Game: Kaipaki vs Tokoroa (50 over one day game)
Venue: Kaipaki Oval, Kaipaki (Artificial)
Date: Saturday 08/11/14
Weather: Hot and sunny, 21 degrees.
Toss: Kaipaki won the toss and decided to bat
Team: Carl Schwarz ©, Ross Laidlaw, Kent Currie, Chris Hurren, Elliot Webb, Dean Busch, Hugo Bothma, Corey Hyde, Kieran Milburn, Greg Patterson, Thomas Benn,
Result: Kaipaki win by 215 runs
Kaipaki 392 all out in 47 overs
Tokoroa Bowling: Mike Seymour 4 – 56 off 10
Tokoroa 177 all out in 33 overs
Kaipaki Bowling: Dean Busch 3 – 10 off 5, Ross Laidlaw 3 – 28 off 6
Elliot Webb after spending most of his cricketing career as a number 11 batsman and when Kaipaki field 12 players he normally isn’t in the batting line up, has produced an amazing display of power hitting to hit 127 runs off 86 deliveries. He has left his team mates and Kaipaki fans in disbelief, to the point where Kaipaki Godfather John Parker, who wasn’t present at the ground, thought the team was playing a practical joke on him.
Webb played some of the most amazing shots in his innings which included 9 sixes and 10 fours. People could easily say that Kaipaki Oval has small boundaries, but not anymore – the size of Kaipaki Oval has increased in the off season and most of Webb’s sixes cleared the boundary with ease. One 6 over extra cover will stay in the memory of his team mates for years to come. The Tokoroa opening bowler steamed in only to see Webb hit a lofted cover drive over the embankment for 6.
Although it was ‘Webb’s Show’ his team mates also ran Tokoroa ragged. Corey Hyde hit 75, Kieran Milburn 54 and there were other handy contributions from Thomas Benn and Kent Currie, who was making his first appearance of the season.
Kaipaki ended with a mammoth 392.
Tokoroa were never in this game and lost wickets consistently through their innings. They were all out for 177 with Dean Busch and Ross Laidlaw the chief destroyers. Kaipaki will still be disappointed with some aspects of their game however – at times the batsmen gave their wickets away too easily and the fielding was not as sharp as it should be from the defending champions.
Kaipaki now head into the business end of the season with the first of their big battles of the season against arch rivals Cambridge on the town square next Saturday. If Kaipaki are to keep their unbeaten run alive they will need to be on top of their game as Cambridge will provide a very stern challenge indeed.
The 08 November 2014 will belong in Kaipaki History as Elliot Webb’s Day – a player who has given so much to Kaipaki Nation since it’s rebuild 3 years ago, his performance couldn’t happen to a more deserving character,
· Elliot Webb’s hundred of 127 came off 86 deliveries
· Corey Hyde’s 75 came off 65 deliveries
· The opening partnership was worth 163
· Kaipaki hit 18 sixes
· Tokoroa used 8 bowlers
· Tokoroa lost 2 batsman by injury – one through a knee injury and one because of a bruised thumb
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