Game: Kaipaki vs St Paul’s
Venue: St Paul’s Collegiate (Grass)
Date: Saturday 16th January 2016
Weather: Sunny and Hot
Toss: Kaipaki Won Toss and Elected To Field
Kaipaki Team: Adam Flegg, James Mitchinson, Hugo Bothma, Corey Hyde, Fraser Kilgour. Dylan Griffin, Kent Currie ©, Brenden Flegg, Wayne Clifford, Douglas Cookson, Dom Grover
Result: Kaipaki Won By 7 Wickets
St Paul’s: 186 all out in 41 Overs
Kaipaki Bowling: Brenden Flegg 4 for 31 off 8 overs, Adam Flegg 2 for 43 off 9 overs, 2 for 34 off 7 overs
Kaipaki: 188 for 3 off 31 overs
Kaipaki Batting: Adam Flegg 62no, James Mitchinson 37, Fraser Kilgour 34no, Corey Hyde 33
After indifferent performances in the One Day Competition before Christmas, Kaipaki have been buoyed by the return of several influential cricketers, that have served the team so well over the last 2 seasons. Kaipaki have introduced some quality young players into their top team and add that with the mix of experience to complement the newbies enthusiasm, they look to have a solid outfit.
Kaipaki made the tactical decision to bowl first on a flat track that had good even bounce. The pitch was regarded as a road by the players. Kaipaki toiled hard in the field and their seam attack worked hard to restrict the St Paul’s run rate but also picked up crucial wickets throughout the innings. Kaipaki’s bowlers were used in short sharp spells and generally bowled in good areas. Although they still gave away probably 30 runs too many it was a good effort after the Christmas break.
The Kaipaki seam attack of Adam Flegg, Brenden Flegg, Dom Grover and Doug Cookson all picked up wickets and returned good figures. Veteran spinner Wayne Clifford also provided a good change of pace when it was required and executed a reasonably good spell of spin bowling in the context of the game.
187 can be a nervy total to chase down but Kaipaki showed solidity in their batting to make the required runs with relative ease. Adam Flegg (62no) and James Mitchinson (37) had a very good opening partnership of 83 to set a perfect foundation for the middle order. Corey Hyde (33) maintained the momentum that had been created by his openers with some telling boundaries. Hyde set the scene nicely for the belligerent Fraser Kilgour (34no) who finished the game off. Kilgour has not played a lot of cricket this season but he reminded the ‘Kaipaki Nation’ of what a talent he is with some massive blows to and over the boundary. He hit one ball onto the pavilion, one into the swimming pool and the other one rebounded off the moon.
Kaipaki will take plenty of confidence into this weekend’s 2 day game against Cambridge at the Cambridge Town Square.
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