The weekends cricket started on Friday evening in windy and cold conditions. This didn’t stop the enthusiastic players and parents playing and supporting cricket. In the Incrediball Super 8 Championship Grade the Red Star Hurricanes took on the Martinborough Pukekos at MIS. The Pukekos had suffered a loss the previous Friday and wanted to reverse the outcome against the Hurricanes. The toss was won by The Hurricanes who sent the Pukekos in to bat. With only 3 wickets lost in their innings The Pukekos were happy with the 75 runs they posted. Ben Plumbley was the top scorer. Red Star came to the crease with some work to do.
Hugo Rutherford and Henry Sewell put on a valuable 9 run partnership.
However, the Hurricanes were closed down by some great bowling by George Fenwick and Jono Didsbury who took 2 wickets each.
In a closely contested game, the Martinborough Pukekos won by 6 runs.
The other team for Martinborough in this grade, the Martinborough Tuis, played against the Carterton Angels at Carrington Park. This was a very closely contested game, with both teams scoring 113 runs. However, the Tuis were declared the winners as they took more wickets, 9, whereas the Angels took 4.
In the Incrediball Super 8 Premiership Grade the Martinborough Hawks hosted the Carterton Demons. The Demons batted first and reached 118 runs. Top scorers were Jesse Edwards (12), C Geange (11) and J Frew (10). Flynn playing for the Demons was the pick of the bowlers, bowling 2 overs for 7 runs and 2 wickets.
In reply the Martinborough Hawks made 121 runs with Flynn top scoring on 11. Jordan Robinson bowling for Martinborough bowled 2 overs, 1 maiden, for only 3 runs and took a wicket.
Well done, boys, a great close game, meaning Martinborough took out the trifecta!
On Saturday morning in the Hardball Premiership Grade, The Martinborough Falcons were down to play Lansdowne Gold and the Red Star Aces were to play East Coast. Both games were called off due to the weather forecast.
Down the road at MIS, in the Hardball Championsip grade, Lansdowne Blue played Red Star Wizards.
Lansdowne batted first and Devon Kerr topped scored with 28*. The team got to 121 for 6 in their 25 overs. The girls then batted and got to 72 for 3 after 8 overs, but unfortunately rain interrupted play and the game had to be called off.
Elizabeth Kohr took a great catch to dismiss Alex Beck for 10 runs.