Kaipaki started their NZ Kindred Club campaign with a good all round performance at the picturesque Devonport Domain.
This was the very first game of the newly created NZ Kindred Cricket Club Competition which 12 teams throughout the country will compete in. The game was played in great spirit in windy but sunny conditions at North Shore Cricket Club.
Kaipaki won the toss and elected to bowl first on a well prepared grass pitch. At first it looked as though captain Jerem Wylie would regret his decision to bowl as the ball was coming on to the bat easily and comfortably. The opening batsman for QSCC were making easy work of the run scoring as Shann Turner, Harrison and Glubb all making healthy contributions with the bat. At one stage it looked as though Kaipaki would be chasing a big score well over 200.
However, Kaipaki clawed their way back into the game with good bowling spells by firstly Jerem Wylie followed by Scott Couch and Kent Currie. Currie ended with figures of 5 for 32 in his allotted 7 overs to effectively restrict QSCC to 149 all out.
Kaipaki made relatively easy work of the run chase with Roddie Sim scoring an unbeaten 62 not out. Bradford Leonard also made a solid contribution with 24 on his former home ground.
Kaipaki chased down the 150 required in 22 overs and won the game by 7 wickets.
Kaipaki will now focus on their second game of this national competition against Seddon CC on 2nd December 2018 at Kaipaki Oval.
Home Team: Queens Street Cricket Club (Auckland)
Away Team: Kaipaki Cricket (Waikato)
Match Format: One Day Game (35 Overs each innings)
Toss: Kaipaki won the toss and elected to field first
Weather: Sunny with strong gusts of wind. 20 degrees
Match Result: Kaipaki won by 7 Wickets
Queens Street Cricket Club 149 all in 27 overs
Turner 33, Harrison 25, Glubb 23
Currie 5 for 32, Couch 2 for 20, Wylie 2 28
Kaipaki Cricket 155 for 3 in 22 overs
Sim 62no, Brad Leonard 24
Kaipaki – Corey Hyde, Bradford Leonard, Fraser Garaafhuis, Jerem Wylie ©, Scott Couch, Kent Currie, Brendon Leonard, Roddie Sim, Tim Henwood, Dean Busch, Nick Binnie, Scott Couch, Alan Ford
Queens Street Cricket Club – Turner, White, Harrison, Glubb, Moore, Solomon, McCarthy, Atkinson,Bryden, Batey, Foley