Game: Kaipaki vs Otorohanga (106 overs)
Venue: Otorohanga Domain (Artificial)
Date: Saturday 17/01/15
Weather: Hot, Humid but with an intervention of rain
Toss: kaipaki won the toss and decided to field first
Team: Jerem Wylie, Brandon Weal, Hugo Bothma, Corey Hyde, Kieran Milburn, Greg Patterson, Thomas Benn, Fraser Kilgour, Carl Schwarz, Thomas Anderson, Ross Laidlaw, Chris Hurren
Result: Kaipaki won by 3 wickets
Otorohanga 183 all out in 54 overs
Kaipaki Bowling: Kieran Milburn 5 for 37 off 13 overs, Ross Laidlaw 3 for 30 off 10 overs
Hinuera Batting: Leighton Parsons 80no
Kaipaki 164 for 7 in 32 overs in rain reduced game
Kaipaki Batting: Fraser Kilgour 46
Kaipaki bowled very accurately and also fielded well to restrict Otorohanga to 183 in their first Champions Trophy game of 2015. Key contributors to the Kaipaki cause were off spin bowler Keiran Milburn who picked up his second 5 wicket haul of the summer and opening pace bowler Ross Laidlaw who also chipped in for 3 wickets of his own. Otorohanga stalwart Leighton Parsons, who opened the innings, batted superbly to bat right through scoring 80 not out in the process.
Kaipaki although losing 7 wickets were always in control during their innings. Fraser Kilgour the best with 46.
Kaipaki’s innings was halted for 90 minutes as a heavy down pour intervened. Kaipaki’s total was recalculated from 183 in 52 overs to 164 in 48 overs.
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