Wairarapa Under 17 Boys
In preparation for their tournament which takes place in Napier next week the Wairarapa Under 17 Boys played a friendly against Horowhenua-Kapiti on Monday, 8th December at QE II Park, Masterton.
Horowhenua-Kapiti won the toss and elected to bat and were all out for 112. The wickets were evenly shared by the Wairarapa bowlers with Kelsey Fahey taking 2 wickets for 22 runs, Michael Brewster taking 2 wickets for 18 runs, Miller Paton-Masters taking 2 wickets for 14 runs and Jack Forrester taking 2 wickets for 27 runs. Steven Sprowson and Cole Freeman took the other 2 wickets.
Wairarapa passed the score only losing 2 wickets with Nathan Elliott reaching 48*, Kelsey Fahey made 25 runs and Miller Paton-Masters finished up with 11*, scoring the winning runs with a 6!
Well done boys, a good win and confidence boost! Good luck, many will be following your progress next week.
Under 17 Boys:
Liam Burling (captain), Kelsey Fahey, Jack Forrester, Miller Paton-Masters, Luis Garnett, Kenneth Sprowson, Steven Sprowson, Anthony Sprowson, Scott Day, Nathan Elliott, Michael Brewster, Cole Freeman
Wairarapa Under 15 Girls
On Sunday, 7th December, the girls travelled to Palmerston North for two T20 matches versus their Taranaki counterparts (last years CD tournament champions). On a windswept Wallace Park the Wairarapa Girls batted first and were 2 down in a short space of time including the in form Gemma Sims. Georgia Atkinson and Kate Sims righted the ship with a good partnership which formed the basis of a solid 91 for 4 off 20 overs. Georgie top scoring with 23* and Kate making a handy 12.
In reply Taranaki, through CD under 21 rep (and ex Carterton school girl) Monique Rees, looked solid making their way through to 40 before the first wicket fell. Wairarapa kept taking wickets at regular intervals but some sloppy out-fielding allowed Taranaki to get home with 3.3 overs remaining at 92 for 5. For the Wairarapa girls Charlee Metekingi took 2 for 6, Annabel McKenzie 1 for 11 and both Georgia Atkinson and Olivia Roseingrave 1 for 20.
In the second game Wairarapa again batted first, going one better then the first makin 92 for 4 with Gemma Sims 21* (retired) and Annabel McKenzie 20* (retired) being the mainstays. In reply Taranaki were scoring quickly as Wairarapa gave more of their bowling ranks a run in, before a typhoon like downpour caused the game to end early.
Good luck to the girls for their tournament which also takes place next week.