Big wins for Old Boys, Ngakawau in BYC Bash
The BYC Bash had its second round on Monday evening and despite weather interruptions both games got completed. The good news for the competition was the increase in numbers with one game of eight-a-side and the other nine-a-side across four clubs.
On Craddock 2 Coastal captain Sam Jope won the toss and batted first against Ngakawau but was unable to repeat last weeks heroics with a century as the top order fell over and Coastal was all out for 66. Aside from extras, Caleb Aldridge top scored with 10. Blake Jack was the destroyer for Ngakawau with four wickets. The other wicket takers were Brock Johnson with two, Ethan Hart with one, and Blake Craddock with one.
In response Ngakawau opened up with Jack and Blaine Meikle and that was all they needed with the target chased down in 6.4 overs. Meikle was a one man destroyer scoring 49 not out and ably supported by Jack with 13 not out.
On Craddock 1 the opposite scenario played out for a big win. Batting first against Athletic, Old Boys racked up 159 for 4 due to 104 not out from Cameron Hill and with great support from Devlin Pratt’s 42. Jesse Hart took two wickets with Josh Roche and Flynn Aldridge taking one each.
Athletic would rely heavily on Roche and Luke Henderson who scored 160 runs between them last week. Roche got off to a good start but missed a straight one on 25, and with Henderson getting out for four it was always going to be too much to chase such a big target. 13 from Flynn Aldridge and 10 from Jesse Hart showed Athletic have good depth in their batting but need someone to stay the course. The entire Athletic lineup was bowled out in 13 overs with two wickets each to Devlin Pratt and Nathan Palmer, and one each to Flynn Craddock, Cameron Hill and Cian Pratt.
The updated standings has Old Boys on top with 12 points, Athletic and Ngakawau on six points each, and Coastal yet to get off the mark.
Next week’s draw – Coastal v Old Boys, Craddock 1 (M Anderson). Ngakawau vs Athletic, Craddock 2 (B Townrow).
Last man standing update
The Last Man Standing competition has now increased to six teams and had its second week on Tuesday, although due to Waitangi Day two teams were unable to play this week.
In the 6pm game the Boomfa Boys took on new team Dothraki. Boomfa Boys batted first and smashed 85 in their seven overs with Chris being retired at 20 and Neil Clementson taking the role of steadying the ship with 19 not out batting the whole innings. Dothraki had some good moments for their first hit out with Tim Manawatu being retired at 20 in a team total of 47 in their chase.
At 7pm Where’s Wassa batted first against Nice Gary and posted 61 thanks to a retiring innings from Cam Hill. Big Blue also played a steadying role of seven and taking that into the sixth over. Nice Gary got off to a fast start with 27 off two overs thanks to a retiring 20 from Daniel Beveridge. However the momentum was halted there as Nice Gary sputtered to 54 off their six overs to lose by 7 runs.
Due to games being completed quicker than expected, the competition will now move to 10 overs a side starting next week.
Next week – 6pm Dothraki vs Nice Gary (Craddock 1) and WestIndia vs Boomfa Boys (Craddock 2). 7pm Where’s Wassa vs Spraycandos.