The Bay of Plenty Coastland Senior Secondary team posted a remarkable winning record at the ND age-group tournament staged in Gisborne, with 12 straight wins, since tasting defeat on the opening day of competition twelve months previously.
On the last day of competition on Friday 13 December 2019, the Coastland representatives addedthe ND Senior Secondary Championship title to the 2019 T20 crown. The ND 2019 Championship victory gave the Bay side back to back Alan Whimp Trophies.
The two 2019 ND Senior Secondary tournament titles, gave Bay of Plenty Coastland Coach Peter Swan a remarkable nine ND Senior Secondary pieces of silverware since 2002.
BOPCA Senior Secondary Teams 2019
Bay of Plenty Lakeland
Ben Astwood, Cameron Ingram, Sam Lund, Robert Ward, Miles Tapsell, Ryan Hall, Nathan McNeish, Harrison Hill, Sam MacLauchlan, Veeral Solanki, Viren Patel.
Coach: Sam Kershaw Manager: Bryan Astwood
Bay of Plenty Coastland
Taylor Bettelheim, Blake Pentecost, Harrison Leach, Toby Taylor, Niven Dovey, Dillon Preston, Tommaso Pini, Isaac White, Liam Collett, Mitchell Fergus, Ben Vyver.
Coach: Peter Swan Manager: Shaun Riley
BOPCA Senior Secondary Individual Awards
Lakeland MVP - Ben. Astwood
Coastland MVP - Liam Collett
ND Representatives: Niven Dovey, Ben Vyver, Liam Collett
Bay of Plenty Coastland squared off with Waikato Valley in the ND Senior Secondary Championship title decider, with the Waikato region side batting first, being bowled out for 171. Liam Collett took three wickets for 28 runs with Taylor Bettelheim coming in as the sixth change grabbing two wickets.
The Waikato Valley bowlers made a grand start, having the Bay team in trouble at four down with just 36 runs on the board. Enter Blake Pentecost, who was patience personified, as he set about taking his side through to victory. Blake’s unbeaten 70 runs off 107 balls, took Bay of Plenty Coastland to back to back tournament titles. Isaac White also made a solid contribution batting at seven, with 22 runs.
Bay of Plenty Lakeland saved their best for last in the playoff for seventh place against Poverty Bay. The tournament hosts were bowled out for 125, with BJ Astwood ripping through their middle and lower order, to take five wickets at a cost of just 11 runs and for good measure taking a catch to dismiss their last batsman. Lakeland got home with two wickets in hand, with Cameron Ingram top scoring with 39 runs.
Heavy overnight rain in Poverty Bay didn’t stop Bay of Plenty Coastland booking a berth in the Championship Final, on day four. The Bay of Plenty representatives squared off with Counties Manukau, in an afternoon playoff encounter reduced to 27 over per side. Counties Manukau batted first and set the Bay side a solid target, when they posted 164 for the loss of three wickets.
Coastland opener Taylor Bettelheim reached 27 before dismissal, with Niven Dovey batting at three posting a very useful 41 runs. The Counties bowlers then struck back and it was left to Liam Collett who top scored with a hard fought 49 runs and Harrison Leach with a 50 run partnership, to get the Bay side over the line.
Bay of Plenty Coastland cruised into the ND Senior Secondary Championship semi-finals, after easily dispatching their Lakeland counterparts on day three. The Lakeland side batted first in the 50 overs per side contest and were bowled out for 68, with Tommaso Pini grabbing three wickets. Ben Vyver (35) and Taylor Bettelheim (24) took their side home to an easy victory in the 10th over.
Coastland won the ND Senior Secondary T20 title, when they defeated long-time rivals Hamilton in afternoon action on day two. Hamilton batted first and were bowled out for 71, with Harrison Leach taking three wickets at a cost of just 12 runs. Niven Dovey top scored with 36, with Taylor Bettelheim there at the end of the seven wicket win with a undefeated 30 runs in the scorebook.
Bay of Plenty Lakeland were restricted to 85/8 against Waikato Valley in their fifth/sixth place finish match. Robert Ward was the best of the Lakeland batting line-up with 26 runs. Waikato Valley got home with eight wickets to spare.
The two Bay of Plenty MVP Awards, were presented to Lakeland's Ben Astwood who performed with both bat and ball throughout the tournament, with another quality all-rounder in Liam Collett earning the Coastland award.
At the conclusion of the tournament Niven Dovey, Ben Vyver and Liam Collett, were selected for the Northern Districts Under 17 team that played in the NZC Under 17 National tournament.
ND Senior Secondary Cricket Tournament @ Gisborne 9/13 December 2019
Day Five – 13 December 2019 (50 over)
Championship Final: Waikato Valley 171 (Liam Collett 3/28, Taylor Bettelheim 2/14) lost to Bay of Plenty Coastland 172/9 (Blake Pentecost 70no, Isaac White 22)
Seventh Place: Poverty Bay 125 (BJ Astwood 5/11. Ryan Hill 3/26) lost to Bay of Plenty Lakeland 126/8 (Cameron Ingram 39)
Day Four – 12 December 2019 (50 over)
Championship Semi-Final: Counties Manukau 164/3 lost to Bay of Plenty Coastland 165/7 (Liam Collett 49no, Niven Dovey 41, Taylor Bettelheim 27)
Day Three – 11 December 2019 (50 over)
Bay of Plenty Lakeland 68 (Tommaso Pini 3/28, Toby Taylor 2/21) lost to Bay of Plenty Coastland 69/2 (Ben Vyver 35, Taylor Bettelheim 24)
Day Two – 10 December 2019 (T20)
Bay of Plenty Coastland 140/3 (Niven Dovey 66, Dillon Preston 49) defeated Counties Manukau 114/5 (Harrison Leach 2/7)
Poverty Bay 114/8 (Ryan Hall 3/16) defeated Bay of Plenty Lakeland 112/4 (Cameron Ingram 38)
T20 Championship: Hamilton 71 ((Harrison Leach 3/12) lost to Bay of Plenty Coastland 72/3 (Niven Dovey 30, Taylor Bettelheim 30no)
Fifth Place: Bay of Plenty Lakeland 86/5 (Robert Ward 26) lost to Waikato Valley 89/2
Day One – 9 December 2019 (T20)
Bay of Plenty Lakeland 103/8 (BJ Astwood 20, Ryan Hall 20) lost to Counties Manukau 105/1
Bay of Plenty Coastland 178/5 (Taylor Bettelheim 81, Ben Vyver 31) defeated Poverty Bay 103/6 (Tommaso Pini 2/12, Mitchell Fergus 2/15)
Bay of Plenty Lakeland 62 (Cameron Murray 5/9) lost to Bay of Plenty Coastland 63/0 (Taylor Bettelheim 43no, Dillon Preston 16no)
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