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.
Leading the T20 run scoring stakes was Northland’s Nathan Condon with 126 runs and a highest score of 95 not out. Logan Tindall from Waikato Valley finished in second place with 103 runs to his name.
Lochland Bolstad bowled extremely efficiently for his Waikato Valley side, to finish with eight wickets in the T20 competition and a best of four wickets for 11 runs. Bay of Plenty Coastland’s Isaac White finished in second place with six wickets.
With the T20 title decider slotted into day four, the final days play was a one-off round of fifty overs per side.
The match between Northland and Counties Manukau, produced two sensational performances in the first innings. Northland batsman Nick Byles took control of his team’s fortunes to blast 114, in an innings that contained fourteen 4’s, as Northland were removed for 193.
While the Northland opener dominated from one end, Counties Connor Hooper, weaved magic with the ball, to take six wickets for 40 runs. Led by a half century from Louis Anderson, Counties got home with three wickets to spare.
Bay of Plenty Coastland kept their tournament unbeaten record intact when they defeated the ND Invitation XI by four wickets. Hamilton beat Waikato Valley by 14 runs, with Bay of Plenty Lakeland posting 206/7 and then bowling Poverty Bay out for 120.
Day Five – Fifty over per side
ND Invitation XI 122 (Logan McKay 27; Toby Taylor 3/23) lost to Bay of Plenty Coastland 124/6 (Dandre du Plessis 54)
Hamilton 224 (Jacob Clare 54, BD Peart 32; Jack Kane 3/43, Lochie Bolstad 3/43) defeated Waikato Valley 210 (Ryan d’Abo 64, Eddie James 35; Rohan Gosai 3/23)
Northland 193 (Nick Byles 114; Connor Hooper 6/40) lost to Counties Manukau 194/7 (Louis Anderson 54, Anthony Bolton 40; Cole Jakicevich-Roberts 3/32)
Bay of Plenty Lakeland 206/7 (Brooke Mitchell 46, Harry Jones 37, Cohen Stewart 32) defeated Poverty Bay 120 (Liam Spring 34; Harry Jones 4/11, Sam Lund 4/20)
Day Four – T20 Playoffs
T20 Championship: Bay of Plenty Coastland 133/4 (Ben Vyver 64, Spencer Wills 28; Kuwyn Price 2/21) defeated Hamilton 88 (Thimira Weralupitiyage 20; Isaac White 4/19, H Leach 2/10)
Third Place Playoff: Northland 198/2 (Nathan Condon 95no, Sam Lints 67no) defeated Bay of Plenty Lakeland 105/8 (Ethan Forbes 59)
Fifth Place Playoff: Counties Manukau 128/9 (Louis Anderson 31; Lochie Bolstad 4/20) lost to Waikato Valley 129/7 (Logan Tindall 51; Rikesk Patel 3/18
Seventh Place Playoff: Poverty Bay 104/6 lost to ND Invitation XI 105/8
Day Three – 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)
Counties Manukau lost to Hamilton
Bay of Plenty Lakeland 74/8 (BH Hodges 2/9, Kyle Smith 2/11) lost to Hamilton 76/4 (George Chaplow 25, Jacob Clare 21; Cohen Stewart 2/29)
Counties Manukau 133/1 defeated Poverty Bay 99/7
Pool B – Round One
Waikato Valley 93/5 (Ryan d’Abo 24) lost to Northland 96/2 (Nick Byles 31. Nathan Condon 31)
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)
ND Invitation XI 86 lost to Waikato Valley 87/4
Waikato Valley defeated ND Invitation XI
Day Two 4 December – no play due to wet weather
Day One 3 December – no play due to wet weather
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