Eves Realty Greerton and Carrus Mount Maunganui will contest the 2019 Bay of Plenty Cup Final, after the two clubs won their semi-finals on Saturday (30 November 2919) - albeit in completely contrasting circumstances.
Greerton simply blasted Element IMF Cadets out of the playoffs, when they batted first and posted 306/9. Top order batsman Nick Hendrie was in superb touch hammering 127, before being dismissed, with Matt Worsnop posting 39 runs. Cadets young stand-in captain Fergus Lellman, will long remember the encounter taking a five wicket haul including a hat-trick.
The big target proved too much for the visitors to Greerton headquarters, who were bowled out for 158. Cadets were in desperate trouble at 94/9, before their last two batsmen in Michael Barbeau (40) Finn Dempsey (24no) gave their side respectability with a 64 run partnership. Lee Watkins, Matt Worsnop and Jared Tutty all grabbed three wicket bags for the winners.
The second Bay of Plenty Cup post-section match, between New World Te Puke and Mount Maunganui, was dominated by the visitors to the Te Puke Domain. Mount Maunganui bowled first and dismissed the home team for 121. Blair McKenzie was the best of the hosts batsmen with 27 runs, with Tony Goodin, Dominic Crombie and Chris Atkinson doing the damage with the ball.
The Mount Maunganui progression to the Bay of Plenty Cup title decider, was a stroll in the park, as they got home without losing a wicket. Long-time Mount premier team-mates, Peter Drysdale and Matt Golding both posted half centuries on their way to a clinical victory.
Generation Homes Lake Taupo and Bond & Co Tauranga Boys College, will decide the Bay of Plenty Plate after wins in Taupo and Rotorua respectively.
Lake Taupo batted first in their match-up with Geyser City and set their opponents a solid target, after reaching 203 for the loss of nine wickets. Drew Brierley and Louie Love-Parata both posted half centuries. Geyser City's Liam Kelly batting at eight, stood out like a beacon with 71 runs as the Rotorua representatives were removed for 129, to give the Great Lakes region side a big 74 run win
An over’s reduced match in the Sulphur City, saw Tauranga Boys College earn the right to meet Lake Taupo in the Bay of Plenty Plate final. Tauranga Boys restricted Bayleys Central Indians to 109/8, before getting home with five wickets to spare.
Individual Tauranga Boys honours, belonged to Tim Pringle who took four wickets and Jason Spice (32no) and Dillon Preston (26no) who put on a winning 47 run partnership.
Bay of Plenty Cricket Results 30 November 2019
Bay of Plenty Cup Semi-Finals
Eve's Realty Greerton 306/9 (Nick Hendrie 127, Matt Worsnop 39; Fergus Lellman 5/55 (including a hat-trick) defeated Element IMF Cadets 158 (Michael Barbeau 40, Finn Dempsey 24no; Lee Watkins 3/23, Matt Worsnop 3/31, Jared Tutty 3/32)
New World Te Puke 121 (Blair McKenzie 27, Josh Earle 23no; Tony Goodin 3/17, Dominic Crombie 3/33, Chris Atkinson 3/40) lost to Carrus Mount Maunganui 120/0 (Peter Drysdale 57no, Matt Golding 56no)
Bay of Plenty Plate Semi-Finals
Generation Homes Lake Taupo 203/9 (Drew Brierley 66, Louie Love-Parata 56, AJ How 32; Barry Hogan 3/47, Liam Kelly 2/26) defeated Geyser City 129 (Liam Kelly 71, AJ How 3/15, Drew Brierley 3/23, John Dolan 2/13)
Bayleys Central Indians 109/8 (Jeff Simmons 41, N Nawala 29; Tim Pringle 4/20, Jason Spice 2/8) lost to Tauranga Boys College 110/5 (Jason Spice 32no, Dillon Preston 26no, Liam Collett 23; Andrew Gibbs 3/57)
Bay of Plenty Cup Final – Eves Realty Greerton v Carrus Mount Maunganui
Bay of Plenty Plate Final – Generation Homes Lake Taupo v Bond & Co Tauranga Boys College
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