Trust House Wairarapa had a remarkable turnaround this weekend by comprehensively beating Active Physio Wanganui outright to climb to fourth on the Zone 2 ladder of the Hawke Cup Challenge series
The match was played at Wanganui City College on artificial due to the large downpours that had affected the lower North Island most of the week leading into the game.
Winning the toss and electing to bat Wanganui got off to a poor start losing their first wicket with just 2 runs on the board. A small partnership developed between Brett Cameron and Henry Collier but things never really got going for Wanganui with the side slumping to 125 all out. Recently selected Central Districts A rep Seth Rance was the pick of the Wairarapa bowlers taking 5-40 with solid support from Stefan Hook-Sporry who went for just 15 runs from his 11.3 overs claiming 3 wickets.
In reply Wairarapa also got off to a poor start losing the inform Sammy Curtis early but once skipper Henry Cameron got going it was lights out for Wanganui as he cruised his way to a superb 110 off just 121 balls. Cameron hit 8 fours and 7 sixes in his innings and was severe on any short pitched deliveries.
Alex Treseder (40) Paul Lyttle (29) Jamie Holmes (20) and Liam Burling (13 not out) assisted Cameron in taking the total through to 245 which gave Wairarapa a 120 run first innings lead.
The second innings proved a little tougher for the Wairarapa side as former Wanganui skipper Mark Fraser belted his way to 96 and saw Wanganui through to a respectable 219. Seth rance was again the star of the show taking 4-61.
Partner in crime Stefan Hook-Sporry claimed another 3 wickets . Rance landed up with nine for the match and Hook-Sporry six.
This left Wairarapa needing 98 runs off 22 overs left in the day to secure an outright victory. It was once again Cameron who got them off to a rollicking start stroking 14 off the first over which included 2 fours and a six.
Cameron departed for 18 and this left Jamie Holmes and Josh Jaques at the crease to steady the ship. The pair did so in a mature fashion taking singles and putting the bad ball away. At 81-2 Wairarapa looked to be cruising to victory but an unfortunate run out of Jacques (18) and the dismissal of Holmes for a well compiled 40 left them precariously placed at 81-4.
It was the cool heads of Alex Treseder and Paul Lyttle that saw Wairarapa home with 9 balls to spare to give them the much needed 10 points.
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This weekend sees Wairarapa take on competition leaders Manawatu at home. Play gets under way at 10.30am