Carrus Mount Maunganui and Eves Realty Greerton, remain the only unbeaten teams in the Baywide T20 competition, after rounds three and four were played out in Rotorua on Saturday (11 January 2020).
Mount Maunganui opened their round three match with a 42 run victory over Generation Homes Lake Taupo. The Western Bay side batted first and posted 163 for the loss of just two wickets. Peter Drysdale top scored with 78 runs with Ben Musgrave posting 48 runs.
The Taupo side were restricted to 121 for the loss of five wickets, with Drew Brierleyand Michael Mitchell both getting into the forties before dismissal. Mitchell Fergus on debut for Mount Maunganui, made a real impression taking two wickets for 18 runs, with Dale Swan also taking two wickets.
Geyser City lost five wickets on the way to 132/5, in their match-up with Greerton, with Dane Sorrenson their best with 30 runs. Unbeaten half-centuries to Taylor Bettleheim and Bruce Kerr took Greerton home to a nine wicket win.
New World Te Puke returned home with a six wicket victory over Bond & Co Tauranga Boys College, while Element IMF Cadets defeated Bayleys Central Indians.
Lake Taupo grabbed their biggest scalp, since making an entrance in Baywide Premier cricket two and a half seasons ago, when they toppled Cadets. Cadets batted first and were removed for just 74, with Drew Brierley taking four wickets. Brierley went on to top score with a hard fought 23 runs, with five Lake Taupo batsmen still waiting in the wings.
Central Indians had little trouble with Geyser City - when they bowled them out for 81 and cruised home without losing a wicket. Central Indians skipper Stephen Nicholls did most of the damage in the Geyser turn at bat, taking six wickets for 18 runs, before going on to top score with an unbeaten 63.
Greerton restricted Te Puke to 114/9, with Daniel Price shining out like a beacon with 58 runs. Bruce Kerr blasted 71 runs as Greerton reached their target with seven wickets in hand.
Mount Maunganui defeated Tauranga Boys College to wrap up their second win of the day. Batting first the Mount side reached 151/5, with Ben Musgrave in to top form with 73 runs. The Mount bowlers applied the brakes which resulted in restricting
Tauranga Boys to 118/7, Charles Williams and Jason Spice reached the thirties, withNick Smith taking three wickets for the victors.
BOPCA T20 11 January 2020
Geyser City 132/5 (Dane Sorrenson 30; Harrison Perry 2/22, Lee Watkins 2/29) lost Eve's Realty Greerton 136/1 (Taylor Bettleheim 63no, Bruce Kerr 52no)
Bond & Co Tauranga Boys College 125/9 (Jason Spice 29; Reinhardt Kruger 4/18) lost New World Te Puke 126/4 (Iman Singh 52, Dillon Preston 39)
Carrus Mount Maunganui 163/2 (Peter Drysdale 78, Ben Musgrave 48) defeated Generation Homes Lake Taupo 121/5 (Drew Brierley 45, Michael Mitchell 41; Mitchell Fergus 2/18; Dale Swan 2/22)
Element IMF Cadets defeated Bayleys Central Indians
Geyser City 81 (Sam Kershaw 38; Stephen Nicholls 6/18) lost to Bayleys Central Indians 83/0 (Stephen Nicholls 63no)
Element IMF Cadets 74 (Jono Boult 25; Drew Brierley 4/4) lost to Generation Homes Lake Taupo 78/5 (Drew Brierley 23; Jono Boult 2/9, Depp Bollinger 2/29)
New World Te Puke 114/9 (Dan Price 59; Jared Tutty 3/19) lost to Eve's Realty Greerton 115/3 (Bruce Kerr 71; Josh Earle 2/31)
Carrus Mount Maunganui 151/5 (Ben Musgrave 73, Dominic Crombie 36; IsaacWhite 2/11, H Leach 2/37) defeated Bond & Co Tauranga Boys College 118/7 (Charles Williams 37, Jason Spice 30no; Nick Smith 3/26, Craig Baldry 2/25)
Points Table (Provisional): Mount Maunganui 24, Greerton 24, Te Puke 18, Cadets 18, Central Indians 6,Tauranga Boys College 6, Lake Taupo 6, Geyser City 0.
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