Game: Kaipaki vs Hinuera (50 over one day game)
Venue: Hinuera (Artificial)
Date: Saturday 06/12/14
Toss: Hinuera won the toss and decided to bowl
Team: Jerem Wylie, Dean Busch, Hugo Bothma, Corey Hyde, Kieran Milburn, Greg Patterson, Thomas Benn, Fraser Kilgour, Carl Schwarz, Brad Leonard, Ross Laidlaw, Chris Hurren
Result: Kaipaki won by 159 runs
Kaipaki 320 for 8 in 50 overs
Kaipaki Batting: Corey Hyde 85, Jerem Wylie 100, Fraser Kilgour 40
Hinuera 161 all out in 34 overs
Kaipaki Bowling: Kieran Milburn 5 for 43 off 8
Kaipaki have produced a fine performance to completely dominate Hinuera at Pohlen Park in Matamata. Hinuera were unbeaten going into this game with some comprehensive victories themselves. Kaipaki having lost last week against St Paul’s needed to win to secure a finals spot.
Hinuera won the toss and put Kaipaki into bat. Hinuera came out fighting. After 10 overs Hinuera restricted Kaipaki to 28 for 1.
However Kaipaki were only building the foundation of what was to become a batting onslaught.
First opener Corey Hyde hit 85, with number 3 batsman Fraser Kilgour contributing with 42 – Hyde and Kilgour lifted the tempo and got Kaipaki into a position of solidity taking the score to 123 for 1 after 23 overs.
Jerem Wylie was used as a floating batsman and captain Carl Schwarz thought the time was right to use him after the 3rd wicket was lost and continue the momentum that had been gained. Continue the momentum he did by blasting 100 off 52 deliveries to leave Hinuera in tatters.
By the 40th over the swagger and chat that Hinuera based their game around had turned into bicker and slumped shoulders as Kaipaki ran riot. Finishing 320 for 8 – the first time Kaipaki had completed their 50 overs.
Hinuera in their chase started well and their opening pair of Marsh and O Shaughnessy got Hinuera to 75 before the first wicket. Hinuera themselves had a good foundation to launch from and apply pressure on Kaipaki but unfortunately for them they continued to lose frequent wickets throughout their innings. Brad Leonard bowling for the first time this season bowled particularly well with the new ball, seamer Jerem Wylie also bowled with great variation and discipline but it was off spin bowler Kieran Milburn who was the chief destroyer. Englishman Milburn bowled with good flight and was able to extract some turn also. His line and length frustrated the Hinuera batsman and the result was an excellent return of 5 wickets.
Kaipaki will now play Hinuera in the Mike Cotter Cup Final next Saturday at a venue to be decided. Kaipaki will not be getting ahead of themselves and know there’s plenty of hard work to be done if they are to go back to back Mike Cotter Cup Champions. With heavy rain forecasted during the week and next Saturday, and with Cricket being a great leveller, anything can happen in Finals cricket.
· Jerem Wylie hit 100 off 52 balls – it included 9 sixes. 3 coming off one over.
· This was the third time this season that Kaipaki scored over 300 in an innings
· Kaipaki’s fielding and catching was a major improvement
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