Game: Kaipaki vs Hinuera (106 Overs) Champions Trophy
Venue: Pohlen Park, Matamata (Artificial)
Date: Saturday 31/01/15
Toss: Kaipaki won the toss and decided to bowl first
Team: Jerem Wylie, Craig Bulloch, Hugo Bothma, Corey Hyde, Kieran Milburn, Greg Patterson, Thomas Benn, Fraser Kilgour, Carl Schwarz, Brad Leonard, Ross Laidlaw, Brandon Weal
Result: Kaipaki won by 7 wickets
Hinuera 38 all out in 11 overs
Kaipaki Bowling: Craig Bulloch 5 for 18 off 5 overs, Ross Laidlaw 4 for 19 off 6
Kaipaki 39 for 3 in 8 overs
Kaipaki have had a disjointed start to the Champions Trophy. Although this was the 4th round of the competition it was only Kaipaki’s 2nd game. Kaipaki were on tour last weekend in Queenstown meaning their match against Morrinsville has been deferred to a later date, and with St Paul’s not back at school yet their first game of the competition has been deferred to a later date also.
Craig Bulloch, who played for Kaipaki in is teenage years, had a magnificent return to the Baggy Green and Gold Cap. Opening the bowling with Ross Laidlaw he bowled a consistently good line and length to cripple the Hinuera batting line up. Bulloch has the advantage of being able to move the ball both ways and his experience will certainly add value to the Kaipaki XI.
Ross Laidlaw also bowled superbly. He has been working very hard in the nets with Brad Leonard and he has found his zip again. He also bowled a good line outside off stump which is a good sign for Kaipaki as they progress through this competition.
Hinuera could have been bowled out for 18 as a catch was dropped by the Kaipaki slips cordon when the score was 18 for 9.
Kaipaki now have another break as next week is a bye round for all teams due to the long weekend. They will now look forward to playing Cambridge and St Paul’s on the 14th and 15th of February.
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