Cricket fans are in for a treat this weekend with 2 full days of BOP cricket!
We start on Saturday with round 6 of the Bayleys Bay of Plenty Cup with Holland Beckett Law Tauranga Boys College plays host to Papamoa. Tauranga Boys showed their fight when they came up against the Bayleys Central-Indians last round, losing by 3 wickets.
It is the battle of 2 vs 3 when the Element IMF Otumoetai Cadets face the Bayleys Central-Indians. The Cadets are coming off a big win last round and with Tim Pringle and Fergus Lellman (who have racked up 453 runs in 4 games between them) back from Northern Districts A duties and will be looking to carry on their fine form.
The Central-Indians will be wanting to keep their unbeaten record in the competition and will be looking to bowler Andrew Gibbs to take early wickets as they strive for top of the table status.
Blake Park will be the place to be for Bond & Co Mount Maunganui supporters as they welcome Generation Homes Lake Taupo to the bay. Sitting pretty at the top of the table, but only on net run rate, the Marlins will want to extend the gap between them and the Central Indians. Pete Drysdale will be a key figure with 9 wickets and 154 runs in his 4 BOP Cup matches.
On the back of a draw last round, Lake Taupo will be keen to get their first win under their belt. Opening batsman Michael Mitchell will be hoping for a repeat performance of last rounds 84 not out.
After an interrupted week with a postponed T20 match, the Flying Mullet Te Puke side will be back in action against Craigs Investment Partners Geyser City. With a bye last round, Te Puke will be keen to get back on the park and get a win. Geyser City have yet to add a W to their BOP Cup campaign, but with a draw last week and Samuel Deveraux on fire with bat and ball, the Rotorua lads will be feeling good about their chances. The team also welcomes back Connor Scott and have named debutant Dilraj Singh.
CRAIGS INVESTMENT PARTNERS BAY OF PLENTY REPRESENTITIVE TEAM NAMING
3rd times a charm for the Craigs Investment Partners Men’s Representative team as they face a Northern Districts U19 team for a 50 over friendly on Sunday.
After the first 2 attempts to play the game were rained out, Coach Daniel Flynn is hoping for the sun to be shining. “I’m looking forward to getting back into some cricket - hopefully the weather plays ball this time after a couple of false starts.”
This game will also be NZ U19 representative and former Northland player Ollie White’s first game for the bay.
Ben Pomare (C)
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