Premier Men T20 Cricket
North Shore 95/9 (Christopher Groenink 4/18) lost to East Coast Bays 100/5 (Brodie Harrison 43) by 5 wickets
North Shore batted first and struggled against the miserly collective bowling of East Coast Bays, scraping to 95 off their 20 overs. Christopher Groenink picked up four wickets with the rest being shared amongst the other bowlers. In reply Bays lost some quick wickets up top but Brodie Harrison’s aggressive 43 got them home with 8.3 overs to spare.
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Grafton 119/2 (Sineth Gunawardane 54*) beat Eden Roskill 116/8 (Gunawardene 3/14) by 8 wickets
Batting first in overcast conditions, Eden Roskill never really got out of the gate, losing regular wickets until some cameos from the lower order got them to 116/8. Hemadri Chakraborty top scored with 30 off 23. Sineth Gunawardene picked up 3/14 and was also the pick of the batters during Grafton’s chase with 54*. In the end Grafton got home with only two down.
Cornwall 137/8 (Nikith Perera 4/15) lost to Parnell 171/7 (Flynn McGregor-Sumpter 81, Aniket Parikh 61, Siddhesh Dixit 3/36) by 34 runs
Parnell’s innings was dominated by a 143-run 3rd wicket partnership from McGregor-Sumpter and Parikh that lifted them to 171 off their 20 overs. McGregor-Sumpter was particularly domineering with his 81 coming off only 49 balls. After a solid start to their reply, Cornwall lost regular wickets and fell behind on RPO, eventually losing by 34 runs. Perera was the pick of the bowlers for Parnell with four wickets and only 15 runs coming off his four overs.
Ellerslie 106/7 lost to Auckland University 108/5 by 5 wickets
Ellerslie batted first and never really got going, only managing to scrap to 106/7 with Joshua Allan’s 28 shoring up the middle order. AUCC took their time in reply after losing 3 early wickets but got home with 5 wickets down and 3 overs to spare.
Howick Pakuranga 120/4 beat Papatoetoe 55 by 65 runs
In a reduced over match, Howick Pakuranga managed 120 off 18 overs, with Bill Walsh and David Winn hitting 36 and 37, respectively. In reply Papatoetoe were shot out for 55, with three players sharing all 10 wickets between them.
Kumeu 148/7 beat Birkenhead 145/6 (Brian Barnard 65) by three wickets
In a reduced over match, Birkenhead batted first and were helped greatly by Brian Barnard’s 65 off 33 lifting them to 145 off 16 overs. Kumeu’s chase got off to a flyer with Elyaas Sayed as the aggressor at the top. Their middle order fell away but they got home in thrilling fashion with Soliman Jaan smashing 32 off just 12 balls, including 3 fours and 2 sixes to see them home on the last ball.