Game: Kaipaki vs Cambridge (106 Overs) Champions Trophy
Venue: Cambridge Town Square, Cambridge (Grass)
Date: Saturday 14/02/15
Weather: Hot and Sunny
Toss: Kaipaki won the toss and decided to bowl first
Team: Jerem Wylie, Craig Bulloch, Hugo Bothma, Corey Hyde, Wayne Clifford, Greg Patterson, Thomas Benn, Fraser Kilgour, Carl Schwarz, Brad Leonard, Ross Laidlaw, Dean Busch
Result: Kaipaki won by 7 wickets
Cambridge 148 all out in 35 overs
Kaipaki Bowling: Greg Patterson 4 for 26 off 7 overs, Dean Busch 3 for 32 off 10 overs
Kaipaki 149 for 3 in 19 overs
Kaipaki Batting: Fraser Kilgour 65no, Brad Leonard 44
Kaipaki have put in a very good performance to beat neighbouring club Cambridge. Kaipaki were able to bowl a consistently good line and length on a pitch that rewarded accurate bowling. After Ross Laidlaw and Craig Bulloch knocked over Cambridge’s opening batsmen it paved way for the ever improving seam bowler Greg Patterson and the evergreen Dean Busch to finish Cambridge off. Patterson came to NZ as a batsman but due to Kaipaki’s batting depth and limited bowling stocks Patterson has found himself as Kaipaki’s leading wicket taker this season. Dean Busch also in the team as a batsman has been in fine form with the ball and has again returned good figures – the wily Busch still has the ability to move the ball both ways and has good variation that keeps the batsmen guessing.
Kaipaki will be happy that they put in another good fielding display as it has been a continual work on this season. Bowling Cambridge out for 148 is an impressive display as Cambridge are always tough on their home turf.
Kaipaki in return made little work of the 148 required. Fraser Kilgour and Brad Leonard guiding them to victory in 19 overs. Leonard will be particularly happy with his performance as he has been frustrated with a lack of batting time this season and he will be happy with his contribution. Kilgour struggling with tendonitis in his feet batted well. His 6 that finished the game cleared the main pavilion, which is a massive hit in any game of cricket.
Kaipaki now look forward to playing the other unbeaten side St Paul’s next Saturday.
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