Carrus Mount Maunganui posted a three-peat of Bayide T20 Championship titles, when they beat Eves Realty Greerton in a thriller that went down to the last ball of the match.
A pre-season captains meeting, advocated for a continuous T20 competition, instead of opening the season with two weeks of play and then completing the title race in the middle of the season. For the first time, a standalone mid-week round took place before the players backed up three days later to complete the business end of the competition
BOPCA 2019/20 Baywide T20 Milestones
Runs: 532 Peter Drysdale (Mount Maunganui) 369 Dan Price (Te Puke) 279 Ben Musgrave ( Mount Maungaui)
Wickets: 17 Craig Baldry (Mount Maunganui) 12 Drew Brierley (Lake Taupo CC) 10 Moko Rivers (Lake Taupo CC) 10 Finn Dempsey (Cadets) 10 Stephen Nicholls ( Central Indians) 10 Dale Swan (mount Maunganui)
Catches: 9 Blair McKenzie (Te Puke)
Centuries: 103 Dan Price (Te Puke) 102no Ben Vyver (Tauranga Boys College)
Six Wickets: 6/18 Stephen Nicholls (Central Indians)
Hat-Tricks: 4/9 Moko Rivers (Lake Taupo CC)
MVP: Peter Drysdale - 532 runs, 8 wickets, 5 catches
Carrus Mount Maunganui grabbed their third straight Baywide T20 title, after a hard fought battle under lights at the Bay Oval on Sunday 19th January 2020. Batting first in the early evening start, Mount Maunganui lost their first wicket with 25 runs on the board. Peter Drysdale then took control of the Mount fortunes, launching an attack on the Greerton bowlers to belt 76 runs off 54 balls, with Mount Maunganui 110/5 when the Mount master blaster was removed.
The match was well and truly up for grabs, when Mount Maunganui finished their turn at bat at 132 for the loss of nine wickets. ND all-rounder Brett Hampton was in good form with the ball, with three wickets at a cost of 20 runs, with Jared Tutty taking two bowling scalps.
Greerton, were in an almost identical situation to their opponents, losing their first batsman at the 26 run mark. Several of the Greerton batsmen got starts but failed to capatilise and at 85 for six, were behind the eight ball. Enter Lee Watkins batting at nine, who fought back with an unbeaten 25 runs.
The title decider went right down to the last ball, with Mount Maunganui restricting Greerton to 128/7, to claim their third successive Baywide T20 championship by four runs. Craig Baldry took three wickets with skipper Dale Swan and Peter Drysdale both grabbing two wickets apiece.
Mount Maunganui reached the final with a comfortable victory over Generation Homes Lake Taupo in the semi-finals, with Greerton having a solid battle with New World Te Puke, before emerging victorious.
Led by a Ben Musgrave half-century, Mount Maunganui reached 166 for three before restricting Lake Taupo to 111/7, to book their berth in the T20 final. Te Puke, made Greerton work hard for their place in the championship decider, when they posted 149 for the loss of just two wickets. An undefeated 77 runs from Bruce Kerr, took Greerton to the Bay Oval final, as his side got home with four wickets in hand with five balls to spare.
Mount Maunganui finished at the top of the standings with an unbeaten record in the qualifying play, with Greerton and Te Puke squaring off in the post section action courtesy of finishing second and third in the round robin action.
Lake Taupo overcame long odds, to square off with Mount Maunganui after they finished on equal points with Cadets. On the penultimate day of competition, they beat Geyser City and Tauranga Boys College with Cadets losing both their encounters - with the Taupo representatives grabbing the last semi-final berth courtesy of beating Cadets in their preliminary contest.
The 2919/20 season Baywide twenty overs per side contests, lived up to its billing of producing all action encounters, with numerous milestones posted throughout the competition. Long serving Mount Maunganui all-rounder RPO Drysdale took out the T20 MVP title with an astonishing 532 runs and 8 wickets as well as taking five catches.
Dan Price finished second in the batting stakes with 369 runs with Ben Musgrave rounding out the top three with 279 runs. A feature of the competition was the big hitting antics of Te Puke's Dan Price, who smashed an amazing twenty-eight 6's some 14 ahead of the next best.
Craig Baldry finished on the top of the bowling stakes tally with 17 bowling scalps, with the icing on the cake being his championship final winning performance, of three wickets at a cost of 25 runs. Lake Taupo's Drew Brierley finished second with 12 wickets with a four-way tie for third place between Moko Rivers, Finn Dempsey, Stephen Nicholls and Dale Swan with 10 wickets.
Te Puke keeper Blair McKenzie took the competitions most catches successfully holding nine deliveries. Dan Price (103) and Tauranga Boys College Ben Vyver (102no) posted centuries with Central Indians captain Stephen Nicholls taking the only six wicket bag with 6/18 against Geyser City. Lake Taupo bowler Moko Rivers achieved the rare if hens teeth feat of taking a hat trick, in his 4 wickets for 9 runs against Central Indians.
Lake Taupo's Baywide progress, since their premier competition debut in October 2017, can be measured by their performance in reaching a Baywide semi-final for the first time. In round four, the Taupo side upset Baywide heavyweights Cadets, bowling them out for 74 then getting home for the loss of five wickets. The Lake Taupo victory over Cadets, turned out to play a huge part in them making the playoffs, when the two teams were locked on 24 points apiece after the round robin play - Lake Taupo progressed courtesy of who beat who in the regular season.
BOPCA Baywide T20 Final 19 January 2020
Carrus Mount Maunganui 132/9 (Peter Drysdale 76; Brett Hampton 3/20, Jared Tutty 2/25) defeated Eves Realty Greerton 128/7 (Lee Watkins 25no; Craig Baldry 3/22, Dale Swan 2/18, Peter Drysdale 2/27)
Baywide T20 Semi-Finals
Carrus Mount Maunganui 166/3 (Ben Musgrave 58, Peter Drysdale 39, Matt Golding 31no, Nick Smith 30no; Habib Malik 2/19) defeated Generation Homes Lake Taupo 111/7 (Drew Brierley 33, Habib Malik 23; Peter Drysdale 4/18)
New World Te Puke 149/2 (Tai Bridgman-Raison 62no, Blair McKenzie 48, Stephen Crossan 27) lost to Eves Realty Greerton 150/6 (Bruce Kerr 77no, Taylor Bettelheim 26; Christian MacDonald 3/15, Tasman Carsons 2/31)
Baywide T20 18 January 2020
Generation Homes Lake Taupo 146/6 (Drew Brierley 58, Michael Mitchell 42; Tom Yarrall 2/39) defeated Geyser City 69 (Drew Brierley 3/7, Louie Love-Parata 2/4)
Bayleys Central Indians 147/9 (Nandeera Nawela 59; Tim Pringle 4/21) lost to Bond & Co Tauranga Boys College 149/1 (Ben Vyver 102no, Charles Williams 33)
Eves Realty Greerton 191/4 (Nick Hendrie 101, Brett Hampton 41no; Finn Dempsey 2/28) defeated Element IMF Cadets 153 (Jacob Logan 56, Joe McCluskey 34; Umesh Ranaraja 2/19)
Carrus Mount Maunganui 159/4 (Peter Drysdale 48, Ben Musgrave 38) defeated New World Te Puke 138/7 (Daniel Price 47, Tai Bridgman-Raison 43; Craig Baldry 3/23)
New World Te Puke 204/5 (Tai Bridgman-Raison 77, Daniel Price 52) defeated Element IMF Cadets 139 (Andrew Mascall 60, Scott Steward 27; Christian MacDonald 2/15, Cam Riley 2/28)
Geyser City 80 (Cody Fell 21, BJ Astwood 21; Craig Baldry 3/12) lost to Carrus Mount Maunganui 83/1 (Peter Drysdale 35, B Musgrave 27)
Bayleys Central Indians 124/7 (Nandeera Nawela 56; Shane Wineti 3/23) lost to Eves Realty Greerton 127/4 (Nick Hendrie 69, Taylor Bettelheim 20; Paru Mehta 2/0)
Generation Homes Lake Taupo 101 (R How 27; Tommaso Pini 2/4, Niven Dovey 2/17) defeated Bond & Co Tauranga Boys College 87/8 (Charles Williams 39; Drew Brierley 2/11)
Points Table (Final) Carrus Mount Maunganui 42, Eve's Realty Greerton 36, New World Te Puke 30, Generation Homes Lake Taupo 24, Element IMF Cadets 24, Bond & Co Tauranga Boys College 12, Bayleys Central Indians 6, Geyser City 0.
Baywide T20 - Round Five Wednesday 15 January 2020
New World Te Puke 145/5 (Dan Price 58, Blair McKenzie 47; Cody Fell 2/12) defeated Geyser City 123/7 (Sam Kershaw 45; Tasman Carsons 2/19)
Carrus Mount Maunganui 150/3 (Peter Drysdale 84no, Nick Smith 36no) defeated Eves Realty Greerton 133/7 (Brett Hampton 30; Dominic Crombie 2/20)
Bond & Co Tauranga Boys College 108 (Isaac White 32; Scott Steward 3/18) lost to Element IMF Cadets 110/6 (Jacob Logan 35)
Generation Homes Lake Taupo 154/7 (Roger Urbhan 67; Shonit Chandra 4/10) defeated Bayleys Central Indians 83/9 (Moko Rivers 4/9 including a hat-trick)
Baywide 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 Bettelheim 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; Isaac White 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)
Baywide T20 Results 14 December 2019
Bond & Co Tauranga Boys College 149/5 (Tim Clarke 34, Niven Dovey 24; Sam Kershaw 2/30) defeated Geyser City 123/8 (Dane Sorrenson 41, BJ Astwood 35; Isaac White 3/11, Kieran New 3/24)
Bayleys Central Indians 143/6 (Jeff Simmons 42, Aaron Bennett 24) lost to New World Te Puke 145/7 (Dan Price 48, Tai Bridgman- Raison 42; Nadeera Nawela 3/21))
Element IMF Cadets 148/5 (Marcel Collett 48, Jacob Logan 40; Craig Baldry 2/18 tied with Carrus Mount Maunganui 148/6 (Peter Drysdale 84, Matt Golding 30; Finn Dempsey 2/26) - Super Over, Cadets 6 Mount Maunganui 6.
Eve's Realty Greerton 175/5 (Taylor Bettelheim 52, Josh Bates 35, Campbell Thomas 29no; Drew Brierley 2/32) defeated Generation Homes Lake Taupo 113 (Roger Urbahn 34; Taylor Bettelheim 2/5, Harrison Perry 2/16)
Element IMF Cadets 174/5 (Jono Boult 45, Marcel Collett 45, Andrew Mascall 35) defeated Geyser City 114/6 (Dane Sorrenson 54; Depp Bolingford 3/11)
Generation Homes Lake Taupo 171/3 (Michael Mitchell 65, Drew Brierley 64; Tasman Carsons 2/37) lost to New World Te Puke 175/4 (Dan Price 103, Stephen Crossan 39)
Bond & Co Tauranga Boys College 148/9 (Blake Pentecost 41; Shane Wineti 4/30) lost to Eve's Realty Greerton 151/4 (Taylor Bettelheim 47, Josh Healy-Ormrod 45no)
Carrus Mount Maunganui 165/5 (Peter Drysdale 77, Matt Golding 51) defeated Bayleys Central Indians 126/8 (Nadeera Nawela 36; Dale Swan 3/22)
BOPCA Twenty 20 Champions
2019/20 Mount Maunganui 2018/19 (Mount Maunganui) 2017/18 (Mount Maunganui) 2016/17 not played - 2015/16 (Otumoetai Cadets) 2014/15 (Rotorua Central) 2013/14 (Rotorua Central) 2012/13 (Tauranga Boys College) 2011/12 (Tauranga Boys College)
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