Game: Kaipaki vs Otorohanga (50 over one day game)
Venue: Leighton Parsons Oval, Otorohanga (Artificial)
Date: Saturday 31/10/14
Weather: Hot and sunny, 21 degrees.
Team: Carl Schwarz ©, Ross Laidlaw, Jerem Wylie, Chris Hurren, Elliot Webb, Brad Leonard, Hugo Bothma, Fraser Kilgour, Kieran Milburn, Greg Patterson, Thomas Benn, Ben Strang
Result: Kaipaki win by 8 wickets
Otorohanga 115 all out in 43.5 overs
Kaipaki Bowling: Chris Hurren 3 for 16 off 7, Ben Strang 2 for 14 off 5, Ross Laidlaw 2 for 21 off 6.5
Kaipaki 116 for 2 in 11 overs
Kaipaki Batting: Ross Laidlaw 64, Fraser Kilgour 23
Otorohanga won the toss and decided to bat first. Kaipaki after a rusty fielding and bowling performance last week made some massive improvements in this area of the game. Otorohanga found it hard to penetrate the field. Although they got bowled out for 115 they still batted out for 43 overs.
Young off spinner Chris Hurren had a good return with impressive figures of 3 for 16 off 7 overs. Opening bowlers Ross Laidlaw and Greg Patterson bowled well in tandem while leg spinner Ben Strang caused the batters some concern also.
Kaipaki made short work of their run chase finishing the game in the 11th over. Ross Laidlaw was promoted to open the batting and made a swashbuckling 64.
Kaipaki would have gained a lot of confidence with this performance and now look forward to hosting Tokoroa at home next Saturday.
· Ross Laidlaw’s innings of 64 came off 21 deliveries
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