Greerton could have regretted their decision to bat first, in their ND Club Championships semi-final in Hamilton, against Hamilton Old Boys on Sunday (27 January 2019) - when they were four down with just 21 runs on the board.
Greerton earned the right to represent the Bay of Plenty in the Eric Petrie Cup competition, after taking out the BOPCA Baywide Cup in December 2018.
The arrival of Greerton skipper Shane Wineti at the crease, to join opening batsmen Nick Hendrie, paved the way for the Bay of Plenty representatives to claim a hard fought victory.
Hendrie went on to top score with 68 runs, as the pair put on an 87 run partnership. The Greerton captain finished with 35 runs to his name while Campbell Thomas posted a very handy 21 runs batting at eight.
Hamilton Old Boys top score of 31, told the tale of a team playing catch-up during the game. However they were right in the contest as the overs ticked over, with the Greerton bowlers finally removing their opponents for 166, to claim a hard fought 13 run victory.
Henry Collier was the best of the Bay of Plenty representatives bowling attack with three wickets for 24 runs. Shane Wineti and Umesh Ranaraja both bowled with enthusiasm to be rewarded with two wickets apiece.
Greerton now go on to meet the winner of the Northland verses Counties Manukau semi-final, in the Eric Petrie Cup title decider.
ND Club Championships Semi-Finals 27 January 2019 – Result
Greerton 179 (Nick Hendrie 68, Shane Wineti 35, Campbell Thomas 21; Anurag Verma 4/36) defeated Hamilton Old Boys 166 (S Singh 31; Henry Collier 3/24, Umesh Ranaraja 2/21, Shane Wineti 2/23)
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