The Bay of Plenty Senior Men’s team lifted aloft the Brian Dunning Trophy in triumph, at the ND Twenty 20 tournament played in Taupo, Sunday to Tuesday (16-18 December 2018) winning all five games.
The Bay of Plenty representatives controlled all five matches and were never seriously troubled over the three days of play at Owen Delaney Park.
A first up eight wicket win over Poverty Bay, was followed by a sweet revenge when they beat Northland in the morning round on day two. The big 83 run victory followed last season’s solitary run loss to Northland, which gifted the team from the far north the 2017 T20 title. Counties Manukau were easily accounted for in round three.
Arch-rivals Hamilton were the Bay of Plenty opponents in the early game on day three, with the Waikato City side expected to provide the Bay biggest challenge, with both sides entering the contest with unbeaten tournament records.
Bay of Plenty continued their steam-roller approach to the tournament, giving Hamilton a cricket lesson. The Bay side posted 185 for the loss of eight wickets before rolling Hamilton for just 118, to claim a 67 run victory.
The new ND Twenty 20 champions, finished their tournament campaign in style, with another big win against Waikato Valley. The Bay side again set a nine runs an over plus target, when they reached 198/7, then removed Waikato Valley for just 89, to claim their biggest win of the tournament.
ND Twenty 20 Tournament @ Owen Delaney Park, Taupo 16-18 December 2018
Day Three (18 December)
Round Five – Bay of Plenty 198/7 defeated Waikato Valley 89
Round Four – Bay of Plenty 185/8 defeated Hamilton 118
Day Two (17 December)
Round Three – Counties Manukau 108/9 lost to Bay of Plenty 109/2
Round Two – Bay of Plenty 196/7 defeated Northland 113
Day One (16 December)
Round One - Poverty Bay 92/7 lost to Bay of Plenty 94/2
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