The Rock T20 Senior Competition
On Thursday 27th November Lansdowne played against Red Star at Park Sports number 1. Red Star won the toss and put Lansdowne in to bat. Jay Macdonald and Brock Price opened the batting and had a very solid partnership scoring 56 runs in 9.5 overs before Jay was bowled by Jared Watt. The middle order then collapsed until Mr Towgood came to the crease and added 31 runs in 14 balls. Brock top scored with 54 runs and Lansdowne ended up with 143 for 8 off 20 overs with wickets being shared amongst the Red Star bowlers
The game was very evenly contested throughout the Red Star innings and on the last over Red Star needed 12 runs to win. Jared Watt made easy work of this scoring 12 runs off 3 balls and Red Star made the target with 2 balls to spare. The 8th wicket fell at 99 runs and Sean Jarvis (31*) and Jared Watt (32*) put on a 46 run partnership.
The full score card can be viewed here
The other T20 was the battle of the colleges with Wairarapa College hosting Rathkeale. Rathkeale won the toss and batted first. The standout batsman was Liam Burling who made 62 helping his team reach 167 for 6 in their 20 overs.
In reply, Wairarapa College fell 25 runs short of the target. Gus Wakeling got his name on the Honours Board for the first time this season scoring 53 runs.
The full scorecard can be viewed here
On Saturday Wairarapa again played Rathkeale in the Umpires Cup this time at Rathkeale. The boys from both teams joined in the tributes being paid to Phillip Hughes who died last week. Thank you to Ali Payne for sending in this photo.
This time Wairarapa College won the toss and elected to bat. The College team posted 269 runs for the loss of 7 wickets with Justin Herbert scoring 90 runs and getting his name on the Honours Board for the first time. Lucien Burt also got his name on The Honours Board by scoring 77 runs. Herbie and Lucien put on a 163 run partnership and certainly set their team up well. Luis Garnett was the top wicket taker (3 wickets) for Rathkeale.
After losing an early wicket, the Rathkeale batsman all contributed to win the match in the 49th over reaching 271 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Unfortunately the wides proved too costly for Wairarapa College.
The full scorecard can be viewed here
Sunday saw Greytown host Red Star in the Umpires Cup. In the first round Red Star beat Greytown, but results were reversed in this round with Greytown beating Red Star by 24 runs in a local scoring game. Tony Russo was the pick of the bowlers, bowling 10 overs, 3 of which were maidens for only 18 runs and he took 4 wickets. The full score card for this game can be viewed here
In the Open Grade, Rathkeale 2nds were beaten by 10cc Greytown 2. Byron Hegglin (78) top scored for 10cc Greytown with Guy Mordaunt (75) not far behind. Turkey Red Greytown Old Boys hosted Lansdowne 2nds. Greytown scored 182 for 6 in their 40 overs, with Colin Jones top scoring on 44*. Useful contributions were made by M Dennes (37) and K Tewhare (34). Andrew Rodgers, who plays for Lansdowne 2nds got his name on Honours Board for the first time scoring 62*, but the team fell short scoring 139 runs and were all out. The final game was played at Park Sports between Lansdowne 3 and The Rathkeale Colts. Both teams paid respect to the passing of Phillip Hughes with a minutes silence at the start of the game. Rathkeale won this game with S Sprowson (31*) and his brother A Sprowson (31)being equal top scorers for the Colts.
In the Hardball Premiership Grade the Martinborough Falcons hosted East Coast. Martinborough won their first toss of the season and went in to bat. A slow start saw Martinborough on 28 after 10 overs. However, after a quick 19 from 21 balls from Jamie McLeod and a great partnership from Ralph McLeod (28*) and Josh Nelson (13*) Martinborough reached 108 for 6 in the 20 overs. East Coast got off to a flyer with Hugo Wakeling making 36. Martinborough got key wickets in Kobe Herbert who was bowled and then Perry Lewis who was dismissed by a great catch taken by Eric Bargh on the boundary, with East Coast reaching 93 in the 20 overs.
In the final round of the Incrediball Super 8 Premiership, The Red Star Renegades played The Carterton Demons. Carterton batted first and set a solid score of 135 runs with some good boundary hitting and running between the wickets. Red Star made a good effort to chase down the total but were unable to get there in the end falling 60 runs short.
Also in the final round of the Incrediball Super 8 Championship a solid batting display by the Red Star Knights who made 75 for 5 were proving to be be too difficult for the Carterton Angels to take wickets. James bowling for Carterton was the best bowler on the night, only giving up 1 run and taking a vital wicket at a pivotal time in the match. The Carterton Angels experience and hard hitting middle order batsmen say them take the victory.