ High School won
the toss and elected to bat first but were off to a shaky start on a perfect
Palmerston North day at Fitzherbert Park. Three quick wickets saw Hastings in
trouble sitting on 25/3 after 9 overs.
Hastings’ middle order tried to steady
the ship and looked positive until further wickets fell at regular intervals
leaving Hastings’ lower order too much to do as they were dismissed in the 39th
over for 109 runs. Pick of the bowlers for Otago Boys’ High was Jack Pryde with
3 for 18 runs off his 8 overs.
Otago Boys’ High were keen to
get their title defence off to a better start than yesterday and this was shown
through a strong batting performance by Hunter Kindley, who made an impressive
64 runs off 64 balls and Max Chu did well to support Kindley with a quick-fire
20. Kindley scored the winning runs in the 25th over to cap off a
great performance and a much needed win for the reigning champions.
: Otago Boys’ High School won
by 5 wickets
Otago Boys’ High School 111-5
from 24.2 overs
Kindley 64*, Max Chu 20; Rohan Fendall 2-32) beat Hastings Boys’ High
School 109-all out from 38.2 overs (Sachan Dadrah 20: Jack Pryde
3-18, Nathan Coldwell 2-22).
Christchurch Boys’ High School
v Auckland Grammar School
For the second match in as many days, Christchurch Boys High
School have been pushed to the end of their mettle. And for the second time in as many days they
have come through under significant pressure.
This time, on a sunny Manawatu day, they won the toss and elected to
bat, a positive move.
tight bowling from Auckland Grammar meant that runs were hard to come by. At the half way mark, with CBHS on 62/1, and
Simon Yorston and Henry Workman on 23 and 39 respectively, their seemed to be
hope for a dynamic finish. In the 22nd
over both Workman and Yorston were removed by Sam Jenkin, and the momentum
shifted in favour of Auckland Grammar.
Their 65/3 soon became 67/5 and CBHS were
reeling, with the big strikers back in the hut.
Ben Hartland played a sensible innings for his team and top scored with
34* from 46 balls to help his team limp to 152 all out. Wickets were shared for Auckland Grammar, but
Sam Jenkins spell of 6 overs, 3 wickets for 17 runs was the standout
performance with the ball.
The Auckland Grammar openers came to the crease with a very
positive game plan. After losing an
early wicket, Yatin Ramesh and Harry Miller set about knocking the runs
off. With the score at 30/1 after 4
overs, things were looking good for Grammar, but such an aggressive run rate
Miller departed for
16 and not long after Ramesh was dismissed for 25, which signalled the turning
point in the game for Christchurch Boys High School. Line and lengths were narrowed, fielding
became electrifying and fortunes began to change. Auckland Grammar lost wickets steadily from
the 10 over mark and went to the drinks break 76/5 with Clay Watson offering
With James Lewis at the
crease Auckland Grammar’s prospects looked good, as he pulled the score up to
107. There was hope for Grammar, but his
dismissal soon after signalled the end as Christchurch Boys sniffed
victory. The last three wickets fell
quickly and Christchurch Boys wrapped the Auckland Grammar innings up for 128
in the 35th over.
Reid’s 3/19 from his 8 overs was the strength of the CBHS bowling attack and
deserves special mention for the pressure he exerted on the Auckland Grammar
Another close victory sees
Christchurch Boys High School sharing the leader board with Hutt International
Boys School after two days of the 2014 NZCT Junior Secondary Schoolboys’
: Christchurch Boys’ High
School won by 24 runs.
Christchurch Boys’ High School 152-all
out from 39.5 overs
(Ben Hartland 34*, Henry Workman 30; Sam Jenkin 3-17, Clay Watson 2-20) beat Auckland Grammar School 128-all out from 35
overs ( Yatin Ramesh 25, James Lewis 22; Campbell Reid 3-19, Callum Cameron