Last Sunday, 15th February, The Wairarapa Development Green team played South Taranaki Under 12’s at Hokowhitu Domain in Palmerston North.  Wairarapa won the toss and elected to bat. Ralph McLeod batted very patiently and helped his team who were in strife at 3-1 in the third over.  Ralph reached 53* and batted for 29 overs. His 53 was made up of 4 fours, 5 twos and the rest singles.

Ralph McLeod leaving the field having scored 53*

Ralph McLeod leaving the field having scored 53*

Mark Steventon (21) and Joe Quinn (22) also batted very well.  The Wairarapa Development Green team made 165 from the 40 overs.
The Wairarapa bowlers then did a great job at taking regular wickets and only one South Taranaki player made it over 20.  Opening bowlers Charlie Oldroyd (6 overs, 1 maiden, 14 runs and 1 wicket) and J Quinn (5 overs, 14 runs) both had good spells, and were backed up by the boys fielding well. Other bowlers of note were Willie Matthews (3 overs, 15 runs and 1 wicket) and Jamie McLeod (4 overs, 10 runs) Taranaki were all out for 151, giving the Wairarapa Development Green team the win.