MILO Cup Finals 2009
St Andrew's College Preparatory School v Broad Green Intermediate
(Joel Harden 36, Josh Sansom 22, Barney Sears 3-18, Henry Shipley 2-2)
St Andrew’s College 104/5
(Finnian Loader 25, Daniel Alan 2-25)
St Andrew’s College won the toss and elected to field in the MILO Cup Final against Broadgreen Intermediate at Palmerston North.
Top order batsmen Joel Harden (36), and Josh Sansom (22) got Broadgreen off to a good start with a 50 run partnership for the third wicket but when they fell the rest of the line up struggled to build on the platform.
A late surge from Evan Andrews lifted the Broadgreen run rate but accuate bowling and tight fielding from St Andrew's restricted Broadgreen to 102.
However, it proved to be a difficult target. The St Andrews College batsmen approached the run chase cautiously creating a tense finish.
The win was largely thanks to Finnian Loader who top scored with 25. Barney Sears, who was injured earlier in the match, produced a brave 14 not out to guide his team to their first title with an over to spare.
Roroa Normal Intermediate v Bucklands Beach Intermediate
Raroa Intermediate 217/6
(Alex Ridley 118, Kanov Dogra 2-43)
Bucklands Beach Intermediate 75
(Andrew Cooney 3-8)
After the disappointment of missing out on the 2009 final Raroa came out firing in the play off for third place. Alex Ridley blasted a magnificent 118 to guide his team to the formidable total of 217 for 6.
Bucklands Beach struggled in reply and were soundly beaten by 142 runs.
A highlight of the match was a hat-trick by Roroa bowler Andrew Cooney.
Winners for 2009:
1st St Andrew’s College Preparatory School
2nd Broadgreen Intermediate
3rd Raroa Normal Intermediate
4th Bucklands Beach Intermediate
St Andrew’s College Preparatory School – Barney Sears
Broadgreen Intermediate – Joel Harden
Raroa Normal Intermediate – Alex Ridley
Bucklands Beach Intermediate – Glen Phillips
MILO Shield Finals 2009
Tawa Intermediate v Viscount School
(Ofa Sisepi 3-18, Anaseni Atevalu 2-16, Christina Oscar 2-16)
(Joslan Orika 33, Hannah Tunley 1-6, Jess Kerr, 1-14)
Viscount got off to a good start after winning the toss and electing to field with Anaseni Atevalu picking up the early wicket of first day batting hero Umaya Ranaweera. Hannah Tunley batted maturely to ensure Tawa had a defendable total of 108.
It was a steady run chase by Viscount who fell painfully short of the target. Joslan Orika was the best of the batsmen with with 33 but all credit goes to the Tawa team who produced a fantastic all round effort to take the title for 2009.
Waimea Intermediate v Heaton Intermediate
Heaton Intermediate 112/7
(Tessa Hartland 24, Emma Stewart 20, Paige Barnett 2-17, Emily Wright 2-20)
Waimea Intermediate 85/8
(Sophie O’Connell 27, Kaelani Edwards 2-24, Tessa Hartland 2-16)
The decision to field proved to be a good one for Waimea who picked up three quick wickets to have Heaton reeling early on. Paige Barnett and Emily Wright were the on target early and both picked up a wicket in their first over.
A 50 run partnership for the fifth wicket between Tess Hartland (24) and Emma Stewart (20) steadied the innings and gave Heaton some momentum going into the second innings.
Waimea started positively in reply with opener Sophie O’Connell making a well constructed 27 but lacked support at the other end. Kaelani Edwards was more than handy with 3-24 which helped Heaton to 3rd place in successive years.
Winners for 2009:
1st Tawa Intermediate
2nd Viscount School
3rd Heaton Normal Intermediate
4th Waimea Intermediate
Tawa Intermediate – Jess Kerr
Viscount School – Joslan Orika
Heaton Normal Intermediate – Catherine Tinning
Waimea Intermediate – Sophie O’Connell