The ND Junior Secondary cricket tournament wrapped up in Rotorua in sunshine on Friday 7 December 2018, after the first four days were dogged by rain.
There were a number of highlights during the three days where play was possible. Bay of Plenty Coastland took out the Twenty 20 title, which follows the championship silverware that they won in Whangarei two years ago.
Bay of Plenty Coastland Junior Secondary Team with the ND Twenty 20 Trophy
Bay of Plenty Coastland batted first in the ND Junior Secondary T20 title decider on day four and posted 133 for the loss of four wickets, with Ben Vyver top scoring with a hard fought 64 runs. Led by four wickets for just 19 runs from Isaac White, the Coastland bowlers took control of the encounter to dismiss their long-time rivals for 88 to claim the ND Twenty 20 championship.
The Bay of Plenty Lakeland representatives produced a win and a loss, in the two games of T20 pool play that was possible, to reach the playoff for third place. Northland batted first and set the Bay side a very big target reaching 198 for the loss of just two wickets. Ethan Forbes performance with the bat shone like a beacon, top scoring with 59 runs, as the Lakeland team were restricted to 105/8.
Both Bay sides finished their tournament with a bang, in the stand alone fifty overs per side games, to finish with a victory apiece. Bay of Plenty Coastland sent the ND Invitation eleven into bat and bowed them out for 122. Toby Taylor took three wickets for 23 runs. Dandre du Plessis anchored the Bay sides four wicket win with 54 runs.
Bay of Plenty Lakeland saved their best for last with a big victory over Poverty Bay. Brook Mitchell top scored with 46 runs as his side posted a very solid 206/7, with Harry Jones and Cohen Stewart both reaching the thirties. Four wickets apiece from Harry Jones and Cohen Stewart did the damage as Poverty Bay were rolled for 120.
ND Junior Secondary Tournament @ Rotorua 3rd – 7th December 2018
Bay of Plenty Lakeland
Harry Jones, Ethan Forbes (Trident High School, Isaac Clement (Whakatane HS) Lochland White (Opotiki College) Viren Patel, Cohen Stewart, Matt Veitch, Angus Veitch, Jayden Meyer (John Paul College) Sam Lund (Western Heights HS) Brook Mitchell, Karsen Dyball (Rotorua Lakes HS)
Coach: Crispian Stewart Manager: Brett Jones
Bay of Plenty Coastland
Dandre du Plessis (captain) Ben Vyver, Josh Manners, Spencer Wills, Isaac White, Finn O’Brien-O’Loan, Jacob Marshall, Toby Taylor, Liam Collett, Robert Ward, Harrison Leach, Joe Smyth
Non Travelling Reserves: Riley Brady, Jordan Smith, Depp Bollingford.
Coach: Sam Owen
Day Five (7 December) – Fifty over per side
ND Invitation XI 122 (Toby Taylor 3/23) lost to Bay of Plenty Coastland 124/6 (Dandre du Plessis 54)
Bay of Plenty Lakeland 206/7 (Brooke Mitchell 46, Harry Jones 37, Cohen Stewart 32) defeated Poverty Bay 120 (Harry Jones 4/11, Sam Lund 4/20)
Day Four (6 December) – T20 Playoffs
T20 Championship: Bay of Plenty Coastland 133/4 (Ben Vyver 64, Spencer Wills 28) defeated Hamilton 88 (Isaac White 4/19, Harrison Leach 2/10)
Third Place Playoff: Northland 198/2 defeated Bay of Plenty Lakeland 105/8 (Ethan Forbes 59)
Day Three (5 December) – T20
Pool A – Round One
Bay of Plenty Lakeland 127/4 (Viren Patel 43, Cohen Stewart 29, Harry Jones 29) defeated Poverty Bay 71/9 (Viren Patel 2/1, Ethan Forbes 2/11, Sam Lund 2/12)
Bay of Plenty Lakeland 74/8 (BH Hodges 2/9, Kyle Smith 2/11) lost to Hamilton 76/4 (Cohen Stewart 2/29)
Pool B – Round One
ND Invitation XI 50 (Ben Wright 24; Liam Collett 24) lost to Bay of Plenty Coastland 51/0 (Dandre du Plessis 34no)
Bay of Plenty Coastland 123/7 (Dandre du Plessis 44, Spencer Wills 29, Robert Ward 20) defeated Northland 66 (Finn O’Brien-O’Loan 2/6, Isaac White 2/8)
Day Two (4 December) – no play due to wet weather
Day One (3 December) – no play due to wet weather
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