Game: Kaipaki Gold vs Fraser Tech (Mongrels)
Venue: Fairview Downs Hay Paddock (Raymond Park)
Date: Saturday 29th October 2016
Weather: Warm, Dry, Smell of Freshly Cut Grass In The Air
Toss: Kaipaki Won Toss and Elected To Bat
Team / Batting Order: B. Leonard, J. Wylie, M. Donovan, R. Preston, T. Letcher, R. Sim, M. Kapadia, N. Binnie, H. Baker, D. Armstrong, K. Bell
Result: Kaipaki Won By 45 Runs
Kaipaki: 166 All Out in 33.4 overs
Kaipaki Batting: Wides 33 , J. Wylie 31 , M. Donovan 23 , R Preston 19
Fraser Tech: 121 All Out in 29.2 Overs
Kaipaki Bowling: D. Armstrong 3/23 , H. Baker 2/41 , J Wylie 2/9
Kaipaki won the Toss and decided to bat.
Cards were drawn and Brad Leonard played his Joker early deciding to open the batting with Jerem Wylie.
This was a decision he would come to regret as he was Run Out – just as he was building quite the picket fence. This would be the first of 3 Run Outs that punctuated the Kapiaki Innings.
Jerem Wylie produced some trademark big hitting before he was bowled for 31.
Mark Donovan (perfectly groomed) and Ryan Preston had a decent partnership before they were both out in quick succession.
Tony Letcher (on Kaipaki Debut) looked very comfortable at the crease and will be an asset to the team going forward.
Nick Binnie held up an end for a well compiled 17.
Roddie Sim and Musti Kapadia were the recipients of the 2 other Run Outs.
Kaipaki All Out - 166
A good lunch was had, as Jerem once again brought along some of Inghams product and we managed to liberate Taz’s BBQ in his absence.
Kaipaki opened the Bowling with the pace of Kevin Bell and the occasional off-spin of D. Armstrong.
It was Armstrong who struck first in his 3rd over, removing the Tech opener, with Jerem taking a good catch on the Mid Wicket boundary.
Doc Bell removed the other opener shortly after – and Kaipaki were into the tail….
Armstrong continued to stifle the Tech Batsmen with his wily off-spin and after Doc Bell had wheezed, coughed and puffed his way through 5 overs, Nick Binnie continued at the other end and bowled his 7 overs on the trot – unlucky not to pick up a couple of wickets.
Howie Baker took over from Armstrong and bowled well (occasionally) to continue to tie down the Tech Batsmen and add to the scoreboard pressure.
Tech went into drinks at 51/5 – needing a further 116 to win off 18 overs.
The Tech batsman must have got on their calculators during the drinks break – as they came out with a far more attacking attitude – however that was to become their undoing as the remaining 5 batsmen were dismissed within the next 11 overs.
A couple of sharp run outs were effected and Jerem cleaned up the tail in a couple of overs.
A rusty, dusty start to the new season – but good to know we can win ugly !
This weekend we are playing Good Guys at Ohaupo…
Who’s Keen ??